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    What does your law firm logo suggest to your potential clients?


    You only have one chance to make a first impression. Upon meeting a
    new or prospective client and exchanging business cards, the client will get an impression of your firm based on the law firm logo alone.


    So, what does your logo say about your LED lighting is truly the next
    generation technology which features numerous benefits to not only consumers for Home LED Lighting, but businesses alike, with LED Downlighting products and LED
    Tubes which can replace out-dated, buzzing
    fluorescent lighting. LED lighting offers such benefits as a higher
    energy efficiency than CFLs and fluorescents, lower
    power consumption, lower maintenance costs, longer
    lifetime (50,000 hours compared to less than 10,000), durability and
    brighter light output than conventional fluorescent lighting.
    LED lighting is slowly filling the Home Lighting and Business Lighting market place
    with such innovative products as LED T5 and
    LED T8 Tubes, Flexible LED Lighting, and LED Down Lighting.



    Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which is harmful to environment and human body.
    Did you know that if you drop or break a fluorescent bulb you
    must leave the room for 4 hours, due to the toxic materials floating in the air, which could cause respiratory damage, or Asthma in the long run for workers who have to deal with these fixtures daily.
    For workers and personnel who replace fluorescent tubes
    at work such as electricians are the most impressed by LED tubes, since they
    are not only easier to install, requiring no ballast, but they are worry-free,
    as they can last upwards of 10 years, on for 24 hours a day, and do
    not contain any toxic materials like mercury dust that
    fluorescents do. For quick installation, LED tube lighting
    can be placed and installed directly into existing fluorescent T5 and T8 sized sockets, you only need to remove the ballast, plug the
    LED bulbs in, and you're done! Contrary to popular belief,
    LEDs are very easy to install in this day and age, and the bulk of LED products
    are now "plug-and-play" while still offering a slick look with unmatched energy savings.


    Although fluorescent lighting is more energy efficient
    than incandescent lighting, it is still an energy wasting monster when compared with LED lighting.

    For businesses who have a large electric bill, switching to LEDs could
    cut your energy bill in half, while still keeping all
    of the brightness, and no fluorescent flickering! Even with the most
    advanced state of the art CFLs, fluorescent lighting accounts for a high percentage in existing lighting all over the world, switching from
    fluorescent lighting into LED lighting can greatly reduce the global lighting power
    consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now let's do some detailed analysis
    to compare LED and fluorescent lighting, and there is no doubt that LED will defeat fluorescent lighting.


    First of all, LED lighting is more energy efficient than fluorescent
    lighting due to the high efficacy of LEDs. LEDs
    for interior lighting have already broken the efficacy record of
    100 lumen per watt, while fluorescent lighting only
    has an efficacy of around 60 lumen per watt. LED has a power factor of 0.9, which means most of the power is
    converted into light, but when fluorescent lighting works, a huge
    amount of power is converted into heat which will be dispersed finally.
    LED lighting consumes only 30% energy as fluorescent lighting to deliver the same lumen output.


    Secondly, Flexible LED lighting has a much longer lifetime than fluorescent lighting since LED lighting is
    solid state lighting which more stable and reliable.
    LEDs can last over 50,000 hours which means 17 years under normal use.
    Whereas fluorescent lighting only has a lifetime
    of around 5,000 hours, which means you have to replace them as often. Using LED lighting
    can greatly save your expenses which are used to buy new light bulbs and pay for the labor.


    In addition, the light quality of LED down lighting is much better than that of fluorescent lighting.
    Fluorescent lighting is always flickering when start up,
    while LED lighting is quick to start up without any flickering.
    We all know and have seen or live with flickering fluorescent tubes
    on a daily basis. They've actually been proven to cause headaches, due to the
    micro-pulse wavelength they emit. Using LEDs can reduce workplace strain, headaches,
    and increase efficiency, with workers at top performance, minus the
    migraines from CFLs!

    When on for hours a day, for a long period of time, fluorescent lighting may have some hot spots due to heat it generates, which does not happen to LED lighting.
    These hotspots cause the rest of the light to become dimmer,
    and quickly results in a dead CFL tube, a perfect reason to switch to LED T8 Tubes or
    T5 tubes, depending on the socket size. Fluorescent lighting / CFL pigtails can cause eyestrain, but
    LED lighting does not as a result of its uniform and unparalleled balanced light output,
    and does not flicker or emit a low pitched humming like the earlier fluorescent technology.
    Today, Flexible LED Lighting, Home LEDs, and Downlighs
    / LED Tubes are more eco-friendly than ever,
    beating fluorescent lighting by upwards of 500% - Translation: Savings on your energy bill for both your
    home and office lighting fixtures. And of course, Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which can cause air pollution if
    broken, and when thrown out and can cause permanent damage to the
    lungs and throat / skin if contact is frequent, or daily.



