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How Does Ambient Temperature Affect LED Performance?

 Hot and cold temperatures are just realities of life. If you live in New England like we do here at Access Fixtures, you know that one day the temperature outside can be 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the next day almost freezing! We are lighting specialists after all,...
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LED Lighting Conversion Myths, Part Two: Counting Down Myths 5 to 1

Welcome back to our two-part series on debunking myths about converting to LED lighting from traditional incandescent, fluorescent, and HID light sources. In part one of our LED lighting conversion series, we looked at the myths surrounding the dimming capabilities of...
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LED Conversion Myths, Part One: Counting Down Myths 10 to 6

Are you still on the fence about converting to LED? You are not alone—many are still skeptical about LED conversion. HID, fluorescent, and other traditional light sources are becoming harder to find online or in stores, but is it really worth making the switch to LED?...
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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...
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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Determining the best LED equivalent wall packs for your outdated HID units can be complicated.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...
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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...
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IP Ratings – What They Are and Why They Are Important

IP rating refers to ingress protection rating or international protection ratings, which are used to qualify levels of dust- and water-sealing effectiveness. It is crucial to consider IP ratings if you are purchasing fixtures for dusty or wet environments. An IP...
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Pulse Start Metal Halide Lighting vs. Traditional Probe Start Metal Halide Lighting

Pulse Start vs. Probe Start Metal Halide LightingHigh-intensity discharge (HID) metal halide (MH) lamps are widely used in commercial lighting applications because they are about three times as efficient as incandescent lamps. For years, there has been one main...

Induction Lighting

Overview Invented in 1890 by Nikola Tesla and used commercially over the past 16 years, induction technology is basically fluorescent lamp lighting without electrodes. It uses magnetic induction to ignite the phosphors instead of electrodes. The main advantages of...

Fluorescent Lamps

How do T12, T10, T8, and T5 linear fluorescent lamps differ and which should I choose? Which type of linear fluorescent lamp should you choose: T12, T10, T8 or T5? In 1938, GE released the first commercial true fluorescent lamps and Westinghouse followed in 1939 with...