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LED Tube Product Line Expansion

Atg Led Lighting Led Tubes

ATG LED Lighting is delighted to announce a new LED product line expansion and our company’s entrance into the LED Tubes  category!

Our selection of LED Tubes (also known as LED Lamps) are not only professional-grade but also come in popular CCT’s such as 3000K – 5000K with CRI ratings equal to greater than 80. Our selection of LED Tubes are DLC and UL listed, are toxin free and RoHS. Read more about our LED Tubes Product Line Expansion on Edison Report  or visit our LED Tubes section now!

As a replacement for existing linear fluorescent fixtures, our LED Tubes are an ideal and professional energy saving choice. LED Tubes are the ideal choice for buildings/projects that need to be or desire to be “mercury free” and they are a great choice for applications with frequent “on/off” switching cycles.

Take a look at some of our LED Tubes:

Helix G3 High-Bay

Today, ATG LED announced a significant expansion of their high-bay line. Already known as a leader in the high-bay product category, ATG has a significant product offering, including round and rectilinear products, but the announcement of the new HELIX G3 fixture is a major addition.

This new fixture has a round form factor that is perfectly set up to meet the demands of today’s discriminating lighting buyers.

The product is available from 100W all the way through 300W so it can be used in both low-bay and high-bay applications. The Helix G3 is also available in warmer colors (as low as 3500K) which has become so much more popular in recent history.  Of course, it’s available in both universal voltage (120-277V) and high-voltage (347- 480V).

The product is “controls-ready” with a dimming driver standard,  and has an onboard sensor positioned directly in the middle of the fixture so that is perfectly weighted, totally out-dating competitive models with external “bolt-on” sensors that create balance and counter-weight issues.

The HELIX is also DLC Premium at 147 LPW so it qualifies for top tier rebates. rate The fixture carries ATG’s 10 year warranty as standard. With and IP65 rating and superior glare prevention this is a perfect product for your next project!

Please check out our Rep Locator to find your nearest representative for price, availability and applications assistance.

Atg Led Introduces G3 High Bay

Poles Category

Atg Led Lighting - Poles Category

ATG LED Lighting announced another major expansion of their outdoor product line to include POLES. The move comes as ATG broadens it’s line of outdoor luminaires so it’s a good strategic fit to have dedicated pole line. The company will offer a variety of poles in the most popular height and dimensional sizes to accommodate it’s growing line of area lights and floodlights. The company will offer both round and square steel poles for new construction and also a line of “Universal Baseplate” poles for renovation and for emergency retrofit of existing poles. The universal base plates have an expanded bolt slot which will allow adaptation to almost any existing bolt pattern. All poles will be pre-drilled to match ATG luminaire bolt patterns so there will never be any problems in the field with the bolts not lining up. Standard colors will be white, black and bronze but a variety of special colors are available on special order. This move is intended to allow ATG to grow sales and market-share by capturing pole business that would previously go to third-party suppliers. ATG’s poles are Manufactured in the USA, ARRA funding compliant and UL certified. To find out more, check out the Poles section or contact your local agent for more information by visiting the Rep Locator on the website.

Find the right Pole for your outdoor luminaire:

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Flood Lighting Brackets

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Archer Area Light

Atg Led Introduces The Archer Area Light

ATG LED Lighting, the Commercial/Industrial lighting division of ATG ELECTRONICS, today announced a significant addition to their outdoor product line. The Company’s latest outdoor area luminaire is branded the ARCHER because it hits all the targets required by discriminating buyers.

With a sleek new look and low EPA, the ARCHER is available in seven different wattages ranging from 60W to 300W making the product perfect for many applications including pedestrian scale lighting all the way to car dealerships. The product comes in various color temperatures (as warm as 3500K) with a variety of optics ranging from a Type II to Type V.

The Archer also comes with six different mounting methods so it can be used as a area light or as a floodlight. “Controls ready” is a must so a  dimming driver is standard with a variety of controls available ranging from bilevel sensors to photocells The product is all also offered with a variety of visors so that glare control is further improved. The ARCHER also carries ATG’s 10-YEAR warranty.

Contact Us today to find your local agent for help with pricing, availability an application engineering assistance.

