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Lighting Tips to Spruce Up Your Front Porch

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Your front porch is the initial representation of your home; it is the entrance into your castle. But beyond being an entrance, your front porch can also serve as an area for lounging, or the place for your personal revelry. While the possibilities are endless, here are a few ways to create a porch visitors will fall in love with using a few lighting techniques.

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Which is Better, LED or Fluorescent T8 Bulbs?

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In the past few years, we’ve seen many light bulb phase-outs aimed at removing inefficient incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.  We’ve also seen companies rolling out newer, more efficient bulbs and lamps such as LED T8s.  Overall, the lighting industry and civilization itself are progressing toward lighting being as energy efficient as possible.  A true increase in efficiency, means decreasing energy losses without sacrificing current levels of lighting brilliance and utility.  After all, if it’s just about using less energy, we could dim all of our lights for the same effect.  Progress means that lumens, color, and usability increase or stay at their current level as energy and production costs decrease.  So how do T8 light bulbs stack up with the current forward motion?  Are LED T8s really any better than using your current fluorescent lamps? Continue Reading

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What are Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps?

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You may as well call them cleaning lights, because ultraviolet germicidal lamps also called UV lamps, are primarily used in air, food and water purification. These thin lamps emit bursts of ultraviolet light that apprehend the growth of bacteria. Not only do germicidal lamps have the ability to kill bacteria, but they also inhibit the growth of some viruses and mold by preventing DNA duplication. Let’s take a closer look at these special lamps and their uses.

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What Is High CRI LED Lighting?

High CRI LED Lighting

There are a lot more factors to consider when buying LED lighting than when incandescent bulbs were the prevailing technology.  One spec that’s gaining an increased focus is the color rending index (CRI), which measures the ability of a light to accurately reproduce colors.  Let’s take a moment to discuss what high CRI is as it pertains to LED lighting. Continue Reading

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Exploring Five Types of Outer Aircraft Lighting

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Look up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…oh, it really is a plane!  But before flying through the sky, airplanes must adhere to certain safety requirements. This is particularly true of outer lights on an aircraft. These lights are strategically placed across different sections of the plane to provide pilots with visibility and guidance while navigating through the sky. Though there are a number of interior and exterior lights on a commercial aircraft, we are going to focus on five of the most vital lights that can be found on planes. So, let’s take flight as we explore a few lights.

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