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Power Factor: What Is It and Why It Matters In LED Lighting June 15, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information, Office Lighting

Key Points Explaining LED Power Factor LED power factor tells us how well an LED light uses electricity. A higher power factor means the lamp wastes less energy and works more efficiently. Definition and Importance of Power Factor Power factor measures how effectively electrical power is used by devices like LED lamps. A perfect power factor of 1 means the lamp uses all the electricity it draws efficiently, with no waste. Incandescent light bulbs hit this mark, showing top…

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Best Kitchen Lights For Low Ceilings: Top Ceiling Lighting Ideas June 3, 2024 – Posted in: Home Lighting, Lighting Information

Essential Lighting Types for Low Ceilings Low ceilings need special types of lights to make the kitchen bright and open. Explore which ones work best! Recessed Lighting Recessed lighting fits snugly into low ceilings. It creates a clean and modern look without taking up much space. These lights, also called can lights, are perfect for kitchens with limited ceiling height.  They provide even illumination across the room, making it easier to cook and clean. These are some of the best…

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What Is Ambient Lighting? and How to Get It Right May 29, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information, General Info, Home Lighting

What is Ambient Lighting? Ambient lighting, or what is commonly called as general lighting, serves as the primary source of light for a certain room. It is the foundation of all the lighting of a room. It is any light that fills a room and results in indirect illumination that reduces shadows on people’s faces. This creates a soft and diffused light, often from reflected sources like chandeliers, track lights or pot lights. In photography and cinematography it…

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Lighting Components: Light Fixture Parts Names Explained May 23, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Key Components of Light Fixtures Every light fixture has parts that work together. These include bulbs, sockets, bases, shades, and fittings. Light Bulb or LED Light bulbs are typically the most important part of a fixture. A light source will have the biggest impact on your environment, whether it’s the brightness, color temperature, or efficiency. LED lights outshine others in efficiency and longevity. Some LED fixtures have integrated LED‘s which means they don’t have a regular…

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Comparing Incandescent vs LED Light Bulbs: Efficiency, Brightness, Luminous Efficacy May 13, 2024 – Posted in: Home Lighting, Lighting Information

Incandescent vs LED Lights Comparison Chart We’ve put together a handy comparison chart to help you understand the differences between incandescent and LED lights: Feature Incandescent Lights LED Lights Energy Efficiency Low (10-20 lumens per watt) High to Very High (90-210+ lumens per watt) Lifespan Short (750-2,000 hours) Long (25,000-50,000+ hours) Heat Emission High (90% of energy is heat) Low (10% of energy is heat) Durability Fragile (easily broken) Sturdy (resistant to breakage) Color Rendering…

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What Is Step Dimming? Everything You Need To Know April 29, 2024 – Posted in: General Info, Home Lighting

Definition of Step Dimming Step dimming is a lighting control method that lets you adjust brightness in steps. It’s different from traditional dimming, which gives you smooth, continuous control over light levels. Here’s how it works: When you press the switch, the light fixture automatically changes to the next preset brightness level. The light stays at that level until you press the switch again. Explanation of how step dimming works Step dimming provides preset light levels without…

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How to Spot Superior Quality in Light Fixtures: A Detailed Guide April 21, 2024 – Posted in: Tutorials, Hospitality Lighting

Selecting the perfect light fixtures for your home can sometimes seem like a daunting task.  After years of manufacturing experience, we’re excited to share our discoveries with you. Our guide simplifies the process of choosing exceptional lighting options, from reputable driver brands to durable metal types. Key Takeaways Driver Brands and Quality What LED drivers are and why they’re crucial for light fixture performance LED drivers are like the heart of LED light fixtures, giving them the power they need to shine bright.…

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Top 10 Interior Lighting Trends for 2024 March 12, 2024 – Posted in: Home Lighting, General Info

