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how to reduce commercial energy consumption with efficient lighting
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

LED lighting has been in the news and at the forefront of the lighting industry for some time now. You’ve likely debated the pros and cons of upgrading your current interior lighting design, or made a mental note to look into it later. You may even be sceptical about the benefits of commercial LED lighting and have stockpiled old lightbulbs to avoid making the switch—why should you switch your business over to LEDs when incandescents, fluorescents or halogens have been doing the job just fine? In this guide, we’ll illuminate the realities and possibilities energy efficient lighting design, and the

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are led lights safe dangers light pollution eye strain
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LEDs have been on the forefront of lighting technology for some time now. As with all hot new products, there is bound to be some questions about how good they really are, their unexpected downsides, and eventually, negative press. While LEDs are more often than not praised for their energy efficiency, lately there has been some buzz about their reported drawbacks, such as: In this post, we’ll take a look at whether these claims have any credibility, whether or not LEDs actually are dangerous, and what can be done to mitigate any dangers LEDs might pose. 1. Headaches and other

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10 creative home lighting ideas led strips
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Gone are the days of expensive and slow-to-warm-up cold white LED bulbs. The variety and selection of LEDs available today opens up a lot of creative options for illuminating your home. These highly efficient lamps now come in a wide range of colours, lumen levels, and shapes, including low-profile, flexible strips that are perfect for adding unique ambience to any space. LED strips are incredibly versatile and customizable, and they easily fit in all manner of places thanks to their adhesive backing or clips—as long as they are within reach of an electrical outlet and a surface they can attach

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LED Lighting

LED light bulbs typically boast an impressively long lifetime. It’s one of the many features that makes them worth the extra quid, but what if you find that your LEDs are burning out before their time? You’re trying to make the transition to energy efficient lighting and you’ve followed the guides, but the bulbs just aren’t lasting as long as they’re supposed to. It’s a frustrating experience and it can be hard to determine where the situation is going wrong, but we can help you avoid it by shining a light on what could be causing these failures: Problem #1:

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introducing castello style led filament bulbs opus capsules
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We are always working to bring you the latest advancements in energy efficient lighting, so we’re excited to announce the addition of two new lines of LED products to our online store: high-end Castello Style LED filament bulbs, and ultra-efficient OPUS LED capsules. Get to know our newest products: Castello Style LED Filament Bulbs Castello Style’s LED filament bulbs are not your average Edison bulb. These high-end lamps are known for creating a warm, elegant atmosphere without the carbon footprint of traditional incandescent filament bulbs. Featuring a high-quality build and exceptional finish, Castello Style bulbs were designed with bars, cafes,

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how to dim leds
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You might be surprised to hear that LEDs and dimmable lighting are compatible, but it’s true—you can have energy efficient, adjustable low-level lighting with LEDs. LEDs simply work a little differently than incandescents, so they need some additional consideration to ensure they function properly. Let’s shine some light on how you can have the ambient lighting you want with LEDs. Dimming it Down Some LEDs will work with old dimmer switches, but they are more likely to encounter problems. This is because older switches are typically built using a type of dimming protocol called “mains dimming”, which was designed for

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ultimate guide led lights what are leds how do they work
Ultimate LED Guide

While most of us are familiar with the warm glow of traditional incandescent bulbs, many may not be aware of how this type of bulb actually works. Here’s a bit of background: incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a filament till it glows – in fact, up to 90% of the energy used to light an incandescent bulb goes towards producing this heat! Their high energy usage is just one reason why many governments have begun phasing out traditional light bulbs in favour of energy efficient alternatives like CFLs and LEDs. But for those who are unfamiliar with modern lighting

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ultimate guide led lights advantages of leds
Ultimate LED Guide

LEDs offer several advantages over traditional light bulbs, building on the best parts of their predecessors while leaving their inefficiencies behind. Here’s what LEDs have to offer and what makes them so beneficial: 1. Long life The components of an LED and the way that they generate light significantly extend the lifespan of these bulbs. Where other bulbs’ lifespans are shortened through both proper and improper usage, the LED bulb’s low heat levels, durability, and energy efficiency make it possible for it to outlast other types of bulbs by thousands of hours. Typically, the important parts of a light bulb,

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ultimate guide led lights incandescent bulbs
Ultimate LED Guide

If you’re hesitant to make the switch to energy-efficient LEDs, you’re not alone. Thanks to advances in LED technology, you no longer have to sacrifice the familiar warm glow of a traditional incandescent bulb if you want to upgrade to efficient lighting. Today’s LEDs are capable of replicating the look and feel of an incandescent bulb without wasting excess energy. Not only do they take less energy to power, LEDs also last significantly longer, are more durable, and are just as cheap as a traditional bulb. Use this chart to compare incandescents with LEDs: Read More Find answers to all

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ultimate guide led lights switching to leds five steps
Ultimate LED Guide

Switching to LEDs is actually a fairly simple process. Most LED bulbs are compatible with your current fixtures and can easily be replaced like-for-like, but there are a few steps you need to take and some things to keep in mind before you buy: Step 1: Determine What Type of Base and Bulb your Fixture Takes Unless it’s for a special fixture, such as a recessed pot light or chandelier, the standard lamp typically requires a bayonet (B22) or edison screw (E27) base. The most commonly used base type in the UK is the bayonet, but using our photo guide

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