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Lighting Stores Columbus OH

Local resource for Lighting Stores in Columbus. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to lighting stores and retailers, as well as advice and content on light fixture and lighting stores and distributors.

Capital City Daylighting
(614) 429-5937
238 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
 
Bernard Electric Supply CO
(614) 221-5195
253 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH
Services
Ceiling Fans, Lighting Fixtures Retail, Light Bulbs & Tubes Wholesale & Manufacturers, Lamp & Lamp Shade Parts & Supplies Retail, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Open Saturdays
Products
Lighting Equipment

Loeb Electric CO
(614) 436-8877
6300 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
Open Saturdays
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Loeb Electric
(740) 756-7540
4230 Coonpath Road
Carroll, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Steel Products, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots, Metal Tubes & Tubing Dealers, Data Communications Equipment & Systems
Products
Lighting Equipment

TEC Engineering & Design Inc
(614) 866-2868
7510 Slate Ridge Blvd.
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Home Lighting Center
(614) 794-0777
6055 Cleveland Avenue
columbus, OH
 
Michael Matrka, Inc.
(614) 486-7707
1211 Chesapeake Ave.
Columbus, OH
Services
Flooring, Basement remodeling, Security, Lawn Care, Roofing, Home Automation, Additions, Bathroom remodeling, Painting, Air Conditioning & Cooling, Inspection Services, Plumbing, Lighting, Heating, Landscaping - garden, Central Heating System, Cleaning service
Company Information
Years in Business : 28 Years
Licensing Information
License # : No License Provided

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Loeb Electric CO
(614) 759-9525
1814 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
24 Hour Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Signal Direct Systems
(614) 485-9806
1568 Broadview Terrace
Columbus, OH
Services
Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Satellite, Home Networking, Home Health, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
LG Electronics, Toshiba, Infocus, Sharp, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Panasonic, Harmon-Kardon, NAD, RBH Sound, PSB, M&K, Da-Lite, Vutec + many other product lines.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Scott McLain, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Digital Home Designs
(614) 453-2003
4948 Rosalind Ln
Powell, OH
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- John Scott, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Matt Toopes, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Compact Fluorescent Lighting

 

Lighting:
Compact Fluorescent Lighting

By Lance Kaczorowski, Guest Writer

 

CF bulbs came about as a means to put energy efficient fluorescent bulbs where they could not be used before because of the awkwardly huge size of the bulbs. The total lumens depends upon the tube length and the tube diameter.

Self-Ballasted Bulbs

In a CF, the tubes are bent into a tight pattern to reduce the overall length of the bulb.  Most CF bulbs have a ballast built into the base, so they can act as a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs.  Unfortunately, buying a new ballast with each bulb drives up the price.  A 23 Watt CF bulb may cost 30 times as much as the 100 Watt incandescent bulb it replaces.

Non-Ballasted CF Bulbs

Some CF bulbs have the bulb sold separately from the ballast.  Most of those have the ballast permanently mounted to the lamp assembly, and the shape of the bulb-to-ballast interface may be proprietary.  That means if the bulb ever becomes unavailable, you will have to replace the entire lamp assembly. Plus, you can't take advantage of new technologies that come along.

Energy Efficiency

Since CF bulbs are far more efficient than incandescent bulbs, you need to read the packaging and look at the lumen output.  Most CF manufacturers list the equivalent incandescent wattage.  A 23 watt CF can produce as much light as a 90 watt incandescent.  The energy savings is obvious.  CF bulbs also have the long 10,000+ hour life of their full-length cousins.

Differences Between CF and Incandescent Bulbs

One difference between incandescent bulbs and CF bulbs takes a bit of getting used to:  CF bulbs are not instant-on.  There is about a half-second delay.  It is a small delay, but if you hit the light switch expecting instant light, the delay can be unsettling.  Also, CF bulbs take a few minutes to reach maximum brightness.

Color

Two factors set apart good CF bulbs from lesser ones.  First is color.  Many inexpensive CF bulbs have terrible color.  If you are unsure about the color, buy the bulb at a store that will let you return it if you don't like it.  Philips has done extensive development in their phosphors, and the color from their fluorescent bulbs is the best I've ever seen.  I have used two Philips CF bulbs in my living room lamps for many years.

Outdoor Use

The second factor is outdoor use.  CF bulbs face the same temperature limitations as their full-length cousins.  A very notable exception is some of Philips's Marathon and Earth Light CF bulbs.  Some of them are packaged as being for outdoor use.  How is that possible?  Chemistry!  Philips uses clever mercury alloy.  The alloy's chemistry controls the level of mercury vapor in the bulb, thus the light output is controlled over...

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