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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 […]

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 […]

Use Occupancy Sensor Lighting to Promote More Controls

Use Occupancy Sensor Lighting to Promote More Controls

Let’s say you have traditional wall switches in a business that someone must “open” each day. Someone probably walks through the semi-dark to get to those switches, unless you create a lighted path to those switches. With occupancy sensors, that path need not waste electricity. You could also use a series of occupancy sensors to […]

Lights Don’t Last Forever; What Are You Doing About it?

Lights Don’t Last Forever; What Are You Doing About it?

The typical electrical service firm waits for a customer to seek bids on a lighting project. But the typical customer who needs a lighting replacement or upgrade doesn’t know that. You can find equipment life expectancy numbers in various industry standards, such as the IEEE Gold Book. Do a search until you can cover every […]

Be Careful with LED Recommendations

Be Careful with LED Recommendations

A small manufacturing facility had an old pendant light in its front lobby. The light contained five 25W pendant lamps, all pointed up even though the area below is what needed to be lighted. The plant manager wanted this replaced with something that looked elegant but that also provided good lighting. The electrical contractor recommended […]