Current Trends Involving LED Technology #1: Connectivity


LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology is everywhere right now, and when Time magazine called 2013 The Year of the LED, the whole world knew they were no mere flash-in-the-pan! Since that time, LED technology has come on in leaps and bounds, with great strides being made in areas of energy-efficiency, longevity and light efficacy to name but a few.


As LEDs have improved, so has our interconnectedness via the internet, so we aim to illustrate the place of LEDs in this new global phenomenon.


IP Ratings of Electrical Enclosures in a Nutshell


According to Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changing and, as far as improved information now being available on the levels of protection against intrusion from foreign bodies and moisture, he’s right! IP (or “Ingress Protection) Ratings are an international standard by which the protection of all electrical enclosures is measured, so if you’re not sure about them please read on…


EU Ban Sounds the Death Knell for Halogen Bulbs


British consumers might start finding it more difficult to lay their hands on the halogen spotlight bulbs they’ve used for so long once their stockist’s supplies run out, thanks to an EU edict that has branded them “inefficient”. An EU ban on halogen and traditional incandescent bulbs has been in effect in Continental Europe for quite some time now and, later this year it goes even further, outlawing halogen bulbs such as candle and more traditionally-shaped bulbs, too.


How LEDs Can Help Reduce Your Environmental Impact


Contrary to popular belief, a “Carbon Footprint” is nothing to do with making the carpet all dirty after you’ve been walking in coal dust! No, a Carbon Footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that’s released into the atmosphere as a direct or indirect result of our everyday activities. These can be anything from driving the car to the shops to something as simple as switching on a light, so let’s have a look at ways that LEDs can reduce our Carbon Footprint and our impact on the environment…

Out With The Old (CFLs) and In With The New (LEDs)




For a while, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) represented the benchmark by which we’re judged the energy-efficiency of our light bulbs. They were a great deal more energy-efficient than the incandescent bulbs we’ve used for so long but now, with the advent of the LED Bulb (Light-Emitting Diode), people are beginning to replace their bulbs in their droves. Let’s compare the two types, shall we…