Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light Now in Clearance

Due to market response, we are liquidating our stock of the Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light. It is now 20% off in our Clearance section – making it a better value than ever!

Like its lower-profile predecessor (the Midtown 2.0, which we’ll continue to stock) the 2.1 is made in the USA with Cree XT-E LEDs. Each 9W fixture replaces a 50W halogen spot, and comes with your choice of dimmable or non-dimming LED driver. Built to last, we recommend the 2.1 for any down light application with ~3.5 or more inches of clearance above the ceiling.

As a Clearance item, the Midtown 2.1 will not be restocked once our current units sell out. For real-time availability for large quantity orders, call us at 1(800)986-0169.

LFI 2014 Pre-Show Excitement

LIGHTFAIR 2014 kicked off on Sunday, but today LED Waves‘ own Ayn and Taimur are focused on the exhibition opening! We’ve got some BIG luminaires on view at our little booth, so if you’re attending, make sure to stop by 2237 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

A look at our booth at LFI 2013, which shattered attendance records.

Our booth at last year’s LFI 2013, which shattered attendance records.

We’re offering an exclusive preview of an upcoming outdoor LED light, which was featured in Lighting News. If you’re not attending the show you can still click here for a sneak peak. And we can certainly relate; a few of us here in New York are experiencing major FOMO about some of the workshops and events.

There’s a particularly interesting impact speech scheduled for tonight. Martin Klaasen – Owner, Founder, and Principal of Klaasen Lighting Design – will expand on his paper “Have LEDs High-Jacked the Lighting Design Industry?”

From LFI:

The fast evolution of LED lighting technology has taken our lighting design world by storm with new LED products launched nearly every other day! The development has integrated into our profession so much that we now find a new generation of lighting designers who have never designed anything else then with LED lighting! Likewise we find that some of the new generation clients only know the magical word of LED. But with that the commercial stakes have become very high and as a result manufacturers and sales people work overtime to profit from the LED boom. This paper takes a closer look at the impact on our profession of lighting design.

This particularly illustrates LED Waves’ collective experience, which you can actually interact with the show: Ayn grew up with LightWaves Concept, immersed in pre-LED lighting sales; and Taimur hit the ground running straight out of college specializing in SSL – representing both sides of this LED revolution.

We look forward to the rest of LIGHTFAIR, and hope our fellow lighting professionals have a valuable time!

Owl Pack™ Outdoor LED Flood Series Now DLC Qualified

You asked and we delivered: the Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack series has made it to the DesignLights Consortium Qualified Products List! A resource for the commercial, industrial and public building sectors, the DLC QPL is comprised of retrofit and replacement lights eligible for rebates through energy incentive programs.

Owl Pack LED flood DLC listed LFI14Make sure to check out the entire series for your next building project, as every Owl Pack model – from 10 to 200 Watts – has made the cut for the DLC QPL in the Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires category. (Note that some LED floods qualify driven at 120 VAC only, and the others qualify at both 120 and 277 V AC. Speak to a representative at 1-800-986-0169 for voltage compatibility for your specific DLC project.)

The DLC-qualified Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack series is on view this week at the LIGHTFAIR International 2014 trade show & conference – along with yet another upcoming outdoor light we’ve been developing. If you’re at the show, stop by booth 2237 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for a sneak peak! If not, stay posted here for more details on this exclusive new product coming soon.

New Rio Grande Waterproof LED Light Strip Increases Lumens Per Dollar

new rio flexible waterproof led light stripLED Waves is pleased to announce some exciting new upgrades to our brightest flexible light strip. The Rio Grande Waterproof is now available in longer 5 meter spools (approx. 16.4 feet) with bare wire ends. This is welcome news to our many lighting design customers who use the Rio Grande in bigger and brighter projects!

Previously available in only 3 meter spools, the 5 meter Rio Grande Waterproof Flexible LED Light Strip features the same powerful LEDs, spacing, and overall technical specs. You can cut, connect, and control these strips the same way you would with the original.

