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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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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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3 Codes You Need to Know to Effectively Reduce Energy Costs

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3 Codes You Need to Know to Effectively Reduce Energy Costs

With the ongoing support for energy efficiency, more people are making the switch to LED lighting. This is coupled with codes and standards, which enforce requirements to ensure the United States head towards a greener direction. Provisions vary between states and can affect a contractor’s ability to use certain building designs and parts. Therefore, it’s important to know what conditions you need to fulfill. Here are the three major codes to consider when taking on new construction projects or renovations. IECC In 2000, the ICC drafted the International Energy Conservation Code to promote mechanical and lighting systems efficiency. It also...

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Start a Blissful New Year Right with LED String Lights!

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Start a Blissful New Year Right with LED String Lights!

When a new year comes, a new look does as well! Whether it be your outfit or your home, a new year is always a good time to spruce up your style. Also called fairy lights for their ethereal appearance, LED string lights give a vintage and casual touch to whatever you hang them over. Our set achieves this look using E26 base Edison style light bulbs’ elongated shape. The hanging possibilities are endless, so you might find it hard to get started. Here are a few of our favorite ways to hang our LED string lights. What do I...

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How to Install the Hykolity Architectural LED Troffer Light

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How to Install the Hykolity Architectural LED Troffer Light

Our architectural style LED troffer light is one of our brightest and stylish office space solutions. Its concave frame gives your ceiling a recessed appearance in your ceiling, while the convex diffuser lens contrasts with the frame. This creates a fresh, dynamic atmosphere that modernizes your workspace and brings youthful energy. If you are planning on retrofitting your office with these 2x4 LED troffers, we’re here to provide you the steps to take to upgrade your lighting. While the steps may be simple, we highly recommend hiring a licensed electrician to do the installation for you. Should something odd be...

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