Category Archives: Lighting Tech

IK Ratings: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

You may be aware of the IP Ratings and NEMA Enclosure Type Ratings on LED fixtures, and how they assure the performance and longevity of lighting fixtures from any damage in a wet environment. However, in places like car washes, warehouses, and parking garages, fixtures are subject to regular wear-and-tear including, external impact. This is […]

Connected Lighting Systems – Now, Soon or Much Later?

Is it too soon for Connected Lighting?

  It seems like all the big lighting brands out there have moved their focus to Connected Lighting and IoT—it’s all they’ve wanted to talk about in the last few years. But is this because the future of lighting is in Connected Lighting or is it due to competition in the marketplace becoming fiercer and the high margins they once enjoyed can no longer be sustained, […]

NEMA Type vs. IP Rating: How Are They Different?

NEMA vs IP How Are They Different - Blog

  We all know that moisture and foreign particles can affect the performance and longevity of light fixtures. And it’s becoming more common to see requirements stating the need for “IP65″ code or “NEMA 4x” whenever jobs are being specced. We often see these two standards used interchangeably—but are they really the same? In the […]

NSF Certification & Lighting Fixtures: All You Need to Know

NSF Certified Lighting - All You Need To Know

  You’ve heard it from your customers before: “Our food processing facility needs NSF certified, food grade light fixtures”. But why does lighting need to be NSF certified anyway? Since food processing facilities endure high-pressure washdowns using corrosive cleaning solutions and are exposed to steam, grease, oil and fluctuating temperatures, the lighting installed in these […]