LED Technology Offers Expanding Lighting Possibilities

LED  lighting
LED lighting

LED, or light-emitting diode, lighting is fast becoming the norm in homes and businesses throughout the world. Property owners and builders increasingly are turning to the likes of LED equipment and fixture manufacturers to bring the efficiency and savings these lights can provide to every room.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the installation of LED lighting can cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent. In addition, LED lights can last a good 50 percent longer than old fashioned incandescent lights.

LEDs also bring a whole new level of versatility to lighting. Interior designers and manufacturers have joined in bringing an artistry of light to new and heretofore unimaginable uses. LED lighting long has been used, for example, to brighten rooms with under-the-counter light, recessed lighting, and even chandeliers. Now it is being added to faucets and shower heads to create streams of colorful water. LED wallpaper is available, as are center pieces for the table as well as in the tables themselves. The light system also has added to personal safety and protection by illuminating bicycle wheels, umbrellas, and animal harnesses.

Even with these ever expanding benefits, many have been slow to completely adopt LED lighting into their homes and businesses. This likely is because the lights so far have been more expensive on the initial investment end due to a higher cost of production.

Invention is intervening to end that limitation and revolutionize the production of LED lighting. Engineers recently have developed a method of LED manufacturing that uses inorganic materials in combination with organic, which then is dissolved to make a solution that virtually can be painted on. The result is a material that will shine a blue, red, or green light and that can be used to make a light bulb or strip.

The new process saves money in production because it only needs one layer to achieve the desired effects. Current production techniques typically involve stacking four or five layers onto each other to attain the same results.

The inventors of the new system say this could completely revolutionize the production of lighting for home and industrial uses. One product they continue to work on using this new technique, they said, is to create active-matrix, organic LED screens that are stretchable.

LEDucation Event For Lighting And Energy Professionals

LED fixtures
LED fixtures

The 2016 LEDucation Event is aimed toward professionals working in building design, lighting and electrical contracting, and those working in the power industry. However, it is also open to anyone who wants to improve lighting functions, in both business and residential applications. The symposium takes place at the Hilton, NY, in Midtown, March 29 to March 30.

CEUs and Education

The educational events are divided by category. Some are designed for those working in interior design. Other classes are aimed toward contractors and builders, wanting to optimize the lighting functions within a given space. The schedule of guest speakers and their specific topics is listed for each day, on the event website. Each topic is schedule for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, depending on the topic. Attendees will find plenty of presentations to attend throughout the day. They can also register for various seminars each morning of the event, beginning at 7:30am. Some of the seminar topics include LEd Lighting residential applications, Lighting codes in New York City, Lighting Controls, and Wired vs Wireless Lighting.

There are plenty of educational meetings to attend both days. Those who want to complete all their annual CEUs in a short time will find plenty of conferences to attend on both days. Attendees can book their stay in the Hilton, to avoid the need for car rental and additional travel expenses.


The trade floor is open both days, with a map of vendor locations. The floor opens both days at 10:00am. There are over 250 vendors expected for the trade show floor. Attendees can expect to see many manufacturers of lighting and lighting products, within the industry. Some architectural lighting experts are also expected. Visitors can find out what’s new in the lighting industry or simply browse for a specific solution to a lighting dilemma. The vendors will be set up in the ballroom and in America’s Hall I. A floor plan of the trade show floor is available on the website, so visitors can quickly find the products or manufacturers of interest. A full page, printable map of the trade show floor set can be quickly printed from the office or hotel.

4 Steps To Diagnose Your IPhone Repair Needs

19147747_mlHas your brand new iPhone suddenly become an iDud? There’s usually a fast and simple way to fix nearly every broken iPhone! You can have repairs done even on the most seemingly impossible breaks. From broken screens to phones that refuse to turn on. Follow these simple steps to troubleshoot a broken iphone.

Step 1: Is the screen broken?

Replacing a broken screen is a simple and affordable to have fixed.   Search for a iphone repair center near you, and call or drop in for a quote on the repair.  If your screen is broken, but, the image is clear underneath then it is a simple repair that will cost just a fraction of what it would to replace an iPhone. If the image is distorted or there are lines running across the screen there may be an issue with the LED or the digitizer. Both are fixable by a trained technician.

Step 2: Will the phone turn on?

Any smartphone that won’t turn on usually indicates an issue with the battery. If your phone won’t start, first try cleaning the contacts, amazingly, just simple cleaning will do the trick.  It’s common to get a piece of lint from a pocket or other debris interfering with the charging process.  If cleaning doesnt do the trick, find a reputable technician that specializes in iphone repair.   Batteries do eventually wear out after so many charging cycles, but again – it is a simple and affordable fix.

Step 3: Will the phone run slowly, or certain apps stop working?

Sometimes an issue with an app can be either the application’s fault or the result of a virus or malware installed on your device. Most of the time local iphone repair centers will only address hardware failures.   A slow running phone usually means a software or app issue.   Make sure your data is backed up, and perform a full factory reset.  It issues persist, you will need to call customer support for the device that you own.

Step 4: Broken buttons, or won’t charge.

Broken buttons or ports are common issues, second only to broken iPhone screen repair.  Good news again, most of the buttons, covers, ports, flaps, etc.. can easily and affordably be replaced.

Remember, when something goes wrong with your iPhone, don’t spend hundreds of dollars to buy new, or a replacement.  iPhone repair in most areas is fast and affordable!