FC or Lux – Which do you use?

In Canada we typically use FC(foot-candles). But on the odd occasion a Canadian company comes to us with a lux reading and prefer the layout done in that measurement. More often for the US we use lux but FC has been requested. Either way the difference is easily calculated by: 1FC = 10 Luxnote: 0.0929030436 = 1 […]

Light Loss Factor (LLF). How it Works

Light Loss Factor or also known as LLF in short form is one of the hardest parts to remember in the lighting industry. Each fixture can have a different value and some are better designed to eliminate some of the common losses we encounter when doing a lighting design. Each manufaturer of fixture, or lamp would have […]

How Reflectance Affects Lighting

A common issue we encounter when doing layouts is how to accurately measure the reflectance in a building. The reflectivity of any surface is calculated by a numerical value 0.0 behind jet black(no reflectance) and 1.0 being as white(full reflectivity). It does not go beyond these values. Typical default values are 0.8(ceiling) 0.5(walls) 0.2(floor) which is […]

LED Lights Workshop

One of our customers wrote a nice article on some recently installed lights purchased from our website. Take a look and see the perfectly lit workshop space. If you have any articles of work you’ve done with our products or services feel free to share with us. You can visit their website here to view […]

Quality Business Awards

We are pleased to announce that we are the winner of the 2022 Quality Business Award for The Best Lighting Store in Belleville. Check out the public listing at 

The best motion sensor for you: Infrared or microwave?

The technology While both infrared sensors and microwave sensors function well as motion sensors, there are fundamental differences between them that allow each to excel in different conditions. Infrared sensors operate by detecting heat. The sensor continuously fires off detection beams. It first measures the ambient temperature of the room to form a baseline. When […]

Why is CRI so important?

CRI is the abbreviation used for color rendering index. It is a measure of the light source’s ability to show the object’s “real” or “natural” colors in a scale from 1 to 100. The method of measure established by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), evaluates the quality of 8 standard color samples (R1 to […]

Marty Schlosser Woodshop Lighting

Dear  Fellow Wood Finisher, In Marty Schlosser’s previous post, he covered why LED woodshop lighting is so popular today… And how to convert your shop over to LED if you’re in the market to do so.  Today,  he’s discussing what is arguably the MOST important aspect of any LED woodshop lighting consideration… How to get the right brightness and […]

We are Moving January 4,2022!

We are moving!  As of January 4, 2022 we will be located as this larger unit and more centralized location: 14A North Front Street, Belleville, Ontario K8P 3B3

Recent Work

Here is an example of some of our exterior design work. We provide layouts for interior and exterior areas. You can see the desired light readings by colors. Each color represents a minimum light range, like a bubble around a fixture. We utilize this function to ensure each area is properly lit with the minimum […]