The New TCP Connect

In store now!
TCP Connected is a technology that allows the user to control the lighting in their home from their computer or smartphone. By installing the “Smart Bulbs”, the TCP Connected system uses the internet to communicate with the energy efficient LED light bulbs. Just by downloading the TCP Lighting app, you can control your lighting as easy as 1, 2, 3. You can personalize your lighting controls on your app as well.

Here is a diagram that shows how the app works with the lighting system:

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See more about the TCP Connected system with the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6nI17d7ok

The TCP Connected Starter Kit is available here at Atlantic Lighting Studio, so be sure to stop by and take a look at this cool system!

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Hyperbolic LED Recessed Lighting

Are you tired of having the glow of a recessed light distracting your eyes away from the wonderful space you are trying to light? We found an interesting article from Juno Lighting that introduces a new technology that makes recessed lighting more approachable.

In 2014, Juno Lighting released a technology called a hyperbolic LED trim, also known as “Silent Ceiling” for 4, 5, and 6 inch Juno LED luminaries that was crafted to reduce the glare of a recessed light and also maximize luminaire efficiency in your home.

This detailed diagram shows the difference between the hyperbolic reflector and the standard cone reflector.

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“The hyperbolic shape takes advantage of the directional nature of LED light sources, spreading and directing light down toward the work plane.” (Juno Lighting, 2014).

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The visual difference between the hyperbolic LED trim versus the standard trims is outstanding. Your eyes are drawn to the beautiful space being lit – instead of the glare of the recessed lighting. By changing the shape of the reflector from a cone to a hyperbolic style, it provides better light distribution for LED sources.

What Kind of Lighting is Right for Your Room?

Proper lighting in a home is extremely important because it adds personality, ambiance, and also highlights the best parts of the room. Many people have trouble trying to decide what type of lighting they need in their houses. Luckily for our customers, the professional lighting specialists here at Atlantic Lighting Studio can provide the right solutions! Kichler’s website has many great tips on proper lighting, especially for customers who need to understand the basics. Here is a quick article from Kichler on how to determine what kind of lighting is right for your home.

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Ambient Lighting
Ambient, or general, lighting is the most basic of the 3 types. It provides an area with overall illumination – a comfortable level of brightness without glare.

Ambient lighting can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mount fixtures, track or recessed lights, and even table and floor lamps.

Having a central source of ambient light in all rooms is fundamental to a good lighting plan; it’s the base upon which you add all other layers of lighting.

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Task Lighting
Task lighting adds brightness to areas of a room where daily activities – like reading, studying, cooking or applying makeup – are performed.

To enhance visual clarity and prevent eyestrain, effective task lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows.

Great task lighting can be achieved by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and specialty lighting, as well as vanity lights and floor, table, and desk lamps.

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Accent Lighting
Accent, or directional, lighting is typically used to highlight certain objects or architectural features, such houseplants, paintings, sculptures, a decorative range hood or carved cabinet doors.

It should always be about three times the general illumination level. Accent lighting should never be the focal point. In fact, it’s meant to work without being seen.

Accent lighting can be provided by recessed and track lighting, chandeliers with dimmer switches, over- and specialty lighting, and wall sconces.

Juno… take it away!

We pride ourselves on supplying lighting from the best designers and manufacturers in the industry and, once again, Juno proves to be a top performer.  They provide architectural lighting such as, display, track and recessed for residential and commercial applications.  The quality, technology and service behind Juno is recognized worldwide, as evidenced by the numerous awards they receive.

We’re very proud to specify and sell Juno Lighting and congratulate them on their many recent wins.

2012 AWARDS
Juno Lighting Group, a leader in high-quality innovative commercial and residential lighting solutions, is pleased to announce industry recognition for many of its new LED products.

2012 LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Awards
These important industry awards recognize the latest lighting-related products and designs introduced in the past twelve months before LIGHTFAIR International. Each product is judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals.
International Technical Innovation Award – “Best leap forward in lighting technology.”
Juno Generation 3 WarmDim LED DownlightsRecessed Downlights Category
Juno WarmDim LED Downlights – Category WinnerIndy Performance Series Commercial LED Downlights – Recognized Category Award NomineeRoadway and Parking Garage Category
AccuLite Areos Outdoor LED Lighting – Recognized Category Award Nominee
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2012 NGL Next Generation Luminaires SSL Design Competition
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the NGL Competition promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.
Recessed Lighting Category
Aculux Generation 2 LED – Recognized WinnerRecessed Downlighting Category
Juno Generation 3 4-inch Downlight Series – Recognized WinnerJuno Generation 3 6-inch Downlight, 600 Lumen Series –Recognized WinnerJuno Generation 3 6-inch Downlight, 900 Lumen Series –Recognized WinnerLinear Lighting Category
Juno Trac 12 Miniature LED Modules – Recognized Winner
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2012 Architectural SSL Magazine Product Innovation Awards
Sponsored by Architectural SSL magazine, these awards honor the most innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market. Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards recognize leaders in categories ranging from cutting-edge R+D, to making solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Juno Lighting Group received awards for five entries.
Indy Enhanced Spectrum Downlight Series
Indy LED Wall Wash
Juno LED Display Picture Light
AccuLite Finia Wall Pack
Juno Solo-Task Undercabinet
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2012 EC&M Product of the Year
Sponsored by EC&M magazine, these awards are determined by a panel of ten judges, representing electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting, and facilities and maintenance industries. Juno Lighting Group received top honors in the luminaires category.
Luminaires (Downlights, Wall Wash, Accent) Category
Juno Generation 3 LED Downlight Series – Category Winner
EC&M
2012 Building Operation Management Top Product Award
Building Operating Management top product award-winners are selected by an e-mail ballot to facilities professionals who receive the print and online editions of the magazine, attend in-person and online events, and subscribe to e-newsletters. Readers are asked to select their choices for top products that meet the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers.
Indy LED Multi-Spot LED Luminaires – Top Product Award BOM