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Why Should You Care What a UL & ETL Certified Product Is?

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Why Should You Care What a UL & ETL Certified Product Is?

You may have noticed a few distinct letters on your commercial LED lights and its packaging. Most don’t pay it much attention, but little do they know these initials signify safety. Having at least one of these certifications tell you your LED light has been tested for safety. So what does it mean for a product to be UL or ETL listed? UL UL labeled products are tested and certified for safety by Underwriters Laboratories. This non-profit agency has created more than 40 types of certifications, including 1614 safety standards. They've been an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recognized...

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All You Need to Know About LED Wall Packs

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All You Need to Know About LED Wall Packs

Wall packs are essential fixtures that illuminate buildings, making them urban and industrial beacons of light. Whether you are adding brand new lights or upgrading from metal halide, using LED wall packs will offer you super brightness at incredibly low power draws. Commonly found mounted on outward facing walls, they provide illumination to ground areas frequented by vehicles and pedestrians. Here are some quick specs of the Hykolity LED wall pack: Available in 30W, 40W, 60W, 80W, or 120W 3900 – 15600 Lumens 5000K White 90x110° Beam Angle UL/cUL Listed for Wet Location Why | Common Applications | What to...

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How to Light up a Basketball Court

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How to Light up a Basketball Court

The NBA playoffs have begun, and while LA’s favorite team didn’t quite make the cut, we’re still rooting for the other LA team to represent our city. Along with March Madness wrapping up, now’s a good time to see what it’ll take to light up a basketball court. Most of you are probably not taking on NBA sized lighting projects. But regardless, the steps below will help you decide how many fixtures you need to illuminate a basketball court. Take Your Gym’s Measurement There are two steps you must take before purchasing luminaires to light up your basketball court. First,...

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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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Incandescent vs. Fluorescent Lights; What Comes Out on Top?

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Incandescent vs. Fluorescent Lights; What Comes Out on Top?

Being an LED light supplier, we are hard advocates of its higher efficiency and brighter output. And while we’ve pitted LED against incandescent and fluorescent lights, we’ve never taken a look at them against each other. So this week, we are going to explore how they work in order to see which light you should buy if LED isn’t accessible to you at this time. How Incandescent Lights Work An incandescent bulb is made up of a glass mount holding the support wires and a 1-inch coiled tungsten filament inside. Inert gas fills the bulb to keep the filament from evaporating....

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