Posts Tagged ‘LED lights’

Outfitting Your Mountain Bike for Night Trips

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

mountain bike at nightMountain biking at night can provide a rush you just can’t get during the daytime. For some busy enthusiasts, nighttime may even be the only available time to ride, particularly when daylight hours are in short supply. In either case, nighttime mountain biking requires extra safety precautions and different gear, including LED lights, that you normally don’t need for riding during the day. Following are suggestions for what to bring and how to trick out your mountain bike for night riding. (more…)

Tips for Choosing an LED Headlamp

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

LED headlamps are one of the latest accessories to gain popularity among outdoor enthusiasts and those who like to work with their hands. These headlamps come equipped with light emitting diodes, or LED lights, which provide a brighter light than traditional lights used in headlamps. LED lights use less battery power than traditional flashlights, thus providing significantly more hours of light. Consequently, an LED headlamp is 90 percent more efficient than one that does not use LEDs.


Choosing LED Lights for Bicycles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Bicycle LightAs people are increasingly choosing to rely on bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, more and more cyclists are now sharing the road with cars. Because bicyclists are more vulnerable to injury than motorists, it’s important to practice proper bicycle safety in order to remain safe and avoid life-threatening accidents.


LED Lights on Kite Mistaken for UFO

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

A UFO spotted in Vancouver, Wash., turned out to be a 7.5-foot-tall kite bearing hundreds of LED lights.


LED Flashlights for Photography

Friday, December 10th, 2010

led-light-paintingFlashlight photography is a technique that many photographers are driven to these days. The use of flashlights in photography opens a new door of creativity for the photographer. When done correctly, LED flashlights can mimic natural lights and create effects not possible in Photoshop. Also, flashlight photography can be used to “paint” light across an image. This is done by using your camera’s long shutter speed setting and sweeping the light from a flashlight across the scene. In order to take advantage of this kind of photography you will need the right kind of cameras. (more…)

LED Lighting Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

Monday, November 15th, 2010

ledchristmaslightsWhen hosting a holiday gathering at your home, lighting is an easily overlooked detail, but it shouldn’t be! The lighting you use can be one of the most important details in setting the mood you want for your gathering. LED lights, which are more energy-efficient, longer lasting and cool to the touch (reducing the risk of fire) are a far more attractive option than the incandescent lights of yesteryear. Because of the benefits of LED lighting, there has been an increase in demand, and there are now numerous types of LED light available for purchase: LED light ropes, submersible lights and even traditional holiday lights made with LED bulbs in various colors and sizes.