    In contrast, LED lighting is solid state lighting which does not contain any filaments that could break (like incandescent) or hazardous
    materials like CFLs. Someone may say that the upfront costs of LED
    lighting is too high, due to the technology used to achieve such a high lumens per watt (efficacy) rating, it is true.
    However, think about the long term energy savings, and savings you will get from not needing
    to replace the lights, for up to 5 or 10 times as long, depending if the light
    replaced was incandescent or fluorescent.
    Either way, the more high energy halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent lights you replace,
    the more money you will save every month. Some towns and states even have a tax-rebate / government program that pays you / reimburses you for energy saving LED bulbs.
    Check with your local town, half the bill could be on them due to recent energy grants and programs setup by President Obama
    in early 2010. Over the full life of the LED
    fixture / tube or bulb, the money saved by using LED lighting will
    be enormous? Why's that? When factoring in the true price of lighting, you must include
    all 3 variables: Upfront costs, maintenance costs, and a maintenance main to routinely
    replace your lights.. that is of course, if you aren't using LEDs!



    In my opinion, LED lighting will replace fluorescent lighting
    since it meets the requirements of sustainable development, incandescent lighting, due to energy savings and durability, and halogen lighting due to the
    heat, safety factor, and of course energy usage! Replace your money hungry
    lights at the home, office, hotel, casino, college, dorm, or even your RV to save battery power!
    Go green and truly be eco-friendly with LED lighting, and don't forget to PROPERLY dispose of CFL lights in a sealed garbage bag (or
    two, or your garbage mans health).firm?

    Your law firm logo represents your law firm to the outside world.

    Every seemingly insignificant aspect of it makes an impression on the client.
    Font. Color scheme. Name arrangement. Text size.
    Spacing. Inclusion of a scale or gavel image.


    Looking at your business card and firm logo, your client gets an impression.
    Your client forms an idea in his or her head of what your firm stands for.
    Is your logo modern or traditional? Does it make you look frugal and indifferent,
    like you made the logo yourself in Microsoft Word or does it look like you value your reputation and appearance, and had a professional designer create the logo?


    Before approaching a logo designer or creating the logo
    yourself, there are some very important steps you can take to get a clear picture of what the logo
    should entail and how it should represent your law firm.


    Tip 1: Look at your competitors

    You don't want your law firm to look like the other law firms in your practice area and location, lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.
    The last thing you want to do is confuse the client with what sets your firm
    apart from everyone else. See what you like about their logos.

    Make notes. Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their law
    firms. Do their logos make the firms appear professional or do they seem like the firms are unremarkable?
    Think about what you like and don't like about these firm logos when deciding on how your
    own logo is going to look.

    Tip 2: Modern or traditional? Decide on a theme

    Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

    These are the two main theme options for law firm logos.
    This usually means the difference between serif and sans-serif font.
    What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
    Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond
    font. Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
    The first three fonts are considered serif
    fonts because you can see they have little lines on the
    bottom and sides of letters like A, B, and C.
    The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines. Serif fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more
    traditional fonts. Sans-serif fonts are associated with Internet content and are
    considered modern. Do you want your law firm to have the appearance of a traditional,
    storied practice or do you want it to appear sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.


    Tip 3: Choose a Font

    Now that we've decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
    we need to choose which font is going to represent the
    firm. First thing's first, it should be noted that you
    should NOT use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman.
    People see these fonts every day. Whether they recognize them immediately as Arial, Helvetica, or
    Times New Roman, people know these fonts. They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.
    They see Helvetica when getting on the subway. They see Arial while reading websites.
    These fonts do not make an impression anymore.


    There are many sites where you can download fonts for
    free. Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you're guaranteed to not have
    come across. Take a look around. Use the Google Font tool to
    test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare
    them side by side.

    One last tip on choosing a font: Don't be indecisive.
    While two or three fonts may look similar to you, your
    clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law firm logo.
    They will never know that it was down to three
    similar fonts. The client will likely not be influenced any differently by similar looking fonts.
    You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three
    fonts, but make a choice and stick with it.

    Tip 4: Choose your colors

    Online you can find many color wheel tools useful to help
    web designers choose color schemes. Click on a primary color and they will suggest complementary colors.
    Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.
    Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that
    just don't work together.

    When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and
    region. You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind
    of the client. If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms in your region,
    just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you from your competitors.


    Tip 5: Images or No Images?

    Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names of the partners.
    Sometimes it's an abbreviation of those names.

    Other times, the logo includes a tried and true symbol of the legal profession - the scales of justice - or a gavel -
    alongside the partner names.

    Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel. They've been played out.

    They're overdone. They're sickening. They're unimaginative.


    If you are going to include an image alongside your partner names,
    why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm, conveys professionalism, and
    also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so
    choose, of the initials of the firm partners' names.
    If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could have a small CPS initialed logo.
    This is a more modern element to law firm logos, differentiates the firm, and also looks professional.
    So, if you are going to include an image, consider
    shelving the gavel and scales for something a bit
    more contemporary and unique.

    Conclusion

    With all of these tips in mind, you're ahead of the game. Whether you decide to make a logo yourself
    or approach logo designers, you know what you want your logo to
    convey. You know the message you want your clients to receive.
    You know how your competitors look and how you're going to look different.
    Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going
    to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a
    designer that won't be useful for your firm.

    If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest taking a shot at creating a logo yourself.
    If not, maybe you should consider hiring a logo designer.

    In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs can be incredibly inexpensive.
    There are many sites now like 99designs.com where you can crowdsource
    your logo design, having up to several hundred design mock-ups sent to you by freelance designers, with
    you choosing and paying for your favorite.

