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Summit Establishes Associate Disaster Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey caused massive devastation in south Texas stretching into Louisiana. The storm caused unprecedented deluging and billions of dollars in damage. Thankfully, all of our associates were safe and accounted for. However, many Summit associates were impacted by the storm. To support these associates throughout the long recovery process, Summit has created the Summit Associate […]

Hurricane Harvey

Like many in the South Texas and Louisiana communities, Summit Electric Supply is experiencing the effects of Hurricane Harvey. We are grateful that all of our associates are safe and accounted for. Because we consider our associates to be family, we are doing everything possible to support them. We consider our customers to be family […]

Getting the Savings You Intended

Getting the Savings You Intended

Lighting projects can save big money. But sometimes the savings evaporate after some time. Or never happen. Sometimes, the lighting project produces huge, unexpected costs. The blame does not lie with the lighting system. Here are some common sources of lighting project losses: Poor power quality. LEDs are especially vulnerable to power quality issues. The […]

Balance Efficiency Against Other Goals

Balance Efficiency Against Other Goals

If we define efficiency as the amount of work accomplished per given unit of labor input, we can implement effective ways to boost efficiency. But we can also come up with ineffective ways to boost efficiency. The effective ways typically improve on the inputs to labor, so include such things as: Company-provided assets. (e.g., company-provided […]

LED Strip Lighting Projects

LED Strip Lighting Projects

Many spaces can benefit from LED strip lighting. In the typical industrial or commercial setting, these include: Trophy cases. Poster displays (e.g., OSHA mandated posters). Dispensing stations for earplugs. Operator stations. Storage closets, storage rooms, and stockrooms. Stairways (supplement the existing lighting with these strips). Document filing areas. Areas that have shadows created by objects […]