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What advantages are offered by LED Light Bulbs?

Earlier, you used to find LED Light bulbs only in specialty stores and in general, their use was very restricted. However, with time, the advantages of these bulbs started being realized by people for using them at offices and homes. Apart from these, the bulbs can be used for street lighting, retail stores and exhibition halls too. Earlier, people used to not consider LED lights for all purposes, due to their expensive prices. However, now, there has been a gradual reduction in the prices and there are several advantages that help in overlooking the cost factor. Given below are some advantages through which the popularity of LED lights and LED Light bulbs have increased over a period of time.1) Reduced power consumptionWhen we talk about LED Light Bulbs, they consume very less power as compared to the compact fluorescent lights or incandescent bulbs. The cost of these bulbs might be higher but owing to their low consumption of power, it definitely becomes a very cost-effective option. There would be a consi...


Lemon Battery Light Bulb Experiment

How to Make a Lemon BatteryRequirements Lemon (fresh and juicy) Nail (2"galvanized, zinc-coated steel nail)Lemon Battery Light Bulb ExperimentStep 1The first step is to cut a slit into one side of the juicy lemon, and insert the clean copper coin into it. On the other side, insert the galvanized zinc nail. Ensure that the nail and coin do not touch each other. The coin and nail form the positive and negative electrodes respectively, thereby forming the single cell of the battery. The two oppositely charged electrodes will now permit the flow of electrons through them. The free electrons from the lemon juice will travel from the negative electrode (nail) to the positive electrode (coin).Step 2The rate at which the electrons flow is called voltage. The faster the electrons flow, the higher the voltage. The voltmeter will measure the rate of electron flow. If one connects the voltmeter to the electrodes, a voltage of 0.906 volts will be detected. However, this is not enough to light a bulb.Step 3To achieve...


The Benefits of Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Installing under cabinet lighting in your kitchen has many benefits. Under cabinet lighting uses low-voltage bulbs to make tasks easier and safer by delivering directed light to a specific area. Under cabinet lighting can provide two functions in your kitchen. It can provide task lighting for countertop food preparation and accent lighting to highlight your countertops and backsplash. Although under cabinet is also useful in workshops, garages, and basements, here we will focus on the kitchen.Benefits of Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting1) Energy efficient - Under cabinet lighting can save energy by eliminating the need to light up an entire room. 2) Variety of bulbs - Energy efficient lights bulbs are most often used for under-the-cabinet lighting fixtures. Common under cabinet light bulbs include fluorescent, halogen, LED, and xenon bulbs. 3) Eliminate shadows - Under cabinet lighting reduces the shadows created by wall cabinets and overhead ceiling lighting. Proper spacing of under cabinet lighting eliminate...


Portable Light Towers for Convenient Lighting in Remote Areas

A light tower is one of the most useful illumination devices for lighting up large areas. It essentially comprises a tall post that has been fixed with a light assembly at its upper end. These towers are installed on small, yet heavy-duty trailers that enable the user to transport the light tower from one place to another. Light towers need to be powered by fuels such as diesel or gasoline. Portable light towers can be easily transported from one place to another. They can be set-up at construction sites, mining sites, search and rescue operations, outdoor events, parking lots, or at any place where electrical power isn't available. These towers are also used during natural calamities such as cyclones that tend to snap power supply. Depending on the amount of illumination required, one can opt for a 4-light, 8-light, 12-light or even 16-light tower. You could choose to switch on a limited number of lights from the light assembly. For instance, you could switch on just 2 lights in your 4-light tower if you...


Finding the Perfect Touch Lamp

While a touch table lamp can be complex on the inside, the outside can be simple and beautiful. These lamps have features that allow you to control different levels of brightness depending the mood you like to set. They are also easy to use because they require only a touch of your finger to operate. If you are trying to find a lamp that is within your budget, you need to shop around to find the best deal and still find one that fits your style. Prices on these touch lamps can really vary due to different factors. The brand, material, model and style can all affect the price. Certain brands that are well known may be higher in price. Don't feel that you can't buy a lamp from a brand you are not familiar with. They can often be lower in price but still reliable. Just check reviews before buying. The material can greatly affect the price as well. Depending on the style you want, lampshades can be constructed of satin, twill or plastic. Different models will have different wattages. The stronger the wattage is,...


Energy Saving Light Bulbs: CFL and LED Bulbs

25% of a typical home's electricity is spent on lighting inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Each year, more and more homeowners are choosing to replace their incandescent bulbs with more efficient bulbs. Two of the most efficient energy saving light bulbs used in homes are CFL (compact fluorescent) and LED (light emitting diode) bulbs. Both of these bulb types have become more popular as home owners realize the great energy saving benefits. While CFL and LED cost more than the conventional incandescent bulbs, they prove to last much longer. You won't need to replace CFL and LED bulbs as often as incandescent bulbs.CFL BulbsCFL bulbs are compact fluorescent bulbs that have a twisting shape appearance. They are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs because they produce less heat and last longer. They use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescent bulbs. For example, one, 18 watt CFL in place of one, 75 watt incandescent bulb, will save about 570 Kilowatts (kWh). The average c...


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