Over the past several years, many Christmas light displays have gone from static to animated, using LED-based technology. As the trend continues to shift towards LED lighting, a Minnesota-based company has launched new LED retrofit bulbs that will give commercial and recreational users ultimate flexibility in their lighting displays.
Also known as replacement bulbs, the new LED retrofit "retro" bulbs are designed to be used with traditional LED stringers and for many secondary lighting applications.
"These are the light bulbs of the future," says Travis Fremming, founder and president of Seasonal Impressions and LEDHolidayLighting.com.
He adds, "We completed an extensive field test this past fall at commercial and residential locations across the United States and realize this retrofit technology has multiple applications. In fact, the lights can be used above and beyond holiday displays in venues such as casinos, stadiums, theme parks and everything in between."
The new retrofit bulbs take LED technology a step further and have the ability to dim anywhere from 0% to 100%, allowing users to create animated displays using lighting control products.
"We are very excited about this new retro LED technology," notes Dan Baldwin, president of New York-based Light-O-Rama.
"This is the first screw-in LED replacement we have encountered that will support all computerized lighting effects. We are extremely pleased to see a product that allows our customers to fully and transparently incorporate retrofit LEDs into their projects," he adds.
Widely known for being environmentally friendly, LED lights are favored by many commercial businesses and lighting enthusiasts because of their ability to cut electric bills by up to 90% compared to incandescent or fluorescent lights. Additionally, LEDs don't contain harmful toxins that can be found in other types of bulbs.
Seasonal Impressions is expecting brisk demand for its new retrofit bulbs in the coming year and expects the technology to further evolve.
"We've only scratched the surface on this technology," says Fremming. "We expect great thing to come from these retrofit bulbs and we also foresee a shift towards other types of LED technology such as solar powered displays. The possibilities are really limitless."