Friday, December 12, 2014

Favourite Christmas tree design with LED lights

LED Lights is the mainstay these days in X'mas decor and set up.
Here, we share some of the Great Christmas tree setup in a wonderful bless Christmas setting!

1. New York City:

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting


The angels bathed in golden warm white lighting is splendid.

2. Germany

Giant Christmas Tree In Germany 


How big can a Christmas tree grow? Its a sky scraper Xmas tree with lights. Grandiose

3. Italy

Monte Ingino Christmas tree on mountain slope***


This is definitely our favourite. It is so inspirational; imagine you are a resident in the valley below. Looking up every night in the cold winter to the colourful lighted tree. Such tranquil view that provokes reflection.


Reference to where we found such beautiful lighted Christmas trees. We ought to share!

http://www.luvwii.com/search/awesome-christmas-tree-on-monte-ingino-italy-with-sparkling-lighting-design-ideas/



Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas and Lights in Singapore 2014

A merry merry Christmas in Singapore 2014!

Every year, Singapore's famous Orchard road will burst out with colourful lights for Chirstmas. This year is no different. With the easy installation and bright sparkle of LED lights,  these have help made our fame orchard road shimmer in multiple soothing colours to welcome the festival.

Kudos to Orchard Retail management for having this every year to brighten the Christmas season for Singaporeans!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dimmable LED; is that possible?

DIMMABLE LED LIGHTING; is that possible?
A common problem is the flickering of that dimmable LED lighting when you try to dim it to a low brightness.

There are just too many stories about its stability and compatibility issues with existing dimmers. As end users, we just want the LED to work with existing dimmers in our place. This eliminates any additional labour or electrical work required.

Attached picture describes how a typical dimmer will work for incandescent.

The key lies with the LED DRIVER. Generally, we have tested that the LED driver has to be constant current for it to work well with existing dimmers*. Take a look at the video we made to show dimming does work with our Elektra series downlight with a standard dimmer.



*Disclaimer: This is based on the test conducted with our constant driver and available dimmers in our showroom. The effect may differ on a case by case basis for each situation.

Reference:
Picture above adopted from: http://ecmweb.com/lighting-amp-control/led-dimming-dilemma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Elegant, sophisticated, High quality luxurious Black LED downlight

LED recessed ceiling downlight that complements modern and Manhatten style.

Using high quality LED chipset from Japan Sharp, Lifud drivers and a crisp finishing, the is the top of the line for recessed ceiling lighting. Has a highly adaptable dimming function that is without flicker. For a luxurious living environment and with durability in mind, the Chandelle series donwlights will be your most trusted choice!

Suitable for modern homes with a stylish theme, hotels, event halls.





Friday, October 31, 2014

Organic Light Emitting Diode Power. Imagine a transparent and windowless aeroplane?

Besides having Organic Light Emitting Diode ('OLED') in Tvs or computer monitors, how about using that on the surface of a plane?

I came across this news and thought it being interesting to share!

A windowless plane that allows you to witness everything outside. The power of OLED.


Monday, October 27, 2014

LED light source and designs (LED ceiling hanging beams and bars)

As LED lighting technology becomes more stable, we began to explore different modern lighting designs to fit our LED lights. They can be LED chipset, LED bulbs, LED tubes and many more.

By insisting on using reliable driver, Lifud or Meanwell, we can ensure a long lifespan, durability and colour consistency across different lighting fixtures. Nontheless, should certain electronic products fail, we do provide warranty 1st year and lifetime support* to our clients.

This is our latest LED ceiling handing beams. They can be configured in different directions, and alignment to create a creative environment/ceiling for office or home ceiling.

White, Black and Oak brown colour frames are available.

Enquire from us today and be entitled to a promotion** on any purchase/installation of which.


Lifetime support* refers to 10 years after sales service in providing free consultation, parts replacement at cost price after warranty period.

Promotion** may differ from enquiry to enquiry, subject to availability.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Revolutionary idea: Using LED lights to transmit data (PART1)

LED lights having the ability to transmit data will bring the human civilisation in to a new era of development.

'Visible light communication' is the simplified way of describing the process where light can be use as a data transmitter. The groundwork for which was probably laid down around 1880s, where Mr Alexander Graham Bell invented a photophone. That being a device that transmitted speech on modulated sunlight.

Gradually, many significant research and development has been made in this area. With LEDs, the data transmission rate had been significantly increased to the point that streaming of youtube video is possible. The switching on and off by the LEDs, so fast that human eye can't detect, enables the transmission of hugh amount of data.

Using light to transmit data will replace the typical radio frequency methods.

I'll bring to you more updates in this area shortly.


