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All about Lamp Legislation!

Confused about Lamp Legislation? You are not alone. Today’s Lamp choices are many and due to US Fed’l Legislation, certain bulb types that we are all used to are being phased out and replaced with more efficient Lamps. Actually, that’s a good thing as we all take part in helping to conserve electrical consumption which […]

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All about Halogen light bulbs!

Let’s take a look at the Halogen family of light bulbs. They are actually a type of incandescent Lamp, but with certain characteristics that make them superior to standard incandescent lamps. Namely, they offer good brightness and white light output and longer life for the most part. Due to their thin filament they produce more […]

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Understanding life ratings of light bulbs.

OK, you see a life rating on a light bulb (Lamp) to be 2,000 hours. What does that actually mean? Lamp manufacturers typically rate life of Lamps as an “Average Rated Life” which means that at the rated life approximately 50% of the Lamps should still be operating. Some may fail earlier, some may last […]

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All about light sources!

As the Industry changes due to new technologies, it is important to keep yourself up-to-date in order to make educated decisions. First and foremost, let’s review the various light sources we all have been accustomed to. Basically light sources have belonged to the following families: incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, and HID (High Intensity Discharge). […]

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