Posts Tagged ‘LED light’

LED Bulb Innovator, Cree, Unveils New Cutting Edge Prototype

Monday, December 5th, 2011

LED lights are already on the cutting edge of technology. But LED technology at its highest level of performance is innovative and forward-looking – as demonstrated by the latest LED light by Cree. Announced in August, this new LED light prototype exceeds the U.S. Department of Energy’s standards for both output and efficiency.

A traditional 75-watt incandescent bulb produces 1,100 lumens at only 14.6 lumens per watt (LPW). Using Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LED light delivers more than 1,300 lumens while consuming a mere 8.7 watts – that’s 152 lumens per watt. Third-party testing has confirmed that this bulb is both brighter and more energy efficient than other LED lights – not to mention traditional bulbs. Plus, the new LED technology produces a high-quality, warm white light.

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Halloween and LEDs: Safe and Scary!

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Even a small zipper pull LED light can help if you get lost in the woods after dark.

Even a small zipper pull LED light can help if you get lost in the woods after dark.

Halloween is one of this country’s most celebrated holidays. It is enjoyed by children and adults alike, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress in an outrageous or elaborate costume and eat candy all night? There are, of course, a number of safety concerns one should consider when preparing for trick-or-treating, hosting a Halloween party or creating a haunted house. One of the main concerns is proper lighting. LED lights are a great way to light walkways, decorate and keep your children safe. Here are three of the best uses for LEDs this Halloween. (more…)

LED Bulbs – Not Just For Flashlights Anymore

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Small, personal LED lanterns can make an interesting and effective walkway lighting system

Small, personal LED lanterns can make an interesting and effective walkway lighting system

You probably know all the traditional uses for LED lights, right? Flashlights, lanterns, flood lights, warning lights – LEDs make an excellent choice for use in any of these devices. What you may not know, however, are the fun, functional and unusual ways you can use LED lights around the home. Here are three new ways for you to put your LEDs to work. Enjoy!

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LED Light Therapy – Beneficial or Bogus?

Monday, September 13th, 2010
Red LED Light Therapy Device

Red LED Light Therapy Device

You know LED lights work extremely well in flashlights, lanterns and home lighting systems, but did you know that exposure to certain types of LEDs can have positive health benefits?

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Top Father’s Day Gifts for $20 or Less

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Oh no! Father’s Day is right around the corner, and you still haven’t gotten Dad a gift yet! What’s worse, you don’t have a huge gift budget this year. Don’t worry – Coast Portland has you covered. With many great products at reasonable prices, you’d have a hard time finding something Dad wouldn’t like. Here are our top Father’s Day gifts for under $20.

1. P4 LED Lenser HP Light
Featuring a moon lens and 14 lumen output, this compact, powerful light is perfect for lots of different situations. And with a 96-hour battery life, you’ll feel comfortable know the $20 you spend on this beauty will go a long ways.

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Camping Gear: The Essentials

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

As I stare out the window this morning, taking in the gloriousness of a sunny day, I can’t help but feel like spring is here, and it’s time to break out the camping gear. Apparently, Marc Phillippe Babineau had the same thought — last week, he published an article entitled “Essential Tools for Camping”.

In his article, Babineau lists and describes a number of tools you shouldn’t leave home without. Among them are:

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LEDs Give Light to Wallpaper

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

It would seem that LED technology is, again, evolving to greater extremes. I recently heard about a British company that is currently designing an LED-based wallpaper. Yes, I just said wallpaper.

Apparently, the wallpaper uses a chemical coating that glows, lighting up a room like natural sunlight would. The coating somehow utilizes organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), so the wallpaper comes with all the energy saving and efficiency LEDs bring. Interestingly, an electrical current will run through the wallpaper, but it is reportedly safe to touch.

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How to Enjoy Camping in the Rain

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Well, it’s raining in the Pacific Northwest — again. And with fall officially here, rain will become the norm. In spite of that fact however, don’t let the foreboding thought of rain discourage you from venturing out camping. Contrary to what some may think, camping in the rain can be just as fun and relaxing as in the summer sun. Don’t believe me?

A large reason why people struggle in the elements is that they’re ill-prepared for what the weather may bring. As such, here are a few tips to prevent the rain from ruining your outing, courtesy Camping Blogger. (more…)