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Light Up Your Lovely Home With LED Outdoor Holiday Lights

19 Feb

Once again, it is approaching closer to the coming Christmas holiday season, hence one can begin to plan for one’s home decoration now. Everyone will definitely love the idea of beautifying during this festive period and the experience of doing up for Christmas can be enjoyable for the entire family as well.

The most impressive, dependable, as well as energy-efficient types of lights to utilize is commercial LED Christmas lights. These lights can be sturdy, energy saving, and reliable in performance-wise.

A lot of people who furnish outdoors for Christmas time will at the least beautify the awnings and eaves of their homes. One can choose from huge varieties of Christmas outdoor lighting and the most popular choice is usually LED light bulbs.

Single lighted strands which are easily available in one color, multi-colored and even all white are the most well-known in being used for decorating one’s home. The other lighting style which had gotten popular in recent years for home decoration is icicle lighting. Icicle lighting is available with green or white cable as well as with both solid and multi-colored LED light bulbs.

Trees and shrubs are wonderful areas for Christmas outdoor lighting to be utilized and LED lighting is ideal for this task. These lights performed well, looked excellent in deco and safe to use as they don’t get heated easily and thus create fires. By decorating the trees and bushes in one’s home with LED lights will certainly make your home appear very festive, holiday-like and cheerful, and easily noticeable from a distance as well.

Another superb kind of light that is ideal for tree and plants deco, and it covers the top and front part of bushes squarely in a grid, is what most people call net lighting. One can easily handle these commercial LED Christmas lights with ease and speed.

One or two other areas on your residence which you may be considering decorating with Christmas outdoor lighting using LED lights is the yard, shrub, tree and also floral beds, as well as the drive way of your property. To get these trees and shrubs really outstanding and looking prominent in one’s home, LED lights can be deployed around the edges of these trees, flower beds and shrubs.

Another fantastic idea will be to use LED Christmas lights to outline one’s lawn and driveway. The lighting will contribute to the whole idea of Christmas deco and of course connect the whole residence to the theme and create a three-dimensional feel to the driveway.

There are lots of various other great Christmas outdoor lighting goods that you may think about using to beautify your property for the holiday seasons. The deco products can consist of stand-alone frame types which utilize LED lights for the outlines. Candy walking stick lighting is an excellent demonstration of this and can easily be employed to shape your drive way and pathways.

 

Minimalist LED Ring Lamps

06 Jul

Ring Shaped LED Table Lamps
French design store Le Deun Luminaires specializes in low-energy consuming electronic lighting design using LEDs. Their new ? table lamp collection is centralized around an aluminum ring with bright LED lights on the internal surface, which is placed on a small rectangular base. The lamps throw off indirect light and have a minimal presence which enhances the elegance of a room. The different sized versions contain an electronic transformer, a dimmer switch and are available in black or white.

Post from: despoke.com

 
 

Lighting & Shadow

23 Jun

In this guide to “the dark side”, On Stage Lighting looks at light’s oppo – shadow. Understanding shadow, the lighting designer can control it, avoiding unwanted shadows while creating others for effect.

A troublesome Director may have heard me say “Sorry, I can’t make light go round corners. And I can’t make it stop in mid air!”

It’s simple. Light travels in straight lines until it hits something, then it does something else simple. Like bounce off in another straight line. I like this kind of predictability in an otherwise hap-hazard life. Shadow, being an absence of light created by an object (we’ll call it “the subject”) blocking those straight lines, are equally predictable. We can plan shadows using simple technical drawings and control them just as easily as light.

The Basics of Shadows

  • Each light source creates one shadow per object. A myth about lighting and shadows is that you can make them go away using more light sources – this isn’t true. More light sources = more shadows.
  • You can “fill in” shadows with an extra light source (like the “fill light” a photographer might use). This adds light to the dark areas, flattening the visual contrast and making the shadow less obvious. It doesn’t make the original shadow go away. The extra light source also, of course, adds a shadow itself. (Area A in the first sketch shows where a shadow has been filled in by another light source.
  • As light travels in straight lines, the area that a shadow will be cast can easily be calculated using a straight line from light source, via the subject, to the next surface behind.
  • Planning shadows

    Using a lighting plan and elevation/section, we can work out how shadows will behave just as easily as our light sources. The image shows a section, with 2 light sources and some surfaces that our shadows will fall on (hope you enjoy the Biro sketches – there’s a time and place to break out the CAD and this isn’t it). Again, it’s just a matter of straight lines from light source, through subject creating an absence of light on the background surface.

    “Reading” shadows

    If you have read Focus Stage Lighting… you will have some understanding of how a lighting designer can use shadows to judge the effect of a light at stage level. Seeing your own shadow standing “within” the pool of light tells you where you are lit and not, when you move out of the light and whether two pools of light are “joined” together successfully. As lighting the human form is a pretty big part of the job, reading a human shadow is ideal

    The shadow can tell us other things:

  • Where the light is coming from? You might have several light sources – how do you know which one is causing that spill over there? Follow a straight line from the shadow, though the subject and back to the source of the spill.
  • At what horizontal angle is this source hitting the stage? A short shadow indicates a light source high over head, a long one shows up a much shallower angle. If your shadow is roughly the same length along the floor as your own height, we’re at around 45 degrees. You get the idea.
  • With a number of different coloured light sources mixing on stage, you can also read or predict the “colour” of shadows. Blue and green light sources from either side will create a Cyan mix on a floor. Stick something in the way and you will also get one blue and one green shadow (shown in simplified form below). Cool colours, huh. This kind of shadow interaction that can make a colourful scene even more vibrant.

