LED Lights Could Well Revolutionize The Lighting Industry

Sep 04, 17 LED Lights Could Well Revolutionize The Lighting Industry

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When it comes to lighting, nothing is developing more rapidly than energy efficient LED technology. High quality Chicago LED lights last much longer than any incandescent or fluorescent alternative and are more durable. The quality of light is as good as or even better than the available alternatives. Energy savings: LED lights are extremely energy efficient, these lights have the potential to fundamentally change the way people light their homes, offices and factories. Residential LED lamps use only 25 percent of the energy as conventional lights and last at least 25 times longer. It is estimated that widespread use of LED lights in the US could save the equivalent of the power output of 44, 1000 Mw generating plants. Using current electrical pricing, this is equivalent to an annual savings of more than 30 billion dollars. How are LEDs different? LED lighting and incandescent lighting are very different, a few of the primary differences include: LEDs are tiny, no larger than a grain of salt and they are available in certain colors as well. LEDs emit light in a specific direction; there is no need for additional reflectors or diffusers. Chicago LED lights are perfect for recessed spots and task lighting. LEDs emit practically no heat whereas conventional incandescent lights loose 80 percent of the energy they consume to heat. LED products: There is a wide range of Chicago LED lighting available and the range of products continues to expand. LED lighting for home and industrial installations is extremely varied; these lights are now commonly used for street lighting, parking garage illumination and garden lighting. Residential uses include task lighting, recessed spots, under cabinet lighting as well as holiday lighting. As the performance of LED lights improves and as prices drop, Chicago LED lights can easily replace up to 60 watt incandescent lights. When LED lights are chosen correctly they are an excellent lighting option. A wide range of Chicago LED lights and lighting fixtures is available from Fox Lighting Galleries. You are invited...

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Arterial Stents – How Medical Device Design Saves Lives

Jan 24, 17 Arterial Stents – How Medical Device Design Saves Lives

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Not too many years ago, people with cardiovascular problems had few treatment options, especially for arterial restriction. Doctors would prescribe medications with a low fat and low cholesterol diet and if the problem became too severe, bypass surgery was a last resort. However, thanks to modern medical device design, arterial stents are becoming common and saving many lives. Here is more info on the subject. What is a Stent? A stent is a small tube inserted inside of an artery. It is used to expand narrowed or restricted arteries and return the natural flow of blood to the heart and body. During the procedure, the patient is given numbing and calming medication and a sheath is placed in the artery, either from the arm or groin. A catheter is placed inside the sheath so a special dye can be used. This tells the doctor if the artery is severely restricted or not. A balloon catheter is used to place the stent (made from metal mesh) in the artery narrowing. The balloon is then inflated and removed, leaving the stent. The artery eventually heals and the stent keeps the narrowing opened. Stent Benefits Stent medical device design can provide the following benefits; * Open up narrowed arteries * Reduce angina pain * Increase heart efficiency * Lower risks of heart attack * Provide a more active lifestyle Risks with Stent Procedures Risks are considered to be minimal. The procedure is done without the need for a general anesthetic and is normally about one hour in duration (single stent). Most patients are advised to take blood thinning medication for up to one year after receiving a stent, because the risk for blood clots increases. Some stents need to be redone in time. Your cardiologist can help you make the right choices and advise you on the best course of action. Be the first to...

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How To Choose A Furuno Marine Radar

Nov 07, 16 How To Choose A Furuno Marine Radar

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Radars are an excellent collision-avoidance system that can be used by recreational boaters everywhere. These systems allow you to see through fog, darkness, stormy weather and much more. In the past, they were only used on larger ships, but now they’re more compact and can be used on boats as small as 18 feet in length. However, before rushing out to purchase a Furuno marine radar, it’s important to consider a few factors. Compatibility If you’re just choosing radars because you already have other chart plotters, charts and the like, you’ll need to ensure that the device you select is compatible with other electronics onboard. In most cases, GPS, fish finder, and chart plotter options aren’t compatible with radars. While this can be slightly annoying, it may not affect you all that much. You’ll still have the ability to use the system to navigate through fog and other poor conditions, but you’ll need to use different systems for your other needs. Two Types The two types of Furuno marine radar include open array and radome. Open array allows you to see the rotating arm as it turns (think of a Navy ship) and works well for larger powerboats with pilothouses. They can also be used to precisely target fish in the area. Radomes have moving parts within a dome and are easier to mount in smaller spaces. They still offer sharp resolution, though adjacent targets can get clumped together. They work well for sailboats, small cruisers, RIB, fishing boats and the like. Range Radars can’t see over the earth’s horizon, so the unit height and the target height will limit as to how far away you’ll be able to identify objects. This may not seem too important, but when you’re traveling through fog and need to change course quickly, it can make a difference. Be the first to...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Home Theater Equipment with Professional Home Theater Installation

