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Hospitality Lighting Project Timeline: Everything You Need to Know 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. Hotel Lighting – Typical Project Timelines If your planning on purchasing more than a…

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Warehouse Lighting 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Best Option for Your Space 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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Light up Your Life: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best 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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Lighting Color Temperature – Which One Is Right For You March 24, 2017 – Posted in: Lighting Information, Tutorials

Choosing a lighting fixture for your room is not as easy as putting whatever light bulb you have and to wherever you want to. A not so ideal lighting plan can make a room may look a little dull, a little too much or just look poorly . One of the factors to consider in making an effective lighting plan is the color temperature, especially for interior lighting. The color of the light you are going…

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What Is Ambient Lighting? and How to Get It Right March 20, 2017 – 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 diffuse light, often from reflected sources like chandeliers, track lights or pot lights. In photography and cinematography it…

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Brighten Up Your Office: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Office Lighting February 18, 2017 – Posted in: Lighting Information, Commercial Lighting, Office Lighting

Lighting is the most important aspect when it comes to designing your office. A poorly lit office will display dormancy and make the office environment uncomfortable for work. Many office owners have different lighting techniques for their offices depending on the nature of work handled at that particular office. Although the offices may differ in design, there are common things that office owners should consider when choosing the appropriate lighting for their offices. Today, modern…

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8 Amazing Modern Minimal Rooms October 4, 2016 – Posted in: General Info

Although for 99% of people, this level of minimalism is extreme it sure does look great as a concept. With a few more storage compartments and less knee’s busted on those edges, it would make an awesome interior designed atmosphere. 2. The clean wood edges give this room an incredible pop with contrast from the red wood finishes so the room doesn’t just blend with each other but you can actually see features instead of…

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Upgrade Your Kitchen with These Must-Have Island Lighting Options September 13, 2016 – Posted in: Home Lighting

With the enormous amount of designs and looks to choose from, choosing the right light for your kitchen island can be extremely stressful. From vintage to modern lighting, there is millions of fixtures to compare between. Here is some great modern designs from our catalog that will make your decision making process much easier. 1. Modern Wave LED Pendant This is probably our best selling consumer/home light bringing light into thousands of homes in North… Continue reading
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The Difference Between Dimmable and Non-Dimmable LED Fixtures August 24, 2016 – Posted in: Lighting Information, General Info

Retrofit LED lights are sold in a variety of designs but they usually come in two distinct versions: dimmable and non-dimmable, and you may need a brief description of each type when selecting LED lamps for your space. The mood and visual appearance of your space can be altered simply by dimming LED lights and introducing different shades of color to blend in with the light. Dimmed lights mean a reduction in energy consumption and…

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A Look At The Top 12 Kitchen Island Lights To Illuminate Your Kitchen August 19, 2016 – Posted in: Home Lighting

The easiest and most economical way to update your kitchen is with new lighting and one of the most popular kitchen lights is an island light. Kitchen island lighting are available in different variations and colors. Lighting is one of the essential features which should be paid attention to. Kitchen is the place where you cook and do other activities as well. With a dim kitchen, it adds a gloomy effect which can affect the…

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Modern Home Lighting Design Ideas August 18, 2016 – Posted in: General Info

Each outdoor area can have its style. Some houses have large gardens, and then there is apartment living and office space that may have a small courtyard. You will also need to consider where you live, the climate and space. With so many different modern lighting options, plants, outdoor furniture, and choices, it can be hard to know where to start. Perhaps a good place to start is to break it down into sections and think…

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A Beginner’s Guide To Modern Lighting- All You Need To Know August 16, 2016 – Posted in: General Info

One of the most interesting and at the same time most frustrating facts about home décor is the fact that no single aspect has total control over the final outcome. This means that you might have the very best furniture in your living room but if something is off about the wallpaper or the rugs, then the beautiful effort was all in vain. Lighting in particular has the power to either complement your theme or…

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What Is Color Rendering Index (CRI)? August 11, 2016 – Posted in: Lighting Information, General Info

Ever had that moment when the same outfit seems to morph colors under different lighting conditions? We can all relate, right? Especially when we’ve carefully picked out a dress that appeared blue in our bedroom’s light but it turns into green once inside the boutique. Or, that time you cooked steak to what seemed like the perfect shade of pink at your glowing kitchen counter yet found it raw and uncooked after slicing into it. This surprising effect has…

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How To Choose LED Kitchen Lighting – Posted in: Tutorials

Choosing the perfect light fixture is never easy. With all the different styles, designs, options and considerations, committing to a the perfect light fixture can be hard for even the most decisive person. Today we’ve compiled some tips on how to make the selection process easier. 1. Group The LED Light Fixtures Into Three Groups Name those groups “AAA, AA, A” or “Absolutely love, love, like” ….. got it? Now Cross out group A aka “like” .…

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Wiring Chart – Blue Brown Black White Green-Yellow – What Do They Mean? July 19, 2016 – Posted in: Tutorials

Many of our customers end up returning units because of improper installation. Whether it’s not reading the instructions or just messing the wiring up. Here is a simple chart we made to match up wires correctly. Look at the chart vertically to “create a match”. The most common confusion is brown and blue wires from companies like ours since we sell to multiple markets with universal voltage. Notice how wires can change from country to…

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