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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 […]

How Do We See The Light – Scotopic vs Photopic Lumens

As you probably realize, the human eye consists of cones and rods. It’s now known that rods and cones share responsibilities, but simply speaking, the cones are most engaged during daylight or lighted conditions, and the rods are most used at night or in dim environments. Scientists differentiate these two types of seeing by referring […]

Use Lighting to Make Your Retail Products Shine

Considering we’re currently in the heart of the holiday shopping season, you’re likely searching for all the best strategies to help your products stand out and catch the eyes of potential customers. While you’re shuffling through your Rolodex of marketing strategies, don’t forget about the power of well-placed lighting. You can use it to give […]

LED Recessed Lighting: For Commercial and Residential

For decades, recessed lights (also known as can lights or downlights) have remained a favorite choice for modern, streamlined lighting in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, basements, and in commercial spaces. They are used for both accent and general lighting, and because they are relatively compact, they work wonderfully in small spaces. One of the latest types […]

Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting Solutions: Walkway Lighting

For the third post in our Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting series, we’re going to focus on walkway lighting, which is used as a decorative element and to help people safely navigate a path. Walkway lighting also creates a warm, welcoming ambiance that makes visitors feel comfortable and encourages them to remain on your property. If […]

Light Fights: Induction vs. HID

For the past few blog posts we’ve been running a series of “light fights,” where we evaluate two types of competing light technologies. We explore light quality, energy efficiency, cost, and more to determine the best overall lamp for common applications. In today’s matchup we’re going to compare the well-known and inexpensive HID light against […]

Light Fights: LED vs. Fluorescent

In this post, we’re continuing our “Light Fight” series where we compare two different lighting options used in similar applications. In today’s matchup we have the ever-popular fluorescent bulbs versus the still evolving, yet promising LED lights. Have LEDs already surpassed fluorescents in terms of quality, cost, and energy efficiency? Let’s explore the two technologies… […]