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...
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 Install Motion Sensor Light – Installation Guide

How to Install Motion Sensor Light – Installation Guide

  A motion sensor is a tool used to detect movement. The device contains an electronic sensor that is triggered by motion, typically used to alert presence of a moving object within a specific field of view. Motion sensors are often used for security applications,...
Rodeo Arena Lighting: Safe, Efficient Lighting Solution

Rodeo Arena Lighting: Safe, Efficient Lighting Solution

 Lighting for rodeo arenas is advancing and becoming more complex every day. Ensuring your rodeo is appropriately lit is important for the safety of both the public and the animals, too. Safety, aesthetics, and electricity costs are just three reasons why you must put...
Should I Choose LED Troffers and Flat Panels or Fluorescent Troffers to Illuminate My Location?

Should I Choose LED Troffers and Flat Panels or Fluorescent Troffers to Illuminate My Location?

Wikipedia defines a troffer as “a rectangular light fixture that fits into modular, dropped ceiling grid (i.e., 2′ by 2′ or 2′ by 4′).” Troffer fixtures have typically been designed to accommodate standard fluorescent lamps (T12, T8, or T5),...
Two Texan electricians argued if a 120v-277v LED driver would work on a 208v line. They called an Access Fixtures lighting specialist to find out.

Two Texan electricians argued if a 120v-277v LED driver would work on a 208v line. They called an Access Fixtures lighting specialist to find out.

LED lighting has become the default choice to illuminate commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports venues. Still, there are lots of questions about LED lighting. Recently, an electrician from Texas called an Access Fixtures lighting specialist to settle an...