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103. Lumens vs. Foot Candles:  What You Need to Know
Jun
18th
2024

103. Lumens vs. Foot Candles: What You Need to Know

By Leah • Jun 18th 2024

The lighting industry has experienced tremendous growth in the past ten years, with a vast array of energy-efficient LED lighting options now available for indoor and outdoor facilities. Commercial & industrial LED lighting, for instance, is the…
102. Color Rendering Index (CRI) - Why Is It Important?
Jun
10th
2024

102. Color Rendering Index (CRI) - Why Is It Important?

By Tia O'Brien • Jun 10th 2024

Have you ever bought bedding sets from a store only to see them in a different color under natural light? You may have thought your mind was playing tricks on you. Chances are you’re not alone. In fact, thousands, if not millions of individuals, h…
100. Lumen Maintenance - What is it and Why is it Important?
May
29th
2024

100. Lumen Maintenance - What is it and Why is it Important?

By Jim Luby • May 29th 2024

Lumen maintenance is a critical concept in lighting and refers to the ability of a light source, such as a LED lamp or LED fixture (or luminaire), to maintain its initial light output over time. In essence, it helps us understand LED l…
Quick Wins for Energy Savings: Top 3 Lighting Trends for 2024
Dec
4th
2023

Quick Wins for Energy Savings: Top 3 Lighting Trends for 2024

By Theresa Einarsen • Dec 4th 2023

As we approach the end of the year, it's an opportune time for businesses to evaluate their energy usage and consider new, efficient ways to illuminate their spaces. In the realm of commercial lighting, several trends have emerged as game-changers in…
LED Stadium Lighting Project Spotlight - Carmel Catholic High School
Mar
6th
2023

LED Stadium Lighting Project Spotlight - Carmel Catholic High School

By Jim Luby • Mar 6th 2023

OEO Energy Solutions recently completed a LED lighting project with Carmel Catholic High School in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. Carmel did a 1 for 1 replacement of their legacy lighting fixtures with OEO's energy efficient, LED Sports Light…
Ferroglobe Case Study: OEO Edge Fixture for Harsh Environments
Sep
30th
2022

Ferroglobe Case Study: OEO Edge Fixture for Harsh Environments

By Jim Luby • Sep 30th 2022

CLIENT SUCCESS STORY Ferroglobe has been using OEO's Edge High Temperature fixtures in their plant which have been installed in areas where nothing else would work. They even had fixtures from another company that melted in the same spot! It’s b…
Friday Night Lights with LED Sports Lights!
Sep
2nd
2022

Friday Night Lights with LED Sports Lights!

By Jim Luby • Sep 2nd 2022

OEO Energy Solutions recently completed a LED lighting project with Carmel Catholic High School, helping them transform and brighten their football field at Baker Stadium just in time for the start of the 2022-23 school year.Prior to the upgrade, Car…
Can You Use LED Bulbs in Enclosed Fixtures?
Aug
22nd
2022

Can You Use LED Bulbs in Enclosed Fixtures?

By Leah • Aug 22nd 2022

Why Can't I Use Any LED Bulb In An Enclosed Fixture?If you have ever reached over to turn off the light before going to bed and accidentally grazed your arm on a flaming hot incandescent light bulb, you’ll know it’s the stuff of (minor) nightmares. O…
Savings Spotlight: Carmel Catholic High School
Jan
20th
2022

Savings Spotlight: Carmel Catholic High School

By Leah Einarsen • Jan 20th 2022

Brighten up the dark, winter days with an energy-saving lighting project! Check out how Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein recently took advantage of incentives for an upgrade to the LED lighting in their gymnasium.LEDs and lighting controls pr…
Does LED Lighting Have a Good ROI?
Jan
11th
2022

Does LED Lighting Have a Good ROI?

