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Top 5 Reasons LEDs Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Outfit Better

5 Reasons Your St. Patrick’s Day Outfit is 5x Better With LEDs

I bet you’re Irish through your mother’s, sister’s cousin-in-law today, right?  The pyramids went all Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with LED lighting.Time to celebrate that heritage!  LED lighting revolutionized how we celebrate the little leprechaun inside all of us.  Ten years ago we still had green beer, and rivers ran green…but guess what?! LED lights made this fun filled day brighter and better.  Not only do LEDs make the Empire State Building and the Pyramids Irish for a day, they also make your holiday excursion outfit tops in our books.

Our Top 5:

Make your hair green this year with LEDs. 
Dying your hair green is a decision you enjoy for a day and regret for a month.
LED wigs make St. Patrick's Day Light Up the Party!

Enough already.  Stop dying your hair and making your blonde mass turn puke green for a month.  Odds are you’ll have been exposed to enough puke already if your evening decisions match your hair.  LED wigs look way cooler anyways (literally, right?  Incandescent wigs caused as many house fires as candle Christmas trees).  People will want to share your LED hair and you’ll light up the night.  (LEDs are cooler to the touch)

2.       Bow ties needed something spicy to mix it up. 

LED Bow Tie will brighten your St. Patrick's Day celebrations!

Let’s face reality – the bow tie is a dying breed.  If it wasn’t for Bill Nye the Science Guy, they might already be extinct.  LEDs just gave your green bow tie longer life and hope.   Now, you show up looking dapper and modern.  Tuxedo tee shirt is optional.  (LEDs last longer)

Green St. Patrick's Day glasses will help you see better at night!

Green St. Patrick’s Day glasses will help you see better at night!

3.       Google glass still doesn’t come with an illuminated, flashing green version.  Forget green tinted glasses that get propped up on the top of your head when the sun sets.  And forget Google Glass that won’t make you the light of the party.  Plus, these glasses cost way less than Google Glass.  It’s time to put on some LED shades for the day.  You’ll be able to tell your friends about how much money you saved by switching to LED glasses instead of Google Glass.  (LEDs save you $)

4.       You might not make it back home with the same grace you left.  Whether making a tour of your local downtown or drinking from the fountain of youth at a friend’s, you might not return home with the same zip and zeal you had when you left.  While I’m sure you’ve never stumbled, fumbled, misplaced, or danced an Irish jig around a bush outside…while we’re quite sure you’ve chosen each of these items because of your responsible (and in no way outlandish) behavior.  Just in case you trip over that piece of sidewalk that came out of nowhere – you might get scraped up, but the lights will keep on shining!  (LEDs are durable)

5.       This Guy:  

Just imagine, this could be you!

Just imagine, this could be you!

So before you leave your house this afternoon, thank your lucky stars for LED lighting and how our green technology makes this holiday light up better than ever.  Be sure to send us pictures of your St. Patrick’s Day outfits that use LEDs.  You might just make our follow up blog post and FB Page!


Top 5 Things You Seriously Didn’t Know About LEDs

Today, we’re doing a Friday countdown of 5 things you probably, seriously, did NOT know about LED light bulbs and LED lighting technology.  How many out of the 5 did you know about?  We hope you learn a little something about our passion and have a fun time with this post.  We did!

5Light Emitting Diodes have been around over 50 years!  GE’s employee Nick Holonyak produced the first visibly red LED back in the early 1960s.    Within the next few years, diodes got brighter and yellow diodes came on the scene.  By the 70s, red diodes were hot items commercially, showing up as indicator lights and even in some calculators.  While the LEDs weren’t ready to show up as a light bulb yet, they were being used in many electronic devices.  They’re in your old radio, TV, and digital clock.  Oh, and did you know people in LED suits run around Bangkok?

4 – Sorry, we’ll try to stay on topic! Someday, you will paint your LED lights onto your ceiling!  This technology, called OLEDs, someday will replace the light bulb.  It works by having a polymer plastic layer emit light when an electric current passes through.  Imagine your ceiling being your lighting source lighting up and dimming down with the sun.  Imagine the newspaper being an electronic plastic sleeve, or your cell phone being as thin as a sheet of paper, or your wall paper lighting up in the evening at the dinner table.  To better understand some of the potential with OLED lighting, check out this video!

3 – Lots of manufacturers make false claims about their LED light bulbs!  Buyer beware.  25,000 hours, 50,000 hours 100,000 hours is just a number, but if the product doesn’t have the right components – your LED bulb or fixture won’t last.  We recommend only working with Lighting Facts and Energy Star partners, who have the data to support their claims.  Also, watch out for the warranty.  Is your warranty a full replacement warranty or a limited warranty.  The number of years on the warranty is less valuable than the company’s willingness to support a claim.  Read the fine print and know you probably get what you pay for…

2 …LEDs are a lot less expensive than you think!  Typically, customer’s return on investment happens in two years, even less where electrical costs are high.  Think about where you could start saving by switching to energy efficient lighting technologies.  Without any mercury or heavy metals, Green Lighting LED’s look and perform like a standard product, but provide the energy savings and long life of LED lighting technology.

1 One LED light bulb, the LEDshine360, actually looks like a regular light bulb!  Most LED bulbs on the market look like they just arrived from outer space.  Phillip’s LED light bulb looks like a mushroom.  GE’s LED light bulb has a massive claw working around the edges.  Even Cree’s new light bulb looks like a hot air balloon crashed into a flying saucer.  Green Lighting LED dared to imagine a light bulb you could run over with a truck, while looking exactly like a light bulb should.  Our patented LEDshine360 looks like a light bulb and performs like an LED.  It’s tomorrow’s light bulb, shaped like yesterday’s.

Happy Friday everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs countdown.  Let us know what we missed!  Now, enjoy us running over a light bulb with our truck.