Thursday, January 7, 2021

Boost Effectiveness of Emergency Lighting


Have you noticed that there aren’t enough emergency lights in your building?

Do you have enough lights, but they don’t work properly?

Emergency lighting is required to illuminate areas of your building when things go wrong, for example:

  • When the normal electrical supply is interrupted by a utility outage
  • If there is a fire or electrical failure within the building
  • To light pathways and exits that lead out of the building in case of an evacuation

The performance of emergency and exit lights are directly related to safety, so code officials tend to be strict about compliance in design and installation.

Your employees are the source of your company’s well-being and productivity. Additionally, as a business owner, your employees’ safety should be of the utmost importance to you!

Read the full article about emergency light efficiency on our website!

RP Lighting + Fans Has the Emergency/Exit Lighting You Need for Your Business


RP Lighting has you covered with exits signs and emergency units using LED lighting sources. Get specific exit signs and emergency units for both indoor and outdoor applications, remote heads (for specific models), specialty die cast, and more for your building.

Not sure where to start or overwhelmed by the options available? Talk to one of our experts! We have sales reps across the country to help you get the perfect solution for your application. Contact us today to find out more!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Choose ENERGY STAR Rated Products for Better Lighting

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?

If you’re already prioritizing LEDs at your home or business, it stands to reason that you would want to consider ENERGY STAR rated products too, since the savings and efficiency go hand in hand.

There are more lighting options available today than ever before, and still ENERGY STAR rated lamps are the ideal choice for every application. The high quality and performance in color quality, light output, and peace of mind knowing your lamps will last are worth the cost to upgrade your fixtures!

Learn more on our website!

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.

Ask Expert Lighting Manufacturers for Product Specs!

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Going Green in 2021? Choose ENERGY STAR


Are you focusing on becoming a “greener” company in 2021?

Have you been upgrading your fixtures to LED and ENERGY STAR rated products?

You may already know that ENERGY STAR certified LEDs will save you money and last over 20 years on average, but do you know the other reasons why you should make sure you look for the little blue label on products before you buy?

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.”

ENERGY STAR rated Products Include:

  • Office equipment that automatically enter low-power “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity
  • Ceiling fans that have easy-access fan speed and light controls, like pull chains, wall-mounted switches, remote controls, and mobile apps. Fans must also provide a way to adjust airflow direction

Learn more on our website!

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.

Ask Expert Lighting Manufacturers for Product Specs!

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

What are the New Regulations for LED Lighting in California?


 Here are the more important parts for JA8 high-efficiency lighting for LED sources:

  • Light sources installed in ceiling recessed down light luminaires. The down lights shall not have screw bases.  Shall contain JA8-certified light sources.

  • LED luminaires with integral sources

  • Screw-based LED lamps (A-lamps, PAR lamps, etc.)

  • Pin-based LED lamps (MR-16, AR-111, etc.)

Some additional Title 24/JA8 requirements:

  • Lighting in bathrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and utility rooms, must have at least one light paired with a vacancy sensor.

  • Regulations for outdoor lighting are more strict – wall mounted lights must be controlled by either a photocell and motion sensor, an astronomical time clock or EMCS with the features of an astronomical time clock, or a photocell and time switch. The control must not allow the light to be on during the day.

These Title 24/JA8 lighting regulations apply to permanently installed fixtures such as ceiling lights, under cabinet lighting, ceiling fan lights, and track lighting. They don’t apply to fixtures such as table lamps and floor lamps.

Read the full article on our website!

Monday, November 2, 2020

What are Title 24 Regulations in California?


Are you well versed in Title 24 lighting regulations in California?

What does it mean for you as a business owner or materials buyer?

Title 24 lighting regulations were revised in California to ensure that lighting is more energy efficient.

The revised regulations took effect in January 2019 and are for new construction, renovations, and additions to both residential and commercial buildings.

The 2019 Energy Standards for residential lighting require all permanently installed luminaires to be high efficacy, and include:

  • Lighting attached to walls, ceilings, or columns.
  • Track and flexible lighting systems.
  • Lighting inside permanently installed cabinets.
  • Lighting attached to the top or bottom of permanently installed cabinets.
  • Lighting attached to ceiling fans.

Read more on our website!

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Best Lighting for Your Home Office


More people than ever before are working from home. When setting up a home office, most people focus on the big-purchase items like a desk, a comfortable chair, and a filing system to keep things organized.

We’ve talked before about how good lighting is linked to productivity and even better health – so why don’t more people focus on this aspect when working at home?

Optimal lighting for your home office can be divided into these aspects:

  • Layering light sources
  • Utilize ceiling lights and under-cabinet lighting
  • Pairing natural daylight with light fixtures

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Stay Productive While Working from Home with Good Lighting


Working from home but finding it hard to stay productive? We know now is an uncertain time for everyone and adjusting to working a full day from home can be tricky.

Did you know your home office lighting could be the key to prevent you from feeling overworked and tired at the end of the day?

The right lighting can set a productive mood and help prevent eye strain.

Don’t have a dedicated office at home? No problem! The right lighting in your kitchen or living room can give you a great workspace no matter where you are.

Read the full article on our website!

RP Lighting + Fans is your source for lighting for your business or home office. Not sure where to start or overwhelmed by the options available? Talk to one of our experts! We have sales reps across the country to help you get the perfect lighting solution for your application. Contact us today to find out more! 

Boost Effectiveness of Emergency Lighting

Have you noticed that there aren’t enough emergency lights in your building? Do you have enough lights, but they don’t work properly? E...