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What’s the Difference Between High-bay and Low-bay Lighting?

What is high bay lighting? High-bay lighting is industrial lighting that is designed to be installed at "high" level. High-bay lights are the same as low-bay but they have an additional lens to help focus the light according to the requirements of the space.. How high do high bay lights need to be? Generally high bay lights are used for mounting heights >8m. What is the best high bay lighting?…

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How to Choose the Right LED Panels

LED panels are ideal to replace energy hungry T8 and T12 fluorescent modular fittings, especially for commercial properties. They are very affordable and reliable, with a lifespan of up to 35,000 hours. Replacement LED lighting panels will achieve savings of 50 to 60% on electricity costs, compared with older style fittings. They are available in a range of types, shapes and sizes and can just slip into a standard ceiling…

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New Years Resolution – Make The Eco-Friendly Switch To LED Lights

Recycling, turning the heating down and putting on more layers and wasting less water are all excellent ways to go green, but perhaps the simplest method is to change your lights to LEDs. While there is an initial cost involved when purchasing LED lights, you can rekindle your costs on your bills in saved electricity in up to three months!  By switching to LEDs, it is possible to save up…

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What is Correlated Colour Temperature?

CCT stands for Correlated Colour Temperature (which is often shortened to just Colour Temperature). It defines the colour, not brightness of a light source and is measured in kelvin (K) and NOT degrees kelvin (°K). Every white light has its own hue that falls somewhere along an amber to blue spectrum. A low CCT is in the amber end of the colour spectrum while a high CCT is in the…

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A Guide to Dimmable LED panel lights

Considerations when dimming LED Panels Dimming LEDs is not as simple as dimming incandescent bulbs. But by following our guidance, dimming LEDs can work for you and become a great way to make even bigger energy savings and control your lighting environment. When it comes to introducing dimming to your lighting setup, make sure that the LED panel, or more specifically the driver, is dimmable. Most LED panels are sold with…

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Why LED Panel Lights Will Save You Money

Do LED Panel Lights Have A Higher Lumen Efficiency? In short - yes they do. LED Panel lights are able to provide the same light for much less electricity. This is due to: Higher lumen efficiency. Lumen efficiency (measured in lumens per watt - abbreviated as lm/W) is a measure of how much light (lumens) is produced per unit of electricity (watts). The higher this figure the better. Directionality. Normally…

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How To Choose LED Warehouse Lighting

Do I need a low bay or high bay LED? Many people think they need a high bay LED, when they really need a low bay. A high bay is a low bay with the addition of a lens. Choosing a high bay when a low bay is required wastes money and may well give a poor spread of light. High bays are designed for mounting heights greater than 8-12m Low bays are…

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What’s the difference between an LED driver and a transformer?

LED lighting applications may require specific parameters/specifications in relation to flicker, ripple, reliability, efficiency, surge protection and dimming. Since approx. 95% of LED applications require a constant current power source LED drivers are usually, but not always, constant current output. Almost all transformers are constant voltage. For LED applications that require a constant voltage power supply, which includes MR16 spotlights (12V) and LED Strip Lights (12V/24V),  there is a great similarity between LED constant voltage drivers and…

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