Nov
16
2012

Office LED Lights Increase Workplace Productivity

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As part of the ‘Workplace Issues’ series, a study was conducted on the effect of quality lighting in the workplace and found that inefficient lighting could lead to workplace injuries such as eyestrain and even musculoskeletal injuries(1). The survey noted that two out three participants experienced physical problems due to an inadequately lit environment. Of course, as we all know, an employee experiencing discomfort (and especially one on sick leave) is likely to result in […]

Nov
14
2012

A Look at the Possibility of LED Street Lighting in Australia

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As Sydney prepares to be the first Australian city with LED street lighting, there is a focus on using LED lighting technology to light up our roads in a more energy efficient way. According to the City of Sydney, public lighting makes up one third of the city’s annual electricity use and a large part of its greenhouse gas emissions. The replacement of 6,450 street and park lights with LED alternatives is expected to save […]

Sep
3
2012

Australian LED Lighting + Interior Design = Many Benefits!

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LED lighting has opened up doors for interior designers they didn’t think possible . A simple search for “how LED lighting makes interior designing easy” will produce some fantastic results (and images) to spur your creativity, but we wanted to share a few of the ways that LED lighting is making interior designers’ jobs easier AND more creative with you here: LEDs are simply little “chips” or light-emitting diodes encased in various forms. Unlike inferior […]

Sep
3
2012

Geelong LED Lighting Company Switches Local Home from Halogen Down Lights to Energy Efficient Lighting

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The ESIC team recently visited a home located in the Geelong, Victoria area and conducted a lighting investigation so we could tell them what they’re currently spending with inefficient light forms in use and what they could be spending by switching to LED lighting. They are blessed to have a large and beautiful house that has… 51x 50 watt halogen down lights 10x 20 watt halogen down lights 12x 36 watt T8 fluorescent tubes and […]

Sep
2
2012

Carbon Tax Introduced Makes Aussies Hungry for Ways to Reduce Electricity Usage

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With the carbon tax introduced on July 1 this year, we are all set for a big electricity bill to arrive next quarter. Estimates range from between a 9% to 20% increase in electricity bills, and not one person believes they will stop there. The fact is – our world has limited resources and we need to protect them. With the world’s quickly rising population rates energy companies have to provide electricity to more individuals, […]

Sep
2
2012

LED Lighting to Replace 50 Watt Halogen with Energy Efficient Lighting

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Just a quick one to say we at ESIC love the power of LED technology. 50 watts in inefficient and inferior halogen technology gets you the standard halogen down light that is in many homes across Australia. But 50 watts in LED technology will power FIVE of the same down lights mentioned above. And 50 watts in LED technology will power a flood light (the kind you’d have as a security light at a warehouse). […]

Jul
9
2012

Improvement in LED Quality Thanks to Leading LED Manufacturer CREE

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For a long time the quality of LEDs has suffered, in particular because LEDs are expensive to manufacture and expensive to properly test for quality. But Cree, a highly respected and innovative LED chip manufacturer, has just announced it is opening more testing centres in China to help LED manufacturers test their products extensively. This will lead to an improvement in the quality of LEDs available to households and businesses, making them more affordable for […]

Jun
21
2012

Reduce Education and Schooling Costs by Working on the Utilities

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Federal opposition education spokesperson Christopher Pyne says the carbon tax will mean struggling schools are slammed with an annual $200 million rise in power bills. The cost to each student will be $57. Mr Pyne says, “there are only two places schools can get the money: they can either increase their fees, or in the case of government schools, it can come out of the state government coffers.” The increased demand for electricity due to […]

Jun
20
2012

LEDs hit home

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Finally an article in mainstream media on the benefits of LEDs… Check out http://theage.domain.com.au/blogs/talking-property/finally–leds-hit-home-20120619-20lh9.html?rand=7953080Enjoy!

Jun
12
2012

Instant Assets Tax Write Off Makes LED Lighting Affordable for Every Small Business Owner

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After reading MP Forrester’s blog post on Wayne Swan’s instant asset write off, I had a brilliant idea on how small businesses could make a risk-free, high return investment this June. In the blog post Forrester criticises treasurer Swan’s lack of knowledge on the changes to the instant tax write off. Apparently Wayne Swan has been saying that the value of the benefit to businesses is $6,500 but in fact the only real benefit businesses […]

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