While we in the West are packing up our Christmas lights, people all over China are beginning to decorate for Chinese New Year. Among the many traditions of this important Confucian holiday is decorating with light—lanterns, candles, and holiday lights—creating a festive atmosphere on both large and small scales.
The Big Game is one of the busiest days of the year for sports bars. Everyone is excited to watch and celebrate, but with a number of parties and special events to choose from, you need to work extra hard to create a unique and fun game day experience for your patrons.
The origins of Valentine’s Day have always been shrouded in romantic mystery. Whether St. Valentine himself had any romance in his life or not, at the end of the 5th century Pope Gelasius declared February 14 as Saint Valentine’s Day, and a melding of Christian idealized love with pagan traditions and fertility rites led to some of the Valentine’s Day rituals we observe today. Two Valentine’s Day rituals that have remained constant since the Middle Ages are sending notes, and spending the day on romance.
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.
Lighting is a slow developing technology – The incandescent lamp has been the standard, and only option, for more than a hundred years. A recent explosion in the development of energy-efficient lighting technology, has created a whole new range of lighting solutions for the consumer. One principle application for lighting, is for general way-finding illumination. This type of lighting is typically dim enough so that it does not entirely light the surrounding environment, but is bright enough to provide persons in the area with sufficient light to see a path, stairway, or other area that requires light for safe navigation.
Advantages of LED Rope Light
We should probably first start out by explaining what Rope Light is – Rope light is a string of lamps, connected in series, which emit various colors of light. These lamps are covered in a round, transparent, flexible plastic housing, which protects the lamps and wiring, and allows for easy lineal lighting. It is usually sold in bulk lengths that can either be used “as is”, or can be custom cut. Rope light has traditionally used small incandescent lights, but is now also available in an energy-efficient and long-lasting LED version.