Joe Willmeth asked: What Are LED Lights? Light Emitting Diode is the actual words for the short term LED. An LED light is a solid-state object that controls electrical current without wire filaments. LEDs are not lamps or light bulbs as we are used to using today. An LED light is a semiconductor that allows a narrow-spectrum of light to flow through it.
Jul 23, 2013 Lighting Design & Controls Comments Off
Jim Hirschman asked: The Las Vegas Strip may not be converting to them just yet, but LED lights have quickly become a popular home lighting method. These energy efficient light fixtures have been used for decades in a variety of applications, from alarm clock displays to Christmas tree ornaments; technology advances in recent years have enabled them to be used as regular light bulbs for domestic use, instead of incandescent or fluorescent lights. Home owners using LED lights can reduce their power consumption considerably, save big on electricity bills, and help protect natural resources. The technology for LED, which stands for light emitting diode, was developed in the 1920s by the Russian scientist Oleg Vladimirovich Losev, and largely ignored for the next 30 years. American scientists began reporting on the technology in the mid 1950s, and by the 1960s LED lights were being refined for consumer electronics
Jul 22, 2013 HVAC Comments Off
In response to the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) from Europe, legislation has been enacted in the UK requiring all commercial properties being sold or let to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) from the 1st January 2009. The intent of the legislation was that this work should be carried out by accredited Energy [...]
We would all like to think that our homes are efficient when it comes to using energy. In actual fact many of us are falling down on the job. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be difficult to make changes that will make a difference to you. Once you start altering the [...]