Toronto, November 24, 2017- RAB Design Lighting is pleased to announce Adanac Sales as their Sales Representative Agency in British Columbia effective December 1st 2017. Adanac Sales has a proven track record of servicing the electrical distribution market in BC for over 25 years. The Sales Agency’s Principals Kevin Smythe and Mike Hodges are forward thinking individuals who have been actively involved with industry associations including ElectroFed, CEMRA, NEMRA, BCEA and CEDIA. “We’re excited to work with the Adanac Sales team” said RAB Design’s President David Beron. “They are a top tier Sales Agency dedicated to providing the highest standards of service to customers. Our association with Adanac Sales will enable us to continue to grow and strengthen our reach in BC. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and successful partnership with Adanac Sales.”
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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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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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).
Topics: storage space lighting
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)
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.
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.
Topics: Lighting Essentials
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.
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.