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Welcome to LED Lighting Supply Blog. We tried to put together a collection of posts related to LED Education, Electrical Contractor Resources, and just good information related to topics similar to LED Lighting. So whether you are looking for information on Buyers Guides to High Bays or Parking Lot Fixtures, information on lumens, color temperature or color rendering index, or the path on how to become an electrician, our blog posts will hopefully help and educate you.

The Complete Guide To Buying Light Poles

The Complete Guide To Buying Light Poles

Light poles play a major role when it comes to illuminating outdoor spaces. They enhance safety and add an aesthetic appeal to various projects. Choosing the right poles for your project requires...

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How Do Grow Lights Work?

How Do Grow Lights Work?

One of the most effective tools in today's commercial growing are grow lights. These specialized light fixtures are engineered to replicate the the suns light spectrum and intensity. This aids the...

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The Complete Guide to Tunable Lighting

The Complete Guide to Tunable Lighting

LED lighting technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. It has not only become more efficient but also more functional. One of these developments is called tunable lighting....

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How LEDs Pay for Themselves

How LEDs Pay for Themselves

One of the most common hurdles on large projects for customers is funding sources. For sports fields, grants sometimes do not come through. For industrial projects, sometimes cash gets reallocated...

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1500 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

1500 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

What Does it Take to Replace 1500 Watt and 2000 Watt Metal Halide with LED? Metal halide lights used to be the most common type of commercial lighting before the advent of LED lights. They provided...

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7 Winning Work Habits for an Electrician

7 Winning Work Habits for an Electrician

It’s not enough to possess good technical skills to be a successful electrician. They are important but there are other attributes that you can bring to the job that are just as important to your...

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How to Reduce Heat from LED Lights

How to Reduce Heat from LED Lights

LED lighting, because of its energy-saving features, has become popular in the lighting industry. It features high efficiency, a long lifespan, and is cost-effective. LEDs consume far less energy...

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The 15 Best Podcasts for Contractors

The 15 Best Podcasts for Contractors

Podcasting has exploded, and with good reason. Podcasts come in the form of digital audio and/or video files that can be downloaded or streamed on various devices. You can listen to or view them on...

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The History of LED Lights

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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Clear vs Frosted Bulbs: the Difference

Clear vs Frosted Bulbs: the Difference

Did you ever look to purchase LED lamps or fixtures for a lighting project and notice that there are clear and frosted lens options for the same thing? Choosing the right option is important because...

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Electrician Website Design Best Practices

Electrician Website Design Best Practices

Good Examples and Best Practices to Build an Electrician Websites Electrical contractors provide a vital service to any community. They are in high demand. However, the industry is extremely...

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Shunted vs Unshunted Tombstone

Shunted vs Unshunted Tombstone

What are Tombstones? Have you ever heard the term “tombstones” when people talk about lighting, but you didn’t know what it was referring to? It can be confusing because it describes the appearance...

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LED Lighting Statistics to Know in 2023

LED Lighting Statistics to Know in 2023

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

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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Reduce Light Pollution: Top 9 Strategies

Reduce Light Pollution: Top 9 Strategies

What is Light Pollution? We’ve all heard about different kinds of pollution. Examples include air pollution from carbon monoxide, water pollution from industrial waste, and soil pollution from...

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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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Video Resources

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 Lighting, Industrial Lighting and Sports...

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Lighting Certifications Explained

Lighting Certifications Explained

Many certifications demonstrate key knowledge of the various facets of the lighting industry. They assure that a lighting professional is competent and proficient in their field of expertise. Having...

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Dark Sky Compliance: Why Does it Matter?

Dark Sky Compliance: Why Does it Matter?

Dark sky compliance has lately become a trend in the lighting industry. This is due to the efforts of the dark-sky movement that attempt to ‘reclaim the sky.’ But what is dark sky compliance and...

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Commercial Flood Lighting Buyer’s Guide

Commercial Flood Lighting Buyer’s Guide

Selecting and purchasing flood lights to illuminate outdoor areas can be a tricky endeavor. Why is that? It’s because the term “flood light” is very general. The type of flood light fixture that you...

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Buyer’s Guide to Outdoor Wall Packs

Buyer’s Guide to Outdoor Wall Packs

The term “wall packs” describes the outdoor lighting that is commonly mounted on the outside-facing walls of buildings. Wall pack fixtures are generally used to provide a wide swath of illumination...

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LED Guide to Replacing Metal Halide

LED Guide to Replacing Metal Halide

Buyer's Guide to Converting Metal Halide Fixtures with LEDWhy should you upgrade your Metal Halide fixtures? There are many reasons why LED is better. Not only were LEDs designed to be more durable...

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Buyer’s Guide to Parking Lot Lights

Buyer’s Guide to Parking Lot Lights

Anyone who owns or manages a commercial property knows that it’s important to properly illuminate parking areas. Parking lots require good quality lighting not only so that workers and visitors can...

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Buyers Guide to Canopy Lighting

Buyers Guide to Canopy Lighting

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

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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 not the only benefit...