There are a couple of slight changes, however, that only add to the quality of this popular LED strip. First, we improved the waterproof sleeve on the Rio Grande, using a new silicon blend for better light transmission from all sides – while maintaining its IP65 protection.

We also improved the Rio Grande price! By ordering longer lengths and larger quantities of these strips in 2700K and 4000K (the most commonly used CCTs for our LED strip lights), we got great rates on our stock, which we’re passing onto our customers.

The Rio Grande is now more affordable than ever at $119.95 per 5 meter spool. With up to 1,014 lumens per meter, it’s the best & brightest value in LED light strips. Call us at 1(800)986-0169 for custom cutting and sealing or other special orders.

Updates to LED Waves’ Standard & 5-Year Warranty

Recently, a major issue caught our attention of us here at LED Waves by way of the LEDs & Lighting group on LinkedIn. In a discussion thread titled “LED Warranty small print – what should you look out for?” lighting professionals shared their experiences, good and bad, dealing with manufacturers’ warranties.

We learned of suppliers and manufacturers who refused to honor (what we assumed were) very basic instances requiring warranty service:

  • if some, but not all, LEDs did not light up (“Hey, you’re still getting SOME light out of it.”)
  • if the luminaire’s light output deteriorates up to 50% within their stated hours (Same as above. Note: the industry standard says that a lamp is spent after 30% deterioration of initial lumens.)
  • if a luminaire’s bundled electronics – the LED driver, for instance – stops working. (“We didn’t make that part, so it’s not OUR problem.”)
  • if the product wasn’t registered at every point along the supply chain (“Yeah, we made this, but you didn’t buy it directly from us; take it up with that guy.”)

… and so on. We were surprised to hear these horror stories, probably because (a) since so many of our clients are lighting designers and facility managers, they cannot accept this level of non-service in a warranty – and we must abide by that; and (b) as both an LED lighting OEM and a direct supplier, we have to take responsibility for our products at every point from design, assembly, to burn-in testing before they reach your door. We can’t pass the responsibility of basic warranty service off on anyone else.

5 year warranty

We promise, our fine print is not very fine at all.

In light of this, we decided to update our warranty. Read our amended standard warranty statement, as well as the extended 5 year warranty applicable to our LED lights made in the USA. Note that since we’re an Original Equipment Manufacturer that also sells directly, any LED Waves purchase is automatically covered by our warranty without having to register your purchase.

TL:DR: The terms of our warranty are the same on our end. In the extremely rare case of product failure, we will provide the same level of service our high end lighting professional customers have come to expect. But with our new explicit wording, we’re hoping that all our customers (old and new) will understand the protection they’re getting from the LED Waves warranty – the protection you deserve.

New Low Price for the PR15 UltraThin LED Recessed Light

pr15 ultrathin led recessed light new low priceLED Waves is pleased to announce that the PR15 UltraThin LED Recessed Light has an affordable new price tag! At $49.95 (originally $69.95 per unit), this item is now an even more competitively priced alternative to halogen ceiling lights.

How did we manage cut $20.00 off the price per unit? Before shipping the PR15 downlights out from LED Waves headquarters, we wire each one to your choice of dimmable or non-dimming LED driver – constituting a significant portion of the price of the finished product. But since these particular LED recessed lights have proven to be so popular, we are now able purchase these components in larger quantities and then transfer our bulk savings onto you, our customers!

Thus, while now drastically reduced in price, there is no change to the high quality components and performance that bring lighting designers, building contractors, and homeowners coming back to the PR15 UltraThin.

 

Watch Our New Video LED Product Showcases

Big news for our social media followers: LED Waves has launched a Youtube channel! Thanks to our friends at Hiccup Media, we were able to hit the ground running with a whopping eight video showcases.

