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School of LED: Lighting Subjects 101

School of LED: Lighting Subjects 101

School of LED: Lighting Subjects 101 What is a light-emitting diode? Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are solid-state lighting (SSL) devises that convert electric energy into light. They are called solid-state because there are no gases involved in LED technology. They...
New York City to Mandate Energy Efficiency

New York City to Mandate Energy Efficiency

New York City to Mandate Energy Efficiency New York City will be the first city to mandate that existing buildings dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions. Just a couple week ago, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that these mandates will force business owners to...
Evaluating Light Source Color Quality

Evaluating Light Source Color Quality

Evaluating Light Source Color Quality   In a recent webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Program, “DOE TM-30: What have we learned in the past two years,” the topic of TM-30-15 was once again discussed. What is...
The Anatomy of a LED Light Bulb

The Anatomy of a LED Light Bulb

The Anatomy of a LED Light Bulb As we all know, LED stands for light emitting diode – A solid-state lighting (SSL) device. It’s called solid-state lighting because unlike incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies, there are no gases involved in LEDs....
Lighting Legislation

Lighting Legislation

Lighting Legislation It’s important to understand the energy efficiency regulations set fourth by our government. They are in place to keep us, and our environment safe for future generations. Since these acts and regulations were enacted, we have reduced...
Bright Living Senior Care Center

Bright Living Senior Care Center

Bright Living Senior Care Center Welcome to the Bright Living Senior Care Center, where the lighting is efficient and the residents are cheery. Our lighting is top notch because we understand the importance of high-quality senior care lighting. As we grow older, we...
Proper Lighting and Productivity

Proper Lighting and Productivity

Proper Lighting and Productivity Lighting in the workplace is vital to ensure your employees are working to their full potential. Proper commercial lighting should reduce glare, improve contrast and evenly distribute light, all while increasing energy efficiency and...
How Green is Green Enough?

How Green is Green Enough?

How Green is Green Enough? What is ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary program established in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “help businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency” in the...
Case Study: Performing Arts Building

Case Study: Performing Arts Building

Case Study: Performing Arts Building Situation A five-acre, performing arts center with three theaters in two buildings had 40-watt halogen lamps and 32-watt fluorescent tubes that needed replaced with a more efficient lighting option. The center was tired of frequent...
Case Study: Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Case Study: Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Case Study: Lied Lodge & Conference Center We are incredibly grateful for the support from TCP and their generous contribution of the LED lamps which now illuminate Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Because of the quality of the illuminations these lamps...
Get Your Office in Shape for Summer Months

Get Your Office in Shape for Summer Months

Get Your Office in Shape for Summer Months We’re always hearing “Get in Shape for Summer,” but what is your business doing to encourage healthy decisions and an active lifestyle for your employees? Your staff works hard and spends a good portion of their day in your...
Meeting Industry Standards

Meeting Industry Standards

Meeting Industry Standards Legislation Impacts Lighting Installations Are You Aware of Industry Happenings? Installing a new or retrofitting an existing lighting system is more than lamp replacements. In fact, it can get complex when dealing with legislation. In order...
Turn Your Light-Mare into a Lighting Dream

Turn Your Light-Mare into a Lighting Dream

Turn Your Light-Mare into a Lighting Dream Considering a lighting upgrade? Don’t let bad lighting choices haunt you. TCP Lighting has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your lighting dream. With over 20 years in the light industry, TCP has helped to...
A Rich History with CFL Bulbs

A Rich History with CFL Bulbs

A Rich History with CFL Bulbs TCP Has a Rich History Meeting the Market Demands with CFLs TCP has a history for solely focusing on energy efficiency. We were one of the biggest manufacturers of CFL bulbs, a market that was largely ignored by bigger manufactures. In...
ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge Using energy efficient products in homes can not only save you energy and money, but also the environment. If every American replaced just one light bulb with on that has earned the ENERGY STAR® stamp of approval, we would...
ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

ENERGY STAR: Why Is ENERGY STAR Important?

ENERGY STAR: Why Is ENERGY STAR Important? Since 1992, ENERGY STAR has encouraged companies to save money while becoming more energy efficient. There are many potential benefits that come with being ENERGY STAR certified. ENERGY STAR is the most trusted,...
ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

ENERGY STAR: Getting the Label

ENERGY STAR: Getting the Label Certification from ENERGY STAR can bring many opportunities for a lighting product. Established in 1992, ENERGY STAR encourages companies to become more energy efficient with their products and buildings. ENERGY STAR is the most trusted,...
ENERGY STAR: Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

Shoot for the Stars with ENERGY STAR Rated Lamps

Shoot for the Stars with ENERGY STAR Rated Lamps TCP is always “shooting for the stars” when it comes to quality lighting innovation with ENERGY STAR lamps. It’s important to bring the highest quality and most energy efficient product to the consumer. ENERGY STAR also...
The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia

The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia

The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia The LED Mafia is back at it again – tricking homebuilders into thinking they were there to help, but they were in it for their own gain. They had the power to deceive even the best builders. They were pretending to be...
The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia

The TCP Task Force Vs. Argon Bond

The TCP Task Force Vs. Argon Bond Sometimes it’s all about the aesthetics, and incandescent, filament hunk Argon Bond seemed to have it all. Then the Franchise Development Manager saw how much money in energy bills he was costing her and she was no longer...
The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia

The TCP Task Force Vs. MonoChrome

The TCP Task Force Vs. MonoChrome It wasn’t long before the TCP Task Force received another call from someone in need of lighting justice. Cheryl, a Store Planning Manager for a chain of high-end fashion retail stores was in a bit of a pickle. MonoChrome,...
The TCP Task Force Vs. The LED Mafia

Captain Voltage and The TCP Task Force

Captain Voltage and The TCP Task Force A Team of Experts to Keep You Safe From Bad Lighting Don’t let bad lighting strike terror in your facility, or even in your wallet. Captain Voltage and the TCP Task Force are here to serve up some lighting justice and...
Be My LED

Be My LED

Be My LED Need help finding your lighting love this Valentine’s Day? Trying to find your LED lighting love this Valentine’s Day? Follow these three steps and you can live happily ever after with your picture-perfect lighting: What kind of lighting are you...
At the Office: We Need More Light

At the Office: We Need More Light

At the Office: We Need More Light D. Light Shrewd was complaining that he needed higher light levels to perform his job duties more efficiently. To prove that higher light levels were needed, he put a presentation together and called everyone into the conference room....
At the Office: We Need More Light

At the Office: The Fun Floor

At the Office: The Fun Floor Cody was concerned there were too many dark areas in the office where people needed more light, i.e. the copier, filling cabinets and water cooler. He didn’t want to install more lighting around the office because it would increase...
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