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What Are "COB" LEDs and Why Do They Matter?

Chistopher Rice 10/12/2017 0
What are Chip-on-Board (“COB”) LEDs?Chip-on-Board or "COB" refers to the mounting of a bare LED chip in direct contact with a substrate (such as silicon carbide or sapphire) to produce LED arrays. COB LEDs have a number of advantages over older LED technologies, such as Surface Mounted Device ("SMD") LEDs or Dual In-line Package ("DIP") LEDs. Most notably, COB technology allows for a much higher packing density of the LED array, or what light engineers refer to as improved "lumen density". For example, using COB LED technology on a 10mm x 10mm square array results in 38 times more LEDs compa...
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2017 Survey of Trade Show Electric Costs

2017 Survey of Trade Show Electric Costs

Chistopher Rice 02/17/2017 4
In 2014 we conducted our first survey of electric fees charged at the larger trade show venues in the United States (see results of this survey here). Due to popular request, we decided to update this survey for 2017. Just as before, we looked at all venues with at least 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, which translated into 32 convention centers. Not surprisingly, the cost of both electrical power and labor increased from their 2014 levels among nearly every venue surveyed (see 2017 survey below). Floor power alone is now averaging $157 per show for the lowest tier (typically 500 watts) ...
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Why Does Shiny Stuff Sell?

Why Does Shiny Stuff Sell?

Chistopher Rice 10/27/2016 1
Why Shiny Stuff Sells and How Lighting Can Enhance This Phenomenon What do a diamond ring and a brand new car have in common? They’re both shiny and they’re both expensive. Those things are not coincidental, and retailers know it. Research has shown humans have a physical response to shiny surfaces or objects. Simply put, we can’t resist shiny things. Furthermore, objects that sparkle often convey a sense of quality and value. Next time you visit a high-end shopping mall, look around and you will notice every surface is gleaming. Envirosell Inc., a marketing firm for top fortune 500 compan...
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What Does Las Vegas Approved Lighting Really Mean?

What Does Las Vegas Approved Lighting Really Mean?

Chistopher Rice 09/02/2016 0
Las Vegas Approved Lighting Explained! Las Vegas is one of the top cities in the world for trade show events. Some of the largest conventions and trade shows in the world call Las Vegas home for good reason -- their 10 million square feet of convention space can handle the volume, traffic and grand-scale requirements that make for successful shows. If you plan on attending trade shows regularly, you can expect Las Vegas to be a destination at one time or another. As a result, it's important to understand the rules and regulations surrounding Las Vegas trade show events, especially when it ...
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Survey of Trade Show Electric Fees

Survey of Trade Show Electric Fees

Chistopher Rice 05/23/2016 2
In 2014 we conducted a survey of electric fees charged at the larger trade show venues in the United States (see results of this survey below). We looked at all venues with at least 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, which translated into 32 convention centers. If you've never exhibited at a trade show, the high costs will likely surprise you. For example, floor power alone averaged $148 per show for the lowest tier (typically 500 watts) of service! And this figure does not include electric labor, which averaged nearly $100 per hour extra!!! So if you're planning to add or move an outlet, r...
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