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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.

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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.

  • sna loans

    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.

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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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    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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