References;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_light_communication

http://www.ted.com/talks/harald_haas_wireless_data_from_every_light_bulb?language=en

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-24711935

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/led-bulb-delivers-data-through-light-instead-of-wi-fi/

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2014/apr/lifi.cfm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Energy-Saving LED Lights Win Nobel Physics Prize

LED Lighting has seen an exponential ascent in developments and production over the last 4 years. Costs are coming down and reaching stability threshold (Quality of light, durability and of product) as we speak. As it reaches stability, we start to see greater creativity in the usage and display of LED Lighting. 

Congratulations to the esteem scientists; Isamu Akasaki, 85, from Meijo and Nagoya Universities, Hiroshi Amano, 54, from Nagoya, and Shuji Nakamura, 60, from the University of California at Santa Barbara!
    


Their work resulted in limitless possibilities of where where lighting can exist and be applied. Based on our understanding not many analyst can accurately estimated the scale and size of this rapidly growing industry, In the above report, it is mentioned by Royal Philips NV that current lighting market is worth $75 billion. 

Since LED lighting usually cost 2 - 5 times more, we should expect that number to balloon. LED lighting is increasing used in non traditional areas; e.g. lighting facade, events and shows.This requires supporting gadgets and components; e.g. digital controllers, timers, sensors, etc. This increases the market size too.

Based on our understanding, the top 3 lighting manufacturers today are;

1. Royal Philips NV
2. Osram Licht AG
3. General Electric

Above report and pictures are referenced from:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/energy-saving-led-lights-win-nobel-physics-prize.html

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elegant LED lights recessed ceiling or wall downlights (2in1 and 3in1)

A very popular recessed ceiling or wall LED downlights!

Once again, our production team is ready to launch the popular LED downlights 2in1 and 3in1. Both LED downlight are suitable for recessed ceiling or wall. It can be installed in homes and offices to add a touch of class to your environment.

We integrate Japan Sharp LED chipset to the LED recessed ceiling lights to ensure high quality lighting and great colour consistency. Through our strong OEM/ODM capability, we can bring to you high quality at very competitive market prices.
                                   
Recessed ceiling downlights also available in black and white frame to suit all environment!

Why risk and chose the unknown? With 4-5 years on going LED lighting track records as a LED lights solutions provider, we'll be your most trusted LED lighting consultant and supplier!

Call us today to find out more!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Driverless LED downlights? Is this Possible?

The developments in LED lighting is both rapid and intensive. Through the last 2 publications of LED Magazine (http://www.ledsmagazine.com/index.html), it elaborates how AC LED technology is becoming more stable.

As a pioneering OEM/ODM LED lighting supplier, we are currently also testing out the latest driverless LED lighting. If LED luminaire can indeed be operated with AC power, this would mean a larger cost savings and much easier installation. We can also eliminate the weakness link in LED lighting (THE DRIVER).

However, is this seemingly far away ambition just round the corner already? We'll test the stability of the technology and update you periodically.

Do stay tune!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Getting lights from using Gravity

It is amazing to make use of Gravity to power LED lightings or Lightings in general. The technology and idea behind this is liberating. Lights can be available without dependence on expensive fossil fuels, unstable power supply infrastructure.

This is definitely one big step forward in lighting the lives of many whom are living across war ravaged, disaster stricken, unstable power grid areas, villages and towns.

Personally, it is exhilarating to imagine how this product can serve the world population. It will launch in year 2015 and we certainly hope this can help bring us closer to Lighting up people's lives.

Let us wish the team behind GravityLight our best!




References
Pictures and insights obtained from the following;
http://deciwatt.org/

http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/impact-journalism-2014/story/getting-light-bag-stones-20140920

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2 by 2 feet, T8 LED/fluorescent tube recessed ceiling fixture (PROMOTION!)

GREAT SALE !

Brand new 2 by 2 feet recessed ceiling T8 LED/fluorescent tube fixture.

- Slim and Durable
- Wirings and clips are already done up
- Half mirror reflector included 
- Simple life brand with ISO 9001
- 56 Sets for clearance; Whilst stock last !!!

Call us now for enquiry!

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tax incentives for replacing LED lights in Singapore!

What could be better than having a tax incentive for using LED lighting. Not only does lower electrical consumption lower utility bills, the LED lighting is also eco friendly and more lasting. With all the benefits, having an additional tax incentive just makes it better.

The details to which can be found on Energy Efficient Singapore website.

Do visit the link below for more information;
http://app.e2singapore.gov.sg/Incentives/OneYear_Accelerated_Depreciation_Allowance_for_Energy_Efficient_Equipment_and_Technology.aspx

Friday, September 12, 2014

Singapore - BCA helps buildings go Green (Lightings, Chillers, etc)

Many businesses will certainly like to use LED lightings or improve their existing infrastructure to become more eco-friendly. The obvious reason of lowering utility costs cannot be emphasis any more these days.

