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  • Convert T8 or T12 Fluorescent U-Bend Fixture to LED T8 U-Bend Fixture Video

    Take the hassle out of converting your T8 or T12 fluorescent U-bend fixture to an energy saving LED T8 U-bend fixture with our helpful installation video guide and super easy to install kit that comes complete with everything you need to have a successful retrofit project!

    This video is a rather lengthy video but virtually removes the guess work out of retrofitting your fluorescent T8 or T12 u-bend light fixture to an LED T8 u-bend light fixture. It is pretty much worth every second :)

    The video includes our easy to use and complete LED T8 U-bend retrofit kit which includes the following components:

    • 2 x LED T8 U-bend lamps
    • 2 x Non-shunted sockets
    • 1 x Black wire
    • 1 x White wire
    • 1 x LED T8 U-bend retrofit label
    • Optional lamp support clip for converting Fluorescent T12 U-bend to LED T8 U-bend

     

    You will find links to all the products used in this video in the left column under "Related Products." If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to ask by clicking on the "Live Chat" or "Contact Us" buttons at the top of this page!

    Happy retrofitting!

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting, Light Bulbs, Videos

    Tags: LED T12, Fluorescent, U-bend, T12, video, retrofit, LED T8, conversion, T8, led

  • Buying cheap LED bulbs doesn't always pay off - Video


    Don't make the same mistake as one of our customers. He bought on price from a popular online retailer that sold him the wrong LED MR16 lamps for his low voltage track lights. Was it the retailers fault? Not necessarily but they offered little to no help. The customer simply was not educated on what to purchase. Had he purchased the light bulbs with his track lighting purchase his costly mistake could have been avoided. Please, if you are buying lighting products purchase them from a lighting company that knows the products and can answer your questions. It will save you money, time and grief!

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting.

  • LED Christmas Lights various styles and colors

    LED Christmas LightsWe have recently added LED Christmas lights to our vast lighting offering. Available in a variety of bulb sizes, bulb styles, bulb colors and wire colors, our premium quality vibrant LED Christmas lights are sure to brighten up your holiday season while reducing your energy use!

    You can rest assure that our indoor and outdoor UL approved LED Christmas lights are safe for decorating your home, yard, business and creative project!

    Come stop by today, beat the Christmas rush and get a jump start on your seasonal project with our affordable, quality LED holiday lighting at factory direct prices!

    Hurry, stock is limited!

    Check out the many styles and colors we offer:

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting, Light Bulbs, Miscellaneous

    Tags: C9, C8, C7, C6, M5, 5mm, Christmas, led

  • LED T8 Plug n Play Tube Installation & Overview Video

    Looking to switch to LED lighting but want to use your old T8 fluorescent light fixtures? We have a very easy solution for you! No rewiring required. It is as simple as removing the T8 fluorescent tubes and replacing with our LED T8 plug n play tubes. Watch the video and see for your self!

    Posted in: Videos

    Tags: LED Plug n Play, LED T8 Tubes, led

  • Heading to Washington DC - Here's why!

    US Capital BuildingTechnology allows smaller businesses like Total Lighting Supply here in Rio Rancho New Mexico to reach customers across the nation and the globe and expand their business. Changes to online trading can be a game-changer for their long-term success and sustainability.

    That’s why we are sending one of our own to Washington D.C. on April 29 and 30 2014 for eBay Inc.’s 9th annual U.S. of eBay Advocacy Day. Our time will be spent encouraging lawmakers to support policies that promote small business growth and success. During the trip to Washington we will share with lawmakers the proposed way Internet sales tax legislation will create a huge tax burden for small business owners selling their products online.

    The Marketplace Fairness Act would force Total Lighting Supply and thousands of businesses like ours to collect sales tax from our customers for any state to which we sell, which would mean collecting and remitting taxes for up to 9,600 tax jurisdictions nationwide. That's a lot of paper work! Total Lighting Supply and eBay are advocating for greater equity for small online businesses like ours so that we can continue to grow and contribute to our local New Mexico economy.

    Additionally we will be discussing the importance of eliminating trading barriers for small and medium-sized enterprises.

    Thank you for reading :)

    Have a blessed day!
    Total Lighting Supply

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting

    Tags: Taxes, Internet, Government, DC

  • The new Soraa GU10 MR16 LED light bulb is Here!

    Soraa has released the new Soraa GU10 MR16 LED light bulb and we have all of them. You can get the new Soraa LED GU10 MR16 in 10°, 25°, 36° and the whopping 60° beam spreads to meet your lighting demands.

    Not only can you get the new Soraa LED MR16 in such a wide range of beam spreads there are also available 2700K, 3000K and 5000K color temperatures to get the color you need in your lighting application.

     

    Go check them out by clicking on the links below!

    For recessed lighting go here: http://totalrecessedlighting.com/recessed-lighting-light-bulbs/led-bulbs/soraa-led-bulbs/soraa-2-gu10-mr16-light-bulbs.html

    For track lighting here: http://totaltracklighting.com/track-lighting-bulbs/led-bulbs/soraa-led-bulbs/soraa-2-gu10-mr16-light-bulbs.html

    For bulk go here: http://totalbulklighting.com/led-lamps/mr16-led-bulbs/soraa-led-mr16-lamps/soraa-2-gu10-mr16-light-bulbs.html

    Posted in: Light Bulbs

    Tags: GU10, Soraa, MR16, led

  • Unequivocally, the most perfect LED MR-16 you can buy

    MR-16 LED

    We have all waited a long time for technology to catch up to our expectations of the perfect LED MR-16. The wait is over as the SORAA team took performances issues head on in their design and development of this bulb and conquered them all, we might add.

