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Alafiya Shabbir

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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

Swimming Pool Lighting: A Short Story

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Aug 16, 2016 5:01 PM
Meet Peter Lyng. Peter is the Facilities Manager at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Center in the City of Belleville. The facility houses an Aquatic Centre, which conducts recreational and competitive programs for children, adults, and seniors, so it has to be able to serve a wide range of swimmers. The Centre has three swimming pools, and Peter has a problem.

Quinte Aquatics Centre, after a lighting remodel by RAB Design Lighting

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Topics: Indoor Recreation Facilities, Swimming Pool

Considerations when Lighting an Indoor Swimming Pool

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Aug 4, 2016 9:01 AM

“What fantastic lighting!” isn’t always the first comment someone makes upon entering an indoor pool, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not a hugely important factor. Even though lights may play only a supporting role in the overall functionality of a pool, they impact the functionality, safety, and aesthetic appeal of the facility.

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Topics: Indoor Recreation Facilities, Swimming Pool

How-To: Apply for a SaveONEnergy Rebate in Ontario

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 29, 2016 3:57 PM

Note: Other provinces and states have their own rebate programs which may have different requirements from those listed below. Contact your electric utility or visit their website for more information.

Many of our LED fixtures are DLC certified, qualifying you for a SaveONEnergy rebate when you install them because they yield a certain level of energy savings. It is an incentive program to assist you with your transition to energy-saving LED lights. Here are some tips on how to apply for the rebate:

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Topics: DLC approved fixtures, Commercial and Industrial Lighting

What to Know Before Installing Under Cabinet Lighting

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 13, 2016 4:29 PM

There’s nothing like an elegant set of under cabinet lights to finish off the look of a new kitchen. Whether it’s a new build or a kitchen renovation, it pays to take some time to plan out your lighting before you start. Here are some important preliminary steps to make sure you don’t find yourself in a bind after you’ve installed (and paid) for everything.


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Topics: Under cabinet LED

Irwin Beron, President of RAB Design Lighting, Wins CEMRA Person of the Year Award

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jun 3, 2016 1:48 PM

Halifax, NS June 1st, 2016 – Irwin Beron, serving his 15th year as President of RAB Design Lighting, was honoured with the Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (CEMRA) Person of the Year Award last night at the 2016 EFC Conference. This accolade was a commemoration of almost 30 years of contribution by Mr. Beron to the Canadian Electrical Industry.

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Topics: Company news