Dave Burtner has written 112 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.

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…

Sengled Offers LED Bulbs With Unique Added Functionality

LED lighting, a solid state technology, allows for smart connected lighting systems that can be controlled by apps from phones and tablets. These systems, often using Zigbee or other wireless communication protocols, pair lighting products to gateways or hubs. Remote control of ON / OFF, dimming, color temperature adjustments and lighting scene functionality all become…

LED Linear T8 Retrofits: Sorting Through The Options

man examining wiring in fluorescent fixture

One look at the LED T8 retrofit lamp and installation options can quickly make you want to run for cover – or give up and live with fluorescent. The later approach, while not as forward-looking as LED, makes some sense especially if you are comparing the 30,000 to 40,000 hour T8 fluorescent lamps now available…

Use These Outdoor Lighting Guidelines to Avoid Common Mistakes

Outdoor lighting, whether landscape or building mounted, can add significant visual appeal to both commercial and residential buildings and spaces. When designed and implemented properly, lighting around a building enhances the architecture, showcases plants, rocks and sculpture in the landscape and guides visitors safely to the entrance. In addition, exterior building lighting can improve security.…