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The Top Weatherproof Lighting Fixture

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Choosing outdoor lighting fixtures can be tricky. Finding the appropriate size and power of a fixture is just as important as finding one with the appropriate weatherproof rating. We’ll be going over what to look for in this blog on the top weatherproof lighting fixture. IP Rating An IP rating is a rating given to any housing or casing based …

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The Best Lighting for Traditional Office Spaces

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Typical office spaces spend around 30% of their electrical bill on their lighting. Too often are these spaces fitted with easy fluorescent lighting that gets the job done, but uses up more energy than necessary and aren’t very adaptable. What is the best lighting option? By switching to LEDs, you get a much more adaptable lighting source, while reducing your …

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The Most Efficient Lighting for Warehouses

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Industrial buildings and warehouses are unique spaces. Very high ceilings, shelving units, and usually limited natural lighting. Because of the unique space, your lighting system needs to achieve more than just lighting the space. Proper lighting can reduce maintenance and energy costs, increase productivity and employee mood, and also improve workplace safety. Saving costs LEDs have become the standard in …

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Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

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Founded in 1995, VL Lighting Solutions is a leading Canadian lighting manufacturer providing innovative, energy-efficient solutions for our clients’ indoor and outdoor lighting requirements. You can rely on VL lighting Solutions for superior quality and innovative designs involving optically precise commercial and industrial lighting products. Here at VL Lighting, we look to provide you with not only the best industrial …

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The Operational and Economic Benefits of Using LED Lights

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Choosing LED lights offer many benefits, both economically and operationally. Economically, LEDs are going to last longer and run more efficiently, which lowers your variable and fixed costs. Operationally, you’re going to get great lights that will get the job done. Now let’s dive a little deeper. Founded in 1995, VL Lighting Solutions is a leading Canadian lighting manufacturer providing …

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Why Does ENERGY STAR Rating Matter?

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What is it? ENERGY STAR is a government adopted labeling project to help people and organizations save money and reduce emissions using efficient products. You can find ENERGY STAR ratings on not only products but new houses and commercial buildings as well. ENERGY STAR rating is a rating system for energy efficiency. These products are independently certified to save energy …

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IP Ratings Explained

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An Ingress Protection (IP) rating is a rating given to a piece of electronic equipment or the enclosure of electronic equipment. This rating indicates how well it is protected from both intrusion and moisture. The larger the digit, the better the protection.  Founded in 1995, VL Lighting Solutions is a leading Canadian lighting manufacturer providing innovative, energy-efficient solutions for our …

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What is Dark Sky Compliance

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Dark Sky compliance is when an outdoor lighting fixture passes the IDA Fixture Seal of Approval program. The IDA is the International Dark-Sky Association and is the voice for light pollution. They educate designers, manufacturers, committees and the public about controlling light pollution. They believe the best way to achieve their goal of protecting the natural night environment is through …

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Understanding LED Distribution Types

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LED technology allows us to predict better than ever where the light will go. There are 6 types of LED Light Distribution, however, each may vary slightly depending on the environment and the application. Founded in 1995, VL Lighting Solutions is a leading Canadian lighting manufacturer providing innovative, energy efficient solutions for our clients’ lighting requirements. You can rely on …

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How Temperature Affects LED Efficiency

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By now we know that LED’s are very efficient in the means of producing light and emitting low heat. But that doesn’t mean that their efficiency cannot be affected by various temperatures. High and low heat have different effects on LEDs, and I’m here to explain how and why temperature affects LED efficiency! Founded in 1995, VL Lighting Solutions is …