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Date Posted: 28 October 2016  

Remember once upon a time when your lighting options were limited to a bayonet or screw in light globe that sucked power and was invariably prone to blowing every few months or so? Fast forward to now, and we are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to our lighting options. Whether for the home or business, commercial property or emergency lighting, you can opt from a range of environmentally-sound bulbs and globes that suit the modern lifestyle. We’re all about LED lighting here at CLSA LED, and to give you a bit more background on the humble LED we wanted to look at the history of LEDs and then forecast into the future. An LED, or light-emitting diode is an electrical co...


Date Posted: 21 October 2016  

All aboard the VEET train! If you’re based in Victoria, have older lights that aren’t energy efficient, and have a business, then you’re in a great position. The Victorian Energy Saver Incentive scheme (known as VEET) is an initiative from the Victorian Government to encourage businesses to use energy more efficiently. The VEET scheme was created on 1 January 2009 and is something that is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The scheme was implemented under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and is basically designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable for everyone. The Victorian Government wants people to save money on their b...


Date Posted: 14 October 2016  

When lighting your store you have a range of options available to you. You also need to make sure that you’re choosing the right kind of lighting, lest you end up making shoppers feel like they’ve stepped into a bright and friendly 7-11. If you are looking to light a 7-11 then by all means opt for the very brightest and most white light that you can. If, on the other hand, you’re not lighting a 7-11 then you need to exercise a modicum of restraint and opt for some soft, subtle, muted, tasteful lighting. You don’t have to opt for something dim, necessarily, as people need to be able to see your products. But, you do need to choose some lighting that makes people feel comfortable and happy ...


Date Posted: 7 October 2016  

At CLSA LED we’re all about LED lights. Well, obviously. We love them! We wanted to share some of the benefits of using LED lights versus other kinds of lighting, because while there’s a whole lot of information out there about LEDs, some of it can be confusing at times for people to know exactly why these light emitting diodes (LEDs) are the business! When you compare LED lighting solutions to other energy saving options on the market you’ll find that LEDs are by far the best - but let’s prove it. 1. LEDs have a huge amount of energy efficiency In today’s day and age LEDs are the most efficient way of lighting, with energy efficiency of around 80 to 90% as compared to tradition...


Date Posted: 16 September 2016  

At Creative Lighting Solutions Aust, we know that we have a responsibility to steer homeowners in the right direction, when it comes to lighting products and solutions. For the good of the planet and the health of your energy bills, that direction is eco-friendly bulbs and fixtures. If you are not investing in green technology yet, now is the time to get onboard. We all know that the earth is slowly heating up. What we can’t know for sure is how bad the consequences will be if we don’t come together to reverse the trend. This is why governments and environmental experts recommend the use o...


Date Posted: 9 September 2016  

At Creative Lighting Solutions Aust, we’re used to answering questions about green renovations and upgrades. As the world gradually wakes up to the reality of global warming, more and more businesses are turning to eco-friendly lighting products. This is great news for the planet and for their annual energy bills, but the decision does come with some challenges. For instance, how do you replace and upgrade all of the lighting in a commercial space? What is the best way to make the switch, while keeping expenses low and avoiding downtime? Well, as we always tell businesses, the first...


Date Posted: 2 September 2016  

According to a recent study, around 68% of employees are not satisfied with the quality of light in their workspaces. For 24%, the problem is a lack of brightness and bulbs that are too dim. They strain the eyes and make it difficult to focus for long periods. Not only does this pose a health risk for the eyes in general, it has a serious impact on workplace productivity levels. Whether a person works in a hotel, a restaurant, or on a shop floor, good light is essential. Fortunately, Creative Lighting Solutions has the answer. We provide a varied range of LED bulbs, fixtures, fittings, and products at affordable prices. LED is the best choice for commercial spaces, because it is...


Date Posted: 27 August 2016  

If you are planning a garden revamp, just in time for the summer, investing in high quality garden lighting solutions is a great idea. Few homeowners realise that there is a world of choice out there for backyards and gardens; stylish, attractive light fixtures are not just limited to the interior of the home. There are post, solar, lantern, LED, strip, and wall lights, as well as a host of other shapes and forms too. The trick to creating beautiful garden lighting is to use illumination to enhance and emphasise the space. For instance, if there is a certain flower bed, tree, or secret nook in your yard that you love, arrange the light around it. You can even make a small garden...


