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Guide to Lighting as a Service Business Model (LaaS)

Guide to Lighting as a Service Business Model (LaaS)

Why spend so much money on lighting when you could use that capital to invest in something strategically more important for your business? There is always something that needs to be replaced or a new tool or machine that needs to be bought. The most successful companies...

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10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

Your warehouse is the heart of your company. When operating properly, it can increase your profits, reduce your overall costs and keep your customers happy. However, in order to achieve that, you need to establish a well-planned strategy to boost your warehouse’s...

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Modern Electrician Podcast Featuring LED Lighting Supply

Let There Be Photometrics: Podcast TranscriptNeil Peterson from LED Lighting Supply recently joined Doug Powell for the Modern Electrician Podcast to talk about photometrics and LED lighting’s rapid evolution in the industry. Doug is a business-owner, electrician, comedian...

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Damp Location vs Wet Location Rated Lighting Comparison Guide

In everyday discussions, we may use the terms ‘damp’ and ‘wet’ as if they were the same. However, in terms of lighting, these two terms mean different things. Understanding the difference between a wet location rated LED and a damp located rated LED is quite 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 switching to LED lights, it is certainly a big one. For most people in the...

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Sports Lighting Design Guide

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

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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 several other tasks as well. Properly designed office lighting provides visual...

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Factory Lighting Guide

Understanding the right lighting that spaces like factories and other facilities need is very crucial for the owners as well as the electricians who carry out the process. The process gets further complicated by the high risk of accidents and other hazards that exists in...

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Commercial Natatorium (Pool) Lighting Design 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 and indoor swimming pools. Not only do these types of facilities have...

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Guide to California Lighting Regulations: Title 20 & Title 24

The California Energy Commission (CEC) was put into place by the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. At the time, a growing need for energy in the state led to a need for a modern energy policy to reduce the environmental impacts and costs of existing systems. The CEC remains the...

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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 back for installing or using energy-efficient devices. As one of the...

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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

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

A Guide to HAZLOC Lighting We won’t be much surprised to know that you never much thought about the factors like personal and property security while purchasing lighting solution for your commercial or industrial facility. However, take our word of caution here. As the...

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Tri Proof Lighting Buyers Guide

Tri Proof Lighting 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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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 energy consumption in the country. In total, over 26 quadrillion Btu (British...

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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 general term that refers to forms of lighting methods for many different types of commercial applications like:...

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Airport Lighting Guide

Airport Lighting Guide

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 beaconing (even though you can usually get away with saying 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 + electrical contractor firms employing 650,000+ nationwide. Every day they work to...

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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 lighting, although similar to street lighting, serves a much more vast purpose....

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Lighting Plans – From Design to Finished Project

Lighting Plans – From Design to Finished Project

LED Lighting Supply has created 1000's of Lighting Plans. Here are a few examples of how a lighting plan turns into a successful LED conversion.  Project 1: Outdoor Rodeo and Riding Arena In this particular case, we were asked to convert an existing rodeo ring from metal...

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5 Cost Effective Ways To Convert Fluorescents to LED

5 Cost Effective Ways To Convert Fluorescents to LED

In This Article, Learn How LEDs Are Better Than Fluorescents  When fluorescent lighting options came up in the first place, they were considered to be highly efficient. To be honest, they are better if you compare them to HID lighting fixtures. However, these lights were...

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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 better, informed decision when buying LED Lights. Here, we’ll go through...

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Why Upgrade to LED Lighting?

Why Upgrade to LED Lighting?

LEDs The Leading Light 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 with less. Switching to LEDs is just another way to...

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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 LEDAre you still using fluorescent lighting options in your facility or workshop? If yes, you are not alone. Most shops have used or use fluorescent lighting over the country. However, if you still rely on...

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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 with the leading electrical contractor training company that provides online,...

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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 market. That’s just the fact. They work better with smart home systems and...

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The 5 Pitfalls of Buying LED and Fixing Bad LED Purchases

The 5 Pitfalls of Buying LED and Fixing Bad LED Purchases

  When you upgrade your lighting system to LED, there are many options. Some are riskier than others. Here are some of the pitfalls to avoid when making your purchase. The second part of this post relates to those who have made those mistakes, and what they can do....