  • https://www.realm.hu/

    What does your law firm logo suggest to your potential clients?


    You only have one chance to make a first impression. Upon meeting a
    new or prospective client and exchanging business cards, the client will get an impression of your firm based on the law firm logo alone.


    So, what does your logo say about your LED lighting is truly the next
    generation technology which features numerous benefits to not only consumers for Home LED Lighting, but businesses alike, with LED Downlighting products and LED
    Tubes which can replace out-dated, buzzing
    fluorescent lighting. LED lighting offers such benefits as a higher
    energy efficiency than CFLs and fluorescents, lower
    power consumption, lower maintenance costs, longer
    lifetime (50,000 hours compared to less than 10,000), durability and
    brighter light output than conventional fluorescent lighting.
    LED lighting is slowly filling the Home Lighting and Business Lighting market place
    with such innovative products as LED T5 and
    LED T8 Tubes, Flexible LED Lighting, and LED Down Lighting.



    Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which is harmful to environment and human body.
    Did you know that if you drop or break a fluorescent bulb you
    must leave the room for 4 hours, due to the toxic materials floating in the air, which could cause respiratory damage, or Asthma in the long run for workers who have to deal with these fixtures daily.
    For workers and personnel who replace fluorescent tubes
    at work such as electricians are the most impressed by LED tubes, since they
    are not only easier to install, requiring no ballast, but they are worry-free,
    as they can last upwards of 10 years, on for 24 hours a day, and do
    not contain any toxic materials like mercury dust that
    fluorescents do. For quick installation, LED tube lighting
    can be placed and installed directly into existing fluorescent T5 and T8 sized sockets, you only need to remove the ballast, plug the
    LED bulbs in, and you're done! Contrary to popular belief,
    LEDs are very easy to install in this day and age, and the bulk of LED products
    are now "plug-and-play" while still offering a slick look with unmatched energy savings.


    Although fluorescent lighting is more energy efficient
    than incandescent lighting, it is still an energy wasting monster when compared with LED lighting.

    For businesses who have a large electric bill, switching to LEDs could
    cut your energy bill in half, while still keeping all
    of the brightness, and no fluorescent flickering! Even with the most
    advanced state of the art CFLs, fluorescent lighting accounts for a high percentage in existing lighting all over the world, switching from
    fluorescent lighting into LED lighting can greatly reduce the global lighting power
    consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now let's do some detailed analysis
    to compare LED and fluorescent lighting, and there is no doubt that LED will defeat fluorescent lighting.


    First of all, LED lighting is more energy efficient than fluorescent
    lighting due to the high efficacy of LEDs. LEDs
    for interior lighting have already broken the efficacy record of
    100 lumen per watt, while fluorescent lighting only
    has an efficacy of around 60 lumen per watt. LED has a power factor of 0.9, which means most of the power is
    converted into light, but when fluorescent lighting works, a huge
    amount of power is converted into heat which will be dispersed finally.
    LED lighting consumes only 30% energy as fluorescent lighting to deliver the same lumen output.


    Secondly, Flexible LED lighting has a much longer lifetime than fluorescent lighting since LED lighting is
    solid state lighting which more stable and reliable.
    LEDs can last over 50,000 hours which means 17 years under normal use.
    Whereas fluorescent lighting only has a lifetime
    of around 5,000 hours, which means you have to replace them as often. Using LED lighting
    can greatly save your expenses which are used to buy new light bulbs and pay for the labor.


    In addition, the light quality of LED down lighting is much better than that of fluorescent lighting.
    Fluorescent lighting is always flickering when start up,
    while LED lighting is quick to start up without any flickering.
    We all know and have seen or live with flickering fluorescent tubes
    on a daily basis. They've actually been proven to cause headaches, due to the
    micro-pulse wavelength they emit. Using LEDs can reduce workplace strain, headaches,
    and increase efficiency, with workers at top performance, minus the
    migraines from CFLs!

    When on for hours a day, for a long period of time, fluorescent lighting may have some hot spots due to heat it generates, which does not happen to LED lighting.
    These hotspots cause the rest of the light to become dimmer,
    and quickly results in a dead CFL tube, a perfect reason to switch to LED T8 Tubes or
    T5 tubes, depending on the socket size. Fluorescent lighting / CFL pigtails can cause eyestrain, but
    LED lighting does not as a result of its uniform and unparalleled balanced light output,
    and does not flicker or emit a low pitched humming like the earlier fluorescent technology.
    Today, Flexible LED Lighting, Home LEDs, and Downlighs
    / LED Tubes are more eco-friendly than ever,
    beating fluorescent lighting by upwards of 500% - Translation: Savings on your energy bill for both your
    home and office lighting fixtures. And of course, Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which can cause air pollution if
    broken, and when thrown out and can cause permanent damage to the
    lungs and throat / skin if contact is frequent, or daily.



