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ThinLight Backlight Panels Make Backlight Easy for 2018

May 28, 2018

ThinLight Custom LED Backlight Panels are manufactured in the USA.  First, light uniformity is the most difficult part of any lighting project.   Our patented laser etched panels are the most uniform in the industry.   Second, we make backlight projects easy with the uniform light output.  In conclusion, ThinLight LED panels make backlight easy.  Finally, focus on the beauty of the project, not the hot or dark spots from uneven lighting. US Bank Stadium – Backlight Panels LED BackLight by... View Article

Knowing the Cost of LED Lights

November 21, 2017

Installing LED lights can drastically improve a facility’s energy consumption and overall efficiency. Having realistic expectations about the impact of an LED light project, whether it’s a new installation or a conversion project, can help when you are considering a new project and when you are evaluating the success of a completed project. Because every project and application is vastly different, it is impossible to provide a detailed answer that will cover each situation. However, regardless of how they are... View Article

LEED Certification and LED Lights

November 16, 2017

Many facilities are working towards becoming LEED-certified. Receiving a LEED certification shows that a company or business is committed to energy efficiency and environmental protection. While there are many factors that can play a role in the energy consumption of a building, LED lights are one aspect that can help buildings and facilities move closer to receiving their LEED certification. What is LEED certification LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an environmental, green building certification system that... View Article

LED Lights and Existing Systems in a Facility

November 8, 2017

Even though LED lights are the obvious choice when you want to reduce energy costs while improving your bottom line,  questions can arise about how a new LED light system will interact and affect existing systems in a facility. There are certain aspects that need special consideration, but often, LED lights pair well with and complement existing systems. LED fixtures and other existing systems One advantage of LED lights is that they produce virtually no heat.  With other lighting options, heat output... View Article

Top Two Reasons to Switch to LED Lights

October 19, 2017

Making the switch to LED lights helps businesses save money. LED lights have a long lifespan and are energy efficient. These two factors give companies an quick return on investment while improving the bottom line. Improving the bottom line is a primary concern for many businesses. One cost that is often overlooked is the money spent on energy and lighting in warehouses, factories, or offices. LED lights offer a quick return on investment by reducing energy, labor and replacement costs. Filament... View Article

LED Lights and Workplace Safety

September 22, 2017

As companies and businesses think about converting their lighting from conventional lighting options to LED light, an important factor to consider is employee safety and comfort. LED lights have been shown to increase workplace safety and wellbeing and to promote a healthier work environment for employees. While the initially higher cost of LED lights can seem prohibitive, many find that the benefits far outweigh paying more upfront. Plus, with the quick ROI of LED lights, many find that they are... View Article

How to Convert to LED Lights from Fluorescent

July 19, 2017

There are many reasons people want to convert to LED lights from fluorescent and other traditional lighting options. With the advancements in LED technology, there are multiple ways a business or individual can convert to LED light. How to convert to LED lights from fluorescent There are numerous factors that can affect the conversion process as you replace your fluorescent with LED lights. Fortunately, making the switch usually can be accomplished fairly easily. Below are some of the options you... View Article

Top Benefits of Troffer LED Light Panels

June 7, 2017

Troffer LED light panels are a better option than fluorescent light panels for commercial and non-commercial settings. They are more energy efficient, have a longer lifespan and have a quicker return on investment for companies. Benefits of troffer LED light panels Before LED lights became more affordable and commonplace, many light panels used fluorescent bulbs. Now, while many light panels are still lit with fluorescent bulbs, LED lights are gaining in popularity. It’s easy to understand why. With all the... View Article

Top 5 Benefits of LED High Bay Lighting

May 3, 2017

There are numerous benefits to using LED high bay lighting in warehouse and office settings. From lower energy usage to a quick ROI, LED lights are an easy choice for businesses looking to upgrade their lighting. Benefits of LED High Bay Lighting Energy use Reduced energy use is one of the number one benefits of transitioning to LED lights in a commercial space. LED lights are known for their energy efficiency, regardless of what type of LED light is being... View Article

