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Incandescent HID Fluorescent

Incandescent, HID, Fluorescent, and LED

  • What’s the big difference? Incandescent HID Fluorescent. Back in the day, the two main things you had to consider when buying lighting for your facility were choosing from incandescent, fluorescent, or metal halide and deciding on the wattage of the bulbs. In 2008, the EPA’s and DOE’s Energy Star program added lighting to its list […]

    Best Recessed Lighting

    Choosing the Best Recessed Lighting

  • Best Recessed Lighting. In a previous post, we discussed several of the many types of lighting that are available to you. Today, we’re going to drill down and get into specifics for recessed lighting. Picking out recessed lighting – also referred to as pot lights, downlights, or can lights – for your projects can seem […]

    Advantage of an Ameren Ally

    What’s the Advantage of an Ameren Ally?

  • Advantage of an Ameren Ally. Ameren Missouri was founded in 1902 as Union Electric. Even though Starbeam Lighting hasn’t been around for 116 years, if you total up our experience, we’ve got more than a century among us. We do have one thing in common with Ameren: a commitment to advanced green technology that saves […]

    Industrial Lighting and Sustainability

    Industrial Lighting and Sustainability

  • Industrial Lighting and Sustainability. Sustainability seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, and that’s a good thing.  Books, articles, classes, and consultants are sharing the benefits for individuals and businesses alike. There’s so much information, and so many options, that it can be confusing to pick a starting point on the path to sustainability. Here’s […]

    Changes Coming To Ameren Incentive

    Changes Coming To Ameren Incentive

  • Changes Coming To Ameren Incentive. Energy efficiency and being green is a goal for many companies. Recycling programs, going paperless, and retrofitting costly existing lighting with LED or fluorescent lamps can help businesses realize exceptional cost savings, and at the same time help the environment. If you’re considering retrofitting the lighting at your company, now […]

    LED Lighting: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

    LED Lighting: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • LED Lighting: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. If you’re a business owner or homeowner considering an LED retrofit, you’re probably aware that new LED lights will eventually pay for themselves. But how long does it take, and what do the numbers look like? Starbeam Lighting Solutions, a St. Louis company providing exceptional lighting solutions for almost 50 […]

    Incandescent To LED Bulbs

    Comparing Incandescent To LED Bulbs

  • Incandescent To LED Bulbs. Incandescent bulbs and LED lighting are popular illumination choices for homeowners and businesses. As a top-rated lighting company in St. Louis, Starbeam Lighting is uniquely positioned to analyze both options and discuss the pros and cons of each. Incandescent What Is It? An incandescent lightbulb is the classic bulb we’re used […]

    Evolution Of TLEDs

    The Evolution Of TLEDs

  • Evolution Of TLEDs. The last several years have seen a marked increase in the popularity of TLEDs, also known as “T8 LED tube lights”. Starbeam Lighting reviews the evolution of this lighting solution and discusses why TLEDs are a compelling choice for businesses interested in a new approach to industrial lighting. 

    Types Of Industrial Lighting Fixtures

    The Most Common Types Of Industrial Lighting Fixtures

  • Types Of Industrial Lighting Fixtures. If you’re looking to install industrial lighting in an office building, warehouse, or factory, you’ll need the expertise possessed by Starbeam Lighting. We’re licensed, bonded, and highly proficient with a variety of industrial lighting types and installation procedures. And speaking of “lighting types”, let’s take a look at the most […]

    Reduce Energy Costs In Commercial Buildings

    Five Ways To Reduce Energy Costs In Commercial Buildings

  • Reduce Energy Costs In Commercial Buildings. Reducing energy costs in commercial buildings through smarter lighting decisions is a hot topic amongst the next generation of developers and engineers. Starbeam Lighting, a well-established lighting company serving the St. Louis metro area, looks at five ways that lighting can help achieve this sought-after energy reduction.  

    What Does Retrofit Mean?

    What Does Retrofit Mean?

  • Regardless of what business you’re in, chances are you’ve heard of LED lighting and the outstanding benefits it provides. Maybe you’ve even gotten as far as discussing an LED retrofit, but are unsure how to proceed. Starbeam Lighting is here to fill in the blanks for you with this informative blog covering all things retrofit. 

    Increase ROI With LED

    You Could Increase ROI With LED

  • Increase ROI With LED. We live in an age of tremendous technological innovation that impacts virtually every aspect of our daily existence. Specific to commercial lighting advancements for businesses and retailers, there is arguably no bigger game-changer than LED lighting. Starbeam Lighting looks at how this powerful, efficient lighting solution can increase your company’s ROI.  

    Top LED Lighting Tips for Retail Stores

  • Lighting Tips for Retail Stores. Retail success in brick-and-mortar spaces includes many factors, but in this age of eCommerce shopping it’s easy to overlook strategic lighting in its role of boosting sales and bringing more foot traffic in the door. Along with merchandising, lighting helps provide the backdrop for the first impression for visitors. In […]

    Warehouse Lighting Best Practices

  • Warehouse Lighting Best Practices. You have a lot of design elements to consider when creating a warehouse space that works, but perhaps the most overlooked is the lighting. With 95 million lost workdays attributed to accidents, safety is the most important reason to invest in top-quality lighting for your warehouse. You’ll end up with a […]

    How LED Lighting Creates Healthier Workplaces

  • LED Lighting Creates Healthier Workplaces. Think about these stats: There were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2018. A recent survey showed that 94% of Americans experienced stress at work, and another poll revealed that two-thirds of employees experience burnout on the job. While organizations look for more effective ways to promote […]

    Security Lighting in Conjunction with Surveillance Cameras

    Using Security Lighting in Conjunction with Surveillance Cameras

  • Security Lighting in Conjunction with Surveillance Cameras. When planning for your facility’s security, the go-to item is security cameras. However, even the most powerful camera won’t capture anything if it doesn’t have proper lighting. Just as you wouldn’t expect to clearly see a potential burglar in the dark with your own eyes, most security cameras […]