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How Do LED Vehicle Lights Enhance Driving Safety and Save Lives?

Monday, January 9, 2017
by LED Outfitters
LED Eergency Light

The NYPD reported that there were 38,000 hit-and-run incidents in 2015 in New York City alone.

Think about it.

This means that there were 38,000 people in the driver’s seat who struck another human being but didn’t care. These 38,000 people were willing to let another person die rather than having to face any responsibility for the action – even if accidental.

Have you ever seen a body in the street after a hit-and-run? I have – twice. The questions that came to mind right away were the same:

“Why would someone do this?”

“Why wasn’t that pedestrian more careful?”

“Are the police going to find the driver?”

The point is I found myself wishing that I hadn’t seen those scenes, and yet hoping that there was some way to repair even a bit of the damage. But a life was lost. The damage was done.

The NYPD reported that only 48 of those 38,000 cases involved death or serious injury, but only 28 arrests were made. This is a staggering issue, and here at LED Outfitters, we want to do everything in our power to keep the hit-and-run numbers down and the arrests for the guilty up.

We work hard to provide the most advanced LED vehicle lights in the industry for law enforcement, emergency, and private vehicles.

Our LED emergency lights provide a level of awareness to all onlookers so that no one gets hurt while the law enforcement or other emergency response vehicles are rushing to help at the scene as fast as possible.

LED vehicle lights give drivers a brighter view of the road ahead, enabling them to avoid obstacles, pedestrians, or cyclists who might be on the road, even in unexpected areas. Sometimes it’s unavoidable to hit a squirrel that runs into your tires, but most accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists could easily be avoided.

10 things that you should never do while driving:

  1. Texting or searching online. We all know it but most do it anyway. Texting is dangerous. Even if you’re the most awesome driver, “out of sight, out of mind” applies to you behind the wheel. If you’re not looking at the road ahead, then you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’ll hit a barrier, drive off the road, or hit another vehicle. This could also be the time when you hit an unprotected person. Don’t do it. Period.
  2. Drinking alcohol. Why are we talking about this? Why is it so hard to get people to realize that their minds don’t work the same way even if they’re only feeling “tipsy.” Guess what? This is what “tipsy” means – that you’re not as balanced as usual. Then why would you get behind the wheel and actually drive somewhere like that? Someone can lose a life at your hands. If you live, your life will never be the same, and your entire family and circle of friends will be affected.  Call a cab. Get an Uber. Be smart.
  3. Having an emotional conversation . Whether on the phone or with a passenger, keep your emotions calm and under control. Emotions cloud the mind, and heightened emotions can affect your vision – literally. Keep your spirits up as best as you can by listening to your favorite radio station, singing, or trying to keep on overall attitude of gratitude. Convince yourself that the cracked living room window is so much easier to deal with than a lost life.
  4. Disciplining your children. It’s a hard one. This also includes keeping a handle on your emotions. If your children get out of control while you’re driving, then it’s time to pull over to address the situation. Don’t turn around and scream into the back seat. Keep your head on your shoulders and breathe deeply. You can get through this.
  5. Bending or leaning over to grab something. While trying to take a toy from fighting children or to pick up something that you dropped – often your phone which you shouldn’t be holding – you can find yourself bending or reaching for a life-changing second. Make it wait.
  6. Driving without your hands. Did you see an adult do this when you wer e growing up? It’s clearly a bad example that you don’t want to repeat or pass on to any children. Your knee doesn’t have fingers and isn’t meant for gripping things. It’s a joint that is meant to help support you and help you to walk, not drive. If you want to use it, park the car and start walking.
  7. Getting dressed or change your clothes. This is embarrassing, but people do this. Changing a shirt or pants while driving turns your clothing into hazardous material. Besides the fact that it’s just common decency to get dressed behind closed doors and not in the traffic intersection, it’s truly risky behavior behind the wheel.
  8. Putting on makeup or shaving. You couldn’t shave anywhere else? Maybe you can wait until you’ve parked? What happens if that eyeliner pokes you in the eye? The natural reaction is to jerk backwards and grab your eye. There goes your vehicle right into another one! Unless you’re trying to give the coroner a head start, don’t apply makeup behind the wheel.
  9. Eating messy foods. Another hard one. When you’re in a hurry, it’s tempting to grab something like a delicious crunchy taco or a sizzling slice of pizza, but this can be dangerous. If some of it falls, you naturally want to clean it up, or if your fingers get greasy or saucy, then your ability to drive is affected. If you must eat fast-food behind the wheel, choose a cleaner option like a neatly wrapped burrito.
  10. Falling asleep. Sometimes it hits us suddenly, but sleepiness is a clear indicator of the inability to manage your machine on wheels. If you shouldn’t drive while tipsy or intoxicated, you shouldn’t drive while sleepy. Why? It’s basically the same state of mind. If you’re a truck driver or just making a commute, pull over to somewhere safe and take a nap!

