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The History of LED Lights

These days, LED lighting can be found just about everywhere. The light-emitting diode (LED) is currently the most energy-efficient lighting technology available. It is one of the most rapidly...

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LED Light Color – Binning System

LED lighting systems offer a wide range of white color LEDs. Watch the light color or brightness constancy. Samples of LED projects that emit light in slightly different light colors or different...

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LED Lighting Statistics to Know In 2022

LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are on their way to becoming king of the global lighting market. Lighting technologies like incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent are slowly being phased out and, in...

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The Best Lighting Audit Software

As a lighting industry expert, one of the best things that you can do for your customers is to demonstrate how energy-efficient lighting systems can help save on energy costs and provide an impact...

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LED Retrofit Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we don’t always recommend replacing fixtures, sometimes the best course of action is to use a retrofit kit. A retrofit kit doesn’t replace the metal halide fixture. Instead it...

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Understanding Watts, Volts, and Amps

Understanding Watts, Volts, and Amps

Electricity can be difficult to understand. Here are some electrifying terms everyone should learn. Most of the electrical terminology that’s used relates to one another in some way. Understanding...

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Fabrication Shop Lighting Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we assist in lighting warehouses and indoor storage facilities across the globe. However we do also provide lights for manufacturing, automobile, and fabrication...

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Indoor Natatorium Lighting Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we receive hundreds of indoor lighting design requests. With indoor spaces sometimes there areas where we can't place fixtures, this can be due to shelving, trusses, or any...

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Video Resources

We are constantly adding new videos to Our YouTube Channel. Check back to this page often to see new videos on the latest and greatest in commercial, industrial and sport LED Lighting.Videos on High...

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Indoor Gym Lighting Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we are no strangers to providing lighting for all types of sports fields, arenas, and gyms. By assisting our customers with their lighting needs we are providing safe and well...

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Lighting Certifications Explained

Lighting Certifications Explained

There are many certifications that demonstrate key knowledge of the various facets of the lighting industry. They provide assurance that a lighting professional is competent and proficient in their...

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Parking Lot Lighting Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we receive a lot of lighting requests for outdoor spaces; from sports fields to security lighting. However there is a space that's used as much if not more than sports fields...

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Buyer Beware – LED Purchases Gone Wrong

Buyer Beware – LED Purchases Gone Wrong

Over the past several years, we have received phone calls, emails and chats from customers. They asked us to solve bad LED purchases. Or installation issues and bad lighting in their facilities. For...

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Warehouse Lighting Case Study

At LED Lighting Supply we receive a variety of lighting request both indoors and outdoors. However one of the most consistent indoor plan requests we see is for warehouses.OPPORTUNITYLED Lighting...

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Commercial Shop Lighting Buyers Guide

Commercial Shop Lighting Buyers Guide

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...

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Commercial Flood Lighting Buyers Guide

Commercial Flood Lighting Buyers Guide

If you have a large outdoor area, then you may be looking at choosing a flood light as a way to light it up. Flood lights are extremely versatile fixtures, and you might surprised how often they are...

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Warehouse Lighting Buyers Guide

​​Commercial and industrial warehouses all over the country are realizing that switching to LED lighting can greatly reduce their energy costs and improve employee efficiency. ​​It is no secret that...

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Buyer’s Guide to High Bay Lights

Buyer’s Guide to High Bay Lights

High Bays have become the corner of indoor commercial and industrial lighting for large indoor facilities. LEDs have been available in a factor that would allow them to replace HID since around...

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Buyer’s Guide to Parking Lot Lights

Buyer’s Guide to Parking Lot Lights

If you own a commercial property, then you must explore the option of switching to LED lights. These lights prove especially helpful for the parking lots and advantageous over the traditional light...

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Buyers Guide to Canopy Lights

Buyers Guide to Canopy Lights

Looking to convert your existing metal halide or high pressure sodium to LED? Are unsure of whether the time or investment is worth it? We put together this comprehensive guide on some essential...

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LED Lighting Equivalency 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...

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Buyers Guide to Low Bay Lights

Buyers Guide to Low Bay Lights

What are Low Bay Lights? Low Bay light fixtures are designed as a source of light for indoor space. These lights are commonly found installed on ceilings that range in height from 10 to 20 feet...

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Sport Field Lighting Design Guide

From soccer fields and baseball diamonds to tennis courts, sports fields and basketball courts, powerful stadium and field lights as well as narrow beam flood lighting is used to promote safety and...

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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...

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Buyers Guide to NSF Rated Lighting

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. It's imperative you understand the...

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Guide to Factory Lighting

Understanding the right lighting that spaces like manufacturing plants, factories and other facilities need is very crucial for the owners as well as the electricians who carry out the process. The...

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Commercial Natatorium Lighting Guide

Navigating Swimming Pool Lighting Any industrial or commercial facility presents its own unique challenges. But, perhaps one of the most interesting of all is the challenge of lighting natatoriums...

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Guide to LED Lighting Rebates By State

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...

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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...

