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Installing LED Lights & Benefits You Get

November 1st, 2013 11:17 pm

A change in the lighting technology is taking place. A growing range of products using LED technology is currently available on the market. More expensive, good quality LED lamps are often placed next to cheap, low quality, unbranded products which may confuse selection process made by customers.

But today I like to write about advantages in installing LED lights – they’re mostly to do with savings on your electricity bills and efficiency.

EFFICIENCY – LEDS are the most energy efficient source of lighting on the market today. Their efficiency (the amount of supplied energy transformed into visible light) is an incredible 80-95% whereas the efficiency of incandescent light bulbs is just 5-10%.

DURABILITY – The operating time for LED lighting is TEN times longer than a halogen bulb and TWENTY FIVE times more than regular bulbs. The average lifespan of LED lighting is NINE to FIFTEEN years.

IMPACT RESISTANCE – LED sources of light have o moving parts ad glass, making it resistant to shock and impact unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which are fragile.

FOCUSING – You can direct LED lighting to wherever you want it. It’s possible to build a focused light without the use of headlights.

COLOUR – Bring more colour into your life. With LED technology it’s possible to achieve any colour of light to suit your mood – in the home, the office, or the factory. The modules available on today’s market provide an almost unlimited palette of colours of light.

ON AND OFF CONTROL – The LED lights come on and go off immediately after operating the switch. LEDS come to full brightness in microseconds as opposed to traditional light bulbs and fluorescent lamps.

DIMMERS – LEDS can work with dimmer switches which is their main advantage over competitive, energy-saving light sources.

LOW HEAT EMISSION – LED lights give off very small amounts of heat due to their high efficiency. This allows you to use them to light objects sensitive to heat radiation, such as refrigerators.

SLOW EXTINCTIO AFTER LIFE – As they reach the end of their lives, LEDS gradually lose brightness – they do not go out suddenly like light bulbs, and don’t start to flash like fluorescent lamps.

SIZE – LEDS can be very small and are easily populated onto printed circuit boards.

SAVING THE PLANET – In contrast to other light sources, LED output does not require the use of mercury metals or other hazardous materials threatening the environment. They are more environmentally friendly.

Light Source Solutions prides themselves on being a LED light manufacturer and supplier who only offers the very best products, but the very best service as well. LSS only uses the highest quality LED modules. Their aim is to be the leading LED module specialists in North America, Japan, and Europe by offering top of the line Samsung LED modules and LG LED Modules. They work to build long term relationships with their clients. Their focus is always on offering expertise, experience and reliability that you can trust when purchasing your LED lighting modules.

Banqueting Chairs – Fit for a Banquet?

October 29th, 2013 2:54 am

The term “banquet” conjures up something very special, with pristine white table linen, gleaming cutlery and glasses, and sumptuous food served by impeccably dressed waiting staff. A banquet promises so much more than just a “dinner”; to describe the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, for instance, as “the Lord Mayor’s Dinner” just doesn’t do the occasion justice. A banquet implies a certain amount of pomp and ceremony, although that may not always have been the case if our history books are correct.

One of the earliest recorded banquets was hosted in Rome by Nero in AD64 and recorded by the historian Tacitus. By his account, it was very much in keeping with Nero’s somewhat questionable character, as he writes that “the entertainment took place on a raft constructed on Marcus Agrippa’s lake. It was towed by other vessels, with gold and ivory fittings. Their rowers were degenerates, assorted according to age and vice.” From his account it appears that there was as much emphasis on the “entertainment” as on the food, although it was common for Roman banquets of that time to be excessive in the amount of dishes offered and in their preparation (a hare with wings attached to its back, for instance, to simulate Pegasus). It was probably rather more of an orgy than a traditional feast!

The Elizabethans were also renowned for their banquets, with the landed gentry vying for the accolade of serving the most unusual visual preparations, which included using peacock feathers for decoration. It is also likely that the nursery rhyme, “Sing a song of sixpence” which refers to “four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” was actually an elaborate joke, with a pastry case covering the poor blackbirds who then flew out when the case was cut.

Whilst the Romans enjoyed their feasts and banquets reclining on cushions either on the floor or on low benches, most Elizabethans had to sit through hours of feasting on hard benches, with the exceptions being the monarch and the wealthiest of the aristocracy, who had specially padded chairs which were often carried around for their use when they visited other manors or stately homes.

In the interests of comfort, participants in modern day banquets, at least in the Western world, can usually expect to see banquet chairs that are rather more suitable for sitting in for two to four hours duration than the Elizabethan benches or the Roman cushions. “Banquet chair” generally means that there is some padding, often both in the seat and in the back, and the frame is usually quite ornate. There are many different types of banquet chair, depending on whether they are in a venue used solely for that purpose, in which case they can be quite substantial and possibly have arms, or whether they are in a multi-purpose venue such as a community centre, where they have to be stored away when the hall is being used for other purposes. In this situation is quite probable that the chairs would stack, for easier storage.

If you are looking to set up a venue to be used either for regular banquets, or for other purposes as well, it is worth having a look around and seeking the advice of a specialist supplier of contract furniture, as they can give an indication of the different styles, colour, materials and prices available to suit your individual needs.

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