The U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Lighting (SSL) Program plays a leading role in the research, development, and promotion of SSL. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are the principal SSL technology. You may remember from a previous post, the reference to the L-prize, which was a ten million dollar prize awarded to the manufacturer that could […]
Energy saving light bulbs offer obvious benefit to the bottom line, but the harder to measure benefits of LED lighting is in some cases the most provocative. Better lighting can translate to higher sales for retailers, less errors for manufacturer, and lower attrition and higher morale for employees, which can all have profoundly positive impact on […]
Northern California’s electric utility, PG&E, has produced a great introduction to and overview of LED lighting, specifically geared towards retail facilities. The article shares a quote from a DOE report that states that “LEDs have surpassed conventional lighting technologies in terms of energy efficiency, lifetime, versatility and color quality.” The same report notes that LEDs […]
The energy efficiency of LED light bulbs is undeniable. A wattage meter can be used to verify the number on the box: yes a 60 watt equivalent listed at 9 watts really does use 9 watts. We can also compare visually the performance of the LED bulb compared to the incandescent or CFL equivalent. Put […]
Following up on last week’s post on the Paris Metro project installing LEDs that enable internet connection, I thought it would be fun to delve a bit deeper into just what else is possible with LED lighting.
I am re-posting an article written by Katherine Ling and published by eenews.net on October 1st, 2015. The article […]
One of the most pleasurable parts of running a mission driven business is being able to generate positive impact. Implementing LED lighting is helping create negawatts (reducing electrical demand), which offers a host of environmental and social benefits. We are also helping consumers and businesses reduce their expenses and headaches, which feels great. However, nothing […]
At myledrebates.com we aim to not only facilitate an LED upgrade for your facility, but also serve as a resource of information and insight on LED lighting and energy efficiency in general. Many of our customers are small businesses and as such we are always on the lookout for good tips and guides for the […]
Here’s a bit of great news showing Ikea’s continuous commitment to the environment and to great design.
Surely, large corporate retailers are taking note of the raising adoption rates of LED bulbs, driven by falling prices and increase in quality. In fact according to a study conducted by Ikea, in 2015, 64% of Americans purchased at […]
Perhaps one of the strongest benefits of LED lighting is the increased productivity that results from better light. In some examples it is easy to imagine – if a sewing factory switches to high quality LED lighting and now the production workers can see better, there will be less errors and thus less waste and […]
High-quality SSL products are becoming increasingly important as a tool to boost sales as recent case studies at retailer Tumi and vegetable-oil specialist Ölmühle an der Havel illustrate.
Solais Lighting has announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) project at Tumi stores where LED-based products with color-enhancing VioLight technology are used to increase sales of the company’s colorful […]