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The Light Source is a bi-monthly newsletter that keeps trade allies, distributors and manufacturers up-to-speed on important trends and events in the commercial and industrial lighting industry. You can access archives of Light Source’s articles here at the Northwest Lighting Network.

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November 15, 2016

Welcome to the Lighting Best Practices Issue

General Contributor

If you played high school sports, you remember going to training camp at the start of each season. This was the time to get in shape, brush up on fundamentals and shake off bad habits. Coaches brought new ideas and techniques to improve your performance. If you missed the pre-season, you risked being a benchwarmer …

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November 15, 2016

Technology Corner: Lighting Retrofit Best Practices

General Contributor

When helping a customer with a lighting retrofit, what are the key elements a trade ally should consider? Senior lighting specialist Jeff Anderson, a veteran of 33 years in the lighting industry, shares his thoughts about four important components of a lighting retrofit. 1. Count everything. The most important factor in a successful retrofit is …

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November 15, 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Lighting Maintenance Best Practices

General Contributor
November 15, 2016

SHORT TAKES

General Contributor

Are you ready for your close-up? Our inventory of energy-efficient lighting project photos is depleted. We want to replenish our stock with a fresh batch of project pictures that depict today’s end users using the latest technologies. Have you completed a lighting solution lately that will look good on film? Contact Mike Gross, BPA, at …

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November 15, 2016

Stories from the Field: Hillsboro School District Upgrades Light Quality, Reduces Costs

General Contributor

Solving a Problem for Hillsboro School District In July 2016, Hillsboro School District in Oregon provided staff with better light quality and reduced costs by switching to low-wattage lamps in its administration services building. “Staff let us know that they were having issues with our older parabolic 32-watt T8 lamps,” says Jeffrey Hamman, Resource Conservation …

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