Modular Light Panels with LED Snap Frames

April 5, 2017

By using modular light panels with LED snap frames and flash/fade technology, businesses can share their message and can capture their customer’s attention. The human eye is naturally drawn to movement. Businesses and marketing departments can take advantage of this natural tendency by using movement and bright graphics to capture their customer’s attention. Modular light panels offer open more options Modular light panels give businesses more options for displaying their message by taking advantage of the attraction that movement and... View Article

How to properly dispose of fluorescent bulbs when you replace them with leds

March 15, 2017

After installing LED lights throughout a facility, it is important to properly dispose of fluorescent bulbs that have been replaced. Fluorescent tubes are common in office buildings and other commercial or public spaces. While no comparison for LEDs’ energy saving abilities, Fluorescent bulbs are more efficient than incandescent lights. For years they were the natural choice for large spaces that need consistent, even lighting. Because of their shape, fluorescent bulbs can be cumbersome to transport. It is important to handle... View Article

U.S. Energy Mandate and LED Lingo

March 1, 2017

In 2007 when the government passed a new energy mandate, consumers were given more lighting options that were more energy efficient. U.S. energy mandate Ten years ago the U.S. federal government passed the bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Among other things, the mandate stated that light bulbs needed to be 25 percent more energy efficient. The new lighting standards were phased into effect between 2012 and 2014. While the energy mandate didn’t ban incandescent or any specific... View Article

Importance of Buying Local

February 22, 2017

While buying local isn’t a new trend, it isn’t a passing fad either. In an age where so many goods and products are made or produced overseas, buying from manufacturers that are committed to using products made in the country can seem like an added cost and hassle. But multiple studies have been done, and it’s becoming clear that keeping our money local can have a profound impact on the economy. Buying local When you buy local, more money stays... View Article

Guide to LED Lights for Businesses

February 15, 2017

After hearing about all the benefits of LED lights and evaluating the options for your business, you’ve decided to make the switch from traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting to energy efficient LED lights. Congratulations! But once you’ve decided to make the switch to LED lights, there are still many LED light options to select from. Here are some of the things you should consider when choosing the right LED light for your space. LED light considerations There are five things... View Article

LED Light Trends in Cars

February 8, 2017

LED light trends are constantly moving forward and progressing in every industry. In the decades since LED lights were first developed, LED technology has continued to grow and improve. Today, LED lights can be found in many homes, businesses and municipalities. LED light use is becoming more and more widespread and increasingly, LED lights are being used in the auto industry. In an ever changing industry, LED light trends can move quickly, but it’s always interesting to see what is... View Article

How LED Lights Save Money

January 25, 2017

It’s hard to deny the simple fact that LED lights save money. Home and business lighting has is so commonplace, it’s something most of us take for granted every day. In fact, very few of us have had to live without the convenience of being able to turn on a light with the simple flip of a switch. Many people pay the monthly electric bill and because it isn’t a big ticket item, rarely think about the cost of lighting... View Article

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Local

January 18, 2017

It is important to buy local. Buying local can mean different things for different people – some set a goal of only buying food that has been grown or produced within a certain radius of their homes. Others have a looser understanding of buying local and prefer to buy all their goods from businesses based in the United States. Many studies have been done about the benefits of buying local. Here are some of the top reasons: Buy local –... View Article

Considerations for Buying LED Lights

January 11, 2017

When buying LED lights for your home or business, there are many factors that are worth considering before selecting a bulb. LED lights come in a variety of colors and brightnesses and each type of bulb has a different setting that it is best suited for. Buying LED lights: What are you hoping to achieve with LED lights? LED lights have given consumers greater flexibility and functionality with their lighting options that were previously unavailable to them. Beautiful lighting displays... View Article

The Future of LED Light

January 4, 2017

The future of LED light is expected to be full of growth and continued development and ingenuity. The New Year always brings a wave of reflection and predictions for the future. People and businesses review the year behind them and set goals for the future. Entire industries are less likely to make New Year’s resolutions, but it is common to see predictions about what trends and changes will happen in an industry. The light industry is no different and the... View Article

