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2023 Light Bulb Ban: What You Need to Know

by Cooper Clark on Jan 04, 2023

In 2023, legislation will go into effect in the United States that will prohibit light bulbs with an energy efficiency of under 45 lumens per watt, which rules out most incandescent and halogen options commonly used today. This ban will mean it will no longer be legal to manufacture, import, or sell such bulbs. Instead, consumers will be encouraged to switch to more energy-efficient LED bulbs. Therefore, understanding the specifics of the upcoming ban and why LED lighting is better is essential.

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Topics: Energy Savings, LED Lighting

The 90-Minute Emergency Lighting Test - What Is It?

by Cooper Clark on Oct 10, 2022

The 90-Minute Emergency Lighting Test - What Is It?

Emergency lights are important in the event of an emergency, as they can help individuals safely evacuate the building. Building safety codes require that your emergency lights function for at least
1.5 hours. The 90-minute emergency lighting test makes sure that your emergency lights are ready to handle any situation.

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Topics: Understanding Emergency Lighting Fire Code, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Made Simple

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

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