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A Lighting Specialist’s Responsibility with Dark-Sky Outdoor Lighting

In a growing number of communities across the country, dark-sky ordinances are being mandated in order to control light pollution. These ordinances require property owners to outfit their buildings with dark-sky lighting fixtures, such as shields. LEDs and reflectors, as well as specific bulb types and cut-off angles.

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Commercial Lighting Industry

Three-dimensional (3D) Printing is based on the premise of adding material to build a product one layer at a time. This process is known as additive manufacturing. 3D printing can utilize a variety of materials such as plastics, metals, polymers, and more. Raw material paired with digital software and a design file allows 3D products to be created in little time.

How the Cold Weather Affects LED Lighting/Ballasts

Some common issues arise with traditional and fluorescent bulbs regarding cold-weather performance. LEDs are overall designed to be more durable, long-lasting and efficient than other bulbs, and are generally a better choice for indoor and outdoor applications. This is especially true during the winter months when most bulbs are easily affected by drops in temperature.

Recycling LEDs

The movement towards upgrading to LED lighting is quickly accelerating throughout commercial and private properties. More and more people are seeing the benefits of limiting the use of mercury-containing light bulbs. LED fixtures last the

Earth Day 2020 – The Impact of One

Let’s celebrate Earth Day 2020 with a look back at our environmentally friendly accomplishments in 2019. Click here for a PDF version of our infographic. For more information about recycling bulbs, ballasts, and large batteries,

Replacing LED Drivers – Where to Start?

So, you made the change to LED several years ago and one of your LED drivers is on the fritz… what do you do next? Many customers call Bay Lighting looking for a replacement part […]

A Total Solution in Parking Lot Lighting

EconoPark Express is a short and long term parking lot company servicing Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport, BWI Amtrak Station, and BWI Rental Car Facility customers. Parking is available 24 hours a day and shuttles […]

Customer Success Series

Bay Lighting represents the most innovative and dependable names in the energy efficient world. The lighting lines we specify and install will provide your facility a Premier Lighting Solution. With over 75 years of experience, Bay […]

Encounter Recessed LED Luminaire

The Metalux Encounter™ Series redefines ambient lighting by blending contemporary styling with Eaton’s proprietary WaveStream™ technology. The result is exceptional performance and superior energy savings – all at an affordable price.

Parking Lot Solutions by RAB

RAB Lighting’s 150 watt LED area light replaces 400 watt metal halide fixtures one-for-one. ALED150 is precision-engineered with specification-grade optics that deliver clean, uniform light without glare. This high-efficiency fixture reduces energy consumption by 66%.

The Metrics that Matter

It’s hard to argue against having energy-efficient lighting installed in a parking garage. Even garages that were built recently with traditional metal halide or high-pressure sodium fixtures should be considering a retrofit.

LEDs for Parking Garage Lighting

LED benefits often include energy efficiency and whiter light. On the other hand, LEDs have been known to have glare and poor light distribution. When evaluating LEDs for your garage, consider the following factors.

Finally… A Guide to Parking Garage Lighting

If a company were to make a single type of light fixture for a parking garage − say, linear fluorescent or induction or LED − that company would do all possible to proclaim to, shout at, and even manipulate potential clients to believe that its technology and fixture were the only way to light a parking garage. Truth is, there are many ways … many good ways

LED Retrofit Recessed Downlight

LED Retrofit Downlight Series by LumenOptix™. Converts any make or model of existing architectural downlight to LED. Available in 6″,8″ and 10″ configs with various lumen packages and options. Specification grade construction featuring tool-less installation in […]

Everything an LED garage light should be. And more.

Everything an LED garage light should be. And more. PORTO™ now available in 3 high-output versions. Multi-level lighting control, sensor setting adjustments without a ladder, mounting versatility and better light distribution.

Parking Garage Improvements

Well lighted and safe parking garages are an important part of daily life. In addition to our government mandating a minimal performance for lighting fixtures/bulbs, Bay Lighting offers multiple solutions to help you save on […]

Reduce Total Wattage and Increase Illumination

Using LED Technology To Reduce Total Wattage By 50% and Increase Illumination 4X Fixtures: Existing metal halide upgraded to LED Application: The existing lighting did not provide the required illumination for safety and security. We utilized LED […]

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August 29, 2022
In April, the Department of Energy finalized two rules requiring manufactures to sell energy-efficient lightbulbs. This means older, inefficient lightbulbs that don’t meet the new standards can no longer be manufactured and sold. The primary purposes for these rules are to drive down electricity use, save consumers money, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
July 15, 2022
It’s estimated that schools spend billions of dollars annually on energy, and it’s often the second-highest operating expenditure (following personnel costs). Each year, these expenses continue to increase while budgets often decrease, leading educators to look for ways to save money throughout the year. One way is by making some lighting updates that are more energy efficient, therefore saving money on energy bills. LED uses up to 75% less energy than conventional lighting systems, which keeps dollars in your budget for other important things.

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