Top New Year’s LED Light Show

December 28, 2016

An impressive New Year’s LED light show can help make New Year celebrations festive and energy efficient around the world. New Year’s celebrations in cities across the globe are colorful and a site to see. For many, they are a vibrant way to kick-off the new year and celebrate the closing of an old year.  We’ve compiled a list for you of our favorites cities that host spectacular LED shows for New Years. New York City’s New Year’s LED light... View Article

Calculating the Return on Investment of an LED

December 21, 2016

Determining the return on investment of an LED light can be hard to calculate but useful if you are considering making the switch from conventional lighting methods to LED lights. The upfront cost of LED lights can be a deterrent for many people when they are considering making the switch from conventional lighting options like incandescent, fluorescent or CFLs to LED lights. But homes and businesses can save huge amounts of money on their electrical bills by switching to LED... View Article

Have a cheaper Christmas with Christmas LED Lights

December 7, 2016

Homeowners and businesses are switching to Christmas LED lights to have a bright and cheery Christmas without spending extra on energy costs. Holiday lights are starting to appear on houses, celebrating the season and brightening streets and walkways. Unfortunately, holiday lights also bring higher energy bills for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities. In an effort to reduce the amount of energy used and to lower energy bills, many homeowners are decorating their homes and trees with more energy-efficient Christmas LED lights instead... View Article

All About the Manufacturing of LED Lights

November 23, 2016

As technology has progressed, the manufacturing of LED lights has improved and become more efficient. While many high-tech machines and chemicals are needed to complete the process, the theory and process behind LED light production is easy to understand. The raw materials Scientists and developers have learned how to harness the light produced by electrons and developed reliable and efficient LED lights. The two basic components of LED lights are the following: Diodes – Diodes are made of thin layers... View Article

Benefits of LED Lights in the Auto Industry

November 16, 2016

LED lights in the auto industry are becoming increasingly common in the auto industry. Many automotive manufacturers are taking advantage of the benefits gained from using LED lights and installing them more and more in vehicles headlights and taillights for safety and design reasons. No matter what industry you are talking about, the initial cost of LED lights often seems to be a concern when transitioning from incandescent, fluorescent, or CFL lighting to LED lights. However, with the energy savings... View Article

Understanding LED Lighting Certifications

November 9, 2016

Many consumers are still learning about LED lights and the benefits they offer in residential and commercial settings. For new LED light users, it can be difficult to understand the language associated with LED lights. From lighting levels to wattage output to various LED lighting certifications, there is a learning curve for a consumer that wants to make an educated choice when choosing the right LED light for their needs. LED Lighting Certifications: What they mean Many LED products fail to... View Article

Components of an LED light

November 2, 2016

While the technology and components of an LED light may be relatively simple, LED lights have improved and revolutionized modern lighting. They provide consistent light while being vastly more energy efficient and cost-effective than fluorescent, incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) options. While LED technology may have changed the lighting industry, LEDs remain fairly simple in construction. Instead of relying on a complex system of parts, the creators of LED lights found a way to harness a simple process to... View Article

LED light and Jet Lag Prevention

September 28, 2016

LED light and jet lag prevention is new in the airline industry but had strong scientific backing. Anyone who’s dealt with jet lag knows it’s more than just being a bit sleepy through the first day of a vacation.  Jet lag is a recognized temporary sleep disorder that affects anyone traveling over multiple time zones. The more time zones that are crossed, the more a person’s circadian rhythm will be disrupted and the more likely a person is to experience... View Article

Lighting and Learning

September 21, 2016

Indoor lighting can affect a person’s mood, performance, and overall experience in numerous ways. Studies have recently shown that lighting and learning are closely connected and that indoor lighting that mimics natural lighting can have an impact on students’ ability to learn and retain material. LED lights give designers and teachers the ability to create indoor light that is perceived to be the same as outdoor lighting and because LED lights can be programmed to dim and brighten as needed,... View Article

