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How to Make Heads or Tails of Color Temperature, Lumens, and Wattages

How to Make Heads or Tails of Color Temperature, Lumens, and Wattages

 One of the most commonly asked questions and misconceptions is color temperature.  To this day, we still get questions about it and what it really is.  I had posted a blog post a few years ago on the topic and thought I would readdress it and throw out some knowledge on the subject. So what is color temperature? Color Temperature (in lamens terms) basically breaks down to how harsh the light is going to be to the human eye.  There are different looks to color temperature (quite obviously), and it is measured in Kelvin; If someone says their light is...

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Petersen Parts 2018 Changes

Petersen Parts 2018 Changes

In 2018, Petersen Parts is very excited to unveil a few changes to our business.   -We are updating our website.  We are most excited about this change as there will be a calculator where you can input your building or area size and we will recommend a type of light and a number of lights based on what type of building it is.  This is still being built and is expected early 2018. -We will have new product pictures and the new website will include pictures sent to us from customers (and our own buildings) to give you a better...

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Christmas Gift-Giving Guide

Christmas Gift-Giving Guide

The holidays can be difficult when it comes to gift-giving, so we've compiled a list of things for everyone on your list based on our customer favorites!  For The Farmer Farmers can be difficult to shop for (since half of my family are farmers, I can completely relate).  Usually, if there's something they would like they buy it right when they need it.  Regardless, here are a few items we recommend that they can benefit from: -The T8 Integrated LED or the Double Row Integrated LED If they have a shop or a workspace, these are great.  It really only takes...

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How LEDs are Environmentally Friendly

How LEDs are Environmentally Friendly

   These days everyone is talking about how to save the environment: recycle more, use less water, energy-efficient appliances, the list could really go on and on.  Here are a few ways you can have your cake and eat it too- i.e save money on your electric bill, and help the environment.  No toxic chemicals LEDs, as most know, don't contain any harmful chemicals such as mercury or gases.  This in itself makes them not only less dangerous if one breaks, but also very easy to recycle.   Longer light life LEDs last much longer than traditional lights (fluorescents, metal halides,...

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How to Integrate LEDs into your Home

How to Integrate LEDs into your Home

     We've got houses on our mind (I suppose it's because we're in the midst of a house-build at the moment.)  We are currently working on wiring our new house, and the question came up of "what lights are we going to choose for each area, and what are we going to use to light each area?"  Being an LED company, we felt it would almost be dishonorable to put anything but LEDs in our home.  Here is what we're putting in our new home which may offer some new ideas as to how you can integrate LEDs into your...

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