What came before LED?

Posted on May 21, 2019

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Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Sourcing on the Rise

Posted on December 14, 2018

From residential homes to strip malls, this is the time of year for festive outdoor lighting, and the chances are good that the lighting you’re seeing is LED lighting. The trend toward choosing energy-efficient LED lighting was substantiated by a recent Thomas Index Report article.

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Light Bulb Bases Guide Part 4: Lock-Out Base Light Bulbs

Posted on November 27, 2018

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Light Bulb Shapes Guide

Posted on November 21, 2018

The names of light bulb shapes are denoted with a letter, which describes the shape, and a number, which indicates the size.

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Light Bulb Bases Guide Part 3: 3-Way Base Light Bulbs

Posted on November 20, 2018

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Light Bulb Bases Guide Part 2: Pin Base Light Bulbs

Posted on November 13, 2018

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Light Bulb Bases Guide Part 1: Screw Base Light Bulbs

Posted on November 01, 2018

There are two main types of light bulb bases: screw bases and pin bases. Each works in a different way to connect the light bulb to the electrical voltage in order to light the bulb. In this article, we will discuss screw bases. To learn about pin bases, click here.

What are Screw Bases and How Do They Work?

Screw bases are the most common light bulb base. In an incandescent or halogen screw base light bulb, two contact wires connect the filament to the base of the light bulb, where the electrical voltage connects to the light bulb. The contact wires are soldered to the base metal at two different points on the base in order to keep them affixed to the base metal.

If the contact wires were not permanently affixed to the base metal, electrical current would not be able to continuously flow through the wires to energize the filament into producing light. One of the contact wires is soldered on the side of the base, and the other is soldered at the bottom. Therefore, the light bulb makes electrical contact at two points on the base.

Did you know that LEDs are 80-90% more energy-efficient than Fluorescent, HID, incandescent, and more? Learn how you can replace your old Lighting to cut energy costs.

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Green Buildings Valued Higher Than Conventional Buildings

Posted on October 30, 2018

Buildings that invest in sustainable materials and green practices can not only enhance the physical, mental, and social well-being of their tenants and occupants, but can enjoy lower operating costs such as reduced utility bills and lower total lifecycle expenses, according to a recent report by the World Green Building Council.

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