Jul 242009
 

led night light rotating photocell Night Lights Help to Reduce the Risk of FallingA doctor from a leading panel of experts that are behind a new action plan to prevent falls in older adults recommends night lights to help reduce the risk of falling. Dr. Pamela Macfarlane, a professor in Northern Illinois University’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, suggests investing in night lights to create a low intensity light near the bed or bathroom.
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Jul 232009
 

burst outdoor 300x247 Where Does That Sconce Go Anyway?A wall sconce (sconce, for short) is an ornamental bracket fixed to a wall for holding a candle or an electric light of one kind or another. The electric light source could be incandescent, xenon, halogen, fluorescent, or even LEDs.

Long ago, wall sconces were primarily mobile lighting devices which were carried to light the way throughout a home or passageway. These wall sconces were frequently hung on a wall or over a fireplace where they were readily available for the homeowner’s use. Today, wall sconces are attached to a wall to provide permanent illumination. But where do they go exactly?
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 Posted by on July 23, 2009 at 9:24 am
Jul 212009
 

LED Revolution LEDs Might Lead a Lighting Revolution in Five YearsIn five years we may just see a revolution in residential and office lighting led by LEDs manufactured with gallium nitride, according to Professor Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University. Gallium nitride LED lighting produces a brilliant light and could cut electricity consumption by approximately 75% in developed countries. This reduction would have the added benefit of creating substantial cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and help to preserve our fossil fuel reserves.

Gallium nitride, or GaN, is a semiconductor material that is considered by many to be the next important semiconductor after silicon.  It is a brilliant light emitter able to operate at high temperatures. GaN is used to create devices with small physical volume that produce high output power.
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Jul 092009
 

BEAVER FALLS, PA, August 24, 2007 — The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized Pegasus Associates Lighting, based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, as one of the “2007 Pittsburgh 100,” its ranking of our area’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. Rankings on the list were based on the rate of growth from 2004 through 2006. Honored at an awards program at the prestigious Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh on August 23, Pegasus was ranked No. 64 on the list of 100 for revenue growth (62.3%), and tied for No. 3 on the list for employment growth (500%). To qualify, companies must be locally owned, for-profit businesses, with net revenue in 2004 of $500,000 or more.

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Jul 062009
 

Recessed downlights should not be used to light your face while standing at a mirror in your bathroom because the light coming from these fixtures will only cause harsh shadows on your face. Instead, wall-mounted vanity light fixtures attached above the mirror and/or on both sides of the mirror, or backlit vanity mirrors (a very neat option – especially if wall space is limited) should be used. That way, shadows on your face can be minimized. Recessed downlights can be used in other parts of the bathroom for general lighting but not for task lighting at the sink area – unless, of course, you want to look years older or like Bella Lugosi in makeup.

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Round halogen backlit vanity mirror.

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Square fluorescent backlit vanity mirror.

 Posted by on July 6, 2009 at 4:13 pm
Jul 062009
 

ApplicationFixedMount220 Tips for Choosing a Barbecue LightWhen the weather gets warmer people start heading outdoors to fire up their grills for that annual holiday cookout or an evening meal.  Even though summer gives us longer days, there are still those times when you may be grilling well into dusk or evening.  Or, depending upon your geographical location, you may be able to enjoy year-round grilling which probably means you have cooked outside often after the sun has set.  When that happens, having a barbecue light to provide quality task lighting for your cooking area proves quite invaluable.  Below are some features to think about so that you can make sure to get the most appropriate barbecue light for your outdoor grilling situation.

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If you have an electrical outlet near your grill, you have the most options.  An obvious choice is a plug-in barbecue light that plugs directly into the nearby electrical outlet.  You could also select a hardwired barbecue light that is connected directly to the electrical wiring powering your outlet.  This is also a choice if you have household wiring in close proximity but not a nearby outlet.  If you select a hardwired barbecue light, we always recommend that you have it installed by a licensed electrician.  If you do not have an outlet or electrical power near your grill, then an obvious and easy choice is a battery-powered barbecue light.

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Jul 032009
 

Hello and welcome to our new blog.  The Pegasus Lighting Blog went live the morning of Friday, July 3, 2009.  We are currently working on our first couple of blog posts, so if you have found us already, sorry that there is not much here yet.  But, bookmark us, click on our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter (@PegasusLighting), or become a fan on our Facebook page, to know when our first posts are published.  Thanks!

Jul 012009
 

Rope lighting is perfect for lining the top of a cove ceiling , and you can use either warm white or cool white LED rope light to create the desired effect.  Rob Q. used our Cool White LED Rope Lights for the cove around the top of his living room.  Check out the “after” photos:

CoveLightingLEDCoolWhiteRopeLight 2 Customer Lighting Project: Cool White LED Rope Lights
“Thanks for processing my order. I thought you might like to see how I used my previous order of LED rope lights. I built a cove light in my living room to conceal surround-sound speaker wires and placed the rope lights in the cove. They provide a beautiful, cool glow to our home and make the vaulted ceiling seem even higher. The indirect light is perfect for watching TV and one can even read by the light. I’m planning to add this new order above the kitchen cabinets and along the top of a beam which separates the living room and kitchen.”
CoveLightingLEDCoolWhiteRopeLight 1 Customer Lighting Project: Cool White LED Rope Lights

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