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Sure, the first digit of the IP rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, with a range of 0 to 6. The test requirements for this digit include measuring the protection against access to hazardous parts with tools, fingers, and similar objects. more
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DLC (DesignLights Consortium) is a non-profit organization that sets standards for energy-efficient lighting products. The DLC has two main categories of standards: DLC Standard and DLC Premium. DLC Standard is the basic level of energy efficiency for a lighting product. To meet DLC Standard requirements, a product must have a minimum level of energy efficiency and be tested and verified by an accredited testing laboratory. Products that meet DLC Standard requirements are eligible for rebates and incentives from utility companies. more
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Explosion proof lighting is used in environments where flammable gases, liquids, dusts, or fibers are present, and where an explosion could occur if a spark or ignition source were to come into contact with these materials. In order to prevent this from happening, explosion proof lighting fixtures are designed, constructed, and tested to withstand the effects of an explosion without causing an ignition. more
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Interior designers play a crucial role in the selection of lighting for any project. Not only do they have an eye for design, but they also understand the functional needs and aesthetic goals of a space. In this article, we will discuss the selection process leading to the light package selection, how the interior designer interfaces with the contractor, lighting distributors, and the client, and the importance of interior designers in choosing lighting for projects. more
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Lighting rebate programs in Canada are designed to encourage businesses to upgrade their lighting systems to more energy-efficient options. These programs offer incentives to businesses that can be used to offset the costs of upgrading their lighting systems, making it more affordable for businesses of all sizes to invest in energy-efficient lighting. more
If you're operating in the commercial or industrial lighting industry, then you know that the 100-347V voltage range is a game-changer. It's especially useful in countries like Canada where a lot of equipment operates off 347V, like the Canadian electrical grid. This range allows for the use of a wider variety of lights, including LED and induction lights, which can be used in a wider range of applications. This leads to greater energy efficiency, longer lifetimes, and higher quality of light. more
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Lighting is a crucial aspect in any commercial or industrial space, affecting both productivity and energy efficiency. With advancements in technology, the lighting industry has introduced new features that give commercial and industrial customers greater control over their lighting. Two of these features are watt selectable and CCT (correlated color temperature) selectable fixtures. more
Industrial lighting must be very reliable, since a malfunction can leave workers in the dark when there is heavy equipment in operation. Industrial light fixtures should also be as efficient as possible, to lower their operating costs. This is especially important in facilities that operate 24/7, which often need constant lighting. more
The garage has several functions in a modern home. While its main purpose is providing a space to park your vehicles, it can also be used as storage space or even as a workshop. For this reason, having adequate garage lighting is very important. The two most common options are fluorescent and LED lighting: fluorescent lamps have a lower upfront cost, but LEDs last much longer while saving energy. more
Due to their efficiency and versatility, LED tube lights are one of today’s favourite lighting solution for commercial, industrial and residential applications. More and more fluorescent tube fixtures are being replaced by LED tubes, but choosing the right replacement LED tube can be a daunting task, given the amount of options and considerations. ‘How to choose the right replacement LED tube light?’, you may be wondering. This guide aims to provide the answers, allowing you to better understand your options, according to your needs. more
Pot lights, and LED pot lights in particular, are today’s ‘hot item’ when it comes to efficient and versatile lighting for new constructions and remodeling, in residential, commercial and industrial applications. We often get asked ‘How to change pot lights?’ and ‘How to install new pot lights?’, which is why we have produced this quick, practical guide that will guide you through pot light installation and choice considerations, for results that match your lighting needs and design style. more

Disposal and Recycling of Fluorescent tubes:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants that people took advantage of available options for recycling of fluorescent bulbs and tube locally, rather than disposing them in regular household trash. In this article we will discuss why recycling is important, where we can dispose or recycle fluorescent bulbs and tubes, what is Eco fees for fluorescent recycling programs. more


Recessed lights, canned lights, recessed spots… whatever the term, recessed lighting is one of the most versatile and efficient lighting solutions available. They are discreet and perfectly suitable for ambient lighting, as well as for task or accent lighting. They are great for residential and commercial environments, and can be used to add depth to a space or to highlight interesting décor and architectural elements or even be used as outdoor recessed lights. However, even though recessed lights are very versatile, a good amount of planning is needed for a successful result. Considerations such as layout, installation, direction, color and others must be taken into account. This guide offers practical advice that will help you understand this technology and draft a lighting plan that truly reflects your needs. more

Recessed Lights are some of the most effective and versatile types of lighting for creating both ambient and task lighting in any room of your home. In the recent years they have gained in popularity and found themselves into most new homes and renovation projects. Because they are for the most part hidden, recessed lights typically make the rooms of home appear larger than they are. Gone are the days where you need to go for large cumbersome ceiling fixtures to light up a room. In short, recessed lighting by the quality of light they provide and their minimalist design bring out the best of just about any home.
Determining how many recessed lights you need and the proper spacing implies that you have already chosen the recessed light you wish to use for your project. If you haven’t chosen your recessed light model yet, below is a list of considerations you will want to look into before you make your choice. more

Recessed lighting: small clearance space in the ceiling? No problems!

Some of you may be already planning the next renovations to your home.


The first step before choosing a recessed light is to know the clearing space in the ceiling. In many cases, such a verification may bring up unknown constraints: what to do with a 2 ½ or 3 inches clearance space when many recessed lights on the market need 4 to 7 inches?


A solution to this potential puzzle is the low-profile recessed light series from Bazz. The models 300LPL5W and 300LPL5B are recessed lights that only need 2 ½ inches of clearance space. Moreover, they don’t need insulation box to be installed in insulated ceilings: another problem solved!


Here is the link on our online shop. more