Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions for Eldercare Facilities

Simon BaierCommercial Lighting, Eldercare

The energy efficient lighting movement is taking hold around the country but nowhere does it seem more needed than in the nation’s eldercare and long-term care facilities. Thankfully, lighting solutions are available, regardless of type or size of the facility, to save energy and boost both comfort and safety for residents.

Green Leadership: Hotels Moving on the Path to Sustainability

Simon BaierHotel Lighting, NewsLeave a Comment

Despite the economy’s anemic recovery, hotels are spending a lot more time and money on environmental and sustainability initiatives, and integrating energy-efficient lighting is a popular place to start reducing both carbon footprint and energy costs. Learn why lighting retrofits are the low-hanging fruit when it comes to savings and green leadership

What is a Lighting Ballast?

Simon BaierKnowledge Base, News2 Comments

A lighting ballast has three primary functions: first, establish an electric arc through the lamp; second, limit current through the lamp after ignition; and third, compensate for variations in line voltage and ensure consistent lumen output. Learn the difference between traditional core-and-coil, and newer (and better) electronic ballasts …

Ceramic Metal Halide Lighting Basics

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Ceramic Metal Halide is relatively new light source, touted for being compact, efficient, and powerful. CMH is part of the high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting category, which offers the highest efficacy and longest life of any lighting type, and saves up to 90% of lighting energy when they replace incandescent lamps.

Illuminance Explained

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Illuminance is the amount of light striking a surface – also known as incident light, where the “incident” is the beam of light actually landing on the surface. Lumens are a measure of the quantity of light, referred to as luminous flux or just flux, emitted by a light source. When considering lighting applications, illuminance is used to measure …

What is Full Spectrum Lighting?

Simon BaierKnowledge Base, News3 Comments

Lighting spectrum – Natural and artificial lighting. Light, as we humans see it, is electromagnetic radiation that’s visible to the human eye. It’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call “visible light”. The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all frequencies, or wavelengths, of electromagnetic radiation – from very low energy frequencies like radio waves, to radiation with very … Read More

Is Color Quality Scale (CQS) an improvement on CRI?

Simon BaierKnowledge Base, News6 Comments

Solid state lighting industry at an impasse efforts to replace CRI with CQS (Color Quality Scale) As advances in solid state lighting products, especially LEDs, continue to push into the marketplace displacing incandescent and fluorescent lighting products, it only stands to reason that evaluation methods for these products, such as the measurement of color fidelity, or CRI – now almost 50 … Read More