Technical Articles

Bigger Is Not Always Better In The Age Of Modern Lighting Technology

  For the last 25 years, lighting manufacturers have been in a fierce competition to out-shine each other.  The focus of modern manufacturers’ has been one-upping the next with more lumens from their latest fixture.   Specifically with regard to LED technologies, we saw fixtures in the 10,000 lumen range initially, then 15,000 lumens, 5 or […]

Read More

A must read when considering swapping AC fixtures to 12v LEDs

By Sam Massa 12/26/2015 Swapping old 120v/240v AC halogen fixtures to 12v DC LED fixtures  Many fire departments elect to swap their scene lighting over from 120v/240v AC (generator powered) to 12v DC when doing an LED scene light retrofit.  We see customers all the time who have large PTO generators on their apparatus with […]

Read More

Measuring light output;

a simple comparison to help firefighters grasp seemingly complex topics in lighting.  By Sam Massa Firefighters often get a bad rap in the technical communities as being more like cavemen than the scholarly “academic” types.  After all, our group does run in to burning buildings when everyone else is running out.  What most don’t understand, […]

Read More