Deciding on the perfect lighting for your home can seem like a daunting task. Trust us, we understand the feeling all too well. After diving into extensive research, we’ve uncovered that in 2024, minimalist design is taking center stage. Let our article be your guide to navigating through the top lighting trends of 2024 – from cutting-edge smart systems to environmentally friendly options. Key Points Smart and Adaptive Lighting Systems for 2024 We’re seeing a big shift towards smart and adaptive lighting systems for the next…

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Exploring The Differences Between E26 And E27 Bulbs March 3, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Have you ever found yourself in the aisle of a hardware store, feeling overwhelmed by the selection of light bulbs? Trying to decide between an E26 or an E27 bulb can leave anyone scratching their head. After spending some time researching this topic, I discovered that while these bulbs might look nearly identical at first glance, there are small yet significant differences that could impact your choice. In this blog post, we’ll dive into everything from screw lengths to voltage…

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The Importance Of Hotel Lighting: Enhancing Hospitality February 18, 2024 – Posted in: Hospitality Lighting

Ever walked into a hotel room and something just didn’t sit right? Trust us, we’ve seen it too – more times than we’d like to admit. Often, it’s the lighting that’s the culprit. As LED technology continues to revolutionize the hospitality industry, we’re clued into how light can define the ambiance of every nook in a hotel.  So let’s delve deep and shed some light on creating those unforgettable, cozy atmospheres that keep guests coming back for more. It’s time to…

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Pendant Light Spacing & Sizing For Kitchen Islands: Easy Guide February 2, 2024 – Posted in: Home Lighting

Choosing the perfect pendant light size and placement for your kitchen island can feel like a puzzle that’s just shy of coming together. We’ve all found ourselves pondering how to strike that ideal blend of aesthetics and practicality. Common wisdom among design aficionados is that pendants ought to dangle approximately 30-36 inches above the island countertop. But fear not, we’ve scoured resources far and wide to craft a straightforward guide poised to dissolve any confusion you might have. Prepare yourself…

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Warm Lighting Vs Cool Lighting: Which Is Best For You? January 25, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Have you ever caught yourself blinking against the bright blaze of a stark white light or basking in the cozy amber glow of a bulb that seems to mimic the setting sun? You’re not alone; we’ve all been there, pondering which illumination fits our spaces like a glove—should it be warm and inviting or crisp and vibrant? It’s time to shine a light on this matter as we embark on a journey through the nuances of warm versus cool lighting. Key Takeaways…

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Can LED Lights Catch On Fire? Understanding The Safety Of LED Lighting January 15, 2024 – Posted in: General Info

Ever found yourself pausing with a slight sense of apprehension, your finger just inches from the light switch, as you ponder whether those LED lights might morph into a fire-starting foe? Yeah, that moment of doubt can be a real mood dimmer. But hey, let’s clear the air – despite our well-intended caution, LEDs are actually engineered to keep their cool and typically don’t turn traitor with flames. In this post, we’re spilling all the enlightening details on LED lighting safety.…

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Understanding UL Listing For Light Fixtures: A Guide To UL Listings January 4, 2024 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Choosing the right light fixture can sometimes feel like navigating a maze of technical terms and safety standards. UL listing is one such term that pops up often, standing out as a benchmark for reliability in lighting products. This post will shine a light on what UL listing means for your fixtures, guiding you through its importance and how to select suitable certifications for your needs. Key Points What is UL Listing for Light Fixtures? UL listing for light fixtures is a certification indicating…

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Lighting Beam Angle & Spread Calculator December 17, 2023 – Posted in: General Info, Lighting Information

Simple Beam Angle Calculator Beam Angle (to nearest 5°): 90° Height of Room or Distance From Light (in feet or meters) Light Spread: 52.5 Feet/Meters Three Value Beam Angle Calculator Beam Angle (to nearest degree): Distance From Light (in feet/meters): Beam Spread (in feet/meters): Calculate Enter any two values and click Calculate. To find out the lumens needed for your space, check out our LED lighting calculator. Finding the perfect lighting for your space can be tricky,…

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