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508 Technology Explained: Part Three

Posted by Autumn

If you missed our first two installments, click here for Part One, and here for Part Two.Part 3: OttLite designs a better light bulbSo now we know the 3 characteristics of a perfect light bulb: • Good s/p ratio, including scotopically rich area of the spectrum • high CRi (true-white light) • CCT close to natural sunlightAll compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) have a CCT close to natural sunlight, but they do not always have a true-white light. And very few of them include the scotopically rich area [Read More...]

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508 Technology Explained: Part Two

Posted by Autumn

If you missed last week's installment of 508 Technology Explained, click here.Part Two: But wait, there's more...Last week we learned what light is and how our eyes perceive it. But, the scotopic/photopic sensitivity ratio (s/p) isn’t the end-all be-all of proper lighting. There is also Color Temperature (CT) and Color Rendering (CRi) to consider.Color Temperature The CT of a light is the calculated measurement relating the color of a light source to the temperature of a Black Body Radiator. [Read More...]

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508 Technology Explained: Part One

Posted by Autumn

Ever wonder what makes OttLite lighting superior to the competition? Well, wonder not! This 3-part blog series is going to tell you all you need to know about OttLite’s 508® Natural Daylight Illumination.The science behind our 508® Natural Daylight Illumination starts not with our unique blend of rare-earth phosphors, or the tiny dot of mercury found in all CFL bulbs, or even the sun. It all starts with the human eye. In order to develop the perfect light, our scientists first had to understand [Read More...]

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The End of Daylight Savings

Posted by Autumn

Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, November 6th. Most U.S. residents set their clocks one hour forward in spring and one hour back in fall. However, residents of Arizona and Hawaii—along with the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, among others—don’t observe Daylight Savings Time (DST).Why do we observe DST? And what exactly is it? The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin. In 1784 good ole Ben wrote “An Economical Project,” a little whimsy on the [Read More...]

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5 TIPS to ‘Lighten’ Up Your Electric Bill

Posted by Marissa

Electric bills usually increase during the summer. This summer, consider these five tips and enjoy the savings!1.Consider using power strips for appliances and electronics. Power strips down when not in use to prevent them from drawing unneeded electricity.2. Change your old incandescent light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs. The cost may seem higher up front, but in the long run savings add up!3.Contact your local energy provider to enroll in free energy saving  incentives, rebates or programs, [Read More...]

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