We are excited that Singapore government is assisting directly with incentives to promote a change in mindset. The incentives will surely spur people to move towards learning and going green. With past funds fully committed, we have now GMIS-EBP and BREEF schemes.



In terms of LED lighting; please do assess cost to quality and product knowledge of the vendor you are dealing with. It is saddening to see a growing trend in people using LED lighting that only last for months. The effort to replace spoil LEDs are a hassle and such replacements should take place only 3 - 5 years later.

With an influx of cheap LED lighting flooding the market, we have received numerous reports that many LED lightings fail in just months. There are surely good products at lower prices. However, we seek your logical mind to weigh and determine an estimate of how much things can be made (e.g. the plastic, metal, time and labour, freight and delivery costs)

These will enable you to decide whether existing budget are sufficient for even the most basic quality of LED lighting. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Decorative LED lightings for Singapore

With major retail associations in Singapore preparing for X'mas season, we bring forth a spread of Decorative LED lighting set ups done across the world.

Our decorative LED lighting specialists will create wonders to complement your building. We can do the environment set up, install LED lightings and automatic controls to achieve a Christmas wonder land!

It is not difficult to do these. If done right, it can relatively be quite affordable!

Let the creativity flows.

References;
http://galleryhip.com/christmas-lights-on-houses.html
http://inhabitat.com/budapest-trams-seem-to-speed-through-time-with-30000-dazzling-leds/
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Students using LEDs on jacket as a traffic warning signal

Maths, science to come alive for more students as more schools offer 'real-world' learning programme 

With reference to the above article on The Straits Times dated 03 September; we are excited that the secondary school students have used LED lightings on a typical jacket to promote safety for cyclist.

LED lighting is not only simple to work with, they are generally safe as they are low voltage electronics. Moreover, their small size and versatility allows it to be adapted in different ways. Eventually seeking to light up people's lives.





http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/education/story/maths-science-come-alive-more-students-more-schools-offer-real-world-

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Root cause of why LEDs changes colour, turn yellow over time

Having a problem with spoilt LEDs, LEDs turning yellow or having inconsistent LED light colours within months?


Through working with Nichia Corporation (World no.1 LED chipset manufacturer) from Japan, we came across one of their publication discussing the issue above. The article focuses on lumens maintenance and colour maintenance

In summary and simplicity, some reasons mentioned are;
1. LEDs have plastic components that contain Benzene ring that degrade with photon energy - That makes the white portion of LED packages turn yellow.
2. Heat from the LEDs in operation.

Solutions;
1. Use thermoset composite and inorganic materials for better reflectivity and stronger structural stability.

The Nichia white paper / article has been uploaded with permission at the following link;

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Simplistic, elegant LED lighting for pedestrian walkways

HessAmerica, a subsidiary of Hess GmbH Licht+Form of Germany, has announced the Parco family of pole-mount, bollard, and wall-mount fixtures for pedestrian-centric applications. The striking designs are in unique form factors and target applications such as sentry plazas, pathways, and outdoor gathering spots in commercial, hospitality, and high-end residential applications.
HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors
The pole-mount luminaire is the centerpiece of the Parco line and presents a quite different approach to pedestrian-area lighting as you can see in the nearby photo. The pole features an arched shape with the light engine mounted at the top of the pole pointed directly at the ground. The novel design is indeed dark-sky compliant, producing no up or spill light.
Lighting designers/specifiers can order the Parco fixtures with either LED or metal-halide (MH) sources. Moreover, the company offers models in 10-, 12-, and 14-ft pole heights.
LED versions come in 48W or 68W flavors with both generating an IES type III rectangular beam. The options include 3000K models delivering 3200 or 4800 lm, and 4000K models delivering 3360 or 5040 lm. CRI is 80. The MH versions include 39W standard and 70W ceramic MH products. The company hasn't published detailed performance specs for the MH versions.
HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors
Details are also still to come on the bollard and wall-mount products in the Parco line, although you can see the bollard in one of the nearby photos. While the bollard uses a typical straight post, the rectangular cross-section matches the look of the pole fixtures. The company said the wall-mount fixtures will also deliver a consistent look. All of the products will be offered in matte-silver gray metallic, dark gray, and graphite gray.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

LED lights; benefits of being small and bright

Came across this article on The Edge Magazine 01/08/14 and thought it might be interesting to share.

A microscope that is achieve with a piece of paper! With the LED lights, waterproof paper and some folding of it, we can transport this device anywhere anytime for research.

Hardware engineering really has the ability to push technology beyond frontiers created by software development.




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dunamis™ PIR T8 LED tube (4ft and 2ft) Competitive price, high quality!

