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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.

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.

Must-Have Light Fixtures for School Campuses

Must-Have Light Fixtures for School Campuses
School campuses require lighting solutions that are conducive to productivity and safety. The location or intended activity drives the types of fixtures needed. These fixtures also have to have a long life and offer trouble-free utility for years to come. LED Recessed Lighting Having the right lighting in a classroom setting is conducive to optimal learning. The correct lights can create a productive atmosphere for teachers as well. To ensure minimal disruption and an optimized learning environment it is best to use fixtures that reduce glare and provide the right colo … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 by Ray De Varona.

Quick-Install LED Commercial Recessed Can Retrofits

Quick-Install LED Commercial Recessed Can Retrofits
These easy-to-install LED Commercial Recessed Can Retrofits are the most efficient and affordable retrofits you can put in your commercial space. The compact size of these powerful fixtures makes them extremely valuable in the architectural market. LED retrofits save up to 40% of the energy consumed by traditional fluorescent recessed fixtures and create much less heat which further reduces your cooling costs. For installation anywhere from hospitals to offices, these retrofits will offer even illumination and a highly efficient lumen output while still reducing glare. O … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 by Ray De Varona.

Led Tube Lights: Picking the Right LED Tube for Your Application

Led Tube Lights: Picking the Right LED Tube for Your Application
For the billions of square feet of commercial real estate that have not undergone a lighting upgrade within the last several years, LED tube lights are the quickest and easiest way to reduce energy consumption and lower monthly utility bills. LED tubes have come a long way since they were first released, with improvements in light output, color rendering, and lifespan coming at each iteration. Through each generation, manufacturers have been able to reduce the cost and improve their process. For you, the consumer, this means that high quality LED tube lights are quickly … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 by Ray De Varona.

Common NEMA Power Plugs Used for Lighting Fixtures

Common NEMA Power Plugs Used for Lighting Fixtures
We're often asked for help in identifying the types of power plugs used on lighting fixtures in commercial and industrial facilities. It may seem like there's no rhyme or reason behind these strange power plugs, but they were created to reduce the risk of accidents and to ensure proper power connections for electrical equipment. In this article, we'll discuss the most common NEMA power plugs that are used to connect lighting fixtures to plug-in receptacles. The power plugs we'll discuss here are all covered by the ANSI/NEMA WD-6 standard set by the National Electrical … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 by Ray De Varona.