Big news for our social media followers: LED Waves has launched a Youtube channel! Thanks to our friends at Hiccup Media, we were able to hit the ground running with a whopping eight video showcases.
The LED Waves Youtube channel offers an exciting new way to engage with viewers who are interested in switching to LED lighting. Our videos can also be viewed throughout LEDWaves.com on their respective product pages:
These eight videos – the first of many to come – focus mainly on our line of LED lights made in the USA. Subscribe to see coming content, including step-by-step installation guides for our retrofit lights, a video tour of LED Waves’ OEM facility, and even more product showcases as we grow our line of American-made LED lights!
When we first shifted LED Waves manufacturing operations stateside to debut a set of American-made LED PAR lamps back in 2012, we did so with three primary goals:
Lower costs by eliminating middlemen and consolidating operations in-house – accelerating wide-scale adoption of energy-saving LED lights.
Create jobs – especially in the green tech field, particularly for the United States (which was falling behind in this field at the time) and most importantly – for us personally – on a local level here in NYC.
Exercise closer quality control of our in-house exclusives – helping diffuse the discontent some early adopters experienced from poorly made LED products.
While we figured we were oddities at the time – supplying and manufacturing LED lights in-house in the USA, despite our small company size – we didn’t realize we were on the ground floor of a global sea change in the SSL industry.
China has long dominated our field, handling the intensive process behind the manufacture of all energy efficient lighting – from the glass-blown curvature of CFL bulbs to the board population and highly nuanced assembly of LED replacements – with a seemingly endless supply of cheap labor. Government subsidies made it even harder for American businesses to resist the allure of Chinese manufacturing.
Slowly yet surely, though, China is losing its foothold and manufacturing has shifted back to the United States. Forbes has noted six commonalities among manufacturers affecting this change:
This does not portend the end of Chinese manufacturing – far from it. Rather, we’re seeing a leveling of the playing field – and on a higher level at that. Healthy competition between LED Waves among other American manufacturers (not to mention other global contenders) breeds higher quality, lower cost LED lights, with more jobs and better employee satisfaction. And remember, that’s what drove our decision to manufacture LED lights in the USA.
Like the recently re-launched New York 3.0 PAR38, the Illinois uses a single high-powered Philips LUXEON CoB LED for higher efficacy, center beam candle power, and luminaire to luminaire consistency. Each one also features a uniquely textured reflector to multiply light output without added glare.
Like all LED lights made in the USA only by LED Waves, the Illinois comes with a 5 year warranty – thanks in part to the extra attention paid to heat dissipation. In addition to our signature lightweight aluminum heat sink that promotes air flow, the Illinois features a metal core printed circuit board (MCPCB) to lower thermal resistance from the LED. These high quality components work together to prolong the service life of the entire bulb.
We’re sure you’ll love the bright, feel-good light from the new Illinois™ Dimmable LED PAR30. Order today to be among the first to try it out!
Our first Waves of Savings promotion of February brings you a two-week sale on two LED lights made in the USA exclusively by LED Waves. Today through Tuesday, February 18 2014; coupon code WAVES saves you 15% on the Dallas™ Dimmable LED PAR20and the Chicago™ Dimmable LED PAR30.
The Dallas LED PAR20 and the Chicago LED PAR30 are 9 Watt replacements for 75 Watt halogen lamps. The quality of light from both bulbs is virtually identical, due to the same high end components and craftsmanship that go into each one. Both offer:
American-made quality – assured by our 5 year warranty
7-array of Cree XLamp XT-E LEDs
Heat sink finely machined with aircraft-quality aluminum
Plug & Play; Compatible with standard incandescent/halogen sockets & dimmers
Our in-house R&D and production team makes LED light bulbs for almost every track light system, ceiling recessed can, and other flood or spotlight applications. For help finding what you need, give us a call at 1(800)986-0169.
LED Waves is happy to be back in the office with time to spare on our blowout Labor Day Sale! Don’t miss your last chance to take advantage of free shipping on orders over $150 and 20% off select LED lights made in the USA.
Check out our Labor Day Sale section for free shipping terms and applicable discounted items. For special orders or technical questions, you can always call us at 1(800)986-0169. Or use our new & improved live chat feature! Click on the bottom right corner of any page at LEDWaves.com to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable LED specialist.
On behalf of everyone here at LED Waves, we hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. We thank you for supporting our hardworking team, and for helping us save the planet, one (American-made) bulb at a time!
We’re kicking off a full week of LED savings in honor of Labor Day! Today through Tuesday, September 3rd, get free shipping sitewide on orders over $150. (FedEx Ground, continental US only. Enter coupon code LABORDAY2013 at checkout.)
On top of free shipping, get 20% off these LED lights made in the USA:
These specials are available online OR over the phone at 1(800)986-0169, and cannot be combined with other offers. Pro tip: Place your LED lighting order sooner rather than later, and get the most out of the upcoming holiday weekend!
Time is running out to get 15% off LED PAR replacements made in the USA by LED Waves! These money-saving spotlight bulbs last ten times as long as their halogen spotlight equivalents, thanks to the Cree LEDs inside. And since each one is covered by our 5 year warranty, your home or business can ride this Wave of Savings for years to come.
Call 1(800)986-0169 or shop online with coupon code WAVES for your 15% discount on these jazzy* LED PAR light bulbs:
Don’t let halogen PAR light bulbs drain your wallet with their high failure rates and high Wattage! PAR-lay today’s sale into years of savings.
*Our office manager Kori throws that term around, but not lightly. These bulbs are jazzy.
**Speaking of New York and 2.0… If you’re in the area, we invite you to see LED Waves’ new & improved Brooklyn office. Here you can “try before you buy” – you may even walk out the door with new LED lights on the same day! (That’s what happened to elite Yelp reviewer Ryan F.) Contact us to schedule your visit.
Today, LED Waves is kicking off a TWO week lighting sale! Take 15% off all LED PAR bulbs from our exclusive USA-made line. Enter coupon code WAVES online, or call 1(800)986-0169 to activate this offer. Sale ends Monday, August 12th 2013.
See what happens to this PAR-ty of Five with the Waves of Savings discounts:
Each sale item is assembled on-site here in Brooklyn, using superior components such as Cree LEDs, to provide the quality assured by our 5 year warranty.
If you already use any of these halogen replacements, we want to see photos of your installation! Enter here for a chance to see the James Turrell exhibit, and be featured in our online showcase as one of the many satisfied customers saving time and money with our LED light bulbs.
We’re celebrating the 4th of July with a patriotic sale on our best LED lights! Today through Sunday, July 7th 2013; take 15% off our entire line of LED lights made in the USA. These exclusive products are all designed and assembled in-house in Brooklyn, using the most dependable components in the industry (like Cree LEDs) to ensure the highest quality. That’s why we back each one up with a 5 year warranty!
Enter coupon code 15JULY at checkout for your 15% discount on the following selections:
…Or simply look for these logos accompanying every American-made LED lighting product at LEDWaves.com.
For special orders or answers to your technical questions, call us at 1(800)986-0169. LED Waves be out of the office on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. We’ll return the following Friday, July 5th, before taking off for the rest of the weekend.
We wish you all a happy and safe Independence Day!