Cree’s LEDway Street Light Replaces Cuts Energy Use in Half

Cree’s LEDway Street Light Replaces Cuts Energy Use in Half

The Cree LEDway High Output (HO) LED street light provides highly focused, directional light. The LEDway reduces energy consumption by more than 50 percent compared to outdated High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights in most roadway applications. Designed for multi-lane freeways, expressways and roadways, Cree’s LEDway HO LED street light delivers better optical control and more uniform, white light than HPS. With the LEDway HO LED street light’s adjustable lumen output option, one type of fixture can meet the lighting and energy needs for a variety of...
The Living Cube

The Living Cube

The Living Cube by German designer Till Koenneker is a clever structure, combining walk-in closet, ample media storage, and a loft bed. The inspiration for the Living Cube came from necessity. “I moved into a apartment studio without storage room. So I made a minimalistic cube design with a shelf for my vinyl collection, my TV, clothes and shoes. On the cube is a guest bed and inside the cube is a lot of storage space.”, says Till Koenneker Learn more or purchase the Living Cube at Living Cube...
What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.

What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that in 2013 there will be 955,000 housing starts, a 22% increase over 2012. If you find yourself among the new home builders, experts say the time to plan lighting upgrades is now. “As the homeowner, you’re the only person who truly knows what the home will look like at completion,” says Jeff Dross, trends expert at Kichler. “Builders don’t know your sense of style or how you are ultimately furnishing the home, so it’s important to be involved with choosing a lighting package that best suits your style and needs.” Some things to consider: Energy Efficiency – Builders won’t always put energy-efficient options in their basic packages. So if you’re looking to save on energy bills, opt for energy-efficient upgrades now to save money down the line. Functionality – It’s important to know how you will use your home’s space. For example, task lighting is crucial in your high-volume activity areas. Furnishings – Your home furnishings should complement your lighting choices. Layering – Weave together task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting to maximize the appearance and functionality of your spaces. Read the rest of the article about lighting your new home at The Destin Log Visit Lightopia for lighting choices for your new...
Christmas Light World Record: 502,165 Xmas Lights

Christmas Light World Record: 502,165 Xmas Lights

The Australian based David Richards has taken Christmas lights to a level that some only dream of reaching. When you consider decorating your home for Christmas, what comes to mind? Pull out a few old light cords from last year maybe pick a few new ones to add a little flare. What do you think of when we mention 300,000 Christmas lights? Or how about 502,165? The new Guinness World Record champion has trumped the previous record with this new outstanding lighting standard, using LED lights. Watch the video below for a glimpse at his lighting accomplishment. FYI, if you were to roll the 502,165 Christmas lights out into a straight line they would stretch a distance of 29.8 miles (48 km). Video: Christmas world record: Australian family rig 502,165...
CYCLIQUEL: LED Balloon Art via 256 Balloons with LEDs

CYCLIQUEL: LED Balloon Art via 256 Balloons with LEDs

The CYCLIQUEL light installation brings new light to 256 helium balloons that have been filled with LED lights and synchronized to music. This kinetic sculpture uses 256 helium balloons and embedded LEDs to create a matrix of light and music in its 700 square -meter structure. Capable of removing its viewers from reality and placing them in a surreal world of blinking lights and fantasy balloons, this light and sound installation was designed by Collectif Coin et Nohista. Watch the video below to see the installation in action. Video:...