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LED Lighting

LED lighting is a popular form of energy efficient lighting that can be found in many commercial and domestic applications, from display lighting in a retail business to a replacement for your bayonet type incandescent household bulb. LEDs are a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light, using 85% less energy than other typical lighting methods. This form of lighting reduces running costs in the long term and potentially offers less environmental impact.

 

LEDs have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting, up to 20 years in some cases and LED lighting is also capable of displaying a broad spectrum of colours, which adds to their appeal in display environments. Although generally more expensive than conventional lighting, LED lighting will eventually pay off, and in the meantime, you will get less radiant heat production, longer bulb life, and you could even control them with your Smartphone.

 

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Using Flexible LED Strips in a Kitchen

With my new found understanding of (or obsession with) LED lighting, it was pretty likely that our kitchen refurb would include some. From past experiences of my family changing everything to red tinted bulbs for Halloween, RGB LEDs sounded like a great option. After gathering some advice we decided to go for flexible RGB LED strips for the under cabinet lighting and accent lighting under the centre island.

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A custom LED light box for photography

Brilliant illumination with ILS Dragon6 LED strips...

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LED Strip Illumination for a Laser Cutter Project

Evaluating Duris E5 PowerFlex LED Strips and making up an assembly for a laser cutter.

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LED Strips Enable a New Generation of Interior Lighting Design

Flexible LED lighting strips enable a new approach to lighting for interior decorators, designers and architects.

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leonie

LED Lighting

September 19, 2016 16:35

Design with Petunia LEDs for better, bigger harvests

Petunia starter kits from ILS enable electronic design engineers to create horticultural lighting solutions in a range of wavelength combinations for plants at any stage of growth. Speed up product development with these ready-to-use packages

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ILS

LED Lighting

August 31, 2016 13:12

CERN Chooses ILS PowerStar LED Array to Illuminate Proton Pulse Experiment

Scientists at CERN chose their PowerStar LED arrays to illuminate a vacuum tank used for an experiment that impacted high intensity and energy proton pulses onto high-density materials such as iridium, tungsten, molybdenum and tantalum.

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Connector Geek

LED Lighting

August 4, 2016 15:29

QH Series Halo LED Indicators from APEM

Switches, buttons and keypads are the interface between your design and the user. More than any other component, your switch is the part of your design that your user will handle the most. This means it needs to be robust, attractive and pleasant to use. And in some applications, your switch needs to stand out. With their new QH series halo indicator, APEM have made this task a little easier.

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ILS

LED Lighting

August 4, 2016 08:53

LED Strips Enable a New Generation of Interior Lighting Design

Flexible LED lighting strips enable a new approach to lighting for interior decorators, designers and architects.

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ILS

LED Lighting

July 25, 2016 13:59

Explore LED Lighting Design With YouTube Tutorials

ILS videos explain the many component options available for bespoke LED lighting solutions. Intelligent LED Solutions (ILS) has created a series of videos to help engineers understand the components available for the design of LED lighting.

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AmyPrattis

LED Lighting

July 1, 2016 10:30

How to Choose an LED Lens or Reflector

This includes the basic factors to consider when choosing an LED lens or reflector for your application.

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