Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design
Share

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  June 22, 2017

Outdoor Lighting in Florida can take a real beating. The one, two punch combo from the humid salty air and the bright, hot Sun can KO a fixture in 2 to 3 seasons or less without proper maintenance. Obviously some materials hold up better than others. Brass and Copper for instance have been used for centuries to great effect as the don’t rust though...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  June 3, 2017

Recessed Lighting has always been composed of 3 elements- the can (the actual fixture that is hardwired and holds the light source), the baffle (this surrounds the light source and projects the light outward while minimizing glare) and the trim ring (this covers up the slightly larger hole cut by the electrician that allows the light into the room...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  March 21, 2017

Sarasota ranks as one of the harshest environments for Outdoor Lighting. Here are a few things to consider if your in the market. Here is Sarasota we are classified as a coastal environment because of our proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This means we have a greater amount of salt in the air. What we also have, more so than most coastal...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  February 23, 2017

What are retrofit and integrated LED's and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Retrofit LED bulbs(technically they are called lamps but as that can get confusing for the average lighting buyer we will call them bulbs) are LED versions of existing bulb types made to fit existing or new lighting fixtures with conventional sockets....

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  February 9, 2017

No one (or at least very few) would argue that light affects one's state of mind. Imagine a city street at night with no lights only the scant glow of the moon reflecting off of the wet street and store windows. Deep shadows encompass stairwells and alleys. Now imagine the same street as a well lit shopping district. Streetlights glow overhead and...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  January 31, 2017

Laundry Rooms are often an aftethought when it comes to lighting.
Laundry Rooms are often overlooked, especially in older homes, in terms of lighting. Laundry Rooms are a “task” area and should be lit as such. Flush mounted linear fixtures ideally with a high Kelvin temperature and a good CRI (for differentiating between the black and the navy blue...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  January 24, 2017

LEDs allow for very controlled use of colored lighting on corn and soybean crops in USDA research project.
The USDA is researching the use of Spectral Control, the ability to use specific colors and combinations of colors, to enhance crop production in corn and soybeans using LEDs. In their initial research they have found that certain treatments...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  January 16, 2017

Bee Ridge Lighting now carries Emery Allen and their suite of LED retrofit bulbs. Hard to find E11 and Bayonet Bases as well as brighter version of general use halogen bulbs G9 base, Gy6.35, G8 and G4 base bulbsare now availabe from one source. Some of their bulbs are now brighter than their halogen equivalents and with the point source nature of...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  January 3, 2017

Bee Ridge Lighting now offers Linear Recessed Architectural Lighting from WAC Lighting
Bee Ridge Lighting now offers Linear Recessed Architectural Lighting from WAC Lighting. One of the newest innovations in LED lighting, WAC offers three light spread variations based on the consumers needs- symmetrical (works great for vertical walls overhead like...

Bee Ridge Lighting and Design

 •  December 27, 2016

Caseta Wireless Smart Home Automation devices are work with Apple Home Kit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Caseta Wireless Smart Controls allow for easy home automation with little up front cost. Caseta works with Apple Home Kit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. It allows your lights, shades and temperature to be controlled from anywhere – whether...