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How To Read Photometrics: Part 1 – Photometric Terms

How To Read Photometrics: Part 1 – Photometric Terms

Photometric Terms Lumens: Also known as Luminous Flux, is the total amount of light produced by a light source without regard to direction. The luminous flux is provided by lamp manufacturers and common lumen values are included in the lamp matrix. Candela: Luminous intensity, measured in candela (cd), is the amount of light produced in


Things to Keep in Mind When Lighting For Mood

When designing spaces, the first goal is to define the space and primary use of that space. “In an office setting, lighting should encourage alertness and productivity,” says Rebecca Hadley, manager of Eaton’s SOURCE lighting education center. “It’s also beneficial to incorporate controls that allow for changes throughout the workday. Ideally, you’d have the ability to

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Illuminating Alternatives: Research in Museum Lighting

The last half of the 20th century saw the widespread acceptance and application of environmental guidelines designed to protect museum collections. In recent decades, these guidelines—which delineate standards for temperature, humidity, lighting, and other environmental factors—have provided unprecedented stability for the environments of many museums, reducing the danger of damage to objects in their collections.


The Regulation Catch-Up

Understanding U.S. Energy Codes and Standards Energy codes play a key role in helping us reduce our energy consumption. They set the mandatory requirements for new building construction and major renovations. The nation’s top three building energy codes and standards—Part 6 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, the International Energy Conservation Code

A modern FAQ for Lighting Solutions

Lighting is rapidly changing as new efficient bulbs are released. Education of proper bulb placement and type means saving power, money, and enjoying a properly lit setting. Here are some common questions that present themselves. What lightbulb to buy for a lighting fixture There are three main choices to make. Type of bulb Modern bulbs

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Qualifying an LED Light Bulb or Fixture

Lighting regulations used to be an issue. Faulting lighting was up to the discretion of the buyer, or the morality of the business. Fortunately, qualifying new LED lighting is not a chore. Energy Star has done the work for us and we appreciate it. To garner the Energy Star Logo, products must meet particular specifications,

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Lighting 101: How much light is enough?

You may be making some lighting changes in your home or at work. It could be something small like a new light bulb. Perhaps it is something big such as new fixtures. Either way, you’ll need to do some math. You don’t want your home flooded with light but you also don’t want to be


Hospitality: Best Lighting Practices

The best lights make a room comfortable without guests ever knowing how much thought went into the process. This is especially important in hospitality lighting. The vast majority of guests need to move through the facility comfortably without realizing how great the lighting is. In the case of hospitality lighting, we mean hotels, bars, or


Retail: Best Lighting Practices

In a retail application, it is important that the product is highly visible. This means an open floor plan with a tactical attention to lighting. These solutions are even more important when the products are perishable food. If customers aren’t drawn toward fresh fruits, vegetables, or milk products then you can guarantee the store will


Commercial Interiors: Best Lighting Practices

Lighting commercial interiors is an evolving art form. Most buildings have not evolved with the lighting industry. They have been left behind with inefficient and costly fixtures or outdated models. The benefits of updating commercial interiors are not just in design and fashion. LED fixtures reduce cost in two major ways. Reduced Consumption Power consumption