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Lighting Learning Center

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  1. Balancing Warehouse Light Levels with Energy Efficiency Calculating appropriate light levels for a warehouse is made challenging by the fact that all different types of tasks may take place under one roof – and often within one area. Picking, packaging, shipping, receiving and office work all require different quantities of light in order to ...
  2. Pros and Cons of LED Lighting With so much emphasis being placed today on the environment, there's no surprise that building owners and contractors – and even home owners – are turning to the most “green” products they can find.   In the case of lighting, right now that is LED lighting as its ...
  3. What is Ballast Factor? Throughout the decades, scientists and lighting manufacturers have been motivated to invent lights that are more operationally efficient and cost effective than earlier models. As lights have improved, they have also become more complex structurally. The fluorescent and the high-intensity ...
  4. How Lighting Rebates Work Strange but true: your utility company may pay you to buy less electricity from them.  Among the many energy efficiency regulations that have gone into effect over the past decade are state mandates requiring utilities to reduce energy consumption. This is due in part to environmental ...
  5. LED Troffers go to the Office Although LEDs have been in use for some time now in applications such as industrial high bays, pole lights, wall packs, and high hats, it has taken a little longer for lighting manufacturers to put the finishing touches on LED troffers, the rectangular light fixtures that fit into modular ...
  6. Lighting Control Options for Warehouse and Industrial Lighting Now that the old high-intensity discharge lights in many warehouses have been replaced by fluorescents and LEDs, facility managers are taking their energy-savings efforts to the next level and installing control systems.  You could have the most energy efficient lights on the market, but if ...
  7. The Difference Between Instant and Programmed Start Ballasts The operational and energy efficiency of lamps and their longevity depend to a large extent on the type of ballast that has been fitted to the light. The ballast is an electrical component that controls the amount of electric current flowing through the lamp, when the latter is switched on and ...
  8. Are T12 Lamps Really Banned? The US Department of Energy (DOE) strives to promote energy-efficient practices amongst the diverse groups of its population in the country. The ultimate goal of their efforts is to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, gain some degree of energy independence, and make the country and the ...
  9. How Does The Electromagnetic Spectrum Work In Lighting The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum refers to the range of all types of EM rays. These types of rays include radio waves, microwaves, infrared light waves, ultra-violet rays, X-rays, and gamma rays. These rays have different frequencies and reside at various points of the electromagnetic spectrum. ...
  10. How the Human Eye Reads Light We cannot see if there is not any light. Human beings are able to see because of a number of complex interactions that take place between light, the eye, and the brain. There are several different parts in the human eye, and each part works in a unique manner to enable us to see. In a nutshell, ...
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