How LED Lights Affect Health

September 7, 2016

LED lights have countless environmental and economic benefits for consumers and businesses. They use less energy, last longer, and offer more options to customize light levels and color. Also LED Lights Affect Health and have benefits that are being taken advantage of by hospitals and homeowners alike. How LED lights affect health and healing LED light beams can be saturated and concentrated at specific wavelengths to promote and encourage healing in a variety of ways. Special LED light has been used to... View Article

How LED Light is Produced

August 17, 2016

For all the talk about the benefits and energy saving properties of LED lights, many people don’t understand how LED light is produced or how LED lights work. Understanding the basic workings of an LED light makes it easier to understand why LED lights are a better lighting option that incandescent, fluorescent or CFLs lights. How LED light is produced Light emitting diodes, or LEDs, produce light through a process called electroluminescence. Electroluminescence is the movement of electrons between two... View Article

LED Lights compared to neon signs

August 10, 2016

When you are comparing LED lights and neon signs there are many factors to take into consideration. Some neon sign effects may be costly to replicate with an LED sign. Or perhaps you want a more vintage feel that would be difficult to recreate with an LED. LED Lights compared to neon signs is a common consideration for businesses. However, if you are simply looking for an effective, eye-catching way to draw attention to your business or event, LED signs... View Article

Using LED Lights Outside

August 3, 2016

Using LED lights outside is becoming a popular option for cities and counties. Municipalities around the country are seeing significant savings in lighting costs as they switch from traditional lighting options to LED lights. Lancaster, a small town in New Hampshire, is expecting to cut their street lighting costs in half after installing LED lights in all their streetlights. The much bigger city of Los Angeles has converted 80% of its streetlights to LEDs and is expecting to save almost... View Article

Where to use LED Lights

July 27, 2016

If you’re wondering where you should replace your traditional lights with LED lights, the simple answer is: almost anywhere! LED lights are durable, long-lasting and energy efficient. They are low maintenance and are great for hard to reach areas. In fact, there are few situations where LED lights wouldn’t be a better option than traditional lighting. Many people still have questions about LED light applications and there are a few specific LED light uses that require special consideration. LED Lights... View Article

LED Light Applications

July 20, 2016

When you’re switching from incandescent, fluorescent or CFL lighting to LED lighting, there can be a lot of questions about LED light applications. Fortunately, LED light technology has come a long way and there are few places that can accommodate or be modified to accommodate LED lights. LED light applications to consider While there are countless applications for LED lights, there are some areas and situations that need special consideration when you are thinking about installing LED lights, especially if... View Article

LED Lights and the Environment

July 13, 2016

LED lights and the environment is a huge topic of discussion when considering switching to LED lights. While cost savings may be the main benefit that is mentioned when people discuss switching from traditional lighting options to LED lights, there is no denying the environmental benefits of LED lights are equally noteworthy and important. LED lights consume significantly less energy than other lighting sources and have a much smaller impact on the environment over their lifespan. LED lights and the... View Article

The Cost of LED Lights

June 22, 2016

With the higher initial cost of LED lights, it is no wonder many consumers question whether spending more upfront is worth it. Traditional lighting options like incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and newer CFL bulbs are cheaper and more familiar than LED lights. However, with their longer lifespan and significantly higher energy efficiency rates, LED lights quickly pay for themselves and can save homeowners thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the light. Why is the cost of LED lights initially... View Article

Answers to Common LED Light Questions

June 15, 2016

Even though LED lights are gaining in popularity, there are still a lot of LED light questions about how they work and the terminology that goes along with LED technology. Fortunately, LED technology is pretty straightforward and understandable. Answers to Common LED Light Questions What are LED lights? LED lights, or light emitting diodes, were first invented in 1907 by the British scientist H. J. Round. Since then, LED technology has improved dramatically. Today, LED lights convert electrical energy directly into... View Article

Why You Need LED Lights for Your Home

June 8, 2016

Not sure if you need LED lights for your home? With the numerous benefits of switching from traditional lighting to LED lights, it’s easy to see why these energy efficient bulbs are becoming increasingly popular in homes. LED lights can save an average home with 24 light bulbs tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs over the 17-year lifespan of the bulbs. Plus, homeowners can feel good knowing that the choices they are making on home lighting are the... View Article

