Traci Cox

Traci Cox is the LED Lighting Specialist for Advanced Controls & Distribution.
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Upgrade Your Warehouse with LED High-Bay Lighting

Posted by Traci Cox on May 31, 2016 9:18:22 AM

Switching to LED lighting can save your business over 60% in energy costs overnight, according to the US Department of Energy. Lighting represents almost two thirds of the average warehouse’s electricity end use.

Much of that electricity goes to high-bay lighting (which is defined as indoor lighting spaces with ceilings 25ft+). Unfortunately, a large amount of the electricity used to light these fixtures is wasted due to outdated technology!

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Topics: LED Lighting

The Top 5 Benefits of Using LED Lights vs. Conventional Lighting

Posted by Traci Cox on Mar 30, 2016 3:33:13 PM

There are a lot of advantages and benefits to the energy efficiency of LED (or light emitting diodes) vs. traditional lighting. When you compare LEDs to other energy-saving illumination methods that are available on the market today, you will find that LED lighting is by far the most power-saving and the smartest solution.

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Topics: LED Lighting

The ABC's of LEDs

Posted by Traci Cox on Jan 25, 2016 12:12:46 PM

What does LED stand for?

LEDs Light-Emitting Diodes — are found in all sorts of things. For example, the numbers on your digital clock are formed by LEDs. Your television remote control probably uses LEDs to send signals. LEDs are now being used as headlights and tail lights on vehicles and traffic lights. Your TV may even be powered by LEDs!

But what exactly are LEDs? The science behind LEDs can get really complicated, but basically they’re like tiny light bulbs that are part of a simple electrical circuit. They’re different from regular light bulbs, though, because they don’t get very hot and they don’t have a filament that will burn out. These features make LEDs very popular for many products.

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Topics: LED Lighting

How LED Lighting Improves Employee Productivity

Posted by Traci Cox on Sep 28, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Every work day starts with an employee turning on the lights.

Workplace lighting often goes overlooked in the big picture of employee productivity despite its constant effects. Yet improving light quality can be a shortcut to significant upticks in productivity, with the added benefits of supporting employee health and saving on energy costs.

Lighting can impact employees in many ways and have an effect on:

  •   Comfort
  •   Mood
  •   Productivity
  •   Health
  •   Safety
  •   Quality
  •   Retention

Lighting is one of the easiest paths to energy efficiency for highly visible results. Find out how LED lighting can make a big difference in the workplace.

How does lighting affect employee productivity?

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Topics: LED Lighting

LEDs Improve Safety

Posted by Traci Cox on Jul 29, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Do you feel unsafe at night when there is little to no light? Whether you are on a college campus, parking garage, or simply walking on a side walk for exercise at night, it is important to be safe!

When it comes to safety, there are tremendous advantages of LEDs. With better quality light and more durable lamps brightening campuses, parking garages, etc., the move to LEDs improves safety and gives facility managers the peace of mind that comes with a long-lasting product.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Safety

5 Misconceptions about LED Lighting to Brighten you up!

Posted by Traci Cox on May 22, 2015 2:16:00 PM

Don’t fall into the trap of being misconceived about LEDs! You may hear people say, “LED’s cost too much! LED Light quality isn’t good, LEDs generate no heat, LEDs last forever, or I know that prices are going to go down on LEDs, so I am going to wait!” Well don’t be tricked! Here are some fun facts below to brighten you up.


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Topics: LED Lighting, Energy Savings

LED Lighting: What is a Foot Candle & How is it Measured?

Posted by Traci Cox on Apr 27, 2015 12:25:00 PM


What is a foot candle? 

You may be wondering, what the heck is a foot candle? Why is this so important? How many foot candles are in my building and how many are required? How do you measure this?

Believe it or not, foot candles are the most common unit of measure used by lighting professionals to calculate light levels in businesses and outdoor spaces. In a nutshell, a foot candle is a measurement of light intensity and is defined as the illuminance on a one-square foot surface from a uniform source of light. 

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Topics: LED Lighting

Life Expectancy of LEDs

Posted by Traci Cox on Mar 17, 2015 11:13:00 AM

As your metal halide and fluorescents burn out, it's a good time to consider switching to LED lighting. Yes, LED bulbs can be quite more expensive than the alternatives, but its impressive lifespan and reduction of maintenance makes LED lighting a very cost-effective solution. 

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Topics: LED Lighting

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