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The History of LEDs

The History of LEDs

LEARN MORE… DO MORE… BUILD MORE… REVEAL MORE The words you see above come from a man who has revolutionized the way we literally see things today. His parents were uneducated immigrant people, yet they emphasized to him that school was important. His father, who was a coal miner, gave him a pocket knife at around the age of five or six and told him “if you want something, make it yourself”, which is what he did. That person is Nick Holonyak, Jr., the creator of the first visible LED.  In 1962 while working at General Electric, Mr. Holonyak invented...

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The Versatility of LED’s

The Versatility of LED’s

LED’s have been around for over 50 years. They have been used for many years as indicator lights in an assortment of electronic equipment - from aircrafts to elevators. It wasn’t until the recent development of white LED’s that they were thrust into the public eye. Once this was accomplished, LED’s now had the potential of replacing other white light sources such as incandescents, fluorescents, halogens, etc….…and they most certainly have. The point of the chart below is not only to show that LED use is growing, but it is being used across every major application that is out there....

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What's a Troffer?

What's a Troffer?

Some of the common everyday uses of LED lighting can be found in downlights, outdoor lighting areas, and ceiling troffers.  There are so many more applications the LED lighting could benefit, but these are just a few to keep in mind. DownlightsThese are lights placed or designed so as to throw illumination downward. This includes recessed ceiling lights inside homes and buildings, and outside under overhangs that provide security lighting for entryways or exits.Outdoor Lighting AreasThis includes fixtures that provide lighting for streets and parking lot areas. These two types are well- suited for LED technology primarily because LED directionality...

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Petersen LED Distributors

Petersen LED Distributors

Petersen Parts LLC currently has independent distributors throughout the country selling our products.  We are very proud of our distributors and all the hard work they do; without them, we wouldn’t have our "name" out there, and for that we are very grateful.  Jeff and I strive to shop local and help out small businesses in any way we can, so our hope is that you too will support our distributors as well. Here is who we currently have selling our Petersen LED lights.  Feel free to call any one of them to learn more about our products or to...

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Cash in with LEDs!

Cash in with LEDs!

The biggest known downfall to LEDs is the startup cost- it is spoken about in many blogs, on web pages, and through conversation that the cost to convert to them can quickly add up!  We, as a small business, strive to keep our prices competitive, but depending on the amount of area you are lighting sometimes the pricey upfront cost is just inevitable. Our main solution to this is telling our customers to contact their local power company or Co-op and ask about what energy-savings rebates are available to you before you decide to make a purchase.  Due to the fact...

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