Posted on 2017-06-07 13:46:51
While the advantages of LED Lighting always refer to massive savings in power consumption, reduced heat, and lamp longevity, it’s also important to mention the advantage that LEDs emit practically no ultraviolet light. While other lighting technologies always emit some ultraviolet radiation, because of the precisely and scientifically controlled manufacturing of LED lights there is no wasted energy emitted that is potentially harmful and unpleasant to the eye. This is also crucially important in photo-sensitive environments such as areas with artworks that can be damaged from UV exposure, or supermarkets where UV can degrade perishable food.Read More
Posted on 2017-03-08 13:36:22
If you’ve purchased our internal drive line voltage powered T8 tubes in the past, you know that we ship them with a pair of unshunted tombstones. But why can’t the tubes use the tombstones already installed with the fluorescent ballasts? More likely than not, those tombstones already in the troffers and fixtures are shunted. The difference between a shunted and non-shunted/unshunted tombstone is that the metal contact inside the shunted socket is one solid piece, giving it continuity if measured. Unshunted tombstones, on the other hand, have separate contacts for each pin, and were developed much later as fluorescent ballast technology advanced.Read More
Posted on 2017-01-22 11:20:51
How are Lumens Measured?
Lumens are typically measured at the source, the bare lamp level. But this does not accurately account for a “real-life” scenario of the lumens. There could be environmental factors such as weather or heat which impact the lumens in the real world, or even the type of fixture the lamp is installed in. Diffuser or protective covers can block 20% of the light from being transmitted to the target destination.Read More