Why Do LED Lights Have to Be So Cold?

75% less energy consumption. 290,000 kWh annual savings. $44,000 of savings in the first year alone.

Those are the kinds impressive stats you see when you visit Tradeforce Tech, a Kitchener-based energy management firm, for a pitch on industrial energy saving projects.

I’m a huge proponent of investing in energy efficiency, and I’m even more so now that I’ve had the opportunity to meet John and Jonathan at Tradeforce and talk about the results they’ve achieved in their projects.

The stats I mentioned in the opening come from a massive LED lighting project. LEDs are often at the forefront of conversations about energy efficient tech, since it’s one of the few everyday investments ordinary people can make in energy-efficiency at their homes and workplaces. Most people can’t easily switch out their heating and cooling equipment, for instance, but they can swap their existing light bulbs for ultra-efficient LEDs no problem.

But I’ve always had a problem with LEDs, and it’s this: they’re cold.

Not cold to the touch, but cold in the temperature of lighting their produce.

Old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs emit a warm, orange glow; LEDs typically produce a bluish light. Though bright and efficient, there’s something about LEDs that just doesn’t feel as…comforting.

What I didn’t know is that those ‘cold’ LED lights are just one type of LED available, known as bright whites, and it’s not the only LED available.

Turns out I was buying the wrong ones.

What I should have been looking for are warm whites and soft whites, which produce a yellower hue closer to daylight.

From a technical standpoint, the colour of light is measured in units called kelvins. The higher the number, the whiter and more glaring the light. As an example, the typical yellow-hued incandescent is between 2,700 and 3,500K, while many LEDs are much brighter.

If you’re like me and have a mind for efficiency, but still prefer the comfort of a golden glow, look for LEDs with a lower kelvin count.

One thing to keep in mind is that colour temperature is not equivalent to brightness. Brightness is measured in lumens; one of the benefits of LED lights is the ability to produce far more lumens with far less energy.

EarthLED puts it this way: lumens are to light as gallons are to milk. More lumens mean more light, which necessarily means a brighter light, but not necessarily a bluer light.

Razer Phone 2: Is It The Best Gaming Phone Of 2018?

Razer company is known for gaming hardware manufacturing in the tech industry. It was established by Min-Liang Tan (Singaporean entrepreneur) and Robert Krakoff in 2005. They innovated lots of cool and gaming related hardware in the past 13 years. The company really goes beyond what people can imagine. Every time they release a new product, in a snap, people will buy and go insane flaunting their newly acquired tech from the Razer company.

Razer announced the released and availability of their new innovative gaming phone this past October 11, 2018. They are already started the pre-order period for the new phone that every mobile gamer would love to have. It is called the Razer Phone 2 and the price is set at $799. Here are the full specs and features you need to know that the new Razer Phone 2 has.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.80 GHz) with Adreno 630 GPU and Vapor Chamber Cooling
  • 8GB system memory
  • 64 GB internal storage
  • Upp to 1TB external storage (SIM + Micro SD)
  • 72 inch LCD 1440 x 2560 display operating at up to 120hz
  • 12 MP f1.75 Wide, 12 MP f2.6 rear cameras (4k video recording)
  • 8MP F2.0 front camera
  • Stereo front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos Technology
  • USB-C (3.5mm audio adapter) with 24-bit DAC
  • 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery with a Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
  • Wireless charging
  • Up to 1.2 Gbit/s internet speed
  • IP67 water resistance
  • 5 mm x 78.99 mm x 5.8 mm
  • Android 8.1

The dual-camera setup found on the Razer Phone 2 has an optical image stabilization and a 2x zoom as a result of the second zooming focal point.

The Razer Phone 2 is powered by Razer Chroma, the incredibly famous RGB lighting framework which enables you to modify the lighting effect of the Razer Logo for both style and usefulness, from demonstrating an application notification to a WhatsApp message.

The wireless charging feature and IP67 evaluated water resistance add a decent touch to by and large ease of use as well.

The Razer Phone 2 utilizes the same 5.7-inch QHD 120Hz UltraMotion display as its predecessor. The 120hz screen makes an arrival, offering a rich smooth ongoing interaction encounter that you won’t discover on different phones – the enhanced battery performance guarantees up to 10 hours battery life when playing games at 120hz which is an exceptionally noteworthy case.

The telephone has been authoritatively affirmed by Netflix for HDR video substance, and Dolby Encompass 5.1 sound substance as well.

In case you’re an admirer of portable gaming, do you consider this telephone as the best gaming phone this 2018?

Good Ways To Get Fast Houses


What are some good ways to quickly get a house down on a new plot? Of course theres always stealing a house, buying one on foreclosure, or any of those style options. Yet of course those are fringing on illegal after all. I would like to admit to say  that I haven’t really considered those options. What I think the best way to deal with this issue is the following:

  1. You can buy a pre existing home. As well, you can buy someone else home. You can get these homes from real estate agents, through family, or from your own friends. You need some significant capital in order to buy these sorts of homes. In order to do the following you would need to ensure you have a strong mortgage, a good line of credit, etc. You need good standings for your bank in the end, because in order to get a prefab cottage you need to ensure you have some money.
  2. You can get yourself a prefab house. A prefab house is a house that is pre built and then delivered to you. You need to ensure you have a lot cleared and ready to go for the house to be delivered. It will be put together very quickly, and so you need to ensure that the land in which you are being build upon is ready and appropriate for a home. We need to make sure that also we have strong neighbors. Nothing ruins a nice home more than loud music or the smell of smoke coming from your neighbors lawn.

You need to think about things like do they have pets? Nobody wants their neighbours dog barking in their ear all night. As well, you need to make sure they wont ask to borrow too much of your stuff too soon. In the end, building pre fabricated homes is a great option for people not wanting an older home.

Different Architecture Between Western And European Buildings


I studied architecture in school and have a huge passion for buildings and structures. I’m from Europe and just recently moved to North America to do more school. Recently, I’ve noticed there are many big differences between the building structures in Europe versus the ones in North America. Obviously I have seen more in Europe than in North America. Eventually, I would like to make my way around North American to view all the different architecture in each place.

The biggest difference I’ve realized is the historic buildings versus contemporary. There are huge sky scrapers in North America ranging anywhere from 20 floors to over 80. In Europe, there are very few buildings that are as high as the buildings here. It is incredible to stand in any street in Manhattan and just look up to the sky. All you see are these extremely tall, beautiful buildings that reflect light with all the glass. North America also has very interesting architecture that is extremely modern and spectacular. I viewed a building last week that was made completely out of glass and it was on a tilt. Although there are interesting pieces in Europe as well, buildings are much older and traditional in style and setting. There are obvious differences in style and architecture between the two continents, and I thoroughly enjoy learning about both styles.