The last couple days of LightFair 2015 have come and gone. I was able to make it around to a majority of the booths to scope out the products and see what we could offer to make LEDSupply an even better resource and shop for ‘all your LED project needs.’ I will briefly run over a few products below and check up next week to post a more in depth wrap up of my trip here at LightFair International 2015. Continue reading
The first day at LightFair 2015 was a success. I arrived at the Javits Center here in New York City early this morning to see the scene. With thousands of booths it can be a bit overwhelming but I was able to hit a big sector today to take a first look at what was to offer. Continue reading
Say what you will about Super Bowl XLIX, yes it may be the first Super Bowl and postseason meeting between the Patriots and Seahawks, yes Tom Brady becomes the first Quarterback to make it to 6 Super Bowls, yes there might be some more ‘ball checks’ to make sure the appropriate air pressure is met, and yes the coaches may have some history (Belichick was hired in 1999 to replace Pete Carroll). Even without all the headlines over this match up, the Super Bowl will make history on February 1, 2015 as it will be the first time that this iconic game will be played under LED lights.
The University of Phoenix Stadium recently Continue reading
For 30 years scientists tried to create the blue LED. Red and green diodes had been around for years, but in 1990 three scientists created blue diodes and only then could the white LED lamps that we see lighting every corner of our world be created.
One-fourth of the world’s electrical energy is consumed in producing light, the invention of the blue LED holds great promise for increasing the quality of life for over 1.5 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity grids. Given this and because LED lights save on energy, last long and are environmentally-friendly because they don’t contain mercury, the honoring committee said the trio’s work is in keeping with the spirit of Continue reading
A friend of ours from Connecticut, Michael D. White, turned a Foxwoods Texas Hold ’em cash prize into a fantastic LED synchronized light show during the holiday season! Soon, people started to stop, watch and donate, so began his annual charity.
Every year now his house lights up with LEDs choreographed to nostalgic Christmas tunes – along with his own blend of music tastes! He has three shows a night from Thursday – Sunday; each show lasting 30 minutes.
It’s not all fun and games – this is serious business setting up a light show like this. Here is a recent post of his: Dear ghosting leaks, tripping GFCI’s, bad triacs, excessive amp loads, polarity reversals. I don’t really understand you so go away please. Thank you. Oh BTW, I wouldn’t step in my front yard if I were you. Kiribati I live there and I am a little hesitant of my “not electrocuting myself skills”.
In all seriousness, Mike has created a great DIY LED project and we all thank him!
LEDSupply would like to create a “Christmas Light Show Kit” for our DIY LED Projects, which would include LED Christmas lights with the parts, materials and instructions on how to set-up something similar. Please let us know what you think of the show and or if you have any interest in buying a kit like this.