Our friends at Concept Illumination upgraded some exterior lighting fixtures recently and the difference is remarkable. CSC LED architectural wall packs were installed on the buildings exterior. 175W wall packs were replaced with CSC LED 50W LED wall packs and two 400W HPS fixtures were replaced with CSC LED’s 80W wall packs. Learn more… Continue reading Exterior Lighting Upgrade
More and more, LED providers are jumping onboard the 10-year warranty bandwagon. With 12 years’ experience in the commercial LED lighting market, we find the practice to be deceptive and even possibly unethical. While LED light engines (chips) have sufficient testing to proof out 10 years of life or more, the weakest link today is… Continue reading The Growing Practice of the Deceptive 10-year LED Warranty.
As you probably already know, in Canada we face a unique challenge with 347V branch circuits. As a relatively small marketplace, driver manufacturers across the globe are reluctant to spend the time, energy, and associated costs to develop 347V drivers. As such, whenever possible, CSC LED incorporates proven, reliable, high voltage drivers to accommodate our… Continue reading Step-down Transformers
What is 0-10V dimming? Used as an early fluorescent dimming system and still used today, 0-10V dimming has been adapted to become a reliable LED dimming control protocol. 0-10V is one of the earliest and simplest electronic lighting control signaling systems; simply put, the control signal is a DC voltage that varies between zero and… Continue reading O-10V dimming made simple
Think Progress reported on the LED Lighting Revolution and we just had to share… It’s an exciting time to be in the LED business! “The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report. The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED)… Continue reading The Remarkable LED Lighting Revolution
The Digital Journal recently posted an article online about the LED industry. “According to the report, the global LED lighting market was valued at approximately USD 20.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach approximately USD 42.5 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 13% between 2015 and 2020. Zion Research… Continue reading Global LED Lighting Market worth USD 42.5 Billion by 2020
Many of you may have noticed the arrival and promotion of 347V LED corn lamps in the Canadian marketplace. Unfortunately, most people are not aware that these do not meet Canadian industry standards. It is our experience that the Electrical Safety Authority and CSA will not allow 347V direct connection to any lamp holder. What’s the solution? Step-down… Continue reading What’s the deal with 347V Corn Lamps?