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Comparing Traditional and Digital Billboards

Nov 12, 14 Comparing Traditional and Digital Billboards

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.

 

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How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

Nov 10, 14 How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

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. 

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LED Strip Light Guide: Troubleshooting

Nov 07, 14 LED Strip Light Guide: Troubleshooting

You’ve already purchased and installed your LED strip light, but unfortunately, it’s not working properly. The last part of our guide, Part 3: Troubleshooting, just might have the answers you’re looking for. Whether highlighting shelves, backlighting cabinets, or outlining furniture, LED strip light can give any space a posh, updated vibe. Yet despite all its appeal, strip light requires an array of unfamiliar parts which can cause unforeseen problems. Today, our lighting specialist Tim Stolar addresses some of the most common issues with LED strip light.

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How to Light your Jewelry Display

Nov 05, 14 How to Light your Jewelry Display

Blue diamond engagement rings should speak for themselves. So should the other gorgeous jewels inside the cases across your shop. Yet even with unique hand cut diamonds and superb pricing, your merchandise still has to leave a ‘sparkle’ in the customers’ eyes. The most common sentence uttered in a jewelry store? “It just doesn’t shine enough.”

One of the biggest attractions when visiting a jewelry store is seeing the dazzle of the diamonds. Without that dazzle, no matter how lovely or interesting the jewels being sold are, individuals are not as attracted to the merchandise. Lighting plays an especially crucial role when discussing the “four C’s” of diamonds, which are clarity, cut, color and carat. For each of these qualities to be seen properly, diamonds must be placed in the proper lighting. Lighting in the store and inside of display cases should complement diamonds , and  entice buyers.

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How pH and Plant Nutrition are Linked

Nov 03, 14 How pH and Plant Nutrition are Linked

We’ve mentioned water and soil pH many times before in previous hydroponics articles.  But we’ve never really covered why pH values are important or how they affect your plants.  So today, let’s break out some light chemistry and go over what a pH value is and how you can balance it for healthier plants.

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LED Strip Light Guide: Installation

Oct 31, 14 LED Strip Light Guide: Installation

So you’ve already read Part 1: Purchasing Considerations of our LED strip light guide. Or maybe you already knew what you needed to buy. Nonetheless, you’re ready to set up your LED strip light with Part 2: Installation. So let’s get started!

As you probably already know, LED strip light is ideal for creating beautiful backlight accents and other artistic lighting effects. However, strip light is a bit more complicated to set up than regular light bulbs, requiring an array of unfamiliar parts. While setting up tape light may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually quite simple once you understand all its components and their functions. Luckily, we’re here to break it down. Using the checklist below, you will be able to properly install your LED lighting arrangement, problem-free.

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