Posted July 24, 2012


What happens to a Solais lamp when it is installed in a situation that causes it to get hotter than intended?

Posted July 17, 2012


In previous blogs, we have talked about our Luxiance technology which utilizes active cooling to remove heat from our LED system. But what does this really mean to the LED? How does this relate to the LM-79 and LM-80 tests?

Posted July 10, 2012


Glare is defined as a visual sensation caused by excessive and uncontrolled brightness. It is subjective and sensitivity to glare can vary widely.

Posted June 24, 2012

Gravity works . . . Unfortunately.

Proper aiming and adjusting of the accent lighting at a museum or retail store is key to creating an exciting and dynamic environment. Keeping that focus is just as important. With halogen lighting, the lamps need to be replaced several times a year.

Posted May 31, 2012


Why aren't Solais lamps UL listed? Why are they ETL? Which is better ETL or UL? We at Solais get asked these questions all the time. I'm going to try and briefly explain the ETL vs. UL showdown here.

Posted May 27, 2012

And now for something completely different... LM-80.

Why doesn't Solais provide LM-80 results on their lamps? That's because LM-80 refers to the LED itself, outside of its environment.

Posted May 22, 2012

What is an LM-79?

Why doesn't Solais have LM-79 certification? Well, that has a simple answer, there is no such thing. LM-79 is a testing process not a certification.

Posted April 23, 2012

Time to think Outside the Bulb

As LEDs have continued to improve in efficacy, Solais has continued to improve our Lumen output and Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) of all our actively-cooled lamps.

Posted May 11, 2011

Understanding Optics and the Benefits of LED Optical Control

The most common mistake in lighting terms associated with the quantity of light is between the intensity of a light source and its total output. The total output of a light source is described in "lumens".

Posted April 14, 2011

What you should know about LED Lighting

LED sources are a new solution for virtually all lighting needs and have the potential to change the way we live and consume energy. The largest limitation currently slowing the adoption of LED lighting is simply that it is new and not well understood.

Posted March 02, 2011

Beware of Making Comparison Mistakes With Halogen Lamps

We recently evaluated the Solais LED LR38 (21W, 1000 lumens) against a PAR38 halogen (90W, 130V, 1310 lumens) for a high-profile client. The client had some initial concerns due to the apparent large difference in lumens between the two products, but this was simply because they did not have a proper understanding of the importance behind the 130V rating.

Posted August 08, 2010

Understanding LED Lamp & System Characteristics

LED lighting has numerous characteristics that make it unique from conventional incandescent and fluorescent light sources. Understanding these characteristics and the technical capabilities of the technology will help one understand the true potential of LED lighting.

Posted July 26, 2010

LED Technology is a New Approach to Lighting

LED technology is a completely new approach to lighting. Because of this, many people, including lighting designers, reps, sales, distributors and other light industry professionals, don't fully understand LEDs.

Posted July 08, 2010

An Ode to LEDs

This blog is an ode to LEDs. As the manufacturers of the world's finest LED lamps, we at Solais Lighting think LEDs are great, and we want to share our love of them with the world.

Posted May 23, 2010

Solais Lighting - a different type of LED company!

We are an LED lamp manufacturing company that is revolutionizing the industry. I know, you have heard this before and are probably thinking we are just another group of people looking to make a quick buck on the latest craze in lighting, but you are wrong.

Two of our new product lines are now available to order!
The XC3, XC5 and XC7 modular cylinders come in a variety of finishes and mounting options. The WW asymmetrical track wall wash fixtures come in two sizes. Yoke mount versions are coming soon!