Category Archives: The Facts of Light

An Ounce of Prevention for Facility Managers

Recently, LinkedIn’s Facility Managers Group swapped workplace horror stories in an illuminating  discussion titled, “Stories of Neglect: What have you seen as a Facilities Manager that has been a result of poor maintenance or complete lack(there)of?” We noticed that a … Continue reading

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LED Wall Packs Ahead of Lighting Standards

Some individuals interested in the Owl Outdoor LED Wall Pack family have asked us if any of the units are qualified by Energy Star or the DesignLights Consortium. (Energy Star applies to green products typically for the home and for … Continue reading

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A More Halogen-Like Dimmable LED Light Bulb?

A recent LEDs Magazine story uncovered some new design processes for dimmable halogen replacement bulbs. These processes require a lot of refinement (and solutions to new problems), with the end-goal of making LED bulbs appear to dim the same way … Continue reading

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LEDs, BUGs, and the Fight Against Stranger Danger

When browsing literature to specify lighting, you may come across something called a BUG rating. (These are part of the Outdoor Photometric Test Reports like the ones for each Owl Outdoor LED Wall Pack.) This three-number score does not assess … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the Owl Outdoor LED Wall Pack: Bridgelux Edition

LED Waves subscribers and customers know that the Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack is one of the most exciting new developments from our line of LED lights made in the USA. With a wide range of power/light output options, from … Continue reading

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LEDs Shine Light on Brain Functions

Thanks to some small LED lights, we’re making big strides in unlocking the mysteries of the brain. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a method of manipulating neuron proteins using an LED. By observing the resulting … Continue reading

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Now Available: 50W Owl Outdoor LED Wall Pack Test Results

LED Waves is pleased to announce the release of the UL Photometric Outdoor Test Report and IES files for the 50 Watt Owl Pack! These results are the first of many that will come in for this 10-200 Watt series … Continue reading

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How One LED T8 Outperforms Two or More Fluorescent Tubes

We’re really excited about the upcoming changes to our LED T8 tube, as mentioned in the previous post. We think the hyper efficient new LUXEON chips, as well as the two power levels, will make it easy for users replace … Continue reading

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PPL Joins the LED Revolution

Pennsylvania-based energy company PPL Corporation is offering customers a free LED light bulb for signing up for their paperless billing program by December 15th. This is a double win for sustainability; not only is PPL saving trees and fuel associated … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Holonyak

Last month saw the retirement of the man credited as the inventor of LED light. Nick Holonyak hung his teaching hat at the University of Illinois on July 31st, though colleagues say the 84-year old will likely continue his research … Continue reading

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