    In contrast, LED lighting is solid state lighting which does not contain any filaments that could break (like incandescent) or hazardous
    materials like CFLs. Someone may say that the upfront costs of LED
    lighting is too high, due to the technology used to achieve such a high lumens per watt (efficacy) rating, it is true.
    However, think about the long term energy savings, and savings you will get from not needing
    to replace the lights, for up to 5 or 10 times as long, depending if the light
    replaced was incandescent or fluorescent.
    Either way, the more high energy halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent lights you replace,
    the more money you will save every month. Some towns and states even have a tax-rebate / government program that pays you / reimburses you for energy saving LED bulbs.
    Check with your local town, half the bill could be on them due to recent energy grants and programs setup by President Obama
    in early 2010. Over the full life of the LED
    fixture / tube or bulb, the money saved by using LED lighting will
    be enormous? Why's that? When factoring in the true price of lighting, you must include
    all 3 variables: Upfront costs, maintenance costs, and a maintenance main to routinely
    replace your lights.. that is of course, if you aren't using LEDs!



    In my opinion, LED lighting will replace fluorescent lighting
    since it meets the requirements of sustainable development, incandescent lighting, due to energy savings and durability, and halogen lighting due to the
    heat, safety factor, and of course energy usage! Replace your money hungry
    lights at the home, office, hotel, casino, college, dorm, or even your RV to save battery power!
    Go green and truly be eco-friendly with LED lighting, and don't forget to PROPERLY dispose of CFL lights in a sealed garbage bag (or
    two, or your garbage mans health).firm?

    Your law firm logo represents your law firm to the outside world.

    Every seemingly insignificant aspect of it makes an impression on the client.
    Font. Color scheme. Name arrangement. Text size.
    Spacing. Inclusion of a scale or gavel image.


    Looking at your business card and firm logo, your client gets an impression.
    Your client forms an idea in his or her head of what your firm stands for.
    Is your logo modern or traditional? Does it make you look frugal and indifferent,
    like you made the logo yourself in Microsoft Word or does it look like you value your reputation and appearance, and had a professional designer create the logo?


    Before approaching a logo designer or creating the logo
    yourself, there are some very important steps you can take to get a clear picture of what the logo
    should entail and how it should represent your law firm.


    Tip 1: Look at your competitors

    You don't want your law firm to look like the other law firms in your practice area and location, lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.
    The last thing you want to do is confuse the client with what sets your firm
    apart from everyone else. See what you like about their logos.

    Make notes. Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their law
    firms. Do their logos make the firms appear professional or do they seem like the firms are unremarkable?
    Think about what you like and don't like about these firm logos when deciding on how your
    own logo is going to look.

    Tip 2: Modern or traditional? Decide on a theme

    Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

    These are the two main theme options for law firm logos.
    This usually means the difference between serif and sans-serif font.
    What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
    Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond
    font. Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
    The first three fonts are considered serif
    fonts because you can see they have little lines on the
    bottom and sides of letters like A, B, and C.
    The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines. Serif fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more
    traditional fonts. Sans-serif fonts are associated with Internet content and are
    considered modern. Do you want your law firm to have the appearance of a traditional,
    storied practice or do you want it to appear sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.


    Tip 3: Choose a Font

    Now that we've decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
    we need to choose which font is going to represent the
    firm. First thing's first, it should be noted that you
    should NOT use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman.
    People see these fonts every day. Whether they recognize them immediately as Arial, Helvetica, or
    Times New Roman, people know these fonts. They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.
    They see Helvetica when getting on the subway. They see Arial while reading websites.
    These fonts do not make an impression anymore.


    There are many sites where you can download fonts for
    free. Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you're guaranteed to not have
    come across. Take a look around. Use the Google Font tool to
    test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare
    them side by side.

    One last tip on choosing a font: Don't be indecisive.
    While two or three fonts may look similar to you, your
    clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law firm logo.
    They will never know that it was down to three
    similar fonts. The client will likely not be influenced any differently by similar looking fonts.
    You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three
    fonts, but make a choice and stick with it.

    Tip 4: Choose your colors

    Online you can find many color wheel tools useful to help
    web designers choose color schemes. Click on a primary color and they will suggest complementary colors.
    Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.
    Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that
    just don't work together.

    When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and
    region. You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind
    of the client. If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms in your region,
    just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you from your competitors.


    Tip 5: Images or No Images?

    Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names of the partners.
    Sometimes it's an abbreviation of those names.

    Other times, the logo includes a tried and true symbol of the legal profession - the scales of justice - or a gavel -
    alongside the partner names.

    Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel. They've been played out.

    They're overdone. They're sickening. They're unimaginative.


    If you are going to include an image alongside your partner names,
    why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm, conveys professionalism, and
    also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so
    choose, of the initials of the firm partners' names.
    If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could have a small CPS initialed logo.
    This is a more modern element to law firm logos, differentiates the firm, and also looks professional.
    So, if you are going to include an image, consider
    shelving the gavel and scales for something a bit
    more contemporary and unique.

    Conclusion

    With all of these tips in mind, you're ahead of the game. Whether you decide to make a logo yourself
    or approach logo designers, you know what you want your logo to
    convey. You know the message you want your clients to receive.
    You know how your competitors look and how you're going to look different.
    Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going
    to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a
    designer that won't be useful for your firm.

    If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest taking a shot at creating a logo yourself.
    If not, maybe you should consider hiring a logo designer.

    In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs can be incredibly inexpensive.
    There are many sites now like 99designs.com where you can crowdsource
    your logo design, having up to several hundred design mock-ups sent to you by freelance designers, with
    you choosing and paying for your favorite.

