What is LED and why is it better?

LEDs, or light–emitting diodes, are semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current passed through them. LEDs are a type of Solid State Lighting (SSL), as are organic light–emitting diodes (OLEDs) and light–emitting polymers (LEPs). LED lighting differs from incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting because it is more efficient, durable, versatile and lasts longer. LED lighting products use …

NHL goes LED

October 7th starts the NHL’s 2015-2016 season, and the site of the NHL All-Star Game which is scheduled for January of 2016, the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN is now running LED lighting. The announcement of the switch to LED lighting was made by Tim Friedenberger, Vice President of Facility Operations for Bridgestone Arena. “Since we illuminated the first sports …

Five Myths About Upgrading to LED Lighting

While many retailers, government buildings and home owners are upgrading to LED lighting, many are still hesitant to join the growing trend. Here are some myths, debunked, that are holding people back from making the switch. LED Lighting Costs Too Much Money While the initial purchase of LED bulbs does cost more money than buying standard incandescent ones, LEDs last …

What You Need to Know About LED Lighting Before You Upgrade

Switching from incandescent bulbs to LED lighting has become a popular trend for companies and stores of all sizes because of its two main advantages: conserving energy AND money. Before you make the switch, here are some things you should know about the trend. What is LED Lighting? LED stands for light-emitting diode, which means that it converts electricity into …

Shedding Light on Productivity in the Workplace

We can all appreciate a need for comfort in the workplace. It is undeniable that lighting makes a difference in our day, affecting our perception and efficiency. Traditionally, offices, schools and warehouses have been fitted with fluorescent lighting, a non-directional light source noted for its harsh brightness and hum. This dated technology can cause discomfort among employees as well as …

Out with the Old – Why LED Lighting Outshines Fluorescent Bulbs

It’s the battle of the bulbs as we consider LED versus fluorescent lighting. LED lighting has taken the industry by storm, presenting consumers with an eco-friendly, energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing lighting solution. However, the initial investment of transitioning to LED lighting can be daunting; many business owners are questioning why they should part with inexpensive and popular fluorescent light …