LED Rebates in California

California LED Rebate Guide for ContractorsAttention Lighting Contractors in California!

Did you know that there’s an online database that can help you search for LED Lamps and Fixtures that qualify for at LEAST one of many different energy rebates in the state of California? Continue reading

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What is a Lighting Retrofit?

What is a Lighting Retrofit?

Lighting technology is constantly improving, but does that mean you need to buy entirely new fixtures every time more efficient technology hits the market? Not necessarily, thanks to retrofitting. Retrofitting is a popular and cost-effective alternative to upgrading to a more energy efficient and higher quality lighting system. Read on to learn more about retrofitting and how it can help you. Continue reading

What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

In Fluorescent Lighting systems a Lighting Ballast is a device which is designed to regulate the amount of electrical current required to start and illuminate a lamp. Maintaining sufficient voltage in a linear lamp is an extremely important aspect of a light fixture’s operation. Without the implementation of a ballast, the light fixture would be unable to control the amount of electrical current. Not controlling the electrical current can cause an electrical surge that may result in the destruction of the lamp.
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The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

(NewsUSA) – A lighting switch is just a switch, right? As it turns out, not really. Technology is changing the smallest details in your home — switches, controls and dimmers — to make daily life more beautiful and more functional. The American Lighting Association (ALA) details advances in lighting switches. Continue reading

Budget DIY Methods Of Revamping Your Kitchen

Today, the kitchen has turned out to be the heart of the family home, the place where we are spending most of our family time. We generally tend to gravitate towards our kitchens for more than just meal preparation. That’s why the room’s design needs to fulfill both social and functional needs. Continue reading

How Energy Rebates and Incentives Work

How Energy Rebates and Incentives Work

How do Energy Rebates and Incentives Work?

Replacing or retrofitting older lighting fixtures or appliances with new energy efficient technologies can save a significant amount of money, especially when you consider that Lighting can represent up to 40% of an average building’s electrical costs. But did you also know that switching to a more energy efficient solution can actually earn you money back on top of your energy savings? This may seem like a bold claim, but it is absolutely possible due to Energy Rebates and Incentives. Continue reading

LED vs Fluorescent: Why are People Switching?

LED vs Fluorescent: Why are People Switching? led vs fluorescent t8 led vs fluorescent led t8 vs fluorescent

LED vs Fluorescent

For many years Linear Fluorescent Lights have been the go-to when it comes to lighting large indoor spaces. Fluorescent lamps are able to convert more input power into visible light than incandescent lamps, which of course made them quickly rise in popularity. They also typically last 10 – 20 times longer than an equivalent incandescent lamp which makes them less expensive to operate in the long run. That aside, there is a new lighting technology on the market now, and it’s giving linear fluorescents a major run for their money. Continue reading