When the weather is nice, there is no better place to be in the evening than the garden. You can invite friends over for a barbecue, read a book on the patio or (for the luckier ones) take a dip in the pool.
Stylish garden lighting is a must-have nowadays. Unfortunately, most people usually forget about it. Luckily, we can always count on Philips. They have developed a practical and stylish lighting system with integrated solar panels: Philips myGarden Solar.
Anyone who follows the news has most likely read that LED lighting may damage your health. It is supposed to have a negative effect on the retina and biological clock.
You may set your fears at rest… such findings are completely wrong. These findings were a misinterpretation of a recommendation issued by the Health Council of the Netherlands. LED lighting is no more damaging than other lighting technologies.
A while ago we’ve said farewell to the incandescent bulb and took a closer look at energy saving alternatives. In comparison, LED lighting seemed to be the best in class. Does this mean we should all massively invest in LED lamps to lower our energy bill? There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but there are other easy ways to save a few bucks.
By Steven Roziers
One of the latest trends in modern architectural lighting is placing small recessed lights above the stairs and in the stair and hallway. Because of their low energy consumption LED lights are the ideal light source for this. These recessed LED wall lights do not have to give a huge amount of light, they are installed to give subtle orientation lighting. Generally, 1W LED spotlights already do the trick. At the same time your stairway will be looking awesome.
The first incandescent light bulbs saw the light of day at the end of the 19th century. In the years that followed, compact fluorescent lamps were developed in the search for more energy efficient lighting and at the start of this century, LED lighting began making serious inroads. But what will come after LED? We throw a little bit of light on the subject.
Passive building is a trend that has become very popular in recent years. Many people opt for a passive home because these homes use a whole lot less energy. This is not only good news for the environment, but also for their budget.
A passive home obviously requires energy efficient lighting and we can obviously help you with that!
As if this summer has not been hot enough, every week we are confronted with global warming in the media. Global warming has put the environmental problem facing our generation on the radar again. Many producers have capitalised on this and developed a series of eco-friendly products. The process does not end there though. Consumers are also constantly looking for ways to make our planet that tad greener; they choose public transport, buy local produce and opt for green energy. Sorting and recycling is also a must.
Some people like to go a step further.
People like Malaysian designer Ed Chew.