Commercial Lighting

The Light To The Rescue

In the words of the great Dale Carnegie, the need to feel wanted is the most superior of human needs. Indeed, wanting to feel wanted is a key human motivator and drives most of us to find our purpose. In a couple of our conferences a few years ago, we listened to David DiLaura present [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:00:24-08:00November 10th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on The Light To The Rescue

A Breakthrough in Battery Storage

Most of the electricity we use in our homes, schools and offices are transmitted via the grid. However, grid power is not convenient to all, and some owners of large housing complexes, institutions, and malls prefer to generate their own power via an on-site microgrid.  While most people prefer renewable power sources, the truth is [...]

By |2019-10-05T22:31:52-07:00October 5th, 2019|Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on A Breakthrough in Battery Storage

What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety

According to various satellite images, there is an increased night sky glow in most developing areas. The light mainly arises from bright signage, new buildings, and LED-lit roads - which sends both direct and indirect (reflected) light to the sky. The situation It's so bad that in New York, there are plans to force owners [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:54:01-07:00September 13th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety

A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Following various advancements in technology, smart buildings are rapidly becoming the standard, particularly in the commercial sector. One notable IoT solution that is seemingly becoming a mainstay in most commercial buildings is lighting control systems. These systems offer flexibility, increased energy efficiency, improved safety, and enhanced convenience. Nevertheless, these systems cannot work effectively without appropriate [...]

By |2019-08-21T14:18:37-07:00August 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color and Comfort Does too much light increase discomfort to your eyes? Do you strain when trying to work in low-lit spaces? Basically, the human eye functions optimally under ambient lighting, as it permits proper perception of color and light. Good lighting is necessary in improving visibility and comfort. [...]

By |2019-07-16T23:31:14-07:00July 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

What is new and exciting right now in the world of lighting? When it comes to lights and lighting design, quite a bit! Putting new tech and fancy designs temporarily aside, energy codes are having a big impact. That's partly due to when municipalities were left to decide which code they wanted to put into [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:22:15-07:00May 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

LEDs in Agricultural Applications (Part 1)

When it comes to lighting, there are a lot of applications that it can be used for. With technology and products being increasingly refined and sophisticated, there are so many uses when it comes to lighting, and they number among the practical as well as the decorative. You may be wondering whether lights that use [...]

By |2019-04-12T22:53:20-07:00April 12th, 2019|Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on LEDs in Agricultural Applications (Part 1)

Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Lighting helps set the mood, tone, and ambience of a place. It can help accent a structure's expression and complement the space. It can entice a diner to stay a while and linger, create an air of community or intimacy. Of course, the architecture and design of a place and even the shade of paint [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:20:04-08:00January 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Lighting Design 101 

When it comes to lighting design, good design starts with identifying the needs of the space. From there, you can decide what surfaces you will be lighting and at what intensity. From there you can begin picking out your equipment. The average lighting system includes a light source, ballast or driver, lighting fixture, and controls. [...]

By |2018-07-17T21:49:08-07:00January 13th, 2017|Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting Design 101 

3 Essential Questions to Consider About Tunable-White Commercial LED Lighting

Business establishments are reliant on the commercial LED lighting they use. Why? Arguably, consumers do not necessarily trust stores with poor illumination or design. This is most notable in the Retail Market; clothing, cosmetics, paints, wall coverings, where people want to try, see touch or feel the products before purchasing them.  If there is not [...]

By |2018-07-17T21:49:08-07:00August 16th, 2016|Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on 3 Essential Questions to Consider About Tunable-White Commercial LED Lighting