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LED Equivalent Chart

LED Equivalent Chart

If you know anything about LED lighting, you likely know that LEDs are considered to be energy-efficient fixtures that help save money on electrical costs. And, although that is only one benefit of switching to LED lights, it is certainly a big one. For most people in the...

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Buyers Guide to LED Low Bay Lights

Buyers Guide to LED Low Bay Lights

What are Low Bay Lights? Before we get too deep into things, we want to make sure that we’re on the same page. So, first, we’ll discuss what exactly low bay lights are. Bay lights are light fixtures that have high power wattage requirements and cover relatively large...

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Guide to Exit Sign Requirements

Guide to Exit Sign Requirements

 They’re there when you need them most, but essentially unnoticeable otherwise. Exit signs are an essential component of a safe environment, and every industrial and commercial facility needs them. They’re typically only used during power outages or very poorly lit spaces,...

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Sports Lighting Design Guide

Sports Lighting Design Guide

Play Better With LEDs From soccer fields and baseball diamonds to tennis and basketball courts, lighting is used to promote safety and extend usable hours. This lighting needs to be adaptable and convenient, providing access to a variety of activities while offering...

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Office Lighting Design Guide

Office Lighting Design Guide

Make Light Work of Office Lighting with LEDs Office lighting is more complicated than one may think at first glance. It needs to do the obvious, provide lighting, but it should also accomplish several other tasks as well. Properly designed office lighting provides visual...

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NSF Rated Lighting Buyers Guide

NSF Rated Lighting Buyers Guide

Everything in the food and beverage manufacturing industry has to be tested and approved for safe use around the products we consume, even the lighting. But understanding the different certifying bodies and requirements that light fixtures are expected to meet can be...

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Factory Lighting Guide

Factory Lighting Guide

If you’re a facility manager in charge of a factory or a contracted commercial electrician, you know that lighting in these spaces is especially important. And, although lighting is always important, these environments are prone to accidents and are riddled with potential...

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Guide to LED Lighting Rebates By State

Guide to LED Lighting Rebates By State

LEDs for Discounts As the world’s population continues to grow, so does its need for a power supply. This constant strain on resources has power companies turning to their patrons for help and even offering them money back for installing or using energy-efficient devices....

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Recommended Foot Candle Chart

Recommended Foot Candle Chart

What is a Foot Candle?A great place to start is with the definition. For those of you who may not be familiar with them, a foot-candle is a measurement of light intensity. One foot-candle is defined as enough light to saturate a one-foot square with one lumen of light. If...

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Industrial Lighting Design Guide

Industrial Lighting Design Guide

As any facility manager knows, industrial facilities pose very unique lighting challenges. From lumber and metal production to the aerospace industry, the term “industrial” encompasses many different businesses. Industrial buildings are often extremely large spaces with...

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Guide to Explosion Proof Lighting Classification

Guide to Explosion Proof Lighting Classification

HAZLOC Lighting Guide If you’ve shopped for residential or commercial lighting, chances are that you haven’t really considered proper personal and property safety measures. But, you should. And, as any facility manager knows, lighting can quickly become a potential hazard...

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LED Tri Proof Lights Buyers Guide

LED Tri Proof Lights Buyers Guide

Tri-proof lights are luminaries that are shock-proof, waterproof, and dustproof. They come in many different styles and varying levels of water and dust protection. An LED Tri-proof light takes this a step further with energy efficiency and a long lifespan to make a...

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Lighting Audit Checklist

Lighting Audit Checklist

If you’re a facilities manager, you likely do periodic checkups of the heavy machinery and other equipment that you use daily. But, there might be a large aspect of your daily operating equipment that you’ve unintentionally forgotten. In both commercial and industrial...

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Light Pole Buyer’s Guide

Light Pole Buyer’s Guide

LED pole lights are energy-efficient alternatives to metal halide area lights and streetlights. They’re used for many different purposes, including for parks, pathways, sidewalks, streets, and pole lamps. But, they’re also frequently used in industrial sectors, like...

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Round High Bays vs Linear High Bays

Round High Bays vs Linear High Bays

In both commercial and industrial settings, you’ll likely find some form of high bay lighting. A High Bay is a tall ceiling space, with a vast open area beneath it. The “bay” is any area with a ceiling that is 20 feet high and taller. Any light designed to be installed and...

