Nov 21, 14
When 100W incandescent bulbs were banned nearly two years ago due to rising efficiency standards, many replacement LEDs rose to the task of providing the same level of brightness while using less power. But as we all know, not all LED bulbs are created equal. According to a recent review by CNET, GE’s new 100W Equal LED is one of the best of these replacements.
Nov 19, 14
Purchasing lights for your home or business does not have to be a complicated task, but it does require a little education. Have you ever noticed the UL Rating on a bulb and thought, “What does this even mean?” UL Ratings or Underwriters Laboratories Ratings, actually play a major role in how consumers should choose their light sources. The ratings help distinguish if your lamp can be used in dry, damp or wet locations. This is pretty vital information, as you wouldn’t want to make the mistake of placing a dry-rated lamp in a wet location. Here is a breakdown of UL Ratings and the best applications for various forms of lighting.
Nov 17, 14
All plants grow at different rates based on soil and food supply. Nutrition and climate can also affect the size of plants, giving you more or less space to work within. Agricultural chemicals like plant boosters are used to artificially encourage or discourage growth, but it’s possible to get the same results by simply managing your plants’ lighting and temperature through temperature differential (DIF) control. By creating a temperature difference between the night and day grow cycles you can effectively control the size and yields of your plants.
Nov 14, 14
Every room is different, so devising a unique lighting plan for each one is essential. Bathrooms have different lighting requirements than kitchens, which have still different requirements than living rooms or bedrooms. Moreover, certain fixtures or bulbs are more prominent in some rooms than in others, and sometimes the warm/cool tones or angles of your lights will vary by room as well. To create a lighting scheme best suited to your room, you must start by evaluating your space and lighting needs. Asking yourself these five essential questions will help you make smarter choices when updating your lights.
Nov 12, 14
You pass them on your way to work, running errands or while riding along the freeway. Massive, colorful and clever, billboards are forms of advertisement meant to attract attention. Billboards are meant to be captivating enough to pull your eyes away from the road for a second, but not so eye catching that you swerve into another driver’s lane. Though traditional billboards are still popular, the move to digitally engineered LED billboards is seeing a steady increase.
Nov 10, 14
It’s finally time. After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home. You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs. How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs? I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it. Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting.