When investing in your own company, it is pertinent to understand and analyze every possible option so you can help optimize your investment. Since the turn of the century, LEDs have taken the lighting industry by storm, providing an ultra-efficient, compact lighting solution that's malleable to any application. Although initial investments in LED are marginally larger than Incandescent/CFL/HID, the ROI [ return on investment] is much shorter and provides noticeably substantial savings in consumption and thermal discharge.
Illuminating subtly from the ceiling, recessed lighting is a popular form of architecture that is specified for a wide range of new construction applications. While predominantly used for office spaces or conference rooms, architects are finding new and unique opportunities to feature recessed lighting in their projects. However, selecting the right luminaire, with the right performance, is a critical component of design for architects to perfect. When done well, layering light correctly can create a beautiful environment or create a wreck of a setting when not. Ideally, architects can rely on lighting designers to make sure that they have the correct spacing, illumination output and color temperature for the climate. By doing so, you can create visual interest in a space and avoid dull areas.
When searching through product specification sheets, you’ll often come across an IP rating that’s been defined by the manufacturer.
What do those numbers mean? and what does an IP rating indicate?
In this new blog post, we'll focus on what IP ratings are, and what they can tell you about that particular product.
The newest movement for successful gyms across the country involves more than just adding extra equipment and classes. What they are embracing is something that sets them apart in the competitive fitness industry that others have been slow to adopt. What is it? It’s none other than red light therapy treatment. This total body enhancement is becoming very popular among gym enthusiasts and has been a smart fit for fitness businesses with good reason.
By learning more about the advantages that LED lighting can bring to both your school and the students attending, you can make an informed decision for future generations. After hundreds of installations in school districts across the country, our team of experts understand the benefits that come as a result of switching to LED technology. In this new post, we explore four of those top benefits derived from the use of LED lighting in schools.
When you look at a product's specification sheet or its packaging, you'll notice that there are specific listings or approvals designated for that particular product. As new lighting products are created or even when existing products are updated, manufacturers test and certify their products with Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) recognized by OSHA for safety standards. XtraLight is often asked what these listings indicate, which ones are most important, and what the differences are. Instead of endlessly searching the internet for answers, here are some facts about common lighting product listings and what they represent.