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What Do You Need to Know About Watts & Lumens?

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What Do You Need to Know About Watts & Lumens?

When shopping for LED lighting, you've probably seen a spec listed as '600-watt equivalent'. Wattage used to tell you how bright a light is, which is the case of incandescent light bulbs. However, LED lights play a different game; they consume less energy than incandescent and fluorescent lights, so their wattage is lower. But since LED lights are brighter, there is a disconnect between its brightness and its watts. "What do you mean equivalent? Just tell me how bright it is!" Along with the equivalent watts, you may have also seen lumens listed. But what do these numbers mean? What's...

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Which LED Ceiling Light is Best for your Kitchen?

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Which LED Ceiling Light is Best for your Kitchen?

Thanksgiving has just past, making way for Christmas and more time to spend with your friends and family. If you are hosting a gathering, you’re likely going to be prepping a big meal as well. But are you cooking under adequate lighting? If Thanksgiving in your kitchen felt like a dud, you can still save yourself from cooking under lackluster lighting! This is your opportunity to make your kitchen more stylish or functional. We recommend using either LED downlights or LED wraparound fixtures. But which one best suit your cooking space? What value do these ceiling LEDs offer me? Both...

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3 Ways to Have an Energy Efficient Thanksgiving

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3 Ways to Have an Energy Efficient Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Just like you, we can't wait to sit around the table with our family to enjoy turkey. We here at Hykolity sell LED lighting so we're all about power efficiency. Thanksgiving can be an energy-wasting holiday, so here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your break. Traveling? Start by checking your tire pressure before you head out. Underinflated tires increase your fuel consumption since they cover less ground. Once you've set out, it's best to mind the speed limit. During a road trip, it may be tempting to...

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How to Prepare Yourself to Stay Safe at Night

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How to Prepare Yourself to Stay Safe at Night

There’s nothing like taking a jog in the park to get some exercise and to be alone with your thoughts.  Even more so at night when there are fewer people and you can feel the cool breeze against your skin. But maybe you’re just walking to and from your car on campus or at work. Whether you want to or must be out late at night, there’s no doubt that the nighttime requires some added precautions. Thankfully, these safety tips and ideas are easy to do and can come a long way in keeping you safe at night. 3 Easy...

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How Will You Feel Rich with Architectural LED Troffers?

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How Will You Feel Rich with Architectural LED Troffers?

New building projects can be exciting to take on. You’re given an opportunity to start anew and create a modern and contemporary space. Add your flooring, paint your walls, and select your furniture. You’re well on your way to making a lively hallway, office, or classroom! But what about your LED lighting? Traditional troffers are a thing of the past; you’d find frosted lenses in older buildings that look drab and depressing. A standard flat panel design may not be for you either. So why not lean towards an unconventional route? Why not use a set of center basket architectural...

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