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Introducing Easy Extended Payment Terms for Material Purchases

Introducing Easy Extended Payment Terms for Material Purchases
At RelightDepot, we’re invested in your success.  When your business grows, we grow.  And when you struggle with construction payment cycles that require you to pay for materials before you’ve been paid for the work, everyone is impacted.  We believe contractors should start expecting more from their suppliers and we're prepared to provide our customers with the support they need. That’s why I’m excited to announce our game-changing extended payment terms program through our partnership with Billd, with the sole purpose of bringing cash flow stability to your business. … Continue reading

September 17, 2020 by Ray De Varona.

Stairwell Lighting Guidelines for Commercial Buildings

Stairwell Lighting Guidelines for Commercial Buildings
There’s nothing quite as unsettling as a dark stairwell.  The thought of having to use a dark stairway instantly brings fear and uncertainty and makes many people feel unsafe.  I think I might even want to walk down the middle of the ramp in a parking garage rather than venture into the unknown of its dark stairwell.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  We’re going to discuss stairwell lighting, how to properly light a stairwell, and some features of modern stairwell lights that will even help lower your electric bill. Dangers of Dark Stairwells Every multi-story buildi … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 by Ray De Varona.

LED Lighting is the Smart Choice for Industrial Facilities

LED Lighting is the Smart Choice for Industrial Facilities
With the rising concern over energy costs, LED lighting has become the go-to illumination source for reducing a company's electric bill.  Many designers, however, believe that the cost of LED lighting is still too high to justify them for large-scale industrial lighting projects.  The reality is that LED technology has advanced so fast that even when upfront cost is taken into account, LED lighting is the best choice for even the largest manufacturing plants being built today. In this article, we’ll review why LED light fixtures are the ideal choice for industrial and ma … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 by Ray De Varona.

What Construction Contractors Need to Know About the CARES Act

What Construction Contractors Need to Know About the CARES Act
President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) into law on Friday, March 27th, 2020.  This massive $2 Trillion aid package is intended to speed relief to the economy for the damages brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  There are many excellent summaries available online that go into much more detail than what we'll be covering here but we want to focus on how this stimulus package can help America's construction industry and our many contractor customers. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) One of the bigg … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 by Ray De Varona.

Parking Garage Lighting Considerations

Parking Garage Lighting Considerations
A properly lit parking garage is not only a standard associated with user convenience, but also safety. How a parking garage is lit is one of the most important, yet underrated, aspects of effective construction. As a builder, general contractor or electrician, you must consider your parking garage lighting and ensure its properly lit by day, by night, and by area.  Contractors should carefully adhere to the following illumination standards for covered and underground parking garages so as to minimize liability and guarantee visibility. Parking Garage Light Levels … Continue reading

March 10, 2020 by Ray De Varona.

Ideal Color Temperature for Office and Industrial Spaces

Ideal Color Temperature for Office and Industrial Spaces
Color temperature plays an important role in how we perceive our environment as well as promoting productivity, and keeping the human body’s circadian rhythm balanced.  If you're contracted to light a commercial or industrial area, it’s crucial to know what color temp to pick for the light fixtures selected for each environment. What is Color Temperature Color temperature, or Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) as it is normally specified, describes the appearance or perceived color of the light that a light source generates.  Color temp is measured in Kelvins and is ty … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 by Ray De Varona.