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Standards and Certifications for Lighting

Standards and certifications for lighting provide consumers, installers, suppliers, and anyone else that may be involved confidence that the product is safe and will work well in their application. Learn what each standard and certification means and how it relates to safety, environmental impact and energy efficiency, and sanitation.

Environmental Ratings Explained: What Are IP and UL Ratings?

IP and UL Environmental ratings can help you decide on the right LED products for the job. But what does each one mean, and how do you interpret them? Read more to find out!

LED String Lights: Brighten Up Fall Parties, Backyard Bonfires, and Patios

In the sweltering heat of summer, something we can all look forward to is the crisp, cool days and the parties and gatherings that autumn brings. Learn how you can improve the ambience of your outdoor spaces with LED string lights, so you’ll be ready for backyard bonfires, wine nights, and tailgate parties.

LED Turn Signals Blinking Too Fast (Hyper-Flashing)

If your new LED turn signals are blinking faster than your incandescent bulbs did, you may be experiencing what’s known as hyper-flashing. Lucky for you, it’s easy to fix. Here’s how!

How to Customize And Control Your Lighting with the Wireless MiBoxer Smart Lighting Ecosystem

Advances in smart lighting technology give you new levels of flexibility, customization, and control over your lighting systems. Learn how you can easily set and adjust your lighting in a variety of ways to provide the ideal color and brightness for the moment with the MiBoxer smart lighting ecosystem. Read more!

How to Light a Room – The Difference Between Color Temperature, Lumens, and CRI

CCT vs CRI vs Lumens When discussing and comparing lighting, there are three main aspects that contribute to what the human eye sees—color, quality, and brightness. Color (CCT), quality (CRI), and brightness (lumens) are often conflated and can be a source of confusion for consumers. However, each value shows a unique aspect related to the […]

12-Volt vs. 24-Volt LED Strip Lights: What’s the Difference?

When selecting an LED strip light there are many factors to consider, such as brightness, color, weatherproofing, and more. But what about voltage? The majority of strips are available in either 12V or 24V. So what’s the difference between these two options? Is one voltage better than another? What are the advantages of each? The […]

The Different Types of Beam Patterns for Off Road Light Bars and Pods

In order to choose a light with the proper beam pattern for your vehicle, it is necessary to understand the different types of beam patterns and their uses. The type of light and beam pattern you choose will be largely dependent on the environment and application where you intend to use the specific vehicle light […]

Finding The Right Replacement Bulb For Your Vehicle

Whether you’re searching for replacements for burned-out or dim incandescent bulbs, or if you simply desire the brighter, longer lasting, instant on features of LED bulbs for your car or truck we’ve got you covered. Vehicle bulbs come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and most importantly base types. There are a number ways […]

How To Install Long LED Strip Runs for Pools & More

Illuminating the inside of an above-ground pool can make nighttime swimming more enjoyable. But finding a way to evenly light the whole space from one source can be tricky. Use our guide below to create a solution for connecting and powering long runs of LED strip lights. It can be used for any project that […]

LED Hardscape Lights: Illuminate Retaining Walls, Deck Steps, and Landscapes

Hardscape Lighting gives generous light to landscapes without drawing attention to the source. Typically designed with LEDs affixed to a mounting plate, they can be permanently installed between stones, rock walls, or other tight places. This convenient construction makes these fixtures a great solution for illuminating walkways and steps on decks or porches. Or, to […]

LED Mother’s Day Gifts to Brighten Her Day

From all of the great LED gift options available, we’ve put together a list of products that will make this Mother’s Day a little brighter. These LED Mother’s Day gifts are designed to last approximately 250 times longer than the roses she’s used to getting, and they’re brighter, too! If you use these ideas to create something […]

LED Landscape Lighting Ideas for Creating an Outdoor Oasis

Spring is here again. Grass is turning green. Flowers are blooming. As you make plans to enjoy your yard this season, be sure to think about lighting. The right kind of illumination can bring beautiful accent to landscaping, visibility to pathways and steps, and a festive mood to outdoor scenery. Browse our ideas below for […]

Find RV LED Lights Fast with Our RV Lighting Guide!

With Spring Break and warmer weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get your RV ready for the next road trip. Lighting is an important safety and convenience feature for both the inside and outside of the vehicle. And with so many options and accessories available, it can be difficult to narrow […]


  LED and HID  lamps are two of the many lighting technologies that are available today. Knowing the difference between HID and LED can help you make an educated decision on what’s best for your application and budget.   HID (High Intensity Discharge): HID lamps consist of a ballast and a quartz tube that contains […]