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Press Release: Lysandra Naom wins RAB Design Lighting Award of Excellence for 2017

Posted by Christina Fleming on Oct 2, 2017 2:54 PM

Toronto, September 30, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that Lysandra Naom has been awarded the RAB Design Lighting Inc., Award of Excellence for the 2017 Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship program.


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Topics: Company news

Press Release: Irwin Beron to Retire as President of RAB Design Lighting, David Beron to succeed

Posted by Christina Fleming on Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Toronto, September 19, 2017 – It is with mixed emotions we announce the retirement of our President, Irwin Beron.  After 50 years in the lighting industry, Irwin has decided to step down as President and hand over the reins to his eldest son, David Beron.  David will assume the position of President, effective immediately.  Irwin will remain on as Chairman, which will allow him to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation with his lovely wife Lynette and seven grandchildren, yet still free to impart his many years of experience and expertise whenever possible as Chairman of RAB Design.

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Topics: Company news

Options for Lighting Storage Spaces

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 22, 2017 1:00 PM

If you’re convinced you need or want to add light in your storage space, there are several options depending on your budget, whether the closet is already wired and how much light you need. Lighting for storage spaces generally falls into two categories: wired and wireless (battery powered).

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Topics: storage space lighting

Lighting Codes for Storage Spaces

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 16, 2017 10:27 AM

Both Canada and the U.S. have requirements in their respective electrical codes for lighting in storage and clothing closets. For clothing closets, the guidelines specify light placement and warn against the use of pendant lights and incandescent lights that are not lensed (covered) for safety against fire breaking bulbs. Both Canadian and U.S. electrical codes also specify the types of fixtures that may be used in commercial storage and utility spaces. More specifics on the electrical codes governing clothing closets and utility storage spaces are covered below. (image of professional master electrician)

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Topics: storage space lighting, electrical code for closets

Tips for Lighting a Storage Space

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 8, 2017 2:47 PM

This post is part two in our series offering tips and strategies for lighting small storage spaces such as home closets or utility storage spaces.

Evaluate Wired or Wireless

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Topics: storage space lighting, closet lighting

Why Storage Space Lighting?

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 2, 2017 12:07 PM

Effective lighting for a small storage room or closet whether at home or work provides easy access and visibility, allowing you to be more efficient and organized. Unlike a kitchen or an office space where the need for light is constant, storage spaces are used infrequently or for short periods of time, making them a great fit for the innovative and energy friendly lighting options available today, including motion sensor activated LED fixtures.

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A Short Guide to RAB Design Lighting's Ratings and Approvals

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Mar 31, 2017 3:21 PM

The lighting world is full of ceritifications and ratings and symbols that can get very confusing if you don't know what they all mean. This is a quick guide to the symbols and certifications you'll find on our website.

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Topics: Lighting Essentials

Vapour Proof Versatility – Lighting Examples

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Mar 14, 2017 3:16 PM

Understanding the differences between each type of vapour proof lighting can be a little difficult. To help you pick which one works best for you, we’ve outlined some of the specific functional uses for each of our fixtures – the FW4, LFW, and LFX ranges of LED vapour proofs.

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Topics: Commercial and Industrial Lighting, Lighting Essentials

Should you Re-lamp, Retrofit or Replace your Wall Lights?

Posted by Joe Lightman on Jan 20, 2017 4:19 PM

A lighting upgrade typically involves one of three options: re-lamping, retrofitting or replacing existing fixtures. Deciding on the best of these three options is a decision that a lot of older facilities have to go through. The criteria involved in the decision includes budget, energy savings, environmental criteria, existing technology and project goals. While as a general rule, it is better to try and retrofit an existing fixture, each project has to be evaluated on a case by case basis, ideally utilizing some form of payback/ROI analysis as a guiding factor. In this post, we cover some of the key issues to consider when deciding to re-lamp, retrofit or replace an existing fixture. While we had wall lights in mind when putting this post together, the thinking here obviously applies to a range of other fixtures types.

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Topics: Wall Lights, lighting replacement, lighting upgrade, lighting retrofit, lighting re-lamp

Advantages of LED's for Wall Lights

Posted by Joe Lightman on Oct 17, 2016 1:46 PM

Commercial building exteriors typically rely on a variation of wall light or wall pack fixtures for illumination. These wall mounted fixtures are primarily tasked with providing a safe, secure exterior environment. Before LED lighting was available for general usage, commercial wall light fixtures relied on light source technology such as high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH), incandescent and fluorescent.  Today most types of wall lights are available in LED which has resolved the common wall light issues of the past.

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Topics: Wall Lights