Lighting Articles

Deck Lighting Tips to Light Up Your Deck:

RLLD - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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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RLLD - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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Outside Commercial Lighting:

RLLD - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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 - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:38am
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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2019 Nonresidential Construction Forecast: Cautious Positivity

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00am
The AIA’s semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting 4.4% growth in nonresidential construction spending in 2019 and 2.4% in 2020. This article by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP reviews the forecast and leading construction industry economic indicators.
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Willa S. Cather Dining Complex Wins 2018 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at the Willa S. Cather Dining Complex in Lincoln, NE.
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LCA TV: SimplySNAP Lighting Controls by Synapse Wireless

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to SimplySNAP lighting controls by Synapse Wireless.
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NEMA Releases Standard for Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers for Use with Roadway and Area Lighting Systems

Lighting Controls Association - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 12:00am
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.48-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers.
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Echoflex Solutions Unveils Emergency Lighting Circuit Transfer Relay

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00am
Echoflex Solutions' (an ETC Company) Emergency Lighting Circuit Transfer Relay (ELCTR) is a branch circuit emergency lighting transfer switch designed to transfer a single lighting circuit up to 20A from one power source to another during a power failure or other emergency situation, while satisfying NEC fault-current rating and endurance requirements for devices that can be used for emergency transfer circuits.
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Lutron Acquires Limelight Wireless Outdoor Lighting Control System

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:00am
Lutron Electronics recently announced its acquisition of the Limelight wireless outdoor lighting control system created by Michigan-based, strategic innovation firm Twisthink and its partner company, TwistHDM.
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Report: European Smart Lighting Market to Surpass $9 Billion by 2024

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:00am
According to a recent research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Graphical Research, Europe Smart Lighting Market share will surpass USD $9 billion by 2024.
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Steve Mesh Talks Luminaire-Level Lighting Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
“Luminaire-Level Lighting Controls” (LLLCs) – this relatively new term in the lighting controls industry indicates that every fixture controlled by a networked lighting control system (NLC) incorporates two specific things: 1) a “controller”, and 2) sensors. This article by Steve Mesh describes the utility and application of this control approach, which is starting to be adopted by model energy codes.
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CONSULTING-SPECIFYING ENGINEER Publishes Article on How to Avoid Commissioning Failures

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00am
McGuire Engineers' John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C recently contributed an article to CONSULTING-SPECIFYING ENGINEER citing 10 reasons why lighting controls commissioning may fail. It's an excellent piece with plenty of helpful observations and guidance.
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