What is the Color of a Neon Light

Question: What determines the color of neon lights?  Answer: As in just about all gaseous discharge lamps, the color that neon lights glow is set by several factors, including: The type of gas inside the neon light’s glass tubing. The amount gas (pressure) inside the tube. The type of fluorescent coating on the inside surface … Continue reading What is the Color of a Neon Light



Benefits of LED Lighting

These days, it’s hard to justify not switching to LED lighting; especially for larger projects that require many lights, where the lamps are hard to replace. The longer life, cheaper initial as well as operating costs, and lower maintenance needs, make LED lighting the ideal choice for most businesses and home owners alike.  Below, we … Continue reading Benefits of LED Lighting



Compact Fluorescent Lamp Advantages and Disadvantages (CFL)

The energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) has taken the home lighting industry by storm over the past two decades. It’s a smaller version of the ever popular straight and circular fluorescent tube light bulbs.  Here we detail the compact fluorescent lamp advantages and disadvantages. They make compact fluorescent lamps much smaller today.  They’re much brighter per … Continue reading Compact Fluorescent Lamp Advantages and Disadvantages (CFL)



GE Bright Stik™ LED Light Bulbs Review

We’ve tested a few of the GE Bright Stik™ LED Light Bulbs situated throughout our apartment, and if they last as long as CREE predicts, they’ll pay for themselves at least six times over by the time they burn out. We’ve used one 10-watt (60-watt equivalent) unit as a night light for weeks now. This bulb has run in that … Continue reading GE Bright Stik™ LED Light Bulbs Review



Blue LED Christmas Lights Decorating Outdoors Tips, Examples

Blue LED Christmas lights offer perhaps the most vivid blue hues you can get in a highly efficient, low heat holiday light set as the pictures below show. Much more vibrant than incandescent blue Christmas lights, and cheaper to operate as well.  Since blue is our favorite color, we’ve decorated the house with blue light … Continue reading Blue LED Christmas Lights Decorating Outdoors Tips, Examples



CREE LED Bulb Review

We have several of the cool white CREE LED Light Bulbs situated throughout our home, and if they last as long as CREE predicts, they’ll pay for themselves at least three times over by the time they burn out. We’ve used one 9.5-watt (60-watt equivalent) unit as a night light in the bathroom for over … Continue reading CREE LED Bulb Review



LED Advantages and Disadvantages

The ultra energy-saving light emitting diode (LED) light bulb has taken the home and commercial lighting industry by storm lately.  LED light output has gone up a lot, their prices have fallen, and the bulbs weight less these days.  Many of what once were big drawbacks of LED lights have gone away these days.  In this … Continue reading LED Advantages and Disadvantages



What Determines Neon Light Color?

Question: What determines the color of neon lights?  Answer: As in just about all gaseous discharge lamps, the color that neon lights glow is set by several factors, including: The type of gas inside the neon light’s glass tubing. The amount gas (pressure) inside the tube. The type of fluorescent coating on the inside surface … Continue reading What Determines Neon Light Color?