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  • The Benefits of Building Green with LED Lights

    The Benefits of Using LED Lights for Green Building Reasons LED lights should be considered an essential element of Green Building. Did you know that LED lights use 80% less energy than incandescent lighting, yet it is often overlooked as a lighting source, even in green building? LED lights s...

  • What Is Voltage Drop?

    Voltage Drop Chart PDF DOWNLOAD Voltage drop is defined as the amount of voltage loss that occurs through all or part of a circuit due to impedance. Wires, electrical components, and virtually anything carrying current will always have inherent resistance, or impedance, to current flow.

  • Low Voltage Lighting: A List of Benefits

    The gap in pricing between low voltage lighting and more traditional high voltage lighting continues to close, while the list of benefits for utilizing low voltage lighting continues to grow. Most consumers are familiar with the well-known energy efficiency benefits of LED lighting, but many st...

  • Why Lighting Matters: A Conversation with James Bedell

    “Light isn't purely about function. It's about creating a space that feels inviting - a space that feels like home.” --James Bedell James Bedell is a New York based lighting designer whose work has spanned private residences, large events, corporate retail outlets (Abercrombie and Fi...

  • Understanding Class 2 Compliance

    Whether you’re a contractor or building manager, it is important to keep Class 2 compliance in mind when retrofitting or creating new construction with low voltage LED lights and systems. The National Electric Code (NEC) requires that low voltage power supplies and electrical wiring be C...

  • Keep It Cool

    Your LEDs will get somewhat closer to lasting forever, and put out more light while at it. The oldest working light bulb in the world sits in a fire station in Livemore, southeast of San Francisco. It is called the Centennial Bulb, perhaps because it’s been running for o...

  • How to Choose an LED Vendor

    The LED lighting industry is expanding rapidly and it seems that within just a few years, product choices have multiplied at an exponential rate. So, how do you go about finding the right vendor and the right product? Price may seem like the go-to deciding factor when selecting the lighting fo...

  • Energy-Saving Tactics: LED Lights Can Help

    Droughts, heat waves, fires and food shortages: these are just some of the hazards facing our nation and the rest of the world in recent months. Now, more than ever, it’s important to live sustainably, cutting back on everything from water to electricity. Besides low crop yields, droughts and...

  • LED Lighting Creates Smarter Buildings, More Efficient Companies

    We all know that LED lighting is energy efficient, and that using it will most likely create a number of positive changes for any business or home. It turns out that that data centers are no exception and that, in fact, they are one of the facilities that can benefit most from making the switch...

  • The Future of LEDs: Health Benefits and Beyond

    When we talk about LED lights, we most often tout their energy saving benefits—they’re the most eco-friendly, energy efficient lighting option on the market, after all. But Fred Maxik, a founder of the Lighting Science Group, which specializes in LED bulbs, is hoping to show that LED light ...

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