Friday, September 30, 2011

Philips Teams with Estee Lauder to Light Up Breast Cancer Awareness

Every few months while listening to the radio or watching TV I hear “It’s Estee Lauder gift time at (insert department store name here); buy $21.50 (or whatever the pricemark may be at that time) in Estee Lauder products and receive a free gift worth X amount of dollars.” Since no one sees me on a day-to-day basis besides my family – and they love me for the way I look – I don’t wear much makeup. I’m wearing some now, because I had a couple job interviews today. I confess, none are Estee Lauder products. This latest piece of news is changing my mind. Estee Lauder is teaming up with Philips to launch a partnership as part of The Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign. Now, breast cancer is a personal issue for me. My mother is a survivor. She was undergoing treatment back in 2006 and was unable to come to Phoenix to see the birth of her first grandchild because her doctor said she couldn’t put off the final treatment. She got the final treatment and she packed her wig and her skull caps and she and my dad met their two week old grandson.

The Estee Lauder/Philips partnership will use environmentally-friendly LED lighting technology to wash some prominent landmarks in pink. The companies hope the campaign will raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast health and early detection on a worldwide scale. Women over 40 are encouraged to get an annual mammogram, and those with a history of breast cancer (like me now) should start earlier.

The 2011 BCA Campaign’s Global Landmark Illuminations Initiative marks 12 years of casting light on a disease that, if localized and detected early has a cure rate of over 90 percent. As Philips’ part in the campaign, it is using its power and versatility in LED lighting to illuminate the worldwide landmarks in a more energy-efficient way.

Some of the 200 or so landmarks included in the list include the Philips headquarters in Amsterdam, La Grand Palais in Paris, the air traffic control tower at JFK International Airport and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LED Light Bulbs for Flood Lights and Spot Lights: BR30 LED Light Bulbs

Green Supply offers a selection of energy efficient BR30 LED (Bulged Reflector) and PAR30 LED light bulbs. BR30 bulbs provide wide range of beam widths from narrow spot to wide flood. BR30 LED light bulbs are well suited for spot lights, flood lights and indoor lighting. BR30 LED is the Green replacement of BR30 halogen floodlight and incandescent light bulb.

What is the difference between BR30 and PAR30 bulbs?
BR30 bulbs have bulged reflector and produce more narrow soft-edged beam that is less precise than PAR30 bulbs. BR30 bulbs also produce less shadow than PAR30 bulbs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LED Lighting Company Makes Inc. Magazine 5000 List

In a time of economic uncertainty, many small businesses have had to close their doors for good. I have a handful of friends who have either had to close for good or take part-time jobs and work evenings and weekends to pay their personal and business-related bills.

That doesn’t seem to be the case for LED Source, a company specializing in LED lighting and based out of Wellington, Florida. LED Source recently joined an elite group. It is one of the 5000 companies that recently made Inc. Magazine’s list of Top 5000 private, employee-based firms in the US. LED Source ranked number 1533 overall in the Inc. 500|5000 – a list highlighting the top, growing, privately-held American companies.

LED Source has been able to outshine nearly 3500 other companies. That’s because it has seen an average growth of 40-50% every year since being founded in 2005. It also saw leaps and bounds in growth in October 2009, when it successfully launched a franchise program. LED Source now has successful franchise locations in Eastern Canada; Bloomington, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Lawrence and Wichita, Kansas and Los Angeles, California. On top of that, LED Source is planning franchises in Western Canada, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New York and San Francisco. From that, LED Source expects about 30 new franchise agreements this year, along with a total of 20 locations in operation by the end of 2011. LED Source also became the first and only LED lighting company in North America to have a franchising program.

