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Breakthrough Design Cuts Cost of LED Light Bulbs by 40 Percent

September 20, 2009

Quanta 18 watt LED lamp Eternaleds, Inc. announces the debut of their Quanta Series LED screw-in replacement bulbs, the world’s first LED flood lights to use a patented cooling technology that makes them 40% cheaper and the first to payback in 2 years with typical usage.
The price of LEDs themselves is dropping steadily but not quick enough. We found the next area to innovate was the use of material and design of the bulb
Our new design increases surface area and air flow while using about 40% less metal than competing products. By purposely using mostly plastic, our bulbs perform better, stay cooler and are priced low enough to pay for themselves in less than 2 years with typical usage.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2009 — LED lighting is still too expensive for the vast majority of consumers despite the 80% energy savings that LEDs give over traditional incandescent lighting. The LED light bulbs that are currently available use similar designs with expensive and heavy metal heatsinks to stay cool that keep the costs of LED bulbs impractical. These types of bulbs generally don’t don’t pay for themselves until after 3-4 years of typical usage. Eternaleds Inc. has introduced the world’s first LED flood lights, the Quanta-9 and Quanta-18, to use a new manufacturing design process that reduces build costs by 40% and allow the bulbs to pay for themselves in less than 2 years at 8 hours usage a day. The Eternaleds Quanta-9 uses 9W to provide the light equivalent of 50W incandescent floodlights while the Quanta-18 uses 18W to provide the light equivalent of 100W incandescent floodlights. Both have a rated lifetime of 35,000 hours.

“The price of LEDs themselves is dropping steadily but not quick enough. We found the next area to innovate was the use of material and design of the bulb” explains Jeff Chan, Founder of Los Angeles-based Eternaleds, Inc. “Our new design increases surface area and air flow while using about 40% less metal than competing products. By purposely using mostly plastic, our bulbs perform better, stay cooler and are priced low enough to pay for themselves in less than 2 years with typical usage.”

Light Emitting Diodes, or LED screw-in light bulb replacements are starting to get more exposure however many people still don’t understand the best places to use them yet. The light they emit is mostly directional, which makes flood and spot lights a prime candidate for replacement with LED. The Eternaleds Quanta series LED light bulbs have the following features:

  • Affordably Priced – The current retail price for LED flood lights that replace 50W and 100W incandescent flood lights are $90 and $140. The Quanta-9 and Quanta-18 are 30-40% less expensive at $54.99 and $99.99 respectively.
  • 2 year Return On Investment With Typical Usage -The Quanta-9 and Quanta-18 pay for themselves in 2 years at 8 hours usage a day, 1.5 years at 12 hours a day and 8 months at 24 hours usage a day. All figures are based on electricity cost of $0.14/kWh.
  • Long Lasting – The Quanta Series bulbs are rated at 35,000 hours or 12x longer than incandescent flood lights. At 8 hours usage a day, they will last 12 years.

The Eternaleds Quanta-9 and Quanta-18 come in two colors, Warm White and Daylight White. They can be ordered directly from Eternaleds.com at a list price of $54.99 and $99.99 respectively. Every purchase comes with a two-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Eternaleds, Inc., located in Los Angeles, was founded in 2006, with the goal of helping home and business owners become greener and cut their lighting costs through the use of LED lighting. They are specialists in the area of LED technology, and offer a variety of LED bulbs to meet all needs, including LED Floodlights, LED Globes, LED Spotlights, and LED Under-Cabinet Lighting. They also offer comprehensive energy evaluations, project specification and lighting design advice on lighting retro-fit projects. To learn more about Eternaleds, Inc., visit the Web site at www.eternaleds.com.

LED verses incandescent light bulbs in a living room

Scientists at the University of Michigan Claim They Can Harness Energy From Slow-Moving Rivers and Ocean Currents Which Could Provide Enough Power for the Entire World

November 30, 2008

Hoover Dam in the morning I was reading through my tweets on twitter this morning, when I discovered a link from Money Maker Times to the article Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists. Of course, I had to click the link and go read the article. It was an interesting article.

Scientists at the University of Michigan have a revolutionary new device that can harness energy from slow moving rivers and ocean currents which could provide enough power for the entire world. This device can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one mile per hour.

Compared to wave power generation systems, this new vortex-induced vibrations for aquatic clean energy (VIVACE) system will cost less to generate power and use up to 50 times less ocean acreage. Because the parts only oscillate slowly, the technology is likely to be less harmful to aquatic wildlife than dams or water turbines. And as the installations can be positioned far below the surface of the sea, there would be less interference with shipping, recreational boat users, fishing and tourism.

Engineers funded by the US Department of Energy and the US Office of Naval Research are now deploying a prototype device in the Detroit River; which has a flow of less than two knots. Check out the article for yourself.

The World’s Energy Crisis

November 15, 2008

The world is gradually marching towards a severe energy crisis, what with an ever-increasing demand of energy overstepping its supply. We have always known that the energy we use everyday is not unlimited, yet we take it for granted. Oil, gas, power, even water has limited availability. Yet, we have not taken enough precautions to deal with a possible energy crisis. When I say ‘we’, I am not referring to the governments but to all of us, the common people.

Oil and gas have already become too expensive, and with each passing day, they are moving towards being extinct. Some ignorant people think that energy crisis is a myth. They fail to see the big picture. There have been three major energy crises so far – the 1973 oil crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, and the 1990 oil-price hike, apart from several regional crisis.

Prices have been rapidly increasing for the last five years, thanks to the ever-increasing demand and the increasing shortage of energy resources.

