FAQ: Choosing Modern Under-Cabinet Lighting

Jul
23

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every kitchen design is different, and with that comes custom cabinetry, dimensions, materials, and countertops to consider. When choosing your modern under-cabinet lighting, it’s important to look for three things: minimal design, customizable lighting features, and modularity. Following these steps will make sure you choose the right lighting for your modern kitchen space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="13615" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

1. Minimal Design

Under-cabinet lighting is used to accent the kitchen (wait for it) under your cabinets. Usually, lighting is either inset or sits very close to the bottom of your cabinetry and shines light down toward the countertops below. The design of this lighting should be low-profile as to not distract from other show stopping elements of your modern kitchen’s design. By using high-quality materials in a low profile, the lighting will accent the luxury aesthetic without becoming demanding in the space. We recommend choosing lighting that stands off from the cabinet under 2 inches and avoiding chunky lighting installations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="6065" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

2. Customizable Lighting Features

Since every kitchen is unique, it’s important to choose lighting that is customizable to your space. To match the lighting’s color temperature to the rest of your space, choose a lighting system that has a variety of options. Usually, kitchens are equipped with color temperatures around 3000K-3500K. This white light is perfect for preparing food in a functional and clean space, while maintaining a small amount of amber hue for a comforting aesthetic. Another thing to consider is lens finishes of your linear LED lighting, specifically frosted or clear. Clear lenses help direct lighting for a more narrow beam of light. This is helpful in task areas, such as food-prep locations. However, with glossy countertops, you may face glare issues of the lighting reflecting too harshly. We recommend clear lenses for matte or semi-matte finished countertops. When it comes to glossy countertops, a frosted lens, although more diffused with a wider beam angle, still gives off the same brightness and would resolve the issue of glare.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="16507" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/2019/02/27/minimalist-white-kitchen-bright-designlab/"][vc_column_text]

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3. Modularity

As dimensions change and cabinetry adjusts to your space, so should your lighting. Choose lighting that’s extendable and adjustable. With the ability to add and subtract length, you’ll find comfort in knowing that your cabinetry can be a custom dimension and you’ll still have the correct proportions of lighting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6234" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Modern Under-Cabinet Lighting

With its ½-inch diameter profile, the THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light offers minimal design with plenty of light output. Standoff options include 1.75”, and 3.5” for a low-profile lighting solution. The THIN System offers customizable options such as color temperature, lens finish, length, and the ability to join LED light segments together for custom dimensions. Juniper is able to provide corner pieces for uniquely shaped runs. The THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light installs easily to any material and LED light segments magnetically snap into mounting hardware. Since magnetic connections are made instead of hardwiring the light segments in place, segments can freely rotate a full 360° to aim lighting exactly where its needed and adjust as you use it. A variety of dimming options are available to work with wireless dimmers, or other lighting systems.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse the THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-surface-mount-display-light%2F|title:THIN%20Surface%20Mount%20Display%20Light||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|title:THIN%20Surface%20Mount%20Display%20Light||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: How Do I Choose a Power Supply? Our Power Supply Guide

Jun
11

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We regularly get questions regarding power supplies. We understand they tend to be the most complex part of lighting, which is why we continue to simplify this option. We recommend discussing power supplies with your electrician or our team prior to purchasing if you're unsure of compatibility with your space and fixture.  

What is a power supply?

Understanding what type of power supply you need starts with an understanding of why you need one in the first place. A power supply is connected between the main line of power and your light fixture. It converts line voltage to 24VDC low voltage so your LED fixture is able to handle the proper amount of output voltage. All LED light fixtures need a power supply because if you connected an LED fixture straight to the main power source, your LED fixture will become overloaded and blow out.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="17820" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

1. Where will your power supply be located?

Power supplies can either be local or remotely located. Essentially, the difference is that local power supplies at located directly above the fixture, within a canopy on the ceiling. Remote power supplies are located away from the fixture and in an accessible location, like a closet or cabinet area. Learn more about the differences here.  

2. What kind of dimming does your space require?

This is a variable that is determined by your electrician. Juniper offers either 2-Wire/TRIAC/Forward Phase, 0-10V, or 3-Wire/Ecosystem dimming options. Generally, 2-Wire/TRIAC/Forward Phase dimming is hooked up to a wall dimmer or switch. This is standard in residential or basic electric situations when the fixture is powered by a light switch. This is our most common option for single-fixture setups or residential spaces. 0-10V refers to the dimming range in volts. At 10V, the lights controlled by the dimmer are at 100% brightness. At 1V, the lights are at 10% measured brightness. At 0V, it either turns the lights off or has the lights dimmed to the lowest possible level and a switch is required to turn the lights completely off. 0-10V dimming is compatible with many wireless dimming systems, Lutron, and Leviton systems. This can be used to connect numerous fixtures together ideal for commercial or hospitality settings. 3-Wire is a Lutron-specific capability used for Lutron Ecosystem setups and is compatible with the Caseta wireless dimming system. Sometimes, our clients are determined to use name brands familiar to them for power supplies. Since Lutron is a reputable brand and well-known through the industry, clients have peace of mind when purchasing a Lutron product. Although all of our power supplies are reputable and well-tested, we offer this option for clients who are setting up a new 3-Wire system or adding to an existing one.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="17193" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

