Dave Burtner has written 116 articles

Dave has been active in the lighting industry since 1994. Formerly a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and certified by the National Council On Qualifications for Lighting Professionals, Dave now writes blog posts, lighting tips and provides lighting product assistance for the Topbulb website.

Subfreezing Temperatures? No Problem for LED Lighting

LED lighting excels in cold temperature environments. At Pegasus Airfield near McMurdo Station Antarctica, the runway is illuminated with LED lights. Temperatures range from a high of 12°F down to 0°F and lower. Large commercial cold storage facilities are often illuminated with LED lighting. Finally, one of the fastest growing sectors of LED lighting over…

LED Outdoor Area Light Fixtures Meet or Exceed Performance Metrics of HID Alternatives

LED Area Light Fixtures

A significant contributor to electrical energy use in the U.S. is outdoor area lighting. Street and roadway lights, walkway and park lighting, surface parking pole mounted fixtures and building mounted wall packs are all designed to illuminate space at night to provide safe passage and security for vehicles and pedestrians. Some of the earliest dedicated…

2017 Test Results: LED High / Low Bay Fixtures Match or Exceed HID / Fluorescent Photometrics

LED High / Low Bay Fixtures

Warehouses, big box retail and industrial facilities generally utilize high and low bay fixtures for general ambient illumination. The light sources for these fixtures traditionally have been high wattage metal halide and high output linear fluorescent lamps. While these light sources can have a high rated life – up to 40,000 hours, they also require…

LED Downlight Options for Small Commercial & Residential Applications

The number of recessed downlights in small commercial and residential environments often exceeds all other types of light fixtures in the building. Tucked neatly inside the ceiling, these fixtures manage to be both an unobtrusive and an effective source of illumination for many types of spaces. The traditional light source for these downlights has been…