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Light Fights: LED vs. HID

LEDs have gotten a great deal of attention lately, but do they really have what it takes to outperform the tried-and-true favorites in the HID category? Let’s find out… Applications In the past, HID lights were often the go-to choice in applications where a large amount of visible light was needed in a sizeable area. […]

Should You Replace Your T8 Fluorescent Lamps with T8 LED Tubes? (updated)

For years, lighting indoor commercial spaces was a no-brainer. Most folks simply went with linear fluorescent lights (LFLs) — and for good reason. They have quality light output, are one of the most efficient light sources available, and have decent lifespans. This is especially true of the T8 lamps, which use about 40% less energy […]

Lighting Application Series: Intelligent Senior Housing Lighting

Of all the industries discussed in our Lighting Application Series, none need lighting optimization more than eldercare facilities, including assisted living, independent living, and skilled nursing care. This is because seniors have unique lighting needs and can experience major health, and mood benefits by having illumination designed especially for their eyes and by using sleep […]

Lighting Application Series: Efficient Multi-Housing Lighting

There are three main concerns about the lighting in and around multi-housing property. Namely, multi-housing lights must promote safety, be attractive, and be efficient. These factors are of utmost importance, because owners and property managers need to provide a safe, aesthetically pleasing space if they hope to attract and keep quality tenants. However, no one […]

Waterpark LED Lighting – Swimming Pool LED Lighting

new lighting for Waterpark of America MN

New LED Lighting for Radisson Waterpark of America Optimizing lighting for a waterpark or pool is never simple. Most of the fixtures need to be wet location listed and others require damp location due to the humid nature of a swimming pool environment. Further complicating matters is when a light burns out. Maintenance becomes costly […]

Lighting Application Series: Intelligent Financial Services Lighting

Similar to the other industries in our lighting application series, those in the financial services can utilize lighting to improve their business on multiple fronts, including enhancing customer experience, growing productivity, and saving money and energy. The payoffs that come from using energy efficient luminaires in a strategic layout are significant and something even the […]

Lighting Application Series: Intelligent Industrial Lighting

By now we’ve covered quite a few businesses in our lighting application series, and many of those posts have revolved around how to use lighting to draw in people and create a positive customer experience. Today’s topic, lighting for industrial spaces, is a little different, since, for the most part, the lighting in these applications […]

Replacing Fluorescent Ice Arena Lighting with LED Lighting

Retrofitting Hockey Arena with LED Light Fixtures

Lakeville Ice Arena replaces their 1,000 Watt Metal Halide Fixtures with LED Over the last 10 years Premier Lighting has retrofitted many ice rink facilities from HID (high intensity discharge) lighting to fluorescent lighting with excellent results. The fluorescent solution for ice rinks typically reduced the energy cost by 50% or more, improved the light […]

Lighting Application Series: Smart Hospitality Lighting

For this week’s post in our ongoing Lighting Application Series, we’re tackling the hospitality industry — a business where customer impressions and satisfaction are everything. Top notch service and amenities are generally viewed as the key to the customers’ hearts, but neither of those things is possible without smart hospitality lighting. With that in mind, […]

Lighting Application Series: Smart Auto Dealership Lighting

It’s time for our next post in our Lighting Application Series, and this week we’re focusing on the auto dealership industry. Auto dealers have to think about lighting more than most industries, simply because they use a lot of it and it can really drive sales. After all, there’s nothing more alluring than a new car shining like a […]