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How Can I Protect my Light Fixtures from Vandals?

How Can I Protect my Light Fixtures from Vandals?

A customer called Access Fixtures looking for a lighting solution that was not vulnerable to the frequent vandalism he was experiencing at his property in Florida. Vandals were spraying graffiti on the housing of bollard lights and landscape lighting. BB guns were also used in the area, often causing damage to the light fixtures. The customer did not want to continue to deal with the hassle and expense of frequently replacing the light...

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What Color Temperature are Wildlife-Friendly Amber LED Lamps?

What Color Temperature are Wildlife-Friendly Amber LED Lamps?

Access Fixtures wildlife-friendly Amber LED lamps are measured in nanometers, not in a specific Kelvin temperature. Kelvin and nanometers, while both referring to colors, do not measure the same thing and are not convertible. What’s the deal? Kelvin temperature indicates the perceived color of a light source. Available color temperatures range from 1000K to 8000K. The higher the temperature, the bluer the light will appear. Nanometers (nm)...

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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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