Lighting Information

Exterior vapor tight lighting

When it’s particularly cold outside, warm air inside of a building can condense on cold surfaces causing mold to form and damaging insulation. Ordinary lighting fixtures leak air when they are off. To better visualize the process, think about a chimney that drives air to higher places, such as an attic. Lamps rated as ICAT […]

Stairwell lighting

Stairwells are a common part of many workplaces and other industrial and commercial facilities. Stairwell lighting is particularly important in commercial and industrial applications because falling on the stairs accounts for over 60 % of slip and trip injuries in buildings. Stairwell lighting safety amounts to proper lighting, slip resistance of stair treads, suitable handrails […]

Office lighting

The right office lighting does two things: facilitates work while managing costs. Not only does office lighting affect the productivity of employees, but also, lighting affects their health and mood. Employees who work with bad lighting make more errors. Imagine an employee who reads and writes under bad lighting. It harms his sight reducing productivity […]

Dairy industrial lighting

Businesses are always interested in ways that they can introduce efficiencies and reduce the cost of their business especially without sacrificing operational effectiveness. Due to significant technological improvements and government programs, more and more companies are looking into reducing their lighting energy costs. Due to the economic but also ecological crisis, many more businesses have […]

Hospital lighting

Lighting design in hospitals is a complex and challenging task. The right hospital lighting will help manage a hospital’s cost and will provide the best environment for patients to recover and staff to work. Lighting have specific impact on patients’ mood and even their perception of pain. This article is chock full of tips for […]

Hazardous location lighting

Industrial facilities need good, safe and efficient lighting. Hazardous location lighting in facilities such as those in the petrochemical industry or storing or processing any type of hazardous materials need full proof lighting systems to conduct their business. Hazardous locations need fixtures that can handle highly corrosive elements, flammable gases and vapors and combustible dusts. […]

LED garage lighting

Parking garages may seem easy to illuminate, considering they are usually large spaces and the lighting needs are straightforward. However, it is important to analyze the space and decide what type of lighting is suitable for the garage as a whole and individual sections of the garage. It is also important that lighting helps keep […]

Cove lighting

Coves are types of lighting that direct their light upward. Depending upon the commercial or industrial application, there are certain parameters that should be set as to how far the top of the cove should be from the ceiling and where the base of the cove should start relative to the floor. Cove lighting is […]

If you run a business with cold storage facilities, you know that the cost associated with running cold storage is significant. Lighting costs are a part of overhead and are costly since luminaires are a source of heat. Many types of lights do not perform well in cold temperatures either. Fluorescent lights, for example, will […]

Cleanroom lighting

In clean rooms, precision matters. To prevent contamination, the materials, including lighting, must be germ free and the professionals who perform work in clean rooms must be able to conduct their business without introducing contamination into the environment. Cleanroom lighting must meet these rigorous requirements and facilitate the work conducted in the room. In addition, […]

Recessed classroom lighting

Classrooms need good lighting in order to facilitate learning. From a practical standpoint, there needs to be enough of and the right kind of light to perform the functions of a school. Finally, lighting has been shown to improve morale and increase productivity in the workplace. That may carry over into learning environments like schools. […]

Athletic Facility Lighting in Gym

Athletic facilities are a challenge when it comes to good lighting practices. They have high ceilings, are wide open spaces, and are very large. These features mean that these sites can be very expensive to illuminate, but you don’t have to increase your lighting overhead unnecessarily if you employ the services of a professional lighting […]

Lighting control motion sensor

Lighting control systems are a smart lighting technology used for a variety of lighting applications including industrial, commercial, and also residential uses that often results in energy savings, may satisfy building codes, and comply with green building programs. These systems are essentially networks where there is intelligent communication between system input and outputs to provide […]

Example of visible light and photometry

Photometry is the science of light measurement. Light is measured in terms of its perceived brightness to human eye. Photometry is different than other measurements of light within the field of optics like radiometry, which is the science of measurement of electromagnetic radiation including visible light. Radiant power is weighted by a luminosity function in […]

There are a number of common misconceptions about lighting from warehouses to hospitals and Lumax Lighting is here to break them! By believing these ‘Lighting Myths,’ you are risking bad purchases and poor quality lighting for any industrial and commercial project. Let’s explore these lighting myths and what the true story is. Fluorescent Lights Consume […]

How United States looks at night with lights

Sometimes lighting industry jargon can make it difficult for business owners, project managers, and other non-technical stakeholders to understand the process of determining the best lights for your needs and ultimately implementing those recommendations. Did you know, for example, that the power input to any luminaire system is measured in watts, but you measure the […]

Design is lighting up an idea

The lighting design process is complex, because it includes a number of variables some of which are hard to measure precisely especially in industrial and commercial applications. The lighting design process involves a few steps and you need to follow them in order to avoid mistakes. The steps are: identifying the requirements, determining the method […]

Incandescent light bulb goes off

There are three types of interior lighting that can work together in order to illuminate an area depending on the style and function. This concept of illumination is often called layering. These types are ambient (top), task (middle) and accent (bottom). The type of lamp, fixture and amount of light can vary depending on whether […]

Industrial lighting in a marble hallway

There are many factors that influence light levels on different spaces. Target light levels depend on the function of the room: meaning the tasks that are being performed. Target light levels also depend on the ages of the people inside the rooms and the importance of speed and accuracy. When selecting your new lighting fixtures, […]

LEED gold standard building plate

LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design changes the way we think green buildings and how communities are designed, constructed, operated and maintained. The main goal of this change is to be more environmentally responsible and use available resources as efficiently as possible. About 35% of the total energy used in a typical commercial […]

Lumax LED Icon

Commercial and industrial lighting are changing rapidly due to newly available technologies and other changes in the marketplace. Businesses and institutions are using energy efficient lighting because they want to take advantage of many of their benefits from longer lasting luminaires with less maintenance to increasing cash flow and ultimately realizing a return on the […]