Monday, April 23, 2018

The Different Uses of Writable LED Boards

Get to know the different ways you can use these boards.

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LED signs are one of the ways to convert passers-by to potential customers. Because aside from being an effective advertisement, these signs can also entertain and inform. There is also no need to pay for advertising space, and the message can be changed at any time. The writable LED boards, for example, has many other uses. If you’re planning to get one for your store or your home, you’ve landed on the right article. Here are the many different ways you can maximize the use of your writable LED boards.

Announce promotions and special offers


If you want your customers to be informed of your new offers such as discounts on select items or a grand opening, announce them all on your sign. The different colors will attract more people versus a simple handwritten sign on cardboard. You can use the board in tandem with programmable LED signs for better effectivity.

Special menu

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For bars and diners who have a special menu that gets changed daily, a writable LED board is a necessity. There is no need for restocking chalk or brushing off chalk dust with this board. Plus, it’s more eye-catching than a traditional chalkboard. For homes, this is a great way to encourage young children to eat by letting them choose healthy food from the “menu.”

Products or services you offer


Are you a newly-opened business? Do you have new items to offer? Announce to the world the products or services that you offer so passers-by would know what you are all about. You can also include the prices, so they'll see that you are selling them at the best price possible.

Directions




If your store is located far from the main road and is a bit inaccessible, you can direct your customers to your shop with your board. It’s as easy as drawing an arrow and writing some straightforward directions or description.

Spice up your bedroom


Just like neon LED signs, writable boards are a great room decor too. You can let your creative juices flow and draw pictures or write daily inspirational quotes to keep you motivated. It also a personal reminder board for easy to forget dates and events.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

How to Clean and Maintain LED Signs

Here are a few tips on how to give your LED signs the tender loving care they need.

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A LED sign give many benefits to any business, as it can attract more potential customers. But as time goes by, your lights can get dirty and dysfunctional, especially if you do not maintain it. If you allow this to happen, they would not be able to lead customers to your customers. No idea how to clean the lights? Then you’re in luck. Here are a few tips on how to clean and maintain your signs.

Wipe the dirt with a microfiber towel.

A microfiber tower will eliminate dirt and dust easily and effectively


For simple dust, a microfiber towel or cloth would do. But if it has water stains, use a mild soap water solution. The water should also be a bit warm. Scrub the stains gently using a clean microfiber cloth or a soft-bristle brush. Rinse with clean tap water and use a soft cloth to dry. Make sure you keep it dry to avoid getting water spots. Do this regularly to keep the lights always looking brand new and bright.


Remove stubborn dirt or graffiti with alcohol.

Alcohol can effectively remove dirt and paint in your LED signs

If your sign, unfortunately, fell victim to unwanted graffiti, you don’t have to worry as much. Spray paint or permanent marker is not that tough to remove. You can remove the defacement with household products, one of which is isopropyl alcohol. You can also opt to use fast-drying thinner like VM&P Naphtha or air dry acrylic lacquer such as Lacryl as well. All you have to do is apply the product directly to the affected area and gently wipe with a microfiber cloth.

Allow them to take a rest.

Plan to have a cool time for your LED sign to prolong its life


If your shop isn’t open for 24 hours, you can turn off your outdoor or indoor scrolling LED sign. Turning it off regularly not only saves energy but also spares it from working unnecessarily. It will also allow it to have a longer life if you let it rest. On the other hand, if your shop is open 24/7, you can get two of each sign so you can power down one while the other is on.


Do routine checks.

Always check for your LED lights and wiring to prevent accidents and it gives energy efficiency.


Routine checks will prevent problems from arising in the future. Check for weather damage, sub-par performance, and whether the cords and wires are still intact. Keep an eye out for open wires to prevent electrocution or fire.




In summary, clean your LED signs or a regular basis. This is especially the case if your shop is located in desert areas like California and Nevada where signs will likely be covered in dust and dirt. Proper maintenance will also lengthen the life of these signs.





Monday, April 9, 2018

How to Brighten Up a Dull Bedroom


Here are five tips to transform a boring room into a place where you’d like to stay forever.



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The bedroom is supposed to be your happy personal space where you feel comfortable doing whatever you like. It should reflect your personality and have all your favorite stuff in it. However, there might come a time when you are too busy with work, school, or life in general, that you forget all about it as such. It now becomes a place decorated with dirty clothes, paper receipts, and maybe some food wrappers. In short, it’s just now a space in your home where you sleep.



If your bedroom feels this way, then it’s time to spice it up! Here are a few things you can do to spruce up a dull bedroom this spring.



Brighten the room up with lights.



Using LED lights to make a definition for your dull bedroom


Yes, brighten the room up literally with lights. And no, we're not talking about lamp shades or floor lamps, we’re talking about LED signs. If you like having a bar or a coffee shop ambiance in the bedroom, then this is the way to go. You can get yourself a scrolling one where you can program your favorite motivational quote or the typical flashing sign.



Create an indoor garden.



Putting some fresh plants, making so relaxing and helps fresh air flowing to your room


Aside from beautifying your bedroom, indoor plants also filter the air around them. Studies have also shown that having a connection with plants help improve your mental well-being, as well as productivity levels. Choose an area in the bedroom where you can set up a small table. Go with easy-to-grow plants such as orchids, snake plant, pothos, aloe vera, and other succulents.



Get some accent throw pillows.



