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Ultimate LED Guide

LEDs may seem like new technology, but they’ve been a work in progress for over one hundred years. Many people have contributed to the scientific advancements that gradually paved the way for LEDs, taking light emitting diodes from a subtle green glow to a light bulb capable of replicating a range of colours and lumen levels, from candlelight to natural sunlight. Let’s look back at some of the events, inventors and innovators who made it possible: Read More Find answers to all your questions about LEDs in the rest of our Ultimate Guide to LED Lights: Part 1: What is

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Ultimate LED Guide

Ongoing advances in technology and the digital nature of LEDs have opened up a whole new world of lighting possibilities, including: Let’s take a closer look at these advanced features. LiFi This technology was first demonstrated by Professor Harald Haas in 2011. Short for “Light Fidelity”, LiFi is similar to the WiFi you use to connect to the internet because it uses wireless communication to transmit data. Unlike WiFi, which uses radio waves to transmit data, LiFi uses visible light and a Visible Light Communications system. Here’s how it works: An LED light bulb with LiFi signal processing technology receives

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Bright IdeasLED LightingUltimate LED Guide

LED there be light! LEDs offer the same brightness and range of colour temperatures as traditional incandescent bulbs, but they last up to 50 times longer and use up to 90% less energy, making them the most efficient way to illuminate your home or business. Whether you’re thinking about making the switch to energy efficient lighting, are looking for ways to reduce energy costs, or want to upgrade your current lighting design, our newly updated Ultimate Guide to LED Lights will answer any of LED-related questions. Take a look: Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a

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quick guide switching energy efficient office lighting leds
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Change can be difficult, especially on a large scale and when you’re embracing a new technology you might be unfamiliar with. We’re here to help! We’ve already looked at why your office should make the switch to LEDs, and now we’re going to help you figure out exactly how your office can make the switch to energy efficient office lighting. A Brief Overview of the Benefits of Switching to LEDs You may already be aware of all the benefits upgrading to LEDs can offer your office, but let’s take a quick look at the most important advantages in case you

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Light Bulb Buying Guides

There’s never been more energy-efficient ways to light your home or business, but it can be difficult to keep up as the technology continues improving and older products are phased out. With that in mind, we’ve created a guide comparing the most commonly used bulbs. Let’s start with a brief overview of the three main options: Incandescent and halogen bulbs Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) Light emitting diodes (LEDs) Incandescent & Halogen Incandescent Incandescents are the most recognizable and most prevalent light bulbs, and are the type you probably had in your home growing up. They’re called “incandescent” because they use

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how the right lighting can save you money
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If you haven’t shopped for new light bulbs in a while, you might not be familiar with the advances that have been made in lighting technology and how they can benefit you – and your bottom line. On average, lighting accounts for 18% of household expenses, so finding the right lighting solution for your home or office can have a significant impact on your finances. Whether you’re replacing a blown bulb or upgrading to energy efficient lighting, there are a couple of things that you need to look for in a new bulb: Efficiency Lifespan Heat output There are also

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Under cabinet lighting can take your home’s lighting design from simple to striking. It adds another layer of light to your space by creating visual interest and lending ambience, and it can also make it easier to work by acting as task lighting. Before you invest in under cabinet lighting, there are some questions you should ask yourself while you’re making your plans: What is your main goal for this room? Do you want task lighting, ambient lighting, accent lighting, or a combination? Do you have your answers in mind? Good! Here are a few things you should consider before

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why your office should make switch leds
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By now, you have undoubtedly heard about LED lights and considered the benefits and implications they might have for your office or workplace. With the upfront costs and effort required to completely overhaul your current lighting situation, as a business manager or owner you might be asking yourself “what’s in it for me?” Replacing your office lighting with energy efficient LEDs offers many benefits to your business, including increased savings, superior light quality, and reduced environmental impact. Let’s take a closer look: Savings Often, businesses are hesitant to invest in new technology, especially when their current solution is working for

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Carbon filament bulbs have a loosely coiled filament that offers a unique, vintage look that is ideal for exposed-bulb fixtures. They’re a popular lighting design choice for both home and commercial use – check out our Design Trends post to find out why. If you love the antique look of an Edison bulb but worry about electricity usage, we’ve got good news. LED technology has advanced so far that you can now have the unique vintage style and warm glow of carbon filament bulbs without the cost of operating a traditional incandescent bulb. Let’s take a closer look. An Illuminating

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what big box stores wont tell you about led lights
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You’ve probably heard a lot about light emitting diodes (LEDs) in recent years, and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. LED technology is constantly evolving and improving, offering customers more and better options, but it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Before you make the switch to LEDs, there are a few things you should know. We’ve asked our resident experts a few questions to shed some light on the things big box stores won’t tell you about LEDs. Why are LEDs more expensive? LEDs actually aren’t any more expensive than other

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