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Why Not to Change a Light Fixture Yourself

by Cooper Clark on Jun 04, 2024

Replacing a light fixture is one of those projects that you may think is easy and you can DIY (do-it-yourself). Updating old, buzzing light fixtures with new LED illumination is energy-efficient and smart, but not something you or your janitorial staff should do on their own. The job considered easy and affordable might be costly in the long term. Changing a light fixture requires the work of a skilled electrician, and here is why:

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Topics: LED Lighting, Commercial Lighting

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

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

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

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