Efficiencies of LEDs

Efficiencies of LEDs

LEDs are fairly new to the market and will probably take some time to dominate the lighting industry, but here is some quick information about LEDs.

Light–Emitting Diodes are semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current is passed through them. LEDs are “directional” light sources which means they emit light in a specific direction, unlike incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs which emit light and heat in all directions. The lifespan of an LED surpasses the short life of an incandescent bulb by thousands of hours, because they don’t have a filament that will burn out.  Common LED colors are red, green, and blue, but there is actually no such thing as a “white” LED. To achieve the kind of white “warm” light we use for lighting our homes and offices, different color LEDs are mixed with a phosphor material that converts the color of the light.  LED lighting technology is growing immensely day by day and can only enhance the atmosphere of desired lighting while minimizing your electric bill.

Any bulb you buy with an energy-star-logo label comes with a 3-year warranty and quality assurance. To browse some of our products Click Here.

Here, at Innovative Lighting & Electric, we have a variety of LED options and we are able obtain most any LED lighting fixture or retrofit solution that best fits your needs.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Have you returned to Arizona for the beautiful fall & winter seasons? You may encounter some problems with your indoor/outdoor electrical or lighting. Here are a few examples of issues you may be experiencing:

  • Electrical outlets not working
  • An outage from a circuit breaker tripping
  • Several lights that blink strangely
  • Receptacles dead because a tripping GFCI won’t reset…
  • Or three-way switches having trouble

Before you venture out to fix it yourself, give us a call to come out and troubleshoot and possibly repair any issues you may be having. We may even be able to solve your problem right over the phone! It’s not worth the risk trying to figure it out on your own. You have probably been shocked before by static electricity, like when you walk across carpet and touch a doorknob. But a real electric shock is a lot more painful than that, and a lot more dangerous.  At Innovative Lighting & Electric, not only are we are knowledgeable & professional, but we are safe.  For more information Visit our Service/Repairs page

Showcase The Art in Your Home

Showcase The Art in Your Home

Wall art lighting is often over looked as a decorating option, but it can enhance the ambiance of your home in such a subtle way!  If you are wondering what else you can do to make your valued art stand out more, there is an easy solution. Even if you have existing wall art lighting that has been troublesome or outdated, we can help.

Let us, at Innovative Lighting & Electric, show you all the possibilities there are when wanting to reveal the true, visual intent of your beautiful artwork for your guests, family and most importantly, YOU.  There are many options when lighting the art in your home; whether you choose the recessed can-lights (for down-lighting effect) or traditional picture lights, we can accomplish the look you desire.

We always offer a FREE consultation so give us a call today! 

Backyard Enjoyment

Backyard Enjoyment

Your backyard is your own personal sanctuary and where you love to entertain, so why not highlight its best features!  In this desert darkness, even the most beautiful yards seem dull and colorless. Without light, there is no color.  Lighting your landscape, art and structural designs not only adds subtle beauty, but can also provide assurance.  Protect yourself and your guests this summer from accidental encounters with pests, such as snakes, by installing sufficient outdoor lighting.

At Innovative Lighting & Electric, we make it easy to design and execute a wonderful, effective lighting design. We also provide regular maintenance plans. Call ILE for your free estimate and share your ideas with us!

Ceiling Fans (Yes, even outdoors!)

Ceiling Fans (Yes, even outdoors!)

Ceilings fans are a “must have” in Arizona’s hot climate, so why wait? They are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features. Ceiling fans add décor while enhancing comfort for you and your family.  During summer or winter you can change the direction and speed to help better suit your temperature needs.

There are so many options in choosing a style and type, it can actually be fun! Based on the type of model you get they can also be energy efficient.  In fact ENERGY STAR labeled lighting, in most cases, will cut your fan’s total lighting energy use by 60 – 80%. Innovative Lighting & Electric works with the top manufacturers and retailers to be able to offer you the right ceiling fan for your budget and style.

Quick Tip: Fans are for people, not rooms. Room air temperatures are normally 20°F – 30°F cooler than body temperature. Ceiling fans can improve occupant comfort at a given room temperature by creating a wind-chill effect when they blow relatively cool air across the skin. So when you leave the room, switch the fan and its light off, you’ll save energy and money!