“Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”
― Thomas A. Edison
The electric lightbulb has continued to evolve since it was first developed by American inventor Thomas Edison in the year 1879. Thanks to commercial lighting LED manufacturers and others, modern lighting has progressed over the years to include many different energy-efficient bulbs so that consumers have so many more choices to consider than what they had many decades ago.
For instance, here is a list of the different types of light bulbs on the market:
- Halogen Bulbs – Similar to incandescent bulbs but more energy-efficient, halogens utilize a filament that is heated until they reach the point of glowing. Halogens have a lifespan of about one year.
- Fluorescent Bulbs – These bulbs are a popular lighting solution for many business owners because they last 8-10 times longer than some other options, use significantly less energy and produce 90% less heat while delivering more light per Watt.
- Incandescent Bulbs – Incandescent bulbs can last around one year and use a filament that’s heated to the point of glowing to produce light. But, in 2007 Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act establishing new energy-efficient standards for basic light bulbs, so they will no longer being produced.
- Compact Fluorescent (CFL) – CFLs use an electric current that flows between electrodes at each end of a tube containing gases to produce a reaction of ultraviolet (UV) light and heat. This reaction results in visible light.
- Light Emitting Diode (LED) – LEDs us an electrical current that is passed through semiconductor material to illuminate the tiny light sources called LEDs. Some perks of LEDs include the fact that they don’t contain mercury, can last over 20 years and can save business owners 80% a year in energy costs.
But, finding quality lighting that is made in the USA is becoming increasingly difficult for home and business owners. Some business owners try to save money upfront by importing inferior products from commercial LED lighting manufacturers outside of the US. So, if you want to search for lighting solutions that are made in the USA, where should you be looking?
Well, there are some nationwide master distributors and manufacturers of ceiling light covers, lenses, light diffusers, and plastic lighting accessories based right in the USA. Diffuser Specialist happens to be one of the top commercial led lighting manufacturers that has been in the business for 25 years, and is centrally located in the continental US with shipping warehouses in both San Antonio and Houston, Texas that allows for efficient shipping to customers across the United States.