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How Does Lighting Affect Office Productivity?

2/28/2017 6:00pm

We all know how much our environment can affect our ability to get work done. From loud whispers to obnoxious pen clicking, our surroundings can quickly create diminishing returns to our productivity.

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CFLs: The Phaseout

2/10/2017 8:50pm

Just two years ago your two best energy-efficient alternatives to the traditional incandescent bulb were either CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) or LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs. Both provided a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective substitute to the traditional bulb, which was in the process of getting phased out.

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A Couple Questions To Ask Before Choosing Your Next Commercial Electrical Contractor.

12/21/2016 8:50pm

Picking the right commercial electrical contractor is an integral part of getting the job done well. Whether you’re looking to construct a new commercial building, renovate an existing one, or update the electrical work in your business, the process will always include finding a trustworthy electrical contracting company.

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Day-Lite Maintenance: 5 Ground Breaking Lighting Products At CES 2015

03/26/2015 11:50pm

After a rough 2014 for the lighting and LED industry, 2015 is looking bright. Consumers at CES got a glimpse of what this years brings. Here are a few of the newest lighting products the industry can't stop talking about.

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Neon Sign Repair is Vital for Business Growth

11/28/2014 08:50pm

Having the right signage can either draw or take away business from you. A well maintained,lit, designed neon or LED sign draws customers to your business. A poorly lit, placed, and forgotten sign will draw business away. Studies have shown when a business neon sign is carefully designed and maintained, the need for other forms of advertising is greatly reduced, according to the Small Business Association. That's why so many companies are choosing a lighting maintenance company to take care of all of their neon sign repair and maintenance needs.

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What are the benefits of switching to LED lighting?

09/10/2014 08:50pm

Other than complying with new California State Regulations (see our blog post) we can think of four key reasons to why switching to LED lighting will be beneficial to your home, business, or office.

Have a big neon sign? If you do, we can bet that you are annoyed with how high maintenance that sign can be. One of the most common complaints that we hear is that energy costs keep rising, and bulbs and tubes break or burn out regularly.

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California's New Title 24 Makes Smart Lighting a Standard

08/04/2014 10:05pm

The California Energy Commission recently updated its Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standard altering what's "up to code" for commercial buildings. The new standards took effect January 1, 2014. There are many changes under this title that will require local businesses to change their lighting usage completely. Some of the requirements include installing photo sensors, occupancy sensors and multi-level lighting controls for both indoors and out. These new requirements are making adaptive lighting the new standard in California. These standards were created to help the state meet its energy and climate goals.

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10 California Cities That Are Saving Money With LED Street Lights

07-28-2014 10:35pm

Forced to balance their budgets California Cities are turning to slashing expenses over raising taxes and fees. One of the most common ways these cities are able to create jobs, save energy and money has been by replacing inefficient high-pressure sodium (HPS) or high-intensity discharge street lights with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Why are they all turning to LED lighitng? Currently LED's are the most energy-efficient lights on the market – the light-emitting diode, or LED variety – are up to three times more expensive than their traditional counterparts, yes. However, the up-front costs are worth it in the long run becasue they consume 80 percent less energy than conventional lighting products and virtually eliminate maintenance costs for up to 20 years.

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A cheat sheet to the different types of lighting, bulbs, and light bulb bases.

07-01-2014 10:35pm

For many years when heading to the store to pick out a light bulb we would choose based off of the number of watts the bulb produced. Today, our lighting choices have expanded, and we are now shopping based off of Lumens (a unit of brightness).

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LED Lighting Health Benefits

06-30-2014 11:35pm

Earlier this year at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vega, NV The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) demonstrated a prototype personal light measurement system based on Google Glass.This system was built to assist in accurately monitoring the body’s circadian rhythm. Designed for Google Glass, the prototype captures an individual’s light exposure and biometric signals, then sends this information to an Android app.

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