Uses for LED’s

uses of ledLED, or ‘Light Emitting Diode’ is getting more popular for usage inside many appliances and applications. It’s because of its size, light strength and low cost. Here include a list of the several goods and applications utilizing LED’s:

Displays

Check around and you will witness LED signs upon most companies. One excellent instance of LED lighting usage is inside Las Vegas. The massive multiple-colored signs that flash messages, event data and video clips are witnessed outside on virtually all Las Vegas hotels.

Flashlights

From small key chain lights to massive, high power lantern lights, the flashlights include one of the more common uses of LED lighting.

Traffic Safety

As you pass a location on the freeway which is beneath construction, it is likely that you will witness a flashy LED light that’s steering you away from that location.

Lights for Home 

LED is presently seen as an alternative to fluorescent lighting. Light emitting diode goods for usage inside the house involve twelve volt DC bulbs, high output bulbs, under cabinet lighting, light strips, reading lamps, lighting bars, floodlights, office lamps, lanterns, security lighting, head lamps, emergency lighting, solar powered lighting, book lighting, outside lighting, motion detector lighting and several additional lighting products for use in your home.

Novelties

You now can witness LED’s lighting up things such as rings, hair accessories, earrings, necklaces, as well as bracelets. Light emitting diodes also made their way within novelty goods such as cheerleader accessories, wands, charms, toy guns, toy swords, as well as glasses.

Holidays

If you have recently purchased Christmas lighting, they’re possibly designed of light emitting diodes. An additional intriguing usage of LED lighting for the holiday season includes candle light strings for your Christmas tree. In past times, individuals would light trees using candles. Placing candles upon your tree is dangerous. But, with LED’s, it’s possible to gain the same appearance without safety issues.

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Going Green Using LED Technology

going greenLED technology came a long way since the 80′s. Conventionally just appropriate for use within electronics and appliances, LED now has come of age and is beginning to make a considerable dent upon the movement to cleaner, greener energy solutions. Unlike halogen or incandescent bulbs, LED light converts ninety percent of its power within usable energy – filling the room with plenty of light. With newer advancements within LED making, consumers now can take full advantage of the wide array of colors, involving a pure white ‘noon daytime’ light which offers increased sharpness and clarity to objects without leading to glare or eye strain.

Unlike fluorescent or incandescent lights, LED technology additionally has no filaments, starters or ballasts. Compared with traditional light systems, LED lights require less maintenance and could last up to 50,000 hrs. as they continuously put out up to seventy percent of their original light. These lights do not burn out, yet fade slowly, needing less effort and time than regular light bulbs.

Due to LED bulbs being so energy efficient, they could potentially cut your utility expenses by fifty percent or more. Replacing a regular 3 tube fluorescent light using LED bulbs slashed utility expenses by over 50% as they continuously produce the same quantity of light. Yet maybe the most vital advantage of changing to LED lighting includes its impact upon the environment.

Almost 50,000 lbs. of mercury waste will be dumped within landfills each year due to fluorescent lights being disposed of. Of this 50,000 lbs. of mercury, it’ll take just 4 mg to poison 7,000 water gallons and render the water undrinkable. As you think about how precious our delicate water system is, it makes sense to eliminate outdated fluorescent bulbs as well as high-maintenance incandescent. Furthermore, LED lights are completely recyclable – therefore you not just assist the environment by decreasing your power usage and saving cash, yet you assist in contributing to ecological sustainability by selecting lights which are greener and cleaner than their counterparts.

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LED Technology Basics

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LED includes an acronym standing for Light Emitting Diode. You possibly aren’t alert to it, yet this ‘technology’ has been in existence within your house and has made the usage of your main household technologies probable. For example, the moving digits upon the digital clocks, your wristwatch illumination, and the usage of the remote control were all made probable by LED technology.

To put it simply, LEDs include light bulbs so tiny that they easily can fit within an electrical circuit. The sole difference is that as opposed to the mainstream incandescent bulbs, these don’t stand a chance of ‘burning out’ due to them not possessing filaments. They never become hot due to the source of their light coming from electron movement. They’re additionally shown to be more cost-efficient than the usual incandescent or fluorescent fixtures. LED lighting is usually utilized for these functions:

  • One-directional or task lighting, like for desk or reading lamps, as it doesn’t generate a lot of heat.
  • Strip light (or to offer architectural accents), as designers will utilize it to accentuate linear formats of uninteresting spaces like hallways, ceilings, stairs or kitchen counters.
  • Overhead, pendant and/or recessed lighting. With various colors, as well as the flexibility which the LED technology provides, other designer lights easily can be utilized.

Apart from its home uses, LED lights also are growing very popular as selections for:

  • Landscape lighting, applicable for outdoor and/or indoor gardens.
  • Clinical lighting, utilized within surgical rooms and additional equipment.
  • Industrial lights, as they offer brighter and more efficient lights, particularly in the evening time. (that is traffic lights)
  • Automotive lights, LED’s provide good illumination with rapid response. (that is, outside vehicle lights)
  • Retail Display lights, for eye-catching and flexible lights. (that is, store signage)

With different uses, LED technology indeed will continuously be the future of electronics and lighting.