3. What is your input voltage?

Juniper offers universal input power supplies, so all of our power supplies should work with any location’s voltage, across the globe. If you’re curious, depending on your location, your area’s voltage is assigned to you. Usually, it’s either 120V in the America’s, or 277V for European areas. Check this voltage map to see your location’s voltage.  

4. What is your fixture's total wattage?

Juniper calculates this for you and we only provide power supplies compatible with your fixture’s wattage. However, this is helpful to understand when connecting multiple fixtures to the same power supply. If you plan to do this, we recommend telling our team so we can guide you in the right direction. Once you calculate the total wattage you’d like to connect to a power supply, it’s important to look at the power supplies’ output wattage. Your fixture can not exceed this value. Juniper offers power supplies up to 96W, and when a fixture exceeds one power supply, it’s easy to install the fixture on two power supplies together. Juniper uses a 10% buffer for power supply output wattage, so that the fixture’s wattage doesn’t get too close to overloading the power supply. For example, we only connect fixtures with a wattage of 54W or less to a 60W power supply.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]As always, we recommend checking with your licensed electrician or our sales team prior to choosing power supplies. For any and all questions regarding power requirements and lighting inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|title:Products||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More FAQ's" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Ffrequently-asked-questions%2F|title:Products||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: What is the Difference Between CRI and CCT?

Apr
24

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A fixture's CRI and CCT are both very important. But what do these measurements mean? We're here to lay out exactly why they're important, and what you should be aiming for with your lighting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="17267" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

CRI (Color Rendering Index) and R9 Value

 

What does it mean?

CRI, or Color Rendering Index, determines how accurately the lighting renders eight pastel colors. If the light renders these colors well, it should render all colors well. CRI is measured from 0-100. Generally, a CRI above 90 is considered great, and a CRI of 95 is best using today's technology. Whenever CRI is considered, the term "R9" follows close behind. This is the value to determine how accurately the light can render a true red. An R9 value of 60 or above is considered good, although the higher the R9, the better.  

Why does it matter?

A high CRI and R9 value is important in the case of depicting colors accurately in cases such as picture lighting for accurate paint colors, vanity lighting for applying makeup, restaurant lighting to depict food in an appetizing way, and retail lighting to show clothing or products in their truest colors.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="17268" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

CCT (Correlated Color Temperature)

 

What does it mean?

CCT, or Correlated Color Temperature, determines how amber or blue the light's color is. CCT is measured in Kelvin and can range from 1900K to 7500K. The lower the number, the more amber the light's color is. 1900K is warm enough to be considered equivalent to candlelight. The higher the Kelvin, the bluer the temperature becomes. 5000K is very cool, equivalent to daylight.  

Why does it matter?

Intimate spaces warrant warmer light temperatures, as opposed to productive spaces calling for cooler light temperatures. We recommend restaurants, living rooms, lounges, and bedrooms use 2400K-3000K color temperatures. Office spaces, health-field spaces, and bathrooms can get cooler, with 3000K-4000K temperatures. Learn more about the ideal color temperature for your space here.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14618" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/frequently-asked-questions/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Essentially, both measurements should be taken into consideration when choosing lighting for any space. Aiming for the highest CRI and R9 value possible determines accurate color rendering, and knowing which color temperature is ideal for your space will help create the right mood. Juniper offers contemporary lighting in a range of color temperatures, all with a 90+ CRI because we know how important these values are for ideal lighting designs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Learn About Juniper" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcompany%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More FAQ's" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Ffrequently-asked-questions%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: Do You Offer Showroom and Factory Tours?

Apr
11

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the benefits of creating hand-machined and hand-assembled lighting is having a facility where we can show our process to our clients and other lighting enthusiasts. We encourage individuals and groups of all sizes to come visit Juniper to see our contemporary lighting in person and see how our lighting is made.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="9068" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="17256" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Our showroom and factory tours are by appointment only. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office during business hours, or email us anytime for a response typically within 1-2 business days.  

+1 347-799-2915

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FAQ: Which Lens Finish Should I Choose for Modern Bathroom Vanity Lights?

