Posts Tagged ‘LED light’

Will Tomorrow’s Light Bulb be Made of Plastic?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

White Bokeh on Black Background

Every industry has its own buzz, or the latest developments that could potentially change the playing field. In LED lighting, the current rumor is that plastic light bulbs could soon be on the market. According to a recent press release, Wake University professor David Carroll has applied FIPEL technology to create a plastic, buzz-free light bulb. FIPEL stands for Field-Induced Polymer ElectroLuminescent – that’s quite a mouthful. Basically, it means these bulbs are created with several layers of white-emitting polymer (plastics) that have been blended with special nanomaterials. These nanomaterials naturally glow when stimulated by electricity.

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Holiday Gift Spotlight: COAST HP3 Twist-Focus LED Inspection Light

Friday, December 14th, 2012

This holiday season, we’re highlighting COAST products that make fantastic gifts. Today’s spotlight product is the HP3 LED inspection light, an LED flashlight that will light up the face of any technician this year. Plumbers, home inspectors, mechanics and general contractors would all love to receive this LED light as a gift, as would hobbyists who require bright light for visually intense activities such as sewing and modeling.

What sets this LED flashlight apart is its sophisticated optics system. The HP3 offers two light settings: For a circle of consistent, bright light, dial the focusing bezel to flood light. This is an ideal light for close-up work. Or, if you need to focus on something specific while also seeing nearby objects, choose the Bulls-Eye Spot™ setting, which creates a hot spot of highly focused light with a surrounding halo of more diffuse light. This is an excellent light beam for inspecting pipes, wires and other elements in home construction. Car mechanics love the fact that this flashlight can help them focus on parts deep in the engine while still illuminating surrounding components.

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Make the Holidays Greener with LED Lights

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Xmas TreeDeck the halls with boughs of holly! Like many Christmas songs, this ditty is outdated. Who actually decorates with live holly anymore? Then again, many people still light up their homes with incandescent holiday lights – even though they’re energy hogs that are notorious for blowing fuses. For a greener holiday season, we suggest switching to LED lights, which use 80 percent less energy than standard bulbs. Advantages of LED holiday lights include:

More shatter resistant.The average LED light cover is made of plastic – not glass, as traditional holiday bulbs are. Moreover, because LEDs are so small, they are less likely to shatter.

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New HP2 and HP3 Lights now in Stock

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

COAST's HP2 and HP3 LED FlashlightsFor technicians and repair professionals, a well-designed LED flashlight can boost productivity and comfort on the job. Many such experts abhor spending too much time rattling around in their toolboxes, looking for the best LED light. When you must be able to see into dark, dusty, cramped spaces in order to make repairs, achieving the right brightness, beam focus and run time is crucial.

Our new HP2 and HP3 lights make it easy to adjust these variables on the fly, making them ideal for handy men and women everywhere. Indeed, with an HP2 or HP3 flashlight, most technicians will only need to use a single light when on the job – talk about easy! These new LED flashlight models are now in stock and available for purchase. Let’s look a little more closely at each LED light: (more…)

LED Maker Cree Adds New Technology Centers in China

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Shanghai At Night: A Growing CityThe so-called “butterfly effect” is well and alive in today’s LED lighting market. This theory states that everything on this planet is interconnected, so the flapping of a butterfly’s wings could launch storms in another part of the globe. In the LED world, a butterfly effect of sorts has begun, in the form of an important development in the quest to conserve energy by switching to LED light bulbs – namely, the opening of new Cree technology centers in China.

Cree Adds New Tech Centers in China to Meet LED light Demands

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From Radio Receivers to LED Flashlights: An LED Odyssey [Infographic]

Monday, August 6th, 2012

COAST LED Timeline InfographicWith the increasing global focus on energy-efficient lighting – prompting many countries to swear off traditional incandescent bulbs – LED technology has emerged as a top contender for mainstream use in home lighting, LED flashlights and other applications. Offering a long life span, significant energy savings and non-toxic construction, LED lights are taking the world by storm.

However, the LED bulb is far from a new technology. Its odyssey began near the turn of the 20th century, when the discovery of LED lighting failed to make a blip on the public radar. Check out the timeline below to learn how the LED light evolved from an unsung technology into a worldwide energy conservation hero.

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What Makes a Good LED Flashlight [Infographic]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Ever wondered what sets a quality LED flashlight apart from the rest? Hint: It’s not necessarily the lumens. The following graphic explores the key ingredient to a good LED beam – and how to spot one.
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LED Popularity Growing In US, Japan and China

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Urbanization: world night lights map

The LED lighting market is looking good as governments are searching for innovative ways to reduce energy usage. According to LEDs Magazine, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) reported that high-brightness LED light (HB-LED) demand grew 4.3 percent over 2010. Market research predicts that the global demand for LED lighting will grow from $12 billion in 2011 to $16.2 billion in 2014.

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