1000Bulbs.com Sees Future of LEDs Today

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In light of US Department of Energy testing, 1000Bulbs.com refreshes LED product line.

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with so many criteria for stores to consider when building an LED selection, many stores find it difficult to pick the products most beneficial to customers.

The recent demand for energy-efficient lighting technologies has prompted both brick-and-mortar and web-based lighting resellers to expand their selections to LED light sources. Unfortunately, with so many criteria for stores to consider when building an LED selection, many stores find it difficult to pick the products most beneficial to customers. One such store, 1000Bulbs.com, has chosen to focus on the findings of the US Department of Energy’s CALiPER program to enhance its LED selection.

CALiPER’s testing, though discouraging at first glance, turned out to be an impetus for promising change at 1000Bulbs.com. The findings of these tests included a relatively high number of products that failed to meet manufacturer claims. Among these products were LED fluorescent replacement bulbs, which 1000Bulbs.com removed from their website and replaced with a letter from Jim Brodrick of the DOE.

At the same time, 1000Bulbs.com believes the number of products that passed recent CALiPER tests indicates overall efficiencies are steadily improving, even suggesting that some LED technologies are now clearly superior to previous technologies. These findings prompted a positive action from the 1000Bulbs.com marketing department, which has begun campaigns promoting fixture-type products that fared well, such as LED recessed downlights.

Though CALiPER findings are now the primary criteria 1000Bulbs.com uses to select LED technologies, the company has also chosen to retain some LED lighting products not yet tested by the DOE. “We want to take steps to encourage the adoption of LED fixtures,” Paul Coppage, VP of New Product Development, said. “However, we recognize that some LED replacement light bulbs, though not as bright as some traditional lighting sources, are very convenient. They may provide sufficient light output for many applications like desk lamps, decorative fixtures, and other sources of supplementary lighting.”

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