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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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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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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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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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What Is Linear Lighting? – Complete Guide December 13, 2023 – Posted in: Lighting Information, Office Lighting

Are you struggling to find the right lighting that seamlessly blends style and utility for your space? We’ve been there too, and that’s why we dove deep into finding a solution that lights up our lives—literally. Enter linear lighting: a sleek, modern interior design choice that lights any area with uniform balance. Get ready to learn all about this game-changing option as we guide you through what it is, its benefits, and how to make…

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Understanding Lumen Maintenance Factor December 2, 2023 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Ever found yourself squinting under the light of an LED bulb that seemed to shine much brighter when it was new? You’re definitely not alone in this. It’s a common experience – setting up those bright, energy-efficient LEDs only to see them lose their luster faster than you’d bargained for. But what many don’t realize is there’s more at play here than just some dimming over time; it’s about understanding the concept of lumen maintenance. Like…

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Best LED Color Temperature For Your Kitchen – Full Guide October 25, 2023 – Posted in: Home Lighting, Lighting Information

Choosing the best color temperature for your kitchen lighting can feel like trying to solve a cryptic crossword puzzle. We’ve had many customers reach out to ask us about which color is best for them. Yet, there’s no need for concern! After pouring over extensive research and asking leading experts, we’ve made this guide to make the selection process a breeze.  So grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and delve into our detailed guide below…

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The Importance Of Lighting In Retail Stores: Enhancing The Shopping Experience August 25, 2023 – Posted in: Commercial Lighting, Lighting Information

Retail stores can make or break business success. Lighting is an essential part of retail design that often gets overlooked, yet it can have a huge impact on shoppers’ behavior and purchases. Studies shows that the right lighting in retail stores increases sales by as much as 12%. Our post will explore the importance of lighting in optimizing not only customer’s shopping experiences but also boosting sales. From how to influence customer perception, create focal points and set the mood –…

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Understanding Unified Glare Rating (UGR) July 25, 2023 – Posted in: Lighting Information, Office Lighting

Introduction to UGR In Lighting UGR, or Unified Glare Rating is a critical component in the field of lighting design. As lighting tech has advanced throughout the years, so to has the need to measure and manage visual discomfort caused by glare. UGR has become an important parameter and has even made it in European and Australian standards. Key Takeaways What is UGR19? UGR19 stands for Unified Glare Rating of 19 or less and is a parameter…

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How To Change LED Lights Without Remote? 9 Ways July 20, 2023 – Posted in: Tutorials, Lighting Information

Introduction Have you ever found yourself in the pickle of needing to control your LED lights but can’t because the remote is nowhere in sight? We understand that frustration, as we’ve been there too at some point before working for a lighting company. Rest assured, with our years of experience, we’ve discovered innovative ways around this common issue. Our article will provide insightful details on taking control of your LED lights without resorting to a remote. Intrigued? Let’s dive into…

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