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 08, 14
Soraa, the LED lighting company who is best known for its line of high quality MR16 LED light bulbs, has concluded a research venture with Pennsylvania State University measuring the importance of color-rendering. As it turns out, efficacy isn’t the only spec worth looking at when choosing a new light source—the quality of the light should be considered as equally important. Test subjects in the study widely preferred the performance of Soraa LEDs over standard LEDs when illuminating colors and white objects.
Sep 15, 14
Every consumer car, truck, or van comes with lights pre-installed. Without lights, night driving would be practically impossible and bad-weather traffic would be extremely dangerous. The stock lighting kit that comes with your car is often incomplete, arriving with just enough lights to meet government specifications. Yet lighting almost always takes a back seat to other things, your sound system for instance, when it comes time for upgrades. But why upgrade lights if they haven’t burned out yet? Well it’s more than just upgrading headlights. A car with a full light kit includes additional lights such as fog lamps, driver lights, and parking lights.
Aug 04, 14
Setting up the right task lighting can be maddening. Whether you just need to eliminate shadows on your workbench, reduce eyestrain at your desk, or get just the right colors for an art studio, you’ll find different light and setting requirements for each situation. This is the lighting we use for working on our passions and hobbies, but without proper lighting it’s easier to make mistakes and harder to see the fine details we want to put into our work. Sometimes it’s the little things, like a minor flaw or a small improvement that can make a huge difference in how we feel about a finished task. Here’s a quick guide to setting up LED task lighting so you can upgrade to a more cost-effective bulb without losing the quality you’re used to.
Jul 21, 14
We’ve covered standard lighting terms before, but LEDs have a set of terms of their own. The barrage of foreign jargon and acronyms on LED data sheets can leave a lot of people floundering between numbers and flashy buzz-words they aren’t used to. So here’s a short list of 10 important industry terms and what they mean to help you make a more informed decision when you’re picking out your next LED light bulb.