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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 …

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How Lighting Solutions Affect Employees

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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. In the workplace, productivity is the name of the game. Lighting affects employee productivity …

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How To Light A Food Processing Warehouse

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As a contractor or new warehouse owner, lighting a massive space in the right way can be daunting. Especially in a food processing warehouse where safety and efficiency tend to conflict with one another. We at VL have the experience and knowledge about lighting warehouses. We have put together this blog to tell you how to light a food processing …