  • https://www.realm.hu/

    What does your law firm logo suggest to your potential clients?


    You only have one chance to make a first impression. Upon meeting a
    new or prospective client and exchanging business cards, the client will get an impression of your firm based on the law firm logo alone.


    So, what does your logo say about your LED lighting is truly the next
    generation technology which features numerous benefits to not only consumers for Home LED Lighting, but businesses alike, with LED Downlighting products and LED
    Tubes which can replace out-dated, buzzing
    fluorescent lighting. LED lighting offers such benefits as a higher
    energy efficiency than CFLs and fluorescents, lower
    power consumption, lower maintenance costs, longer
    lifetime (50,000 hours compared to less than 10,000), durability and
    brighter light output than conventional fluorescent lighting.
    LED lighting is slowly filling the Home Lighting and Business Lighting market place
    with such innovative products as LED T5 and
    LED T8 Tubes, Flexible LED Lighting, and LED Down Lighting.



    Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which is harmful to environment and human body.
    Did you know that if you drop or break a fluorescent bulb you
    must leave the room for 4 hours, due to the toxic materials floating in the air, which could cause respiratory damage, or Asthma in the long run for workers who have to deal with these fixtures daily.
    For workers and personnel who replace fluorescent tubes
    at work such as electricians are the most impressed by LED tubes, since they
    are not only easier to install, requiring no ballast, but they are worry-free,
    as they can last upwards of 10 years, on for 24 hours a day, and do
    not contain any toxic materials like mercury dust that
    fluorescents do. For quick installation, LED tube lighting
    can be placed and installed directly into existing fluorescent T5 and T8 sized sockets, you only need to remove the ballast, plug the
    LED bulbs in, and you're done! Contrary to popular belief,
    LEDs are very easy to install in this day and age, and the bulk of LED products
    are now "plug-and-play" while still offering a slick look with unmatched energy savings.


    Although fluorescent lighting is more energy efficient
    than incandescent lighting, it is still an energy wasting monster when compared with LED lighting.

    For businesses who have a large electric bill, switching to LEDs could
    cut your energy bill in half, while still keeping all
    of the brightness, and no fluorescent flickering! Even with the most
    advanced state of the art CFLs, fluorescent lighting accounts for a high percentage in existing lighting all over the world, switching from
    fluorescent lighting into LED lighting can greatly reduce the global lighting power
    consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now let's do some detailed analysis
    to compare LED and fluorescent lighting, and there is no doubt that LED will defeat fluorescent lighting.


    First of all, LED lighting is more energy efficient than fluorescent
    lighting due to the high efficacy of LEDs. LEDs
    for interior lighting have already broken the efficacy record of
    100 lumen per watt, while fluorescent lighting only
    has an efficacy of around 60 lumen per watt. LED has a power factor of 0.9, which means most of the power is
    converted into light, but when fluorescent lighting works, a huge
    amount of power is converted into heat which will be dispersed finally.
    LED lighting consumes only 30% energy as fluorescent lighting to deliver the same lumen output.


    Secondly, Flexible LED lighting has a much longer lifetime than fluorescent lighting since LED lighting is
    solid state lighting which more stable and reliable.
    LEDs can last over 50,000 hours which means 17 years under normal use.
    Whereas fluorescent lighting only has a lifetime
    of around 5,000 hours, which means you have to replace them as often. Using LED lighting
    can greatly save your expenses which are used to buy new light bulbs and pay for the labor.


    In addition, the light quality of LED down lighting is much better than that of fluorescent lighting.
    Fluorescent lighting is always flickering when start up,
    while LED lighting is quick to start up without any flickering.
    We all know and have seen or live with flickering fluorescent tubes
    on a daily basis. They've actually been proven to cause headaches, due to the
    micro-pulse wavelength they emit. Using LEDs can reduce workplace strain, headaches,
    and increase efficiency, with workers at top performance, minus the
    migraines from CFLs!

    When on for hours a day, for a long period of time, fluorescent lighting may have some hot spots due to heat it generates, which does not happen to LED lighting.
    These hotspots cause the rest of the light to become dimmer,
    and quickly results in a dead CFL tube, a perfect reason to switch to LED T8 Tubes or
    T5 tubes, depending on the socket size. Fluorescent lighting / CFL pigtails can cause eyestrain, but
    LED lighting does not as a result of its uniform and unparalleled balanced light output,
    and does not flicker or emit a low pitched humming like the earlier fluorescent technology.
    Today, Flexible LED Lighting, Home LEDs, and Downlighs
    / LED Tubes are more eco-friendly than ever,
    beating fluorescent lighting by upwards of 500% - Translation: Savings on your energy bill for both your
    home and office lighting fixtures. And of course, Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which can cause air pollution if
    broken, and when thrown out and can cause permanent damage to the
    lungs and throat / skin if contact is frequent, or daily.



