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Month: November 2019

Selecting the Right Safety Eyewear

When out at the job, having effective, proper eye protection is a necessity whether you’re building a new house, working on a road or digging and planting new landscaping. Safety glasses serve a vital function on job sites, protecting your eyes from everything from ultraviolet rays to flying debris and dust and pollen in the air. All it takes is one small misstep or particle to damage your eyes, causing severe injury or irreparable damage. However, eye injuries are easy to avoid with a pair of safety glasses to shield your eyes. The right kind of protective eyewear can even enhance your vision with specialty coatings, built-in lighting and prescription lenses for better performance. What Kind of Safety Glasses Do You Need?  Finding the right safety eyewear is more than just grabbing a pair of clear one-size-fits-all plastic glasses next time you swing by the hardware store. Safety glasses are Read More

Lighting Accessories for Camping

Nothing beats laying under a summer night sky, toasting marshmallows and counting stars, miles beyond the furthest reaches of civilization. Sitting at a blazing fire with friends and family, then curling up in a tent at the end of the day, are some of the best ways to make cherished memories.  While relaxing under the darkest night skies can be exciting and magical, the immense blackness surrounding your campsite can be a challenge to navigate without proper lighting. Whether you’re a frequent camper who prefers primitive camping or like keeping some of the best necessities of home close by, proper, reliable lighting is one tool you need to embrace the great outdoors. With modern innovations and creative lighting solutions, there’s a wide variety of different options to suit any campsite. Creative Lighting for Your Campsite When trekking through the great outdoors, adequate and handy lighting solutions are one of the Read More

Why Wear Safety Glasses?

Whether you work in a fast-paced construction site or industrial facility, see patients at a healthcare facility or prepare food at a favorite local neighborhood restaurant, modern workplaces are a dangerous environment. Think of how often you’re exposed to commonly found job site materials such as wood chips, metal flakes, oil and grease splashes, hot steam and other foreign objects that can cause serious eye injuries. If you work alongside these damaging materials daily without wearing protective gear, you can experience anywhere from minor irritations and discomfort to a severe condition.  Job site eye injuries are incredibly common, affecting at least 2,000 individuals every day, and severe enough to require immediate medical attention. The most common eye injuries are caused by:  Projectiles:Dust, concrete, metal flakes, wood shavings and other materials Chemicals: Splashes and fumes Radiation: Visible light, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation and lasers Blood-borne pathogens: Blood and other bodily fluids Read More

Top Lighting Gifts for the Holidays

As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas for your loved ones this year. Consider skipping the socks and food baskets for something more unique, but just as practical — lights. Lights are a crucial part of our everyday lives — so branch out from your traditional gift-giving habits and give lights as gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a book lover, someone looking to enhance their home’s interior or an outdoor extraordinaire, lighting gifts will be the perfect present for all the different people in your life. For the Reader For that friend or relative who might stay up and spend long nights reading in bed, lighted reading glasses make the perfect gift. LIGHTSPECS® LED reading glasses come in both battery-powered and rechargeable options. The battery-powered reading glasses last up to 50 hours before you need to change the batteries, while Read More

What Are Lumens?

While technological advancements have enabled significant improvements in lighting solutions, spawning a wide range of different options available, no alternative lighting product can totally replace the dependable use of a traditional flashlight. Flashlights are the best lighting option when you need a portable beam of light, better and more controlled lighting or a reliable signaling device. With the introduction of LED — light emitting diode — technology and improved battery lifespan, standard flashlights are now more efficient, smaller, more lightweight and brighter than ever. When you’re shopping for your next flashlight, you may be surprised by how many options are available — but one important characteristic to note is the flashlight’s lumen output. So what are lumens? Until recently, the word “lumens” wasn’t a popular term for measuring light output in the United States — most people were more familiar with measuring light according to wattage. Wattage describes how much Read More

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