The 22nd of April has been an important day around the world for the last 45 years. It’s the one day of the year that all walks of life unite globally to support the environment we live in. As we come together to celebrate and protect our beautiful planet, we can’t help but feel humbled by each and every one of our customers.
In honor of this year’s Earth Day, we thought we’d remind our customers, what a great thing they’re doing for the planet by buying LED products. You may know the basics: LED lights are durable and designed to last up to 50 times longer than traditional bulbs, which means less waste being recycled or tossed in the landfill. LED lights can also save up to 85 percent of the energy gobbled up by incandescent bulbs, and up to 50 percent of the energy used by fluorescents.
Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means? St. Patty’s Day is too. Whether you have plans to share some corned beef and cabbage with your family or throw a festive celebration with your friends, there are many simple ways to set the mood using LED lighting and basic household items.
If warm weather, birdsong, and a few early buds on the trees haven’t gotten you thinking spring, knowing that Easter is coming should do the trick! Bright, pastel Easter colors are a nice departure from the deep tones of winter. You’ll find these happy shades blooming in Easter dresses and other spring clothing, baskets with artificial straw, jellybeans, candy coatings and seasonal sweet treats, and egg coloring kits. So while you’re preparing for Easter egg hunts, church services, and chocolate overload, it’s great to know you can add bright, safe LED lighting to your decorations—in colors that perfectly match the season.
“I love the twinkling lights, the cookies, and the carols.”
“I love getting together with family, and all the decorations and lights.”
“I love the magic of Christmas.”
Most people say that the beautiful lights are one their favorite things about the holiday season. Christmas lights—indoors and out—make this time of year magical. Most families and many businesses have a tradition of decorating with lights. Many families also have a tradition of driving to specific neighborhoods to see holiday light displays. Capturing visual memories of the lights with a camera (digital or film) can be tricky, but it’s not too hard to learn the basics so your photos of Christmas lights will be spectacular. You’ll just need to learn about when to shoot, what to shoot, and how to set your camera for both the basics and some special effects.
How would you like to bundle a few of your favorite things together in one holiday experience? Spectacular lights, sleigh rides, Santa visits, holiday music, great food, ice skating, shopping, parades, and fireworks. Festivals of Lights pull together many joys of the season into one well-orchestrated, amplified experience. Though the festivals have their origins in diverse cultural celebrations, they have morphed into extravagant, new celebrations to welcome the holidays. In France, there is the Fetes des Lumieres; in Ontario, there is the Festival of Northern Lights. Berlin’s Festival of Lights lasts 12 nights starting in October, and London’s lasts 6 weeks. Now, a growing number of cities in the U.S. have spectacular Festivals of Lights as well.
July 4th—it’s not just another picnic.
In a humid, stuffy room in the Pennsylvania State House over 300 years ago, a group of men in wigs and suits met to finalize changes to a special document that declared separation from England. It talked about individual freedoms. But that meeting itself didn’t include much pomp and celebration. It was pretty solemn—this could mean charges of treason, loss of property, suffering and death.
The city of Ghent lies nestled midway between Bruges and Brussels in Flemish Belgium. Much like many cities along the central northern coast of Europe, Ghent features a well-preserved glimpse into the middle ages, with much of its medieval architecture still intact and part of the today’s functioning city, such as Saint Bavo Cathedral, which was consecrated all the way back in 942 A.D. and Gravensteen, a castle so medieval it has a partial moat, a dungeon, and a guillotine.