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12 Simple Ways to Be Greener in 2012

Every year we make resolutions for the new year. Let’s face it, most of us forget what we resolved to do by the end of the first week or month of the new year. Because we love being green, here are 12 simple ways to be greener in 2012:

  1. Switch to LED bulbs at the office and at home.
  2. E-statements and bills save paper and trees.
  3. Reduce waste by not purchasing items like frozen meals that have extra wrapping.
  4. Reuse glass containers, paper and cups.
  5. Recycle whenever and wherever possible.
  6. Donate useable items that you are no longer using rather than throwing them into the landfills.
  7. Create art from old car and bike parts. It breathes new life into old items and keeps them out of the landfill.
  8. Reusable bags are your friend.
  9. Composting will not only prevent many foods from going to the landfill, it will also create nutrient rich soil. You can then grow your own veggies and fruits!
  10. Vintage clothing (i.e. thrift store) is not only hip but a great way to bring old clothes back to life!
  11. Map your route when you’re running errands. You will get the most out of your tank of gas in dollars and environment.
  12. Ride your bike more and drive less. Less driving means less gas, more money in your pocket and better health.

Cheers! May the new year bring you green!

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7 Reasons to Use LED Lights

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Our mission is to bring innovative, beautiful energy efficient LED back lighted signs and artwork to homes and small business around the globe. We understand the importance of making your home and work environment comfortable for you which is why we let YOU create original artwork for your space. Once you create, we build it for you. We use LED lighting because it is softer and more ecofriendly than traditional options.

  1. Uniform lighting: We are often asked if our lighting is uniform and to that we answer YES. LED may take a few seconds to “warm up” to their full spectrum. Once warmed it will be uniform light.
  2. Long life:  Not only is LED uniform it is also longer lasting than traditional bulbs. Our bulbs will dim over their 50,000 hour lifespan but will not burn out.
  3. Solid: How many times have you broken a fluorescent bulb? If you’re us you’ve broken countless fluorescent bulbs. The benefit of LED is they are solid bulbs and break less easily.
  4. Cost-effective: While you may spend more on the initial purchase LED bulbs will pay off over time. You will not have to replace them as frequently as traditional bulbs.
  5. Ecofriendly: LED lighting uses less power and gives off significantly less heat than traditional bulbs. That means it costs you less when you use these bulbs. An added benefit of the low power requirement is the ability to use our bulbs when using a generator for power.
  6. Rainbow of colors: Did you know? LED bulbs come in a variety of colors so you can customize the lighting in your favorite spaces.
  7. Watt did you say? Not only can you purchase these bulbs in a variety of colors, they are available in an array of wattages.

Have fun creating personalized artwork for your space!

 

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8 Ways to Have a Safe Holiday Season

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At Greentech Illumination we help you bring innovative, beautiful energy efficient LED backlit artwork to your home or place of business. We understand you’re busy which is why we make the process efficient for you. The last few months of the year are crazier than the rest of the year and want you to be safe.

Here are eight ways to have a safe holiday season:

  1. Unplug Christmas tree lights when you are away from home or away from the tree. Many fires start when lights catch a dry tree.
  2. Check water in Christmas tree daily and refill as needed.
  3. Use baking soda not water to put out a grease fire. If the fire is contained in a pan cover the pan and the lack of oxygen will cause the fire to go out.
  4. Keep kids away from the stove, warmers, hot plates and anything else that could burn them during your holiday preparation and party.
  5. Look but don’t touch policy for little ones around the tree will prevent unwanted scrapes and cuts. A broken glass ornament can mean a trip to the Emergency Room and rumor has it Santa won’t deliver to the ER.
  6. Steady the ladder before hanging lights and decorations.
  7. Less is more when it comes to outside lights. Not only will it look classier, you won’t blow a fuse or short a string of lights causing a fire.
  8. Create and give unique gifts! (You didn’t think we would forget ourselves, did you?) Create original artwork with our easy three step process. The best part? We deliver so you can drive unencumbered to your holiday events.

Tell us how you’re making this year safer for your family!

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10 Things You Need to Know About Greentech Illumination

At Greentech Illumination we believe in offering high quality, personalized and environmentally friendly artwork to homes and businesses around the globe. What sets us apart is that we let you select the photo and frame for your artwork making it more personal or branded for your target audience. Whether for personal or business, we offer the following ten things you need to know about our business and how we can serve you:

  1. Simple & Unique: Create a personalized and unique gift for someone special this holiday season with our 1-2-3 process.
  2. Life & Light: Bring life to your home or business with our wall art. We offer back-lighted graphics with a clear acrylic cover and black silk screen border. Your photos will be brought to light!
  3. 50,000 hours: The number of hours our LED bulbs will burn. That’s 2,083 days or 5.7 years!
  4. $4.30 vs. $43: The cost of running a 10-watt LED bulb for 12 hours a day for a year. A traditional 100-watt bulb will cost $43 for the same period of time.
  5. Satisfaction Guaranteed: We offer a full 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your art we will refund your money.
  6. Convenient: No more running around to retail stores in search of the perfect picture at the perfect price. You can now create art that is a perfect fit for your home or office. The best part is that it is all online and delivered right to you!
  7. F-U-N: We’re not all business; we like to have fun too. Enter our photo contest and let us see your best holiday photos! The winner’s photo will appear on our website.
  8. News: Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know our specials and contests.
  9. FREE Delivery for all orders within the continental United States.
  10. Save time: Design your art and you’re done…and our work begins. We love helping you create your own masterpieces.

We look forward to seeing your photos that will light up the room!

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