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How Can the Pandemic Help Your LED Lighting Upgrades?

by Cooper Clark on May 08, 2020

Right now, businesses everywhere have closed their doors.  However, services like upgrades and renovations are still available with new no-contact policies. If you take a drive, you will see that schools and facilities everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Commercial Lighting

Enhancing The Effectiveness Of Your Emergency Exit Lights

by Cooper Clark on Apr 23, 2020

    Your employees' safety matters to you, not only because you care about them, but because they are the source of your company's productivity. This is why you want your building's emergency exit lights to be the best that they can be. Here are a few tips for optimizing those life-saving lights.    


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Topics: Emergency Lighting

Take this Quiz to Test Your Knowledge of LED Lighting

by Cooper Clark on Mar 30, 2020

The facts about LED lighting are convincing organizations around the country to choose this lighting solution. How much do you know about LED lighting?  Take this quiz to find out.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Lighting For Ambiance In Your Store

by Cooper Clark on Feb 10, 2020

    Brick-and-mortar retail stores rely on ambiance for a lot of their sales, and lighting is an important aspect of that ambiance. There are a couple of things a retail outfit must keep in mind when it is using lighting to set the tone for its establishment.  


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Topics: Commercial Lighting

How to Make Windowless Offices Desirable with LED Lighting

by Cooper Clark on Jan 21, 2020

When most people think of an office building, they think of glittering towers made of windows on every side. But those offices are more than the outer surface area that is exposed to natural light. Inside any decently-sized office building are a large number of offices and other spaces that have no windows at all. Even skylights are out of the question for floors that are not at the top. Architects have done their best, but it's up to building owners and occupying businesses to make those interior windowless offices actually enjoyable to work in.

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Topics: LED Lighting

What to Know About Your Emergency and Exit Light Batteries

by Cooper Clark on Jan 02, 2020

    Keeping your emergency and exit lights ready for the worst is an important part of maintaining any building, and conserving the lights' backup batteries are a big part of that job. Doing it effectively, fortunately, is fairly easy once you understand the basics of emergency light batteries.


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Topics: Emergency Lighting Made Simple

Why Use Bucket Trucks

by Cooper Clark on Nov 27, 2019

    You might have seen trucks at various work sites that had an arm with a bucket attached to the top of it. This arm extends far above the truck, and people can ride up in it and stand in the bucket while working. As you may have guessed, these are called bucket trucks, or occasionally, cherry pickers.  The original version was indeed used to pick cherries and other fruits in orchards at harvest time.  It had a platform that could be moved up and down and a worker would stand on the platform.  Not only did using a cherry picker provide more safety than using a ladder but it also eliminated damage to trees from ladders being placed against the trunks and branches.  Today the modern cherry picker, the bucket truck, is used in many industries. Particularly, electrical companies like to use them. There are a couple of reasons that an electrical company would prefer to use bucket trucks instead of making their electricians shimmy up poles or ladders to do the job.  

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

Beyond Mandatory Exit Signs: LED Lights Can Save Your Employees From an Emergency

by Cooper Clark on Nov 11, 2019

Regulations require your commercial building to have illuminated exit signs that will work even when the power goes out. This is an important regulation that has saved countless lives over the decades. But why stop there? With the same reliable and safe LED lights and the same (or additional) emergency power system, you can provide your employees with more than just strategically placed exit signs to get them out of the building in an emergency.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems

5 Reasons to Revamp Your LED Outdoor Lighting Design

by Cooper Clark on Oct 22, 2019

Outdoor lighting is something that businesses invest in selectively. Some businesses go all-out and you can see their buildings glittering in the evening like a magical corporate wonderland. Of course, it's just LEDs on brick and plant life, but it looks incredible and the image stands out in the mind when people drive by during the day.

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Topics: LED Lighting

The NFPA 101 And You

by Cooper Clark on Oct 09, 2019

     Everywhere that buildings exist, there exist standards for keeping the people using them safe in an emergency. In America, the standards that government entities reference is called the NFPA 101, or the Life Safety Code. At least 43 states have adopted it as their official standard for creating and maintaining safe buildings, and all states at least base their building safety codes on it. So what is this Life Safety Code, and how does it affect you?

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Topics: Understanding Emergency Lighting Fire Code

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