While 2019 was wrapping up, the President signed a new tax deal into law. Here's the good news: it benefits businesses who either completed or want to complete a lighting retrofit.
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Have you tried to order T12 fluorescent tubes lately?
While we still have plenty in stock in our online store, manufacturers are producing less overall.
The product has also changed. These days, most T12s will work with an electronic ballast instead of a magnetic ballast.
When it comes time to get your building permits and pass inspection, a tiny little sticker on your lighting fixture could end up being the difference between opening on-time or weeks of delays.
Knowing ahead of time about the standards and certifications that inspectors may be looking for will help you to stay sane through getting a space permitted, passing inspection, and opening.
Lighting products are full of specifications. Some of them impact the overall performance of the lighting system, and some of them make a significant impact on light levels, color, or energy consumption.
When it comes to ballasts, do you know what to look for? Ballast factor is one of those often overlooked or misunderstood specs that can make a big difference in your linear fluorescent lighting system.
In this article, we’re answering three key questions related to ballast factor. You can click on the questions to jump ahead to the section.
Healthcare facilities spend an alarming amount of money. The total tops $8 billion in the U.S. every year.
A big reason for those costs – everything is constantly running. Lights and HVAC need to be on all day, every day. Patient safety and care is a top priority.
There are four ways to immediately reduce those high costs and improve the experience for patients and employees.
T12 fluorescent tubes are hard to come by these days, but that's not to say they've disappeared entirely.
The tubes began to be phased out in mid-2012, which we wrote about at length in our post, "The phase out of T12s: Everything you need to know about discontinued tubes."
But if you still have T12s in your sockets and you're looking to save money on lighting in the next year, there are a
Keeping up with lighting standards and building codes can be exhausting. If you’re in California, you already have to worry about Title 24. Now, new appliance efficiency standards (also called Title 20) are in effect.
There is no other way to put it – the lighting industry is becoming increasingly complicated.
New companies continue to come onto the scene with bright LED lighting innovations and sometimes unbelievably low prices.
The perfect hotel lighting needs to be functional, aesthetically pleasing, and efficient. It can be difficult to find lighting that achieves all of these things, but our team is here to cut through the complexity.
Whether your commercial office building is new, dated, large, or small, proper lighting is a vital component of a functional and efficient workplace. It’s no secret that dim lighting puts strain on the eyes and lowers productivity, and harsh lighting can trigger serious migraines. Aside from employee benefit, some light fixtures also serve as decoration or accent lighting to make your facility more attractive to tenants.
Finding the perfect replacement products for these fixtures can be a hassle – and determining how to retrofit these fixtures can be confusing.