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A Comparison of Applications for Ambient, Accent, and Task Lighting

Lighting is an important part of daily life, and is used everywhere there might be a need. One lesser-known factor for choosing the right light is the application and type of lighting needed.

  • Michael Tomas

LED Lighting and Lumen Depreciation

It’s no secret that LED lighting is the way to go for a long-lasting and energy efficient lighting source, especially when compared to older or more traditional lighting methods such as Metal Halide, HID, and Fluorescent lighting.

  • Michael Tomas

HTM Product Spotlight: 20W CCT Tunable LED Cylinder Up and Down Wall Sconces

One of the most requested products in 2023, HTM Lighting Solutions would like to introduce our 20W LED Up and Down Wall Sconce! Perfect for both residential and commercial applications, these small but high-quality fixtures provide 1400 Lumens of bright lighting with a 28 degree beam angle both up and down a wall, equal to 2x 60W Incandescent Light Bulbs.

Constructed with commercial-grade aluminum and glass and finished in a beautiful Textured Black finish, this fixture is cETL Listed and rated IP65 for use in Wet Locations and made to last thanks to its rated 50,000+ Life Hours and 5-Year hassle-free warranty!

  • Michael Tomas

EPA Wind Speed Ratings for Outdoor Light Fixtures

While not immediately obvious, one important factor to consider when installing outdoor light fixtures is how various wind speeds would affect it. This is particularly useful with Pole-Mounted Light Fixtures such as our LED Parking Lot Fixtures, where a particular light head might be safer to use in high-wind areas.

  • Michael Tomas

How to Read a Photometric Lighting Layout

When working on large exterior projects, sign lighting, or interior commercial lighting projects, having a photometric lighting layout is crucial, as it provides a wealth of information including fixture spacing, the number of fixtures needed, and the overall wattage consumption for a particular application. 

With such a large amount of information to sort through, it can sometimes be confusing to decipher. Here’s a quick but handy guide when looking at a photometric layout to see how they work and the easiest way to read them.

  • Michael Tomas

LED Retrofit vs Fixture Replacement: Pros and Cons

As more options for LED lighting become available, making the switch to LED has never been easier!

For those with existing metal halide fixtures that aren’t quite ready for a full fixture replacement, there are countless LED retrofitting solutions available.

When going with either option, you are sure to save on energy and maintenance costs, but when should you replace the fixture and when is a quick retrofit the better option?

  • Michael Tomas