July 31, 2020
How to illuminate a hangar

How to illuminate a hangar

Learn how to illuminate hangars. After designing aircraft hangars for a variety of clients, ranging in size from small, corporate facilities to massive projects for the U.S. Air Force, we have found they all have very similar lighting design challenges. In order to meet the typical hangar lighting requirements, here are my recommendations on how to illuminate a hangar.
April 3, 2020
Gold Fish Wearing a Shark Mask

Overstating Performance – Look Out for the Spec Sheet Star!

As you know from the previous three parts of this blog, when a light fixture’s output equals 70% of its initial output, it is deemed unacceptable.  This will require the owner to replace the light in order to provide a safe workplace.
February 11, 2020
Can you trust all lighting spec sheets?

Can you trust all lighting spec sheets?

As you know from the previous three parts of this blog, when a light fixture’s output equals 70% of its initial output, it is deemed unacceptable.  This will require the owner to replace the light in order to provide a safe workplace.
September 16, 2019
Measuring Ambient Temperature at Fixture Height

L70: Can we accurately predict L70?

The short answer is that we can’t. Worse is we don’t even fully know the variance. The good news is that LEDs will last longer than traditional light sources but nobody knows exactly how long.
June 4, 2019
Lumen Maintenance Warranty

L70: What is it and why do we need it?

When purchasing LED lighting, read the warranties carefully. Most warranties do not cover when an LED fixture does not meet its advertised performance, leaving you in the dark, light-wise and warranty-wise. Unlike most, Flex Lighting Solutions provides a true and transparent 5-year lumen maintenance warranty.