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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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How Long Do LED Bulbs Last? Lifespan Explained July 6, 2023 – Posted in: Lighting Information, General Info

LED light bulbs and fixtures have become extremely popular as a lighting option due to their many advantages. Unlike old school bulbs, which have a relatively short lifespan, LEDs can last for many years to come. In this piece, we will cover the factors affecting LED lights average lifespan, how to extend it, and how they compare to older lighting tech. How long is the lifespan of LED’s? In reality, LED’s typically last between 20,000…

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Can You Use a Dimmer Switch with LED Lights? June 27, 2023 – Posted in: Lighting Information

Can You Use a Dimmer Switch with LED Lights? Absolutely, you can! But before you get too excited and run off to your nearest hardware store, keep in mind that not all LEDs are created equal. Some are dimmable and some are not. Moreover, it’s equally important to pair your LED with the right dimmer switch. Even if the dimmer is labeled as “LED Compatible”, there are several types of dimming such as 0-10V, DALI,…

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Should Light Fixtures Match Throughout The House? June 11, 2023 – Posted in: Home Lighting, General Info, Lighting Information

When furnishing and decorating your home, you want it to be warm and inviting, but also to be uniquely yours. Your choices when it comes to lighting can have a huge impact on that, significantly affecting how both individual rooms and the whole house feel. One of the major considerations when making your lighting decisions is whether the fixtures should match throughout the house or whether they should simply be selected on a room-by-room basis.…

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Workplace Lighting Standards For Offices: A Complete Guide May 23, 2023 – Posted in: General Info, Lighting Information, Office Lighting

Maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive working environment is important for any business, and part of that means ensuring that workspaces such as offices are properly illuminated. Although lighting is often taken for granted, it is something that it’s important to be aware of and there are state and federal guidelines and regulations specifically covering how to appropriately illuminate office spaces. What Are Lighting Standards? Lighting standards for offices are set by the Occupational Safety…

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ADA Lighting Requirements Guide April 19, 2023 – Posted in: Hospitality Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Lighting Information

What is ADA Compliance? ADA compliance refers to the standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to assure equal access to public places, goods, and services for people with disabilities. To prevent people with disabilities from being treated unequally in any way throughout the design process of a building, these standards cover a wide range of factors, including the lighting. What are the ADA lighting requirements? The ADA specifies illumination rules for areas…

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What are the 4 Types of Light? April 5, 2023 – Posted in: General Info, Home Lighting, Lighting Information

The 4 Types Of Light What are the 4 types of light that you can use in your home, you may wonder. Each one serves a different purpose and use. And the kind of lighting you choose increases the attractiveness of your home and makes it more welcoming. The 4 different kinds of lighting are: As you can see, lighting not only serves a functional purpose but also enhances your living space, giving the illusion…

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