Friday, October 15, 2021

The future of fluorescent is not so bright


All things fluorescent lighting is increasing in price, and FAST!

As demand for fluorescent lamps, ballasts, sockets, etc. continue to plummet, the prices of these products continue to soar, and the rate only seems to be escalating. Pricing for these products has increased over 20% in the last 12 months. And we are being told by manufacturers that by January of 2022, prices will increase by another 30%.

Converting fluorescent lighting to LED, no matter the application, is all the craze. LED lighting has become more and more popular as the prices of these products hold steady, and in some cases this year have decreased. As the supply of LED products continue to outpace demand in the market, prices will adjust downward, making it the most attractive lighting option. Not to mention LED’s energy savings and limited replacement cost due to longer lifetime use.

These days there are replacement LED products for just about every lighting option available, fluorescent, incandescent, HID, neon, accent, signage, specialty, and more. And in many cases these conversions can be done by do-it-yourselfers. Savings consumers even more costs.

No matter how you view it, the brave new days (and nights) ahead will be illuminated by LED and will belong to the LED revolution. At some point in the very near future, any other type of lighting will not be either due to availability, cost, or just plain common sense.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Will LED Lighting Overtake All Lighting Types?

In the past several years LED technology seems to have taken over the sign and lighting industries. And in most cases, that is completely true. The advantages of LED lightings and the improvements are undeniable. We see LED lighting becoming the choice of parking lots, roadways, automobiles, retail stores, office settings, all types of electronics, performing arts venues, households, and signage.

So, the question everyone seems to be wondering is, will LED lighting overtake all types of lighting that currently exists? Our experience the past few years seems to indicate that yes, this is inevitable and LED lighting continues to evolve. At some point in the future LED will expand to such a point, that it will be the only type of lighting available. Or at least to such an extent, that other types of lighting will be very hard to find. And as demand for “older” types of lighting decrease, the cost for these will increase. It’s simple supply and demand.

In the sign lighting business LED has totally replaced florescent lighting for new product, and retrofits and conversions from florescent to LED continue to become more popular as cost for LED products decrease in cost and the cost and of florescent lamps and ballasts increase as their availability decrease.

LED has also made so significant inroads to replacing neon in some applications. Back thirty years ago neon made a spectacular resurgence. The nostalgic and unique look of neon along with the variety of color options available could not be matched. Let’s face it, neon was, and is cool. However, as LED replacement products for neon continue to be perfected, the demand for neon also continues to decrease. Making neon and the related parts required to manufacture more expensive and less obtainable.

As these “older” lighting options become harder to find and the maintenance parts become less available, will continue to be your source for these parts at the most competitive prices. is your complete sign parts online store on the internet. Quick and easy. Just click to buy. We will ship right to your door. Need help or require a quote for necessary parts? Just contact us, we’ll help.