On Christmas eve I made it to Macy's to buy a present for my lovely wife. I looked up to see the sparkly halogens and was surprised to see some sort of LED unit was now in place of the 6" halogen can lights creating bright, clear white, sparkly light. I thought that there was no way anything was going to replace halogen to illuminate high value jewelry in a classy store like Macy's.

Can anyone tell me what brand of LED they are using? Whatever it is, it is pretty high quality. The coveted sparkle factor was definitely working.

A decade ago, I heard the owner of lighting retrofit company tell a customer there was no way they they could create sparkle like halogen in an energy efficient product. It looks like we have now truly surpassed incandescent.

Views: 72

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi George,

 A little info regarding Macys Leds  - Its likely those were PolyBrite - Borealis par -38s .

The lighting is from PolyBrite -Which boasts a par 38 made to meet their high end needs.

 Macy does indeed have high standards regarding the quality & performance,                                                   

But for the SSL industry - thats good!                                                                                                        

The Pars 38 narrow beam is not burdened with Dc / Drivers like most SSL 5 th gen Leds

 They can get tremendous color fidelity in red /greens and have the best over all tech

out there- ( I use a variety of Borealis lights at my place) - This company which has been making

quality SSL products since the mid 90s.

  People who want to buy a top tier product need to be looking at manufacturers with

track records and proven products in the area of SSL - there is a lot of crap -out there

for example Lights of America or Lsg  (@ Home Depot) or Feit - Its buyer beware for

folks just comin around to using Leds .

 2011 will be the year that Leds finally take hold - I can only hope there are alot

of percerptive , informed customers choosing wisely!

 Btw if you're impressed with the 2010 stuff you should see the stuff in the pipeline!

Its an exciting time to be in the SSL industry  , thats for sure!!

RSS

Featured Forum Discussions

BPI Anaylist

Started by Larry R Waters in BPI. Last reply by Quinn Korzeniecki 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

What causes a temperature plane in a home

Started by Energy Wise Solutions in HVAC. Last reply by Brad Cook yesterday. 6 Replies

Velocity Pressure Testing

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Apr 15. 2 Replies

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Profile IconManuela L Heyn and Paul Nagel joined Home Energy Pros
1 hour ago
Bill Spohn replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Wanted: Energy Auditing Equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"If you choose to buy new, give TruTech at call at 1-888-224-3437 option 1"
4 hours ago
Home Energy Magazine's blog post was featured

The Legends of Home Performance

A project long in the making, we're happy to finally reveal some of our Legends of Home Performance…See More
5 hours ago
Quinn Korzeniecki replied to Larry R Waters's discussion BPI Anaylist
"Hi Larry, We're glad you're reaching out to hire some BPI folks! You can also submit…"
8 hours ago
Larry R Waters posted a discussion

BPI Anaylist

Industry leader in the north bay area California. Looking for experienced professionals and…See More
15 hours ago
Larry R Waters joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
16 hours ago
John Nicholas replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"So why is tenant behavior significantly different in this building?"
16 hours ago
Jim Fowler replied to Jim Fowler's discussion TREAT modeling of mid-rise apartments low heating load
"Hi John - I'm strictly modeling the entire building, not individual units. I'm looking…"
17 hours ago

Home Energy Pros

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (supported by the U.S. Department of Energy) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network. Please honor our Guidelines

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service