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Field-Selectable Lighting Fixtures Demystified

Field-selectable or field-adjustable fixtures are lighting products that use LED technology to allow users to customize color temperature and lumen output. Lights can range from warm to natural to cool according to preference or to enhance a commercial environment. Different correlated color temperatures (CCTs) are more suitable for different spaces.

The Importance of a Budget When Purchasing Commercial Lighting

In any project involving building or updating a commercial space, one key factor to discuss from the beginning is budget. A lighting supplier will want to know which products to choose for your space, as well as services to consider, and budget is part of that process. If they don’t already know, customers will want a ballpark dollar amount to ensure they are comfortable moving forward.

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.

The Importance of Lighting to Your Customer’s Experience

Lighting is one of the first things people notice about a business. In order to feel comfortable on your commercial property, adequate light levels must be maintained at all times of day. Things like color temperature, brightness, and placement of fixtures can have a significant impact on the way your business is perceived, as well as on the safety of your customers and employees.

LED Lighting Makes Parking Safer

If you are trying to create a safe environment for people, vehicles, and property, lighting should be at the top of your list. It is a fact people feel safer when an area is well lit. On top of feeling, some studies suggest newly installed lighting reduces crime in the area. Properly planned and installed LED lamps can reduce crime and accidents while making people feel safer in your garage or lot.

Energy-Saving Lighting Tips to Decrease Electrical Expenses During the Winter Months

In the United States, a tremendous amount of electricity is used to power lighting each year. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2019, the U.S. residential and commercial sectors combined used about 216 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity for lighting. During the winter, owners of commercial spaces tend to use even more electricity, which they often see reflected in their energy bills.

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March 7, 2023
Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator. Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
February 4, 2023
There are many building codes, electrical codes, and emergency standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state and local regulations, and others that provide lighting guidelines and requirements for commercial and similar properties. These include for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and emergency lighting.

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