Lighting & Lighting Controls http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/19871/more en How to Improve Office Lighting in Your Company http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/how-improve-office-lighting-your-comp <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>1. Turn overhead lights down.&nbsp;Too much light creates &lsquo;disability glare,&rsquo; which makes it more difficult to see things as opposed to allowing us to see more clearly.</p> <p>2. Use combinations of lighting.&nbsp;Good lighting design is a matter of ergonomics, and require a combination of indirect overhead lighting, movable direct task lighting and natural light, in the correct proportions, to ensure safe and comfortable working conditions.</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/how-improve-office-lighting-your-comp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/how-improve-office-lighting-your-comp#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Fri, 06 May 2016 21:23:25 +0000 135351 at http://ecmweb.com About LED strips http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/about-led-strips <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>In this guide we will only focus on LED strips as they are most frequently used.</p> <p>Selecting the right LED Strips for your application is a 5-step process:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Select the construction material and IP factors according to area which can be used.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Determine the length and the desired number of LEDs per meter</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/about-led-strips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/about-led-strips#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Mon, 02 May 2016 21:37:10 +0000 135251 at http://ecmweb.com Are Halogen lamps still being sold? http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/are-halogen-lamps-still-being-sold <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>The hardware stores near me don&#39;t seem to sell halogen lamps anymore.&nbsp;Are they illegal to sell in certain states because of fire hazard concerns, or are the stores near me just not selling them?</p> <p>Thank you</p> </div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/are-halogen-lamps-still-being-sold#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:47:57 +0000 134731 at http://ecmweb.com bathroom light conundrum http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/bathroom-light-conundrum <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi, I am not a pro at working with lights or electricity.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have a vanity mirror in the bathroom composed of 5 light bulbs.&nbsp; Out of the 5 light bulbs, I only had three light bulbs in because one of them was bright enough to not use all 5 of them.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/bathroom-light-conundrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/bathroom-light-conundrum#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:43:07 +0000 134721 at http://ecmweb.com Connecting LED lights of different colors and voltages? http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/connecting-led-lights-different-color <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi guys, I want to assemble a panel of lights of different colors for the lighting of my living room.</p> <p>The only thing I know of electricity is that: there are different cables for different resistors for different voltages according to use.</p> <p>I have the idea of order of LED lights in a square aluminum board, but more than that I do not know. Also I want to connect the maximum number of LED lights possible without overloading the three drivers.</p> <p>I currently have 3 types of LED lights: white, red and blue. The technical detail of these is as follows:</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/connecting-led-lights-different-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/connecting-led-lights-different-color#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:32:37 +0000 134241 at http://ecmweb.com Marketing High-Efficiency Lighting http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/marketing-high-efficiency-lighting <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hello!</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/marketing-high-efficiency-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/marketing-high-efficiency-lighting#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:05:08 +0000 133161 at http://ecmweb.com Parking Garages http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/parking-garages <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Is&nbsp;an open parking garage&nbsp;considered a Damp Location? Would one be required to use wiring methods other that EMT and MC Cable whips to the light fixtures?&nbsp;The entire lighting system that presently exist is EMT conduit with Set -Screw Fittings and 4-inch square boxes.&nbsp;I plan on asking my local inspector,&nbsp;but wanted other opinions also. No rain&nbsp;comes in or seeping water signs.&nbsp;It is a one level, ground level garage with parking deck above.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/parking-garages#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:53:21 +0000 125891 at http://ecmweb.com Dimmer Modules in Commercial Lighting Panel http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/dimmer-modules-commercial-lighting--0 <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I&#39;m working on this light dimmer panel in a church. I can get critical lights back up by swapping around modules so I know the immediate problems are with this panel rather than loads.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> See these links for pictures:</p> <p> <a href="http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/irarubinson/media/01Panel1072x804_zpsd0f52bca.jpg.html" target="_new">Photo 1</a></p> <p> <a href="http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/irarubinson/media/02Modules1072x804_zps56989610.jpg.html" target="_new">Photo 2</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/dimmer-modules-commercial-lighting--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/dimmer-modules-commercial-lighting--0#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:39 +0000 56631 at http://ecmweb.com Overheated Switch http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/overheated-switch <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I recently had my in laws call me and tell me they had a terrible HOT electrical smell in their bedroom and when they touched the fan speed switch one of the screws was so hot that they felt they were burned. So I went and purchased a new switch to install and when I removed the old switch it was indeed melted. There was an extreme amount of heat at that switch at some point. As I removed the switch I discovered there was no ground on the fan speed switch. The new one did so I was sure to connect it.</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/overheated-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/overheated-switch#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:17:26 +0000 48521 at http://ecmweb.com Circuit loading http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/circuit-loading <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Breaker loads:</p> </div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/circuit-loading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/electrical-equipment-systems/lighting-lighting-controls/circuit-loading#comments Lighting & Lighting Controls Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:10:28 +0000 48511 at http://ecmweb.com