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What is LED?

LED is the abbreviation for light-emitting diode. Simply put, LED is a new silicone based conductor of light. This technology has been around for a decade now but with recent breakthroughs made by ProTerra LED in development of this technology, it is now "The New Revolution in Lighting".

Where have LEDs been used?

LEDs were commonly used in aesthetic and specialty lighting applications such as architectural accents and traffic lights. ProTerra LED using its new patented technology is now taking LEDs to the next level and producing LED products such as Street Lights, Office Lights, Parking Lot Lights, High Bay Industrial Lights and Security Lights to name a few.

What are the advantages to using LED lights?

ProTerra LED's lighting solutions advantages are many. They contain NO Mercury or Lead, Energy costs are lowered, Carbon Footprint reduced, replacement + maintenance and disposal costs are lessened, no ballast and associated costs, minimization of Light Pollution (Streetlights), and also reduced air conditioning costs (inside lighting). It is a truer and healthier light that incredibly is also the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient of all lighting technologies. ProTerra LED lighting solutions are very rugged and long lasting so not only can Industries, Hospitals, Cities and Utilities save money on energy use but they can also find substantial savings in maintenance labour costs.

How much energy can be saved by converting to LED lights?

ProTerra LED lights are extremely energy efficient lights. Savings of up to 80% in energy savings alone can be utilized depending on the product. Nationwide a country could reduce the need to run 3 - 4 coal fired power plants. This will tremendously reduce Green House gases along with achieving huge energy savings.

What are Ballasts?

Ballasts are a sometimes complex device intended to limit the amount of current in an electrical circuit. They are a weak link in many lighting systems as they typically have to be replaced every three years. ProTerra LED has developed new technology that has enabled the ballasts to be eliminated and replaced with a much more efficient and longer lasting, power supply unit (PSU).

What is Thermal Management?

To get the maximum life out of a LED you have ensure the design allows for the removal of heat that can build inside a fixture. ProTerra LED is a leader in Thermal Management technology which has allowed them to develop higher wattage lights.

What is Light Pollution?

Light Pollution is unwanted or wasted light. It is also known as Sky Glow and is the glow seen above cities and towns in the night sky. Light Pollution can and will be greatly reduced by ProTerra LED's streetlight with the latest LED and flat lens technology.

What is RoHS?

RoHS is the abbreviation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. This mandate restricts the use of hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical products. ProTerra LED is fully RoHS compliant which means NO mercury or lead is used in its products.

Whats New
Jan 28, 2014:
ProTerra InfoTech Break – ProTerra Lighting Completes Successful Installation at Syl Apps Community Centre in Paris, Ontario, Canada
July 9, 2012:
ProTerra Info Tech Break - LED
Lighting Offers Major Health Benefits
July 4, 2012:
ProTerra Info Tech Break - What to do when a bulb containing mercury breaks? 
ProTerraLED International launches its U.S. headquarters at The Tech Garden
May 19, 2011
New CNY Companies Make a Better Light Bulb Ephesus Technologies, ProTerra LED, Group4 Labs Produce New LED Lighting
April 22, 2011:
Covent Garden installs ProTerra LED new 1,000 watt HID equivalent high bay light
February 28, 2011:
International Clean Tech Companies See Syracuse as “Launch Pad” to Growth Companies to Create 112 Jobs
Energy 2009 Lean and Green Conference
The Expositor - St.George firm touted for role in 'green' future.
The Expositor - Great green initiatives are happening right here.
2009 Statements in the House - Renewable Energy
Leasing Warranty Testimonials Sustainability
Glossary of Terms
LED Related Studies and Articles
Health Benefits
Energy Saving Links
Career Opportunities
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