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How to Calculate Your True Cost Per Watt – What’s a Watt REALLY Worth?

How to Calculate Your True Cost Per Watt – What’s a Watt REALLY Worth?

How do business owners and consumers know how much their electricity truly costs? Consumption of electricity is measured in cost per kilowatt hour (kWh), but electric companies are great at disguising the actual cost of each kWh. They do this through subterfuge, by setting up a low rate for the published kWh, then adding multiple fees and charges. How do you figure out how much you’re actually paying per kWh? It’s simple: Take the total amount...

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Light Trespass Regulations – Can They Cross the Line?

Light Trespass Regulations – Can They Cross the Line?

Light trespass—or when light is spilled onto unwanted areas—can be a major issue for communities without any type of regulation. It’s understandable that neighbors do not want light from an adjoining property shining into their home via their bedroom windows, so these regulations are necessary. Recently a customer called Access Fixtures looking for expertise for their sports lighting project in a community with extremely strict lighting...

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Lighting for Toronto Fashion Week

Lighting for Toronto Fashion Week

Inside a tent in Toronto, workers diligently set up and take down everything for a fashion show during Toronto Fashion Week. Unfortunately, the tent is run on generators, which have a limit of 20 usable amps per circuit. Using 300w metal halide lamps to illuminate the space, the workers have no choice but to set up and clean sections of the tent at a  time, as each lamp uses 3.5 amps. This slows down the process, making it tedious and...

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Updating Lighting Outside an Historical Building

Updating Lighting Outside an Historical Building

A property manager contacted Access Fixtures looking to update lighting at a historical building in Ohio. While the building already had light fixtures surrounding the parking area and walkway, they were far from aesthetically pleasing and failed to safely illuminate the property for visitors. The property manager wanted an energy-efficient and maintenance-free solution. Inadequate Lighting Lighting specialists had to deal with two major...

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The Solution to Sport Court Envy

The Solution to Sport Court Envy

A Texas doctor was visiting his California venture capitalist friend, when he noticed the friend’s exquisite sports lighting on his backyard half basketball court. The VC’s court was lit with two LED luminaires each mounted on a 25 foot pole. Not to be outdone, the doctor decided it was time to update his personal sport court(s) with better lighting. He contacted Access Fixtures. The Texas doctor had a soccer field and a basketball court in his...

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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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