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CR Best Buy LEDs and CFLs
January 01, 2015
As LED prices drop, it takes less time to earn back what you paid for them. These LEDs and CFLs are all CR Best Buys that combine impressive or even superb performance and value, while using 75 to 85 percent less energy than the incandescents they replace.

Lightbulbs That Want to Change Your Mood; These new LEDs claim that they’ll help you sleep, boost your energy, or just help you have a good time
January 01, 2015
Bulbs used to be boring. Light on. Light off. Dimming was about as high tech as they got. But the LEDs pictured above have the potential to be much more, thanks to semiconductor chips and electronic circuitry. Some can alter the color of the light they shine, and others are claimed to help adjust your energy levels and mood. We put their unique claims through some tests, checked with sleep and lighting experts, and looked at how good they are as standard bulbs. Plus we list the best of our fully tested regular LEDs. Just like other electronics-based products, LED prices are falling as demand and performance increase. Sleep Like an Astronaut The Definitely Digital Good Night LED and the Awake & Alert LED are used to help astronauts sleep or remain alert in space, claims Lighting Science, their manufacturer. Lighting Science LEDs were used in NASA ground-based studies, and the manufacturer helped to develop the LED lighting system scheduled for installation in the International Space Station in 2016, according to NASA’s Smith Johnston, M.D. But NASA won’t say which LEDs it actually uses in space.

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design
December 18, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the AL8820 LED driver converter. This device is a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution that is simultaneously characterized by high power factor, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low-output current ripple. For example, in a 6W MR16 application, the device operates flicker-free with most common LED lighting transformers at a power factor of 0.9 and THD of 30%.

Samsung Electronics unveils new OMD Series LED-lit LCD displays
December 18, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has unveiled the OMD Series LED-lit LCD displays, a new lineup of 2,500 nit high-brightness displays in screen sizes from 46- through 75-inches.

Eaton's Innovative Lighting Solutions and Wiring Devices to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of PBS' For Your Home
December 18, 2014
Power management company Eaton announced today that For Your Home,a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton's Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Vicki Payne, design expert and host, will highlight the benefits of Eaton's breakers and load centers, residential wiring devices and lighting solutions for homeowners of all types during the program. The Eaton solutions featured in For Your Home offer homeowners energy savings, reliability and versatility that can improve a home's look and functionality. (Photo: Business Wire)

NOCO EXPRESS OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART STORE
December 18, 2014
The following information was released by the National Association of Convenience Stores: NOCO Express recently celebrated the grand opening of its rebuilt and state-of-the-art store on Grand Island, in western New York. Formerly a mere 950-square-feet, the redesigned store more than quadrupled the space, expanding to 4,000-square-feet to best meet the needs of today's on-the-go customers.

Describing for the LED Spotlight and LED floodlights
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 China - Currently, the conventional used LED Spot Lights are usually in 1W high. However, there are also a few companies such as FULLWELL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED (www.fullwell-led.com) releases the 3W LED such as LED flood light as their excellent cooling technology. In general, the LED Spot lights are suitable for the lighting in the large area occasions and building.

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.

BeON Surpasses $100K Funding Target with 3 Days Left on Kickstarter
December 17, 2014
BeON wows new customers with its brand new preventative approach to home security Cambridge MA ndash;nbsp;BeON Home a Cambridge MA-based start-up is pleased to announce that it has surpassed its $100K funding goal with three days remaining in their Kickstarter campaign. The funding will allow BeON to manufacture and deliver its preventative security products to its customers in the late spring and early summer. During the campaign BeON also announced seed funding of $1.5M and secured manufacturing partners for its products. BeONrsquo;s first products are available by pledging on Kickstarter through Dec. 19th.nbsp; Additional pre-ordering will start in early 2015.BeON supporters and ldquo;backersrdquo; of their product includeNHL legend Ray Bourque and New England Patriot Vince Wilfork along with his wife Bianca who teamed up to support BeONrsquo;s new ldquo;first line of defense approachrdquo; to home security. The team responsible for BeON has decades of experience including manufacturing LED lighting and consumer electronics products that have generated hundreds of millions in revenue to date. BeON has also built a robust advisory board including David Rose MIT media lab author of Enchanted Objects; security expert Robert Siciliano and Jeff Beck former COO of iRobot.

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.


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