Friday, March 27, 2015

Lights Which Are Lighting Your Life

Today’s beautiful, shining and durable lights prove that we have come a long way since the days of using candles or hanging them on the tree. Light is an essential part of our life. 

With this infographic, created by our amazing team at Auto LED Shop, we are sharing information about the popular lights.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Why LED Light Bulbs Are Smart Investments?

It’s no more a secret that LED or Light Emitting Diodes are ruling the lighting industry and will be the future of lighting. Tests on LED lighting have always been able to prove that they can save more than 65% of energy consumption and for a better output. LEDs further don’t generate any form of heat in the process and are also considered to be Eco-friendly alternatives. There are several reasons that make LED’s a smarter investment than other lighting alternatives.

1. Longer Life

LEDs present the advantage of having the longest life. Their operational life expectation can be a monstrous 100,000 hours. This is actually more than 11 years of continuous operation, 22 years if you use 50% if its capacity every day. It will basically take you a lifetime before you would need to change your LED fixture.
2. Energy efficient 

Compared to conventional CFL, LEDs can save more than 80% on illumination. Incandescent bulbs on the other hand, just use 20% of the energy to produce light and the rest is wasted in other forms. Consequently, you would be saving more with an LED light. The savings can be further multiplied with the longer life span of the bulbs. 

3. Durability
LED lights are built with highly sturdy components that will be able to withstand even the most rugged environmental conditions and rough usage. LED lights are made to be shock resistant and thus make a great choice for outdoor lighting. 

4. Flexibility Of Design
LED bulbs can be molded into any shape, either to match a d├ęcor or offer a better spread of the light. Individual lights can also be integrated with dynamic controls that adjust the brightness, distribution and color. Well designed bulbs can create great lighting arrangement, not just for the space but also for your mood. 

5. Operational In Extreme Temperatures
Be it a desert or the Polar Regions, LEDs can work in any condition without any affect on the quality of illumination. Consequently, they are used in outdoor settings against elements like wind, snow, rain and dust. 

6. Instant Lighting
Opposed to CFL systems, LEDs light up quickly presenting a thorough illumination. This is the reason they have found high demands in the street lights, infrastructure projects and signal lighting. Also, frequent switching off and on doesn’t quite affect the lifetime of the bulb. 

7. Works In Low Voltage
Since LED lights use 80% (or more) of the electricity that is passed through it, it can provide sufficient illumination even during low voltage conditions. Many people actually connect LED bulbs to solar power sources to light up spaces. 

8. Light Focus
LEDs have been designed to concentrate the light into a small region of the bulb, and offer a stronger beam. This is why LED illumination is being increasingly used in the automobile industry. Directional lighting makes LED a great choice over traditional halogens in this case. 

9. Eco Friendly
Last but not the least; LED lights are highly eco friendly. The bulbs are free of any kind of toxic chemicals that might ruin a landfill. On the other hand, conventional fluorescent bulbs contain substantial amounts of mercury that can be disastrous for the environment. Led lights are 100% recyclable and helps reduce the carbon footprints for both home and commercial spaces. The longer operational life of the bulbs also meant that it can save a lot in material and production. 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Is Oled Lighting Better Than Led?

OLED isn’t exactly a new technology anymore. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode integrates organic compounds that lit up when fed with electricity. While there isn’t much of a difference between OLED and LED (simply, Light Emitting Diode), OLED’s are remarkably flexible, consume even less power and every organic pixel works independently. LEDs use blue semiconductor diodes in combination with yellow phosphor to emit light but OLED lighting technology comprises of a semiconductor material that is sandwiched between electrodes. OLEDs present the advantage of being put into a variety of devices and surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic. Since each pixel lights up independently, the light source isn’t from a single point but rather radiates throughout, creating a smoother experience. According to the latest market statistics, OLED lighting will grow up to a $1.3 billion market by 2023.

Difference Between Oled And Led Lighting

If you are looking to get an answer as to which is a better technology, there would be several factors counting in. In reality, OLED technology still has a long way to go before it catches up with the pace of LED. Further, LEDs offer more energy efficiency at just a fraction of the cost. LED light bulbs can be designed to emit concentrated lights that can travel to longer distances than OLEDs. LED fixtures are being used globally and are supposed to be the best answer for spot lighting. 

OLEDs on the other hand are more like natural sunlight and soft/diffused illumination. This is also the reason, OLED lighting technology has been able to bring out superior/truer colors of the surrounding and consequently have found us in TV illumination technology. OLED scores 90 on the scale for color rating index. The maximum in this scale is hundred, the rating for sunlight.

OLED also presents an advantage over LED when it comes to wider lighting arrangements. By nature, OLED lighting comes in a panel allowing for wider distribution of lights without the need for extra components that scatter light. Since OLEDs provide a diffused light source, there is minimal glare or harsh shadows. LEDs in this aspect work as a concentrated light source and creating strong beams that light up smaller areas.

Oleds As Lighting Technology

Practically put, OLEDs can never replace LED technology for lighting. If OLEDs will be used in light bulbs, it would require increased amount of lighting and consequent heating up the organic elements which are quite sensitive. As a result they will degrade fast and the lifetime of the bulbs would be quite limited. Again, the light intensity/brightness produced by a single LED bulb is equal to three OLED panels. As a result they cannot be used in spaces that need proper lighting. OLED lighting technology is best used for decorations and filling up corners. 

Where To Use OLED Lights?

As we have already learned, OLEDs are soft light and cannot be used in conventional lighting arrangements. However, they can be used as filler light to produce more details. OLED lighting technology is used in desk lamps and several kinds of workstations. Also, OLEDs are comparatively cool to touch and can be positioned near seats, above kitchen counters and spaces that are more likely to get physical proximity. 

