Customer Installations & Articles

Spotlight: Passive Solar Tiny House at Salamander Springs Farm

Tucked away in the beautiful Appalachian mountains close to Berea, Kentucky, you'll find Salamander Springs Organic Permaculture Farm and founder Susana Lein's tiny passive solar house. Totally off-grid, this 340 sq. foot tiny house was built by hand from rough lumber, salvaged woods, clay, and straw, and also incorporates an earthen floor which serves as thermal mass to retain solar heat in winter.  Powered by a small solar electric system, we are honoured that Susana carefully chose our Watt-a-Light™ 10 Watt 24V DC LED Bulb to provide warm light above the stove and sink after dark! Susana is a pioneer in permaculture in North America and has...

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Cortes Island off-grid beauty lit by Watt-a-Light

Here you see our super energy saving Watt-a-Light™ LED bulbs in action at this off-grid cabin on Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada. These customers are operating a system that incorporates 48 volt DC power for the ceiling and wall lighting.

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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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