USA Today’s Article: “Traditional Light Bulbs are Dead, Long Live LEDs”

USA Today’s Article: “Traditional Light Bulbs are Dead, Long Live LEDs”

“LED light bulbs may be the energy-saving solution that compact florescent lights weren’t” – David Kender, USA Today – A recent USA Today article shined some new light on the LED vs fluorescent light bulb debate. This included: “The reason is simple: Traditional incandescent light bulbs lack the efficiency that one would expect of nearly any other piece of modern technology. In fact, about 90% of the energy they use is wasted as heat, with only the remaining 10% actually producing light. The federal government finally took a stand against such wastefulness in 2012, banning 100-watt incandescent bulbs. Similar bans on 40- and 60-watt bulbs are also in the works. Initially, it appeared that compact fluorescent bulbs, or CFLs, would assume the throne, but that hasn’t worked out as expected.” “CFLs have been a disaster,” says Margery Conner, engineer and creator of Designing With LEDs. Caught between new efficiency standards and a market unwilling to pay a premium for a simple light bulb, manufacturers responded with a flood of poorly built and ill-conceived fluorescents.” (USA Today) Some of the biggest issues that LED light bulbs have faced are the cool temperatures and the high price points, but design has alluded to conquer these tasks with great accomplishments from top producers like CREE Lighting and Philips. To read the full article visit: USA...
The Color Changing LED Light Bulb by Bulbrite

The Color Changing LED Light Bulb by Bulbrite

Bulbrite’s Color Changing LED Light Bulb is both versatile and attractive with its smooth round shape and glowing color changing lights. This decorative shaped light bulb can be used in wet locations with a waterproof socket. The Bulbrite Color Changing LED Light Bulb is perfect for indoor and outdoor use, and has been known to be used throughout amusement parks, hotels, signs and displays. The use of LEDs allows for long lasting energy savings and an estimated lifespan of 50,000 hours....
Edge Lighting’s Bright Idea Pendant: An Incandescent Dream

Edge Lighting’s Bright Idea Pendant: An Incandescent Dream

Edge Lighting’s Bright Idea 17 Light Pendant uses 17 of Edge’s Zzz Fast Jack Pendant Lights and eight of their Outlaw 1 Light Fast Jack Pendants to create this bright idea. Each incandescent looking light bulb features white blown glass shades that are shaped to look just like incandescent “A” lamps. The cluster encompasses two different hanging positions; one hangs on its side, while the other hangs straight down. Edge Lighting gives the consumer many hanging options including fast jack, canopy mounts, three different hanging lengths, dimmer options and much more. The inner light source is actually not an incandescent light bulb, instead they use 20-watt bi-pin halogen lamps. This may be a good way to show your admiration for the newly banned incandescent light bulbs, without actually using an incandescent light bulb. What a bright...
The Clusterlamp by Joel Degermark Offers Endless Possibilities

The Clusterlamp by Joel Degermark Offers Endless Possibilities

The Clusterlamp pendant light’s innovative use of the common light bulb socket allows for an endless array of lighting possibilities. Designed by Joel Degermark for Moooi, this light fixture evokes its users to explore the wide world of light bulb designs, and pick their favorites. By evoking experimentation and combining it with ambient expression, the Clusterlamp can be customized to meet your decor or your favorite...
Does your lighting make you feel old?

Does your lighting make you feel old?

As we age so do our bodies, things may weaken and dim, and this also includes our vision.  Some ways to help control this loss of sight are to consult with your doctor, get your eyes checked regularly and adjust the light within your home to meet your vision needs. Many older people maintain see just fine all the way up into their 70s and 80s. However some research shows that many older people with good vision are visually impaired while performing their everyday tasks while in the presence of low light, changing light levels, low contrast lighting and excessive glare. With this in mind, what now? Don’t worry there are 4 easy adjustments that you can make for your lighting or the lighting of your loved ones. Increase your levels of light Just by switching out your old low watt light bulbs or adding a few new light fixtures, more light will be available. This will increase your productivity, safety and visibility. For instance if there is not enough lighting at stairways, this can leave room for accidents for you or your loved ones. If you have always used the same light bulb at your desk, but you now realize that it is no longer bright enough try switching it out for a brighter light bulb. Observe the different that it makes when you read, work on the computer or do paperwork. Reduce unnecessary glare “Bright, sparkling light and small points of light can cause so many reflections within the eye that they become problematic for the older person (Goodman & Smith, 1992)” Look around your space at...