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This is a free webinar from GE explaining applications, reliability and the current state of the industry. Take a few minutes to register and sit back and watch at your own pace. Some parts are a little dry but overall very informative. Sponsored by GE so they promote GE but the information is valuable.

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Backed by 50 years of research, the Heritage™, like all Verilux products – has all the benefits of full spectrum daylight scientifically tuned to the human eye™, without any of the harmful UV and glare.
The timeless design and ultimate function of the Heritageâ„¢ makes it the finest reading lamp in the world. Features include:

  • All-metal construction, with a hand-polished antiqued brushed nickel or brass finish
  • Microprocessor controlled power adapter
  • Verilux® technologies of:
    • Flicker Elimination Technology® which adjusts light output 20,000 times each second so your eyes relax.
    • Optix® glare control- a revolutionary filtration system which focuses the rays of light so they provide unparalleled color rendering, higher black-and-white contrast and no glare from shiny magazine pages.
    • Ergonomic design that allows easy height and light direction.

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ASPIRE RFâ„¢ with Z-Waveâ„¢ technology represents an exciting new generation of easy-to-install and easy-to-use wireless RF-based home
control technology. With a selection of one-touch controllers and a range of wiring devices that can be fully integrated, creating a wireless
home control network using ASPIRE RF is easily within your reach.

Installing an ASPIRE RF wireless system requires no special wiring or rewiring -ideal for new home construction and retrofitting of existing homes.

Add any electrical device to the network, either by plugging it into a networked ASPIRE RF receptacle, or by purchasing a Z-Wave capable product with built-in networking capability.

Each device in your network can be assigned an automatic name or personalized at installation, allowing easy reference for one-touch control or inclusion in a lighting scene or timed “event”.

Control over 200 devices with a single controller, either around your primary residence, or at a remote location using a home computer, PDA or mobile phone.

ASPIRE RF is one of the most reliable RF wireless networks because each device acts as a repeater to ensure that the command signal is carried out through a unique “mesh network”. If the signal from the controller cannot reach a device directly, it is automatically rerouted through the network of Z-Wave devices in the home to reach the correct device.

The ASPIRE RF network operates at 908 MHz and does not interfere with other household appliances, electronics, telephones or other RF signals.

Each home network has a unique Home ID eliminating any possibility of your controller affecting your neighbor’s lights or home devices.

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In 2012 tough new energy efficiency standards for incandescent bulbs take place in the USA and by proxy in Canada. That does not mean the end of the incandescent bulb as we know it. Researchers have been active developing more efficient incandescent bulbs to meet the needs of consumers looking for a light source that cannot always be replaced by CFL or LED technology. Read the following article in the NY Times

Incandescent Bulbs Return to the Cutting Edge –