Mar
04

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Choosing the correct lighting for a modern bathroom vanity is imperative, as it should provide functionality and the proper design aesthetic for your space. Between clear or frosted lenses for modern bathroom vanity lights, we recommend a frosted lens finish due to its ability to diffuse a wider and softer beam of light. This omits shadows that could make subjects look unflattering and offers an even cast of light. Explore the THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light, ideal for morning and evening routines.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6273" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/03/12/faq-difference-lens-finishes/"][vc_column_text]

Frosted (Top) and Clear (Bottom) Lenses

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Illuminated Frosted (Top) and Clear (Bottom) Lenses

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THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light

The THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light's minimal light segment complements contemporary bathrooms for low-profile vanity lighting. Engineered with magnetic connectors, the THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light rotates on-site to disperse illumination in any direction. Rotate outward for direct lighting when doing daily tasks like brushing teeth, skincare regimens, and makeup application.   Completely dimmable, the THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light's brightness can be adjusted to fit the light level your space requires. Connect more segments of this modern bathroom vanity light to trace mirrors of any size and length. Match your space's color palette with the THIN Surface Mount Vanity Light in Satin Brass, Satin Nickel, or Black Oxide for an integrated aesthetic.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="9709" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-vanity-light/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Surface Mount Vanity Lights in Black Oxide

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THIN Surface Mount Vanity Lights with 2 and 3 Connected Segments in Satin Brass

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FAQ: Does the Rail Outdoor Lighting System Rotate?

Feb
20

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="10411" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Inspired by our THIN Modular Lighting System, the Rail is assembled with linear light segments that rotate up to 320° for direct and indirect lighting. Learn more about this rotatable outdoor light fixture.  

The Rail Outdoor Fixture

The Rail Outdoor Lighting System debuted in Winter 2018 as part of our latest lighting designs for all types of commercial, hospitality, and residential spaces. Recognized for its ultra-slim square body, the Rail is a linear lighting solution for outdoor installations with a low profile. It is machined in aluminum to withstand any outdoor elements and protects its LED lamping with silicone to endure possible water damage.   Precisely-engineered for modern outdoor spaces such as courtyards, retail storefronts, and patios, the Rail was also developed with modular functions that outweigh its form. Connect continual light segments together using our signature magnetic fittings that yield a lighting solution for longer and larger spaces.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12069" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][vc_column_text]

The Rail with 3 Connected Segments in Bronze

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Rotatable Light Segment Feature

The Rail Outdoor Lighting System is designed to rotate segments independently to illuminate outdoor signage and architectural elements. Users also have the ability to adjust the rotation and lock the segment into place for more permanent installations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Explore the Rail Outdoor Lighting System" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Frail-outdoor-lighting-system%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: When Should I Use A Cable Collar for my Suspended Light Fixture?

Feb
13

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before we introduced our Cable Collars for THIN Linear Suspensions and THIN Primaries Suspensions, suspended fixtures from our THIN Modular Lighting System connected straight from the ceiling to the fixtures' joints. We recommend adding a Cable Collar to gather aircraft cables for a center-mounted option. This minimal accessory adds a cohesive brass aesthetic to your modern lighting installation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15311" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-primaries-rhombus/"][vc_column_text]

Suspended THIN Primaries Rhombus with a Cable Collar

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Suspended THIN Primaries Square with a Cable Collar

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Cable Collar for THIN Primaries Suspensions

Pair the Cable Collar for THIN Primaries Suspensions with our geometric light fixtures such as the triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, and hexagon. This component adds a luxurious flair to the THIN Primaries when center-mounting for a more curated installation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="8393,8390,8387,8381" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJGJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmNhYmxlLWNvbGxhci10aGluLXByaW1hcmllcy1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJG"][vc_column_text]

Cable Collars for THIN Primaries Suspended Fixtures in Satin Brass

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Available Finishes: Satin Brass, Satin Nickel, and Black Oxide

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Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspensions

The Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspensions is compatible with any THIN linear suspended fixture with 2 or 3 ceiling-mounted points (or 1 to 2 connected sections), such as the THIN Suspension, THIN Multiples Dyad, Triad, and Tetrad. Use the Cable Collar to connect their mounting points to a canopy for center-mounting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8571" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/cable-collar-linear-suspensions/"][vc_column_text]

Cable Collar for THIN Linear Suspended Fixtures in Satin Brass

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THIN Suspension with and without a Cable Collar for 2 and 3 Mounting Points

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FAQ: What is Color-Rendering Index (CRI) and Why is it Important?

Feb
05

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THIN Surface Mount Picture Light in Satin Brass

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]When browsing light fixtures for residential, hospitality, or commercial spaces, considering excellent light quality is a must. You can determine this by choosing a fixture with a high Color-Rendering Index. We recommend between 90 to 100 for best results.  

