Category Archive: Luminaires

08/02/2016   /   , , , , ,

How to Choose the Correct LED Bulbs to Retrofit your Home Lighting?

How to Choose the Correct LED Bulbs to Retrofit your Home Lighting?

Most LED bulbs used in residential lighting have the advantage of being designed for the same sockets as older incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. However, this can be misleading: an LED bulb may fit into the same socket as the lamp which is replaced, but that does not necessarily mean it is a suitable upgrade. In […]

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01/01/2016   /   , , ,

Importance of Using Warm Colors in LED Street Lamps

Importance of Using Warm Colors in LED Street Lamps

To say that the purpose of lighting fixtures is simply illuminating would be an understatement; there is far more to lighting than just that. The light color used and the optics of luminaires have drastic effects on the ambience that is created, and by extension on human comfort and well-being. This is one of the […]

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Adjustable LED: Any Light Color or Brightness with a Single Bulb

A lot has been said about the energy efficiency and long life of LED lighting, and in fact those are the two main selling points of the technology. Most homes and businesses are upgraded to LED with the goal of cutting down energy costs while also simplifying maintenance. Another common motivation is environmental stewardship: reducing […]

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Glare and its Negative Impacts: Why It Should Be Avoided

Glare can be defined in simple terms as difficulty seeing when the eye is exposed to a very bright source of light, directly or through reflection. Glare occurs when there is a very drastic difference in luminance between a light source and the object or event being looked at. There are two main types of […]

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How Lighting Technologies Compare in Terms of Efficacy

The luminous efficacy of a lamp is the ratio of lighting output to power input, and it is measured in lumens per watt, or LPW. In lighting applications, there is a minimum lumen output to meet in order to provide adequate illumination levels. Higher efficacy technologies can achieve the target output with a lower power […]

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