Thursday, August 1, 2019

Emergency Lighting: What’s required for the workplace?

Is your office building under construction?

Are you about to open a new office or business and are awaiting inspection? Have you thought about all the details you need to make sure your building is up to code and safe for employees, customers, and clients?

Regulating authorities like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) among others have strict requirements for exit and emergency signs in buildings.

OSHA defines an “exit route” as “a continuous and unobstructed path of exit travel from any point within a workplace to a place of safety (including refuge areas).”

An exit route includes all vertical and horizontal areas along the route and consists of the following three parts:

  • Exit access − an exit route that leads to an exit. An example of an exit access is a corridor on the fifth floor of an office building that leads to an enclosed stairway (the exit).
  • Exit − means an exit route that is separated from other areas to provide a protected way of travel to the exit discharge. An example of an exit is an enclosed stairway that leads from the fifth floor of an office building to the outside of the building.
  • Exit Discharge − means the part of the exit route that leads directly outside or to a street, walkway, refuge area, public way, or open space with access to the outside. An example of an exit discharge is a door at the bottom of an enclosed stairway that discharges to a place of safety outside the building.

Do You Have the Safety Signs to Keep Your Building Up to Code?


If not, look no further than RP Lighting. Make sure your building passes inspection with exit signs and emergency lighting, available in both halogen and LED for your application. Learn more on our website!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Want Lighting Options that Look like True Daylight? CRI and how it Works

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.

According to experts, “high CRI is generally a desirable characteristic (although of course, it depends on the required application). If your goal is to illuminate a scene such that the colors all reveal as they would naturally (typically an important requirement in the cinematography business for example) then you want a high CRI lightbulb. If, conversely, you’re lighting an underground tunnel and you don’t particularly care whether the shapes are black and white or in color, CRI might not be as important.”

Learn more about CRI and other lighting certifications on our website!

Trust RP Lighting + Fans as Your Preferred Wholesale Lighting Supplier


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 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!

Emergency Lighting: What’s required for the workplace?

Is your office building under construction? Are you about to open a new office or business and are awaiting inspection? Have you thought a...