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LED Standards and Certifications: ETL, DLC, and UL Lighting

Standards and certifications comprise a vast number of companies and compliances that serve specific purposes—primarily addressing safety, environmental impact and energy efficiency, and sanitation. These standards are divided into specific categories for each product type and certification type to allow for very specific qualifications related to each product. When this system is being used as intended, it gives consumers, installers, suppliers, and anyone else that may be involved confidence that the product is safe and will work well in their application.

June 21, 2022

Environmental Ratings: IP vs. UL Ratings Explained

IP and UL ratings help clarify how and where different lighting products can be used, based on details about their durability and ideal operating environment. Which is right for you? Read more to find out. 

June 20, 2022

The Difference Between Color Temperature, Lumens, and CRI

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 output performance of a light.

April 4, 2022

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?

December 16, 2021