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The Basics of How Light Happens

by Cooper Clark on Feb 18, 2022

Light is all around us, and that is a good thing. We need it to see what we are doing. 

Despite how necessary it is, though, many of us think very little about it. You flip your light switch and light floods a room, making everything from furniture to dust bunnies visible. But what is it, really? What are you getting when you flip that switch? 

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Topics: LED Lighting

Fire Marshal Inspections of Emergency Lights

by Cooper Clark on Jan 07, 2022

Businesses, schools, towns.  All require a team of dedicated professionals to keep them up and running. That's why, in order to stay on top of everything, the best leaders know you need to hire
the best people to help take care of the actual buildings. The last thing a business owner or school administrator needs is a sudden, unforeseen distraction that disrupts their daily rhythm. That
disruption could come in the form of a Fire Marshal.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems, Understanding Emergency Lighting Fire Code, Emergency Lighting, Commercial Lighting

Pole Lights

by Cooper Clark on Nov 26, 2021

Where you mount your lights is important. This gets complicated in places such as outdoor parking areas where there are no nearby walls to install lights on. This is where pole lights come in, and it's crucial to know as much as possible about pole lights before choosing the type to use. 

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Topics: Energy Savings, Lighting Maintenance, Commercial Lighting

Exterior Emergency Lights: The Basics

by Cooper Clark on Aug 25, 2021

Most people know that you have to put an emergency exit light at the point of egress in a building. Putting lights on the other side of the emergency exit is also a good idea. Consider the following.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting CT, Commercial Lighting

Electrical Repairs

by Cooper Clark on Jul 27, 2021

Every business in this age uses an electrical system and electrical equipment, and there are few things that disrupt the workday like the electricity going on the blink. Less dramatically, but equally detrimental to your business, is when your electrical system gets a more subtle sort of damage. Wires and connections get loose or worn down, and then everything your business depends on slows down and develops quirks that interfere with your day. Here are a few things that may require the services of a professional electrician.

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Topics: Lighting Maintenance, Commercial Lighting, Electrical repairs

When Should You Schedule Lighting Inspections?

by Cooper Clark on May 21, 2021

Every building should have its lighting systems inspected occasionally. It's important to keep an eye on your lighting as those fixtures and high-powered bulbs have potential to cause injury or even fire if they malfunction. 

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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Lighting Maintenance, Commercial Lighting

Why Your Industrial Business Needs An LED Lighting Upgrade

by Cooper Clark on Mar 05, 2021

The lighting of warehouses, factories and other industrial buildings is sometimes ignored or given short shrift unless there is something obviously wrong with it. No outsiders regularly visit and you tend not to have clients to impress, so making the lighting all pretty doesn't seem necessary. However, a lighting upgrade is exactly the sort of change that could benefit an industrial business.  Here are a few ways that switching to LED lighting can help your company. 

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Topics: Energy Savings, LED Lighting

The Basics Of Emergency Lighting Inverters

by Cooper Clark on Jan 25, 2021

During a storm or disaster, you may have experienced power outages.  Your emergency lighting system should be ready if you experience a power outage from a small incident or a major catastrophe.  Here is where an inverter comes in.     

 

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting CT, Commercial Lighting

Taking Special Care Of Your LED Lights

by Cooper Clark on Dec 07, 2020

LED lights have many benefits for companies. They reduce your utility bill, provide consistent and clean white light for your property, and they look pretty. One of the biggest benefits is how long the LEDs last without flickering. They generally can run for 50,000 hours, and that can help you cross one more expense off this year's quarterly report. However, as with all things, failing to maintain your lights can lead to you losing hours and ultimately paying for replacements long before you are budgeted to. Here are a few tips for avoiding that.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Maintenance, Commercial Lighting

Different Types Of Exit Signs To Consider

by Cooper Clark on Nov 10, 2020

Eventually, no matter how well you take care of your exit signs, you have to buy a new one for your building. Or perhaps you just bought a building that needs an exit sign to get up to code. Regardless of the circumstance, you will have several designs to choose from. Here are a few options that you might find.

 

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting CT, Emergency Lighting Made Simple

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