Understanding Kelvin Temperature or “The Color of Lighting”

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What Does Kelvin Temperature Mean? I’m sure many people at one time or another have wondered what those numbers mean in a light bulb part number. You will almost always see a number with a “K” after it on fluorescent, LED, and even some HID bulbs. This number tells you what the color temperature or …

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LED Bulbs Save on Air Conditioning Costs

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Did you know that LED light bulbs and LED fixtures save on your air conditioning costs?   Relative to conventional lighting technologies, LED bulbs are very good at converting electrical energy into light. Standard incandescent bulbs only convert 5% of the energy they use into visible light, which means that 95% of the energy is …

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LED Kitchen Fixture Review: Beautiful Brushed Nickel “Saturn” Style LED Ceiling Fixture

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Lithonia LED Saturn Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture Everyone wants their kitchen to look nice.  An LED ceiling light fixture is a great way to spice up a kitchen, bathroom, or any other room and make it look beautiful.  The right fixture can add a whole new dynamic to a room, and the right light output …

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Choosing LED Light Bulbs: Practical Advice and Links for Sizes and Shapes

When you’re looking for LED light bulbs, it’s not always best to just search for a cheap LED light bulb. You also want to look for good quality LED bulbs. Have you wondered how to pick out the best energy-saving or low wattage bulb or how to get LED light bulb info? Today, the best …

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LED Flood Light Review: 12 Watt BR40 LED 65 Watt Replacement. Feit Brand or Philips Brand?

I’ve compared two very similar LED BR40 flood bulbs which are both 65 watt replacements.  This comparison chart of Feit brand vs. Philips brand below gives you an idea of their features: So as far as brightness, these LED bulbs are almost identical.  The Feit brand is .5 watts more and puts out 50 more …

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LED T8 Tube Replacement: Direct Install or Ballast Rewire when you replace fluorescent tubes with LED?

Should I Use Direct Install or Ballast Rewire LED Tubes? There is some confusion out there regarding choosing the right LED T8 tubes for your application because there are some that can be installed directly into your fixture, and there are some in which the fixture must be rewired in order to bypass the existing ballast that …

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LED Light Bulbs are good for the environment and our wallets

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LED Bulbs are Great for the Environment Did you know that lighting accounts for nearly one-fifth (19 percent) of electricity spending in the average household. Switching to LED bulbs can slash lighting energy usage by as much as 80%. According to Forbes Magazine, “The City of Los Angeles is saving $5.3 million annually thanks to …

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How to choose LED CFL Replacements (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)

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LED CFL Replacements CFL bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs are a little trickier to replace with LED bulbs because you have to make sure you have the correct base/pin configuration.  You also want to make sure you get the color output you want because there may be more than one available.  Light bulbs coloring is …

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