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Guide to Industrial Lighting Design

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...

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Vapor Proof Lighting Buyers Guide

Vapor Proof Lighting Buyers Guide

Vapor 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 Vapor proof light takes...

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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...

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Industrial Energy Audit Checklist

Industrial Energy Audit Checklist

The scale of industrial energy use in the US is significant. A 2019 study by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that the American industrial sector made up around 32% of total...

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Guide to Lighting in Airports

Guide to Lighting in Airports

A lit up airport in the middle of the night is a sight to see, whether it brings a feeling of wanderlust or the dread of a red-eye flight. In technical terms, this lighting is referred to as airport...

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How to Become an Electrician

How to Become an Electrician

Electrician Career Path: Let's Get Started! As one of the largest industries in the county, the electrical contracting industry is worth more than $130 billion each year. There are 70,000 +...

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Highway Lighting Guide

Highway Lighting Guide

Lighting Up the Road to Somewhere Highway 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...

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Color Temperature Explained

Color Temperature Explained

Although people overlook this fact, they should always consider the difference between color temperatures. This is one of the most significant factors when it comes to installing new LED lighting...

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Color Rendering Index Explained

Color Rendering Index Explained

Things to know about CRI If you’ve been shopping for LEDs, you may have come across the term "CRI" or “Color Rendering Index”.  Knowing what CRI is, and how important it is, will help you make a...

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Why Upgrade to LED Lighting?

Why Upgrade to LED Lighting?

Advancements in technology across the board have let people live more efficient lives. Whether it be the accessibility of a smartphone or the fuel efficiency of a car, technology lets us do more...

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Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

The Shop Upgrade You Should Consider - Fluorescent Lights to LED Are you still using fluorescent lighting options in your facility or workshop? If yes, you are not alone. Most shops have used or use...

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Electrical Contractor Training Program

Electrical Contractor Training Program

Exam Prep for Electrical Contractors Are you an electrical contractor and looking to get classroom training? Get your certification? Upgrade your qualifications? LED Lighting Supply has partnered...

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Everything You Need to Know About LED Lumens

LED Lumens - Beyond Compare These days, everyone is converting their lighting to LEDs. It’s not hard to understand why. LED lights offer numerous improvements over every other type of bulb on the...

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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...

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LED Frequently Asked Questions

LED Frequently Asked Questions

All 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...

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12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2022

12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2022

Electrical contractors are familiar with running into problems that they don’t know how to solve. The thing that sets people in this industry apart though, is how good they are at finding a...

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40 Best Electrical Apps in 2022

Making sure that electricians have access to electrical apps is a great way to improve productivity, knowledge, and accuracy. We’ve put together this list of 40 (and growing) best electrical apps to...

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5+ Best Electrician Blogs & Websites in 2022

5+ Best Electrician Blogs & Websites in 2022

Professional electricians aren’t the type of people who find their job getting stagnant. There are always new challenges, industry trends, and changing regulations to keep track of. So how can they...

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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...

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IP Rating and LED Light Fixtures

IP Rating and LED Light Fixtures

Shopping for LED commercial and industrial lighting can be confusing. There are many different factors to consider, but the good news is that you’ve already made a good choice by deciding to switch...

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Metal Halide Fixtures

Metal Halide Fixtures

A Metal fixture is a commercial or industrial light that has 5 main parts: the fixture, such as high bay, shoebox, flood light, wall pack and canopy light. the bulb, that screws into the socket of...

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LED Fixtures for Extreme Applications

LED Fixtures for Extreme Applications

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...

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20 Tips on LED Lights

20 Tips on LED Lights

We compiled a list of helpful LED Tips for your benefit and hopefully, you might learn something about LED. Out tips include everything from helpful hints when it comes to retrofitting an existing...

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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...

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How Lighting Controls Are Changing Lighting

How Lighting Controls Are Changing Lighting

As LED technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the world of lighting keeps on changing. And as more businesses and organizations embrace LED technology, they realize they can save even...

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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...

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Lumen Depreciation and LED Lighting

Lumen Depreciation and LED Lighting

When we talk about replacing lights, we try to reduce the current costs old, inefficient lights incur. And keeping (if not improving) our current quality of light in place. Here are some obvious...

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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...

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Do Dimmer Switches Save Power?

Do Dimmer Switches Save Power?

What is a dimmer switch? Dimmer switches give you control to change the amount of light that a fixtures produces. It allows you to have control over the amount of light in the area. By using...

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Lighting Maintenance Factor Explained

Lighting Maintenance Factor Explained

What Does Maintenance Factor Mean? When it comes to buying LED lighting products for an industrial or commercial facility, there are various factors to consider. Among all, Lighting Maintenance is...

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Lighting Terminology Glossary

Lighting Terminology Glossary

Common Terms Used in the Lighting Industry ANSI (American National Standards Institute) A private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary instructions and sets performance...

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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...

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How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is the sum of all greenhouse gases emitted by a single individual based on their lifestyle and activities. Additionally, you can also calculate a carbon footprint for a company, a...

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