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The Best Guide To Choosing Lighting For Your Home March 25, 2017 – Posted in: Home Lighting

All of us wish to stand out. We want to be recognized among a crowd of seemingly faceless strangers. Our desire to be different also encompasses our surrounding. We want everything that we own to be just as diverse as we are. We want our homes to have their own personality too. Personalizing a given space and making it aesthetically pleasing is important. It converts a typical house into home sweet home. It breathes life…

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How To Choose Kitchen Lighting June 7, 2021 – Posted in: Home Lighting, Tutorials

While lighting comes in various styles and designs, there’s several types of lights that you might want to decide on while designing or renovating your kitchen. Some designs come with both pros and cons along with complimentary features to enhance your cooking (or microwaving) experience. There is always the option to go with the cookie cutter option and just leave it to the contractor, but most will admit, that’s absolutely boring. Right out of the…

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Do LED Lights Get Hot? September 11, 2018 – Posted in: Lighting Information

There is a lot of people who swear by LED bulbs. Customers have sung praises of LED lighting and have greatly denounced the use of halogen and incandescent lights and encourage those who haven’t to make the switch. LEDs have proven to be both budget and environment-friendly. However, like any other type of hype, a lot of misconceptions are also likely to follow. When it comes to LED its best to learn everything about the…

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LED Color Temperature Chart With Real World Examples June 28, 2018 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Because color temperature is hard to photograph accurately (mostly due to white balance), we recommend referring the the first color temperature chart (above) for reference. Below there is some photographed samples but there might be differences in true color and the photograph.     If you haven’t seen our in-depth guide on color temperature, you can see it here.

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Best Color Temperature For Office Lighting – Posted in: Commercial Lighting

I’ll get straight to the point, avoid anything below 3500 Kelvin. It’s too yellow, and there is research behind it that will dissuade you from using it. The best light temperature for offices is between 3500 Kelvin and 5500 Kelvin . Anything above 5500K is just too blue and anything below 3500K will make your employees less productive. You can check out a study about the effect of lighting on the Circadian Rhythm and why so…

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Hospitality Lighting Room Selection Guide May 30, 2018 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Bedrooms are the best way to make your guests feel at home. All your hospitality will go to waste if your guests find it difficult to rest well at night or just do not feel “at home” in the guestroom. You may not be able to help how big or small your guestroom is or where it is located in the house. But you have the chance to enhance the atmosphere in the room with…

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Selecting Commercial Lighting 101 August 12, 2017 – Posted in: Commercial Lighting

Choosing the right lights for commercial applications can be tough, especially for special use applications. There is several factors you want to consider before settling on the right light for your facility. Often times we see glaring mistakes when lighting calculations are done poorly – especially with upgrades and renovations that don’t involve an architect or designer. For a free light plan and advice, feel free to call or email us for suggestions. Factors To…

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Hotel & Hospitality Lighting Planning Tips July 22, 2017 – Posted in: Commercial Lighting

Lately we’ve dealt with a wide variety of hospitality lighting projects and encountered several points that either forced us to work quick, cost the customer more than expected or ended up delaying a project completely. I’m going to go over some planning timelines, how the process works and how to avoid shooting yourself in the foot when working on larger projects. Timelines If your planning on purchasing more than 50 fixtures from ANY manufacturer, you…

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Hospitality Lighting – Mistakes To Avoid June 23, 2017 – Posted in: Commercial Lighting

Hotel and hospitality lighting is in a class of its own. The requirements, certifications and efficiency is held to a higher standard for larger projects and the costs associated with small mistakes are high. Avoiding these errors can save thousands of dollars on a project and even prevent lawsuits.   Wattage & Efficiency Requirements For Hotel Projects Often times, electrical engineers will plan the energy requirements along with the capacities for electrical switches and circuits.…

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How To Choose Warehouse Lighting June 2, 2017 – Posted in: Commercial Lighting

When purchasing lighting for a new warehouse or hangar, we see many customers confused by all the options available on the market. In this post we'll be listing the top pro's and con's of each type of warehouse light and going into the best options for each application. We've seen several people make terrible decisions based on either misinformation or investing into older technology. First off, you might as well say goodbye to metal halide… Continue reading
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The Difference Between ETL and UL May 27, 2017 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Many consumers have already heard about ETL and UL certifications among products that are sold in the market. Though, they have not taken a full grasp on what ETL and UL are all about. Producers or companies, however, are more conscious about ETL and UL certifications. Some companies even boast of their UL and ETL certificates. For what these certificates are all about – this leaves a question to many ordinary consumers. What do ETL…

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