Customer Installations & Blog Articles

Saving Energy and living Boat Life in Alaska

Another happy customer from Auke Bay, Alaska! She lives on this beautiful 42 ft boat and wanted to save on energy consumption by switching to LEDs. She purchased our 5 Watt LED 32V Watt-a-Light™ (soft daylight) LED bulbs for the engine room and is very happy with them - so happy, she came back for more!   "I have a 42 foot wooden boat that was built in the Alf Hansen shipyard, State of Washington, for the Forest Service to patrol outside Alaska waters. Being built in 1954, it was all wired, very tidily, for 32-volt electricity in reverse polarity. I...

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A Layman's Guide to Color Temperature and Choosing the Right One For You

Most of us only think about temperature when we want to know if we should wear a jacket on a balmy fall day or perhaps apply some extra sunscreen. In Canada, we use the Celsius scale to measure temperature and we are familiar with 0°C as the freezing point.   However, the Kelvin unit is actually the basis of all temperature measurement and the same 0°C would be measured as 273.15K on the Kelvin Scale. Let's take a look at how this relates to color temperature and LED lighting... What is color temperature, you ask? Technically speaking, color temperature refers to the temperature to which...

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Welcome to Olds, Alberta!

Olds, Alberta City Sign This is a solar run 12V 20W LED Streetlight which illuminates their city sign on the way into town. The 20W LED Streetlight is controlled by our ICOS 20A 12V Controller.   Sign during the daytime showing the installation. Beautifully lit at night to welcome visitors to Olds, Alberta.

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California off-gridders love our LEDs!

Received this email from a repeat customer who uses our 24VDC LEDs throughout their off-grid home in California. 
"We are an excellent example, I think, of people who benefit from your products; those 24v bulbs are hard to find but they’re great; they give more than adequate (warm) light with very low power consumption.  We’ve been off the grid since we got here in 1971; my wife designed the house, I built it, and we raised two kids with kerosene lamps for fourteen years until solar panels became possible, at which point we became very much aware of what the general public is in the process of discovering; these systems really work!  We use an inverter for everything but the lights (laundry, TV, computers, etc.), which we kept on 24vDC so that we don’t have to add the three or four amps that the inverter takes, in order to use the lights (a significant factor in winter), and we have a bottom end (ca. two amps) little water wheel that almost suffices during the winter.  With a backup generator (that we use mostly for equalizing the batteries once a month) we’re stylin’!  
We also greatly appreciate the quality of your service; your quick replies to questions, your refund of the price of a product with a problem, and the cheerfully human tone of how you conduct your business (something the world needs badly, these days; don’t let them replace you with a robot, Amber!)."

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Are you looking to live off the grid?

Doug Rempel is completely off grid, and uses our products!  Here is a link to his blog filled with lots of interesting info. http://goinggreenoffthegrid.wordpress.com/

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