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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

11 Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Settings

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 26, 2016 2:17:45 PM

Reducing energy consumption and teaching employees how energy is consumed in commercial settings are becoming popular methods to increasing business profits. This includes a whole building approach—not just looking at equipment, but the design and employee culture within the business. Evaluating all of these angles is the best way to reach significant savings on your energy bill. Below are some of the best ways to reduce energy consumption in commercial settings.

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Topics: Going Green

Lighting with LEDs: tips and tricks

Posted by Arthur Smits on Oct 21, 2016 8:51:42 AM

Lighting is an integral part of your home or business, because it allows you to see even when it is dark outside and can elevate your interior design from average to something spectacular. But, since lights do consume quite a lot of energy, it is very important to have lighting that is energy efficient. Right now LED bulbs are the way to go when it comes to cost efficient lighting. However, if you want to get the most out of your LED lights and have them not only diminish your energy usage but also properly illuminate your home, you might want to take a look at some of these tips and tricks on lighting your space with LEDs.

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Topics: LED Technology, Electro-Matic Visual Solutions

How Do LED Dimmers Work?

Posted by Electro-Matic on Oct 20, 2016 3:23:19 PM

The importance of understanding how dimmers work and which ones to use has never been more complicated than it is now, due to all the different choices available. The introduction of LED lighting to the mass market has changed the dimming style to what used to only be available for fluorescent
 light fixtures. Continue reading to answer the underlying questions: How do LED dimmers work?

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Topics: Electro-Matic LED

How to Control Parking Lot Lights When Using LED Lighting

Posted by Electro-Matic on Sep 28, 2016 11:31:00 AM

When deciding to upgrade your parking lot lighting from traditional high intensity discharge (HID) lighting to LED make sure you consider adding controls to maximize savings, further reduce the break-even point on your investment, and optimize the sustainability in your workplace. There are many ways LED lights can be controlled and scheduled. Below are five common methods of how to control parking lot lights when using LED lighting. These options can either be installed as a stand-alone system or can be combined to increase the energy savings even more.

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