The search for commercial lighting systems can be confusing, misleading, and overwhelming at times. With all of the different terms, labels, and technologies being used how can anyone expect you to make any decisions with all of that going on?

Well, this post is going to at least relieve your confusion about DesignLights Consortium vs EnergyStar approved and qualified lighting products. There is a difference, and you need to be well aware of what it is when you are looking into a new lighting system for commercial purposes and applications.


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With all of the different terms in the lighting industry, it can be hard to keep on top of them, especially if you don’t work directly in the lighting field (such as building owners and managers).

The term retrofit lights, retrofit kits, and the related are highly important to anyone who is trying to upgrade their lighting system at their facility. As you will find out, you will be able to make a decision that will be a lot easier when you understand what retrofit lighting is entirely.


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Quality, quality, quality. We all strive to purchase not only affordable items but those of quality too. When it comes to your commercial lighting needs, you surely search for the same. Whether you manage any of the following, quality still matters:


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Depending on the size of the warehouse we are discussing; the energy costs related to the lighting withing and even outside the warehouse can vary. But no matter what size, shape, or capacity a warehouse operation runs out of they all have one thing in common and that’s lighting expenses.

This is a common struggle for facility managers: trying to save money with the money that they have. And upgrading or investing in a new lighting system although can save money and produce a positive ROI overtime; can cause troubles considering it costs money upfront.


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It’s agreeable that we all wish for the generations in school now and to come on all levels (elementary, middle / high school, and college) to be given a better environment than we were when in school.

Specifically in this post we will be talking about the importance of efficient and more importantly quality lighting within a classroom, on campus, or even in the hallways. From the temperature of the light to the proper lumens, it’s all important and ignoring even just one of these points can prove to cause average grades to drop school wide which is bad for endless amounts of reasons. The following points are all applicable to the learning environment in any situation:


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