Date Posted: 1 August 2016  

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Date Posted: 29 July 2016  

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Date Posted: 26 July 2016  

Benefits of LED lights for camping ...


Date Posted: 18 July 2016  

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Date Posted: 30 May 2016  

For many years, people have used LED lights for vehicles and outdoor lighting. Now, a growing number of homeowners are taking advantage of LED lights in their homes as well. These lights may initially cost more than other lighting options, but they come with a number of long-term benefits. If you plan to change the lighting in your home, consider the following advantages of LED lights. Long Lasting One of the most notable benefits of LED lights is their long service life. The expected service life for most LED lights is up to 11 years of continuous use. On average, you will be able to use your LED lights for eight hours a day without changing...


Date Posted: 25 April 2016  

Any construction project has risks involved, but nighttime construction projects present unique challenges. With the lack of lighting, you need to make sure all the workers and equipment are visible by passersby. You also need to help your workers avoid nighttime fatigue. Here are a few tips to ensure you have a smooth nighttime project. 1. Integrate Powerful Lighting Workers must be able to see everything in their path to avoid accidents and mistakes. The higher the precision a task requires, the higher level of lighting you'll need. For long-term projects, some construction managers choose to install semi-permanent high-mast lighting system...


Date Posted: 28 March 2016  

It's easy to overlook the potential of a dull, dark room. Dimly lit homes appear lacklustre and uninviting. But with a few simple techniques, you can transform any interior space from drab to fab. Brighten up your home with these easy tips. Clean Lights Before you rush out to buy additional floor and table lamps, check your existing fixtures first. Sometimes, all it takes to brighten a room is a clean bulb. Use a dust rag to ensure all bulbs and fixtures are free of dirt and grime. A clean bulb is a bright bulb. Upgrade Bulbs For a more intense shine, upgrade your bulbs. When it comes to a higher level of brightness...


Date Posted: 22 February 2016  

If you're building a new office or renovating your current office, electricity is one of your biggest considerations. You know about modern solutions such as LEDs, motion sensors and dimmable lights-but you worry that these solutions are beyond your budget. According to statistics from the energy economics consultant CME, electricity prices in Australia are significantly higher than prices in other countries like the United States and Canada. Thus, saving money on electricity should be an important goal for your business. Here, we'll show you how modern lighting solutions can actually save your business money over time. LEDs Yes, LE...


Date Posted: 25 January 2016  

Melbourne and its surrounding cities have some of the best off-road, four-wheel driving areas in Australia. Less than an hour's drive away, Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park both offer plenty of trails, tracks and crossings for adventurers. But before you and your friends pack into the Jeep and sit behind the steering wheel, don't forget to outfit your vehicle for the trip. The following accessories, in particular, are must-haves for off-road journeys. 1. First-Aid Kits Accidents happen, both in the car and out of the truck, on the road and off it. You could roll your ankle stepping out of your Jeep, or you could roll your Jeep as...


Date Posted: 30 November 2015  

You're about to leave on a camping adventure in the great outdoors. You've packed your tent, your air mattress and your fire kit. But beyond the basic camping gear, there are several other supplies you should be sure to remember. 1. Torch Light/Emergency Light You've probably planned to pack a torch light. If you need to use the toilet or check on a strange noise in the middle of the night, you'll want a powerful torch light that's easily rechargeable. But make sure your torch light has emergency features as well. Some torch lights have a flashing mode. If you get lost, the flashing emergency light can help people find you quickly. ...


Date Posted: 9 November 2015  

You work hard to keep your grasses, flower beds and trees green. But how 'green' is your current landscape? Many residential yards consume a lot of energy and water to look lush. But your garden and deck can stay comfortable, stylish and usable without leaving you with an enormous carbon footprint. In this blog, we introduce you to six simple changes you can make to decrease the impact that your home has on your power bill, water usage and local ecosystem. 1. Choose to Compost The plants on your yard need specific nutrients to grow properly. Did you know that you can supply some of these nutrients in a safe, natural way by using com...


Date Posted: 26 October 2015  

You have a clear, complete vision for your home, from the furnishings to the draperies. But finding the perfect items to bring that picture together can sometimes prove difficult. For many homeowners, choosing lighting can pose one of the most difficult choices. You know what you want the end result to look like, but you may not know whether a cool or warm bulb will help you achieve that effect. In this blog, we guide you through four lighting fundamentals: white coloured lighting versus yellow coloured lighting and cool tones versus warm tones. Colours When you choose a light bulb or lighting fixture, you have the option of choosin...