There probably other things to avoid while driving, but this is a good start.

Even better, if you outfit your vehicle to help out other drivers, you’ve taken driving safety to the next level.

LED vehicle lights help you to see more clearly, but also help other drivers to see you more clearly.  They help pedestrians and cyclists to know that you’re coming. This means that LED vehicle lights can actually save lives.

Reach out to us here at LED Outfitters to let us help you save more lives today!

LED Technology Advancements from LightFair 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016
by Robert Johnson

LED Technology Moves Beyond Lighting

Recently, pioneers in the field of LED technology and lighting came together to discuss industry trends, LED developments and advancements, and how LEDs are changing the way our lives function on a daily basis. These industry professionals came up with a few major points on how LEDs have changed in recent months and years, and will continue to evolve in the near future.

In the past, replacing traditional fluorescent lightbulbs with energy-saving, innovative, and long-lasting LED technology was a major selling point for homeowners and businesses to save money maintaining their homes. Now, the capabilities of LED technology are widely varied.

The benefits of using LEDs to save energy won’t be going anywhere any time soon – however, the benefits are rapidly increasing. Of course, LED lighting products use less energy, but it also uses less of your time when it comes to installation, maintenance and repairs of the lighting fixtures at home or at your office. Time is just as valuable as money for so many of us, so this is just another benefit of the long-lasting light supply provided by LEDs.

Industry experts in LED technology use the term “circadian rhythm” when they refer to the manner in which LED lighting creates a more comfortable environment and calming ambiance – especially in hospitals, extended care centers for seniors, and other assisted living facilities.

LED Technology Enters the World of Wireless

Rowan Larson, VP of CREE, a leading LED lighting company who recently assisted in the design of LEDs that create this type of relaxed atmosphere, described the rise of LED technology like this: LED technology aims to design not just light, but light that works for you. Today, LED experts are not focused on simply designing a “better” version of the traditional lightbulb. Innovators in the field consider various factors like hue and heat emitted when they designed a new type of LED.

Additionally, advancements in LED tech have made their way into the wireless niche, too. Several speakers at LightFair 2016 referred to the fact that LEDs are now one of the major key mechanisms for IoT in commercial properties.

LED technology has been implemented in homes and offices all over the world for the flexibility they provide when it comes less energy and time spent on maintenance, the comfort of less heat being emitted from the bulbs, and for the variety of unique colored light filter options. How will you make innovative LED technology work for you?

Wireless LED Lighting Revamps Live Music

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
by Robert Johnson

Wireless LEDs Shine at 2016 Billboard Awards

This year, wireless LED technology played a major role in the lighting design at the Billboard Music Awards. Held recently in Las Vegas at the end of May, LED technology helped magnify performances for various artists. Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Meghan Trainor and many more artists lit up the stage with the assistance of high-tech LED lighting while the audience joined in with LED wristbands that were designed to sync with the artists’ performances.

This high-tech wireless LED technology allowed these artists to perform a dynamic set in honor of Prince, complete with audience engagement via the synced light-up wristbands. The innovators behind this wireless LED technology, Glow Motion Technologies, are the pioneers behind a variety of LED light-powered functions that have found their place primarily in the entertainment world. Live performances are supercharged by the wireless LED lighting, and artists such as Ariana Grande, 21 Pilots and many more trending musicians have recognized the power and allure of using LEDs to light up their live shows. Coming up next for this unique wireless LED creation is Keith Urban’s summer tour, where this technology will be utilized in every show.

By illuminating the stage with Glow Motion’s wireless LED lighting, both artists and their audience can take advantage of the incredible advances in technology and create a performance they can remember. In addition to creating an incredible live show, this wireless LED technology also documents the artist’s set for fans to listen to later on. By pursuing the entertainment industry, these LED pioneers are changing the way fans and musicians experience live music.

LiFi Set to Take Over WiFi

Sunday, May 22, 2016
by Robert Johnson

How LiFi Will Change the World of Wireless

We all know what WiFi is. Chances are, you need WiFi on a daily basis – but according to industry experts, the wireless data space will become so crowded that WiFi networks will not be able to handle it. This is where LiFi comes in – LiFi uses LED technology to transfer information at ultra-fast speed. So, could LiFi really replace WiFi in the coming years?

