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LED Technology

Lighting technology has advanced rapidly in the past decade thanks to new innovations in LED technology. LEDs, short for Light-Emitting Diodes, have seen widespread use since their commercial introduction nearly six decades ago as simple indicator lights for items such as control panels, stereos and various other types of electronic equipment. Today, LEDs have progressed …

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LED Lights For Business

Benefits of LED Lights for Business Quality lighting is essential for all types of businesses, whether they be retail, commercial, or industrial operations. Like other business necessities, lighting carries with it inherent ongoing costs that a business must pay in order to continue operations. In order to maximize efficiency and profitability of a business, most …

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Why Grow With LEDs

Alternative types of horticulture have grown exponentially in the past decade, mainly for indoor and urban operations. Because these types of growing operations usually do not have access to natural sunlight, artificial lighting is required. In order to provide plants with sufficient light to properly grow, light fixtures used for horticulture must have exceptionally good …

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Color Temperature

What Is Color Temperature? Artificial lighting comes in a wide range of colors to suit many different applications. In order to quantify this, the color of lighting is measured on a color temperature scale using Kelvin (K). Formally known as the Coordinated Color Temperature (CCT), this scale ranges from 1,000K all the way up to …

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Color Rendering Index

The Color Rendering Index (CRI), simply put, is the measurement of a particular light’s accuracy in illuminating colors. This is measured on a numerical scale going up to 100, which is the CRI of a reference light. Known to color scientists as a “black body radiator”, a reference light is either traditional incandescent light or …

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