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How Do Motion Sensors Save Me on Energy Costs?

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How Do Motion Sensors Save Me on Energy Costs?

While not a big hindrance, having to flip the switch while you’re walking in and out of a room can be cumbersome. Especially so when there aren’t a lot of workers with you. It’s still a waste leaving the lights on though so what do you do? How about activating them by walking? By installing your commercial lights with motion sensors, they will stay on for as long as you or your employees are active. Motion sensors are ideal for rooms where you often have your hands full entering them, such as the kitchen or laundry room. Lights that stay...

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Is it Your Ballast or Your Lights Failing?

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Is it Your Ballast or Your Lights Failing?

Whether you are using fluorescent tubes or one of our LED troffer retrofit kits, you may see dimming, flickering, or color changing after extended use. You might think your lights are going bad. But in the case of fixtures with external hardware, you might want to check your ballast before tossing your bulbs. A ballast regulates the amount of electricity running through your light bulbs to ensure they don’t burn out quickly. Once it gives off enough voltage to start your bulbs, it quickly shunts the current down to a steady flow. If the ballast goes bad your lights are...

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Why Do You Need 0-10V Dimmers for Big Savings?

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Why Do You Need 0-10V Dimmers for Big Savings?

If you are using commercial LED lights in lower ceilings, how often do you really need full output? You get high lumen fixtures just in case, but it would be nice if you can cut down the brightness once in a while. Dimmers for your LED light fixtures can be the difference between big savings and great savings. So what are dimmers? And why should you use them? All About 0-10V Dimmers A 0-10V dimmer lowers the output of your LED light fixtures, giving you control over how bright your room is. It does this by shunting voltage provided by the...

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