Nobel Prize for Inventors of Blue LEDs Who Gave Us White Light

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to 3 scientists who invented blue LEDs. In the early 1990s red and green diodes had been around for a long time but without blue light, white  light could not be created. Despite big efforts, the blue LED had remained a challenge for three decades and its invention triggered a fundamental …

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LEDs are safer than other types of bulbs

There are a number of potential health and safety benefits to upgrading your lights to LEDs. Innovation is continuing in the lighting industry on a number of fronts. Not only are manufacturers developing more efficient light bulbs, but they are also longer-lasting, more affordable and safer to use. The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) poses few, if any, health risks …

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Choosing LED bulbs – what are the options?

Whereas upgrading to LED bulbs has multiple benefits – ranging from cost and reduced lighting maintenance to energy efficiency – there is one difficult part of the process – namely deciding which options to go for. Key considerations when choosing between the various types of LEDs include figuring out how it fits in with your lighting set-up, your individual preferences, …

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LEDs last longer – much longer

Homeowners need to consider a range of factors when buying light bulbs for their home, ranging from shape, size, colour and temperature, to energy consumption and cost per unit, as they will all have a bearing on customer satisfaction. Each bulbs has its own purpose, just as each person has their own preferences, and there are a variety of lighting …

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Dimming your LED lights for a romantic Valentine’s Day

LEDs provide romantic lighting for Valentine's day

Friday February 14th is upon us, and that only means one thing – it’s Valentine’s Day. The day of the year when love-struck singletons aim to woo their would-be partner, and couples make an extra effort to do something romantic together. Many people choose to head out on the town on Valentine’s Day evening, eager to enjoy the nightlife and treat their …

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