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Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast
The Official Podcast of NAILD
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March 18, 2019 11:10 AM PDT

By everything we mean all lighting can be LED. Whether it all should be is a discussion for another time. In this episode we talk with Dan Jenkins from Current, Powered by GE about the differences between LED lamps, Retrofit Kits and Fixtures. Almost all existing lighting applications have LED lamp or LED fixture upgrade options and most have lamp, retrofit kit and fixture options so make sure you have a solid grip on the differences.

March 11, 2019 07:49 AM PDT

Anytime there’s a hole in the ceiling with a light fixture in place and you want to mess with it, make sure you understand what you are getting into. In addition to learning that Canadians call recessed can lights “pot lights”, in this deep dive you will learn everything you need to know when you are upgrading recessed cans to LED.

March 04, 2019 09:32 AM PST

Highbays, Lowbays who cares what you call them just make them LED! We invited Jason Hendren of ILP to dive into the deep end of highbay lighting with us. We discuss everything you need to consider when you are looking at highbay lighting to come out of the water with the best solution for your application.

February 25, 2019 11:06 AM PST

It’s time to take another deep dive! In this episode we discussed everything you need to take into consideration when you are looking to upgrade an exterior light fixture. There are many different types of exterior fixtures, but you can use the guidelines set out in this episode for all of them. Take notes and enjoy.

February 18, 2019 01:16 PM PST

Connected lighting is a term used loosely in the lighting industry. It can mean a variety of things, but what should it mean? In today’s podcast, we talked with Robert Lee and Sree Venkit of Signify about the future of connected lighting. Where is it heading, what are the benefits and is it a niche market? These questions and more were answered during the show, but the common theme throughout is that connected lighting should be about connecting lighting to the people using the lighting. Enjoy!

February 11, 2019 09:31 AM PST

There is one lighting application found all over the world that has a legitimate case for “connected” LED lighting - Sports Fields. On today’s show we talk to Shahil Amin of Hylite LED about the ins and outs of lighting sports fields, a majority of which are still lit by HID light sources. With the advancement of connected LED lighting there is a huge opportunity to gain business in this market.

February 05, 2019 06:34 AM PST

We talk all the time about lamps, ballasts, drivers, bulbs, fixtures, sockets, but we often neglect one of the most important components of a quality light fixture – the lens or diffuser. Diffusers come in all shapes and sizes and have a dramatic effect on the illumination of a light fixture. It’s time to give the lens a little love.

January 28, 2019 08:47 AM PST

In today’s episode of the Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast, Mike and Greg share tips and the complete checklist you should follow when you’re deciding whether to replace or retrofit your troffers to LED. LED lighting offers greater lighting performance and higher energy efficiency which is what most commercial spaces need.

January 21, 2019 07:26 AM PST

In this episode of Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast, Greg and Michael acknowledge and call out ALL the biases that happen in the lighting industry. This is an excellent reminder for leaders, business owners, and influencers in the field, especially now that we just entered a new year.

Discover the different types of biases that we encounter: group bias, conviction bias, confirmation bias, and superiority bias. Whenever possible, we should try to overcome them. It’s high time to take a quick check so that we stay in business and, more importantly, stay valuable to our customers.

At the end of the episode, Michael also gives book recommendations for all of you so make sure to tune in!

January 14, 2019 10:31 AM PST

What’s coming next for the lighting industry?

Our guest, Randy Reid from Edison Report, is confident that it’s going to be LiFi. With just light, which can be found almost everywhere, people are able to connect with wireless data. It’s quick, convenient, and hassle-free.

So, in today’s episode of the Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast, Michael and Greg pay a visit to Randy’s office in Tennessee to get the most updated information and news you need to know about LiFi.

Discover also the similarities and difference between LiFi and WiFi. Can these two technologies co-exist? How does LiFi’s security features compare with WiFi’s? What kind of users does the LiFi tech really cater on?

This episode offers a good introduction for companies who want to jump in this latest tech. Lighting companies might be having doubts whether LiFi can be suitable for retrofitting. Randy presents good points on how LiFi can be valuable not just to the lighting industry but the other sectors as well so tune in to start learning.

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