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Gymnasium Lighting Design Guide

Gymnasium Lighting Design Guide

There are many commercial and industrial settings that require specific types of lighting, and a gymnasium is one of those places. Gymnasium lighting is one of those things that usually goes unnoticed, unless you’re in charge of keeping it up and running, but it’s...

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Commercial Lighting Design Guide

Commercial Lighting Design Guide

Today we’re talking about commercial lighting, and just to make sure you’re in the right place, we’ll give you a quick definition. Commercial lighting is a very general term that refers to all of the illumination methods for many different types of businesses like offices,...

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Airport Lighting Guide

Airport Lighting Guide

They often provide an impressive nocturnal backdrop: the lamps and lights at an airport. In professional terms, it’s known as airport beaconing, although airport lighting is certainly more common.  Flying always poses some risk, and although you’re more likely to suffer a...

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LED Spotlights vs Flood Lights

LED Spotlights vs Flood Lights

If you’re looking at LED spotlights and LED flood lights, chances are that you won’t see many differences. But, appearances can be deceiving, and in this case, they most certainly are. Oftentimes, light bulbs and fixtures look the same but when you turn them on, their beam...

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How to Become an Electrician

How to Become an Electrician

A Trade With Power As one of the largest industries in the county, the electrical contracting industry is valued at more than $130 billion annually. There are more than 70,000 electrical contracting firms and more than 650,000 electrical workers who work every day to...

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LED Stadium Light Buyer’s Guide

LED Stadium Light Buyer’s Guide

What are Stadium Lights? First and foremost, we need to determine what exactly stadium lights are. Stadium lights are both narrow and wide-angle lights, designed to illuminate large indoor and outdoor areas.  You’ll most often see stadium lights in sports stadiums and...

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Highway Lighting Guide

Highway Lighting Guide

Lighting Up the Road to SomewhereHighway lighting plays an important role in ensuring that the roadways are safe for drivers by ensuring that the streets are visible, even at night. Highway lighting, although similar to street lighting, serves a much more vast purpose. You...

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Color Rendering Index Explained

Color Rendering Index Explained

Shedding a Little Light on CRI If you’ve been shopping for LEDs, or any type of lighting recently, you may have come across the term “Color Rendering Index” or “CRI.” Knowing a lights CRI can help you make a better, informed purchase. But, this isn’t a household term, and...

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LED Flood Light Buyers Guide

LED Flood Light Buyers Guide

What are Flood Lights? First and foremost, we need to determine what exactly flood lights are. Flood lights are wide-angle lights, designed to illuminate large areas. They can be used indoors and outdoors in a variety of different applications. You’ll most often see flood...

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Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

The Upgrade Everyone NeedsDo you still use fluorescent lights in your workshop? If so, you’re not alone. Many shops across the country use or have used fluorescent lighting. But, if you are still relying on fluorescents, it’s probably time to re-evaluate.  Think to...

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Buyers Guide to Commercial LED Shop Lights

Buyers Guide to Commercial LED Shop Lights

[toc heading_levels="1,2,3,4,5,6"]There are certain settings that require special lighting setups. Workshops are one of those places. They need bright lighting for performing precision tasks. Tasks which are also often potentially dangerous. But, they also need a hardy,...

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LED Frequently Asked Questions

LED Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about LEDAll our LED lights and bulbs are energy saving that are designed to replace incandescent, fluorescent, CFL, metal halide, high pressure sodium and halogen lights in your office, facility or business. They will reduce your energy...

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Office Lighting- LED vs Fluorescent

Office Lighting- LED vs Fluorescent

What’s the Best Lighting for an Office Environment?Office lighting can be a little tricky. You’ll need to provide bright light to perform precision tasks, but the light can’t have a glare or be excessively bright because it will interfere with employee’s visual health....

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Metal Halide Fixtures

Metal Halide Fixtures

What is a Metal Halide (HID) Fixture?   A HID fixture is a lighting device that consists of a fixture, a HID bulb, a ballast, reflectors and a mount. HID is an acronym for High Intensity Discharge, and applies to a family of high lumen bulbs. Mercury Vapor, Metal...

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Color Temperature Explained

Color Temperature Explained

Although it is often overlooked, the difference between LED color temperatures is one of the most important things to keep in mind when installing new fixtures.LED lights, or any lights for that matter, that run the same wattage and output the same lumen count can look...

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LED Parking Lot Light Buyers Guide

LED Parking Lot Light Buyers Guide

All commercial property owners should be considering converting their existing lights to LEDs, but especially parking lots. There are many advantages that LEDs pose over more traditional parking lot lighting. Parking lot lights are constantly exposed to the elements and...

