Dangers of CFLs – Part One: Rays of Rash

Sep 30, 2010

We recently came across a two-part segment about the dangers of compact fluorescent lamps and interviews with people who have supposedly fallen ill from the lamps. The segment was produced by “16:9 – The Bigger Picture,” a Canadian investigative news television series. As we have stated...

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Lutron Electronics Introduces Universal LED Driver for Dimming

Sep 29, 2010

In Lutron Electronics’ most recent edition of LEDitorial, Lutron’s featured product was its new Hi-lume A-Series LED Driver, which is the world’s first LED driver to feature smooth, constant dimming for any LED fixture. This is an important innovation in LED lighting because if an...

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Caution: Check the Label Before Purchasing LED Lamps

Sep 27, 2010

The New York Times “Green” blog recently posted an entry about Lights of America, a light bulb manufacturer based in California, that is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for printing misleading information on their LED lamp packages. The FTC found that while the...

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Amount of Mercury in CFLs Dangerous for the Environment

Sep 23, 2010

Out of all the different types of light bulbs available, not many bulbs come close in performance or efficiency to LEDs except compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). There are thousands of articles on the internet comparing the two lamps and advising consumers to buy one and...

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Hotels Choose Efficient LED Lighting

Sep 20, 2010

Resorts, hotels, and motels across the world are guilty culprits of wasting most of their electricity on lighting. Think about it. These places keep most, if not all of their lights burning 24 hours per day. That’s a lot of electricity being wasted on lighting...

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Habitat for Humanity Goes LED

Sep 15, 2010

The importance of LEDs are starting to “show their light” in the community. Last month, Cree and Habitat for Humanity began building a home that will have only LED lighting fixtures. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds homes for families...

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LED Lighting Illuminates Furniture Stores

Sep 13, 2010

We’ve all been in a warm, brightly-lit furniture showroom. Most people don’t stop to think about how much energy the business is wasting on lighting. They need fixtures lighting the general areas in between displays and spotlights on actual furniture displays. A few furniture showcase...

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LED Lighting in Office Buildings Savings in the Millions

Sep 09, 2010

Office buildings require quite a bit of electricity. Between lighting and air conditioning, bills can really add up, especially during the summer when temperatures are close to unbearable in many parts of the country. Companies can save a considerable amount on energy costs by replacing...

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Retailer Saves $260k with LEDs

Sep 06, 2010

Many retail businesses are looking for places to cut back on costs and improve their bottom line. Some businesses shut off some of their lights during the day and rely on sunlight to illuminate the building. Other businesses have become a little stricter on what...

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Gas Stations Look More Inviting with LED Lighting

Sep 02, 2010

Having to stop at a gas station in the middle of the night can make people cringe. The last place you want to refuel at 2 AM is at a dark, gloomy-looking station. Some gas stations have already begun to solve this problem by replacing...

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