21 Feb

The European Ban on Halogen Light Bulbs

If you don’t actively stay up-to-date with developments in the lighting industry or international news, you may have missed the recent ban on halogen lighting in Europe. On September 1st, 2018, the use of halogen light bulbs was banned by the European Union. All halogen light bulbs are now prohibited and will be substituted with environmentally-conservative, energy-efficient light-emitting diode technology and compact fluorescent bulbs.

20 Jan

The Various Light Bulbs and Their Advantages

Although it’s invention is credited to Thomas Edison in 1879, multiple iterations of the first light bulb have existed since the early nineteenth century. Edison did, however, create a light bulb that was powerful, efficient, and cost-effective. Since then, the light bulb has become an irrevocable necessity in our lives--never given a second thought. As time has progressed, so has technology. Lighting’s changed drastically over time and the lightbulb has seen several notable advancements, the most recent being the creation of LEDs.