PIR T8 LED tube is fairly common these days. However, Dunamis PIR T8 LED tube has an edge above the rest while remaining the usual competitive pricing.

Through our R&D and strength in sourcing, IASPL has a PIR T8 tube that can customise; time, sensitivity, are area of focus.

Suitable for carparks, alleyways and malls.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Too many LED lights suppliers to chose?

We are excited to announce our Elektra LED Square/circle downlights is official in Singapore !

Our downlights have undergone stringent quality control from sourcing, purchasing to production. All the hardwork is embodied in our brand ELEKTRA series LED downlights. Chose only the best! Whats more, we are like you. We don't really need the cheapest, but a balance of quality to price.

Using Taiwan Epistar 5730 chipset, we assure you consistent light quality, good light spread and no dark spots. Compatible drivers are used to maximise lifespan.

Check our products out at the service center and you will see how a competitive priced LED light can be so good in quality.

Monday, July 14, 2014

LED Cabinet lights; Elegant, simple install, multi purpose, extremely low price

For all valued IASPL's followers, we bring the simplest and most straight forward 6w LED cabinet lights to the market. Functions;
1. Simple plug and play install Light fixture
2. Common GX53 base
3. Use as spot light, cabinet downlights
4. Low power consumption
5. Light Angle and lens shield our eyes from maximum glare
6. Elegant, can be made to flush with surface

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LED Street Lighting for Singapore is coming!

The Straits Times 08/07/14 reported that LTA will be changing to LED street lights from conventional sodium high pressured metal halide. While the journey had been ardous and assessment had been rigourous, I'm sure our authorities, engineers, LED lights suppliers have worked hard for this to be a reality. We are finally catching up with cities in California, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia in having LED Street lighting.

Refer to 24 May 2011 Article which we have also blogged. The exact same picture. It has been almost 4 years since the intial trial at Northumberland Road.


Picture taken from The Straits Times Newspaper dated 08/07/14

Article can also be read online at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lta-replacing-4-000/1244666.html

Monday, July 7, 2014

LED Filament Bulb in Singapore! The ideal for concept home, cafes and pantry

We are delighted to promoted the LED filament bulb; affordable price, high efficiency, nostalgic appearance.

Can the LED filament bulb be dimmed? YES, we can make it happen! Most importantly, you can rest assure Illuminating Asia will stand by our high quality and affordable price mandate!

Call or Email us today to find out more !

Friday, July 4, 2014

LED strip lights, downlights; What affects the price and cost of it?

As a major wholesaler on LED strip lights and downlights; we put together some pointers that influence the cost and pricing of LED lightings.

1. LED chipset brand   - (Elektra uses original 5730 Epistar chipset)
2. Quality of driver - (Reliability influences the price greatly)
3. Testing reports and certificates - (The more tests and certification, the more costs)
4. Warranty terms - (The longer the better; also more costly then)
5. Misc expenses - (Delivery, insurance, installation all adds to price of lights)

You might want to ask; ARE you dealing with LED lighting manufacturer, OEM/ODM specialist or retail lighting shop?

A manufacturer usually cannot cater for high quality LED lighting with low order quantity. They cannot even cover their costs with your 10 - 20pcs! So i'm assuming they satisfy your order by getting from some other suppliers unknown to you. It would mean that you are not really getting the lights from whom you think you are getting from.

We are an OEM/ODM specialist. It means we have many factories supporting us by customising to ourLED lighting designs and specification. Through this, we ensure strong level of quality control from purchasing of raw materials to production. We can work with efficient factories easily. This advantage help us lower costs of production to an acceptable level, while value adding in assurance of quality LED lighting products.

For retail lighting shops, please understand they have their daily operational costs to consider. To make ends meet, one solution is to reduce quality to lower cost price of LED lighting and raising the selling price to you.

All the above is just my personal opinion and present only a subset of ideas possible. There can also be manufacturers whom are willing to supply above average quality lighting at low quantity; and honest lighting shops whom insist on selling high quality LED lights at a lower price. But, honestly is that even sustainable or a realistic business model going forward? Doubt so.

Let us know if you have any questions on LED lightings, we will be glad to assist. We have the strength/capacity to supply both end users and commercial/industrial corporate clients! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sharing some LED light installations Art

Came across some Artistic LED lighting installation that i feel is elegant in design and has a comfortable feel to it. The installations does not come across as too loud or just trying to use bright LED lights to make a point. Nice!

Below:  HIVE (BLEECKER STREET) - Leo Villareal's LED Light Installation At Bleecker Street Subway Station

Pictures from - http://nyclovesnyc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/hive-bleecker-street-leo-villareals-led.html

Below: Field of Light: Bruce Munro's Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

Pictures from - http://inhabitat.com/bruce-munros-field-of-light-in-melbourne/