Like LED lights, putting some accent colored coves and pillow will make your room more define

If your bedroom as a monochromatic color scheme, you can liven it up with some brightly-colored throw pillows. You can have two to four of them on your bed, or if you have a couch or an accent chair, you can put one to three on them too. Go for the wild patterns or those with bright colors. Don’t be afraid to get ones that do not match your current color scheme; the goal is to make them stand out!


Have an accent wall.



Adding accent color also to your wall


Speaking of accents, you can also have one accent wall. Turn one side of your bedroom into a wall that can brighten up your spirit. You can go with bright colors like yellow, orange, and red, or you can also opt to go with dark ones like brown, navy blue, and even black. You can also base the color of your throw pillows to your accent wall. If your creative juices have not stopped flowing, you can also create some designs on it as well, or turn it into a mural.



Decorate with some artworks.



Artworks will help you to unleash your artistic imagination to your bedroom


Mount some artworks on the walls of your bedroom, or you can concentrate on just one. It could be a painting, a poster of your favorite band or movie, or even picture frames. You can either buy them or create them; it’s all up to you. If you’re an artist, you can transform the wall into a mini art gallery.


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Friday, January 26, 2018

Creative LED Lighting Uses for Your Home


LED lights use on kitchen

Light-emitting diodes are now commonly used to light homes. Despite their often compact size, they can fulfill many different applications. They also have long lifespans, and only use a minimal amount of energy to provide illumination. Due to these practical reasons, we can find LED signs, lamps, and light fixtures almost everywhere we go.

If you’ve been considering installing LED lights at home, here are a few applications for them that you may find interesting or useful:

Faucets and Showerheads

Faucets and Showerheads with LED lights
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Did you know you can add LED lights to your faucets and showerheads? These can provide a neat futuristic look that can add your home’s appeal and value. You can buy new showerheads or faucets online that are already equipped with LED lights. If you also want to upgrade the rest of your bathroom fixtures, there are also LED tubs that you can check out.


Dining Table

A fine dining table sets with LED lights

LED lights can be built right into the table if you fancy doing a DIY project over the weekend. These lights can also work as tablecloths and placemats for a warm, luminous glow as you eat with family or friends.

Accent Lights

A home with LED light design for added beauty and personality
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Accent lights can create a focal point within your home to highlight specific features. You can add LED lights on the stairway to add an inviting glow, or at the ceiling molding to enhance the architecture and add some personality.


Bike Wheels

Skateboards hanging around with led on their wheels
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Extreme sports enthusiasts have found a way to make use of LED lights on skateboards, surfboards, and snowboarder outfits. You can also use LEDs on your bike wheels. Add the lights to the spokes. Having these lights on your bike does not only make you look cool but also provide extra safety at night.

Flower Pots

A plant in a pot with led light to grow plant properly.

Natural sunlight is necessary for your plants to grow, but LED lights can be an alternative.  You can make your own or buy a plant box that makes use of LEDs. They add an extra visual feature to the plant box, as well as provide the energy that can help the plants grow.

With all these practical and creative uses, it’s easy to see why LED lights are becoming more and more popular with homeowners. If you’re looking for LED lights and signs that you can use for your home, check out AffordableLED.com!

Friday, January 19, 2018

4 Amazing Applications for LED Lights

LED light can be used on LED signs

LEDs or Light-Emitting Diodes have gone a long way since their first inception. You might remember them as the tiny red lights that we can find in our laser pointers. Today, we can find LEDs being used almost everywhere -- as LED signs, lights for homes and businesses, and for computer monitors to name a few common applications.

Aside from our everyday use, people have found innovative applications for this technology. From applying LED for offices to medical procedures, here are four innovate ways these lights are used today:


LED Sky Panels

A sky on your ceiling made up of LED panels
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According to studies from the Department of Energy, LED lights are known to use up to 80% less energy and shine brighter than traditional lighting. Aside from that, did you know that these lights can also help make you happier and more productive?

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineer IAO have developed LED sky panels. These panels are designed to be used in offices and offer a look similar to the sky which can make workers feel they’re working under a wide open space. Using these kinds of LED panels have increased worker productivity up to 15% more according to their research.


LED Car Sunroofs


LED car sunroofs for added power for turn signals, headlights, and brake lights, etc.

When the sun shines bright, LED lights with solar panels can help you harness that energy. Solar-powered LED sunroofs can help you illuminate your car’s interior and even power the lights for your turn signals, headlights, and brake lights.


LED Contact Lenses

A prototype contact lenses made of micro-LED, act as a computer
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Have you imagined having contacts that can let you read emails right through your retinas?  Contact lenses are known for their ability to help those with visual impairments correct their vision, but that might not be their only use for long.

Researchers from the Aalto University in Finland have been working on a prototype contact lens that can help people view an augmented reality. Think of these lenses as mini computer screens that make use of micro-LEDs. It’s possible that soon, people might be wearing contacts for more than just correcting vision.

LED Wallpapers

An electronic wallpaper made of LEDs for easy changing all designs

Changing the color of your walls may seem like a tedious DIY project to do right. Thanks to LED technology, changing the look of your home’s interiors might be as simple as pressing a button.
LED wallpapers can make painting the walls or applying new wallpapers a thing of the past. This kind of wallpaper offers a relaxing glow with wall panels that can make use of various colors.

It’s amazing how much technology has been able to help us light our world with LED. With all those applications, it’s easy to see why more and more people are starting to make use of it. If you’d like to brighten up your store or home with LED, check out AffordableLED.com!