Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LED Lighting Certifications and Testing: What They Mean


Are you a consumer in the market for LED lighting, or a business owner upgrading your office, warehouse, or facility with LED lights? Maybe you’re a home remodeling contractor trying to stay up to date on the latest lighting technologies.

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

Testing Organizations Setting Industry Standards


  • UL Listed – Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an American safety and consulting company offering services in 104 countries worldwide. UL “drafted safety standards for electrical devices and components as the rise of residential electricity transmission made electronics ubiquitous in American households”. If a product is “UL Listed”, it means that UL has tested representative samples of the product and determined it meets UL’s requirements based on its published Standards for Safety.
  • CSA Group– The CSA (Compliance, Standards, and Accountability) Group is a Canadian standards development organization that accredits products to a wide range of standards certification from many different organizations. “CSA marks in lighting can provide product evaluation, energy efficiency verification, test and certification, and quality standards certification for the lighting industry.” The CSA listing is a well-recognized listing in the US.
  • ETL Listing – ETL is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by Intertek that is an independent electrical testing organization that test to the UL Standards for Safety. The ETL Listing is a well-recognized listing in the US.
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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.

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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.

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Certifications Lighting Manufacturers Care About that You Need To Know…


Are you a consumer in the market for LED lighting, or a business owner upgrading your office, warehouse, or facility with LED lights? Maybe you’re a home remodeling contractor trying to stay up to date on the latest lighting technologies.

DLC: The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is an independent certification issued for commercial LED lights based on their color rendering capabilities, lumen maintenance, longevity, light distribution and output, and the duration of the warranty period. This certification is commonly used for retrofit kits, industrial-grade and commercial lighting panels and linear product. Click here to view RP Lighting + Fans DLC Listed Products

California JA8 and Title 20: The State of California has its own regulations for energy efficiency that must be followed. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has developed the JA8 code (previously known as Title 24; California Building Standards Code) that states the energy efficiency requirements for residential and nonresidential buildings. Title 20 – California’s Appliance Efficiency Program – includes standards for lighting and states the minimum level of quality and performance for LED lamps and other electrical equipment to help the transition to more efficient technology. The CEC certifies lighting and ceiling fan products that meet each of these code requirements. Click here to view RP Lighting + Fans JA8 Compliant ProductsClick here to view RP Lighting + Fans Title 20 Compliant Products.



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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.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Looking for a way to light up your home?


Aside from traditional overhead lights and table lamps, good lighting can really change the feeling of a room. You can take your bedroom and bathroom from dark and dingy to cozy and welcoming with the right lighting. 

When it comes to proper lighting, one of the most important rooms in your home is the bathroom. 

When you first wake up in the morning, bathroom lighting can set the mood for your entire day! Consider these lighting principles: 

  • Overall bath lighting – If you like a more luxurious design in your bathroom, a chandelier or can bring elegance. A warmer light temperature in a bathroom will give it a spa-like feeling.
  • Vanity lighting – Lighting is very important in front of your bathroom mirror! You want to see colors accurately and have the option to dim or raise the light levels. LEDs are preferred over fluorescent because they’re easier to dim. 


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 RP Lighting + Fans has the vanity lighting you need! 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.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Update Your Vanity Lighting


Are you updating your bathroom or washroom?

Are you a contractor renovating a bathroom in a commercial building?

Depending on the setting, the type of vanity lighting you choose could make or break your bathroom design.

Bathrooms are often overlooked from a lighting point of view, but lighting has the capacity to influence your mood during different points of the day – energizing you in the morning or encouraging you to relax in the evening.

Good lighting in a bathroom is especially helpful when you’re washing and grooming. Optimized lighting and daylighting are also important for circadian rhythms, which can play a big role in your overall health.

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RP Lighting + Fans has the vanity lighting you need! 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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Need Help Picking Out ENERGY STAR Ceiling Fans for Your Home?


If you’ve purchased an appliance for your home or business in the last few years, you’ve probably seen blue labels on certain products declaring them as “ENERGY STAR” rated.

Have you ever wondered what that means, exactly?

The phrase is more common these days among lighting manufacturers, but what do ENERGY STAR rated products have that other appliances or standard products don’t?

According to energystar.gov, “To earn the ENERGY STAR, products must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants.”

Tips for Using Energy Star Ceiling Fans Efficiently


Once you’ve chosen the right fan for your space, use these tips to get the most out of your energy star technology:

  1. Ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. If no one’s in the room, turn off the ceiling fan! It’s a myth that the room will be cooler with a fan on.

  2. Adjust your thermostat when you’re using a ceiling fan – additional savings could be realized with this simple step! Additionally, make sure you utilize your ceiling fan in the winter too. It will circulate warm air throughout your home.

  3. If you have a ceiling fan light combination unit, use an ENERGY STAR certified light bulb to see even more dollar savings!


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To find out more about how LED lighting can change the way you do business, contact one of our experts for more information!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

ENERGY STAR Ceiling Fans Provide Year-Round Comfort


Looking to keep your home or business cool in the summer and warm in the winter without breaking the bank? 

The latest in ENERGY STAR technology is the perfect choice! You’ll find so many design options as well as the latest technology in this category of ceiling fan, and you’ll save money over the long term too.

It’s the best of both worlds!

ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fans and combination ceiling fan lights help protect the climate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, lowering energy costs, and making your home or business more efficient.

Going green in 2021? There’s never been a better time to switch to an ENERGY STAR ceiling fan! With improved motor and blade designs, these efficient ceiling fans provide cutting edge design and the latest in efficient technology.

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How Much Money Can You Save with ENERGY STAR?


Consider how much it costs to run your appliances and lighting, not just how much they cost to purchase. Energy-efficient products like light fixtures and ceiling fans save you money on your electric bill by up to 20 percent. Plus, these products help the environment!

At RP Lighting + Fans, our lighting manufacturers make it our mission to stay on top of the latest technologies so we can provide you and your customers with the most efficient and up-to-date products to improve your business.

Monday, May 17, 2021

How "Green" are LED Ceiling Fans?


Ceiling fans are versatile and can help save you money. They’re also a more energy-efficient and “green” way to cool down!

The top reasons to install ceiling fans are:

  1. Bring down your electricity bill – ceiling fans reduce energy costs by 30-40%
  2. Stylish – different shapes, sizes, and colors
  3. Ceiling fans provide versatility – ceiling fans contribute to an enjoyable, relaxing feel in your home
  4. Spectacular and practical illumination – contribute to a desirable lighting design


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Not only do we have the best selection of fans for indoor and outdoor use, but we have the experts to help you properly size a fan to any room in your home, and help you pick out the right finish, and even wall and handheld remote controls where applicable. RP Lighting + Fans is a proven industry partner with over 30 years of experience in lighting and fans. Contact us today for more information!

LED Lighting Certifications and Testing: What They Mean

Are you a consumer in the market for LED lighting, or a business owner upgrading your office, warehouse, or facility with LED lights? Maybe ...