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American-Built Lighting

Benefits of American-Built Lighting Solutions

As our country continues to develop, technology and manufacturing are becoming more vital than ever. Some products are simply too important to be dependent on foreign sources, which is why American-built lighting solutions are so beneficial. There are many ways in which global influences have the potential to impact the American economy. We have recently

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Four Lessons from 36 Years in Lighting

As a company, FX Lighting has gained so much by being a part of the QSSI family. Their expertise from 36 years in manufacturing has been invaluable, and we wanted to share with you key lessons from their decades in the lighting industry. While the LED industry has undergone a lot of rapid changes, consolidations,

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Four Critical Considerations for Industrial Lighting

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” Eleanor Roosevelt Regardless of your industry, your company needs to account for these four critical elements for quality of light to achieve proper industrial lighting functionality and design: Foot-candles Distribution pattern Fixture mounting height Environmental conditions Foot-Candles The amount of illuminance required

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What Do IP Ratings Mean for Industrial Lighting?

What Are IP Rating Codes? The IEC has developed the ingress protection (IP) ratings, which grade the resistance of an enclosure against the intrusion of dust or liquids. Each rating has specific testing requirements to demonstrate conformity to the code and each IP code digit has a specific meaning. First digit: Solid particle protection The

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What Does NSF Certification Mean for Industrial Lighting?

What is NSF Certification? The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) was founded in 1944 and is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create standards for food safety and sanitation. It is now known as NSF International. The NSF mark assures consumers, retailers and regulators that certified products have been rigorously tested to comply with all

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LED Lighting for Food and Beverage Processing

In the food and beverage processing industry, massive amounts of energy are used to ensure that food is processed and stored safely on its way from suppliers to consumers. A few of the reasons that these factories are such high energy consumers are the size of the facilities, the constant operation (24/7), the energy requirements

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Case Studies


Genpak’s food packaging facility in North Carolina was implementing a capital improvement project that included new equipment in addition to a lighting upgrade.

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American Tire

Light levels in tire storage facilities are challenging because the dark and dense tires retain much of the light with little to no reflectance. The darkness affected daily warehouse activity and was a potential safety issue.

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