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8 Reasons LED Lights Are Better Than Metal Halide Lamps

8 Reasons LED Lights Are Better Than Metal Halide Lamps

Until a few years ago, there was a huge misconception that LED lighting was not a good replacement for traditional metal halide lighting. While this was true back in the 1970s when LED technology was still in the early stages of development, it is no longer the case....

Applications and Benefits of LED Lighting in Food Safety

Applications and Benefits of LED Lighting in Food Safety

As the old adage goes, "Cleanliness is next to godliness." However, in the United States, the food and beverage industry is tightly controlled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In other countries around the world,...

Choosing the Right LED HighBays for Your Location

Choosing the Right LED HighBays for Your Location

High bay lights are usually found in large indoor spaces with high ceilings like sports arenas, gymnasiums, warehouses, big-box stores, and industrial facilities. These light fixtures usually have a very high lumen output as they have to light up large vertical and...

Why Good Parking Lot Lighting Is So Important

Why Good Parking Lot Lighting Is So Important

There's one interesting thing about parking lot lighting - most people don't notice its quality unless it is bad. If a parking lot is well-lit, drivers and pedestrians find it easy to navigate – and they also feel safe. On the other hand, if it is poorly lit, people...

Retrofitting a 400W Metal Halide with LED

Retrofitting a 400W Metal Halide with LED

This is probably the most common HID light on the market, the 400W HID (Metal Halide or HPS) bulb. It's not hard to find this fixture in a commercial or industrial facility. Along with their associated ballasts, these lights consume around 455 Watts every time they...

How to Illuminate Different Sections of a Gym

There are several things to take into consideration when planning lighting for a gym. Gyms need a lot of light and must appear bright and airy at all times. They have different sections and each requires specific lighting. The light fixtures you choose must always be...

Selecting the Perfect Lighting for a Warehouse

"Warehouse lighting is a necessary cost that our company has to bear. There are no savings to be made and the best thing we can do is keep expenditure to a minimum." If this is what you're thinking, we completely disagree with you. Your warehouse lighting doesn't have...

A Buyer’s Guide to Wall Pack Lights

Wall pack lights, which also go by the name exterior building lights, are lights that are mounted on the exterior walls of buildings. They are generally used to light up building walls or the ground areas next to buildings that are frequented by pedestrians and...

When Does It Make Sense to Switch to LED Technology?

LEDs have overtaken conventional lights for many reasons: long lifespans, decreased energy consumption, better light output, and low maintenance. According to the Department of Energy, by 2030, LED lighting will save 190 terawatt hours of energy annually, which...

Buying LED Conversion Kits? Here Are 3 Things to Consider

After deciding to make the switch to LED technology, the next step is choosing between retrofitting and a full fixture replacement. Since you've landed on this page, we’re sure you have decided that retrofitting is better for your facility than a full redesign. You’ve...

5 Things You Should Know When Changing to LED Technology

It is no secret that LEDs are much better for the environment than their HID counterparts. But some companies and manufacturers still haven't made the switch because of the associated costs. Others are sitting on the fence as they decide whether LED technology is the...

The Best LED Bulb to Replace a 400-Watt Metal Halide Lamp

While many companies, lighting specialists, and facility managers now use LED technology, it is not uncommon to see metal halide lamps in manufacturing facilities, big-box stores, industrial spaces, and warehouses. And while these bulbs are more efficient than high...

How to Retrofit a 400W HID Fixture

You’ve heard that switching to energy efficient lighting can save money. But where to start? Old 400 Watt HID (Metal-Halide and High-Pressure Sodium) fixtures are installed almost everywhere in commercial and industrial spaces. You see them used in parking...

Industrial LED Lighting for Warehouses

Industrial LED Lighting Fixtures to Consider for Your Warehouse Industrial offices typically are huge in size. As a result, these structures are costly to maintain. Keeping the lights on, sometimes 24/7, is critical to the success of your facility. Unfortunately, you...

Common LED Retrofit FAQs

Once you discover LED retrofit kits, there often are a number of questions that come up. Here are the most commonly ask questions about LED retrofits. What is a retrofit kit? Well, we've actually put together a post explaining this more in-depth. But to recap, it is...

High Bay vs Low Bay Lighting

Heavy duty lighting projects, like those often done in large buildings such as warehouses, factories, and processing plants, typically require high bay or low bay lights. These high lumen output lights are designed to provide well distributed and uniform light in open...

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