Thursday, December 1, 2022

Upgrade to Energy Star Lighting

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Are you focusing on becoming a “greener” company?

Is your business prioritizing 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?

At RP Lighting + Fans, our lighting experts 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.

Read more about upgrading to Energy Star on our website!

Ask RP’s Expert Lighting Manufacturers for Energy Star Product Specs!


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

Monday, September 19, 2022

What CCT and CRI Mean for Wholesale Lighting Suppliers


Did you know…?

  •  Lights with a CRI measured greater than 80 are more than acceptable for most applications
  • Lights with a CRI that is measured greater than 90 are generally considered “High CRI” lights
  • High CRI LED lighting uses less energy than in traditional lighting, while improving the appearance of vibrant colors
  • California’s Title 24 initiative provides financial incentives for the installation of efficient high CRI lighting

Also Consider CCT & Foot-Candle When Looking for High Quality LED Lighting

Along with CRI, there are two other measures of a high- or low-quality light you should be familiar with. CCT stands for Correlated Color Temperature (known as Color Temperature for many lights), and a Foot-Candle is a measurement that describes the total amount of light hitting your target area.

When buying under-cabinet lighting, be sure to consider the CCT value. If you want a warmer, more cozy light, go with a lower value such as 2700K. Want your lighting to be closer to daylight? A higher CCT value such as 5000K is best for this use. With CCT Selectable undercabinet lights you can choose the value that is best for you.

A foot-candle is a measurement that describes the amount of light reaching a specified surface area as opposed to the total amount of light coming from a source. From a user’s perspective, foot-candle is a much more important measurement, because a certain amount of light is always lost to light absorption, reflection, and/or dissipation.

Because lighting is so important for our ability to accomplish tasks in the workplace or at home, wholesale lighting suppliers use foot candles to measure the amount of light that is hitting a surface. This allows architects, contractors, and builders to understand the type of lights they’ll need to install in a certain type of space for a specific application.

Read more on our website!

RP Lighting + Fans: Your Preferred Wholesale Lighting Suppliers

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 product catalog for more information!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

CRI, CCT and Under-Cabinet Lighting Options


Under-cabinet lighting is one of the most useful and convenient lighting applications on the market today.

These hidden fixtures help illuminate kitchens seamlessly without looking clunky or contrasting with existing décor. They’re also very helpful for recipe reading and keeping the house from being completely dark at night.

Beyond the kitchen, under-cabinet lighting can be used in:

  • A workroom, as task lighting
  • Laundry room
  • Home office
  • As accent lighting in bookshelves or glass cabinets

Some light renders color better than others. 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 lighting suppliers. It’s used to discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, and color naming accuracy.

Read more about how CRI and CCT help wholesale lighting suppliers on our website

RP Lighting + Fans: Your Preferred Wholesale Lighting Suppliers

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 product catalog for more information!

Friday, July 8, 2022

Benefits of LED Ceiling Fans


Looking for new ceiling fans for your home or business? 

Did you know that LED ceiling fans do more than just keep you cool in the summer? 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 motor and blade finishes
  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 LED lighting design
  5. Year-round value – Ceiling fans circulate warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer
Read the full list about LED ceiling fan benefits on our website!

Make RP Lighting + Fans Your Preferred LED Ceiling Fan Supplier!


We have residential and commercial grade fans powerful enough to also handle large commercial and industrial spaces. RP Lighting + Fans is a proven industry partner with over 30 years of experience in lighting and fans. Contact your representative today for more information!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

What is CCT and CRI?


Did you know…?

  • Lights with a CRI measured greater than 80 are more than acceptable for most applications
  • Lights with a CRI that is measured greater than 90 are generally considered “High CRI” lights
  • High CRI LED lighting uses a fraction of the energy used in traditional lighting, while still rendering beautiful, vibrant colors
  • California’s Title 24 initiative provides financial incentives for the installation of efficient high CRI lighting

Also Consider CCT & Foot-Candle When Looking for High Quality LED Lighting


Along with CRI, there are two other measures of a high- or low-quality light you should be familiar with. CCT stands for Correlated Color Temperature (known as Color Temperature for many lights), and a Foot-Candle is a measurement that describes the total amount of light hitting your target area.

A foot-candle is a measurement that describes the amount of light reaching a specified surface area as opposed to the total amount of light coming from a source. From a user’s perspective, foot-candle is a much more important measurement, because a certain amount of light is always lost to light absorption, reflection, and/or dissipation.

Because lighting is so important for our ability to accomplish tasks in the workplace or at home, lighting suppliers use foot candles to measure the amount of light that is hitting a surface. This allows architects, contractors, and builders to understand the type of lights they’ll need to install in a certain type of space for a specific application.

Visit our website to learn more about how CRI affects lighting suppliers!

RP Lighting + Fans: Your Preferred Wholesale Lighting Suppliers


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 product catalog for more information!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

What is CRI and How Does it Affect Lighting Suppliers?


Did you know all light isn’t created equal?

Some light renders color better than others. 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 lighting suppliers. It’s used to discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, and color naming accuracy.

Along with CRI, there are two other measures of a high- or low-quality light you should be familiar with. CCT stands for Correlated Color Temperature (known as Color Temperature for many lights), and a Foot-Candle is a measurement that describes the total amount of light hitting your target area.

A foot-candle is a measurement that describes the amount of light reaching a specified surface area as opposed to the total amount of light coming from a source. From a user’s perspective, foot-candle is a much more important measurement, because a certain amount of light is always lost to light absorption, reflection, and/or dissipation.

Learn more about how lighting suppliers use CRI and foot-candles in their products on our website!

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 catalog for more information! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Switch to ENERGY STAR Lighting in 2022


Going green in 2022? There’s never been a better time to switch to ENERGY STAR 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?

  • ENERGY STAR rated products meet rigorous standards: Set by the EPA, every ENERGY STAR certified lamp is evaluated against more than 20 attributes to make sure each product lives up to your expectations for efficiency.
  • Certified lamps must deliver the same level of light: The testing and evaluation process works to make sure the level of light from the lamp matches the brightness of traditional incandescent.
  • ENERGY STAR rated LEDs last longer than most things in your home: ENERGY STAR lamps undergo thousands of hours of testing to make sure the claims of 20+ year lifespans are actually true! ENERGY STAR LEDs also undergo stress tests to make sure they’ll work in all the spaces you need them to.

Upgrade to Energy Star Lighting

Are you focusing on becoming a “greener” company? Is your business prioritizing upgrading your fixtures to LED and ENERGY STAR rated prod...