Monday, July 1, 2019

CRI and Foot-Candle – What it Means and How it Works

Did you know that all light isn’t created equal?

Some light renders color better than others. If you’ve ever had trouble telling the difference between black and navy clothes in your closet, it could be that your lighting source has very low CRI.



Color Rendering Index (CRI), is the measurement of how colors look under a light source compared with actual sunlight. The index is measured from 0-100, a perfect 100 indicating that colors under the light source appear the same as they would in natural light.

CRI is also an important measurement for wholesale lighting suppliers. It’s used to discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, and color naming accuracy.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Do you know if your product truly meets industry standards?

Do you know if the LED lighting products you’re shopping for are safe for use in homes and businesses?

Do you know if your product truly meets industry standards?

Where to Find Out if Products Meet Industry Standards 

 

 


There are several places you can look up products to determine if that product has been evaluated for certain lighting certifications. The CSA Group has a product look-up on their website, as does ENERGY STAR.

You can find all the information you need for shopping for certified products here, and learn more about how you can save money.

Read more about LED Lighting Standards on our website! 

Trust RP Lighting + Fans as Your Preferred Lighting Manufacturer 


At RP Lighting, we have quality products value-priced to meet your lighting upgrade needs. We also have knowledgeable associates who can assist you in choosing the appropriate products for your specific application. Check out our 2019 product catalog for more information! Click the link on our homepage to download the newest catalog.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Are you in the market for LED lights or LED fixtures?

If you’re shopping for products, make sure you get the most reliable items available on the market today by learning more about LED lighting certifications!

Despite being known as the preferred alternative to traditional fluorescent or halogen lighting options, many consumers are still learning more about LED lighting technology. Luckily, there are a number of recognized standards that consumers can rely upon if they have questions about safety, or environmental and performance standards.

Visit our website to learn more!


Where to Find Out if Products Meet Industry Standards


There are several places you can look up products to determine if that product has been evaluated for certain lighting certifications. The CSA Group has a product look-up on their website, as does ENERGY STAR. You can find all the information you need for shopping for certified products here, and learn more about how you can save money.

Trust RP Lighting + Fans as Your Preferred Lighting Manufacturer


At RP Lighting, we have quality products value-priced to meet your lighting upgrade needs. We also have knowledgeable associates who can assist you in choosing the appropriate products for your specific application. Check out our 2019 product catalog for more information! Click the link on our homepage to download the newest catalog.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pick the Perfect Recessed Lighting Option for Your Space

Recessed lighting is used in a variety of ways for both residential and commercial buildings. This type of lighting can be used for ambient or general lighting, and there are several types of fixtures that are available for specific needs:


  •  Incandescent options are inexpensive and are good for wall washing with the use of reflectors 
  • LED options are energy efficient, have a very long life, and can be installed in a smaller diameter aperture 
  • Fixtures also employ different shaped lamps to change the direction the light is emitted, which can affect the overall design. 

Pick the Perfect Recessed Lighting Option for Your Space


Still having trouble deciding? Let our experts help you! Contact us today and read more about recessed lighting on our website! View our guide and our product range to get started.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Overwhelmed by All Your Recessed Lighting Options?

Are you overwhelmed by all the options available when shopping for lighting?

Recessed lighting, also called “cans”, “high hats”, or “spotlights” can be used for down lighting or wall lighting, and can provide ambient light in residential and commercial spaces.


This type of lighting is perfect for: 
  •  Increasing the amount of lighting in a room 
  • Acting as an accent to draw attention to artwork 
  • Opening up spaces so they feel bigger 
  •  Getting rid of bulky, traditional light fixtures

There are so many applications and looks that it can be hard to know where to start. RP Lighting + Fans has got you covered. Check out our website to read our recessed lighting guide!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Installing a Track Light System? Here's What You Need to Know...

Track lighting is either assembled or can be retrofit – customers need to determine the type of track system if they want to add to an existing track system or are looking for replacements. The track heads you buy might look exactly the same as the ones you’re trying to replace, but the connectors could be different.

When retrofitting a track system, make sure you:
  •  Know if you have a single circuit or two circuit track 
  • Determine he correct track lengths and connectors 
  • Determine the power source 
  • Know which fixtures to add – spot heads or pendants 

Want to Learn More about Track Lighting for Your Home or Business? 


At RP Lighting + Fans, we have track available in three finishes – white, black, and brushed aluminum. We also have several length options for your space. Line voltage, low voltage, and LED track heads and pendants are available and can be combined with a four foot section of track and floating feed to make up a pre packed track kit.

We also have many accessories that are available to customize a track system for your specific application. If you still have questions, talk to one of our experts today! We can help you determine if track lighting is the right solution for you.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Consider Track Lighting for Your Office or Home!

Track lighting can be found almost everywhere – from commercial spaces, to residential spaces.

Track lighting is a great option for builders and contractors, and can brighten up office spaces, warehouses, and meeting rooms.

Track lighting can be used to highlight furniture, art, or brighten up a wall in your home or office. It’s also a great option for homeowners or business owners who don’t want to cut into the ceiling to run wire and add electrical boxes.

Whether you’re a contractor working on a complete remodel for a client, or a designer trying to brighten up a room, consider these pros and cons before choosing track lighting... go to our website to learn more!

CRI and Foot-Candle – What it Means and How it Works

Did you know that all light isn’t created equal? Some light renders color better than others. If you’ve ever had trouble telling the di...