LEDs For Retail Lighting

Lighting makes a big difference to your customers and to how well your products are displayed, and every good retailer knows that things are more likely to sell if they’re well-displayed. LED accent lighting is a smart choice for displaying your product.

LED accent lighting is cost-effective; it may have a larger initial cost, but it will pay for itself. Other lightbulbs output most of their energy as heat; up to 90% for conventional bulbs, and 80% for CFLs. LEDs remain much cooler and are more efficient; most of the energy output of an LED is light instead of heat. Because LEDs use much less energy and are more energy-efficient, you will also see a savings on your energy bills.

LED accent lighting also retains its efficiency at a wide range of temperatures, making it ideal for use in freezer case displays and outdoors. And because they are dimmable and more controllable than fluorescent lighting, you can set them on timers and sensors that activate when a customer walks by, saving energy and creating an ambience. LEDs also are much cooler than halogen or fluorescent bulbs, avoiding problems if your customer happens to come in contact with the bulb itself when reaching for a product.

LED accent lighting is more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient than traditional fluorescent lighting, and emits a more pleasing, “purer” light, which makes your products and displays look better to your customers.

In the Spotlight: Interior LED Lighting

The potential for interior LED lighting are limitless as they are built for efficiency, consume less energy, and long lasting. The use for this type of lighting in both commercial and residential space is infinite. LED lighting is the core for popular applications such as downlights, retrofit lighting, and architectural lighting.

With over 500 million downlights installed in US households and over 200 million downlights sold each year, the potential for energy savings with interior LED lighting are great. Their efficiency is ideal for corporate and retail applications. Downlights are also generally used as ambient lighting in homes and offices, which both are filled with incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescent lamps to help light needed areas. With their directional light, instant on and ability to dim, LED retrofit lamps can be direct replacements to significantly save on energy. The retrofit design delivers long life and can be designed in a variety of color temperatures from warm white to cool white.

LEDs are not only perfect for interior LED lighting, but also the light source of choice when it comes to the architecture for eco-friendly buildings and structures. As a sustainable light source, LEDs do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials. It is a lighting designer’s dream where LEDs can be used to create aesthetic appeal for both internal and external applications.

Whether it may for home, office, or for architectural purposes, interior LED lighting provides the cost savings, efficiency, and durability to match your needs.

LED Technology on Full Display at Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is known for one thing: Cars. It is a once a year event loaded with all of the next generation of vehicles as well as dozens of futuristic concept cars, all waxed to a near reflective shine. Well this year the show offered a glimpse at another new and exciting technology: LED Lighting. Now, LED’s are not new by any means, but they aren’t old either, and they are just hitting their curve. With the impending incandescent blubs ban, LED lighting will become the new norm in illumination. The future of LEDs was on full display at NAIAS where several of the worlds largest auto-makers built massive LED walls, screens and even a color-changing LED walkway or two.

In addition to the large LED displays there was also a focus on many of the smaller applications of LED technology. There was, what seemed to be, a competition on which of the new green cars used more of the new lighting. Every car that claimed to be “environmentally friendly” listed it’s various lighting systems that utilized LEDs. Also, Lexus was unveiling their new vehicle, the eco-friendly, wallet-friendly CT 200h, and one of the main points they pushed in their presentation was that they boasted, a record holding, 89 LEDs in this new vehicle.

Overall, the spectacle was quite impressive and really featured all of the advantages to LED lighting: crisp images, clean white light, limitless applications, and of course, minimal electricity usage. It was definitely a sign of whats to come.

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Virtual Trade Show of OSRAM-OS at Lightfair 2010

Ingenex, a Michigan digital marketing agency, has launched a new section of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LED Light site. This new section is dedicated to LIGHTFAIR International 2010, the lighting trade show to be held in Las Vegas, May 12-14, and is a virtual trade show of OSRAM on the show floor.

Through the virtual trade show, users will be continuously updated with content leading up to LIGHTFAIR and during the expo. The people at Ingenex will be attending in person and will be updating the virtual trade show with on-site social media content including LED news, blog posts from OSRAM Opto Semiconductor lighting experts, video updates and Flickr photo streams. They will also be ustreaming live coverage from the OSRAM booth.

An innovative product that OSRAM-OS will be showcasing is their cutting-edge ORBEOS OLED technology, which is organic LED. With its new emitting technology it is inspiring and provides a new platform for architects and lighting designers.

More than 19,000 design, lighting, architectural, and engineering professionals are expected to attend LIGHTFAIR International. The gathering is both a trade show and an educational event. More than 500 exhibitors will display their products and services. LIGHTFAIR also offers 70 courses covering all areas of lighting technology.

Visit the OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Lightfair 2010 page at: http://ledlight.osram-os.com/lightfair2010.

Lighting the Future with LED

The future of lighting lies in light-emitting diodes, LED. LEDs present many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, smaller size, faster switching, greater durability, and improved reliability.  A company that is a major player in the future of LED is OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

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Recently, OSRAM unveiled a website that is dedicated to LED lighting, The LED Light Site. The LED Light site by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a leading source of LED information, resources,  tools, technology and LED lighting solutions for the solid state lighting, general illumination space. Here, OSRAM has news, tools, videos, applications, and a great amount of information on LED Light. OSRAM believes energy efficient LED lighting is the new generation of lighting so they are leading the way with solutions for outdoor, indoor and architectural LED lighting.

LED Lights have a many practical uses. They can be used for indoor lighting in down lights or even lamps, for outdoor lighting in street lights or large area lights, and for architectural or retail lighting.

As LED lighting becomes more cost efficient, LED Lights will continue to change the way our society views lighting and energy costs from lighting. OSRAM fully believes in LED lighting and they have provided consumers with a great resource about LED.