LED Source supplies LED lighting products to both American and international firms. It specializes in full-scale evaluations and retrofits through its Retrofit Division. The company also provides consultation services all the way up to supplying products through their Architectural and Entertainment Divisions. The company’s product is most often used in art galleries, churches, commercial office space, landscaping, nightclubs, residential, restaurants, schools, special events, theaters and so much more.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Philips Starts 10-City Tour to Promote LED Lighting Technology

Philips Starts 10-City Tour to Promote LED Lighting Technology

When I think of a 10-city tour, I don’t think LED lighting. What comes to my mind is a singer, band, celebrity, or – now that it’s election season – presidential candidates. Maybe some of the tons of equipment these people bring along utilizes LED, but the tour isn’t about the lighting but about the person or persons featured. But the star of this tour is in fact the lighting.

Royal Philips Electric, or better known to those in the US as Philips Lighting North America or just plain Philips, is climbing on the tour bus. They’ll be bringing an interactive mobile exhibit featuring LED technology. The Philips LED Light Experience is a free exhibit which will demonstrate, in a hands-on environment, what LED does in brightening up your home and your bank account.

Philips Lighting was the first to introduce LED bulbs equivalent to 60- and 75-watt incandescent bulbs. The bulb that will be most on display is the pioneering Philips AmbientLED A19 bulb. The bulb uses about 80% less energy – 12.5 watts – than the standard 60-watt incandescent. A Philips spokesperson said the exhibit allows visitor to see and understand the best way to integrate LED bulbs into their homes and how well LEDs can mimic the qualities of incandescent bulbs in terms of light color and quality.

The exhibit includes designer tips for using long-lasting LEDs through a “lightover” and allows visitors the chance to see the “inner workings” of the Philips AmbientLED A19 bulb. There will also be contests to enter and other giveaways.

The tour makes 24 stops throughout the 10 cities. It started September 3 in Chicago. The exhibit will stop at festivals, retailers, trade shows and many other events. It travels westward to stops in California, Oregon and Washington during the rest of September. The unique exhibit then heads east again for dates throughout Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey during October. The tour winds up in mid-November back in California.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, the parent company, is located in the Netherlands and has over 120,000 employees in sales and service in over 100 countries across the globe.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Green Supply support USPS by offering FREE shipping on any orders

Green Supply support USPS by offering FREE shipping on any orders by using this coupon code: SupportUSPS (coupon expires 10/31/2011).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Green Supply Spokesperson is Mr. LED Light Bulb?

Our design team is currently upgrading the quality of our product pictures and adding more ad banners to our website. For a good laugh, here is one created by our design intern. What do you think? Hopefully you get a good laugh.
Here is more detail about Green Supply 100W Replacement LED Light Bulb:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Choose the right light color LED light bulbs to be used for your home, office or retail store

Color of light source (or color temperature) ranges from warm to cool white measured in the unit of absolute temperature, Kelvin with unit symbol K. Color temperature for light source is based on this visible spectrum radiation temperature range. Light source is red-ish in color at 1,000 Kelvin, white at 5,500 Kelvin, bluish-white at 6,000.

Here are some tips on how to choose the right light color LED light bulbs :

1) Warm white (with K value from 2400 to 3500) is the color of light generated by incandescent light bulbs and are commonly used at home for more relaxing and comfortable environment.

2) For kitchens, warm white (with value of 3500 K) works best to enhance the look of faces and food.

3) For reading (ex. desk lamps), cool white (with value of 5000 K, close to light generated by sun at daylight) provide clean, crisp light ideal for reading.

4) For outdoor and work spaces, cool white (with value of 6500 K) provide good contrast to help distinguish between objects.

Color temperature for Green Supply LED light bulbs is in the range of 2800 - 3500K for warm white and 4500 - 6500K for natural daylight/ cool white.

More information about Green Supply LED light bulbs can be found here:


Friday, June 17, 2011

Many Uses for LED String Lights

There are many uses for LED String Lights to lighten up your home, office and retail store. Some of the ways our customers are using LED String Lights are:
- Under-cabinet lights
- General lighting (lined up against walls, ceiling, cabinets, furnitures, shelves, windows, doors, ...)
- Holiday decorations (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, ...)
- Special events decorations (Weddings, birthday parties, family gatherings, ...)
- Light simulation (fireplace)
- Decorative lighting for home, office and/ or retail

Click here for more information about Green Supply LED String Lights.

