Tag: LED

LED Lighting – What’s the Big Deal?

LED Lighting

LED’s. Light emitting diodes.

It’s where it’s at, in case you didn’t know. 

But why? why so popular and cool all of a sudden? Well have you seen LED lighting? They ARE cool. All bright and shiny and illuminating… But they’re useful too.

As interior lights they’re brighter and more efficient then your typical interior bulbs and last a lot longer too. People are finding all kinds of interesting ways to install them too to add a unique style and flair to their vehicle. They come in all kinds of colors like blue, red, purple, green and more so you can match your interior or mix and match your own custom color scheme. You can use them as dome lights, puddle lights or any other kind of lights you might want to do. They’re easy to install and only require a small drill and a power and ground connection. Not to mention they’re less harsh on your eyes.

As exterior lights, you’ll find them used in all kinds of things from daytime running lights, fog lights and even headlights. They’re significantly brighter than typical halogen lights and last much longer too. Most LED’s have a lifespan of over 100,000 hours. And since they’re so much more efficient, you get a brighter light with less of a strain on your charging system.

So you get awesome looking lights that are way brighter, more efficient and and last longer  than your normal bulbs. Seriously, have you seen how cool they look installed in a car? Not to mention the projector logo lights… Those are pretty nifty.

So now you know what all the rage is about and you can get in on it too. Check out our selection of LED accent lights, LED under body kits, driving lights and all the other cool lights we have. Get yours now!

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The Next Era of Televisions: Ultra HD

The Next Generation

It seems like every year there’s always something new that people buzz about.  In regards to televisions, new technologies are always on the rise.  Just look at the past decade: We’ve gone from tube TV’s to the emergence of projector TV’s and then finally flat screen TV’s such as Plasma, LCD, and the newer LED.  Not to mention the now-standard HDMI which has drastically increased picture quality.  It was just a matter of time before the next big thing hit the market and it’s going to make television displays all the better.

Samsung-ultra-HDTVCEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has announced the next generation of home displays.  Naming them Ultra HD (also known as 4k resolution), these new displays will have more than eight million pixels of resolution which is more than 4 times the amount in current HDTVs.  What does this mean for the consumer? It means that you’re going to look at your television screen and mistake it for an actual window.  That’s how fantastic these things are going to look and that’s how revolutionary this new technology is going to be. CEA has designated these displays to have an aspect ratio of at least 16×9 and a digital input cable of handling 4k video instead of up-converting.

The first companies to unveil these spectacular displays are LG and Sony which will both release an 84-inch set this fall.  However, as with every new technological gadget, it’s going to have a pretty steep price tag of $20,000 for the LG 84LM9600 and $25,000 for the Sony XBR-84X900.  If you can afford it by all means, go for it you won’t be disappointed.  For the rest of us, we might have to wait a few years until the price will drop and become more common on the market place.  CEA has guaranteed that the Ultra HD technology will be a highlight of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas January 8-11.