After putting it off for months, you’ve decided it’s time to update the lighting in your home library. The current bulbs being used appear dull, and since you use this area for working, reading and studying, you want to update the light to reflect richer, brighter illumination. Unfortunately, you are not sure how to select the lighting necessary to accommodate this space. In order to fully understand how to replace your lighting properly for any space, it is important to understand Kelvin. Let’s take a closer look at color temperature and how it affects your lighting choices.
Roughly two-thirds of the surface of this blue marble we call Earth is covered in water (ironically named isn’t it?) filled with all types of life. The nitrogen cycle we find in soil is replicated just as effectively within oceans and lakes, leading to plant life that is just as vibrant and healthy beneath the water as it is above. Humans have been working with this natural nitrogen-water cycle, and the relationship between fish and plants, to create more sustainable farms throughout history, but the Earth has done it for far longer. Growing techniques using water-based plants and nutrients from fish are known collectively as aquaponics. Continue Reading
Many products are advertised with statements like “dust resistant” or “waterproof”. With electrical products, dust and water can cause huge problems, resulting in higher costs and lost time. The International Electrotechnical Commission created a code that signifies the degree of protection offered by enclosures for electrical products. This code is known as the IP Rating or the Ingress Protection rating. Continue Reading
The life hours of a light bulb can be a major factor when deciding whether or not you want to purchase a particular type of lighting. Life hours or life expectancy can be verified in different ways, depending on the bulb in question. Let’s take a closer look at how incandescents, fluorescent tubes, HIDs and LEDs establish their longevity based on different testing methods.