LiFi vs. WiFi – What’s the Difference?

Instead of using radio waves to transport data like WiFi does, LiFi makes use of light waves. LiFi technology uses these light waves as a mechanism to transfer the input commands, which have been switched to binary code. The light waves then decode these messages and carry out the action required.

An initial study on the LiFi concept showed that this form of data transmission could transfer data at a rate of 1 GPBS – that means it is about 100 times faster than WiFi. Some of the uses for LiFi will likely include aviation, solar panels, schools, nuclear power stations, hospitals and in emergency situations all over the world.

How Does LiFi Work?

Li-Fi tech may be used in cars, planes, solar panels, around schools and lecture theatres, during disasters, on oil rigs and in nuclear power stations, around hospitals, or in homes and workplaces.

LiFi runs with the power of an innovative technology called VLC, or visible light communication. It works by monitoring how many photons LEDs emit, all in a way that humans cannot see or detect in any way. One of the companies that is currently expanding the concept of LiFi powered by visible light communication include Qualcomm, which has technology called Lumicast that may be used in the LED fixtures inside your home, serving the double-duty of charging your devices from a lightbulb – while saving energy.

Outdoor LED Lighting

Thursday, May 19, 2016
by Robert Johnson

Benefits of Outdoor LED Lighting

We know that make the change from traditional fluorescent bulbs to LEDs is greatly beneficial for the inside of your home. You will save money, energy, and enjoy the vibrant, natural hues that LED lighting provides. But what about outdoor LED lighting? Is it necessary? What are the benefits of installing LED lights outside your home?

Quality Lighting for Backyard Safety

Top quality outdoor LED lighting is so important for a variety of reasons. Besides the obvious allure of saving money, having a brightly lit exterior at your home can help safeguard your property and keep your family secure. First off, burglaries are far less likely to occur at a home that is lit up with a great outdoor LED lighting system (plus, it makes your property look incredible). In addition to warding off potential burglars, properly lit yards and decks outside your home help prevent your loved ones from falling due to the inability to see in the dark. So, LED lighting in your yard and other areas of your outdoor property can prevent injuries as well.

Outdoor LEDs Boosts Property Value

When you install an outdoor LED lighting system at home, your property value will increase. By adding outdoor LEDs to your home’s exterior, it’s later considered an amenity by realtors and buyers if and when you choose to sell your house. A well-lit home is considerably more attractive to those looking for a new home, plus, it will save the buyer money since you have already made the investment to install an outdoor lighting system.

Choose a quality outdoor LED system for your property, either residential or commercial. A properly lit home or office space is more visually appealing, and it creates a safer atmosphere for your family and employees as well.

US Marines Gear Up with LEDs

Sunday, May 15, 2016
by Robert Johnson

US Marines Plan to Install New LED Technology

If you are a small business owner or if you own a home, you have likely heard of the great benefits of installing LED lights to replace your old ones. LEDs save money, energy, and of course, LEDs look great in any environment. But the capacity of using LED technology is quickly becoming apparent for purposes far beyond saving energy.

Recently, the US Marines stated that it will replace their tubular lighting systems with new LED printing technology. Instead of the military’s previous tube lighting systems, which usually weight up to 45 lbs, these flat panel LEDs only weigh one pound each. What’s more, this LED technology allows for the exact same power capacity and better lighting. It also helps decrease the amount of weight carried for the soldiers.

LED Technology Designed for Endurance

The LED print technology produced by HDT Global is specially crafted for the tough conditions that the Marines endure every day. These shelter tube LED lights are packaged safely with airtight cases, cushioned for security and protected transportation, regardless of the current setting. The Marines will also benefit from the simple manner in which these LEDs can be set up, saving valuable time for the soldiers.

The functionality of this new LED technology is flawless – but they provide some options when it comes to ambiance, too. When it comes to shelter lights, the Marines can set this LED filter to emit blue, red, or blackout settings. So whether they need to set up their shelter lighting to hide out or relax, this LED technology offers many options that can be configured easily.

Other Benefits of the Marines’ LED Technology Choice

  • 60% less power use than traditional lighting
  • Approximately 50,000 hours of use
  • Strip lights are available in waterproof casing with a carry handle, bag and strap

New Website launch

Sunday, February 7, 2016
by Robert Johnson
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Congrats To Susan Anderson on winning the 2nd free Intimidator Led Dash Light

Friday, December 11, 2015
by Robert Johnson
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Saturday, December 5, 2015
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
by Robert Johnson
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