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How to Read Outdoor Fixture Light Distribution Classification Systems

light distribution from street lights

Fixtures can be categorized by application, mounting, light source, construction and light distribution. In this post, the focus will be on light distribution. For lighting specifiers and contractors, it’s important, particularly for outdoor fixtures, to know the light distribution pattern and characteristics of the distribution. The shape (as well as brightness) of the area that…

Key Concepts to Consider When Upgrading Lighting for Warehouse Rack Storage Areas

    Warehouses using rack storage systems present unique lighting design challenges particularly for retrofits intended to improve the lighting scheme. The layout of most product storage warehouses comprises a shipping and receiving area (may be the same or separate areas), a low, open storage area for bulky items and a high rack storage area,…

LED Upgrades Often Make Sense for Small Retail

When it comes to upgrading to LED lighting, owners of small retail businesses may assume that bottom line benefits accrue primarily to large operations retrofitting with hundreds or even thousands of LED lamps. While scale and buying power certainly help larger businesses justify major light upgrades, locally owned retailers will find they too have LED…

Strategic Lighting Means Big Bucks for Stores

Store with display and ambient lighting

People cannot look at lighting as an expense, but rather as a way to increase sales and profitability. You can have the most beautiful store and the best jewelry, but in the end you want to be able to present your jewelry in the best possible light. -Mickey Minagorri, Artco Group, Director of Business Development…