Dude, Where’s My Bulb?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Fixtures, LED | 0 comments

LG is one of my favorite lighting companies because they make high performance LED light modules. Recently, they debuted a new OLED lamp that doesn’t have a light bulb. This lamp certainly gets around the USA ban on the incandescent lamp! As mentioned in my previous blogs, OLEDs are very thin and flexible, creating an opportunity to design lighting products that are certainly outside of the box. The new lamp, shown in the...

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Did Cree Shatter the Efficiency Benchmark?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Fixtures, LED | 0 comments

The headlines read “Cree Shatters Efficiency Benchmark with First 200-Lumen-Per-Watt LED Luminaire.” A 200-lumen-per-watt (LPW) is twice the efficiency of the best linear fluorescent luminaires—but is it real? Department of Energy (DOE) projections estimate this level of luminaire efficiency would not occur until after 2020. Is it possible that Cree’s latest innovation has achieved this level of efficiency six years...

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How to Update a Cool Antique Light Fixture

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Fixtures | 0 comments

In a recent lighting forum discussion, a user posted photos of an old antique fixture they found in the woods. It is a very unique fixture that the person was looking to restore and reuse, but did not know how to. Luckily, an Access Fixtures lighting specialist was there to help! This fixture is a revere harp pump island light that originally used a 150 watt bulb with a mogul socket. The Access Fixtures lighting specialists...

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New NASA Images Shed Light on the World at Night

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Fixtures | 0 comments

NASA has released new images of the world at night from the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. The images were captured in April and October 2012. The image below is a composite image of the world at night. These images were made available by NASA’s new, advanced imaging technology. The images are beautiful, and allow us a look at light use (and light pollution) all over the world. Read...

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LED…Bollards…?!?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Fixtures | 0 comments

Dr. Bulb here with some amazing news! Ok, so maybe I’m a little over excited about this…but LED Bollards are finally here!   As you may have read in my previous posts, I believe LEDs are truly the lighting of the future. They are low cost, low maintenance, last significantly longer than other lighting options, and are some of the most energy efficient lights on the market. How could you not love...

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