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...
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...
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Determining the best LED equivalent wall packs for your outdated HID units can be complicated.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...
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,...
What Color Is Architectural Bronze? Understanding Architectural Bronze Powder Coat Finish

What Color Is Architectural Bronze? Understanding Architectural Bronze Powder Coat Finish

Searching for lighting online can get a little technical. For industry experts, the complicated language of parts and specifications for each fixture can translate pretty easily. However, some terms are more misleading than others and can baffle even the most seasoned...
Bolt-Down Pole Installation, Guidelines, & Requirements

Bolt-Down Pole Installation, Guidelines, & Requirements

Access Fixtures bolt-down poles can be used for a number of applications including sports courts and arena lighting. Pole assemblies must be designed and installed by taking extra precautions to ensure their structural integrity is suitable for the wind conditions in...