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LED Blog Capsule: LED Lighting 101

The History of LED Lights – November 2015

Light emitting diodes, or LEDs, have been on the mainstream market for 30 years now and have taken off drastically in the past 5. But did you know it all began over 100 years ago? Today LED lights replace practically any bulb, whether it’s for your home, business, car, or farm equipment. Yet LEDs started similarly to many scientific discoveries; slowly and humbly. Let’s take a look back on how the future of the lighting industry was born in the past!
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5 Interesting LED Facts! – December 2015

Christmas is only days away! Soon there will be an onslaught of family and friends gathered around the tree. If you’re worried about answering personal questions from distant relatives, we’ve got a few talking points for you! Not only are LEDs on trend, but you’ll surprise everyone with your knowledge of the hottest new lighting product on the market! So let’s dive into 5 interesting LED facts!

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4 Ways to Tell Quality LEDs from Cheap LEDs – May 2016

LEDs are flooding the lighting market. You can find them in big name stores like Target and Walmart. But are they the highest quality LED out there? LED prices are dropping, but it’s important to know if products are lower in quality as well as lower in price. Here are 4 questions to ask and consider when shopping for LED lighting to help you determine the difference between a quality LED light and a cheap LED light.

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3 LED Myths – May 2016

While LEDs have been on the market since the 1980s, they have only recently peaked in popularity. You can find them in streetlights, homes, businesses, hospitals and many more places. Yet LED myths still lurk about, and we’re here to bust them!

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10 Best Benefits of LED Lighting – August 2016

Here at Sitler’s, we talk a lot about the varied benefits of LED lighting in particular environments and applications. Today we are going to take a step back and talk about the top 10 benefits LED lighting offers you, your home and your business.

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8 LED Milestones – August 2016

While the most common use of LEDs today is overhead lighting, light emitting diodes got their start in the calculator and watch market! If you’ve ever used a Texas Instruments graphing calculator, you have LEDs to thank! To learn more about the evolution of LEDs, dive into the major LED milestones below!

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What is a Light Emitting Diode? – October 2016

To understand light-emitting diodes, we must first look at what a diode is. A diode is the simplest sort of semiconductor device. Generally, a semiconductor is a material with a varying ability to conduct an electrical current. It is common to find semiconductors made of poor conductor material that has impurities added to it. Adding the impurities is called doping.

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How are LEDs Made? – November 2016

The types and varieties of LEDs grow every day it seems, but today we are taking it back to the basics. We are here today to answer the ever present question of, “How are LEDs made?” We’ll take you through a quick background on the key differences between LED lights and traditional lights, what materials go into creating the light emitting diode, how those materials are designed and, finally, how they are connected together to create the most energy efficient light on the market!

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Life After LEDs: How to Recycle Fluorescent Tubes – April 2017

There are so many tips and tricks to help make buying and installing LED lights easy. Yet, what do you do with your old fluorescent tubes? Many hospitals, offices and schools are swapping out fluorescent tubes for LED linear lamps. Discarding fluorescent tubes correctly is important, as they are made of glass and can contain mercury. Today, we’re going to walk you through the steps of how to recycle your fluorescent tubes after an LED installation.

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LED Retrofit Questions, Answered – March 2017

A huge part of the LED market revolves around LED retrofits to replace fluorescent tubes. Fluorescent tubes can be found in a majority of buildings you encounter; schools, hospitals, office buildings, retail stores, grocery stores and more. Fluorescent tubes are out of date and poor choices for lighting, especially when compared to LED tubes. Yet, there are a lot of questions revolving around how and why to retrofit LED tubes, or what retrofitting even means. Today, we’re here to answer those questions!

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