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What Others Are Saying... We’ve been purchasing lights from Northern Lights USA for sometime at The Village. Tom’s approach, customer service, efficiency and commitment to quality have been second to none. I can tell you, if you’re working with Northern Lights to take care of your needs, you’ll be very, very satisfied.” - Gary W President/CEO You guys are absolutely outstanding, and I cannot thank you enough for your kindness as I tried to re-order the correct bulbs. Again, thanks so much for the wonderful service and great price. I will tell everyone I know to order through your site--clearly you are the best! Sincerely, ” - Major S I I have been purchasing my light bulbs from Northern Lights USA for over a year now. The service after the sale is what keeps me coming back! They do a great job and they have the most competitive prices with great products and outstanding service! ” - Steve A.

Lighting News

LED Drop-in Ceiling Panels - The Next Generation of Lighting

LED flat panel fixtures are the next generation in lighting. Slim, state of the art LED flat panels for use in drop ceilings. They replace standard 2 x 2 and 2 x 4 fluorescent fixtures with 70,000 hour LED drivers made with long life components. Anodized aluminum extrusion with a diffused lens for even light distribution, InstantON(TM) flicker-free Cold Start and Hot Re-Start. The LED panels have a a high power factor and low THD driver. Low temperature operation with excellent heat dissipation for increased life and up to 15 years of Maintenance free operation. Each fixture is build with standard lay in mounting for an easy retrofit. . Warm White 3500°K, Cool White 4100°K and Natural White 5000°K. With a focus on Green Lighting, LED panels use less than half the wattage of certain fluorescent lamp and contain absolutely no mercury or electromagnetic pollutants. Making this the 100% pure Green lighting solution.

What are the advantages of switching to LED?

The advantages of switching to LED are numerous. Here are just some of the benefits: LEDs use much less electricity than other bulbs, have extremely long rated lives, produce very little heat, do not emit UV or infrared, contain no mercury, are resistant to shock and vibration, and can operate effectively in extremely cold environments.

LEDs are engineered for being extremely long-lasting products. Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a standard incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a standard halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a standard CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000 bulb will last more than 11 years. Used 8 hours a day, it will last 17 years!

Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban

Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.

Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying through a 2007 law that would have set energy efficiency standards that effectively made the traditional light bulb obsolete.

Stopping the bulb ban was a chief GOP priority coming into this year, with all of the candidates seeking to become chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee saying they would push through a repeal. That bill cleared the House but Democrats blocked its consideration in the Senate.

House Republicans then insisted on adding a provision into the year-end spending bill, and it was one of the last major sticking-points in the negotiations.

“When the American people gave Republicans control of the House in January, one of the major issues involved was the Democratic ban on the 100 watt bulb,” said Rep. Michael Burgess, who fought to preserve the incandescent bulb. “Republicans have fulfilled our promise to the American people by allowing them to continue to be able to choose what type of bulb they use at home. Consumers should drive the marketplace, not the government.”

The spending bill doesn’t actually amend the 2007 law, but does prohibit the administration from spending any money to carry out the light bulb standards — which amounts to at least a temporary reprieve.

The spending bill is full of similar provisions that are included year after year to restrict what administrations can do.

At $915 billion in discretionary spending, the bill amounts to $750.6 million per page, and funds the vast majority of government operations, from defense to homeland security to federal parks. Since it is a must-pass bill, it also becomes a major battleground for policy fights such as the light bulbs.

Among the other policy riders attached to the bill is a requirement that all new federal employees be run through E-Verify, the voluntary government system for checking to see if employees are authorized to work in the U.S.; restrictions on the administration transferring suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the U.S.; and a ban on the District of Columbia using government money to pay for abortions.

The GOP tried but failed to attach restrictions on the Obama administration’s nuclear waste policy, its international family planning policy and major restrictions on the president’s environmental agenda. Mr. Obama and Democrats also forced Republicans to remove provisions that would have prevented him from requiring government contractors to disclose their political contributions — though they cannot be required to disclose them as part of an application for a loan or grant.

“These contentious policy riders had no place in our annual appropriations bills, and it was encouraging that we were able to remove nearly all of them from the final version of this bill,” said Rep. Norm Dicks, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.

