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What You Need To Know About Commercial Pole Lighting:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
If you have a business, then you know the importance of keeping the exterior well lit. Commercial pole lighting allows you to have lights that are high enough to provide illumination to keep your business safe and secure after dark but still be out of the reach of vandals. Besides security reasons, having the outside of your business lighted allows your customers to find you at night. For many applications of outdoor business lighting, though you will need to mount the lamps on poles. This means that you need to be aware of the particulars of commercial pole lighting before you begin. There are many things to consider when you are choosing and installing pole mounted commercial lights. While some business owners will want to install these themselves, others will want to hire professional contractors to do the labor.
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Porch Lights for Security, Safety, and Fun:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
If you have a porch with your home, you will not want it to be neglected for half of each day. In order to get the most from the use of your exterior, you will need to have porch lights. These have many functions. Without proper lighting, your porch can be a draw for criminals or a walking hazard for those approaching your home at night, but the simple addition of lighting will render your home a much safer, more welcoming place for both you and your friends and family. The many choices for porch lights can make it seem hard to make a choice, but if you can narrow down your options by examining your needs, the picking can be easy.
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What You Need for Porch Lighting:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
For those with porches, you know how important it is that you keep them lit. There are many reasons behind this. A darkened porch can be an invite to a burglar or other criminal who prefers to hide his activities under the cover of darkness. Porch lighting is also a boon for your safety by providing enough brightness to prevent tripping on steps or stairs. You do not have to only have your porch illuminated for safety and security, though, there are other applications for lighting which add a bit more fun to your yard. Depending upon how you use your porch and your own personal tastes, your choices for porch lighting will be different from anyone else's. This is why it is important that you consult with an expert about your specific project.
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Patio Lighting You Can Install Yourself:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
If you want to light up your patio but you do not want to hire a contractor to do the work for you, then you will need to know a few things before you begin. The best place to start before you install your patio lighting is to choose the best lights for your needs. There are many different options for illuminating your patio, and if you feel overwhelmed by all of the choices, then talk to an expert. True experts will be able to show you the right patio lighting products you will need for your specific project instead of selling you the priciest items they sell in their store. With the right products and some tips and advice from an expert which pertain to your specific project needs, you will be able to have your patio lit the way you want over the course of a weekend.
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Patio Lights Ideas and Tips:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
You see them everywhere. They are one of the draws for restaurants in warm weather climates, and if you have one with your home, you realize the joys of dining there yourself. There is no equal to an alfresco dinner on your own patio. That dinner will have to be held during the day, though, unless you have patio lights installed. There are a myriad of choices to match your specific tastes and practical needs. With all of the available options, choosing the right patio lights might seem like a daunting task, but with a bit of expert guidance and advice, you will be able to find the best lighting fixtures to create your own outdoor dining oasis.
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Deck Lighting Tips to Light Up Your Deck:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
If you have a deck around your home, you know that if you want to use it at night, you will need to install deck lights around it. These lights will add safety and beauty to the exterior of your home, and they will lengthen the amount of time you will be able to be outside on your deck. No longer will you have to go inside once it gets dark, but your barbecues and pool parties can continue on long into the warm summer nights. Once you are aware that you need deck lights, their selection and installation can seem daunting. If you have some experience in electrical wiring, though, you can put your own low voltage lights around your deck. Should you have any questions about how to choose or install your lighting, then talk to an expert electrician. He can help to walk you through the steps necessary for selecting and installing your light fixtures to brighten up your deck at night.
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Deck Lighting Ideas:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
When you are deciding upon what types of lighting fixtures you need to illuminate the exterior of your home, you might think about security and accent lights, but there are lights which blend these two applications into one. Deck lighting not only brightens your deck area for the safety of your guests at night, but it also can add a festive ambiance to the outside of your home. It is not hard to choose what you will need for lights, and the installation can be just as simple, if you have some basic electrical experience. Should you have any questions about selection or installation for your deck lighting, then you should consult with an expert. Their tips and advice can help you in your outdoor lighting project choosing and installation.
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Fountain Lighting Installation Tips:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
The sound of running water can be very soothing, and by adding fountain lighting, you add a visual source of relaxation as well. Many homeowners decide to add a fountain to their yard or garden to create a tranquil oases in the middle of the vast suburban desert. If you have invested the time and money to install a water garden or fountain, then you will want to get the most enjoyment from it possible. You will be able to enjoy your garden feature at night as well as during the day by installing fountain lighting. If you are unsure of what you need or if you have further questions, ask an expert electrician for his advice.
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Indoor Home Lighting:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
Before the introduction of electric lamps for home use, many people had to light their indoors with gas lamps or candles. Both of these were dangerous means of indoor home lighting. Besides being a fire hazard, these flames were often too dim to provide proper illumination, especially after dark. Even the earliest incandescent light bulbs were erratic and unreliable. Thankfully today, indoor home lighting technology has come leaps and bounds from its earliest days. The lights available for home use now are more energy efficient and brighter than anything ever seen. You also have many more choices, but that does not mean that you will not be able to install them yourself. In fact, with just a bit of expert advice, even you as an amateur electrician can have no trouble selecting and installing all of the lights you might need for inside your home.
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Race Track Lighting Fixtures, Sports Lighting Equipment, Arena Lighting Packages, Sports Lighting Fixtures:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
Your electrical contractor will install the lights, but you might be able to save some money by installing the light poles on your own. Consult with the electrician for the best choices for your race track lighting package he is to install. The size of your track will determine the number and spacing of the poles.
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In Ground Bullet Lights, Grade Level Up Lights, Well Lights:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
In ground bullet lights are ideal for uplighting an area, particularly to bring out a bit of drama from an otherwise drab shrub or tree. Depending upon the type of inground bullet lights you choose, installation of them can be as simple as a weekend project for an amateur. You also could opt for a more elaborate, professionally installed display for a commercial property. The choices are up to you and what will work best with your landscape.
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Thank You:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
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Outside Commercial Lighting:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
Depending upon your lighting needs, you might not be able to install your outside commercial lighting without the assistance of a professional. For instance, if you are lighting a sports or horse arena, you will require very bright high voltage flood lights. These should only be installed by an electrician. For safety considerations, lay persons should only handle the wiring of low voltage lights. High voltage lights offer powerful lighting. Quality lamps will reduce glare and shadows. These lamps will need to be mounted on a pole.
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Commercial Sign Lighting, Linear Sign Lights, Flood Light Fixtures, Gooseneck Lights:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
As a business owner, your bread and butter are your customers. The manner in which they find you might vary from advertisements on television to seeing your website on the Internet. Once they discover that you exist, they will likely want to visit your office. How will they find you? Will they just drive right by and miss your building? This is why having commercial sign lighting is so important.
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Indoor Commercial Lighting:

