Posts Tagged ‘LED lighting’

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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Three LED-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Friday, December 31st, 2010
Happy New Year from Coast!

Happy New Year from Coast!

Happy New Year everyone! 2010 was a great year for LEDs. Everything from organic LED lights to the increase in LED street lighting programs, the field of LED technology was all abuzz this past year. As we look forward to 2011, we remind you of some eco-friendly, money-saving resolutions you can make by simply using LED flashlights and light bulbs. Enjoy! (more…)

Holiday LED Light Decorations

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Holiday LED lights come in many shapes, sizes and colors. - Photo courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.net.

Holiday LED lights come in many shapes, sizes and colors. – Photo courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.net.

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.

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Retail Show Cases Prove LEDs Save Money

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Royalty Jewelry, Tel Aviv, Israel - Photo courtesy of Philips LumiLEDs

Royalty Jewelry, Tel Aviv, Israel – Photo courtesy of Philips LumiLEDs

Scientists have proven it and the statistics are out there – using LED lights can reduce your power consumption by such-and-such a percentage, save you such-and-such amount of money, and last for so-and-so years. But when was the last time you actually heard a real-life example of LED efficiency? Well, read on.

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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…)

LEDs and Fashion: Target Says “Yes!”

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Who would’ve thought that high fashion and LED lights could go hand in hand? Why, Target, that’s who!

On August 18, Target hosted an opening party for its East Harlem store at the Standard Hotel, creating a giant exterior facade they used to preview its fall clothing collection. So what was the highlight of the show? Was it the clothes? The music? Of course not. It was the lighting.

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Mexico City Will Serve As Test-Run for Solar-Powered LED Street Lights

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

A superhighway in Mexico City will be the country’s first attempt at using solar-powered LED lights in streetlamps as a roadway lighting alternative.

The roadway-lighting project will run along the new 23 km. Viaducto Bicentario elevated superhighway from Lomas Verges to Tepotzotlan in Mexico City. The project is a joint venture by the Lighting Service Group (LSG) and BHP Energy Mexico and will use LSG’s Prolific DC series LED Roadway 100 watt bulb.

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LEDs Light Up Spain

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

LEDs in SpainOne thousand LED streetlights were recently installed in a resort town in Spain, reported Seoul Semiconducter, Inc. “Streets will be brighter, tourists safer, and electrical bills lesser,” their story begins.

Apparently, the new LED lights were installed in the municipality of Rafelbunyol and are part of a larger movement to replace existing light bulbs on streets and in public facilities throughout the country with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.

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