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Six Common Misconceptions of LEDs

Six Common Misconceptions of LEDs

There's still a lot to be learned and explored about LED lighting, and there are some common misconceptions about them.  Here's the 6 most common ideas/thoughts being thrown around about LEDs, and the truths behind them. 1. LEDs don’t last any longer than fluorescents False. LEDs typically have a 50,000-hour life expectancy (with some variables thrown in there such as the type of LED, the anticipated use, etc) whereas a typical fluorescent light lasts 7,000-15,000 hours.  You also have the added expense of changing ballasts in there as well when you are dealing with fluorescent lighting.  2. LEDs require a...

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Which light should I go with, and how many do I need?

Which light should I go with, and how many do I need?

One of the most common questions asked by customers is “Which light should I go with, and how many do I need?” Here’s a guide to help steer you in the right direction in choosing the proper lighting.   Side note: we are in the process of overhauling our website, and our new website will feature a calculator that will figure this out for you! We are pretty excited about this feature and hope it will help current and future customers in determining their lighting needs. Determine if you need lighting for indoors or outdoors. Anything that would be exposed to...

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The Unique Uses of LED Lighting

The Unique Uses of LED Lighting

LEDs are being used worldwide these days for a multitude of things. Applications that were once dominated by high-energy consuming bulbs that were sometimes not so friendly to the environment are now being phased out and replaced with LEDs. Lighting for office buildings, warehouses, schools, stadiums, barns, churches, households, and vehicles. Both private and commercial practices are benefiting from lower energy and maintenance costs, along with better direct lighting. There are even apparel and shoes on the market that have LED lights sewn right into them for style; let’s not forget fidget-spinners as well. LEDs have greatly benefited society in...

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Buying LEDs isn't a purchase, but an investment

Buying LEDs isn't a purchase, but an investment

We all know what a LED (light-emitting-diode) light is, and according to the U.S Dept. of Energy it is one of today’s most energy efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Now, what is an investment? An investment is the allocation of money or some other resource (asset), in the expectation of some benefit in the future (return). In a recent cost analysis based on a price survey by the Consumer Federation of America, it was determined that the typical American family uses at least 20 indoor light bulbs throughout their home. Now let’s do a comparison of just one 60-watt incandescent,...

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How to properly dispose of LED lights

How to properly dispose of LED lights

One of the things that most people don't talk about is how to dispose of LED lights properly.  This topic hasn't really come about yet because of the extended life of LEDs.  On a rare occasion, you may come across a faulty light and want to know how to get rid of it.  Here are a few ways how: Your garbage can; Because there are no harmful chemicals in LED lights, you can simply toss them.  Although we do recommend you recycle them, you will be causing no harm by tossing them.  You can recycle these where you recycle your...

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