Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral Transformed By LED Lighting

The 12th-century French-Gothic Cathedral has been relit with over 400 Philips LEDs.

After LEDs were installed    Images: Royal Philips

After LEDs were installed Images: Royal Philips

The new lighting scheme was designed to allow different atmospheres to be created depending on whether a religious ceremony, tourist visit or concert is taking place in the Cathedral. Continue reading

LED For Safer Homes

A dark house can not only be spooky, but also dangerous. It is easy to make poor judgment calls, like missing steps, running into objects, and the dreaded toilet bowl tumble— when you sit on a seat that has been left up. Fortunately, there are many LED lighting solutions that can make your home a safer and less frightening place when the lights are out.

Each step in the stairway lights up with LED motion-sensor lights as person ascends or descends, then goes off again, in this German installation.

Each step in the stairway lights up with LED motion-sensor lights as person ascends or descends, then goes off again, in this German installation.

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Mall Brightens Parking Garage With LED

When consumers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, need to go shopping they have the option to visit the Shops of Grand Avenue. This inviting shopping destination is located conveniently in the heart of Milwaukee and is filled with a fun combination of national chain stores and locally based establishments. Shoppers who are anxious to add the latest fashions to their wardrobes, browse for the perfect gift, or simply run errands all in one place flock to the Shops of Grand Avenue nearly every day of the year. Overall it has always been a lovely and enjoyable experience, at least outside of the parking lot areas.

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Switching to LED: What Can It Save You?

Some of us resist the switch to efficient lighting, even some who embraced the compact fluorescent, just can’t seem to accept LED lighting around the house.

Warm living room lighting is energy efficient and saves money on electricity. Photo: GE.

Warm living room lighting is energy efficient and saves money on electricity. Photo: GE.

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LEDs Change Thinking About the Light Bulb

Philips sells a range of energy-enhancing lights, including the goLITE BLU, a panel of blue LEDs.

Philips sells a range of energy-enhancing lights, including the goLITE BLU, a panel of blue LEDs.

Lights are no longer just for lighting.

With the development of LED lamp technology, the lowly light bulb is doing more than turning on and off. A lamp can be the centerpiece of an environment meant to improve health, moods and even food.

LEDs can create light in multiple colors, generate less heat and use a fraction of the energy of older types of bulbs. And LEDs can be controlled remotely from a PC or smartphone app, as programmable as a television. Continue reading