Illuminating the mysterious jargon of lighting

As any architect or designer can tell you, lighting has its own lingo and terminology. So we've put together this glossary of basic lighting terms for you to access any time you need to differentiate a lux from a lumen or decipher the difference between a light source's CRI and CCT.  Ampere (Amp): The basic unit... Continue Reading →

Brighten your bottom line with these energy-efficient lighting upgrades

Did you know that lighting consumes close to 35 percent of the electricity used in commercial buildings in the United States? Lighting can also affect other building systems, such as heating and cooling, that may work harder than necessary to mitigate the waste heat that inefficient lighting can produce. Upgrades to a building's lighting plan... Continue Reading →

More than meets the eye: How lighting affects our biology

Lighting—whether at work, at home, or outdoors—impacts physical and emotional well-being in many ways that can go beyond vision issues. The lighting in the environment in which you live and work can significantly affect your cognition, performance, mood, sleep, and more.  Impact on Moods and Emotions Researchers are just beginning to understand how lighting can... Continue Reading →

3 easy checks to detect glare in your workspace

Finding and eliminating glare not only decreases the risk of long-term vision damage but doing so can also improve the employee experience and even increase productivity. If you find yourself routinely experiencing headaches and/or sore or tired eyes at the end of the day, or find yourself squinting to see clearly— glare may be the... Continue Reading →

Not all Lighting is Created Equal: Choosing between Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Task Lighting

When developing a comprehensive lighting plan, it’s easy to overlook the role of task lighting. Task lighting varies from ambient (general office) lighting in that it provides the necessary, focused light for a particular task, such as reading, computing, and note-taking. One important factor to consider when determining the appropriate level of task lighting is... Continue Reading →

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