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.

Lexus LED Walkway

Prius LED Wall