Posts Tagged ‘LED’

Three LED-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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!

Happy New Year from Coast!

Happy New Year from Coast!

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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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National Geographic: The LED

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

In its most recent issue, National Geographic magazine tackles energy conservation, stating plainly on its cover that saving energy starts at home. While the feature article focuses largely on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a follow-up article called “Changing Bulbs“ contrasts the differences of various lighting technologies.

Author Linda Kulman dubbs the light-emitting diode (LED) as the “eco-bulb of the future.” With the use of a microchip instead a filament, the LED consumes much less energy than other light-producing technologies. Though, the premium for taking advantage of the LED technology is significantly higher.

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Super Bowl LED

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Are you ready for some football? Steelers, Cardinals, touchdowns, trophies, and…LEDs???

That’s right. According to Philips, Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium has been temporarily illuminated with state-of-the-art LED technology as part of a city-wide beautification effort for the Super Bowl championship game on February 1, 2009. Starting January 27 through game day, the stadium will be illuminated from dusk until dawn with Philips new LED floodlight, the ColorReach™ Powercore.

Approximately 70 Powercore LED fixtures were used in total, with just two required to evenly illuminate each 40 by 80 foot bay. Mounted on a concrete cross beam from within the stadium, the fixtures project light onto the underside of the stadium’s upper 30 rows. 
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Photos: Stephen Kovich

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LCD-TVs sustain LED revenue in 2009

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The light-emitting diode (LED) market is said to expand in 2009, largely a result of rising demand from LCD-TV makers. According to iSuppli Corp, this is a rare growth opportunity amid sharp revenue declines in most other electronics component categories.

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