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5 Tools for Your ESCO Energy Efficiency Audits

Posted by Emily Serio on Jun 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

There are many things that can be focused on when performing an energy efficiency audit. To perform a comprehensive energy audit all aspects of a building should be taken into consideration. Factors such as insulation, water usage, heating and cooling efficiencies and lighting are just a few of them. Today I will focus on performing a lighting audit.

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10 Questions to Ask Before a Commercial Lighting Retrofit

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jun 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A major lighting upgrade can have obvious benefits, but still warrants a small amount of analysis before committing to the upgrade. Before a commercial lighting retrofit or upgrade, ask yourself the following 10 questions to give you some metrics of success of the upgrade.

What Is the Purpose and Condition of the Current Lighting?

A general walk through your site and taking some notes is a great start to the process. Each area may have different purposes as well as OSHA requirements

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5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Energy Efficiency

Posted by Ben Riedel on May 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

It’s Monday. You open your business to start the work week. You enter the building under the dull exterior lighting still on at dawn. You walk across the dark office to flip on the light switch. As you walk through the office you notice a glimmer of light creeping under the restroom door from the light left on over the weekend. You flip the switch. The light goes on. Since Thomas Edison invited the light bulb in 1879 lighting has remained largely unchanged. That was until the invention of LED lighting and the ability to control it.

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How Factory Lighting Affects Manufacturing Productivity

Posted by Dave Scaglione on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Many manufacturing facilities are now considering upgrading their existing factory lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting to save on energy costs and maintenance costs. While the direct energy savings are absolutely notable, the effects of a lighting upgrade extend beyond only that. While considering an LED lighting upgrade, it is important to consider a total overhaul of your factory lighting. The gains produced may be hard to directly measure, but are inherent and should not be ignored.

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Do I Qualify for LED Lighting Incentives?

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jan 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Many incentives have been created in the last decade to encourage homeowners and business owners to make the switch to more energy efficient lighting. However, many people have a challenging experience finding and fully taking advantage of available rebates that come with making the switch to energy-efficient lighting. Use the tips below to learn if you can qualify for LED lighting incentives, and how to take advantage of them.

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Topics: LED Technology

Benefits of Modular LED Lighting and Design

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Jan 12, 2017 2:09:00 PM


Modular design, or "modularity in design", is purposely designing a particular process that can be broken down into smaller parts or sections and can be integrated into different systems or can be created individually.

A modular design creates a reduction in cost and allows you to be more flexible in design. Having modular design benefits you by lowering your costs because of minimal customization and shorter time needed to become familiar with the products. Modularity offers other benefits such as augmentation (adding new solution by merely plugging in a new module), and exclusion. One useful application of modular design is with modular LED lighting.

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Topics: LED Technology

The Effects of Lighting for Retail Spaces

Posted by Emily Serio on Jan 3, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Retailers must think of LED lighting as an investment for their spaces. Picking out proper lighting for a new retail venue or upgrading existing lighting is just as important as picking out the right wall color and other decor decisions. Commercial lighting is no longer just high output fluorescent lamps and bulky inefficient metal halide fixtures. Quality LED lighting will give an old storefront a bright and new look. It will catch a potential customer’s eye and make them want to come in and check out the store. Good lighting will provide the appearance of cleanliness to a potential customer. Take a look below on the effects of lighting for retail spaces.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

5 Guidelines to Parking Lot Lighting Design

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Dec 28, 2016 11:46:56 AM

Well-designed parking lot lighting can help prevent accidents, deter crime, make your employees and guests feel more secure while still maintaining an attractive community environment. Poorly designed parking lot lighting can cause accidents, enable crime and be a detriment to a community’s image.

There are many considerations to take into account when planning for your parking lot and property lighting. If you are a facility manager, business owner or developer it can be a daunting task. Where do you go to find out if there are any specific requirements, guidelines or standards? To get started, follow the five guidelines listed below for parking lot lighting design.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

How to Retrofit LED Lights for Parking Lots

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 3, 2016 2:15:00 PM

When considering an LED lighting upgrade for an existing parking lot, the options probably seem endless. The starting point though is to ask yourself if the better option is to either replace the all of the parking lot fixtures or simply retrofit existing fixtures with LED bulbs? Keep reading to understand how to retrofit LED lights for parking lots.

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Topics: LED Technology

Understanding the Facts on LED Street Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Nov 3, 2016 11:08:46 AM
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Topics: LED Technology, Going Green, Electro-Matic LED, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions