Brandishing Halogen Lights
Everyday you hear someone complaining about the high costs of electricity. With petroleum crisis predicted to unfold in the next five to ten years, green technology is not just a side project anymore. Many private and government sectors are working to find affordable and viable options for producing electricity. Alternative energy sources range from goliath wind turbines to solar fields the size of small counties.
If one is looking for a cleaner and more efficient source of energy solely, these are good alternatives. However, the other part of the equation makes as much or more sense optimizing the electronics and electrical systems we use already. This starts with each family or individual making their everyday surroundings more efficient. Starting with something as simple as light bulbs. Incandescent lighting although comforting and warm, is really becoming a thing of the past with most states and a handful of countries mandating the halt in production for these lights. Luckily there exists an much more efficient, less polluting, and longer lasting source of lighting known as solid state lighting, or LEDs. With many LED companies retro fitting their lights to simply screw into pre-existing light fixtures, theres no need to have a electrician replace full light cans or track lighting. These 8 20 watt LED retrofits emit more light than their incandescent or halogen counterparts. As for fluorescents, they are made with mercury and dont have the same lifetime as LEDs.
Its evident that a plethora of industries can see the benefits of LED lighting. Today many automobile manufacturers are using them in head and taillights. Off Road LED lights are replacing the High Intensity Displays usually found on ATVs, tractors, and snow equipment. You will find them brandishing halogen lights for use as LED bike lights, LED Flashlights, and LED Headlamps. Critics of LEDs argue that there are two initial downsides to the technology: 1. Initial costs , and 2. The actual efficiency of lumens per watt with existing LED technology. Counter arguments can be made explaining that LED retro fit and replacement bulbs are well within affordability Costco is selling them at very competitive pricing brackets. Secondly, lumen testing on current Cree, Bridgelux, and Seoul emitters is showing 130 lumens per watt on average. Thus eliminating the negative claims confronting LED technology. With no clear end in sight for rising fuel prices, there needs to be a revolution for already existing electrical systems in our homes and places of work.
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