The Limitations Of CRI In the Age Of LEDs

By Jeff Brain | May 19, 2016

When using artificial light to illuminate products or workspaces, it is important to specify a light source that renders the colors of objects naturally. Broad-spectrum daylight and incandescent lamps provide an ideal standard for optimal color rendition, because it reveals the greatest number of hues in the widest spectrum of saturation. Dull lighting, on the other hand, lacks richness and depth and negatively affects the perception of objects and space. And while low quality lighting often costs less to purchase and install, the unpleasant work environment and unflattering appearance of objects will reduce employee productivity and consumer purchases.

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The Top 5 Sustainable Building Trends of 2015

By Jeff Brain | November 11, 2015

As energy prices worldwide continue to rise, the importance of sustainable building design is more and more apparent. The more popular these building trends become, the more certain  technologies emerge as leading sustainable solutions. These are five of the top sustainable technologies being used today to reduce energy bills and minimize environmental  impact.

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Design & Space Considerations for Industrial Skylights

By Jeff Brain | July 06, 2015

Lighting is a key consideration when designing a commercial space. It impacts the construction and operating budgets, as well as the occupant’s experience  in the building. Many designers and building owners harness natural sunlight with industrial skylights to supplement electric lighting, taking advantage of a free source of illumination. Although installing industrial skylights might create an additional upfront cost, the return on the investment is well worth it.

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