Leapfrog Lighting News & Insights' Latest Features Explore LED Lighting Concepts

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Leapfrog Lighting’s News & Insights announces three blog posts aimed at educating consumers about LED lighting, including light bulb naming conventions, LED dimming, and lighting design visualization software.

Leapfrog Lighting News & Insights reports dimmable LED Bulbs.

Trailing edge dimmers are a better fit for LED lamps. However, because LED retrofit lamps are more likely to be installed on existing dimmers used for incandescent or halogen lamps, many manufacturers design and test their LED lamps for compatibility.

Leapfrog Lighting News & Insights—a leading voice in the LED industry—announces three feature stories that provide insight into the technology behind LED lighting:

“Why a light bulb isn’t just a light bulb: understanding light bulb nomenclature”
In this week's educational series, correspondent Sarah Bailey covers the designations attributed to lamps–or light bulb nomenclature–that are not part of the everyday vernacular. "While I can’t possibly cover all lamp designations in today’s post, I’ll examine some of the more popular ones," she explains. In simplistic terms, a lamp designation consists of a letter (or letters) followed by a number. For example, A19 or PAR30. The letter refers to the shape of the lamp, while the number refers to the approximate diameter of the lamp in eighths of an inch. Read more...

“Trailing edge or leading edge LED dimming?”
Leapfrog Lighting News & Insights explains the continued scrutiny surrounding LED lamp dimmability, with a special focus on LED dimming: leading edge versus trailing edge dimming. Trailing edge dimmers are a better fit for LED lamps. However, because LED retrofit lamps are more likely to be installed on existing dimmers used for incandescent or halogen lamps, many manufacturers design and test their LED lamps to be compatible with leading edge dimmers. - Read more...

“How does Lighting Design visualization software work?”
A Lighting Designer (LD) uses light to create a desired atmosphere. The light can be artificial or real, practical or purely aesthetic, subtle or intense. The light can evoke an emotion or set a mood. All together, a LD can control 4 properties of light: intensity (brightness of the light), color (temperature of the light), distribution (beam and direction), and movement (change of lighting properties over time). Read more...

About Leapfrog Lighting
Leapfrog Lighting, is best known for specialized commercial-application LED lamps, for applications where consistent quality is important, such as: retail and display, interior and architectural design applications, industry and commercial space, facility management, hospitals, galleries and museums.

Leapfrog Lighting’s lamps provide “improved glare control, light distribution and color consistency,” said Canadian Federal Minister Gary Goodyear, at a recent press event announcing an investment in Leapfrog Lighting’s ongoing research and development. The Minister of State for Science and Technology praised “measurable improvement on lighting quality required by facility managers, institutions, architects and retail businesses.”

The current Leapfrog Lighting product line includes MR16, PAR30, PAR38 and PAR20 lamps that provide industry-leading output power through high-efficiency LED source and driver electronics. The innovative lens design creates a pleasing, glare-free light suitable for use in all indoor and unexposed outdoor down-lighting applications. The lamps also deliver the high CRI and ultra-consistent color temperature control critical to multi-lamp applications in hotels, restaurants, schools, office buildings, museums, galleries, retail operations and other public spaces. With a life expectancy of 40,000 operating hours, these UL-registered lamps will provide more than 27 years of service at 4 hours per day.

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