    In contrast, LED lighting is solid state lighting which does not contain any filaments that could break (like incandescent) or hazardous
    materials like CFLs. Someone may say that the upfront costs of LED
    lighting is too high, due to the technology used to achieve such a high lumens per watt (efficacy) rating, it is true.
    However, think about the long term energy savings, and savings you will get from not needing
    to replace the lights, for up to 5 or 10 times as long, depending if the light
    replaced was incandescent or fluorescent.
    Either way, the more high energy halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent lights you replace,
    the more money you will save every month. Some towns and states even have a tax-rebate / government program that pays you / reimburses you for energy saving LED bulbs.
    Check with your local town, half the bill could be on them due to recent energy grants and programs setup by President Obama
    in early 2010. Over the full life of the LED
    fixture / tube or bulb, the money saved by using LED lighting will
    be enormous? Why's that? When factoring in the true price of lighting, you must include
    all 3 variables: Upfront costs, maintenance costs, and a maintenance main to routinely
    replace your lights.. that is of course, if you aren't using LEDs!



    In my opinion, LED lighting will replace fluorescent lighting
    since it meets the requirements of sustainable development, incandescent lighting, due to energy savings and durability, and halogen lighting due to the
    heat, safety factor, and of course energy usage! Replace your money hungry
    lights at the home, office, hotel, casino, college, dorm, or even your RV to save battery power!
    Go green and truly be eco-friendly with LED lighting, and don't forget to PROPERLY dispose of CFL lights in a sealed garbage bag (or
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    Your law firm logo represents your law firm to the outside world.

    Every seemingly insignificant aspect of it makes an impression on the client.
    Font. Color scheme. Name arrangement. Text size.
    Spacing. Inclusion of a scale or gavel image.


    Looking at your business card and firm logo, your client gets an impression.
    Your client forms an idea in his or her head of what your firm stands for.
    Is your logo modern or traditional? Does it make you look frugal and indifferent,
    like you made the logo yourself in Microsoft Word or does it look like you value your reputation and appearance, and had a professional designer create the logo?


    Before approaching a logo designer or creating the logo
    yourself, there are some very important steps you can take to get a clear picture of what the logo
    should entail and how it should represent your law firm.


    Tip 1: Look at your competitors

    You don't want your law firm to look like the other law firms in your practice area and location, lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.
    The last thing you want to do is confuse the client with what sets your firm
    apart from everyone else. See what you like about their logos.

    Make notes. Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their law
    firms. Do their logos make the firms appear professional or do they seem like the firms are unremarkable?
    Think about what you like and don't like about these firm logos when deciding on how your
    own logo is going to look.

    Tip 2: Modern or traditional? Decide on a theme

    Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

    These are the two main theme options for law firm logos.
    This usually means the difference between serif and sans-serif font.
    What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
    Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond
    font. Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
    The first three fonts are considered serif
    fonts because you can see they have little lines on the
    bottom and sides of letters like A, B, and C.
    The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines. Serif fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more
    traditional fonts. Sans-serif fonts are associated with Internet content and are
    considered modern. Do you want your law firm to have the appearance of a traditional,
    storied practice or do you want it to appear sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.


    Tip 3: Choose a Font

    Now that we've decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
    we need to choose which font is going to represent the
    firm. First thing's first, it should be noted that you
    should NOT use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman.
    People see these fonts every day. Whether they recognize them immediately as Arial, Helvetica, or
    Times New Roman, people know these fonts. They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.
    They see Helvetica when getting on the subway. They see Arial while reading websites.
    These fonts do not make an impression anymore.


    There are many sites where you can download fonts for
    free. Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you're guaranteed to not have
    come across. Take a look around. Use the Google Font tool to
    test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare
    them side by side.

    One last tip on choosing a font: Don't be indecisive.
    While two or three fonts may look similar to you, your
    clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law firm logo.
    They will never know that it was down to three
    similar fonts. The client will likely not be influenced any differently by similar looking fonts.
    You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three
    fonts, but make a choice and stick with it.

    Tip 4: Choose your colors

    Online you can find many color wheel tools useful to help
    web designers choose color schemes. Click on a primary color and they will suggest complementary colors.
    Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.
    Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that
    just don't work together.

    When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and
    region. You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind
    of the client. If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms in your region,
    just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you from your competitors.


    Tip 5: Images or No Images?

    Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names of the partners.
    Sometimes it's an abbreviation of those names.

    Other times, the logo includes a tried and true symbol of the legal profession - the scales of justice - or a gavel -
    alongside the partner names.

    Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel. They've been played out.

    They're overdone. They're sickening. They're unimaginative.


    If you are going to include an image alongside your partner names,
    why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm, conveys professionalism, and
    also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so
    choose, of the initials of the firm partners' names.
    If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could have a small CPS initialed logo.
    This is a more modern element to law firm logos, differentiates the firm, and also looks professional.
    So, if you are going to include an image, consider
    shelving the gavel and scales for something a bit
    more contemporary and unique.

    Conclusion

    With all of these tips in mind, you're ahead of the game. Whether you decide to make a logo yourself
    or approach logo designers, you know what you want your logo to
    convey. You know the message you want your clients to receive.
    You know how your competitors look and how you're going to look different.
    Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going
    to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a
    designer that won't be useful for your firm.

    If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest taking a shot at creating a logo yourself.
    If not, maybe you should consider hiring a logo designer.

    In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs can be incredibly inexpensive.
    There are many sites now like 99designs.com where you can crowdsource
    your logo design, having up to several hundred design mock-ups sent to you by freelance designers, with
    you choosing and paying for your favorite.

