ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH IN THE LED REVOLUTION?

It seems that each week there is a new development that advances the LED Revolution even more.  Now, The Washington Post reports that a graphene light bulb could be the start of even more progress: http://wapo.st/1yMe58Q As the article notes: “While the product itself may not sound spectacular – it’s essentially just a longer-lasting bulb
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LED IN THE PAPER OF RECORD

The LED revolution has officially arrived.  How do we know this?  The New York Times, the paper of record, just printed a story about LED lights in Brooklyn: http://nyti.ms/1OCb5xK The story notes that New York City is going all in and replacing old street lights with LED lights: “The city is spending $75 million on
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The Road to the LED Lighting Future

Another day, another sport looking into LED lighting: http://indy.st/1NSYpVw Just this year on this blog, we’ve covered MLB baseball stadiums and the Super Bowl using LED lighting.  Now it’s Indy racing cars: “IndyCar’s focus will be a light-emitting diode system that displays the running order of each car from the car. The Tudor United Sports
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A NEW LIGHT IN TUCSON?

It appears that Tucson, Arizona may be the next big victory for the LED lighting revolution: http://bit.ly/1DykMHm The mayor and city council are considering replacing traditional street lights with LED lights: “The HPS lights are costly and the annual utility expense for them is $2,250,000. Council members predict LED lights could save the City thousands.
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TURNING ON THE LIGHTS AT COLLEGE

The LED lighting revolution continues. The Super Bowl … baseball stadiums … now colleges: http://trib.in/1DcLia7 According to the Chicago Tribune, North Central College in Illinois is investing more than $200,000 in energy-efficient LED lighting. This is part of a deliberate strategy by the college to save money in the long run by transitioning to LED
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LIGHTING THE WAY

Fifty thousand dollars a year. That’s what one state government agency estimates it will save by switching to LED lighting: http://pojonews.co/1AaL5Gf According to the article: “The New York State Bridge Authority announced a project to improve lighting around the Mid-Hudson Bridge while generating more than $53,399 in annual savings. Following a partnership with Central Hudson
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Think LED lighting is just for your home?

Think again: http://bit.ly/1L8o4Hs As this article points out: “Most, if not all, of the new models showcased at the 2015 North American International Auto Show incorporated LED lighting — from the Ford GT and Acura NSX supercars to the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. LED lights are smaller, the strips are bendable
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LED AS AN INVESTMENT

Much has been made the impact of LED lighting on the environment.  But perhaps not enough has been made about the impact of LED lighting on your pocketbook: http://slate.me/1AwaU5M As this article in Slate points out, investing in LED is an investment that will pay off: “Take a 100,000 square-foot building with an annual lighting
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LIGHTING THE WAY FOR SHIPS (OR AT LEAST SHIP BUILDERS)

Here on the Kobi blog, we’ve talked about the inroads that LED lighting is making with sports teams and sporting events.  But LED lighting is also making inroads with traditional manufacturing: http://bit.ly/1BhwNFJ As this article notes, Vigor, the Portland-based ship building and repair company, is investing in LED lighting.  But note why the company is
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GAME TIME FOR LED

What does the NFL have in common with LED lighting?  More than you might think. This week, the Kobi Electric team is at the Dallas Build Expo talking to distributors about our LED lighting services. But as we pointed out on the blog yesterday, it’s not just construction industry folks who are paying attention to
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KOBI AT DALLAS BUILD EXPO

This week, our Kobi Electric team will be taking part in the Dallas Build Expo: http://buildexpousa.com/Dallas_WhyExhibit.html This is a gathering of our region’s top leaders in the residential and construction industries. For two days, ideas will be discussed, seminars conducted and products reviewed. The Kobi team will be set up at booth 615.  At our booth, we won’t
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