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2014-10-30 23:07:16

Leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial lighting Larson Electronics announces the release of a new four foot explosion proof portable LED flood lighting system. This Class 1 Division 2 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 unit uses three 48 inch LED light heads to produce a combined 21,750 lumens of light with 360° coverage while drawing only 234 watts. Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The EPLC2-3X100LED-4-100 portable explosion proof LED flood lighting system from Larson...

2014-10-30 16:30:36

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LED lighting delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high reliability. LED lights are manufactured using semiconductor components and emit less radiated heat as compared to other products such as incandescent and fluorescent. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LEDs emit very less heat compared to incandescent bulbs (90%) and CFLs (80%). The report includes segmentation of Industrial and Commercial LED...

2014-10-30 08:28:58

Meijer partners with GE Lighting to educate customers, provide solutions as traditional bulbs begin disappearing from retail shelves GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers who get ready for their annual trip to buy light bulbs due to the end of daylight saving time may be in for a surprise this year as traditional incandescent light bulbs begin to disappear. To help its customers through this transition, Meijer has partnered with GE Lighting, America's most trusted...

2014-10-29 23:06:28

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a pneumatic light mast that is extended to 20 feet with an air compressor that is sold separately. Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The PLM-18-CCTV-NAC rugged telescoping pneumatic light tower from Larson Electronics is designed to allow operators to quickly and safely deploy 150 pounds of...

2014-10-29 23:05:23

1000Bulbs.com now offers direct plug-in T8 LED Light Bulbs. These direct plug-in lamps are easy to install into existing lampholders, requiring no electrical rewiring and no need to change the ballast. Garland, Texas (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Great news for those looking to upgrade their T8 fluorescent tubes to LED—1000Bulbs.com now offers direct plug-in T8 LED Light Bulbs. These direct plug-in lamps are easy to install into existing lampholders, requiring no electrical rewiring and no...

2014-10-29 23:03:20

Solid Apollo introduces a simple way to purchase a complete LED lighting kit with the Easy LED Kit, including every part from plug to light at a discounted price. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Solid Apollo LED introduces Easy LED Kits, a new line of complete lighting kits including every part from plug to light. The kits come with the option of Single Color Strips, Color Changing Strips, Waterproof Strips, Light Bars or recessed Moon Lights. The Easy LED Kits are the sure way to...

2014-10-29 12:35:22

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When meeting with commercial and hospitality property managers, a common theme is that landscape lighting used to illuminate areas like signs, monuments, and trees are frequently broken by vandalism or daily wear and tear from rocks, branches and even weed wackers. When the glass lens breaks, this allows moisture to break the lamp as well as damage or destroy internal components. Because of this, the fixtures often need to be replaced....

2014-10-29 08:29:15

New Version of Display Management Core Improves Display Performance and Power Consumption on Mobile Devices LONDON, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apical Ltd. [http://www.apical.co.uk ] today announced the launch of the latest version of its advanced display management core: Assertive Display 4 featuring Dynamic Content Adaptation. Assertive Display enables mobile device manufacturers to deliver a high-quality viewing experience, even in bright sunshine, and enables dramatic...

2014-10-28 23:11:36

Mighty Bright’s Modern and Utilitarian Task Light Provides Energy-Efficient Illumination While Powering Devices Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Mighty Bright, designer and manufacturer of innovative LED lighting products, will unveil the Brooklyn LED Task Light designed for corporate workplaces, hospitality environments, and residential interiors at NeoCon East, October 29-30, 2014 at The Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. The Brooklyn can also be seen at...

2014-10-28 23:05:36

Kenall Manufacturing recently launched a new LED patient room luminaire designed to meet the lighting demands of care givers and patients in the healthcare setting while reducing the spread of infection within the environment. Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Kenall Manufacturing, a leading provider of specification-grade lighting solutions, recently launched a new LED patient room luminaire designed to meet the lighting demands of care givers and patients in the healthcare setting...


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2010-09-29 16:52:36

The incandescent light bulb provides a source of electric light through incandescence. The bulb works by passing current through a filament which heats to a temperature that produces light. The glass bulb that contains the filament prevents oxidation of the hot filament. The bulbs are also called electric lamps. Incandescent bulbs come in a various sizes and voltages. They can range from 1.5 volts to 300, require no external regulating equipment and have low manufacturing costs. They work...

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2009-04-23 12:28:48

Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov (September 14, 1847 "“ March 31, 1984) was a Russian electrical engineer, inventor, and businessman. His most notable invention was a type of electric carbon arc lamp, called the Yablochkov candle. Yablochkov graduated from Mykolayiv Engineering Institute as a military engineer in 1866. In 1869, he continued his education at the Galvanic School in St. Petersburg. Yablochkov settled in Moscow in 1873 after serving time in the army. After that, he was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.