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    You only have one chance to make a first impression. Upon meeting a
    new or prospective client and exchanging business cards, the client will get an impression of your firm based on the law firm logo alone.


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    generation technology which features numerous benefits to not only consumers for Home LED Lighting, but businesses alike, with LED Downlighting products and LED
    Tubes which can replace out-dated, buzzing
    fluorescent lighting. LED lighting offers such benefits as a higher
    energy efficiency than CFLs and fluorescents, lower
    power consumption, lower maintenance costs, longer
    lifetime (50,000 hours compared to less than 10,000), durability and
    brighter light output than conventional fluorescent lighting.
    LED lighting is slowly filling the Home Lighting and Business Lighting market place
    with such innovative products as LED T5 and
    LED T8 Tubes, Flexible LED Lighting, and LED Down Lighting.



    Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which is harmful to environment and human body.
    Did you know that if you drop or break a fluorescent bulb you
    must leave the room for 4 hours, due to the toxic materials floating in the air, which could cause respiratory damage, or Asthma in the long run for workers who have to deal with these fixtures daily.
    For workers and personnel who replace fluorescent tubes
    at work such as electricians are the most impressed by LED tubes, since they
    are not only easier to install, requiring no ballast, but they are worry-free,
    as they can last upwards of 10 years, on for 24 hours a day, and do
    not contain any toxic materials like mercury dust that
    fluorescents do. For quick installation, LED tube lighting
    can be placed and installed directly into existing fluorescent T5 and T8 sized sockets, you only need to remove the ballast, plug the
    LED bulbs in, and you're done! Contrary to popular belief,
    LEDs are very easy to install in this day and age, and the bulk of LED products
    are now "plug-and-play" while still offering a slick look with unmatched energy savings.


    Although fluorescent lighting is more energy efficient
    than incandescent lighting, it is still an energy wasting monster when compared with LED lighting.

    For businesses who have a large electric bill, switching to LEDs could
    cut your energy bill in half, while still keeping all
    of the brightness, and no fluorescent flickering! Even with the most
    advanced state of the art CFLs, fluorescent lighting accounts for a high percentage in existing lighting all over the world, switching from
    fluorescent lighting into LED lighting can greatly reduce the global lighting power
    consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Now let's do some detailed analysis
    to compare LED and fluorescent lighting, and there is no doubt that LED will defeat fluorescent lighting.


    First of all, LED lighting is more energy efficient than fluorescent
    lighting due to the high efficacy of LEDs. LEDs
    for interior lighting have already broken the efficacy record of
    100 lumen per watt, while fluorescent lighting only
    has an efficacy of around 60 lumen per watt. LED has a power factor of 0.9, which means most of the power is
    converted into light, but when fluorescent lighting works, a huge
    amount of power is converted into heat which will be dispersed finally.
    LED lighting consumes only 30% energy as fluorescent lighting to deliver the same lumen output.


    Secondly, Flexible LED lighting has a much longer lifetime than fluorescent lighting since LED lighting is
    solid state lighting which more stable and reliable.
    LEDs can last over 50,000 hours which means 17 years under normal use.
    Whereas fluorescent lighting only has a lifetime
    of around 5,000 hours, which means you have to replace them as often. Using LED lighting
    can greatly save your expenses which are used to buy new light bulbs and pay for the labor.


    In addition, the light quality of LED down lighting is much better than that of fluorescent lighting.
    Fluorescent lighting is always flickering when start up,
    while LED lighting is quick to start up without any flickering.
    We all know and have seen or live with flickering fluorescent tubes
    on a daily basis. They've actually been proven to cause headaches, due to the
    micro-pulse wavelength they emit. Using LEDs can reduce workplace strain, headaches,
    and increase efficiency, with workers at top performance, minus the
    migraines from CFLs!

    When on for hours a day, for a long period of time, fluorescent lighting may have some hot spots due to heat it generates, which does not happen to LED lighting.
    These hotspots cause the rest of the light to become dimmer,
    and quickly results in a dead CFL tube, a perfect reason to switch to LED T8 Tubes or
    T5 tubes, depending on the socket size. Fluorescent lighting / CFL pigtails can cause eyestrain, but
    LED lighting does not as a result of its uniform and unparalleled balanced light output,
    and does not flicker or emit a low pitched humming like the earlier fluorescent technology.
    Today, Flexible LED Lighting, Home LEDs, and Downlighs
    / LED Tubes are more eco-friendly than ever,
    beating fluorescent lighting by upwards of 500% - Translation: Savings on your energy bill for both your
    home and office lighting fixtures. And of course, Fluorescent lighting contains toxic materials such as mercury which can cause air pollution if
    broken, and when thrown out and can cause permanent damage to the
    lungs and throat / skin if contact is frequent, or daily.