Last but not the least, OLED is still an expensive technology. Lighting fixtures made from OLED can cost multiple times the cost of LED alternatives. OLED is a beautiful alternative but yet to get fully functional.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Top 10 Lighting and LED Trends For 2015

Leading Analytics Company, HIS, has revealed 10 trends that will shape the lighting and LED industry of 2015.  These trends are believed to lower down the cost of LED in this year and could lead to improved margins. 

The Top 10 Predictions Are Here:

1. China—The LED Dragon—Will Continue To Grow

While maintaining their low pricing, Chinese companies have to improve the quality to compete with the emerging international markets.

2. Sky Is The Limit Of Cloud-Based Smart Lighting

Cloud-based smart lighting will gain good market share in the year 2015.

3. Changing Fortunes For Lighting Companies Expected In 2015

Re-organisations and changes in corporate structure will increase the margins. Due to the positive market growth, it is expected that LED’s will be available at lower costs. 

4. Li-Fi, A Brighter Way To Communicate

Visual Light Communication (Li-Fi) is predicted to make its way this year. It might be possible that we will see some good commercial projects using this emerging technology this year.

5. Is Lighting Poised For A Quantum Leap?

QD-LEDs still have a long way to go. We will keep an eye on this trend as QD-LEDs are supposed to replace OLED displays this year.

6. OLED Luminaries, And Where To Buy Them

Companies are set to offer premium range of OLED luminaries this year which will eventually create interest. Good signs of growth for OLED industry.

7. LED Filament Bulbs

These bulbs combine the benefits of LED lamps with the familiar design of incandescent bulbs. At the end consumers will decide whether this trend will be in limelight in year 2015 or not.

8. Packaged LED Industry Is Moving Downstream And Getting Smarter

Smart lighting sensors will be a key trend in 2015. 

9. Is your streetlight all that it seems?

Small street lighting project will moved towards city-wide installations.

10. Automotive applications driving optoelectronic component market 

This will be a good year for optoelectronic component suppliers who are focusing on the automotive industry. 

Stay connected for more updates.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How Much Fuel We Need For A Year?

Electricity has become the most important necessity to accomplish our day to day tasks. Without electricity offices and households can’t go a minute. Average energy consumption of a UK Household in 2013 was 4,170 kWh. It is not only about the comfort but work too.

As the energy consumption is increasing rapidly throughout the world, Auto LED Shop is created this infographic to show how much energy whether electrical, coal, nuclear or otherwise is needed to power up a house for month. 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Find The Right LED Bulb for Your Car in Just 3 steps

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it.

Soviet inventor Oleg Losev reported the creation of the first LED in 1927 but no practical use was made of the discovery for several decades.

LEDs are at the forefront of the new trend in lighting technology. They are highly efficient with energy-saving benefits when used around the home. 

LEDs are also used in applications as diverse as aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, traffic signals and camera flashes. 

So Why Choose LED?

LED light bulbs are super-efficient. While in use they reduce energy consumption significantly thus reducing your electricity bills. LED bulbs only use 10% of the electricity that other bulbs were using before to provide the same amount of light, meaning they also last longer. 

While you are saving on your electricity bill, you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Electricity is usually produced by burning fossil fuels which release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By using less electricity with LED bulbs, you use less fossil fuel.

80% of energy for electricity is wasted on heat. LED bulbs are known for their cold lighting because they utilise up to 90% of energy provided.

To sum up:
•    Highly efficient
•    Reduce electricity bills
•    Environmental benefits
•    Long lasting

We are the market leader in LED upgrade bulbs, and we have experience and expertise in the automotive lighting sector for over 5 years. We aim to bring you the latest and brightest LED bulbs of the highest quality at competitive prices.

On the homepage of our website, you can find the correct LED bulb for your car in three simple steps:

You can upgrade all of your lights, some of them or just one of them if you have upgraded already.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

10 Top Reasons To Switch To LED Lighting Today

Everyone knows the fundamentals and basic reasons for choosing LED lighting over any other traditional lighting. You can also find the financial and environmental benefits of switching to LED bulbs by simply browsing the internet. Here we are going to discuss few less known reasons of choosing LED lights.

1. Depending on the number of bulbs per strand, with LED lights you can run approximately 20 strands end to end. This saves you the number of 3 way splitters and extension cords. While using these lights at any occasion you don’t need to worry much about the extensions because you can accomplish the task using the extension cords you already have, you don’t need to buy extra. 

2. When installing large amount of lights in commercial setting, working with LED’s is a lot easier option compared to incandescent bulbs.

3.  Unlike incandescent bulbs LED lights are less likely to cause fire. If you are considering electrical safety and want more light than LED is the perfect choice.

4. They are made of extremely durable hard plastic so you don’t need to think twice while putting them on the ground. 

5. Unlike incandescent mini lights, LED’s don’t rust out of the socket when water gets into the socket. They are overall more durable than any other traditional lamp.

6. They don’t start to dim because of voltage drop. LED lights can accept a large range of voltage variation and are perfect choice for Christmas lighting as well.

7. LED lights are deeper, richer and more vivid; consumers like the blue LEDs a lot. They are made of diode so they don’t need to be dipped into paint to produce colors.

8. LED light bulbs help you reduce your carbon footprints.  

9. There are LED lamps for almost every occasion like Valentine’s Day, wedding light, Halloween lights etc.

10. They are easy to use, energy efficient and are replacing all the traditional lighting systems.