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Designing a Custom Racquetball Court Lighting Solution

Designing a Custom Racquetball Court Lighting Solution

An architect contacted Access Fixtures looking to illuminate the outdoor racquetball courts located at a sports complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The racquetball courts will consist of two banks of courts sharing a common back wall with either six, eight, or ten total courts. Because this involved a custom sports lighting solution, Access Fixtures lighting specialists considered a few options before settling on an optimal lighting system....

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15w LED Bollard vs. 100w PSMH Bollard – Performance and Efficiency Comparison

15w LED Bollard vs. 100w PSMH Bollard – Performance and Efficiency Comparison

Access Fixtures recently launched a new 15w LED Round Flat Top Bollard Light featuring LED arrays with Samsung LED chips. In addition to superior performance, the LED bollard light is now available at the lowest price Access Fixtures has been able to offer for LED bollard lights with integrated drivers. How does it compare to a 100w Pulse Start Metal Halide Round Flat Top Bollard Light? Looking at energy efficiency, the 100w PSMH bollard light...

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Retrofitting Outdated Office Lighting to Meet Modern Working Environments

Retrofitting Outdated Office Lighting to Meet Modern Working Environments

From a lighting perspective, the typical office environment of today is radically different than it was even just a few short years ago. Computers have not only changed the way many of us work, but, with this change in technology, the spaces in which we perform this work now require a completely different type of lighting than was common in the past. What’s the difference? Today, computers with high resolution monitors already provide light,...

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How Are LEDs Changing the Form Factor of Luminaires?

How Are LEDs Changing the Form Factor of Luminaires?

With LED, form factor is not as relevant as compared with traditional light sources such as Metal Halide (MH), High Pressure Sodium(HPS), and linear fluorescent. What does form factor mean? For years the shape of luminaires were designed to accommodate the size and shape of the lamp(s) and ballast(s). Now as LEDs gain market share, lighting designers are able to design new luminaires using much smaller LED arrays, LED modules and LED chips on...

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How Can I Update My Decorative Street Lighting?

How Can I Update My Decorative Street Lighting?

Our customers often have questions for our lighting specialists that can be answered in multiple ways depending on several considerations, including budget and time constraints. Recently, a customer sent an Access Fixtures lighting specialist a photo of decorative street lighting, asking for suggestions to replace the heads with compatible LED heads. In other words the new LED luminaires had to fit the pole, be an appropriate design; illuminate...

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How Do You Safely Light an Indoor Pool Area?

How Do You Safely Light an Indoor Pool Area?

A customer contacted Access Fixtures concerning the electrical junction box above a community indoor pool that contained wires and a ballast for the light fixtures in the room. The ballast and the wires were in a different electrical gearbox as the lighting was a 1000w metal halide (MH) with a remote ballast. The gearboxes were rusting and the wires inside the box were corroded, rusted, and oxidized. Obviously this was not a good sign, and a...

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