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New Leapfrog Lighting PAR Series Now Among the Most Efficient Spec-Quality Bulbs—at a Lowered Cost

Leapfrog Lighting’s industry-standard Energy Star certified PAR LED bulbs are now higher-efficiency at a lower cost. The Leapfrog Lighting PAR bulbs have always been known for consistency bulb-to-bulb and stringent color qualities. “This isn’t about revolutionary change,” explained Stephen Naor, CEO of Leapfrog Lighting. “Our PAR line was already among the best for what we…More >

A lighting toolkit that proves employees can be more productive under better light

A lighting toolkit that proves employees can be more productive under better light

Those in the lighting industry, or, more specifically, those studying the effects of light on health, know that workplace lighting has an impact on the health and productivity of employees. Most companies, however, rarely (if ever) make decisions about lighting upgrades based on these “human-related” factors. The question is, if companies could be provided with…More >

Why it was time the invention of the blue LED was recognized for a Nobel Prize

Why it was time the invention of the blue LED was recognized for a Nobel Prize

This month, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for the invention of “efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Why is the creation of the blue LED a significant achievement worth the Nobel Prize? Essentially, these three scientists figured…More >

New Research Poll: The Majority of Business Owners and Managers Prefer to Finance the Upfront Costs of LED Lighting Implementation

New Research Poll: The Majority of Business Owners and Managers Prefer to Finance the Upfront Costs of LED Lighting Implementation

A new poll commissioned by Leapfrog Lighting verifies a preference for financing the implementation costs of LED lighting. A total of 66.3% of business owners and managers indicated a preference to finance. Of these, 20.2% indicated yes unconditionally, 32.1% yes but dependent on the terms, and 14% yes, when the time was right. Only 16.5%…More >

LED lighting and the MacAdam Ellipse

LED lighting and the MacAdam Ellipse

If you look closely at the fine print in the technical datasheets or product boxes of lighting products, you will find reference to an ANSI specification C78.377-2008, which is associated with Correlated Color Temperature (CCT). This specification sets standards, or more specifically, tolerances, for color consistency among light sources. How these tolerances—what is considered an…More >

New Research Reveals That the Majority of Business Owners Use, or Plan to Use, LED Bulbs, Although Half or Them Delayed Due to Upfront Costs

New Research Reveals That the Majority of Business Owners Use, or Plan to Use, LED Bulbs, Although Half or Them Delayed Due to Upfront Costs

As an industry, we’ve done a great job, according to a new research poll, educating users on the energy benefits and durability of LED bulbs. We seem to have been less convincing on the issue of upfront cost. A new survey of 200 business owners and managers revealed that upfront cost is the leading reason…More >

Randomized Research Poll: After Energy Savings, the Majority of Business Owners Choose Lighting Quality as the Main Reason They Use LED Lighting

Randomized Research Poll: After Energy Savings, the Majority of Business Owners Choose Lighting Quality as the Main Reason They Use LED Lighting

It’s a given that energy savings is still the most important factor in choice of LED lighting, however a recent independent poll of business owners and managers highlights the growing importance of quality. Fully 31.4 per cent chose consistent quality of light, pleasant environment and pleasing display quality as their main reason for choosing LED—over…More >


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