    Planned Shadows

    Often, Directors don’t like the thought of shadows – “ I want good lighting and definitely don’t want any shadows!”. What they mean is “I want my show lit well, so that no one is saying their lines in the dark.”. That’s understandable but we can’t have light without shadow.

    There are times when you want to use shadow for a specific lighting effect. When planning our effect, we can use drawings and the “straight line theory” to work out where our shadows will fall and how big they are.

    Bad Shadow!

    Some shadows are just not wanted. Shadows on a musicians score make it difficult to read the dots, shadows on a painted backcloth that depicts a landscape can ruin the illusion of perspective. Understanding the angle of a rig and using those straight lines, we can forsee any “shadows of doom” and work out how to avoid them. In the case of a backcloth, the answer is usually to light the cloth well enough from close up and overhead, washing out any stray shadows from frontlight further down stage. Putting some distance between the rear of the performance area and a cyc, while front lighting from a steeper angle, also prevents a shadow on your “sky”.

    Hard or Soft Shadow

    The harsh or diffuse nature of a shadow depend on it’s light source. Light from a tiny point source (such as a lamp filament) travel from one place as very structured, straight lines that create hard edged shadows. Stick a bit of frost into a lantern and you have a more diffused, area source of light, creating lots of individual shadows near each other. Really soft edged shadows are favourites of photographers who use a “softbox” or a TV style light with Tough Spun diffuser over the front. The softest of all shadows come from larger, area light sources – the largest on being a daylight sky. (If you were wondering, the sun is effectively a point source from earth even though it’s a big area – such a long way away that the light beams are fairly parallel when they get here!)

    Hard Edged Shadows and Projection

    To rear project a shadow play onto a surface, you might want a wide “acting area” of light from a single source (only one shadow per subject). We know that if you put the source low down / closer, it will make the subjects loom large on a big surface – it’s predictable using our section drawing. Higher up and further away, the shadow players get shorter. We also know that if we want a hard edged shadow, we need a small point source of light. Shadow puppetteers use this to alter the size of their projected images, actors can do the same.

    The image shows a backlit shadow scene projected onto a cyc with the light source in different positions and the resulting shadow heights. Moving the actor in relation to the the source can have a similar effect.

    The traditional theatre method to do a projected shadow scene is to take the lens out of a large fresnel, so that there is nothing between the filament and the subject. Depending on the reflector type, it’s worth experimenting with or without reflector. Pushing the lamp tray as far forward as it will go, gives us the largest possible beam width for our shadow acting area. As a safety measure, it’s worth also deciding how you are going to protect everyone should the lamp unexpectedly explode. A bit of mesh in the colour frame or whatever.

    Have you hugged your shadow today?

    Far from being the devil in lighting, shadows can be a lighting designers friend, helping you to create great effects and “read” the interaction between your lighting and the world.

    Post from: onstagelighting.co.uk

     

    12*21mm LED Neons

    30 Mar

    Key Features

    Super flexibility
    Long Life and Durability
    Energy Saving

    Features & Benefits

    LED Neon Rope Lights, integrating the latest LED technology and special PVC housing design, have high flexibility, stability and splendid performance to solve 21st century lighting challenges in entirely new ways.
    lighting device suits most demanding environments.  It has huge potential to solve the energy consumption problems, and it is able to save up to 70% energy.
    Combining  the unique PVC housing and hi-tech LED source perfectly, our Neon Rope light, which is shakeproof, highly flexible, weatherproof, dustproof, eco-friendly,  is an ideal  replacement of the conventional glass Neon.

    Data | Specifications

    LED Qty: 80LEDs per meter
    Volt: 24VAC/DC, 120VAC /240VAC
    Color: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White
    Cover Color: Opal Cover, Colorful Cover, Transparent Cover
    Dimension: 12*21mm

    Applications

    1. Super Flexibility: It is smaller in size, more flexible to bend to any shape you like.
    2. Long Life and Durability: LED Neon Rope Light comes with a long LED lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. Its UV resistant, highly inflammable material makes it suitable for outdoor applications. Also, it is very durable, impact resistant and simple for maintenance.
    3. Energy Saving: LED Neon Rope Light can save you more than 70% in energy cost.
    4. Low Heat: LED Neon Rope Light is a product with low energy consumption, so it only emits very little heat. The surface temperature will be less than 50 degree in normal use.
    Application: architectural lighting, back lighting, cove lighting, under cabinet lights, signage, car lights, and more you can imagine.

    12*21mm LED Neons with the latest LED lighting technology create fantastic LED lighting effects including various colors. The LED Neons are flexible and slim with reliable stability. Use LED Neons as decorating lights and LED Signage for holiday such as LED Christmas Lights, event, show, exhibition as well as LED Lights for architectural lighting and accent lighting and replace traditional neon lights to save more than 70 percent energy.

      Cove™ Ropes & Neons are applicable to plenty of fields such as architectural lighting, back lighting, cove lighting, cabinet lighting, signage lighting, car lighting, and more other fields as long as you can imagine.

    Accessories

    Accessories & parts for Cove™ Ropes & Neons, we can supply optional extras as your request, but please NOTE the extra will be charged.

     
     
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