By Clarissa Allison | December 2nd, 2016
When it comes to choosing which manufacturers to represent, several things are taken into consideration. Longevity, reputation, variety of selection, and response time are all paramount. This week LouieLighting.com would like to introduce a manufacturing partner we are proud to showcase: RAB Lighting.
RAB Lighting has been a leading manufacturer of sustainable indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures since 1946. Their reputation is grounded in the finest manufacturing, supported by a growing infrastructure complete with sophisticated facilities and engineering capabilities. Known for its cutting edge product design, quality, and customer support, the company operates the 6 acre corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Northvale, New Jersey as well as locations in China, Taiwan and Malaysia, from where RAB is serving a constantly growing lighting market.
In 2002, RAB Lighting provided the Vaporproof fixtures which formed the Olympic Rings – this project resulted in the largest sign in history. What a feat! Accomplishments such as these demonstrate the pride and craftsmanship central to the brand.
RAB Lighting recently was awarded first place on the NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey. The NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program celebrates New Jersey’s most dynamic companies who progressively contribute to the success of the state’s economic growth and stability.’
Other industry awards received include the prestigious, nationally recognized ‘2013 Architectural Products Innovation Award’ for RAB Lighting’s GLED LED garage light. The GLED fixture was selected from hundreds of other lighting product entries.
Lighting The Great Outdoors
RAB Lighting creates a wide variety of products that enhance outdoor living. Outdoor lighting not only enriches the warmth and beauty of a home, lawn and garden, it also provides the benefits of added security and safety by illuminating driveways and walkways. This also holds true for commercial establishments, apartment complexes, condos, and co-ops with expansive property to maintain.
Commercial establishments such as supermarkets, movie theaters, and restaurants want to avoid putting customers at risk with poorly lit parking lots, stairs and ramps. The safety risk poor lighting can cause becomes compounded with inclement weather. Simply put, it’s bad for business and poses an unnecessary liability that can be easily solved with the proper lighting.
The addition of tasteful outdoor lighting adds to a home’s value and can also increase interest from prospective buyers.
Well-designed lighting is comparable to the difference between a dark and dim stage versus skillful lighting effects that create dramatic contrasts and shadows.
Adding lights along the driveway and the walkways leading to the front, side or back of a house help to safely guide guests and family. It also provides a unique view of your property. Use low to medium intensity lights that will serve to highlight shrubs and plants.
When it comes to purchasing lights, the sheer number of choices can sometimes be a little daunting. During the planning stage, it makes things less complicated if you are able to spend time reviewing a diverse range of available options like outdoor step or stair lighting, path lighting, walkway lights, LED post lights, flood lights, among others.
Other factors to consider:
- Select exceptional quality products at affordable prices
- Products crafted with excellent workmanship will maximize long-term lighting investments
- Energy efficient lights reduce electric expenses and also help reduce the pollution caused by power plant emissions
- Explore using multiple lighting fixture designs for added sophistication
Popular RAB Lighting for Outdoors
A popular choice for outdoor lighting is the RAB Lighting FFLED18DC- 18W Cool LED 12V 24V Dc Future Flood Light. This bronze beauty (also available in white) is finished in an environmentally friendly polyester powder coating and formulated for high-durability and long-lasting color.
- Low voltage DC
- Ideal for solar applications
- Up to 85% more energy efficient
- No energy-loss from DC-AC inverter
- Enables off-grid, remote-area lighting
- 5-year warranty
Another excellent choice for outdoor lights is RAB Lighting FXLED78TN- 78W Neutral LED Trunnion Flexflood Light that also comes with a 5-year warranty.
More Product Details:
- 78 watt high-performance LED
- Replaces 250W MH floodlights
- 100,000 hour life based on LM-80 tests
- Air-flow technology heatsink
- NEMA type – 6H x 5V
- Slipfitter and trunnion mounting available
Or, try the ultra-efficient RAB Lighting FFLED39 Future Flood 39W Led,
More Product Details:
- NEMA Type: 7H x 6V Beam Spread
- LEDs: Three multi-chip, 13Watt high performance LEDs
- Driver: Constant Current, Class 2, 100 – 277V, 50 – 60 Hz, 100 – 277VAC 0.7-0.55 Amps 277VAC 0.55 Amps
- Fixture Efficacy: 66 Lumens per Watt
- Surge Protection: 6 KV
- Ambient Temperature: Suitable for use in 40C ambient temperatures.
- Cold Weather Starting: Minimum starting temperature is -40F/-40C.
Great for wet locations is the RAB Gooseneck 13W Neutral LED with Angled Cone Shade is a high-performance LED that replaces a 75W incandescent. It sports an adjustable 45 degree swivel joint and superior heat sink die-cast sleek aluminum housing. The product is also backed by a 5-Year LED Warranty.