Durability of LED Lights

June 1, 2016

For lighting cities, performing construction work, and illuminating areas where lighting sources need to withstand tough environmental and weather conditions, professionals choose the stability and durability of LED lights. There have been numerous news articles recently about cities switching from traditional incandescent, fluorescent and CFL lighting to LED lights. Especially for outdoor lighting, LED lights are becoming increasingly popular as LED technology continues to improve and the price per bulb continues to drop. More and more street lights, illuminated signs... View Article

Top Benifits of LED Lights for Commercial Lighting

May 25, 2016

LED lights for commercial lighting give businesses and property managers the cost saving benefits of LED lights and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they made the best choice for the environment. With their energy efficiency, durability and long lifespan, LED lights provide a reliable lighting solution that can save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the bulbs. Building and property exteriors LED lights work well in a variety of commercial settings.The beam of an... View Article

How To Use LED Lights in Design Projects

May 18, 2016

Using LED lights in design elements is an ideal way to take advantage of the environmental benefits of LED lights while playing with some of the new features that are available with the advances in LED light technology. LED lights in design Often when designing a space there are special factors and requirements that must be accounted for and taken into consideration. Art, for example, is something that has specific lighting needs if it is going to be preserved and... View Article

Use Multiple Graphics to Make Your Message Stand Out

March 1, 2016

Each of ThinLight’s light panels uses ThinLight’s patented snap frames to hold graphics securely in place. Those snap frames contain springs that are so strong they are difficult to open with bare hands and are sturdy enough to hold not one, but multiple layers of graphics firmly and securely in place. The option of adding a second layer to a light panel gives customers more design choices for each of their light panels and using multiple graphics adds depth to the image... View Article

How You Could Be Saving Money With LED Energy Savings

August 11, 2015

As a producer of LED light panels, ThinLight is well aware of the incredible LED energy savings that their products are taking advantage of. LED lights are one of the most energy-efficient lighting options on the market today, and they outperform incandescent and CFLS lighting in almost every area. The LED energy savings that you can expect make them well worth the investment. LED energy savings LEDs are among the most efficient lighting technology on the market today. This has the potential... View Article

Modular LED Light Panels

May 5, 2015

Modular LED light panels attract customers’ attention and help them notice your graphics.  In fact, our eyes are subconsciously drawn to TVs and other lit screens all the time. Have you ever found yourself watching a TV show while you were in a doctor’s waiting room or even while pumping gas? No matter what the advertisement or show is about, for some reason, you can’t look away. That’s because the human eye is drawn to movement and changes in light. Modular... View Article

Two-Sided LED Light Panels

April 7, 2015

Sure, it’s easy to show off your graphic from the front, but what if you could make it visible from the back too? Think of all the different places you could use a two-sided light panel and how much more visible it would be compared to a traditional panel that only displays the graphic from the front. With ThinLight’s LED two-sided light panels, you can easily showcase your message from the front and the back. Two-sided light panels can be... View Article

Announcing TileLight – decorative lighting with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI)

March 24, 2015

We’re proud to announce the release of TileLight, a decorative lighting product that is bi-directional.  This new LED light panel works well for retail displays while mimicking a “living room feel” creating a more enjoyable shopper experience. TileLight is part of a series of LED decorative lighting products designed for specific applications in retail stores, studios, or anywhere high color rendering index (CRI) lighting is required to create more vibrant colors. A higher color rendering index (>90 CRI) creates a more natural light spectrum... View Article

Snap Frames – Lightweight and Durable

February 18, 2015

Everyone knows the old saying, “time is money.” Whether they agree with it or not, no one can argue that wasting time replacing graphics between marketing campaigns is a good use of money. With Thinlight’s LED panel snap frames, replacing your old graphic is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Open your snap frame, either by hand or with the special tool included in your Thinlight purchase Remove the old graphic Insert the new graphic Snap frames are available in multiple... View Article