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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 business. They will reduce your energy consumption by at least 50%, and as much as...

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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 excessively bright because it will interfere with employee’s visual health....

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Impact Rating IK01 to IK10 for LED Light Fixtures

Impact Rating IK01 to IK10 for LED Light Fixtures

Why are impact ratings important? For commercial and industrial sites, where a risk exists that the lights may get struck by an object or machinery, having lights that can survive these incidents are probably worthwhile. This rating, from IK00 to IK10, describes the...

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IP Rating and LED Light Fixtures

IP Rating and LED Light Fixtures

What's an IP Rating?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 to LED lights. They provide numerous benefits, like...

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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, canopy light, as examples. the bulb, that screws into the socket of the fixture the ballast, which converts AC electricity to power...

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What Does it Take to Replace 1000 Watt Metal Halide?

What Does it Take to Replace 1000 Watt Metal Halide?

Before LED lighting became the powerhouse that it is today, the most common form of commercial lighting was metal halide lights. This is because metal halides are extremely bright lights that can be purchased for a relatively cheap price. Nowadays, however, metal halide...

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What Does it Take to Replace a 250 Watt Metal Halide?

What Does it Take to Replace a 250 Watt Metal Halide?

Too bright is as bad as too dim. Trying to find that just right solution can be daunting. Luckily, we're here to help. “How many (LED) watts do I need to replace 250 watts metal-halide?” “Another company said I need 75 watts to replace 250 Watts Metal Halide. How much is...

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What Does it Take to Replace a 400 Watt Metal Halide?

What Does it Take to Replace a 400 Watt Metal Halide?

How do you switch from Metal Halide to LED? The right way to replace a Metal Halide is one such extensive topic that keeps being researched by a lot of people time and again. Despite us having detailed on the issue in many previous blogs, we still receive a lot of...

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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 fixtures. Any light, including LED, that produces the same amount of lumens...

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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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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 more money by installing automation and sensor technology in their spaces....

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LED Lumens to Watts Conversion – NEVER buy based on Watts

LED Lumens to Watts Conversion – NEVER buy based on Watts

This is a common message we try and teach our customers when they call us. For example, it is not uncommon for us to get a call to quote a price on a LED Product, and being told they need a price on a 150W LED Fixture. The most important thing we can do for our customers...

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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 is a light switch that, when hooked up, allow for the lights to be dimmed. Dimmer switches are very common in homes and small commercial environments. LED lights are even dimmable, however their are really 2 types of distinctly...

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How Many LED Watts Do I Need to Replace my Existing Lighting?

How Many LED Watts Do I Need to Replace my Existing Lighting?

We hear this question all the time. The unfortunate reality is "watts" is the wrong way to shop when you are replacing your existing lighting. You need to be focusing on "lumens". In the world of LED Lighting, a watt is consumed by the LED product and light is produced,...

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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 the most significant one. The Maintenance Factor or MF is referred to the...

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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 levels for products, services, processes, and personnel in all industries...

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What is LED?

What is LED?

LED's are Light Emitting Diodes. LEDs are semiconductor electronic devices that produce visible light. These were initially used as simple indicator lights. Today, they are used extensively for indoor and outdoor commercial and industrial lighting. Picture credit...

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Pupil Lumens and their impact on choosing lights

Pupil Lumens and their impact on choosing lights

A warehouse facility recently upgraded its lighting. Before the lighting improvement project, it was illuminated by low CRI HPS lamps which were replaced with higher CRI lights. The luminous intensity before the retrofit was 35 foot candles which fell to only 25 foot...

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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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40 Best Electrical Apps in 2021

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 help people of all skills levels, on both iOS or Android devices, with...

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5+ Best Electrician Blogs & Websites in 2021

5+ Best Electrician Blogs & Websites in 2021

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 stay up to date? One useful way is to take advantage of some of the best...

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12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2021

12 Best Forums for Electricians in 2021

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. Usually, electrical professionals can depend on their team and...

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14 Facility Management Blogs All FM’s Should Follow

14 Facility Management Blogs All FM’s Should Follow

We know that many of the LED Lighting Supply blog’s avid readers are facility managers (along with contractors, government employees, and other decision makers).  Along with all of the lighting-focused content we create, we want to share some useful information for the...

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