RLLD - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:58pm
Perhaps your business is more like an office. You are likely to want to install fluorescents for your indoor commercial lighting. These lights have the benefit of having a long life and being energy efficient. In decades past, people were loathe to use fluorescent lighting fixtures.
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The Future of Energy Savings

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 1:00am
In August 2018, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) released Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls, which projects energy savings for LED commercial lighting and networked lighting controls. The report makes a case that to continue getting big energy savings from lighting for another decade, utility rebate program administrators should transition to supporting LED luminaires and networked controls.
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Cleveland Botanical Garden Glasshouse Wins 2018 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 1:00am
This 18,000 sq.ft Glasshouse in the heart of an urban arts district offers a thrilling year-round escape to the fantastic spiny desert of Madagascar, and the butterfly-filled rain forest of Costa Rica. The Glasshouse was originally constructed in 2003, and this recent lighting renovation included replacement of existing 1000 watt metal halide luminaires to a fully LED lighting system.
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LCA TV: Enterprise Vue by Lutron

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 1:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics' Enterprise Vue lighting control system.
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Steve Mesh Describes the “Non-Energy Benefits” of Connected Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 1:00am
In this guest post, LCA contributor Steve Mesh describes the "non-energy benefits" of connected lighting, which can add extraordinary value far beyond energy savings.
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