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How many Light Fixtures do I need? Here's some easy help.

When people are redesigning an area for new lighting, the question often comes up how many light fixtures do I need? It's simply a matter of several factors and some things you need to know ahead of time for your design. First and foremost, you need to know how many footcandles that you're going to need for the task that you're going to be doing underneath that light. Those are set up by the Illuminating Engineering Society on suggested footcandles for any number of different types of lighting tasks. We have a chart showing some of the basic ones and it's not an exhaustive list. You can get very detailed on how many footcandles you need. But in any case, you need to have an idea of how much light you're going to need for what you're going to be doing. The next most important thing is the light fixture that you're going to use. Because not only will the light fixture determine how much light you'll have on the surface, but it also will be the variable on the successful project. So with those two things in mind you can go on to the room dimensions, the reflectance of the walls and the floor. You will also have to take into account whether there's going to be obstructions in the way or if you're going to have a clear line of sight with all the fixtures in a regular pattern. You could let us run these numbers for you to get the proper result. And for a lot of people that's really more convenient for them. Various scenarios can be run depending on your budget and trying to maintain good lighting while spending the least amount of investment that you have to. But I would always warn people, it's best not to skimp on lighting because it's the one thing that makes the biggest difference in how productive people are. If they have enough light and they're not straining to see, you're going to have less mistakes and problems down the road. So a good lighting design does make a difference and these are just some of the factors that you need to consider to see what quantities you will need.
John Bolduan

Our goal is good lighting for you.
If you’re an electrical contractor or a commercial building owner, we especially will take care of you with lighting that’ll be the most energy efficient possible but also will come at a reasonable price. As we’ve stated many times on our website, we sell USA made products whenever possible and many times we can do just that. The quality of products made here in the USA is superior to a lot of the imported stuff that comes in. But of course, there are times when we can only sell and imported product. But be assured that we get just the highest quality proven products that will last for the long term for you. One of the services that we provide is doing layouts for people that need to know how many fixtures that they will need for their situation. It’s essential that we understand what you’re going to be doing underneath the lights whether it be a manufacturing facility, a warehouse or if the work is general lighting or delicate tasks. It matters because then we can help you determine what kind of foot-candle level you’ll need so that people can be the most productive they can in the workplace. It’s crucial to get lighting right the first time, so a lot of costly adjustments don’t need to be made later. And one of the things that we like to see people invest in is a lighting system that works with them far into the future.

Saving money is a good thing.
With today’s LED technology you not only get excellent lighting but you also get fantastic energy savings that will is gained in just a couple of years or less. Be aware that there are electric utility rebates that could help you reduce payback on a new lighting system. On the left-hand column of our website, we have a downloadable Excel spreadsheet that will give you simple lighting calculations as to how much you can save in both energy and maintenance. And if you’re a more significant quantity user of any of these type of light fixtures, we can get you special discount pricing. We stand behind our products with excellent warranties provided by our manufacturers against anything defective or damaged. We go to great lengths to properly package everything and make sure that never happens, but if it does, we stand behind it and will take care of you. Lighting is one of those things in life that never seems important until it’s not sufficient. It’s one of those things we take for granted as long as it works okay. But as soon as it doesn’t work correctly, you’re going to hear about it. That’s why we carry many replacement items that are part of any light fixture whether it be sockets, ballasts or lamps so that you can keep your systems running well. It’s vital for any business to have good productivity and lighting is one of those essential things that make it all possible.

How can we help you today?
If you’re unsure as to what might be the best light selection for your application, give us a call, and we can help you discover what might be best for you. And even if we don’t have what might work for you, we can refer you to others we know in the industry who may be able to help. It’s not just about selling you a light fixture or a light bulb; it’s about getting you the best possible lighting. Of course, we believe we have a wide variety of products that are going to be able to satisfy almost any need that most people have, and we're going to do it at a price that will make you satisfied. Once you see the quality of our lighting products, you’ll be back again when you have further need in the future. And that’s what we’re trying to create; we want to be your lighting vendor, we want to be a part of your business. You can contact us anytime by phone or email, and you can even text us to get the answers that you need. There’s never been a time to take a look at new lighting because of all the high energy efficiencies and how well they perform. Light can be a beautiful thing, and we want to show you how we can make it work optimally for you.

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