How soon will it be all gone?
Are the cynics right in saying that we are making a mountain of a molehill, or is the energy crisis for real? Picture this: We have already exhausted 50 percent of the available oil. At the current rate of consumption, the rest of the oil will finish in 32 years! Imagine if the rate of consumption increases! We all know it is bound to increase. So, even the present generation will face an acute energy crisis in the later years, let alone future generations.

What are we doing about it?
Are we equipped to face the impending energy crisis? What can you and I do to tackle it? For starters, we need to understand the importance of energy in our lives and stop taking it for granted. We have to minimize the use of oil, gas, electricity, or any other fuel. We cannot afford to waste any available energy. It is also important to spread awareness about limited availability of energy resources. Simple things like joining a car pool, switching off car engines at traffic lights, and minimizing the use of gas and oil in everyday activities will help a long way in crisis-readiness.

What are the alternate energy options?
As a responsible world citizen, start looking for alternate energy solutions like solar energy and wind energy. Employing these alternate power solutions is extremely feasible and cost-effective. You will not only cut down your power bills but also contribute to a better future of the world.

Make power at home with solar and wind energy to eliminate your power bill. Get our complete guide at www.earth4energy.com

Nationwide Call Before You Dig Phone Number Launched by the Common Ground Alliance

February 8, 2007

811 LogoI was contacted a couple of weeks ago by Silvio Marcacci on behalf of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) regarding a national consumer safety campaign that was launched at the beginning of this year. The CGA is a coalition of 1,400 members and member organizations who make up the underground utility line and damage prevention industry.

This year CGA is launching 811, the new, national “Call Before You Dig” number to professional excavators and DIY homeowners in an effort to save lives and protect underground utility lines.

811 has been issued by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate the confusion of multiple “Call Before You Dig” numbers across the country. Now, one phone call to 811 will quickly and easily begin the process of getting underground utility lines marked. The 811 call process is efficient, and callers will be routed to their local utilities who will mark all underground utility lines for free.

How does it work?

One easy phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground utility lines marked for free. When you call 811 from anywhere in the country, your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Your local One Call Center operators will ask you for the location of your digging job and route your call to affected utility companies. Your utility companies will then send a professional locator to your location to mark your lines within a few days. Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely, because knowing what’s below protects you and your family. 

When do you need to call?

You need to call for underground locates before planning a home improvement job, planting a tree, installing a fence or deck or any other project that involves digging.

Cell phoneSmart digging means calling 811 before each job. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE.

Visit them online at www.call811.com for more great information about this awesome service.

Belden Introduces New HomeChoice Catalog With Complete Line of Innovative Home Cabling Solutions

January 20, 2007

Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the residential, industrial, enterprise, broadcast and security markets, announces the publication of an all-new catalog of HomeChoice cables, featuring the most comprehensive line of home cabling solutions in the industry.

Richmond, IN (PRWEB) January 17, 2007 — Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission products for the residential, industrial, enterprise, broadcast and security markets, announces the publication of an all-new catalog of HomeChoice cables, featuring the most comprehensive line of home cabling solutions in the industry.

The new full-color catalog, available in print or online (in PDF format), details Belden’s high performance cable solutions for data, voice, video, audio and security applications. It features innovative dual component and composite cable products designed to handle an array of multimedia and home network applications. All Belden HomeChoice cables are easy to install and manufactured to the most stringent quality standards to ensure their superior performance and reliability in residential, light commercial and institutional installations.

Within the new 16-page Belden HomeChoice catalog, contractors, installers and integrators of residential, light commercial and institutional applications will find everything they need to fulfill their customers’ cabling needs and expectations. Featured products range from cables designed for basic voice/data/video applications, to more sophisticated structured cabling solutions required for today’s “Intelligent Home” — with on-demand delivery of distributed audio, multimedia entertainment and home theaters, high performance voice and data, whole-house security and access control networks, and control of indoor/outdoor lighting and environmental control systems.

Belden’s selection of HomeChoice products includes:

• Banana Peel® Composite cables, Jacketed and Siamese cables for data, A/V, security and control applications

• Audio cables, including high-performance, oxygen-free, direct burial and UL rated Speaker cables, Multi-conductor High-Strand cables, and Audio and Control Interconnect cables

• Video/RF cables, including Series 6/RG-6 DBS and Broadband CATV Coaxial cables

• Precision Video cables for analog and digital applications, SDI/HDTV

• RGB Component Video cables, Banana Peel 75 Ohm Miniature Coax

• Data and Voice cables, including Category 6, Enhanced Cat 5e and Cat 5e UTP cables, many featuring Belden’s exclusive Bonded-Pair Installable Performance®

• Alarm, Security and Audio cables, including Multi-Conductor, Coaxial and Composite cables for surveillance and CCTV applications, and Multi-Conductor cables for residential, light commercial and institutional applications

• Banana Peel Composite Access Control cables (both plenum and non-plenum rated)

• BNC and RCA connectors, including cable preparation tools

To request a copy of the new Belden HomeChoice Cables catalog, contact Belden, P.O. Box 1980, Richmond, Indiana 47375, or call 1.800.BELDEN.1. FAX: 765.983.5294. Or visit the Web site: www.belden.com.

About Belden
Belden is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of signal transmission products for data networking and a wide range of specialty electronics markets including entertainment, industrial, security and aerospace applications. Belden has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe as well as distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and The Netherlands. A majority of Belden’s manufacturing, engineering and support functions are registered to the International Organization for Standardization.

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