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Guide to LED Shop Lights

How you should choose LED Lights for your ShopChoosing the right fixture for your application can create high-quality, bright lighting. It can impact the safety of your workers and the efficiency of the tasks they perform. Before choosing your lighting, you should first of...

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Explosion Proof vs Intrinsically Safe Lighting

What is Explosion Proof Lighting? Explosion Proof Lighting is a light fixture that has the unique ability, in case of an internal explosion, to contain this event inside the fixture. If a spark creates an explosion inside an explosion proof fixture, the fixture is designed...

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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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LED Lumens Comparison

Why is it you can replace some lights with more 'advertised' lumens with a LED light with less lumens. Here are 4 reasons why you can use less LED lumens to replace traditional Metal Halide or HID lights.   1. You need less lumens when you have Directional Light  LED...

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Impact Rating IK01 to IK10 for LED Light Fixtures

IK Rating Level of Protection IK00 Not protected. IK01 Protected against an impact of 0.14 joules. This is equal to the impact of a 0.25-kg object dropped from 56 mm above the impacted surface IK02 Protected against an impact of 0.2 joules. This is equal to the impact of a...

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IP Rating and LED Light Fixtures

The International Protection Marking (IP Code / Ingress Protection) rates the effectiveness from intrusions such as dust or water. The IP rating is a standard of International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). It applies to a wide range of products. It is of utmost...

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HID Fixture

What is a 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 Halide. Ceramics,...

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LED Parking Lot Light Buyers Guide

All commercial property owners should be considering converting over to LED. Outdoors, they may have metal halide shoebox lights that are consuming 400W to 1000W each, and so installing new LED outdoor lights in their parking areas makes sense, right? So what do you need...

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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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Converting to LED – S/P Ratios

A lot of time we are asked what is the equivalent LED product to convert from Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium or Mercury Vapor. And a lot of time, we have a product in mind that works based on past experience. But how did we come up with that product, and how did we...

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What is an LED? (Revised 2019)

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.  LEDLightingSupply specializes in commercial and industrial LED...

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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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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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Guide to LED Street Lights (Revised July 2020)

The purpose of these lights is to illuminate the road and adjacent areas in a manner that allows drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to clearly see obstructions and other dangerous conditions.  Lights are vital in ensuring safety from accidents and unsocial elements. In...

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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

"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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