Jan 08, 16 Getting the Most Out of Your Home Theater Equipment with Professional Home Theater Installation

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One of the most popular additions to a home these days is a home theater. Home theaters can be wildly expensive, or they can be done on a budget. However, simply purchasing the equipment necessary to assemble a home theater system may not be enough. Many times, homeowners overlook the importance of expert Home Theater Installation. If a person is building a media room, whether it’s an addition to the home or re-purposing an existing room, there may be some construction that will need to take place by a dedicated construction or renovation company. However, making sure all the home theater equipment is installed properly, cabling is managed, and all components are properly connected is something that a professional installation expert can help with. Even with home theater systems that are purchased on a budget, the connections that will need to be made to make sure the home theater system is working properly can be extensive. That’s the say nothing about home theaters that cost a great deal of money. In these cases, the connections can be extremely confusing to someone without experience. A home theater expert can not only properly connect all the equipment, but they can also calibrate the equipment as well. They may use specialized meters to properly equalize the room and adjust various frequencies to make sure the best sound is produced. In addition to this, installation experts may also offer ISF calibration for new televisions or home theater projectors. This type of calibration is a specialized service that ensures the television or home theater projector that is being used is properly calibrated for the brightness of the room and is properly calibrated from a colour standpoint. This enables a TV to show television programs and movies with the most clarity and the best colour representation. As you can see, Home Theater Installation isn’t just about plugging components into the wall. Whether it’s cable management, properly mounting televisions to the wall or calibrating audio and video equipment, this sort of...

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Using And Choosing An LED Transformer

The use of LED lighting, which has actually been around since the early to mid-1960s, has become increasingly popular because of its energy efficiency and the smaller fixtures that are able to generate a very large amount of light. With each LED fixture you will need an LED transformer, and getting the right transformer is important. The Role of the Transformer Any type of transformer, including an LED transformer, is designed to take in energy at one voltage level and change it to the correct voltage level of the other side of the system. With an LED transformer, the device allows the high voltage electricity to be converted into lower voltage electricity that the LED bulbs utilize. This is done through the creation of a magnetic field caused by the electricity coming into the fixture to cycle through coils that are wrapped around a small iron core. With the alternating current, the magnetic field also alternates and passes from that tighter central core to an outer coil that is less tightly wound, and this is all done without the two coils making contact. With fewer coils and the alternating nature of the current and the magnetic field, the actual voltage in that outer wire drops, allowing for the correct voltage going from the LED transformer to the LED light. The Importance of the LED Transformer LED lights do not generate heat like traditional bulbs with filaments, and, therefore, they do not need the high voltage of a standard light bulb. By using the LED transformer, the voltage is cut back and the LED light can function without the need for the same amount of energy input. There is one type of LED lighting system that will not require an LED transformer. This is known as a main voltage LED, but most light fixtures will feature the low voltage to maximize energy efficiency and cost savings. Through the use of these transformers the energy coming into the system, which will be the standards 120 volts...

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The Basics Of Choosing Liquid Level Sensors

Jun 17, 15 The Basics Of Choosing Liquid Level Sensors

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There are a lot of different uses for liquid level sensors in all types of products, applications and all sorts of designs. These devices monitor and provide information on the level of liquid in a given container or vessel. As there are different sizes of tanks or vessels holding liquid, as well as different types of liquid, there are a variety of different options in liquid level sensors. These range from all plastic devices to all metal, or those designed for use in specific types of applications. Considerations When selecting liquid level sensors for a particular application, there are three important considerations to keep in mind. The first is the type of liquid to be measured, and if the sensor will be inside the tank or vessel or external. This information will be essential in selecting the sensor based on design and material. The second consideration includes the type of measurement required. Different sensors may offer continual feedback, such as the level in the gas tank on a car while others may only need to activate when a particular level of liquid in the tank is reached. It is also critical to consider the location where the liquid level sensors will need to mount. Side and bottom mount are the most common, but the design is different for each and one design cannot be interchanged for the other. Basic Operation The basic operation of float-type liquid level sensors is very simple to understand. The float is located on a solid central stem, allowing the float to move up and down the stem with the level of the fluid. The float contains magnets that signal to the reed switch in the central stem where the float is located along the distance of the stem. This, in turn, is relayed to the system, allowing a very accurate representation of the levels. The reed switch in top designed liquid level sensors is hermetically sealed to avoid any damage to the switch from exposure to the liquid. Also,...

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