The LED Waves Youtube channel offers an exciting new way to engage with viewers who are interested in switching to LED lighting. Our videos can also be viewed throughout LEDWaves.com on their respective product pages:

These eight videos – the first of many to come – focus mainly on our line of LED lights made in the USA. Subscribe to see coming content, including step-by-step installation guides for our retrofit lights, a video tour of LED Waves’ OEM facility, and even more product showcases as we grow our line of American-made LED lights!

LED T8 Tube News, Plus Limited Time Sale

This is a big week in environmental news, as we await today’s White House climate change report, and as we learn that LED lights will outnumber the fluorescent tubes to be installed this year. A survey of professional lighting installers shows that SSL technology will make up 49% of their planned projects in 2014 – edging out fluorescent at 46% and almost doubling the projections from 2013.

This is the first year LED tube installations will outnumber fluorescent linear lighting, and it means buildings will now be more efficiently illuminated, and fewer mercury-tainted tubes will enter the waste stream as fluorescent T8s reach the end of useful service – typically after only a few thousand hours.

Waves of Savings.Genesys LED T8 sale frosted availableWe’re celebrating the good news with a sale on our own 4-foot LED tubes made in the USA. Today through Monday, May 12th 2014; save 20% on all Genesys 3.0 LED T8 tubes with coupon code WAVES.

To ensure years of superior quality lighting covered by our 5 year warranty, the Genesys 3.0 is built with Philips LUXEON LEDs and bundled with your choice of 20W or 38W driver – each powered under capacity to ensure upwards of 50,000 hours of service life.

In more LED T8 news, we’re adding a clear lens option alongside the traditional frosted covered Genesys. The clear lens transmits 10% more light and is currently only available by special order, so call us at 1(800)986-0169 to claim yours today!

via Energy Manager Today

 

MVP LED Light Bulbs Under $20

We want to thank all the LED Waves customers who helped make our Earth Day sale a success. We’re cooking up more LED lighting deals for the month of May, but in the meantime, check out the year-round savings in our Clearance section!

Our Clearance LED lights include tons of energy-saving bulbs – both halogen and incandescent replacements – all reduced up to 75% from their original prices. It’s a pretty impressive selection, featuring quite a few big name LED bulbs under $20!

These MVP LED Light Bulbs under $20 include:

The Los Angeles 2.0 LED MR16
Originally $21.95 NOW $8.99
Made in the USA with Cree XB-D LEDs

The A11 Globe Dimmable LED Light Bulb
Originally $28.95 NOW $11.55
Great for modernizing chandeliers, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The A15 Mark II Dimmable Incandescent Replacement
Originally $28.00 NOW $12.95
6W replacement for 40W incandescent, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The A19 Mark II Dimmable Incandescent Replacement
Originally $28.95 NOW $11.57
9W replacement for 60W incandescent, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The Olympia PAR20 LED Light Bulb
Originally $39.95 NOW $15.95
An IES Progress Report Selection made with Cree XR-E LEDs

Shop today; all Clearance sales are final, so items will not be restocked once they sell out. For real-time availability, specification help, or bulk pricing for any of our LED lights, call our sales team at 1(800)986-0169.

Last Chance for our Earth Day Sale!

Our Earth Day promotion is ending today, so shop at LED Waves for free shipping (FedEx Ground, continental US only) plus 15% off select American-made LED lights.

There is no minimum order value to be eligible for these Earth Day offers; any order shipping within the continental USA automatically qualifies for free FedEx Ground shipping. Enter coupon code EARTH at checkout online to activate the 15% discount on all applicable sale items.earth-day

Check out our Earth Day banner for free shipping terms and applicable discounted items. For special orders or technical questions, you can always call us at 1(800)986-0169. Click on the bottom right corner of any page at LEDWaves.com to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable LED specialist.

On behalf of everyone here at LED Waves, we hope you had a wonderful Earth Day. We thank you for supporting our hardworking team, and for helping us save the planet, one  bulb at a time