Assisted Living/Nursing Homes

The are over 46 million adults age 65 or older living in the United States and that number is expected to grow to over 90 million by the year 2030 which means that 1 out of every 5 Americans will be over the age of 65. There are over 1.5 million Americans currently living in … Read more

New Product Alert: Satco Launches New Starfish Smart WiFi Lights

Satco Starfish Smart Lighting

Introducing STARFISH, the simple, scalable, smart, lighting solution by SATCO. Engineered with SATCO’s brand of quality, value and reliability, SATCO STARFISH™ brings the luxury of smart lighting “home” with an offering that suits a number of lifestyles. STARFISH™ lighting products are smart enabled through the power of Wi-Fi. The free app is available for both … Read more

2021 Super Bowl Featured ChromaBeams Technology

Chromabeams-LED

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Tampa Sports Authority and Austin-based technology company Sportsbeams Lighting, Inc. have partnered to provide more than 700 of their Chromabeams LED 900 fixtures at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida Bulls football and a multitude of sporting events, festivals and musical acts. Raymond James Stadium … Read more

Exposure to Nighttime Artificial Lights Linked With Higher Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Light Pollution

People living in regions with high levels of outdoor artificial light at night may face a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer. The finding comes from a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Over the past century, nightscapes–especially in cities–have drastically changed due to the rapid growth … Read more

On Emergency Lighting, Part 1

Exit Emergency Combo Light

The building codes used to determine the proper application of emergency lighting include International Building Code (IBC), NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and NFPA 111: Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Be aware that your local jurisdiction … Read more

The End of the LED Manufacturing Boom

The LED manufacturing boom has been driven by the strong demand for LED lighting products over the past 5 years. This has resulted in the rapid expansion of the Chinese manufacturing companies that build LED lighting components and lamps. However, it seems that market forces have now changed and this period of rapid expansion has … Read more

On Energy Star v2.0

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, … Read more

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

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 … Read more

On LED Dimmability

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 … Read more

Water Treatment

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 … Read more

On Color Temperature

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 … Read more

A Case for LED Case Lights

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, … Read more

A Wave of Growth

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 … Read more

A Greener Spring

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 … Read more

Three Reasons You Should get an Energy Audit Today.

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 … Read more