Posted on October 07 2018
As the Trump administration enacts its plan for global trade wars, the effects are starting to hit home, and companies in Republican states are feeling the pinch. Now, red state mega corporation Walmart is pushing back at the Trump administration to save Christmas ... or Christmas lights at least.Read More
Posted on December 31 2017
When planning an outdoor Christmas decorating project or if you have any other outdoor electrical needs, the question about what type of cord to use may arise. Some people research the differences between SPT-1 and SPT-2 cords online with the belief that the information that they will find is correct. However, there are several common misconceptions about these cords online, and you do not want to be swayed into making a less than ideal decision based on erroneous information. Before you install any type of outdoor lights, focus your attention on these factors in order to make the right decision for your needs and goals.Read More
Posted on October 15 2017
Productivity matters to a company, especially one that is attempting to get the most out of their workers. The problem is that finding ways to encourage employees to perform at optimal levels can get a little tricky. The following are a few tips that may help encourage productivity across the board.Read More
Posted on September 27 2017
There are many different types of lights available on the market, and each type has its advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to light bulbs, the options are endless. You could go with the popular incandescent bulb or, perhaps, a fluorescent or halogen bulb. There are also energy-efficient options such as Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.
Recently, however, another type of light has been developing in popularity. OLED is an LED which has an emissive electroluminescent layer made of an organic compound that puts out light as a response to electric currents. OLEDs are often used in television screens, computer monitors, cell phones, and handheld game consoles. Research has also been done into developing solid-state lighting with white OLED devices.Read More
Posted on August 31 2017
The Nanoleaf Aurora is an example of smart lighting in the current technological world. The smart lighting product was developed by Nanoleaf, a company that started as a Kickstarter campaign in the year of 2012. Nanoleaf's purpose is to use your walls as a source of innovation in both your home and the "commercial lighting industry."
The Nanoleaf Aurora starter kit comes with nine panels and every other material necessary to get you started with your new smart lighting system. The starter kit costs $199.99, and each additional expansion kit containing three more panels costs $59.99. The prices may seem expensive, but when you keep in mind the running cost of most smart options these days, it fits in a bit more.Read More
Posted on June 18 2017
LED lights are quickly becoming the most favored light source in American households. The United States Department of Energy has estimated that due to rising demand, prices for LED bulbs have dropped ninety percent since 2008.
LED bulbs are targeted towards customers through guaranteed savings. These savings have been proven by the Consumer Federation of America. Recently conducted studies about switching over to LED lighting have shown individual projected savings are greater than $1,000 over the span of the next 10 years.
What the Consumer Federation of America also found notable is that these bulbs only use approximately one dollar of electricity annually and usually cost less than five dollars to purchase! In comparison with incandescent and halogen bulbs, LED proves to be the cheapest, most efficient, and longest lasting option.Read More
Posted on May 15 2017
One of the most commonly reinvented features of a home as of late are lighting options. One of the best types of technology available for lighting is tunable solid-state lighting (SSL), which works to control both color and intensity of lights in a given location. These lights include features like human centric lighting (HCL) and Visa Lighting. Some companies that have worked on tunable LED lighting of technology include Acuity Brands and Philips Lighting. Their goal is to offer enhanced well being for people through lighting options in their living and working spaces.Read More
Posted on April 15 2017
Overall, it can be hard to tell the difference between light fixtures. Sometimes it could be buttons or dimming features. Smart lighting is one major detail that can differentiate light fixtures. Adding smart lighting will guarantee that you never have to enter a dark area again. Here are a few ways that you can add smart lighting to your home.
iDevices Switch stands out among a series of smart plugs. It can smarten up any type of lamp or any other device that is plugged into it. iDevices Switch also adds in options for voice control through Amazon Alexa and Siri. The iDevices Switch is the only smart plug with a built in nightlight and a side outlet.
Posted on March 16 2017
With the Internet of Things becoming an integral part of everyday living, even the process of controlling energy consumption has entered the realm of connectivity. Cody Miller, an entrepreneur from Denver, turned this concept into reality through the Ion Smart Outlet. This handy energy saving device remotely controls electricity usage through a smartphone or electronic tablet.
The innovative device seeks to address standby power issues at home and at work. Homes and businesses unknowingly waste power every day. Plugged electronic devices, even when turned off, still siphon electricity from the grid. Even if that device looks blissfully resting in one corner, it may be quietly tugging through the electric meter.
Posted on February 28 2017
There’s no doubt that the look of a car greatly influences one’s decision to purchase a car. With the developments in new automobile technology, parts of the car, like the front grille seem rather useless and unnecessary. But with an aim to make cars look a lot nicer, companies and designers are now taking a new route and adding embellishments to cars in the form of LED lighting.
Unlike normal lights which are normally used in cars, LED lighting tends to last longer and is more power efficient, contributing to the overall performance of the car. In addition, LED lights tend to emit less heat than standard lights and also serve as a great source of a high power light. With the transition of cars to their electronic versions, cars nowadays are getting a more sleek and stylish look owing to the creative designs and structures that can be formed using LED lights.
We are accent lighting specialists. Denver Illuminations has been providing Christmas, event, wedding and even landscape lighting for about 15 years. We are located in Denver so this blog will also include Denver and Colorado related information as well. If you like the blog drop us a comment on the posts we always appreciate feedback and try to respond regularly.
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