Nov 24, 14
With the fall season in full swing, and winter just on the horizon, the daylight hours are shorter, reducing the amount of sunlight we get daily. This lack of natural lighting has the unintended effect of triggering seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in certain every fall and winter. This seasonal depression can remove the joy from what should otherwise be great seasons. Fortunately, if you suffer from SAD, adding more light to your life can work as a remedy. You’ve probably seen advertisements for SAD lamps with full spectrum lighting, however, what makes them different from any other light bulb or lamp?
Nov 05, 14
Blue diamond engagement rings should speak for themselves. So should the other gorgeous jewels inside the cases across your shop. Yet even with unique hand cut diamonds and superb pricing, your merchandise still has to leave a ‘sparkle’ in the customers’ eyes. The most common sentence uttered in a jewelry store? “It just doesn’t shine enough.”
One of the biggest attractions when visiting a jewelry store is seeing the dazzle of the diamonds. Without that dazzle, no matter how lovely or interesting the jewels being sold are, individuals are not as attracted to the merchandise. Lighting plays an especially crucial role when discussing the “four C’s” of diamonds, which are clarity, cut, color and carat. For each of these qualities to be seen properly, diamonds must be placed in the proper lighting. Lighting in the store and inside of display cases should complement diamonds , and entice buyers.
Oct 22, 14
Thrashing pain meets you at the forefront of your temples, and suddenly it feels like someone has continually slammed your head against concrete. It’s a migraine and the culprit can sometimes be fluorescent lighting. But what can you do? Your office is filled with fluorescent lights and that old computer you use at home isn’t helping the situation. Luckily, there are solutions to your problem, but first, let’s figure out what’s really going on with that head of yours.
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.
Aug 18, 14
It’s never a bad idea to use energy-efficient lights, but a quick search for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) can show far too many different types of CFLs to make the selection easy. One of the most notable differences the type of base used by each bulb. In fact, the standard screw-in bulb you’re looking for is the minority when it comes to base types on CFLs. Commercial CFLs don’t typically find their way into homes, but for the new shop owner or the rare occurrence of a commercial CFL in a residential building, you’ll find a strange socket that’s unlike the typical housing bulbs you’re used to. Let’s unpack the differences so you’ll be ready to get the right replacement bulb if you find yourself here.