Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between traditional and LED lighting?

LED bulbs can produce the same amount of light as incandescent or fluorescent bulbs but using less energy or watts. In other words, they produce more lumens per watt. Over time and area, this results in large cost savings. 

How do I calculate the equivalent lumens to watts?

Lumens to watts conversion helps a person calculate LED equivalencies for their fixtures. Here’s a handy online calculator.

I know what wattage means, but what about CCT?

CCT stands for correlated color temperature. CCT will tell you what hue and tone of white to expect from a specific bulb or fixture. Common temperatures are 3500K, 4000K, 5000K. Each color will provide a different aesthetic. In general, the higher the CCT, the “whiter” the hue is.

What are common LED certifications and what do they mean?

DLC: The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is a certification issued for commercial LED lights based on their color rendering capabilities, lumen maintenance, longevity, light distribution and output, and the duration of the warranty period. This certification is commonly used for retrofit kits, industrial-grade and commercial lighting panels.

UL: UL LLC is a global safety certification company headquartered in Illinois. UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of a product and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. These requirements are often based on UL’s published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.

CE: The CE mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential requirements set out in the European Directives. The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that have been manufactured to EEA standards.

FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in charge of enforcing standards set forth by the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996. An FCC certificate means the electronic device has been tested to comply with FCC standards, specifically that for regulated limits for ionizing radiation.

How long does it take to submit an order?

We strive for high-quality, efficient service. Free, no obligation project quotes are available upon request. After a sales order is officially submitted, most orders can be completed within a few hours. Larger orders may need half a day to complete. 

If we need to special order or ship more supplies in, depending on the supplies and quantity needed, we can usually get things in as fast as 1 week. Make sure to ask us about shipping times.  

What about large-scale projects?

Large-scale projects are our specialty. Our knowledge of LED lighting, coupled with our design and consulting capabilities allow us to play a critical role in all kinds of large-scale jobs. We have a reputable history of successfully consulting, designing, strategizing, and suppling lighting for major projects such as entire school districts and award-winning Olympic training facilities. 

In addition, our direct relationship with top manufacturers allow us to quote our equivalent lighting products at a lower rate than competing products, delivering more cost savings for the same superior quality.  

Check out our Projects & Services page to see our offered services and successful projects. 

I’m bidding a project. Now what do I do?

Congratulations on your new bid. Our extensive experience with contract jobs has made us experts in helping our clients land the largest of projects. Contact us as early as possible to let us quote material for you. We ask for a minimum of 1 week for bids on major projects. Smaller quotes can usually be completed within 2 business days.   

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