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Lighting gone wrong, again, sign lighting edition.

This is a fine example of how not to illuminate your signs.  The owner of this establishment tried their best to save a little money and use some basic off the shelf “sunnyboys” to light up a previously removed sign.  … Continue reading

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Time to upgrade your sign lighting to LED?

      Linear lighting for signs has traditionally incorporated a fluorescent light source.  Fluorescent lamps offer the right shape and size to accomplish uniform illumination for signs and walls and also provide for long life at around 18,000 hours.  … Continue reading

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Floodlighting Disasters

The Houston Rodeo, an 80 year institution produces some of the finest entertainment during the 3-week long event.   It is held at the prestigious Reliant Park and boasts over 2 million visitors every year, truly a world class event. See … Continue reading

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Can You See the Wall Pack?

Doesn’t take a large fixture to light up an area right.   Can you spot the wall pack above?  This is a small 42W CFL wall pack, perfect for this residential property, energy conscious, with a cut-off design putting light … Continue reading

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What do the different lighting fixture optic types actually mean and where are they best used?

Below we will examine each optic type for parking lot lighting fixtures and describe what purpose each serves.  When you contact  RLLD you will be speaking with professional lighting engineers who are able to help you select the appropriate fixture … Continue reading

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Ideas to prevent tennis court lighting from projecting into your neighbors yard.

  My tennis court is very close to my property line, and I am concerned about projecting light into my neighbor’s yard.  What can I do to prevent this from happening? Depending on the proximity of the court to the … Continue reading

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Best ideas for using lower wattage lamps for a tennis court lighting system.

I do not want to use 1000w fixtures for my backyard tennis court, but I do want to uniformly light the court area, just not quite as bright.  Is there a solution you could offer? Yes, our court lighting system … Continue reading

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How much will it cost to run my tennis court lights?

How much will it cost to operate a six or eight pole tennis court lighting system at my house? In 2011 the national household average per kilowatt-hour use was $0.12.  To figure the actual cost of running your lighting system … Continue reading

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LED lighting for a tennis court?

            Can I use LED lighting to effectively illuminate my tennis court? While LEDs are a rapidly growing light source in the industry, the technology is still a ways off from effective use for sport … Continue reading

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Glare and how it affects selection of tennis lighting poles.

                  I am concerned about glare from such a high wattage lighting system on my personal tennis court.  What should I be looking for in terms of fixture and pole design? The … Continue reading

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