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Buyers Guide to Low Bays

Buyers Guide to Low Bays

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

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Sports Field Lighting Design Guide

Sports Field Lighting Design Guide

From soccer fields and baseball diamonds to sports fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts, powerful field and stadium lights along with narrow beam flood lighting are used to support safety...

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Office Lighting Design Guide

Office Lighting Design Guide

Upgrade Your Office with LED Lighting Lighting and office is more complex than you might think at first glance. It needs to do the obvious, provide lighting. However, it must also accomplish many...

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Buyers Guide to NSF Rated Lighting

Buyers Guide to NSF Rated Lighting

Everything in the food and beverage manufacturing industry must be tested and approved for safe use around the products we consume, even the lighting. You must understand the food processing...

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Factory Lighting Guide

Factory Lighting Guide

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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Guide to LED Lighting Rebates by State

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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Foot Candle Chart

Foot Candle Chart

What is a Foot Candle? A foot-candle measures light intensity, equivalent to one lumen of light per square foot. It measures the light that reaches a surface, while lumens measure the quantity of...

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Guide to Industrial Lighting Design

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 perform periodic checkups of the heavy machinery and other equipment that you use daily. But there might be a large aspect of your daily operating...

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Industrial Energy Audit Checklist

Industrial Energy Audit Checklist

The scale of industrial energy use in the US is significant. A 2021 study by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that the American industrial sector made up around 35% 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

Licensed Electrician Career Path: Let's Get Started! As one of the largest industries in the country, 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

Color Temperature

Color Temperature ExplainedAlthough people overlook it, they should always consider the difference between color temperatures. This is a very significant factor when you install 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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Buyers Guide to Street Lighting

Buyers Guide to Street Lighting

LEDs Make Streets Brighter Street lights have a very obvious purpose that is lighting up the walkways, driveways, and other similar areas for ensuring a safe driving and walking experience for the...

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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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Metal Halide vs LED

Metal Halide vs LED

13 Reasons LED Wins (especially No. 3) It's 2023, so it's common knowledge that converting from a Metal Halide Lamp (HID) lighting to LED (light emitting diodes) lighting will save you money. The...

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LED Lumens vs Metal Halide Lumens

LED Lumens vs Metal Halide Lumens

LED Lumens - There is No Comparison Everyone everywhere is upgrading their lighting systems to LED. There’s a reason for that. By every metric, LED lights outperform all other lights that came...

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Pitfalls of Buying LED: Avoid Bad Purchases

Pitfalls of Buying LED: Avoid Bad Purchases

Many commercial and industrial facility owners are thinking about replacing their Metal Halide lighting or converting fluorescent to LED. When you upgrade your lighting system to LED, there are many...

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The Cost of Not Converting Lights to LED

The Cost of Not Converting Lights 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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250w Metal Halide LED Replacement

250w Metal Halide LED Replacement

What Does it Take to Replace a 250 Watt Metal Halide? Too bright is as bad as too dim. Trying to find the right solution can be daunting. Luckily, we're here to help.What LED Wattage Replaces a...

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LED Frequently Asked Questions

LED Frequently Asked Questions

LED Lights are Much More Energy Efficient than All Other Lighting Technologies That Came Before Them. This Includes Metal Halide, High-pressure Sodium, Cfl, Fluorescent, Incandescent, and Halogen...

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12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2023

12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2023

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 solution....

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LED vs Fluorescent Office Lighting

LED vs Fluorescent Office Lighting

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...

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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 halide fixture is a commercial or industrial light that has five main parts: The fixture type, such as high bay, shoebox, flood light, wall pack, and canopy light. The bulb, that screws into...

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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 some useful things about LED lighting. Our tips include everything from helpful hints when it comes to...

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Lighting Guide for Education Institutions

Lighting Guide for Education Institutions

Nowhere is good lighting needed than in educational institutions. It not only improves the concentration of the students, but it also enhances safety for all the people in the institution. Research...

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400 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

400 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

What Does it Take to Replace 400 Watts Metal Halide with LED? The right way to replace a Metal Halide is one such extensive topic that continues to be researched by a lot of people time and again....

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1000 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

1000 Watt Metal Halide LED Replacement

What Does it Take to Replace 1000 Watts Metal Halide with LED? Before LED lighting became the powerhouse that it is today, metal halide lights were the most common form of commercial lighting. The...

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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 that old, inefficient lights incur. We also try to keep (if not improve) the current quality of light in place. Here are some...

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Converting to LED – S/p Ratios

Converting to LED – S/p Ratios

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

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Do Dimmer Switches Save Power?

Do Dimmer Switches Save Power?

What is a Dimmer Switch? Dimmer switches give you the ability to change the amount of light that a fixture produces. Thus, it allows you to have control over the amount of light in a room or space....

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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 of them, Lighting...

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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...

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Pupil Lumens

Pupil Lumens

Pupil Lumens and Their Influence on Selecting LightsPupil Lumens is a concept that is not well-known outside of the lighting industry, but it is an important aspect to consider for lighting...

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Busting Electricity Myths

Busting Electricity Myths

In the world of electricity, there are prevalent myths that are passed around and are occurring far too often without any evidence that they are the truth. So, with this post, we are busting these...

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A 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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