LED Task Lighting Tips

Aug 04, 14 LED Task Lighting Tips

Setting up the right task lighting can be maddening.  Whether you just need to eliminate shadows on your workbench, reduce eyestrain at your desk, or get just the right colors for an art studio, you’ll find different light and setting requirements for each situation.  This is the lighting we use for working on our passions and hobbies, but without proper lighting it’s easier to make mistakes and harder to see the fine details we want to put into our work.  Sometimes it’s the little things, like a minor flaw or a small improvement that can make a huge difference in how we feel about a finished task.  Here’s a quick guide to setting up LED task lighting so you can upgrade to a more cost-effective bulb without losing the quality you’re used to.

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How to Recycle Old or Broken Light Bulbs

Jun 30, 14 How to Recycle Old or Broken Light Bulbs

Most light bulbs are made from glass, and glass is one of the most easily recycled materials on the planet. So recycling light bulbs should be an easy and effective way to top off going green when you upgrade to more energy efficient light bulbs, right? Not quite. Each type of bulb is different and requires different considerations for disposal. So let’s take a look at how to properly recycle your old or broken bulbs.

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1000Bulbs.com Offering Kobi Electric 277-Volt LED Reflector Lamps

May 08, 14 1000Bulbs.com Offering Kobi Electric 277-Volt LED Reflector Lamps

Always striving to be on the cutting edge of new and exciting lighting technology, 1000Bulbs.com is pleased to announce it is now offering Kobi Electric 277-volt LED R-style lamps for use in recessed can lights, track lights and more. This new development in LED technology enables energy-efficient lighting upgrades in buildings wired for 90 to 277 input volts.

Relatively new to the LED lighting market, these non-dimmable, 277-volt reflector lamps from Kobi Electric are available in R20, R30 and R40 bulb shapes and range from incandescent equivalents of 50 to 120 watts. Each lamp provides a cool white color temperature at 4100 degrees Kelvin – an optimal color temperature for lighting in commercial spaces.

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Leapfrog Lighting Announces a Distribution Partnership with 1000Bulbs.com for its Line of Spec-Quality Light Bulbs

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Ottawa—As of December 3, 2013, Leapfrog Lighting’s product line will give 1000Bulbs.com customers a quality spec-quality lamp choice—bulbs traditionally specified by lighting designers, architects, retailers and galleries.

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Light Post Lighting News: World’s Worst Light Pollution, Jet Lag Shower, and Edison LEDs

Mar 29, 13 Light Post Lighting News: World’s Worst Light Pollution, Jet Lag Shower, and Edison LEDs

In this week’s issue, we’ll discuss a new way to cure jet lag, the worst city in the world for star gazing, and an Edison LED bulb. So post up in your favorite spot and enjoy Light Post!

Hong Kong is World’s Worst in Light Pollution

While living in a big city hampers your star gazing ability, it certainly fails in comparison to living in Hong Kong. In a study done by faculty of science at the University of Hong Kong, parts of the city are as much as 1,000 times brighter than international norms, giving Hong Kong’s light pollution the title of worst in the world. But why is Hong Kong so bright? Study leader Jason Pun Chun-shing gives us three main reasons: Hong Kong is an extremely densely populated place, the government is obsessed with providing public safety, and unregulated lighting on buildings. However, upward-facing lights and advertising aren’t the only culprits. For Chan Yuk Lung, who runs the astronomy club at Queen’s College, the light pollution issue is overstated: “We have very polluted air in Hong Kong and we have a lot of floating particles in the air and these floating particles reflect light back into our eyes – this is why we feel the sky is so bright at night.”

Delta’s Photon Shower Cleans Off Effect of Jet Lag

Any frequent flyers out there? How do you deal with the time zone changes? Extra coffee? Power naps? Well, caffeine jolts and cat naps may be a thing of the past as Delta Airlines unveiled a Photon Shower earlier this year at the 2013 TED conference in Long Beach, California. This isn’t your typical shower: while you’re rinsing in a light spray of water, you’ll also soak up powerful blue LED lights that create artificial sunlight, therefore rinsing away the effects of jet lag. Delta Airlines explains the importance of light in regards to the body: “The symptoms of jet lag occur because the body gets off schedule, not only because of the day/night pattern of its new location, but with itself. This is where light comes into play.” However, don’t get too excited at the thought of landing at the airport and combating your jet lag, as Delta released the Photon Shower as a concept-only display.

Lighting Science Group Launches Edison-Inspired LED Lamps

One of the reasons people haven’t switched to LEDs is the shape. Some people don’t like the odd shape of some LEDs and therefore won’t switch to them. However, thanks to Lighting Science Group, that is no longer a valid excuse. They have launched a new line of standard shaped (A19) LED bulbs, the Definity Professional, that more closely resemble the typical light bulb shape: “Consumers have been asking the LED industry for bulbs which more closely replicate the form and function of a traditional Edison bulb,” said Lighting Science Group CEO Jeremy Cage. But don’t worry, you won’t have to give up performance for the new shape: these new bulbs are capable of producing up to 71 lumens per watt and capable of dimming down to 5%.

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