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Replacing a burned-out light bulb might be a bit confusing for many U.S. residents this year. As the United States transitions from the once ubiquitous incandescent light bulb to more energy-efficient forms of lighting – such as LED bulbs – the Federal Trade Commission is changing the way light bulbs are labeled. Lumens will replace watts as the primary indicator of a bulb’s brightness, which means consumers will need to relearn how to shop for replacement bulbs.
To prepare for the incandescent phase-out, the FTC has worked with manufacturers of LED lights and other types of lighting to develop a label that will allow consumers to easily compare different types of bulbs. Resembling the nutrition labels on food products, the new light bulb labels will include information such as: (more…)
If there is one type of decoration that has always been associated with the holiday season, it’s light. From the Star of Bethlehem to the candles in the menorah, lights have been a tradition in many holiday celebrations for a long time. Today, most people use string lights to make their homes more festive. Traditional string lights, however, are very inefficient – they require a lot of electricity and don’t last very long. This year, why not use LED lights in your holiday decorating? Here are a few ways to incorporate beautiful, energy-efficient LEDs into any December design scheme.
All eyes are inevitably turned to the iconic glowing ball as it begins to drop, slowly but surely signaling the approaching new year less than a minute away. The ball dropping has been a tradition for more than a century, seeing its first descent in 1907. Since then, the ball has seen a number of faces, its most recent unveiled just last year. And as the ball comes to a landing, its lights are diminished and four numbers light up revealing the numerical designation for the new year — 2010.
This year, its the number lights that get the overhaul. Instead of using 40-watt halogen bulbs as in years prior, all four digits of the new sign will be illuminated by 9-watt light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The two new digits, “1″ and “0″, were ceremoniously delivered by pedicab last Wednesday.
The doubters and fence-sitters out there may be asking how much energy can you really save with LED bulbs in your home. How does a 90% reduction in energy expenditures sound?
By replacing your current light bulbs with LED bulbs you can significantly reduce the amount of energy needed to illuminate your home each and every day. While this obvious cost savings benefit will appeal to the majority of home owners, there are many that still may question whether these lights can illuminate a home. After all, while many would welcome the cost effectiveness of LED light bulbs no amount of money saved would be worth it if the end result was a poorly lit home. LED bulbs are incredibly powerful and can deliver solid and clear illumination to any room in the house. Quality LED replacement bulbs give off a more pure, white light than standard incandescent bulbs.
During a roundtable discussion on lighting trends and roadmaps, a panel of lighting experts discussed the future of LED lights around the world and in various industries. It was agreed that the energy-saving benefits are driving the promising future of LED technology. Panelists however were quick to caution LED developers of the hurdles they must overcome if they want to truly permeate the market in a significant and profitable way. Some of the areas of improvement are being worked on now, and some may only affect certain markets in which the technology may emerge more heavily in future year. The issues included the improvement of white-quality LEDs, decreasing the size of electronic ballasts, more feature-rich control systems and standardizing the LED modules communication. The experts agreed that improving these items will open up new markets for LEDs
The panel sited Hollywood as a perfect example of an area where LEDs could save money for an industry, and make money for lighting developers, so long as users were provided the right control systems and heat controls by manufacturers. LEDs discharge less heat, which, when used in large panels for movie sets, concert settings and the like, could bring down the cost of air conditioning and fan equipment. Additionally, the brightness superiority and the color changing features create a myriad of designs, effects and mood lighting that can be used for a number of imaginative applications. More of the panel’s discussion can be read at www.ebv.com/thequintessence.
There is much in the popular culture these days about carbon footprints and energy saving, yet precious little is said about using internal and external LED lamps. This is stunning oversight because LED lamps are amazing in terms of their ability to save and conserve energy. The reason for this is that the “use life” of LED lamps is significantly longer than traditional light bulbs. Additionally, these lamps consume extremely low amounts of energy. Now, while this energy savings has a great impact on the environment it also has a major impact on your wallet. After all, the less energy it consumes the lower your energy bills will be. This is to say nothing of the fact that the need to replace the light bulbs is significantly reduced – the bulbs will last for tens of thousands of hours. Cost savings in anyway possible is very much important to every household worldwide. If you are looking for a way to reduce your energy costs over the next year and improve the environment where you can, look into investing in LED light bulbs for your indoor and outdoor light fixtures. We can all use a little something in our lives that is both environmentally friendly and economically friendly as well.