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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. 

LED Retrofits

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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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

Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 9 Building Exterior Lighting


Mar 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

You know that you’ve made it when floodlights illuminate a path to the door of your organization. When people can clearly see your organization’s logo and the colors you selected for branding, you are more easily distinguished from the competition.

All other things being equal, a building lit up by exterior lights will typically be more inviting and attractive to visitors than a dark building. Issues of aesthetics as well as safety come into play when you are considering the lights that illuminate your building.

Let’s say the architecture and design of your building are striking or even unique. There is no need to hide this from people at night when floodlights will easily showcase the beauty and power of the structure.

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Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 8 Parking Lot and Garage Lighting


Mar 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

How would you feel, walking into a dark parking lot or parking garage at night with insufficient lighting? It can be a scary experience that many people will strive to avoid entering even with a security guard escort by their side, let alone by themselves. That’s prudent, since light help keeps criminals away.

The natural inclination is to throw up as much lighting as possible. However, if your parking lot and garage lighting systems weren’t installed in the last decade, odds are you are using outdated and inefficient lights that cost more to run and replace than their LED alternatives.

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Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 7 - Roadway & Street Lighting


Mar 9, 2017 10:10:00 AM

From cities to universities to corporate campuses, bright lighting for roadways and streets is essential for safeguarding human life and protecting property. It’s also necessary for helping people feel safe as they get in and out of their vehicles. If a location is dark and out of the way, people will be too frightened to work there or visit at night, after all. To attract more visitors to your location, bright roadway and street lighting are welcoming beacons that instill a feeling of security.

Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 6 - Low Bay & High Bay Lighting


Mar 2, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Low bay and high bay lighting are ubiquitous in many commercial and industrial facilities. They are almost part of the background, so it is relatively easy to become accustomed to using them without realizing improved lighting technology is available that will save energy and money.

 

With so much energy being expended on lighting our enterprises, it makes sense that lawmakers would want to encourage the development of lamps that use as little power as possible while providing maximum illumination.

Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 5 - Linear Light Fixtures


Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Changes are coming to the way we provide linear light in industrial and commercial facilities. Prompted by a mandate to conserve energy and generate less pollution, the United States government is encouraging the nation’s businesses to take a close look at how they illuminate their spaces.

Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 4 - Directional Lighting


Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Directional lighting is an important part of the commercial and industrial lighting sectors and plays a more moderate role in residential installations. Whether you are seeking to shed some light in an office building, a museum, a restaurant or retail location, directional lighting is a time-honored way to cause people to look where you would like them to direct their gaze.

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