Candles, torches, oil lamps and lanterns were for many centuries the norm and are still common place.
Fire was the first man-made light
This is the essence of what drives Mission LED Lighting Company.
It is our mission to use advanced solid state technology to generate amazing light in sustainable, environmentally friendly ways that has a net positive effect on those using the products and generations to come.
When you are building your dream home in Edmonton, Alberta, you have to think about energy efficiency because the winters are long and cold and the summers are scorching hot, and you don’t want to break the bank with power bills! So it was a given that we would use energy-efficient lighting along with all the other power-smart decisions we planned. The problem for us was that most of the energy-efficient lighting available was Fluorescent and CFLs, which we did not like the light from (or the mercury toxicity which I learned was not really good for us or the environment.) We started to look at LED lighting and were at first surprised by the high upfront costs, the number of choices and the conflicting information all over the internet and at local home improvement stores. Enter Mission LED Lighting Company.
They asked us what we would do if we were using traditional light, as well as any special requirements (like dimming) and then found us the perfect replacements in LEDs. They look fantastic, but that is not the most amazing part… Our electrician had installed a 200 Amp service to the home, as is pretty much standard for new construction around here these days, but while we were getting the place finished we could only have a temporary 30 amp circuit breaker hooked up. Well, we have over 50 pot lights that were originally supposed to have 50 W halogen bulbs and 25 MR16s that were supposed to take 40W bulbs. The electrician warned us that there would likely be a lot of nuisance tripping, and to watch what we turned on, as the AC alone was drawing over 13 amps. Well he was floored when we turned on every light in the place, ran the AC and plugged in all of our other appliances and still the breaker held just fine. I let him know that we used LED bulbs instead of what was specified (We used 6W LED versions for the non-dimming pot lights and 9W versions for the dimmable ones and 4W LED replacements for the MR16s). He pointed out that with this low draw that electrical codes really didn’t apply any more, as you would not need a 200 Amp with LEDs and could run nearly as many LED lights on a single circuit as you wanted to! Oh, and by the way, all the reduced draw spells huge savings for years and years to come. Mission LED Rocks!
Mission LED – great customer service, great technology representation.