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Emergency Lighting: Key Considerations

by Cooper Clark on Mar 15, 2024

Your emergency lighting system includes emergency lights and exit signs that guide people to
safety in the event of a fire or power outage. The National Fire Code (NFC) is the standard that sets guidelines for the design, installation, and maintenance of emergency lighting systems. In this article, we will discuss emergency lighting, the requirements of the NFC, how emergency lighting is designed, and the importance of regular maintenance.

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

Benefits of Electric Vehicle Chargers for Your Facility

by Cooper Clark on Jan 11, 2024

With plug-in vehicles becoming more common, it makes sense to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers at your place of business.  Investing in EV chargers can quickly pay for itself. Read on to understand the benefits of electric vehicle chargers.                                                                                                                                       


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Topics: Energy Savings, Electric Vehicles

Crush Rising Energy Costs With LED Lights

by Cooper Clark on Dec 11, 2023

It's no secret that energy costs always tend to rise, especially when daylight is short and it's cold out.  Businesses and organizations are looking for ways to reduce their expenses.  LED lights offer a solution to increasing electricity prices.  Let's look at why.

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Topics: Energy Savings, LED Lighting, Commercial Lighting

Bollard Lights and Their Benefits

by Cooper Clark on Sep 08, 2023

Bollard lights are versatile, and in this day and age, they're everywhere! Both in suburban and urban areas, businesses and homes use them in several ways to brighten up their landscapes.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Commercial Lighting

Save $$$ By Using Timers, Sensors, and Dimmers

by Cooper Clark on Jul 25, 2023

Are your energy bills soaring month after month?  

According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, approximately 10% of all electricity used in commercial buildings in 2018 was for lighting. There are many reasons for this, but a couple of them include not using energy-efficient lighting, and leaving lights on when they aren't needed. 

You can lower your power bills and carbon footprint without lowering the lighting effect on your property.  This article looks at how the proper lighting, timers, sensors, photocells, and dimmers lower your energy usage.

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Topics: Energy Savings, Commercial Lighting

Area of Refuge Signs

by Cooper Clark on Jul 25, 2023

Area of Refuge Signs

What is an Area of Refuge?  

An area of refuge (sometimes called an area of rescue) is a designated spot in a building where individuals with mobility challenges can wait for help in case of an emergency and evacuation is not safe or is not possible. It is intended for the elderly, persons with disabilities, sick people, and anyone else who cannot use the stairs to exit.  It has a call button for help and a 2-way voice communication system.

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

Different Types of Lights; You Should Use One Lighting Company

by Cooper Clark on Feb 06, 2023

Every building - whether it's a business, school, store, factory, etc. - uses different types of lighting. The lighting features in your building should correspond to the purpose and setting of each area. The proper lighting is a game-changer, and understanding which type of lighting you need is essential. But just because you have different types of lights doesn't mean you need different companies to sell, install or repair them. In this piece, we shall explore popular types of lights, and why you should use one lighting company.

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Topics: Lighting Maintenance, Commercial Lighting

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

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