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Energy-Efficient Philips LEDs Light the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the glittering Times Square New Year's Eve Ball descends to mark the beginning of 2012, it will also usher in one of the most important eras in lighting since Thomas Edison unveiled his incandescent electric light.
On January 1, 2012, new U.S. energy and lighting standards under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) go into effect, and Philips Lighting – whose light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) light the Times Square Ball – is ready. Consumers may purchase a wide range of Philips LED bulbs for home use, online and at thousands of retail outlets.
New Year's 2012 marks the 12th consecutive year that Philips Lighting has served as the official Lighting Partner to the world-famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. The same technology used in the Ball is also used in the Philips AmbientLED line of consumer light bulbs, which includes such innovations as the Philips 12.5-watt AmbientLED A19, the world's first commercially available LED to replace the 60-watt incandescent bulb and the only to be Energy Star qualified.
"We are proud that our award-winning Philips LEDs will again light the spectacular Times Square Ball," said Ed Crawford, CEO of Lamps, Lighting Systems and Controls for Philips Lighting. "But we are equally proud that our line of Philips AmbientLED bulbs continues to expand, enabling consumers to use energy-efficient, cost-friendly, long-lasting and aesthetically-pleasing lighting throughout their homes."
Like the 32,256 Philips LUXEON LEDs that light the glittering Times Square Ball, the commercially-available Philips AmbientLEDs bulbs consume up to 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. That's why the Times Square Ball stays lit year round, and why consumers can reap significant electricity savings by making the switch to Philips LEDs. For example, if everyone in the U.S. transitioned to energy-efficient lighting in their homes, consumers would eliminate 87.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and generate energy savings of $15.8 billion.
With recent price reductions and the availability in many markets of instant utility company rebates, the price of Philips AmbientLEDs is lower than ever – further adding to its already significant economic impact.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Electric lighting burns up to 25% of the average home energy budget.

The electricity used over the lifetime of a single incandescent bulb costs 5 to 10 times the original purchase price of the bulb itself.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting.

CFLs are simply miniature versions of full-sized fluorescents. They screw into standard lamp sockets, and give off light that looks just like the common incandescent bulbs - not like the fluorescent lighting we associate with factories and schools.

LEDs are small, solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient. New LED bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses which have broadened the applications for LED use in the home.

It is important to buy high quality bulbs, or the quality of light will be poor, and they will burn out prematurely.

Global Supply of Rare Earth Oxides and the impact on phosphor based fluorescent lighting

Rare Earth Oxides (REOs) are a critical component of fluorescent based lighting systems. The recent global shortage of these materials is currently having a direct impact on phosphor availability and pricing. Experts predict that shortages will continue through 2014 until new sources of supply will be able to ease the current situation.

Linear Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent phosphors are experiencing unprecedented shortages in global supply, resulting in price increases of over 300% in just the last 6 months. Due the changing market conditions, Northern Lights USA has implemented price increases.

As a leading distributor in the lighting industry, Northern Lights USA continues to lead the way in making improvements in areas that remain within our control. With this commitment in mind, Northern Lights USA makes every effort to aggressively pursue new manufacturers that will reduce waste in manufacturing, recycle various materials, and explore additional opportunities intended to defray cost increases experienced from REO materials.

We are diligently working on pricing and with new manufactures to keep costs down without sacrificing product quality.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate these turbulent times in the market place together.

Northern Lights USA

Google Would Like To Wirelessly Control Your Lightbulbs With Android@Home

From Fast Company23 May, 2011 15:55
New phone and tablet tech means you'll never have to get up from your couch again.
Google has already made its intentions to dive bomb into the energy space clear, but so far, it has left out how this relates to its Android phones. But at this week's Google I/O developers conference, the company announced its new Android@Home technology will allow users to control appliances directly from their phones--starting with a wirelessly connected LED bulb next year.

F32 T8 5000K - Arctic White Difference

The arctic white difference. Arctic White fluorescents are just like working under natural sunlight. Full Spectrum output is good for plants, good for people and the brightest and whitest lamp in the industry.
Arctic White lamps use a unique blend of rare earth phosphors. These phosphors are more expensive than standard lamp halophosphors, but they help provide:
• Reduced Color Shift, resisting
breakdown over time more than
standard lamp halophosphors.
• Lumen Maintenance, staying brighter longer.
Standard lamps typically provide only 60%
• Balanced Spectrum Output, similar to Natural
• Up to 69% more seeable lumens than new standard
lamps. They can provide a customer twice the light
when compared to old standard