Pegasus Lighting Roundup: Lighting in September

September has been another eventful month in the lighting industry. In this post, we’re covering new energy breakthroughs, new ideas about lighting design, and of course, more crazy, creative projects. Come take a gander…

In Lighting News…

“Boston: the Top City for Energy Efficiency”

Image via Jeff Gunn
Image via Jeff Gunn

According to a report done by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Boston is the most energy-efficient city in the US. This report compared 34 major cities in the country, and Boston came out on top due to its commitment to many different sustainable initiatives, and ambitious energy-saving goals. Read more…

“This Funky-Looking LED Bulb Could be the Future of Lighting”

Image via NliteN
Image via NliteN

LED light bulbs are made from clusters of small diodes, meaning they aren’t limited to the traditional light bulb shape like older light sources. LED light bulbs can look like anything. Andy Turudic of NliteN has designed a unique LED light bulb that uses 80% less energy than an incandescent light, and will be much less expensive. What makes it so special? This light bulb is flat. Read more…

“Commemorative LED Baseball to Honor Mariano Rivera Could Also Help Yankees Closer’s Charitable Foundation”

Image via NYDailyNews.com
Image via NYDailyNews.com

If you’re a fan of Yankee closer Mariano Rivera, you can now get a super-cool LED baseball that features his signature, his career stats, and the number 42. Rivera hopes his unique baseball will help generate proceeds for his charitable foundation. Read more…

“How Energy Efficiency Measures are Becoming Big Business”

view of city at night

Recently, The Guardian posted an article explaining how embracing energy-saving practices can be really beneficial for big business. Large companies that use large amounts of energy can save millions implementing energy efficiency measures, and investing in these gives companies a chance to “put their money where their principles are.” Read more…

In Lighting Tips…

“4 Remodel Tips to Create a Functional Kitchen”

Kitchen_Lights

Embarking on a kitchen remodel requires time and money. So, before you start knocking out your cabinets and designing a brand new island, it’s important to have a proper plan. What appliances do you plan to use? Will your dream layout actually be functional? Read more…

“What’s Best, LED or Incandescent Lights?”

Stock-Photo-LED

If you’re thinking about upgrading to LED lights, the process can be really overwhelming. There are so many different products to choose from! The last thing you want is to invest in something that is going to become outdated really fast. In this article from the New York Times, lighting designer Doug Russell offers some sage advice: start off retrofitting old incandescent fixtures, so you can keep up with new technology without committing too much. Read more…

Other Cool Stuff…

Philips’ Vintage Light Bulb Production

Image via Philips
Image via Philips

Ever wonder how manufacturers made light bulbs 100 years ago? Philips recently shared this video from their factory in 1919, showing how they used to produce incandescent light bulbs. Things certainly have come a long way since then. Read more…

“Surf’s Up, Lights On! Inventor Adds LEDs to Paddle Boards So Enthusiasts Can Head Out at Night”

Image via Caters News Agency
Image via Caters News Agency

Billy Rossini has invented a new kind of paddle board called the NOCQUA 2000, featuring LED lights fitted to the bottom. The LED feature is safe and beautiful to use at night. Read more…

Annie Josey

Annie Josey

Annie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.