By Leah • Jan 11th 2022

If you are the proprietor of an industrial building, then you will know managing costs is no easy feat. Even when your product is selling or output is steady, your overheads can add up. Lighting is only one of many budget items which you need to bala…
LED Lights for General and Task Lighting
Dec
9th
2019

LED Lights for General and Task Lighting

By Leah • Dec 9th 2019

Every industrial space has various lighting needs to meet every aspect of their operation. This means on both a macro and micro-level. While a room needs to be filled with light, there are many processes which need better visibility or more specific…
How LED Can Benefit Welding Shops
Dec
4th
2019

How LED Can Benefit Welding Shops

By Leah • Dec 4th 2019

Safely running a welding shop requires many precautions. Industrial welding operations intensify this need, but even small welding shops need to consider various aspects to make business both profitable and safe. The welding process itself has very s…
How Does Lighting Inefficiency Affect Your Business?
Nov
12th
2019

How Does Lighting Inefficiency Affect Your Business?

By Leah • Nov 12th 2019

No part of your business is going to be 100% efficient. You can never get out all that you put in. Yet striving for such efficiency is the goal of any good business. The benefits might seem obvious in terms of productivity and success, but how does t…
The Best High Bay Lighting for Aircraft Hangars
Oct
14th
2019

The Best High Bay Lighting for Aircraft Hangars

By Leah • Oct 14th 2019

Whether you run a commercial aircraft hangar, have a small hangar for personal use or even work in a military run operation, lighting is imperative. Even small aircraft hangars will need high-bay lighting to meet all of its needs. These high-bay ceil…
How Safe Are High Pressure Sodium Lamps Compared to LED?
Sep
16th
2019

How Safe Are High Pressure Sodium Lamps Compared to LED?

By Leah • Sep 16th 2019

If you are considering updating your current lighting to LED, it's probably because you have seen the lighting on the wall. The US Department of Energy has projected that 84% of the lighting market share will be taken by LED lighting by 2030. Th…
Does LED Lighting Provide Less Lumens Than HID Lamps?
Sep
5th
2019

Does LED Lighting Provide Less Lumens Than HID Lamps?

By Leah • Sep 5th 2019

As we have discussed before on this blog, there are different ways to measure light output. The unit of measurement used depends on various factors. In industrial settings, the light output was measured in watts as it was helpful to know how much ele…
Do You Need to Replace Parking Lot Fixtures for LED Lighting?
Aug
15th
2019

Do You Need to Replace Parking Lot Fixtures for LED Lighting?

By Leah • Aug 15th 2019

Outdoor lighting needs to be durable. Even the most pleasant of climates will cause wearing of fixtures which can be difficult and expensive to replace. This fear of having to replace fixtures can cause understandable trepidation for businesses with…
How LEDs Can Reduce Glare in Your Business
Aug
1st
2019

How LEDs Can Reduce Glare in Your Business

By Leah • Aug 1st 2019

In the home glare is annoying. It obscures the TV and gets in your eyes at the dinner table. In industrial settings, it can be dangerous and cost you money. Reducing glare is tricky because you need to maintain brightness and not sacrifice light qual…
The Importance of Working Temperature in LED Lighting
Jul
15th
2019

The Importance of Working Temperature in LED Lighting

By Leah • Jul 15th 2019

Illumination is the main purpose of using light bulbs, but light is not the only energy consideration we need to make. In industrial settings, lighting can cumulatively create serious amounts of heat. In already high temperature working environments,…
Are Gymnasiums Safer with LED Lighting?
Jul
2nd
2019

Are Gymnasiums Safer with LED Lighting?

By Leah • Jul 2nd 2019

We think of gymnasiums and sport centers as many different things. They are somewhere to get fit, somewhere to compete or, for some of us, somewhere to find an excuse not to go to. While we need to be careful of gym equipment, getting limber before e…
Why Lumens Are Better than Watts for Measuring LED Lights
Jun
24th
2019

Why Lumens Are Better than Watts for Measuring LED Lights

By Leah • Jun 24th 2019

When converting from older lighting formats, it is understandable there will be a few changes needing made. While direct replacement bulbs mean it is practically very easy to make changes, we need to be considerate of new lighting technologies so we…
LED Lighting: Energy Efficiency Vs. Quality
Jun
17th
2019

LED Lighting: Energy Efficiency Vs. Quality

By Leah • Jun 17th 2019

The rise of LED lighting has been due to various reasons. While the technology was being developed, prices made it practically difficult for many industries to convert their lighting systems. As availability grew, so did affordability. But with claim…