Click here for information about electricity bill savings by switching from regular incandescent string lights to LED string lights.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Which LED Light Bulb to Use for Recessed Lighting?

Recessed lighting, also known as recessed downlight, downlight, floodlight or recessed fixture, emits downward distribution of light and provide effective accent, task or ambient light to any room. Recessed lighting fixture is composed of recessed can, trim and reflector.

Selecting the right LED light bulbs for recessed lighting are based on can housing aperture width and types of reflectors and housing structures. Recessed lighting comes in these can housing aperture widths/ diameters: 3", 4", 5" or 6"; and these types of reflectors and housing structures: full reflectors, adjustable eyeball tilt reflectors, open housing with no reflectors or dome reflectors.

Before selecting LED light bulbs that would best fit your recessed lighting fixture, please refer to label affixed inside the recessed can or instruction manual for the recessed lighting, which recommends the type of light bulbs (eg. PAR20 for 4" recessed can) and maximum wattage of light bulb to be used with the recessed lighting.

More information regarding which LED light bulbs to use for Recessed Lighting:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pledge the use of LED light bulbs for Earth Day 2011

What is your acts of Green? Green Supply pledge the use of LED light bulbs by offering a great selection of energy efficient LED light bulbs (A-type (A19) general household, MR16 spot light and PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 flood light) that can provide up to 87% electricity savings compared to incandescent light bulbs. On April 22, 2011, please join Green Supply in pledging the use of LED light bulbs.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Supply Spring Forward Sale

We love daylight savings with the sunsetting one hour later for us to enjoy sunny evenings without turning on the lights and saving energy.
To celebrate daylight savings, Green Supply is having "Spring Forward" Sale with 5% off any purchases in our store. Come and celebrate daylight savings with us!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Green" Valentine's Day Sale

Who said you can not be "Green" on "Red" Valentine's Day?
Simple Green ideas to make your Valentine's Day romantic:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

No More 100-Watt Regular Incandescent Light Bulbs in California Starting This Year, 2011

California started early adoption of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 by phasing out 100-watt incandescent light bulbs starting this year, 2011. It is estimated that this will avoid the sale of 10.5 million 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in 2011, which would help California consumers save $35.6 million in electricity bills (according to California Energy Commission (CEC)).

The standard does not affect the existing supply of incandescent light bulbs stocked in retail stores or incandescent light bulbs already in use.

What is the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007?

On December 2007, U.S. Congress passed an act (Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007) that require all general-purpose light bulbs that produce 310 to 2600 lumens of light to be 30% more energy efficient than regular incandescent bulbs by 2012 to 2014. This act starts phasing out 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in 2012, 75-watt in 2013 and 40-watt/ 60-watt in 2014.

This is all part of an effort of being Green by being more energy efficient.

What type of light bulbs can be purchased if no more incandescent light bulbs?

3 types of light bulbs are still available:

1) CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light) for general household, industrial and commercial use. CFLs are toxic containing mercury, highly toxic metal, that gets release as vapor when CFLs are broken. Mercury when inhaled or ingested can cause severe damages to the brain, nervous system and respiratory system.

2) Halogen - commonly used in automotive headlamps, some desk lamps and floodlights. Halogen is not energy efficient and consumes as much energy as incandescent light bulbs.

3) LED light bulbs - used for all (general household, industrial and commercial use and automotive headlamps) and are starting to even replace CFLs and halogen due to its Green qualities.

Some of the Green qualities of LED light bulbs are:

  • Energy efficient: consumes 45% less electricity than CFLs and 87% less electricity than halogen and incandescent light bulbs (based on Green Supply LED light bulbs).
  • Non-toxic: Does not contain mercury and other harmful chemicals.
  • Lasts longer, hence less LED light bulbs ending up in the landfill: At least 5 times longer than CFLs and 50 times longer than incandescent.

LED light bulb is the "Greenest" light bulb for now and our future. More information about Green Supply LED light bulb can be found here: