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5 Benefits of LED Lighting for Industrial Applications

Posted by Dave Scaglione on May 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM

LED Lighting in an Industrial Facility

Due to the unique characteristics of LED lights, they are becoming popular for commercial and industrial applications. Despite its higher cost than conventional light sources, LEDs are more durable, reliable, and do not need any maintenance. The most advantageous factor is their long lifespan, which can last for as long as 50,000-100,000 hours. With properly designed fixtures, LEDs can operate well in all temperature environments, and are much more energy efficient than the conventional light sources. Read on for more information on the 5 key benefits of LED lighting for industrial applications.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

Energy Efficiency Grants for Schools

Posted by Electro-Matic on Mar 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Energy costs are second highest cost in schools' budgets, following personnel costs. With energy costs taking up such a large portion of a school’s budget, it is sensible to upgrade to more energy efficient practices and products. That’s easier said than done, though—where will the funding come from to support these energy efficient upgrades for schools? Despite the long-term savings, and higher quality of school that would result from energy efficient upgrades, it’s challenging for these projects to be approved. Either taxpayers don’t want to pay for the high upfront costs, or there isn’t room in the school’s budget to start the project. 

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Topics: Going Green

Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Feb 24, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Financing options for energy-efficient upgrades and projects have been few and far between the last several decades. However, that is starting to change as of lately. Below you'll discover how you can overcome a lack of budget or present cash to progress with your proposed energy efficiency project. 

Lack of budget is the number one reason energy efficiency projects don’t get approved.

Energy efficiency projects require upfront investments, which many business owners have not budgeted. As a result, many projects don’t move forward due to lack of available capital, despite often-impressive ROIs and short payback periods. 

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Topics: Business and Marketing

When is it Time to Replace Your Parking Lot Lights?

Posted by Electro-Matic on Feb 18, 2016 12:07:29 PM

 An up-to-date parking lot lighting system is essential to having a safe and secure property. While you may have installed good parking lot lights years ago, it’s likely that you need an upgrade if your facility is ten years or older. Outdoor lights—both parking lot and facility lighting—used to concentrate on cosmetic enhancement instead of focusing on providing an area that’s safe to walk and drive in, as well as offer security from crime. The foundation of many lawsuits have been opened due to negligence in inadequate parking lot lighting.

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10 Questions to Ask When Partnering With an LED Lighting Supplier

Posted by Dave Scaglione on Feb 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Partnering with an LED lighting supplier is one of the most curtial parts of being able to deliver quality service to your customers. It's not enough to just have any old supplier - you need the right supplier that has quality product, predictable turn-around and reliable customer service. The wrong supplier can put you in a tight spot with your customer. But telling the difference isn't always easy at first. If you are an energy savings company looking for a partnership with an LED supplier, here are 10 questions you need to ask.

1. How solid is your LED lighting supplier?

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

The Comprehensive Energy Audit Software Comparison

Posted by Electro-Matic on Feb 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Why Use Energy Audit Software?

Energy audits are extremely labor intensive, requiring physical walk throughs, large amounts of manual data collection and analysis of energy consumption. In order to do this, usually at least one year of utility bills have to be gathered and analyzed. For seasonality and benchmarking, utility bills dating back multiple years becomes necessary. Collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting all this data manually is quite an ordeal, which is why energy auditing software offerings have been developed and are gaining popularity.

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Topics: Business and Marketing

5 Ideas for Marketing Energy Efficiency as an Energy Savings Company

Posted by Electro-Matic on Feb 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The most tried and true tactic of marketing any service or product is talking about how much money the person will save by switching to that product. The same is true for any energy efficiency company marketing their products and services - ultimately, the biggest selling point for energy saving projects is how much money businesses can save by rethinking their approach to energy usage. However, in an effort to stand apart from the crowd, ESCOs also need to differentiate themselves.

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Topics: Business and Marketing

Selling Energy Services & Energy Savings Projects in 3 Steps

Posted by Dave Scaglione on Feb 4, 2016 11:45:24 AM

Selling energy efficiency should be easy right? Who does not want to save energy and thus save money? Everyone wants to reduce their carbon footprint, and businesses want to save money and improve their profitability. The savings are obvious and the technology is proven. Why, then, are substantial energy projects so hard to get sold and implemented?

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Topics: Business and Marketing

How LED Wireless Lighting Will Reduce Your Operating Expenses

Posted by Greg Wells on Jan 28, 2016 9:44:14 AM

LED Lighting is becoming more popular for auto dealers, manufacturing plants, gas stations, and municipalities. Why? LED Lighting will increase safety, visibility, security and reduce operating cost, all while being virtually no maintenance.  

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Topics: LED Technology

How Changing Your LED Lighting in Your Parking Lots Can Make Your Business More Attractive

Posted by Electro-Matic on Dec 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Ever since the creation of the commercial light bulb in 1869, the world of lighting technology has constantly evolved. One of the biggest changes currently taking place is the transfer of traditional lighting sources, such as metal halide (MH) and high-pressure sodium (HPS), to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.

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Topics: Business and Marketing

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