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“What do These Symbols Mean?” – A Quick Guide

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Mar 31, 2017 3:26:26 PM

The lighting world is full of ceritifications and ratings and symbols that can get very confusing if you don't know what they all mean. This is a quick guide to the symbols and certifications you'll find on our website.

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Topics: Lighting Basics

Talk to Your Electrician – Lighting Basics and Terminology

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 13, 2016 8:55:40 AM


It's important to know the terminology of the trade before you begin your lighting project. Understanding what you need and being able to match it with lighting features and descriptions will make sure your project turns out the way you wanted it to.

This list, while not exhaustive, is a great way to get started on understanding the technical aspects of picking the right light for you. 

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Topics: Lighting Basics

Types of Lightbulbs: A Visual Explanation

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 7, 2016 1:16:37 PM


A visual explanation of the evolution of the lightbulb, how each rendition works, and the pros and cons of the different options on the market today.

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Topics: Lighting Basics

Layers of Light - Outdoor Lighting

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 4, 2016 10:23:46 AM


 Light can change a view.

As a follow-up to our earlier post on indoor lighting, we've created an explanation on the different types of lights available for outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting decisions combine aspect of functionality, aesthetic appeal, and security, where one fixture can oftentimes serve multiple purposes. Knowing how to identify and combine the different lighting options available can help you take your outdoor lighting projects to the next level.  

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Topics: Lighting Basics

Layers of Light - Indoor Lighting

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jun 14, 2016 1:39:15 PM

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 Light can change a room.

Before you reach for paint, plan for new windows, or think about an interior remodel to make your space feel bigger and brighter, it may be very useful to take a second look at your lights.

The types of lights you choose and the way you combine different depths of fixtures can alter both the feel and functionality of your space. Read on to find out more about some of the different options you have available to you. 

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Lighting Basics