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2014 Nobel Prize Recognizes Blue LED Inventors: Why Now’s the Time to Celebrate

I’m not sure I would say these three men “perfected” LEDs, but we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. 

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WNDLC: June Update

In my last blog post, I mentioned that perhaps tracking a monthly top 10 average over time would be a valuable thing. It weeds out the “just barelys” and the “good enoughs” and targets the fixtures that hit the list each month that are pushing LED fixture efficacy higher. So, here is a look at the top 10 monthly average over time, for the three different fixture types I have analyzed so far.

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T8 LED Tubes – What are my options?

In my mind there are three major categories of T8 LED Tube replacements: Direct Lamp Replacements, Ballast/Driver Swap and Ballast Bypass. They all have advantages and disadvantages, which I will discuss. 

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What’s New on the DLC: T8 LED Tubes

Summer is (almost) here. Let’s go tubing!!!

So far we have reviewed the history of Highbay fixtures and Recessed Troffers on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) list. T8 LED Tubes is the next DLC category we’ll take a look at.

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