On Energy Star v2.0

December 21, 2016

Starting on January 2, 2017 Energy Star v2.0 will replace the current v1.1 standard as the qualifying directive for all light bulbs and lamps sold in the United States. No products which are currently qualified to bear the Energy Star logo under the current standard will be allowed to retain the qualification after January 1, …

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

October 31, 2016

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are solid-state lighting devices that are very different from conventional LEDs both in terms of physical appearance and in terms of performance characteristics. OLEDs are larger in surface area but much thinner than LEDs. OLEDs are lower in luminance and produce light which is more diffuse in appearance. The physical nature …

On LED Dimmability

September 30, 2016

LED lighting has a number of strong economic and environmental advantages, but if there could be said to be a weakness of LED lighting, that weakness would be dimmability. When LED lamps first entered the market, they were pretty much undimmable. They performed very poorly and unreliably when used with existing in-wall dimmer controls. Even …

Water Treatment

August 24, 2016

Ultraviolet water treatment is a technology that is gaining rapid acceptance in America. Even though this water purification technology has been around since the 1930’s, and is already widely deployed throughout Canada and Europe, few large-scale municipal water treatment systems in the United States currently make use of UV disinfection. Most of the UV water …

On Color Temperature

July 11, 2016

The subject of color temperature, which is the color of the light produced by various lighting products, is an area of considerable uncertainty and confusion for many of our customers. The primary source of confusion about light color is that manufacturers in the lighting industry use many different names for the different light colors as …

A Case for LED Case Lights

June 20, 2016

Refrigerator and freezer grocery case lighting was one of the first lighting applications in which the LED alternative to fluorescent tubes gained a foothold. LEDs have several distinct advantages when used in grocery display case lighting. LEDs offer reliable operation and long-life in the cold environment. Unlike the traditional fluorescent tube case lights they replace, …

A Wave of Growth

May 16, 2016

The worldwide market for LED agricultural grow lighting surpassed $400 million last year. By the year 2021, analysts at Custom Market Insights have forecast that this will grow to $1.8 billion in total sales. This accelerating growth is due to the combination of performance and efficiency offered by the next generation LED grow lighting systems …

A Greener Spring

April 18, 2016

All of us here at Wholesale Lighting are feeling reinvigorated by the warmth of springtime and the return of fair weather to Northwest Ohio. The beginning of spring allows us to shake off the cold-weather blues and begin spending time outside once again. It also brings with it the return of outdoor recreation. Along with …

Three Reasons You Should get an Energy Audit Today.

December 10, 2015

One element of your building that can sometimes be overlooked – but is very important to increasing the energy efficiency of your operation – is your building’s lighting. Having an energy audit performed on your company’s building is important for numerous reasons. There are many ways that your building may be losing energy and this …