Benefits of LED Lighting

It’s hard to grasp that Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb 136 years ago. Forever changing the way we see, live and interact with the world today. It’s even harder to imagine that we’ve basically been using that same 19th century technology ever since. But all that is changing. In 2012, under federal regulation the US has ordered companies to start phasing out incandescent light bulbs in favor...

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Your plants go dormant – You should not!

Every year at this time, when winter approaches in the NW, people tend to go dormant. While many seasoned North-westerners either take a defiant “weather does not bother me – no umbrella” stance, or they truly embrace the season – outdoor expeditions, fall/winter sports (i.e. football), Hood or Bachelor, zoo lights – the fact of the matter is that a lot of people tend...

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How to choose an Outdoor Lighting Company

For the sake of this article let’s assume you have done your research or read our blog post on the benefits of hiring an outdoor lighting professional. Now you have decided it is time to find that professional. Where do you start? The first step is to establish why you want outdoor lighting. This does not have to be in great detail but having...

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Outdoor Lighting: London makes LED street light plans

The UK’s largest city will also get the country’s largest deployment of LED street lights by 2016 aiming for 40% energy savings, while a project in Rhode Island may change the thinking in the US on lighting ownership, and North East Lincolnshire pursues another significant UK project. The Transport for London (TfL) transit authority has announced plans in conjunction with the Mayor’s office to...

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Despite cost, LED lights are better than CFLs

Just when you were adjusting to CFL bulbs (though some people still refuse to use them), a new and perhaps happier lighting solution is getting more popular – the LED. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are more energy efficient as well as brighter and longer-lasting than CFLs, compact fluorescents and those incandescents you may be hoarding in your garage. The real problem: Five or six...

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