News related to our industry that is not directly about us and that we did not author.
The focus of this site and our business is LED Landscape lighting. We believe (as do most in the lighting industry) that LED lighting technology is the future of lighting. Recently, there have been substantial improvements in the quality of LED lighting. LED manufacturer's have greatly improved the lumen output of LEDs so that they are now comparable to incandescent alternatives.
March 2, 2008
After 100 years of Edison's incandescent light bulb, a revolution is brewing in the lighting industry. In a recent article on Forbes.com, Mark P. Mills explains why the LED will surpass the CFL and become the light source of the 21st century. This article has a great discussion about the obstacles the CFL has faced and argues that the LED won't face the same issues.
February 26, 2008
Seoul Semi-Conductor, one of the industry leaders in LED production and development, announced today the availability of its new Z-Power LED package which at only 10 watts produces about 900 lumens. A standard 60 watt incandescent lamp produces about 660 lumens of light about. At 90 lumens per watt the new Seoul Z-Power LED is about 9 times more efficient than a standard 60 watt incandescent lamp. The new high-power LED is also substantially more efficient than compact fluorescent lamps. A CFL typically needs about 15 watts of power to produce just over 900 lumens, while the LED only needs 10.
January 18, 2008
From The Daily Beacon
Knoxville is in the process of switching to more environmentally friendly traffic lights that officials say will reduce energy costs.
January 14, 2008
The lighting sector has an up-and-coming new field, thanks in part to aggressive global government mandates.
The global market for light-emitting diodes -- known as LEDs -- is projected to grow from $205 million in 2006 to $985 million in 2011, according to Mountain View-based market research group Strategies Unlimited.
January 4, 2008
Every technology trend requires early adopters, the trendsetters who embrace new gadgets before they are ready for prime time.
In the race to find a better light bulb, there's Alan Falk.
He recently began installing lighting built from tiny chips, light-emitting diodes or LEDs. They use less power than traditional bulbs, don't have the harmful mercury found in fluorescent lights and can last for 20 years.
January 2, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal
Regarding "Dim Bulbs," (Review & Outlook, Dec.21), and two letters (Dec. 27), incandescent bulbs are replaceable now, by fluorescent and other lighting.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), already gaining market share, both improve safety and reduce energy consumption for applications mentioned in your editorial.
December 30, 2007
Working on residential projects this season? If a home does not already have outdoor lighting installed past the front door, give your clients the opportunity to enjoy their landscapes after dark with low-voltage outdoor lighting.
Landscape lighting improves the usability and curb appeal of a property and heightens occupant and visitor safety and security. Low-voltage landscape lighting is easy and safe to install, is safe for kids and pets, and it consumes less power than line voltage lighting.
December 30, 2007
From the Columbus Dispatch
Say goodbye to the light bulb, at least as you knew it.
The standard incandescent bulb, used for more than 120 years to light millions of homes, will be redesigned as the nation moves to cut energy costs, increase efficiency and fight global warming.
October 12, 2007
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California is studying the potential enormous energy savings that could be achieved by switching common porch lights with LEDs.