Arena Lighting – The Here and Now!

Thursday, 14 July 2016 by

The summer 2016 issue of Facility Forum featured an in-depth arena lighting article penned by our in-house lighting expert Christie Martin. The article appears below as an excerpt from the magazine orginally published by the Ontario Recreation facilities Association and the current issue can be found here.

Quick Lesson on Colour

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 by

Quick Lesson on Colour Rendering Index (CRI) and Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) Colour Rendering Index (CRI) quite simply is the measure of colour accuracy of a particular light source. Basically, how well does the light source render colour compared to a reference at the same Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT).  Each light source produces a light

Typical cold storage facilities are illuminated by High Intensity Discharge (HID) and/or linear fluorescent fixtures. While these technologies each have their own advantages and disadvantages, LED technology now offers advantages well beyond the upfront energy savings. LED Technology Advantages in Cold Environments: Energy Savings Quality LEDs have greater efficacy than metal halide (MH) technology. This

Green Rating Systems and Certification

Monday, 25 January 2016 by

Sustainable construction and operation of our built environment is key to our planet’s future. While we can argue that any step towards a sustainable environment is a positive one, having rating and certification systems helps guide us to achieving our building goals. There are many sustainable building rating systems available to the North American market.

Lighting Retrofit – Case Study

Monday, 21 December 2015 by

Traditionally our arenas have been illuminated by high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. Metal halide technology is the most common of the HIDs utilized in arenas because of the clean white light it produces along with fairly good colour rendering ability (CRI of 65-70) and efficacy (65-100 lumens/watt). While metal halide technology ensures the goal of

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