    In contrast, LED lighting is solid state lighting which does not contain any filaments that could break (like incandescent) or hazardous
    materials like CFLs. Someone may say that the upfront costs of LED
    lighting is too high, due to the technology used to achieve such a high lumens per watt (efficacy) rating, it is true.
    However, think about the long term energy savings, and savings you will get from not needing
    to replace the lights, for up to 5 or 10 times as long, depending if the light
    replaced was incandescent or fluorescent.
    Either way, the more high energy halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent lights you replace,
    the more money you will save every month. Some towns and states even have a tax-rebate / government program that pays you / reimburses you for energy saving LED bulbs.
    Check with your local town, half the bill could be on them due to recent energy grants and programs setup by President Obama
    in early 2010. Over the full life of the LED
    fixture / tube or bulb, the money saved by using LED lighting will
    be enormous? Why's that? When factoring in the true price of lighting, you must include
    all 3 variables: Upfront costs, maintenance costs, and a maintenance main to routinely
    replace your lights.. that is of course, if you aren't using LEDs!



    In my opinion, LED lighting will replace fluorescent lighting
    since it meets the requirements of sustainable development, incandescent lighting, due to energy savings and durability, and halogen lighting due to the
    heat, safety factor, and of course energy usage! Replace your money hungry
    lights at the home, office, hotel, casino, college, dorm, or even your RV to save battery power!
    Go green and truly be eco-friendly with LED lighting, and don't forget to PROPERLY dispose of CFL lights in a sealed garbage bag (or
    two, or your garbage mans health).firm?

    Your law firm logo represents your law firm to the outside world.

    Every seemingly insignificant aspect of it makes an impression on the client.
    Font. Color scheme. Name arrangement. Text size.
    Spacing. Inclusion of a scale or gavel image.


    Looking at your business card and firm logo, your client gets an impression.
    Your client forms an idea in his or her head of what your firm stands for.
    Is your logo modern or traditional? Does it make you look frugal and indifferent,
    like you made the logo yourself in Microsoft Word or does it look like you value your reputation and appearance, and had a professional designer create the logo?


    Before approaching a logo designer or creating the logo
    yourself, there are some very important steps you can take to get a clear picture of what the logo
    should entail and how it should represent your law firm.


    Tip 1: Look at your competitors

    You don't want your law firm to look like the other law firms in your practice area and location, lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.
    The last thing you want to do is confuse the client with what sets your firm
    apart from everyone else. See what you like about their logos.

    Make notes. Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their law
    firms. Do their logos make the firms appear professional or do they seem like the firms are unremarkable?
    Think about what you like and don't like about these firm logos when deciding on how your
    own logo is going to look.

    Tip 2: Modern or traditional? Decide on a theme

    Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

    These are the two main theme options for law firm logos.
    This usually means the difference between serif and sans-serif font.
    What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
    Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond
    font. Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
    The first three fonts are considered serif
    fonts because you can see they have little lines on the
    bottom and sides of letters like A, B, and C.
    The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines. Serif fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more
    traditional fonts. Sans-serif fonts are associated with Internet content and are
    considered modern. Do you want your law firm to have the appearance of a traditional,
    storied practice or do you want it to appear sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.


    Tip 3: Choose a Font

    Now that we've decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
    we need to choose which font is going to represent the
    firm. First thing's first, it should be noted that you
    should NOT use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman.
    People see these fonts every day. Whether they recognize them immediately as Arial, Helvetica, or
    Times New Roman, people know these fonts. They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.
    They see Helvetica when getting on the subway. They see Arial while reading websites.
    These fonts do not make an impression anymore.


    There are many sites where you can download fonts for
    free. Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you're guaranteed to not have
    come across. Take a look around. Use the Google Font tool to
    test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare
    them side by side.

    One last tip on choosing a font: Don't be indecisive.
    While two or three fonts may look similar to you, your
    clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law firm logo.
    They will never know that it was down to three
    similar fonts. The client will likely not be influenced any differently by similar looking fonts.
    You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three
    fonts, but make a choice and stick with it.

    Tip 4: Choose your colors

    Online you can find many color wheel tools useful to help
    web designers choose color schemes. Click on a primary color and they will suggest complementary colors.
    Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.
    Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that
    just don't work together.

    When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and
    region. You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind
    of the client. If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms in your region,
    just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you from your competitors.


    Tip 5: Images or No Images?

    Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names of the partners.
    Sometimes it's an abbreviation of those names.

    Other times, the logo includes a tried and true symbol of the legal profession - the scales of justice - or a gavel -
    alongside the partner names.

    Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel. They've been played out.

    They're overdone. They're sickening. They're unimaginative.


    If you are going to include an image alongside your partner names,
    why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm, conveys professionalism, and
    also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so
    choose, of the initials of the firm partners' names.
    If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could have a small CPS initialed logo.
    This is a more modern element to law firm logos, differentiates the firm, and also looks professional.
    So, if you are going to include an image, consider
    shelving the gavel and scales for something a bit
    more contemporary and unique.

    Conclusion

    With all of these tips in mind, you're ahead of the game. Whether you decide to make a logo yourself
    or approach logo designers, you know what you want your logo to
    convey. You know the message you want your clients to receive.
    You know how your competitors look and how you're going to look different.
    Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going
    to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a
    designer that won't be useful for your firm.

    If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest taking a shot at creating a logo yourself.
    If not, maybe you should consider hiring a logo designer.

    In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs can be incredibly inexpensive.
    There are many sites now like 99designs.com where you can crowdsource
    your logo design, having up to several hundred design mock-ups sent to you by freelance designers, with
    you choosing and paying for your favorite.

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