Posts Tagged ‘LED technology’

Top 3 COAST LED Flashlights to Use for Inspecting Firearms

Monday, December 9th, 2013


Whether you’re looking to buy a firearm or simply hoping to take care of the guns you already own, bore inspection is an important step in checking and maintaining a gun’s operability. A strong flashlight is key in inspecting and cleaning bores.


Unusual LED Light Benefits: Happier Cows?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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It’s not unusual for homeowners to feel good about using LED lighting instead of more traditional methods – after all, they are the greenest available – but cows? According to a recent study by Oklahoma State University, a simple LED light can make cows more relaxed.


Electrical Contractors Preparing for More LED light Usage in Homes

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Home - light paintingThe national shift away from traditional incandescent light bulbs toward more energy-efficient forms of lighting, such as LED lights, has caused quite a stir among home designers and even electrical contractors. According to Electrical Contractor magazine, more and more contractors are making the effort to enhance their knowledge of LED lighting in order to effectively utilize LED technology in both residential and commercial settings.

This is because as LED light usage becomes more widespread, contractors are increasingly recognizing the benefits of LED technology, which can be creatively blended with traditional lighting to not only solve design challenges but to meet the requirements of energy codes and other programs, such as LEED certification. (more…)

Induction Lighting vs. LED Lighting

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Internal Inductor Type Induction Lamp DwgAs a society, we are looking for lighting solutions that are effective, inexpensive and healthy for the environment. The last decade has seen an explosion in lighting technology. Twenty years ago, incandescent bulbs were the only widely available lighting option. Today, there are various new lighting technologies competing for consumers’ attention. This article compares and contrasts two types of lighting: induction and LED light.

First, it’s helpful to understand why both induction and LED technology are superior to the original incandescent bulb designed by Edison. An incandescent light bulb consists of a vacuum glass envelope, two electrodes connected to an electrical source, and a filament suspended between the electrodes. When electric power is flipped on, the electrodes complete a circuit through a tungsten filament. This filament glows white hot, creating usable 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.


LED Lights & Halloween: Part 3 – Safety

Friday, October 29th, 2010
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TX7 LED Flashlight

Halloween is only a few days away, and if you think you’ve exhausted all the ways you can use LED lights for Halloween purposes, you’re wrong. Walking dead wrong (get it?). There’s still one way to incorporate LEDs into the Halloween spirit (get it?), and it’s an important one. That’s right – trick-or-treating safety lights!


LED Lights & Halloween, Part Two: House Decorations

Monday, October 18th, 2010
Personal LED lanterns are a great way to light a walkway or garden path.

Personal LED lanterns are a great way to light a walkway or garden path.

Maybe you’re looking to spookify your house for the rest of the month. Maybe you’re planning on throwing a killer Halloween party. Maybe you’re hosting a scary haunted house. Whatever your reasoning, you’re probably planning on decorating your house for Halloween this year. Every year, thousands of people across the country vow to turn their homes into the creepiest, crawliest, scariest house on the block. So what will separate your house from all the other ghoulish dens this year? You guessed it – LED lights!  Here are some great tips for using LEDs for Halloween decorating:


LED Lights & Halloween, Part One: Jack-o-Lanterns

Friday, October 8th, 2010
Pumpkin Lit With Blue LED Lights

Pumpkin Lit With Blue LED Lights

It’s October, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re like us, you’ve probably already brought out the plastic spiders and cotton cobwebs. Or maybe you’re a traditionalist and need only one special decoration for the Halloween season. That’s right: a pumpkin.