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Get the latest scoop on LED lighting

Submitted by on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 Loading Add to favourites  7 Comments

led lighting is energy efficientAs you know, Mr Green and I are fans of LED lighting. We’re now running the downstairs of our home on LEDs powered by solar. It’s been a steep learning curve and there are still improvements to make, but it feels good to be part self sufficient with our lighting.

It seems we are in good company with our passion for LED lighting!

Gary Gill has set up a new green lighting internet resource called LED consumer.

As you’re probably aware, LED lighting offers significantly better efficiency than incandescent (up to 80% more efficient) or halogen lighting without any of the negative environmental impacts of CFL light bulbs.

LED lighting is still relatively new, but the future looks bright to us and we feel that soon LED will lead the way in the lighting market.

Gary recognises that cost can be a prohibitive factor and there isn’t much standardisation in the quality of LEDs available to consumers. His goal, through LED consumer, is to provide you with the most up to date LED lighting industry news, latest innovative products and newest applications. Gary will be reviewing light bulbs too, so you get non-biased opinion to help you make good choices and avoid costly mistakes.

As well as the latest articles and releases in the LED market, you’ll find resources to help you make a decision, a supplier index and there will soon be a forum for you to discuss your experiences with other users!

All in all it’s a great one-stop resource for all things LED related. If you’re confused about your choices, want the best deal or don’t know your colour spectrum from your lumens, LED consumer is worth checking out!

How about you? Would you use LED lighting, have you used it and experienced disappointment or are you an LED pro?

Share your thoughts in the comment below!

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7 Comments »

  • I had heard that led will be big in the home this year, you get the savings from running the light, alot greener and less hit emitted from the bulbs! They have been used for years in retail lighting especially around make up containers so not to heat the make up. Glad its making the cross over into the home!

  • Mrs Green says:

    @pure planet recycling: Hi there. It is good news indeed; I’d never considered they were used in retail because they don’t create so much heat. Thanks for that!

  • Goo says:

    This interests us as we live off-grid and anything that takes the pressure off our inverter and generator is good. I was pleased to see that their website pointed to UK retailers, we’re possibly a bit behing the US in this and they’re quite hard to find.

    I didn’t know they were used in shops not to melt make-up either, fascinating!

  • Mrs Green says:

    @Goo: I don’t think I realised you were off grid. Well LEDs would be fabulous for you and I agree it’s great to see some UK retailers getting on board.

  • I am looking forward to the release of LEP’s – Light Emitting Polymers (based on pioneering work in Cambridge University and adopted by Sony). In theory LEP’s are easier to manufacture and may actually be “sprayed” onto a surface using the emerging technology of rapid prototyping.

  • I’m a kitchen designer in St. Louis. We are doing a new display in our showroom and in an effort to showcase the “latest and greatest” we are using LED lighting in one area of the display.

  • Mrs Green says:

    @LED lighting Lover: Sounds great; I hope the display in your showroom goes well,