December 2008

There are a number of different bulbs we sell at that you can use to beautifully light your house, both inside and out, while offering huge savings on energy costs. As energy efficiency is becoming more important due to rapidly rising electricity rates, it is no wonder that many people are turning to LED lights. LED lights use a fraction of the electricity to provide the same amount of light as old incandescents. They are also far safer and more friendly to the environment because LEDs have no mercury.

Old Lighting Technology:
The most common kind of bulb used in homes is a regular incandescent light bulb. Basically, this bulb is filled with a gas and then a filament is stretched across the inside. When electricity is run across the filament, it heats up to super hot temperatures. The glow you see is actually a result of the filament heating up to white hot. These bulbs are not very efficient in that the main purpose of the bulb is to produce light. The heat is simply wasted energy. The filaments in these bulbs are also incredibly fragile. They are usually hair thin and can break easily. They weaken over time as the heat separates atoms from the whole and causes thin spots in the filament. Eventually these thin spots will break and you will need to replace the bulb.

There are a few alternatives to incandescent, bulbs but the next most popular lighting, especially for outdoors, is the halogen bulb. In a halogen bulb the envelope that holds the filament is a lot smaller, made of quartz and is filled with a halogen gas. These bulbs can burn a bit brighter and will last for longer periods of time. These bulbs are still inefficient, however, and create even greater amounts of heat than incandescent bulbs, presenting a real burn hazard. A twelve volt MR16 halogen light is the most popular bulb used in accenting and highlighting inside and outside your home, and it has worked great for some time – halogen lighting is the kind of lighting used in most theatres, television and movie studios.

New and Improved lighting: LEDs
The LED light bulb can do everything that incandescent and halogen lights can do but with more efficiency. In an LED bulb, there is no filament and very little heat. The light source is a diode that emits light when electricity is applied. It works on an entirely different set of principles than the older light styles. You have probably already been living with this kind of light for some time. The little light bulb that comes on when you turn on your coffee pot, or any number of other electric devices, is most likely an LED bulb. This mechanism for creating LED light allows for much lower energy use, brighter light, and longer lasting bulbs.

The LED lenser bulb is a popular home light bulb available. These lights can replace up to a twenty watt halogen bulb, and they will last for an incredible amount of time. An LED lenser can burn continuously for more than 50,000 hours. That is more than five years of continuous use and over thirty years if the bulbs burn an average of four hours a day. The LED is over ninety percent more efficient than a halogen bulb and can be operated for pennies a year. Not only will these LED lights change, update and improve you lighting design, they are a great option for those families who are looking to be more environmentally conscious and ‘live green’.

The LED replacement bulbs are completely weather resistant and can actually stay intact through a lot of abuse. They are perfect for outdoor accent lighting and come in a variety of colors. LEDs burn very bright and can give you any shape of light you need, from a spotlight to a flood light. There are even LED fixtures available that can be adjusted between flood light and spotlight. These bulbs are great inside the house, too. Most traditional track lighting fixtures can support LED bulbs. You can use these bulbs in the bedroom, the kitchen, the living room, and game room. sells a wide variety of LED lights and can help you update your lighting fixtures in whatever way best suits your home, lifestyle and budget.


LED low bay lamps use advanced heat pipe technology will soon offer a brand new product perfectly suited to use in warehouses, stockrooms, parking garages, walk-in freezers and other applications that require reliable low maintenance lighting. With its cool white light, high color rendering index and instant on/off capabilities the LED low bay provides excellent visibility, enhancing both the brightness and appearance of even the largest facilities. 75W~150W led low bay lamps. 

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Incorporating the latest Multichip point source-like LED’s, the LED low bay lamp is designed to provide increased light output in small spaces. Coupled with a Patented Optic glass lenses, the LED low bay lamp distribute the light widely and evenly. 

Thanks to the latest development of thermal management, these LED lights initially combine the packaging technology together with thermal management by designing the heat pipe cooling technology into the LED packaging base. Thus, the heat generated by the LED’s can be drawn and conducted away from its junction instantly to the heat sink, which make the possibility of long life 50,000 hours of the LED’s.   The Low bay lamp is also designed waterproof with IP67 protection degree. With is flexible mounting bracket, it can be used as tunnel lights, outdoor floodlights. 

The power supply for the lights is now under testing with UL standard, the whole fixture is expected to be UL listed in the first Quarter of 2009. 

