For decades, lighting designers, specifiers, contractors, and distributors regarded halogen lamps as best-suited for outdoor applications or as accent and display lighting. Their bright, striated light caused “sparkle,” but was far too harsh for general lighting purposes.
Few things become less complicated over time. Lighting is no exception. More and more “other people” have something to say about the lighting you put in, and it is not enough to know the National Electrical Code (NEC) by chapter and verse.
With great interior design, less is often more. Smaller is often better than bigger. Designers and end-users want lighting fixtures that are diminutive and unobtrusive, but they do not want to sacrifice the strength or efficiency of lighting sources.
Before the last week of October 1999 most people in Memphis, Tenn., were oblivious to the state-of-the-art baseball facility going up downtown. The new home of St. Louis Cardinals' AAA-affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, was just another downtown project that would cause traffic jams, they thought.
Landscape lighting can be an added revenue source for electrical contractors at many project sites. While not cut-and-dry, it can be a manageable and profitable way to increase the scope of work at a site where you already have a good working relationship.
Security is a hot topic, thanks to the burst of millennium warnings. And, it's a hot opportunity to sell security lighting products. The turn of the century brought security discussions to television and newspaper front pages.
If you are involved in design/build lighting projects, from layout to specification, using manufacturer-provided or third-party lighting design and layout software can make your row a little easier to hoe.
In 1895, the Erner and Hopkins Co., began furnishing the electrical industry in the Columbus, Ohio, area with poles, wires, and insulators. The business prospered until a fire on April 1, 1920, destroyed the company's property.
In general, the same lighting design principles apply to both residential and commercial bathroom interiors.
* Do not install a downlight directly over the bathroom sink, as it will create strong shadows on the viewer's face.
Finding a safe place to park your car while you work, shop, or run simple errands is a frustrating problem most of us have encountered, one some of us battle daily. Parking spaces in busy commercial areas can be scarce and oftentimes tend to be costly.