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December 31 marked the end of 2013 and the end of the incandescent light bulb era for the United States.  On January 1, 2014 efficiency standards went into effect that end the manufacturing of inefficient 40 and 60 watt incandescent bulbs (the 100 watt has already been phased out).  Incandescent bulbs are inefficient because 90% of the energy they produce is wasted as heat.


While the LED will illuminate the world in the foreseeable future, there are still many compact fluorescent bulbs throughout the home and business. But, regardless of whether the homeowner is using LEDs or compact fluorescents, there is one component present in the new bulbs that was not present in the old incandescent bulbs — and that component is the circuit board. Whether built into the compact fluorescent bulb or built into the driver that powers the LEDs, circuit boards are sensitive and cannot handle the surge impulses that the older incandescents could. Not only is the cost of the new lights much more than the old incandescents, but who wants to change out bulbs regardless of cost? That being the case, why not surge protect the LED circuit boards and make sure that all compact fluorescents and LEDs last as long as possible?


Is it time to talk lighting design with the professionals?

We can help. Not only with how to protect the new technology , but how to make your entire home more energy efficient and delightful to live in. Lighting scenes and automated dimmers to mention a few energy saving and fun ideas!

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About Paradigm Integration

About Paradigm Integration

Paradigm is a true full service Home Electronics Integrator.

We are a licensed and bonded California Contractor putting a strong emphasis on client service.

Our long list of services and vast experience teamed with a dedication to strong personal service makes us a GREAT one-stop-shop for your home electronic needs.

From your Central Vacuum system to your High End Distributed Audio we are your experts!

We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients.

So next time you need Security / Surveillance / Monitoring, Home Theater, Distributed Audio / Video, Lighting Control, Complete Home Automation, Central Vacuum or Wiring Infrastructure think Paradigm. Evolving your Electronic Environment.