Oct 17, 14
Whether you live in a smaller apartment or a home with “petite” sized rooms, you understand the need to make the most of your space. Low ceilings and limited square footage can cause rooms to feel cramped and stuffy instead of open and inviting, making them hardly appealing to visitors, much less yourself. While unfortunately we can’t make your rooms physically larger, we can provide some lighting tips that will make them look and feel like they are. These simple strategies can add a little breathing room to your restricted spaces.
Oct 15, 14
After a long work week, you’re ready to visit your favorite, cozy and quaint restaurant. The service is pretty good, and the food is exceptional, but your attraction to this place has more to do with the ambiance. After an hour or so here, you completely forget about that stressful thing called a job. With a “switch” in settings, the weekend has officially begun.
Whether you’re going for a casual dinner or a more upscale meal, proper lighting plays a major role in your dining experience. The lighting in a restaurant affects many elements, including food presentation, mood lighting and overall gratification.
Oct 10, 14
Some people get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up their homes in spooky lights and wicked decorations. Others prefer a home with a less haunting appeal. If you’re one of the latter and haven’t already, consider decorating with autumn-themed accessories this season. Items such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and orange lights represent fall itself more than Halloween, allowing you to keep them up for longer than you would typical October decorations. Moreover, you won’t be upsetting the younger kids on the block with ghoulish props. If you’re looking to express your festive spirit in a friendlier way, we recommend adorning your home with the following fall lighting décor this year.
Oct 09, 14
We’ve all seen them lurking during nightfall, on the side of the road. It’s the embarrassing display of a poorly lit sign. Sure, there are some building and pylon signs that do not require illumination to advertise, but often times properly lit signs are essential for attracting potential customers, especially when it’s dark outside. Dim or dark signs can result in questionable advertising, loss in business revenue and overall costly energy inefficiency. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your sign.
Oct 03, 14
When light is too direct or reflected too strongly off a surface, it can produce a brighter, more dazzling light called glare. In the home, glare most frequently occurs in task lighting fixtures such as desk and table lamps, but it can occur in general lighting as well. Glare is a primary cause of eye strain, which can be uncomfortable for your eyes and result in headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms. This is why it is important to reduce the amount you experience in your home. Below are some effective strategies for eliminating glare as cause for eye strain.
Oct 01, 14
Whether you have a teeny coop in the city or a larger barn for your birds of beauty, lighting is vital to the health and vigor of your poultry. Small amounts of lighting during brooding or excessive lighting during growth season may result in financial or production loss for owners. Controlling lumens, temperature and color temperature are essential for chickens. This means that without the proper lighting, chickens may produce fewer eggs or fail to gain weight in a timely manner. Poultry perceive light differently than we do. For instance, where we see a yellowish or white glow from a bulb, poultry perceive the light as red because of their intense sensitivity to UV rays. Incidentally, this red light has a longer wavelength which enters the skull and skin of the chickens, prompting them to lay eggs. In the past, incandescent lamps were often used for poultry lighting, but these traditional lights are now fading due to their short lifespans, increased heat, and higher energy costs. To ensure the health and productivity of your poultry, let’s break down a few alternative lighting options you may want to consider for your broiler house.