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Are LED Lifetimes a ticking timebomb?

Much like light itself, LED lifetime accuracy reduces the further you look outside the LED chip. If lighting was simply a case of fitting an LED chip to a wall, we probably wouldn’t be having a debate about LED lifetimes. A 25,000 hour LED chip bought from a quality...

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Buy cheap, buy twice… (and never mind the waste!)

A recent industry survey by CSIL (R3362 Nov 18) based on 2017 lighting consumption in the EU has some quite surprising numbers, for example the largest sector is consumer lighting where it is estimated only 4% of products sold were serviceable and overall it is...

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LEDs: the myth vs reality

It used to be that there were only three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and that switching to LED was good for the environment. But now we’re further along the adoption curve, worrying trends around failure rates, serviceability and damage to the circular economy...

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Fred Bass

Fred Bass

Fred’s passion and expertise for lighting has gained him recognition as a specialist in the industry. His interest was first instilled at a young age by his father who as an architect, taught him how to use light and space to define the built environment. Since then, Fred has had experience with many types of lighting including lamp making, stage lighting and professional lighting in both exterior & interior applications. His passion in lighting comes from working with designers and helping them to realize their vision. He finds the challenge of balancing high-class lighting with low energy sources invigorating in which it inspires his long-standing career in the lighting industry.

If you’re interested in having Fred guest blog, attend or speak at your event  or advising you on lighting please get in touch.

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