Learning Center

Decoding the Shapes and Sizes of Light Bulbs

October 27, 2022

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

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.

October 5, 2021

How To Install Long LED Strip Runs for Pools & More

RGB LED strip lights are a great way to add a pop of color to your above-ground pool. These low-voltage LED lights can be applied to the inside rim of your pool or around your pool deck. With RGB LED strip lights, you can choose from a ton of dynamic color-changing and single-color modes with adjustable brightness and speed control.

June 10, 2021

LED vs. HID

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.

 

February 23, 2021

LED Turn Signals Blinking Too Fast (Hyperflashing)

Is your LED bulb blinking too fast? No worries—it’s an easy fix! LED lighting draws much less power and lasts way longer than standard incandescent lighting that comes stock with most vehicles.

January 25, 2021

DIY Halloween Crafts Using LED Tea Lights

Get crafty this Halloween! We’ve put together some Halloween crafts that you can do with submersible color-changing LED tea lights and things you probably have lying around the house. These simple tea light crafts make great projects to do in the classroom, at home with your kids, or just because you’re feeling festive.

October 1, 2020