California Lighting Standards Raise the Bar for LED

California has long been at the forefront of adopting regulations to reduce carbon emissions and encourage the adoption of eco-friendly products. California standards that were adopted in 2013, and are beginning to be phased in, will affect lighting product energy and energy use decisions for both new construction and existing structures throughout the state. Although […]

A Complete LED Rollout Would Cut Global Emissions by 2.3%

The Climate Group, a global non-profit group that advocates a lower-carbon emission world economy, has adopted a worldwide initiative to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting systems. The Group has calculated that a complete LED rollout, by replacing all existing lighting technology with LED systems will remove 735 million tons of carbon dioxide […]

The LED Lighting Revolution is Here

LED Lighting Revolution has been called the greatest innovation in electrical illumination since Thomas Edison developed the first incandescent light bulb, more than 130 years ago. In slightly more than fifty years since the first LED bulb to produce visible light was created by a GE engineer, LEDs have expanded into commercial and manufacturing space, […]

Durable LED Fixtures for Oil Field Lighting

Oil Fields are inherently high-risk work environments. Oil field operators have a number of different options for safety improvements. One of the more effective and straightforward options is to improve oil field lighting with LED fixtures. In addition to providing the safest lighting for hazardous oil field environments, durable LED fixtures reduce operating and maintenance […]

Understanding White Color Terminology in Lighting

The terminology that specialists use when describing colors can be confusing to a layperson because much of that terminology uses common words and phrases in a manner that differs from their use in regular conversation. For example, when someone refers to “temperature” in conversation, the listener will have an innate understanding of the concepts and […]

A Glimpse of Next Generation LED’s

Light emitting diodes, or “LEDs”, are rapidly becoming the standard lighting solution for a multitude of commercial and industrial applications. First-generation LED’s were relegated to use as signal lights in electronic devices because of their high cost of production and limited light emitting intensity. As LED technology developed, costs came down as the color and […]

Tips for Evaluating Your Parking Lot Lighting

Parking lot lighting may be one of the least glamorous applications of commercial artificial illumination, but a well-lit parking lot can set the stage for better customer interactions between those customers and your business. A customer or client who parks in a poorly-lit lot may well be in a less receptive mood to conduct business […]

Things to Consider When You Buy LED Lights Online

You can now buy LED lights online, as well as LED fixtures and control systems. The internet and the world of ecommerce has made new distribution channels available to everyone with lower product prices that reflect more efficient warehousing and delivery systems. LED lighting is a relatively new technology and, for many people, an untested […]

Energy Efficient LED Lights for Warehouses

Warehouse illumination falls into the category of high-bay lighting. Modern warehouses comprise tens if not hundreds of thousands of square feet of storage space with operations that can continue around the clock. Lighting a modern warehouse requires operators to maximize the efficiency of their operations while minimizing utility bills and operating costs. Energy efficient LED […]

What to Consider for Safe Street Lighting

Considerations of safe street lighting will beg the question, “safe for whom?” Creating safe street lighting for pedestrians will involve different factors than making streets safe for motorists. Businesses and street residents will have their own ideas of what constitutes safe street lighting, as will city managers who are charged with using taxpayer dollars to […]

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