    Here are the top ten reasons why the SORAA LED MR16 lamp is on the top of our list:

    1) Perfect fit. SORAA conforms to the ANSI standard, so they do fit standard lighting fixtures (MR16) when used as specified.

    2) No noise. Performance, performance, performance. These bulbs do not blink, they do not buzz. SORAA lamps turn on and operate properly with both magnetic and electronic transformers.

    3) Fully UL listed. What does this mean to you? It means that you can trust them to work safely as a retrofit lamp in UL listed fixtures.

    4) Dimmable-SORAA lamps work properly with many commonly installed leading-edge and trailing-edge dimmers.

    5) Flexible. The SORAA LED MR16 works in both NEC Class 1 and Class 2 transformers. While most LED lamps are designed to work only with Class 2 systems, SORAA lamps are UL listed for both systems.

    6) Single source light output. Why is this important? The SORAA design allows for a high lumen density which in turn gives you more light output from a single source. Which in turn, gives you more design flexibility and control. Isn't that what you want? A Halogen MR16 lamp have multifaceted reflectors which in turn, do not project crisp shadows as does the SORAA single source light.

    benefits of the SORAA LED MR16

    (left) SORAA single source (right) other LED MR16 multi source

    7) More natural light. SORAA lamps are designed to replicate halogen illumination with one color and one shadow.

     

    8) Elegant (and smart) design. The thermally optimized heat sink (all LEDs are designed to have heat sinks) mimics the Halogen counterpart:

    9) Lightweight. SORAA lamps are the same weight as standard halogen lamps.

    10) Energy efficient. Are you thinking green here? Green as in energy efficient and green as in the money you will save on your utility bill-not just by way of this bulb requiring less energy, but lowering the cost of cooling your space. Here is a chance to make a difference on your carbon footprint.

    Still not convinced? Check out our video here that does a side by side comparison of the SORAA MR16 lamp against the Halogen MR16 lamp:

     

    Total Recessed Lighting currently carries the SORAA Premium and Vivid bulbs.You can find the selection of lamps under our "bulbs and accessories" section in recessed lighting.

    The premium lamp line is the choice for when you want a quality, 'no compromise' LED solution for a 50W halogen MR16 lamp. If you need a high quality output for interior applications that is energy saving, choose the SORAA premium lamp.

    When high color rendering is of utmost importance, the SORAA Vivid lamp line is the lamp of choice. With a CRI (color rendering index) of 95, it will yield rich, saturated colors along with color stability. These lamps are designed to replace standard 50W MR16 Halogen lamps with a savings of up to 75% of the energy that halogen lamps require. Now you not only can choose a superior light quality as well as save on your energy consumption.

    At long last. The perfect LED MR16 lamps has arrived."

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting

    Tags: Soraa, led mr16 lamps, led mr16 bulbs, MR16, led

  • Convert to LED T8 Lighting from old Fluorescent T8 lighting with our video

    We just completed a new video guide at Total Bulk Lighting on converting your old fluorescent T8 lighting fixtures to modern energy saving LED T8 lighting. We show you the tools required, the LED T8 light bulb kit to buy that includes everything you need from non-shunted sockets to the LED T8 light bulb tube and the steps it takes to go from fluorescent T8 to LED T8 lighting. So sit back and discover how easy it is to go from your old fluorescent T8 lighting to modern energy saving LED T8 lighting with our video guide :)

    Posted in: Bulk Lighting, Knowledge Base, Light Bulbs, Videos

    Tags: video, retrofit, LED T8, fluorescent T8, conversion, t8 fluorescent ballasts, led

  • The PAR 38 LED versus Halogen Bulb-which is the one for you?

    Questions. We get lots of questions. When we get a lot of questions in one particular area, this always prompts us to address it in a more global manner. Such as, the questions we get about LED Par 38 versus Halogen PAR 38-and which one is the better bulb. People want to know if  the LED PAR 38 is brighter than the Halogen PAR 38. Is the LED a good option? Folks are taking a good, hard look at LED as an alternative to Halogen because they know they are energy efficient and last longer, but they are not sure if they will be happy switching over. Does this sound like you?

    Our team here decided to take it to the test-what they think is a real test-not a fancy, scientific test. We'll just call it an empirical test since it is based on actual experience instead of an experiment. In plain language, it was a shootout:

    In this video, our team did a side by side comparison of a 24 watt LED 5000K PAR 38 against a 90 watt 2800K Halogen PAR 38 which should will help you decide if the LED bulb is the one for you and if it will save you money.  We cover wattage issues, color temperature, which one puts out more foot candles (a measurement of light intensity),  and more!

     

    We welcome your comments and hope that they are presented to us in a constructive manner so that we can incorporate it in future videos and blog postings. Send us your 'before' and 'after' project pictures! We'd love to be able to talk about your process so that others can benefit from it too.

    Posted in: Light Bulbs

    Tags: par 38 led, par 38 halogen, comparison

  • Sylvania Quicktronic T8 3 Lamp Universal Ballast - Limited Supply

    We are now selling the Sylvania Quicktronic QHE 3x32T8/UNV PSN-SC T8 3 Lamp Electronic Uiversal Ballasts.

    You can find the fluorescent ballast here at our Total Bulk Lighting web site: Sylvania Quicktronic QHE 3x32T8/UNV PSN-SC T8 3 lamp electronic ballast universal 120-277volt

    Posted in: Ballasts

    Tags: T8, Sylvania, Ballast, 3 lamp

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