Product Resources

Salt Lake City Distribution Center

ATG LED Lighting has announced its new SALT LAKE CITY distribution center is now operational with inventory now in stock! The facility is conveniently located at 1939 South 4130 West, Unit B, Salt Lake City, UT 84014 (north of State Route 201 and Bangerter Highway) and is operated by Layton Sales Agency, the Company’s authorized agent.

Layton Sales is stocking the most popular products for the Salt Lake City will-call market, including Indoor luminaires, Outdoor luminaires and lamps.

Layton Sales will continue to add the initial inventory position and listen to customer requests. In keeping with ATG’s dedication to customer experience, Layton Sales will be operating on a 2-hour will-call guarantee from 8AM – 5PM.

To check stock or for order service, please contact:

quotes@laytonsales.com / Phone 801-973-8141 / www.laytonsales.com

California Lighting Sales

California Lighting Sales in Souther California

ATG announces the appointment of California Lighting Sales (“CLS”) as the exclusive sales agent for the Southern California territory. CLS has Headquarters in Irwindale, CA and the appointment also includes the San Diego, CA and Central Coast territories. ATG LED Lighting’s Vice President (Eric Cai), said:

“With deep roots in the specification and distribution communities, CLS is a perfect fit for ATG’s quality product line. With the opening of our brand-new U.S. Headquarters and Distribution Center in Montclair, CLS will take advantage of our large inventory, 2- hour will-call and an array of services offered by ATG, not to mention our flagship agent in our home market.”

More About California Lighting Sales

Founded in 1967, CLS represents the finest lighting and controls manufacturers in the industry, offering clients an unequaled selection of lighting fixtures and controls systems combined with superior lighting expertise, personalized service and the very best in customer support. With one of the most experienced teams of agency salespeople in the West, California Lighting Sales is dedicated to meeting the needs of:

  • Architects
  • Lighting Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

ATG LED Lighting is happy to partner with CLS and have them as a lighting sales agent for our indoor and outdoor led lighting fixtures.

Installing a Photocell Sensor

What is a Photocell Sensor?

Automatic lighting, such as streetlights, often uses photocell sensors—also known as photoeyes—to sense how much ambient light there is. Once the photocell detects low enough light levels, the light turns on or conversely, rising external light levels will turn the light off.

The photocell is made up of a resistor attached to photosensitive plates. As more light hits the plates, the resistance (the amount of current that travels through the resistor) changes, turning the light on and off. This technology is convenient for all types of outdoor locations.

With no user input required, there’s no concern about setting timers or forgetting to turn the lights on. The photocell acts similar to how a light switch would—as such, photocell sensors are also sometimes called photoelectric switches.

Photocells work all year round, activating at dusk and turning off at dawn, even when the days are longer in summer or shorter in winter. As they sense the amount of light rather than operating at a set time, they don’t need to be adjusted when sunrise or sunset shifts with the seasons.

Many outdoor lighting setups use motion sensors. However, photocell sensors and motion sensors typically serve different purposes. While a motion sensor might be useful to keep stray animals away from dumpsters and garbage cans, for example, a photocell can keep a parking lot safely and consistently lit for long periods of time.

How to Install a Photocell Sensor for Outdoor Use

The following steps will guide you through the installation of a photocell sensor. This project requires some electrical work, so if you do not feel confident or safe performing these tasks, you should contact an electrician to install the photocell for you.

  1. Turn off the circuit breaker to your outside light. If you do not know which breaker powers your light, turn off all breakers in the building to ensure that power is cut off. Double check that the power is off by flipping the switch to the outdoor light to make sure it doesn’t turn on.
  2. Disassemble the housing that contains your exterior light. You may want to document how it comes apart with photographs so that you can easily put it back together.
  3. You should see two black wires on the photocell. Those black wires need to be tapped in to the black wire that runs between the light fixture and your structure’s main power. Disconnect the black wire going from the house to the light fixture.
  4. Connect one black wire on the photocell to the black wire that comes from the building. Be sure to twist the exposed copper wire so that it forms a tight connection.
  5. Connect the second black wire on the photocell to the black wire on your light fixture, making sure that the copper wire is twisted together completely.
  6. Cover the new connections you made with electrical caps. Ensure that the cap is tight around the wires.
  7. Tape your connections completely with electrical tape. Make sure that there are no exposed copper wires.
  8. To test the photocell, turn the power back on at the breaker. Make sure that the light switch is in the on position. Cover the photocell with your hand—if the light turns on when the photocell is covered, your photocell is working properly.
  9. Finish installing the photocell by putting your light fixture back together.

