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LED Technology: Picture Lights

Danielle Littman |  2013-05-01

LEDs are the newest and most talked about energy saving technology for lighting today – they use approximately one tenth of the power of an incandescent fixture. This amount of energy savings is not only great for the environment and your wallet but this new technology also influences the designs of light fixtures. There are…


Track Lighting Guide: Putting Together a Low Voltage Track Lighting System

Danielle Littman |  2013-03-27

There are 4 basic components to a Low Voltage Track System: track, standoffs, transformer and light fixtures. • Track – this is what the light fixtures attach to, it brings power from the source to the very last fixture. • Standoffs – standoffs hold the track steady so that it does not dip with the…


Establish Your Energy Efficient Lighting Plan Now

Danielle Littman |  2013-03-14

Whether you’re remodeling or just looking for a more efficient way to light your home, there are far better economical ways to do so. Here are some of our most helpful tips on starting an energy efficient lighting plan from our most knowledgeable lighting professionals. You can save energy and keep your home stylish and…


Philips New Smart Bulb: Hue

Danielle Littman |  2012-11-09

This past week several new “smart” screw-in LED bulbs were introduced to the public and one specifically, the Philips “Hue”, is available at retail level, according to an American Lighting Association (ALA) monthly newsletter. The Hue is not being sold at just any retailer either; try Apple, which is now selling these “Wi-Fi enabled Philips…


Holtkotter’s Successful Approach to LED Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2012-10-25

Holtkotter is joining the elite manufacturers on the LED technology front with unique and innovative products offered in both LED and low-voltage application options. The thing that sets Holtkotter apart from others is their excellence in light output as well as the array of superior dimmable options for their LED table lamps, torchiere’s and floor…


Satco’s New KolourOne LED Brand

Danielle Littman |  2012-10-17

As LED technology continues to advance, more and more companies are beginning to introduce new LED products in the residential market and Satco Products, Inc. is one of them. Today, we are shining a spotlight on one of Satco’s latest LED introductions, KolourOne. Satco and its long time strategic partner, Wooree Lighting of South Korea…


Philips Releases New LED App

Danielle Littman |  2012-10-10

Philips Lighting University has now made it much easier for you to become the authority in LED lighting with their new app (sold on iTunes), Learn LED, which is intended to provide you with the premier LED education tool, on the go, when you want it. Instead of having to sit through extensive classes or…


Emergency Lighting Tips

Danielle Littman |  2012-08-16

For commercial buildings, emergency lighting is an important part of the accessibility of the building. Often, emergency lights aid navigation during the nighttime hours both inside and out. There is an array of types of emergency lighting out there and they are available in a wide range of styles that will function efficiently when installed…


What are the Benefits of ENERGY STAR Lights?

Danielle Littman |  2012-08-01

There are many advantages to using ENERGY STAR lights; choosing more efficient bulbs or fixtures can make a difference in your overall carbon footprint, limiting greenhouse gases as well as save you money in the long-run. ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) use less energy than typical incandescent bulbs, about 75 percent less energy. According…


How Can I Reduce My Energy Consumption in Lighting?

Danielle Littman |  2012-07-03

Lighting uses about 10 percent of the total energy consumed in a home so it is always questioned how one can reduce that energy consumption. Using less energy greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves the air quality of the environment. Here are some ideas to help you reduce your energy costs and intake: •…


What Tax Credits Are Available for Energy Efficient Buildings?

Danielle Littman |  2012-06-21

If you are beginning to make a conscious effort in making energy-efficient adjustments to your home or business, you may qualify for federal tax credits if you meet the eligibility requirements. In most cases, commercial buildings can benefit in federal tax deductions of up to $1.80 per square foot by indicating a savings of 50%…


Sea Gull Lighting Honored for Energy Star Promotion

Danielle Littman |  2012-05-15

Sea Gull Lighting is one of the leaders in manufacturing energy-efficient lighting and the company’s expansion of their ENERGY STAR and LED products has been officially recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA has named Sea Gull Lighting the winner of the 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion; awarded…