Solar Lighting – The Green Solution!

  If you are a homeowner considering outdoor lighting, then you have probably heard about solar landscape lighting. In addition to being environmentally friendly, solar lighting is an alternative cost-efficient means of lighting up your outdoor space. Setting up these types of maintenance-free lights is virtually quick and painless, not requiring any wiring or professional expertise to… Read more


Make Nursery Lighting Functional And Fun

When you prepare for a new baby, it’s easy to become too preoccupied in making the nursery aesthetically pleasing. As you get to know what your little one needs to be the healthiest and happiest he can be and establish your daily routine together, paint colors and matching crib linens will pale in comparison to… Read more


Go Green with LED Lighting

LED lighting has made a colossal impact since it was first introduced to the market in 1962.  What used to be simply white or blue dim light output is now available in most spectrums of the color temperature as well as high output light. LED fixtures can now compete with most of the standard types… Read more


Pond and Water Garden Lighting for Beginners

If you are looking for a place to escape from life’s every day hustle and bustle, lighting your backyard pond or water garden can transform the setting into your own personal storybook retreat or exotic getaway. Consider the Possibilities A primary consideration to begin with involves your existing outdoor landscape and any current lighting installations… Read more

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The Benefits of Updating Office Lighting

Lighting design and its philosophy have changed dramatically over the past decade. Companies are reducing the overall environmental footprint of the space and eliminating the barriers between employees more and more. Similarly, chopping down energy use is more important than ever and less difficult to implement. It is important to realize that energy efficiency isn’t… Read more


Future Flood Lights by RAB Lighting

RAB Lighting’s rectangular shaped LED Future Flood lights are designed to replace Metal Halide lights. The patent pending airflow technology ensures a long LED and driver lifespan. These fixtures are used for building facade lighting, sign lighting, LED landscape lighting and instant-on security lighting.  Following are the specs on the FFLED39 fixture. LED Info Watts:… Read more


Using Spot Lights As Accents

By now you’re aware that lighting sets the tone for any space it inhabits. Dimension can be added depending on the direction  and color temperature of spot light accent lighting. Spotlights, including uplights and downlights, are designed to guide the eye towards an area or particular item. This includes furniture, art, signage and much more.… Read more


5 Common Lighting Misconceptions

The lighting industry grows and changes, and many common misconceptions have arisen. New technology sees the movement towards energy conscious lighting alternatives. There are even some myths regarding our old standby, the incandescent bulb, that may surprise you! Read on for some enlightening facts on illumination: Myth: LED’s can cause optical light damage and interfere with… Read more


The Benefits of Clean Energy

Energy is the crux of many social, economic, and climate problems.  Renewable energy sources offer a brighter, more sustainable future.  Clean energy technologies are vital to diminishing poverty, increasing rural development, and protecting health, all while promoting the quality of our environment.  Its use in rural areas helps the economy and improves health. Other benefits… Read more


Dr. Nick Holonyak – Inventor of the Visible Spectrum LED

Nick Holonyak, Jr. was born in Zeigler, Illinois on 3 November 1928. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1950, 1951, and 1954, respectively. As a Texas Instruments Fellow in Semiconductor Physics at the University of Illinois (1953-54), he did graduate work under the direction of John… Read more