If you are installing a new light fixture then the procedure is similar to the one above. To install a new light fixture, you may need the following:

  • The new photoelectric switch
  • Wire strippers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • A screwdriver
  • A voltage tester
  • Electrical tape
  • Wire nuts
  • Silicone sealant

Steps for installing a new fixture:

  • Turn off the power at the circuit breaker.
  • Remove the existing light fixture.
  • Install the new light fixture with the pre-installed photoelectric switch using the mounting instructions that come with it.
  • To wire your new light fixture, use your pliers to cut about 3/8″ of insulation away from the wires. Twist together the black wire of the light fixture and the black wire of your house. Cover the new connection with a wire nut and make sure it is tight. Do the same thing with the white wires. Always connect black wires to black wires and white wires to white wires.
  • Cover all connections with electrical tape and tuck all the wires away.
  • Finish installing your light fixture per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Once everything is assembled, test your light as shown above.

ATG Electronics provides photocells that will fit in a variety of places, including outlet boxes, post lamps, or outdoor lights. Our products are well constructed and feature long service lives. If you are interested in photocells for LED lighting, please contact us.

The Best CRI for Your Office Lighting

Proper lighting plays an important role in the aesthetic and ambiance of an indoor space. For businesses and commercial facilities it is crucial to give attention to the layouts for lighting. Plentiful, uniform lighting improves visibility and reduces eye strain for office workers, in particular. As such, a well-lit office may improve overall productivity.

Businesses are increasingly adopting Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights to provide affordable, high-quality lighting in their office space. LED lights consume less electricity than traditional light sources such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes.

ATG Electronics offers a diverse line of LED lighting and fixtures for indoor office use. We’re one of the top commercial lighting manufacturers and suppliers in the U.S. and it’s because of our commitment to excellence that we provide products that are efficient, durable, and register well on what’s known as the Color Rendering Index (CRI).

What is the Color Rendering Index?

Consider the direct impact lighting can have on employees. While subjective assessments of light quality are important, an objective measure helps decision makers select an optimal lighting solution for their application and environment.

The Color Rendering Index (CRI) offers a way to quantify the quality of light. The CRI uses eight pastel colors to determine how a solid-state light source renders color. The CRI operates on the following principle: If a light source renders the eight standard pastel colors well, it will also render all colors well.

A light source’s CRI ranges from 0-100. This number indicates how well a specific light source shows colors in comparison to a standard light. For example, most natural daylight has a CRI of about 75. The scale works as follows:

  • The closer the CRI is to 100, the better the light source is at accurately rendering colors.
  • A CRI value from 90-100 is considered excellent.
  • CRI values between 60-85 are considered good.
  • CRI values less than 55 are poor at color rendering.

LED lights generally have a CRI of 80-90, which means their light output is very similar to or more optimal than natural daylight. Colors lit by LED lights are almost identical to their color in natural sunlight. At the same time, LED lights can be brighter than natural light and are more cost-effective than conventional light bulbs. Conventional light sources such as fluorescent tubes can render colors very differently than natural light, making them appear artificial and causing undue strain on the human eye.

In addition to color quality, LED lights have a much longer service life than incandescent bulbs or fluorescents. LED lights are an optimal light source for achieving good-to-excellent CRI for your business while keeping expenses low.

Where on the CRI Scale is Office Lighting?

Businesses should strive to make their office lighting as close to natural light as possible. Doing so will improve employee wellness, morale, and productivity. Dim or poor quality lighting not only contributes to physical strain, but can have a greater impact on accomplishing tasks that are tied into your business goals. Simply put: the environment you create is the setting for success.

Research supports these claims. For example, hospital lighting has a direct impact on the performance of nurses.  Another study showed that improving the lighting in post offices tremendously improved the productivity of postal workers.

Daylight has a CRI of around 75, which means businesses should aim to achieve a CRI of 75 or better in their offices. Since LED lights have a CRI of about 85, they provide an optimal choice for commercial office lighting. As they cost less per year of service due to their long life and low power consumption, LED lights also offer additional long-term cost savings.

ATG Electronics is a leader in retrofitting conventional lighting systems with LEDs, helping businesses to improve employee productivity while reducing lighting expenses. Contact us today to discuss your commercial or industrial lighting needs.