These clothes give a whole new meaning to getting 'lit' for the holidays.


Over 400 LED lights are sewn into the below jacket to add a little Dr. Seuss to your wardrobe.12267_3_468
During the day the lights are bright enough to add a slight luminance to the black and white spots of the fabric and at night you can be a walking disco ball. The designer, Janet Hansen, has taken faux to a whole new level integrating lighting into the fabric of personal style.

LED development has the following four trends:

Vehicle Lighting – Currently, brake lights are the main LED application for vehicles. The market penetration rate was 53% in 2007; the figure will increase to 85% by 2011. In addition, the penetration rate of vehicle LED taillights was close to 15%, and the figure is expected to reach 38% by 2011. Moreover, the Cadillac Escalade was the first car in the world to adopt LEDs both in its high beam and low beam lights, signifying that LEDs have entered the headlight era. Taiwan Everlight will also start the mass production of LED headlights as early as Q3 2008; their main client is China DongFeng Motor Corporation.

Laptops – Secondly, laptops and other computer devices, especially laptops under 14-inches, provide another area for the application of LEDs. However, the IT industry is suffering a slowdown, manufacturers have greatly cut down on costs, and the wide application of LEDs has to wait for the industry to recover.

Thirdly, social activities and screen advertising. The application of LEDs in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was a typical achievement. The Chinese government is particularly enthusiastic at the use of huge LED screens; the one in the Shanghai Financial Center cost RMB 100 million.

Fourthly, general lighting. Street lights and flashlights have more potential. LED streetlights have the advantage of being both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Furthermore, considering the overall cost, LED street lights are only slightly more expensive than sodium lights.

LED have taken the step forward to become the most environmental friendly light solution reducing energy consumption in the USA, Japan, China and Korea. For example, Korea is going to not build 6-7 nuclear plants next year because of the new LED light sources coming out on the market.

The future internationally will be in the area of bigger displays as flat screens as well as the coming change from light bulbs and halogen to LED lamps. In both those areas we see two trends increasing more than the others, white light and RGB light. If we look deeper in this segment, the increase will be significant this year but even higher next year.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is going “greener” — with energy-saving lights replacing old-fashioned bulbs on the towering evergreen this year.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be covered with 30,000 multicolored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hoped the change to the midtown Manhattan display will inspire the tens of millions of New Yorkers and tourists who see the tree every year.

“Now they will see an example of green leadership which may inspire them to make greener choices in their own lives,” Bloomberg said Tuesday.

The 84-foot-tall Norway spruce will be covered with 30,000 multicolored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, strung on five miles of wire.

Using the energy-efficient LEDs to replace incandescent bulbs will reduce the display’s electricity consumption from 3,510 to 1,297 kilowatt hours per day. The daily savings is equal to the amount of electricity consumed by a typical 2,000-square-foot house in a month.

The owners of Rockefeller Center, Tishman Speyer, also showed off a new 365-panel solar energy array that will generate electricity on the roof of one of the complex’s buildings, the largest privately owned solar roof in Manhattan.

After the official tree lighting ceremony on November 28, the Christmas tree will be illuminated from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. most days through the first week of January.

The Rockefeller Center tradition was started in 1931, when construction workers building the first part of the office building complex erected a 20-foot Balsam fir amid the site’s mud and rubble.

After the tree is taken down in January, it will be cut into lumber to be used in houses built by Habitat for Humanity.Img_0145_3


LED Christmas lights are a MUCH better option than the old-fashioned kind: LEDs are energy savers, cooler and much safer, and last for years. A string of 100 LED lights will use $0.08 worth of electricity in 30 days of 24 hr use. That compares to around $15 for the same string of incandescent bulbs. Multiply that by the number of strings of lights that most people use and the cost savings quickly go into the hundreds or thousands of dollars!

On top of the energy savings, there are safety considerations. Incandescent bulbs produce a lot of heat and fire hazard. LEDs are cool and present no fire hazard.

There is also the factor of having to replace bulbs. We all know the hassle of searching the string of Christmas lights for the burnt out bulb. LED bulbs never need to be replaced (at least not likely in your lifetime) which means you save money on the bulbs, and you spare yourself ever having to replace a bulb.

When you consider all these benefits, plus the fact that LEDs look great and the benefit the environment by not having mercury and using much less energy, it’s smart to switch to LED Seasonal lights this year.

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