Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Light Viewing, Episode 1: What Makes Solid State LED the Best Lighting Solution Around?

By LEDtronics, Inc.

Since long before the light bulb was ever in existence humans have relied on lighting as one of the necessary components of life. As time has progressed we have innovated new ways to meet the rapidly growing need for more light. For over 100 years we have utilized incandescent lamps to provide illumination for our daily lives. However this growing demand has necessitated an improvement to the technology and solid state LED has answered the call.

The United States is facing many unique and complex challenges, according to the Department of Energy, including “revitalizing our economy, strengthening our energy security, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” They go on to say that “solid state lighting is an emerging technology with the potential to address all three of these challenges.

LED itself is not a new technology, as they have been used for indicators and other small uses for many years. But using LEDs as sources of lighting is a relatively new concept, and the technology is progressing rapidly. Lighting currently consumes 13% of all energy in the United States. Solid state lighting promises ten times the efficiency of incandescent, and has the potential to reduce lighting energy use by nearly one half. Higher efficiency equals less greenhouse gas emissions to the tune of 40 million cars being taken off the road, fewer power plants, and less dependency on natural resources. And with virtually no mercury content and no IR or UV radiation, LEDs are extremely environmentally friendly. All of this is great, and addresses the concerns of the nation and the environment…but what about the consumer?

We know that LED lighting consumes far less power than its counterparts, and with less consumption comes decreased energy bills. But the savings don’t stop there. LEDtronics products are rated for at least 50,000 hours of working light, requiring significantly less maintenance and hassle.

The initial investment of LED lighting is higher than some other technologies, but it is just that: an investment, but one that rewards with a significant ROI. By using solid state lighting technology you are investing in your business, the economy, and the world.

Find out how LEDtronics can provide a solid state lighting solution for you, contact us today. “LEDtronics, creating the future of light since 1983.”

Monday, November 05, 2012

Eco-Friendly CFL-Replacing LED Lamps Offer Energy Reduction up to 70 Percent, Greater Longevity & Shock Resistance

By LEDtronics, Inc.

Torrance, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 — LEDtronics®, Inc., the industry’s most innovative LED lamp manufacturer for almost 30 years, announces a family of CFL-style, right-angle-illumination LED lamps with dual- or quadpin GX23, G24Q and G24D bases. The LEDGX23D, LEDG24Q and LEDG24D series is available in any combination of 5 or 7 watts; two popular voltage ranges of 120-to-240VAC and 240-to-277VAC; white colors 2800K ‘Halogen’ White, 3200K Warm White or 4100K Natural White; different base styles, and different configurations and numbers of pins.

Offering greater longevity and shock resistance than compact fluorescent lamps, the LEDtronics series of LED lamps replace CFLs in all directional lighting applications, such as lanterns beaming light away from the wall, wall sconces beaming light in one primary direction, ceiling lights beaming 90° down, uplights beaming skyward, and ambient, accent or artwork lighting in showrooms, galleries, labs, utility rooms, etc. They provide illumination at a wide viewing angle of 110 degrees.

The CFL-replacing series of LED lamps are available in configurations that consume only 5 watts and replace CFLs up to 13 watts, or use 7 watts and replace CFLs up to 23 watts, effectively reducing energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Depending on color temperature and bulb wattage, the lamps provide around 350 to 575 lumens of directional light.

The solid-state design of the LED lamps renders them impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. They boast faster turn-on and reaction time compared to compact fluorescent lamps yet provide comparable luminous intensity and pure wavelength light for a more uniform and steady illumination with neither halation nor flickering. In typical applications they provide sharper, higher intensity illumination and better visibility than standard lamps and achieve full brightness more rapidly.

Built with a dedicated LED driver with PWM constant current supply to ensure longer operating lifespan and to minimize brightness deterioration due to overdriven LEDs, the lamps are rated at 50,000 hours MTBF, and their rugged but lightweight aluminum housing helps dissipate heat, keeping them cool. Their long life and reliability in a wide range of operating temperatures lower costs by reducing re-lamp frequency, while their cool operation translates into less load on air conditioning. The clear acrylic lens cover shields the lamps against accidental impact, in contrast to the dangers of breaking glass associated with CFLs.

As well, unlike the CFLs, the LED lamps are environment-friendly—they contain neither mercury nor lead, and they do not emit harmful radiation such as ultraviolet light.

The LEDtronics CFL-replacement series of LED lamps come with a 3-year U.S. manufacturer's warranty and are retail priced at $37.75 to $41.50. They are available in production quantities in 3 to 5 days, with samples and/or prototype quantities available to qualified customers in 1 week.

For technical information or for custom design and/or manufacturing needs, contact the company at 310-534-1505, e-mail at info@ledtronics.com, or postal mail at LEDtronics, Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.

About LEDtronics® Based in Torrance, California, LEDtronics, Inc., since 1983 has been a world leader in designing, manufacturing and packaging Solid State Lighting products and state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs—from industrial control panel LED indicator lights to solid-state LED street lights, from direct incandescent- replacement based LED bulbs to direct fluorescent-replacement T8 LED tube lamps.

More product technical information is available online: http://www.ledtronics.com/product_category.aspx?id=113

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