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Eco-Friendly Solar and LED Products
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Attention bikers, hikers, campers, tree huggers, preppers!  The end is near, of dead batteries on your phone or laptop!
1B Specialty is now the proud distributor for Voltaic Solar Charging Systems.  We're talking solar backpacks and luggage. Check out for these beauties, and as low as $129 with free shipping!

WOW!  We just replaced 65 flood lights with energy efficient Cree LED's.  See the math:
65 bulbs x 65 watts = 4225 watts of electricity
65 bulbs x 9.5 watts = 617.50 watts of electricity
(insert Superman theme song)

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Happy Birthday to Thomas Edison!  Born on this day in 1847.  Everything we're doing started with you!

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It's time for the Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale! Feb. 6-9
Go to for coupons for $2 off admission. FREE admission on Thur. w/ coupon and Fri. 3-6pm. We'll have some awesome new solar LED products for your lake home - at prices up to 50% off our website. Don't miss it! Free demonstrations of LED low voltage lighting too. Share this page for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the show!
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Happy New Year friends! Even with the 10"+ of snow that was just dumped on us, we still see the beauty of our LED lighting! Stay warm out there! Sidenote: We see even more beauty in summer...

The latest round of the incandescent light bulb "ban" took place at the start of 2013, with 75-watt "traditional" incandescent bulbs removed from the marketplace. In 2012, 100-watt bulbs also went that direction. In January 2014, the same regulations will go into effect for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs as well.

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LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!

On LED lighting
By 2020, you're not going to be able to buy a light source other than an LED. You're on a learning curve of cost reduction, quality improvement and efficacy improvement. Today, 2013, is the first year you're going to be able to buy an exact clone of a regular 60-watt incandescent bulb at a reasonable price point—meaning a one-year payback to consumers. This year it's a $10 product. We're looking at it being a $5 product within 24 months, $2.50 within 48 months. So, by the time you get to 2020, it would be the equivalent cost to today's regular light bulb, last 25 years and use 85% less energy.

But probably the more interesting thing is, after you digitize the light socket and you switch to LEDs, there's a second and third wave coming. Changing the color temperature. Changing the ambience of the room. Being able to integrate other functionality—it's your Wi-Fi hot spot, it's your alarm system because it detects presence coming into the room. You've got a raft of functionality that just has to be integrated into the bulb itself.

A version of this article appeared March 26, 2013, on page R2 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: A Bright Future for LED.
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