Little by little we have seen how LED lighting (Light Emitting Diode or semiconductor diode that emits light when crossed by an electric current) has been conquering our homes. We have been abandoning the use of the traditional light bulb that first gave way to lighting by means of energy-saving light bulbs, which in turn has gradually given ground thanks to the push of LED-type luminaires. » Read more
TRENDnet has announced the launch of a new surveillance system designed to go unnoticed in the home because it is embedded in a LED bulb. It is the TWC-L10 model and integrates, in addition to an HD IP camera with WiFi an LED light, both controllable from the mobile. » Read more
Sengled presented at CES 2017 a curious invention designed to transmit sound from different devices (especially TV) wirelessly to an LED bulb with built-in speaker. It was Pulse Link, a team that has now put on sale and we have known more details.
Basically we have a kit consisting of two elements: the wireless transmitter which must connect the sound source and satellite bulbs that receive the signal via Bluetooth and play in mono if you only use one or stereo if we connect two or more. » Read more
Applying motion detectors to on and off the lighting systems is not new. Professional sectors have been used for years with the intention of saving electricity and also to avoid the proliferation and spread of microbes.
Now a Canadian company called Ubiquilux has decided to create a version as light switch called Emotion that can be used in home environments and is designed both to save and to facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities. » Read more
Every time we care more aspects of our home than before perhaps went unnoticed and one of the most valued now often is the lighting. We seek not only a beautiful or decorative lamp, but now we also want the lighting itself in yes collaborate to give another go to our home and pace that is energy efficient.
In this regard, manufacturers have been stepping up and often have in their catalogs with solutions that cater to a variety of situations. And is that just as not all people are equal, not all households the same type of lighting is required. So one of the marks references in this segment is Philips, who wants to make sense of that expression is as well known as that of my house is my castle.
Therefore, Philips Lighting, a division of the company dedicated to lighting, has presented its new ranges of bulbs and lamps intended to bring light home lighting beyond. Something that is given by a striking figures. Only 10% of households have regulatory or other devices that allow changes in lighting and therefore they will facilitate the most appropriate light for the moment.
The new ranges of lamps and bulbs Philips Lighting offer different proposals for design and decoration for every home. Consider that choose home lighting is not just thinking about quality and quantity of light, but also in how we experience the light and choices of shapes and materials of the lamps. » Read more
IKEA wants everyone to have the chance to have a smart house and therefore launches a collection of intelligent lighting consists of LED bulbs, light panels and doors. This new range incorporates as a new regulator that offers the possibility of adapting both the light quantity and the use of cold or warm light in three simple steps, a basic aspect of any smart home. » Read more
The human being is prepared to live outdoors and see the sunlight. In fact, the cycles are governed by the hours of sunshine, so if we make a long trip should be outdoors and receive sunlight to get used to the new time zone. The lighting of the sun is important, so it would be interesting to simulate sunlight in situations where it is not possible, such as in basements, attics or rooms that have no windows to the outside. » Read more
The LED lighting is already part of our smart homes and more and more brands are encouraged to bring new devices expand competition and lowering prices. One of the last was TP-Link, which has recently introduced its new range of connected bulbs.
There are three models that have the “intelligence” integrated and therefore do not need a hub apart, which has its advantages but also its drawbacks, as more expensive prices. » Read more
After seeing what the LED lighting and types of LED bulbs that can be found is also good to know how to choose the right according to the use or need. To do this we must take into account different aspects such as real power in lumens, the opening angle, temperature and light installation we have at home.
The light output
A lumen is the unit used to express the amount of light that is capable of generating a light bulb. The problem is that the lack of binding by manufacturers not to unify criteria so we can have some problems. However, the theory tells us that an LED is able to generate on its own between 60 and 90 lumens. Any value above is false or low or very optimal circumstances. As data, the record generated by LED lumens was 150 lm / w. For Lumens generates an LED bulb there is a small formula:
Actual lumens = The number of watts x 70.
70 being an average value that matches most of the bulbs in the market. Therefore, an LED bulb 12W offer a light output of 840 lm. Which would replace the light that generates a 60W incandescent bulb? As you can see generating the same amount of light for each saved 48w incandescent bulb that we replace. » Read more
If there is a technology that almost without realizing it has occupied a broad aspect of our lives that is relating to the use of LED. One type of lighting that gradually imposed on televisions, lights in the home, vehicles, gadgets, lights, traffic lights, advertising … almost everything we were bulbs before are now LED lights and if you only do not need to look like traditional Christmas bulbs are history.
A slow but firm step in without realizing that we have entered and we have done for some obvious reasons you may not know but they are there, dormant. Some reasons also tell us that the lighting via LED is not the future but the present of our homes and motives have for it.
Before proceeding remember that the LED acronym of Light Emitting Diode come (semiconductor diode that emits light when traversed by an electric current) and the amount of benefits offered when assessing use in the home are devastating. » Read more