LSW Lighting Ltd

Archives > November 2014

In the beginning…

In the beginning there was Advantage Lighting and Focus Lighting, and on one cloudy day in November we decided to become one. And so we did. LSW was born on November 14, 2012 and since then we have made it our mission to Light Stuff Well.

Who are these people you ask? Let me tell you. Focus Lighting comprised of Colin Wright and Patrick Skolski – who then joined forces with Dean Lind and his staff: Mike, Tom, Cayley, and Ryan. Later on came Jeff, and Laura (I’m the one who will be writing this blog). And we have all been getting along nicely for quite some time now.

What do you need to know? LSW Lighting is a manufacturer’s representative for a lot of really great lighting lines (see our line card) in the Northern Alberta and BC market.

Right about now I am guessing that you are asking yourself, “Why on earth would I need to read a blog about lighting?” Let me answer that question with my own question, “Why on earth would you not want or need to read a blog about lighting?” I have so many treats in store for you. Blog posts about the environment, architecture, interactive art, plants, and on and on and on. There is so much to write about, and did you notice – I haven’t even gotten to the part about lighting yet. In this blog you will read about the latest in lighting technology, and I’m going to do my best to convince my co-workers to write about the fun things they are finding out in the world. This blog is going to be about fun, and work, but it’s going to be FUN.

And because our customers are our lifeline, we want to hear from you. We already think that we are a pretty fantastic group of people, but feedback is going to make us greater. So please chime in – and join in on the discussion. You can leave a comment on this blog (I love comments). And if you want to say hello or maybe place an order- send us an email.

**Photo Source – Harry Koopman via Flickr

Operating Nurse Day

Nurses are the unsung heroes of the hospital. They are tireless, dedicated, kind soldiers who we rely on in our most vulnerable of times. And they are not appreciated nearly enough. Which is why we are celebrating Operating Nurses Day. Well done nurses. You do a wonderful job. And we salute you.

This day also reminds me that while nurses are wonderful, they need lighting to do their job properly. And another often forgotten about element in hospitals and other medical offices, is lighting. There are very few places where lighting needs to be as much of a multi-tasker as it does in the health care industry.

The following requirements need to be taken into consideration when planning the lighting for such a facility:

  • needs to make patients feel welcome and at ease
  • provide functional task lighting
  • provide a pleasant ambiance for patients and visitors
  • be good for people who may need to spend long periods of time indoors.
  • should be mercury free and modular

So next time you are in the hospital (hopefully visiting and not as a patient), take a look at your surroundings. A lot of effort has been put forth for your comfort – both at a human and technological level.

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