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Determining the best LED equivalent wall packs for your outdated HID units can be complicated.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...
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...
What Is Color Rendering?

What Is Color Rendering?

Color rendering index is a term used daily in the lighting industry. If you’ve done any amount of research on lighting, you’ve probably come across this term a few times, whether on product specifications or data sheets. You probably have a basic understanding of the...

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...