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Photophobia: It’s NOT the Fear of Photographs

Photophobia: It’s NOT the Fear of Photographs

Are you experiencing… Eye strain, dizziness, eye irritation, redness, swelling, involuntary squinting, or do you find yourself always averting your gaze from light sources? You may have a condition that manifests itself by oversensitivity to light called Photophobia. What is Photophobia? First of all, photophobia is not a fear of pictures or photographs. Photophobia is a symptom of high intolerance…

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How to Reduce the Brightness of an LED Bulb

How to Reduce the Brightness of an LED Bulb

... so you don't have to wear your sunglasses inside anymore.  What is it About LED Lighting? There are three qualities of LED bulbs that you can buy at the store: they're expensive, long-lasting and bright. Many will argue that the "long-lasting" part will beat out the "expensive" part. Meaning it's definitely worth it to buy LED lighting for your…

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What’s Your Beef With Fluorescent Lighting?

What’s Your Beef With Fluorescent Lighting?

It seems like everyone has some kind of beef with fluorescent lighting right? What's your's? Fluorescents have been known to cause headaches, migraines, skin rashes, drowsiness and other misery's for people around the world. If you don't believe me, try searching "fluorescent lighting" on Twitter. Homes, schools, offices, grocery stores - all have them. Their are three reasons why everywhere…

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with LED Lighting

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with LED Lighting

How is LED lighting changing the world? When white LED lighting was first introduced in the early 1990's, it was a breakthrough discovery. Now we have a tangible way to replace the incandescent bulbs in our homes and offices with a state-of-the-art light source. LED light bulbs last around 10X longer than incandescent bulbs. You know which bulbs I'm talking…

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Why is Hospital Lighting Always Terrible? Find Out Here.

Why is Hospital Lighting Always Terrible? Find Out Here.

Hospital lighting is notoriously bad. Until recently, there has been little research conducted on the effects of fluorescent lighting on patients moods and recovery time. Exposure to natural light during the day not only effects a person's mood, but their internal clock as well. Researchers have found that a person exposed to little to no natural light throughout the day…

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The Big Differences of Incandescent and LED Bulbs

The Big Differences of Incandescent and LED Bulbs

What is the main difference between incandescent and LED bulbs? Why are LED lights better than conventional incandescent bulbs? The problem is maintenance. LED light bulbs have an astronomical life span compared to conventional incandescent bulbs and CFL's. LED's can last over 30,000 hours compared to an average incandescent bulb lasting 750 hours. Let's do the math for a second:…

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Reduce Headaches with Wrap Lenses

Reduce Headaches with Wrap Lenses

Fluorescent lighting gets a bad wrap, but there's a reason why it's the most common lighting solution. Fluorescent bulbs use up less energy, generate less heat and produce more light than other lighting alternatives. For businesses with office buildings, this is the most energy efficient and cost effective choice. Aside from all of the cost benefits, fluorescent lighting is a…

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Grocery Store Lighting and Produce

Grocery Store Lighting and Produce

In this NPR article we dug up in our search for "grocery store lighting" we came across an interesting bit of information about cues that make people want to buy groceries. Namely that green stuff over in the produce department. Brian Wansink, a professor from Cornell university has found that produce that is under soft, focused lighting sells up to…

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