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Get That Lighting Project Approved in 2021 – Here’s How

If you are looking for a little help getting approval for a commercial lighting project you found it!  A tax law change may be the added incentive to get that project approval across the finish line.  What is the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency tax deduction?  The 179D – Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction primarily […]

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Recycling Lights Benefits Everyone!

Is there anything better than helping the earth by going green and preserving our environment? Why Recycle Light Bulbs? There are several different reasons why recycling lighting products is important.  Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury inside of them (especially the newer energy-efficient CFL bulbs).  Throwing them carelessly into the trash can, dumpster […]

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Human Centric Lighting – The Light of Your Life

We all have an “inner clock” and it’s called our circadian rhythm that is directly tied to sunlight and the sun’s rising and setting affecting us not only visually, but also biologically.  Light impacts our mood, alertness, and health, and well-being.  Designing lighting solutions for today’s commercial environments focuses on people and their need for […]

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Commercial Lighting Design – More Light Isn’t Always Better

It wasn’t long ago that simply increasing the amount of light was the primary goal of most commercial lighting projects particularly when it came to replacing or upgrading fluorescent and HID lights.  However, the latest generation of LED lights and smart controls have changed the game.  Not only are they more efficient but they are […]

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Understanding Color Temperature

Technology Advancements in Lighting Bring Big Changes: The changing landscape of the lighting industry can throw new things at you very quickly.  Most of us have lived our whole lives only looking at the wattage of an incandescent bulb before we purchase.  The colors of incandescent light remained pretty consistent, but higher wattage meant more […]

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The Color Rendering Index

Lighting terms can have long-winded explanations and probably confuse even Edison himself, but we promise they each bring something unique to the table. There are lumens candlepower and color temperature but one term that is important is the Color Rendering Index (CRI).  Developed by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) in 1964 was the worldwide […]

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Walmart Shares Energy Cost Savings

If you’ve walked into a Walmart recently, you’ve probably noticed that it looks different. It may not be the fixtures or the layout, but the lighting.  Walmart has been replacing its bulbs with LEDs for the last few years, and now, they have 1.5 million luminaires across the country.  Walmart is excited about this change, […]

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LED Lights to Save Airports Big Bucks

LED lights are all around us. They illuminate our homes, our cars, and our businesses. But did you know they are vital in the world of medicine, too?  Apple and researchers at Stanford Medicine are collaborating on a study to see if the Apple Watch heart rate sensor is capable of identifying irregular heart rhythms […]

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