Monthly Archives: April 2022

  1. What is Jelly Jar Lighting?

    What is Jelly Jar Lighting?

    If you are looking for a type of lighting that is safe in emergency situations or unique locations, you may be interested in jelly jar lights. Jelly jar lights are versatile lighting fixtures that can be placed in various locations.

     

    What is Jelly Jar Lighting?

     

    Jelly jar lights are a specific type of vapor-proof light fixture. These light fixtures are industrial fixtures that are sealed via a gasket and rated for damp or wet locations. They are called jelly jar light fixtures because the light looks like it is contained inside a mason jar. However, the protective outer cage prevents the light from being smashed or broken.

     

    Jelly jar light fixtures are commonly used in places that can be otherwise unsafe for other types of lighting. These places include barns and stables, tunnels, maintenance buildings, pool and swim areas, emergency locations, and safety communication locations.

     

    There are many benefits...

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  2. What is Track Lighting?

    What is Track Lighting?

    There are many ways to light up a room, from chandeliers to soft lights. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the number of options, but the best way to look for lighting is to decide what characteristics you need. One popular type of lighting system is track lighting.

     

    What is Track Lighting?

     

    As its name implies, track lighting is a lighting feature that uses a ceiling-mounted track or rail with individual light fixtures branching off. With other light fixtures, the light bulbs are twisted into the socket that creates the electric connection to light the bulb. The difference with track lighting is that instead of it being only the bulb, the entire light fixture connects to the track to draw energy.

     

    Track lighting has two major parts. It has the track, which is wired to power and holds the conductors for the heads. This is also the part that is connected to the ceiling or wall, with an opening facing down or out. The other p...

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  3. Best Lighting for Your Patio

    Best Lighting for Your Patio

    To thoroughly enjoy your outdoor space, you need good, quality lighting. The most important aspects of your outdoor lighting are that it feels inviting, safe, and secure. Lighting can set the mood, especially if you use warm or colored light. It can also increase safety, considering dark outdoor spaces can easily become dangerous in low light.

     

    Let's Talk About the best way to light your patio

     

    The first step to properly lighting your patio is to decide what portions should be illuminated. You should light entertainment spaces, safety spaces, and security spaces. To start with, well-lit entertainment spaces can be enjoyed more thoroughly. It’s best to light dining tables, lounging areas, and fire pits.

     

    Safety spaces should be illuminated as well, and these spaces include edges between landscape surfaces, including the edge of the patio or the lawn, and spaces where the height may change, such as stairs and decks. You also c...

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  4. Let's Talk About how to Purchase Emergency Lighting

    Let's Talk About how to Purchase Emergency Lighting

    Whether you are purchasing new emergency lighting and signage or replacing what you had before, emergency lighting is one of the most important things you will buy for your business. The right emergency lighting can save lives, but the wrong lighting can do the opposite.

     

    Let's Talk About how to Purchase Emergency Lighting

     

    In business, there are rules and regulations for everything. So, it should come as no surprise that there are rules and regulations for purchasing emergency lighting for your business. If you are buying new lighting, the first thing you should do is contact your local building instructor or fire marshal to ensure you know exactly what the requirements are.

     

    The requirements can vary. For example, some exit signs must have red lettering, while others require green lettering. Some locations simply require the lighting to be consistent within a facility. Because these rules can vary from city to city, it’s i...

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  5. Retrofitting Your Space with LED Lighting

    Retrofitting Your Space with LED Lighting

    LEDs have become a popular lighting option for commercial and industrial spaces. Most buildings are designed with LED light fixtures. You may have to retrofit the space if you purchase an older building, including both indoor and exterior lights. Retrofitting is the process of adding a component or accessory that was not present during the manufacturing or building process.

     

    Retrofitting Your Space with LED Lighting

     

    An LED retrofit is essentially converting existing light fixtures to LED fixtures. In some cases, existing fixtures must be completely replaced with new LED fixtures, but often existing fixtures can be converted.

     

    There are many reasons why your business may want to convert to LED lighting, including increased safety, environmental impacts, cost savings, and ROI. One of the biggest benefits of LED lighting is its brightness. Compared to traditional lighting, LED lights can emit more light with far less energy. Because...

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