What does the abbreviation LED stand for?

LED stands for light-emitting diode. While I will not bore you or confuse you with a bunch of jargon related to this technology, what I will tell you is that LED flood lights are the wave of the future. They have a low energy consumption, longer lifetime, smaller size, and faster switching than fluorescent or incandescent lighting. LED technology is still relatively expensive, but when you factor in how often you have to change other types of light bulbs, the cost makes sense.

Many cities around the United States are switching their street lights to LED lights to save on energy emissions and overall replacement costs since these lights have tens of thousands of hours of use on their counterparts.

What is "Indoor LED Lighting"?

Indoor lighting is changing. People are sick of changing their light bulbs all the time. What people are looking for is convenience, quality and overall savings, and they are willing to pay more up front to get it. Have you heard the phrase, ‘quality over quantity?’ Well that is what you will experience with LED indoor lighting. These high quality lighting options give you a longer-lasting lighting source with dimming capabilities that will revolutionize how you light your home.

No more changing light bulbs every few months. These LED indoor lights last forever! LED lighting is a bit more expensive on the front end than traditional fluorescent bulbs, halogen or incandescent lighting, but it lasts so much longer and saves you so much money on your energy bill that it is worth it. One of the best things about using LED lighting indoors is that it does not emit the same heat that other lighting sources do. So, not only does the light itself use less energy, but your home temperature is not affecting by this lighting so you save money there as well.

Outdoor LED Lighting Explained

Outdoor LED solutions are often grouped into the general "flood lights" and are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If you don't understand the differentiation between indoor LEDs and outdoor flood lights, read the guide from Eco-Lights titled simply "LED flood lights". LED flood lights have three to five times the lifespan of halogen, metal halide and HPS lights. They will save you 50-70% on your energy costs when you compare them to traditional mercury or HPS flood lights. If you compare these lights to halogen lights, then you are looking at an 80% savings in energy costs. With LED flood lights, you will save on maintenance costs and energy emissions. You do not have to worry about UV, IR, mercury or lead pollution. LED flood lights are a great investment.

Where can I Find LED Flood Lights?

There are many places you can find LED flood lights. Costco, Home Depot and specialty lighting stores are just a few places you can find LED flood lights. If you are looking for a way to lower your energy bills and your energy emissions, then you can make a simple change like installing LED flood lights to get the changes you want.

 

 

Where can I use LED Flood Lights?

LED flood lights have many uses. You can use LED flood lights in recessed lighting fixtures indoors and outdoors in motion detector lighting or as spotlights to illuminate your driveway. You can use them to accent a sidewalk in the front of your home to make a pathway. Remember that LED lights have a bit of a warm-up time. You will not get an instantaneous light like you will with the fluorescent and incandescent lighting as the lights take a little bit to warm up. The resulting light you get after they warm-up is very soft and pleasant.

LED lights are used in vehicle taillights now, and you can even see the tiny LED lights when you get close to a car that has them. This is magnificent when you think about how large LED lights used to be. To think they can fit in a tiny bulb is incredible.

LED flood lights are a great buy. They will save you energy, lower your negative emissions and boost your health (read the full article at Energy Rating Bureau of Australia) into the atmosphere and save you money in the long run. They are well worth the extra cost at the initial outset because they pay for themselves if you factor in all of the money you save over the course of the time you have the lights. LED flood lights are a great lighting source, and the technology is only improving every year. Take advantage of this new craze and be the first on your block to switch your outdoor lighting to LED flood lights. Your neighbors are sure to follow suit!

A recent report by the U.S-China Business Council puts the growth rate of Virginian goods exported to China from 2006 to 2017 at a record 47%. This "supported 17,300 jobs in 2015" alone and is set to continue through 2017. Meanwhile, the growth in services exported to China rose a staggering 256% in the same time period. This puts China only second to Canada in Virginias total goods export markets. 

Good Business Means More Exports

Virginia has worked hard to foster a positive business environment for both local small businesses as well as national businesses registered in or operating out of the great state. Through a calculated combination of tax incentives and diplomatic efforts Virginia has managed to expose businesses of all sizes to international goods and services markets. The results mentioned above speak for themselves!

According to many business leaders across the state it all starts with good business practices back home. "If you do good business by your customers, then you will flourish, the state will flourish, and we will maintain international competitiveness" said one local manufacturing CEO. States that over tax small businesses and hamper growth ultimately shoot themselves in the foot as they force their state level enterprises to spend more time and money fighting legislation when they could be investing in R&D, growth and exports. 

What's Next in Store for Virginia-Chinese Trade Relations

While there may be "stormy waters" ahead, especially given recent remarks by President Trump about Chinese stealing of intellectual property, many foresee a coming golden era of trade with the worlds most populous economy. For example, shipping from China to America has increased year-on-year for over a decade now. American businesses have not seen that type of export market expansion since Japan really hit industrial strides in the 1980's. 

While some political and economic pundits are working hard to hype the growth potential of smaller developing economies of Southeast Asia and Africa, many Virginians still have their eye on China in terms of the new frontier for selling consumer goods and services.

 

"China has long been a destination for the export of raw materials and unfinished goods. Businesses capitalized on their cheap labor only. Now though China is developing its own middle class and thus is creating more opportunities for established American brands to sell their goods to these hungry new shoppers" said one president of manufacturing for a local consumer goods plant. 

Strengthening Ties & Reducing Obstacles

Even still, just because trade is growing does not mean it cannot grow faster. From reducing restrictions on exports, local, state and federal restrictions on businesses at home, and tariffs abroad the growth of exports could potentially triple within the next decade. The rapid rise of disruptive technologies and the boom of e-commerce and mobile payments in China means more people can spend money much easier on foreign brands than ever before. 

While Virginia has a team working to help remove obstacles for Chinese companies, the same cannot always be said of China. Many Virginia-based businesses struggle to get past sometimes daunting red-tape and government restrictions in the Peoples Republic of China. Sometimes these obstacles can be removed with local "donations" however other times, especially when involving trans-national distribution chains, hang ups can be sourced to national levels, places businesses need their home governments to help negotiate and work with to liberalize the free flow of their goods or services. 

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