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The XtraLight Team

The XtraLight Team
The resident LED lighting experts of XtraLight Manufacturing pull from their 30+ years of experience in the lighting industry to bring you up to date news and information about the LED lighting industry.
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Strauss Architectural Systems Answers the Call From the Texas Gulf Coast


Sep 7, 2017 2:40:56 PM

We wanted to take a break from LED lighting and give a shout out to one of our trusted lighting reps from the Midwest. Strauss Architectural Systems (SAS) is a LED lighting manufacturer's representative who specializes in new construction and serves the Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois region.

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LED Solutions: Choosing Between LED Retrofit Kits and New LED Fixtures


Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The rapid expansion of LED technology in troffers, high-bays and other lighting applications has caught not just manufacturers but facility managers off-guard. There are clear benefits to LED lighting, such as low energy costs and longer lifetime performance. However, most people are not working with new construction. 

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Infographic: LED Lighting and the Efficient Data Center


Aug 24, 2017 2:50:41 PM

Data centers utilize a significant amount of energy and more and more of them are popping up every day to handle all of our digital storage needs. While lighting doesn't account for the majority of a data center's energy usage, it is still a significant enough not to overlook. The latest recommendations from the TIA (Telecommunication Industry’s Association) recommend for LED lighting with "Follow Me" lighting controls and sensors that allow for light to only turn on in when workers are present. The bottom line? For anyone interested in maximizing Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE) in their data center, LED fixtures are a must.

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What Does Made in America Really Mean?


Aug 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The words "Made in America" are more than a marketing slogan. When you see "Made in America" or "Made in USA," you are actually looking at a legal phrasing that is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As the entity that is tasked with preventing unfair market practices, the FTC closely monitors the use of "Made in America."

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5 Reasons Schools Should Adopt LED Lighting


Jul 21, 2017 10:47:13 AM

Students are often at the forefront of the latest trends. Schools, on the other hand, wait for all of the evidence to be in before jumping on board. The evidence is now concrete and LED lighting really is the clear winner for the educational environment. Here are five reasons why:

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Enhancing Efficiency: Where to Find Funding for LED Projects


Jun 8, 2017 10:03:53 AM

Reducing energy use is essential for both the environment and the success of your business, and one of the most effective ways to do this is by switching to LED lighting. LED, or light emitting diode, lighting uses only a fraction of the energy traditional bulbs do to produce the same amount of illumination. While converting to LED lighting will save money in the long run, finding the initial budget allocation can sometimes stop a project before it even starts. If you’re looking to upgrade your building’s efficiency but aren’t sure where to get the money, consider the following resources.

Maximize Data Center Efficiency with LED Lighting


May 24, 2017 10:30:56 AM

To say that energy efficiency is important in the context of a data center is something of an understatement. The Federal Energy Management Program that was created under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, for example, outlines recommendations for ways that data centers can reduce energy consumption by between 20% and 40% just by applying best management energy-efficiency measures and strategies.

6 Reasons to Schedule a Professional Lighting Assessment


May 17, 2017 3:39:30 PM

Taking advantage of the latest upgrades in lighting technology may not only provide you a better aesthetic experience, but you can also benefit from cost savings across the board. Here are just a few of the top reasons to schedule a professional lighting assessment in order to help you decide if an LED lighting upgrade makes sense for your building or property.

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5 Needs Solved by LED Lighting


Apr 12, 2017 6:13:00 AM

Ready to make the switch to LED lighting but securing buy in from management getting in the way? A lighting upgrade can require a sizable investment, especially for large buildings or facilities and it might take some convincing up the management chain to get the go ahead. We've outlined 5 major needs solved by switching to LED in order to arm you with the tools necessary to convince management an LED upgrade makes sense for your building.

5 Needs Solved by LED Lighting

LED Street Lighting and Blue Light


Apr 4, 2017 6:20:00 AM

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a publication in 2016 entitled Guidance to Reduce Harm from High Intensity Street Lights, which makes recommendations about outdoor lighting sources that emit light with short wavelengths. This publication specifically focuses on the replacement of traditional lighting methods with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

LED Street Lighting and Blue Light
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