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Extreme Application LED

Extreme Application LED

Some facilities have extreme circumstances where typical LED lighting may not meet the special needs.  This blog will cover 4 unique applications: high temperature, hazardous locations, food processing and extreme outdoors. If you find yourself evaluating lighting upgrades...

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Lighting Guide for Education Institutions

Lighting Guide for Education Institutions

Nowhere is good lighting needed as in educational institutions. It not only improves the concentration of the students, it also enhances safety for all the people in the institution. Research has shown that lighting can have a negative or a positive impact on...

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Converting to LED – S/P Ratios

Converting to LED – S/P Ratios

A lot of time we are asked what is the equivalent LED to convert from Metal Halide. A lot of time, we have a product in mind that works based on previous experience. But how did we come up with that product, and how did we make the original decision on what was the proper...

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How to Install An LED Dimmer

How to Install An LED Dimmer

What is a dimmer switch? A dimmer switch for LED lights gives you the control through a simple panel to change the amount of light that a lighting fixture (or fixtures) produces. You can dim lights as low as you so desire or as high as your light was designed to allow. By...

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Lighting Language – Basics

Lighting Language – Basics

Common Terms used in the Lighting Industry   Light Light is visible radiation between 380 nm and 780 nm. Beyond this range the radiation is not visible for the human eye. It is radiation in infrared, ultraviolet or radio frequency. The visible light range is called...

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What is LED?

What is LED?

LED is the acronym for “Light Emitting Diode”. LEDs are semiconductor devices that produce light.  These were initially used as indicator lights but are now used extensively for indoor and outdoor lighting.  LED Lighting Supply specializes in commercial and industrial LED...

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Buyers Guide to LED Wall Packs

Buyers Guide to LED Wall Packs

The term “wall pack lights” describes the outdoor lighting that is commonly mounted on the outside facing walls of buildings. Wall pack lights are generally used to provide a wide swath of illumination to high-traffic ground areas. But, they also function well as an added...

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LED High Bay Buyer’s Guide

LED High Bay Buyer’s Guide

​​Commercial and industrial facilities all over the country are realizing that switching to LED lighting can greatly reduce their energy costs and improve employee efficiency. And, between the increasing cost of electricity and the negative impact of greenhouse gas...

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LED Warehouse Lighting Buyer’s Guide

LED Warehouse Lighting Buyer’s Guide

Warehouse lighting should be able to accomplish two things: enhance safety and increase productivity. The most common industry accidents, according to the Department of Labor, are trips, falls, and slips. Having good warehouse lighting is the best way to reduce the risk of...

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Active Cooling Versus Passive Cooling for LED

Active Cooling Versus Passive Cooling for LED

LED Light is efficient. Far more efficient than the HID, fluorescent or incandescent bulbs they replace. But not all energy LED consumes is converted to light. Some of the energy is used to create heat. And while LED is far more efficient than the other light sources at...

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The Cost of Not Converting to LED

The Cost of Not Converting to LED

Thinking about converting to LED? Not sure if the benefits of the conversion outweigh the cost of conversion? We put this post together to help you work through the costs and benefits of making the conversion.   1. How much money will you save when you convert to LED?...

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50 Best Electrical Apps in 2020

50 Best Electrical Apps in 2020

Enabling electricians and students to have access to easy and affordable electrical apps is a great way to improve workflow, productivity, knowledge, and accuracy. We’ve put together this list of 50 (and growing) best electrical apps to help people of all skills levels, on...

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Buyers Guide to LED Street Lights

Buyers Guide to LED Street Lights

On Easy Street With LED Street Lights The purpose of street lights is obvious, to illuminate the roadway and surrounding areas so that drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians can function safely in the same space. Street lights should allow you to clearly see any obstructions...

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Busting Electricity Myths

Busting Electricity Myths

In the world of electricity, the myths that are passed around are occurring far too often without any evidence that they are the truth. So, with this post we are busting these common electricity myths and putting a end to them once and for all. Before we start with myth...

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Why is my Electricity Bill so High: Answered

Why is my Electricity Bill so High: Answered

"High" is always relative. It is prudent to keep in mind that the phrase ‘high electricity bill’ is always relative. A typical American household with 3 members consumes around 850 kWh of electricity per month. One’s consumption could be different because of many factors –...

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