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HID Fixtures

HID Fixtures

What is a HID Fixture?   A HID fixture is a lighting device that consists of a fixture, a HID bulb, a ballast, reflectors and a mount. HID is an acronym for High Intensity Discharge, and applies to a family of high lumen bulbs. Mercury Vapor, Metal Halide....

9 Steps to Choosing Lights for Parking and Large Areas

9 Steps to Choosing Lights for Parking and Large Areas

All commercial property owners should be considering converting over to LED. Outdoors, they may have metal halide shoebox lights that are consuming 400W to 1000W each, and so installing new LED outdoor lights in their parking areas makes sense, right? So what do you...

LEDs in Extreme Applications

LEDs in Extreme Applications

Some facilities have extreme circumstances where typical LED lighting may not meet the special needs.  This blog will cover four unique applications: high temperature, hazardous locations, food processing, and extreme outdoor. If you find yourself evaluating lighting...

How Lighting Controls Are Changing Lighting

How Lighting Controls Are Changing Lighting

As LED technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the world of lighting keeps on changing. And as more businesses and organizations embrace LED technology, they realize they can save even more money by installing automation and sensor technology in their...

Converting to LED – S/P Ratios

Converting to LED – S/P Ratios

A lot of time we are asked what is the equivalent LED product to convert from Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium or Mercury Vapor. And a lot of time, we have a product in mind that works based on past experience. But how did we come up with that product, and how did...

Do Dimmer Switches Save Power: The Answer

Do Dimmer Switches Save Power: The Answer

The energy saving power of lighting has quickly grown over the years, and still is to this day. In the commercial and industrial space, a lot of companies are making the switch over from older technology lighting fixtures like metal halide and other HID lights over to...

Lighting Maintenance Factor

Lighting Maintenance Factor

Illumination Systems are designed to fulfill the required lighting level at the end of an operation term and not at day one of the new installation. The luminous flux of the system is going down over lifetime. This is a normal process, no product is lasting forever...

Lighting Language – Basics

Lighting Language – Basics

  Common Terms used in the Lighting Industry and what they mean   Light Light is visible radiation between 380nm and 780nm. Beyond this range the radiation is not visible for the human eye. It is radiation in infrared, ultraviolet or radio frequency. The visible...

What is an LED? (Revised 2019)

What is an LED? (Revised 2019)

LED is the acronym for “Light Emitting Diode”. LEDs are semiconductor devices that produce light.  These were initially used as indicator lights but are now used extensively for indoor and outdoor lighting.  MyLEDLightingGuide specializes in commercial and industrial...

Indoor LED Lighting Calculator

Indoor LED Lighting Calculator

How bright will your space be after you convert to LED Lighting? That's a great question. No one wants to spend money on a LED lighting conversion project only to find out the room isn't bright enough. Or too bright. Saving money is one thing. Ending up with the right...

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