RelightDepot Lighting Blog

Energy Efficiency News and Lighting Retrofit Success Stories

  • 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. Continue reading

  • Save Time with Ultra-Thin Recessed Lights

    The same technology that drives LED flat panels is now being used to bring new options to the recessed can product lines. These ultra-thin LED recessed lights can be used to light everything from attics to basements as well as office spaces and corridors.  Their thin design lets them fit in even the tightest spaces and they can be installed from below, saving countless man hours and having to crawl around in attics. Continue reading

  • Quick-Ship LED Linear Lighting

    Many of our customers find us when looking for LED linear lighting fixtures. These fixtures are very popular with designers but have notoriously long lead times and are typically very expensive. Designers love them because they give a very clean and modern aesthetic for commercial spaces, dental and medical offices or any space with an open ceiling plan. What many of these designers don't always know is that their choice for linear LED fixtures can make or break the lighting budget and wreak havoc with your construction time line.

    We're happy to announce that RelightDepot can now offer several very versatile series of LED linear lighting fixtures at very competitive prices AND with rapid 24-48 hour shipping! Continue reading

  • Residential and Multi-family Lighting from RelightDepot

    Since 2009, we have been providing top quality lighting products for the commercial and industrial markets. Our focus on customer service and prompt delivery has led contractors of all sizes to trust us with more and more of their lighting fixture needs. We realized that while we were very good at value engineering the majority of commercial lighting fixtures, our catalog of decorative products for residential, office, and multi-family projects was rather thin. This led us to create Continue reading

  • 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 approaching the low cost of premium standard fluorescent T8 tubes. In this article, we'll cover what you need to know to pick the right LED tube light for your application. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading

  • Infographic: Outdoor Lighting Rebates

    BriteSwitch, a utility rebate management company, just published this interesting infographic on the value of the average outdoor lighting rebate by fixture type and light source. The infographic, embedded below, lists the average dollar value for rebates on pole lighting, wall packs, canopy lighting and bollard lighting fixtures based on BriteSwitch's North American Rebate and Incentive Database.  It's interesting to see that LED lighting is the clear winner in terms of rebate dollars offered.  If you would like to find out what rebates might be available in your state, we maintain a directory of lighting rebates.  Click on your state to see if your utility company is listed or contact us if you need any help.

    Illuminating Outdoor Rebates - An infographic by BriteSwitch

  • LED Flood Lights for Every Application

    We've just added the full line of LED Flood Lights from Industrial Lighting Products. These robust flood light fixtures are perfect for a variety of outdoor lighting applications from sign and facade lighting to parking lot and area lighting. The die cast aluminum housing has a hinged front frame on the smaller units and a removable back cover on the larger units to allow easy access to the wiring compartment and internal driver. Continue reading

  • Options for Office Lighting Fixtures

    Choosing the right office lighting fixtures for your lighting project doesn't have to be a chore. With a little planning and basic research, you can improve the lighting in your office and reduce your operating costs in one fell swoop. The type of fixtures that you can choose from will mainly depend on the type of ceiling in your office space. We’ll discuss the different options for the most popular commercial ceiling types and provide links to recommended fixtures. As always, if you need any help, please feel free to contact one of our lighting experts at (888) 548-6387 or send us an email.

  • Top 5 Lighting Experts to Follow

    There are certain lighting professionals within the lighting industry with a level of knowledge, experience and drive that put them in rarefied air. Even longtime lighting industry veterans would do well to take a page out of the books of these illumination experts who have their finger on the pulse of what’s relevant in today’s marketplace.

    The people listed here are bloggers and publishers with a passion for lighting. They write about a variety of topics such as lighting design, energy-efficient lighting, news for contractors and the construction industry, as well as the interior design industry for both commercial and residential. Together, these people are shining a light on what is happening within our industry and identifying the trends. If you’re in the lighting industry, we highly recommend following these influencers on Twitter, subscribing to their blogs and otherwise taking note of what they’re saying. Continue reading

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