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LED Frequently Asked Questions

LED Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about LEDAll our LED lights and bulbs are energy saving that are designed to replace incandescent, fluorescent, CFL, metal halide, high pressure sodium and halogen lights in your office, facility or business. They will reduce your energy...

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Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

Converting Fluorescent Shop Lights to LED

Do you still use fluorescent lights in your work shop? If yes, then are these lights any good? Do they light up dark and dim areas well? Can you work well in fluorescent lights or do you have to strain your eyes to see the fine details? Have you switched your fluorescent...

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LED Lumens Comparison

LED Lumens Comparison

Why is it you can replace some lights with more 'advertised' lumens with a LED light with less lumens. Here are 4 reasons why you can use less LED lumens to replace traditional HID lights   You need less lumens when you have Focused Directional Lumens LED light is...

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What are high bay lights?

What are high bay lights?

There are a lot that High Bay LED and Low Bay LED Fixtures have in common. If you were to place two fixtures side by side it would be difficult to determine which was the high bay or low bay fixture. High bay and low bay lights have a lot in common. But this similarity...

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IP Rating and LED Lighting

IP Rating and LED Lighting

The IP Rating The International Protection Marking (IP Code/Ingress Protection) rates the effectiveness from intrusions such as dust or water. The IP rating is a standard of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It applies to a wide range of products.   It is of...

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HID Fixture

HID Fixture

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. Ceramics,...

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Extreme Application LED

Extreme Application LED

Some facilities have extreme circumstances where typical LED lighting may not meet the special needs.  This blog will cover 4 unique applications: high temperature, hazardous locations, food processing and extreme outdoors. If you find yourself evaluating lighting upgrades...

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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 we...

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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 light...

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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 LED...

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Active Cooling Versus Passive Cooling for LED

Active Cooling Versus Passive Cooling for LED

LED Light is efficient. Far more efficient than the HID, fluorescent or incandescent bulbs they replace. But not all energy LED consumes is converted to light. Some of the energy is used to create heat. And while LED is far more efficient than the other light sources at...

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50 Best Electrical Apps in 2020

50 Best Electrical Apps in 2020

Enabling electricians and students to have access to easy and affordable electrical apps is a great way to improve workflow, productivity, knowledge, and accuracy. We’ve put together this list of 50 (and growing) best electrical apps to help people of all skills levels, on...

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The Cost of Street Lights (Revised 2020)

The Cost of Street Lights (Revised 2020)

Are you wondering; How much does a street light cost? Or even, how much does it cost to install a street light? The following article will explain all of the true LED street light costs and answer both of those questions and show you the true advantages of LED street...

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