Light Trespass Regulations – Can They Cross the Line?

Light Trespass Regulations – Can They Cross the Line?

Light Trespass from the Ground Up You are looking to add light to a client’s outdoor basketball court or riding arena and are worried about spilling light onto a nearby neighbor’s property. Or, perhaps you are responsible for illuminating a parking lot and are...
Choosing the Right Color Temperature for Your Project

Choosing the Right Color Temperature for Your Project

Good lighting does always mean achieving the highest lumens per watt. While energy savings are important, an unattractive light quality or color temperature will negate the benefits of energy efficiency. A brighter LED source with a bluer white will typically use less...
Understanding 0-10v Dimmers for LED Light Fixtures

Understanding 0-10v Dimmers for LED Light Fixtures

What Is a 0-10v Dimmer? 0-10v dimming is a lighting control method that—on direct current voltage (DC) between 0 and 10 volts—can produce varying light intensity levels. This simple lighting control system connects to your LED fixtures to provide multipurpose lighting...
Why Do Vertical and Horizontal Illuminances Matter?

Why Do Vertical and Horizontal Illuminances Matter?

Depending on the type and level of play of your specific application, the required light intensity measurement will differ. Illuminance, also known as incident light or brightness, refers to the amount of light that hits a surface. The only way to be sure that proper...
How Wind & EPA Affect Flood & Area Light Pole Selection

How Wind & EPA Affect Flood & Area Light Pole Selection

If it is time to purchase new flood or area lighting to illuminate a large outdoor area such as a sports court, commercial driveway, warehouse, street, or stadium, the project will likely require the selection and installation of new light poles. But how do you make...
7 Reasons to Upgrade From T12 Fluorescents to T8 LEDs

7 Reasons to Upgrade From T12 Fluorescents to T8 LEDs

Today, many property managers are asking themselves the same question: Should I swap out my flickering and buzzing fluorescent fixtures with more fluorescents or take the leap and upgrade to T8 LEDs? If the question sounds biased, it is. Fluorescent lighting is on its...
Flickering LED Lights: A Complete Troubleshooting Guide

Flickering LED Lights: A Complete Troubleshooting Guide

LEDs have come to the forefront of the market in recent years; investing in LEDs not only saves you a lot of money, but dramatically reduces the hassle of relamping and replacing units. With fluorescents gradually being replaced by LEDs, you may have thought the days...
How to Upgrade to LED Wall Packs—HID to LED Conversion

How to Upgrade to LED Wall Packs—HID to LED Conversion

Determining the best LED equivalent wall packs for your outdated HID units can be complicated. Whether switching from high-press sodium (HPS) or metal halide (MH), there are a hundred questions to ask about wattage, delivered light, photopic and scotopic lumens, and...