Monthly Archives: January 2013

Quest for the Holy Grail: LED A19 Light Bulb Beam Angle

Lighting manufacturers worldwide have a quest, a prize, a holy grail.  Make an energy efficient, regular, old fashioned light bulb.  Consumers today aren’t happy with compact fluorescent (CFLs) that look more like a water park slide than a bulb.  If facts, hundreds of people have hoarded traditional incandescent lights in anticipation of the government pulling them off of our retail shelves.

LED lights have the same quest for the holy grail of lighting.  GE and Phillips manufacture light bulbs that look like a claw, mushroom or snow cone, respectively.  They don’t look like a standard incandescent light bulb.  They aren’t the Holy Grail, just a transitional technology.  They look great inside a lampshade, but look alien and out of place on their own.  Plus, you can’t clamp a lampshade to any of those light bulbs.

LEDshine360 6 Watt LED Light Bulb

LEDshine360 – The Holy Grail of LED Lighting.  It looks just like a light bulb should.

Phillips A19 LED Light Bulb

Phillips A19 LED looks more like a mushroom than a light bulb.

The problem is LED beam angle

s are directional and the key to long life is extracting heat away from the diodes.  That’s why you often see the snow cone effect.  Manufacturers just put the LEDs on a flat surface and the cone is just the aluminum heat sink.  Bulky, visually unappealing, and limits the beam angle of the lamp to 180 degrees.Would you settle for half a lamp?  Would you settle for a beam angle that only shines up, not out or down?

LED A19 Comparison

Our LEDshine360 shines evenly in every direction directly contrasted with a box store item that only shines up.

Most people don’t, which is why most LEDs sit on the shelves at box stores not moving while pe

ople still hoard incandescent light bulbs.  The lights look different and don’t conform to the standard beam angle or look requirements.The LEDshine360 is the Holy Grail of the lighting industry.  Our patented heat sink technology positions diodes modularly along an aluminum heat sink directly connected to the LED driver.  The driveris encased within a ceramic heat sink.  The light bulb has a horizontal beam angle of 360 degrees – no compromises.  It looks like a standard light bulb – no confusion.If you’re looking for an energy efficient light bulb that looks just like a regular light bulb, this is it.  The only difference will be in your energy bill.

Friday Night (LED) Lights: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame installed MR16 lamps from Green Lighting LED as part of their construction and renovations.  Inspired by Hall of Famers like John Legend & U2, the Museum has made massive steps toward being green.  The entire project was completed in 2011, which included:Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame replaced 50 watt halogens with 6 watt LED MR16s, an 85% savings in energy.  Our Energy Star & UL listed MR16s provide excellent CRI, making sure the spot lights show the vibrant colors on display throughout the facility.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame LED Lights

LED lights highlight displays throughout the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

So while Kiss, Deep Purple, Yes, and Def Leppard remain outside the enshrined status of the Hall of Fame, our light bulbs shine brightly within.  Although, once those groups finally do get in, we hope to light up their displays with LED lighting from Green Lighting LED.

We would like to shout out, ‘Congrats!’ to our friends at the Hall of Fame for earning a silver LEED status and making an improvement in their city and community.  We’re still waiting for the NFL and baseball Halls of Fame to start calling our distributors requesting LED lighting.

Check out more LED lighting from Green Lighting LED here and check out more info on the green initiative from the Rock & Roll Hall of fame here.