LED Lighting Tax Deductions: Don’t Get Left In The Dark

From Balboa Capital

These days, just about everyone is doing their part to help protect the environment we live in. People are “going green” by recycling, saving energy, driving hybrid cars, carpooling, conserving water and eating sustainable foods. And they’re not alone. Commercial buildings, apartment complexes, supermarkets, warehouses, hotels and more are also taking the necessary steps to conserve resources and reduce their carbon footprint. One way they are doing this is by adding LED lighting to their facilities. In fact, doing so enables businesses to take advantage of the Section 179D Commercial Building Tax Deduction. Continue reading

Watts for Dessert? A Look at Edible Lighting Technologies

From 1000bulbs.com Caitlin Victor 

Everyone has heard the adage “my dog ate my homework.” Educators would say this is an excruciatingly poor excuse for not doing homework. However, “my dog ate my lamp, so I couldn’t do my homework” may soon become a legitimate excuse.

Thanks to some incredibly creative artists, the lighting world has a new addition, edible lamps. A sweet treat and good for the environment, these lamps definitely bring a new, distinctive quality to lighting. Continue reading

DOE Releases Report On LED Environmental Testing

From Light Directory, March 29th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new study addressing the potential environmental impacts from landfill disposal of three light-source technologies used in residential homes: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), and LED. All three lamp types contained some hazardous elements which, while generally below Federal landfill limits, in some instances exceeded the more restrictive California limits. Continue reading

LED Lighting Academy Launched, Certified LED Professional Designation to be Offered

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

Eco & Eco LLC is proud to establish the LED Lighting Academy. The Academy is designed to provide a standard knowledge base for professionals and novices who are now, or wish to be, involved in the Light Emitting Diode (LED) industry. The curriculum will move from the history of lighting to comparative lighting to hands-on training with different LED lights and lighting systems.

The Academy will provide both theoretical and practical knowledge from instructors wholedlightingacademy have both academic and field experience, including highly-qualified guest lecturers who will speak from their industry leadership positions. Continue reading