Color-Rendering Index Definition

Color-Rendering Index, commonly called CRI, measures the accuracy of a color's appearance when displayed under a light source. The higher the CRI, the more accurately it translates a color.  

Why the Right CRI Matters

Besides installing lighting to illuminate dull spaces, it is also utilized for colors to pop and to help users distinguish hues. There are various applications that will require light fixtures to have impeccably high CRI to retain colors' fidelity, especially in retail displays, restaurants, and art galleries. Light fixtures with a low CRI can warp colors, make food appear unappetizing, and change an artwork's palette.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Recommended CRI

80 CRI can be suitable for many applications, but we would recommend choosing at least 90 CRI, the standard rating for all of our light fixtures, to achieve the best color display. Juniper also offers a 95 CRI option for those as passionate as we are about lighting. Contact our sales team for more questions.  

0-55 CRI

(Poor)

We don’t recommend using lighting with this low of a CRI rating.

60-85 CRI (Good) Most LED lighting falls in this range. It’s good, but could be better.

90-100 CRI

(Excellent)

Juniper fixtures have a standard 90 CRI rating for excellent color accuracy and quality.

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FAQ: How Do I Choose the Right Power Supply for my Light Fixture?

Jan
28

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Behind any low voltage light fixture is a power supply that provides energy for proper illumination. A power supply safely converts power to be compatible with low wattage fixtures without overloading the configuration. Follow our 5 steps to help you choose the right power supply for your fixture.  

1. Determine Your Power Supply's Location

The location will depend upon your space's electrical setup. A remote power supply is a popular choice for fixtures that do not require direct wiring to a junction box. Users can install this separately from the fixture (but no further than 50 feet away) such as in a cabinet, attic, or utility room. A local power supply, housed in a canopy, is typically used when you have a junction box and/or cannot run new low voltage wiring. Learn more about the differences of these power supplies.  

2. Find Out Your Location's Voltage

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Global Voltage Map

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3. Calculate Your Fixture's Total Wattage

The total wattage of the light fixture should be at least 10% less under the wattage of the power supply. In other words, do not push beyond a power supply's maximum capacity. This can cause your fixture to overload. Be sure to add wattage together when powering multiples fixtures using the same power supply. Wattage for each fixture can be found on its product page, or you can contact us for help.  

4. Select your Dimming Option

The most popular dimming option is 2-wire/Forward Phase/Triac dimming due to its smooth performance. The lifespan of an LED can reach up to 50,000 hours or 15 years when installing fixtures on a dimmer. 0-10V, an output range that controls dimming from 1V (lowest dimming level) up to 10V (highest light output), allows LED fixtures to function using less energy while also providing dimming capabilities. Lastly, 3-wire allows for a continuous, flicker-free dimming performance down to 1% without drop out or pop on but will require a third line voltage wire.  

5. Consult with a Licensed Electrician

We encourage that you consult with a licensed electrician to confirm the right power supply for your light fixture or any electrical needs as a safety protocol. Once you've cleared your space's requirements, you can contact our sales team for questions about our fixtures and compatibility.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10263" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/2018/12/27/lenox-new-jersey-lobby/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Primaries Triangle Installation in Satin Brass. Photo by Alexander Severin

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FAQ: Do You Have An Outdoor Fixture?

Jan
04

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Juniper assembles linear, high-output, and elegant fixtures that adorn interior spaces. But what about outdoor spaces? Discover the Rail to know more about Juniper’s first outdoor lighting system.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12325" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12854" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THE RAIL

The Rail is an outdoor fixture that mirrors the THIN Modular Lighting System‘s functional features. It exhibits a linear profile, distinguished by its aluminum body. This characteristic conceals the Rail from any damage brought by natural elements. It is also designed as a water-resistant outdoor fixture to complete its sturdy quality.   With a rotatable 1/2-inch light segment, the Rail's square body can be rotated 320°. Repositioning the segment provides a more customized lighting experience because users can easily adjust direct and indirect lighting on-site. Because this outdoor fixture is inspired from the THIN System, our team developed it to have magnetic joints that allow users to create elongated runs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12072" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/rail-outdoor-lighting-system"][vc_column_text]

The Rail in Bronze

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Two Connected Segments of the Rail in Aluminum

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 More Modern Lighting Solutions

Juniper is a lighting design studio that manufactures and assembles contemporary fixtures by hand in New York. Recognized for their minimal profile, our lighting designs are sought-after in modern residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. We offer made-to-order products on our website for those located in the US and Canada. For orders outside these regions, please feel free to contact our sales team to place an order accordingly.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Shop the Rail" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Frail-outdoor-lighting-system|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Get In Touch With Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]