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What’s a Watt Worth?

What’s a Watt Worth?

One of the most common questions the Access Fixtures lighting specialists receive is phrased in a number of ways. How much will the luminaire cost to operate? How much money will I save with by switching from x to y? How long will it take for this project take to pay for...

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T5HO Fixtures – Is it Price, Quality or Service That Matters?

T5HO Fixtures – Is it Price, Quality or Service That Matters?

There is an old saying, Price – Quality – Service – Pick two. Price, quality and service all matter to our clients, but sometimes it’s when we don our super hero capes that makes all the difference. An electrical contractor contacted Access Fixtures in a panic. They had ordered 80 T5HO fixtures with motion sensors from a vendor who had promised delivery on the Monday before Thanksgiving. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the...

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Can a Bollard Light Be Replaced Without Pouring New Cement?

Can a Bollard Light Be Replaced Without Pouring New Cement?

What do you do when someone runs over one of your bollard lights with their car? This happened recently at Mississippi State University, resulting in the bollard light being completely demolished. Whether it was an overly enthusiastic and consequently distracted Mississippi State Bulldogs fan or a rival fan seeking revenge, the university still needed to replace the bollard light. The university selected an Access Fixtures bollard light because...

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LED Retrofit or Replace: What is the Best Option?

LED Retrofit or Replace: What is the Best Option?

The lighting industry is constantly changing and lighting technology is always evolving. When property managers update their lighting to LED to achieve superior efficacy and to reduce maintenance, they need to decide if they should retrofit the existing luminaires to LED, or purchase new LED fixtures. The question is, which is the best choice? Access Fixtures provides three options for customers who want to update their lighting. Purchase a 25w...

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Comparing LED vs. Metal Halide Sports Lighters

Comparing LED vs. Metal Halide Sports Lighters

LED sports lighters are not only for lighting sports facilities, they’re also ideal for lighting large outdoor commercial and industrial facilities. While 23” LED box luminaires can emit the equivalence of a 1000w Metal Halide luminaire, LED sports lighters can now emit as much light as a 1,500w Metal Halide (MH) sports lighter. Now, with LED luminaires achieving lumen output of 140 lumens per watt (LPW) and prices falling for LEDs, Access...

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What type of lighting is best for school gym in Costa Rica?

What type of lighting is best for school gym in Costa Rica?

A customer contacted Access Fixtures wanting to know the best way to light a school’s gymnasium. The facility is currently underlit with only a few 400w metal halide luminaires. The goal is to illuminate the room properly so they can hold basketball games as well as use it as an activity center. Access Fixtures recommended 63w square small LED high bays for the gym. Why? The facility is located in a somewhat rural area of Costa Rica, a country...

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