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How to Control Parking Lot Lights When Using LED Lighting

Posted by Greg Wells 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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6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Workplace

Posted by Brigette Curtis on Aug 25, 2016 2:30:00 PM

To create a sustainable workplace, organizations need to respect and understand how their operations have impacted the environment in the past, present and could impact it in the future. Maintaining a sustainable workplace can be simpler that you might suspect. Start with small changes and create habits for your employees follow. Implementing a sustainable workplace can have major perks. Not only your workplace will have a newfound confidence of contributing to a “green” environment, your company or organization can build recognition and respect for itself—making the effort to respect the environment through your workplace efforts is a great opportunity for positive PR. Take a look at six ways you can create a sustainable workplace environment.

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Topics: Going Green

Evaluating Your Parking Lot Lighting

Posted by Brigette Curtis on Aug 23, 2016 3:04:40 PM

Buildings or facilities that are 10 years or older likely have lighting that’s outdated and costing a lot of money in energy bills. Outdoor lighting—like parking lot lighting—was once considered a low priority, and only thought of to enhance the appearance of a parking lot, a building, or cars outside of a dealership. This is still a popular option with lighting, but what is becoming more important to lighting designers is lighting for safety and security. Read the tips below to know what to expect when it comes to evaluating your parking lot lighting

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

5 Lighting Retrofit Solutions Provided By Energy Savings Companies

Posted by Alicia Martinez on Aug 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

In order for energy-savings companies to offer clients recommended energy-efficient measures, they must first have a basis of research for their recommendations. Follow this simple 10-step process to offer clients solid retrofit solutions.

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How to Determine Optimal Placement for Parking Lot Lights

Posted by Greg Wells on Jul 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

When you have parking lot lights to replace or install, it’s critical to make a plan of where to place all of them throughout the parking lot. There are many factors to consider when it comes to safety, visibility, and logistics of installation. Read the rest of this post to determine optimal placement for your parking lights.

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12 Car Dealership Marketing Ideas

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jul 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Let’s face it; at one point or another, your TV-watching experience has unfortunately been interrupted by a low-budget local car dealership commercial featuring some owner yelling special deals at a rate so fast that it’s hard to process. Needless to say, these types of advertisements aren’t very effective; if anything, advertisements like that put their dealership on your list of places to avoid.

Luckily, there are some marketing ideas that have proven to be effective for car dealerships all over the country that outperform the traditional radio and TV advertisements (and often cost much less!). Read more to find out about 12 car dealership marketing ideas to try.

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Topics: Business and Marketing

3 Considerations for Your Parking Lot Lighting Control Upgrade

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jul 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Many current outdooor parking lot lighting systems are outdated. If you are running High-Pressure Sodium lights in your parking lot, that is a definite sign that your system is outdated, which means that you're most likely overspending on electricity and possibly lack lighting controls that could be saving you money.

By now, it’s widely accepted the LED lights have better color, lifetime and efficiency than older High-Pressure Sodium lights. LEDs have  are used for most lighting of parking lots today. If you have a lot that needs an overhaul consider making the switch to LEDs with a parking lot lighting control upgrade to save money on energy costs.

Not sure what to look for in your new system? Consider these features for your new lights and parking lot lighting control upgrade.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting

6 Energy Efficient Ideas for Car Dealerships

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 30, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Car dealerships use more energy per square foot on average than a typical office building does. Despite this, there are cost effective opportunities that exist to substantially reduce energy usage for lighting, heating and air, and other necessary services while maintaining quality lighting, safety, and customer comfort in your car dealership.

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Topics: Going Green

10 Ways to Cut Costs for Car Dealerships

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Owning a car dealership is definitely on the “difficult” end of the “ease of owning a business” scale. Keeping up with current industry trends, conducting business with different brands, and managing regular business operations all contribute to a less-than-ideal workload. Another major aspect of managing a car dealership is regulating business expenses - definitely not a detail to be overlooked. You can do things like spend less by buying in bulk or cut expenses by auditing your current energy use. While it may seem almost impossible to keep within your budget at the moment, follow these 10 steps to minimize expenses and cut costs for your car dealership.

1. Use Social Media

In order to reduce the cost of traditional advertising (i.e. radio ads, TV commercials, etc.) create and

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Topics: Business and Marketing, Going Green

Lighting Design Ideas to Improve Car Dealership Curb Appeal

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

The benefits of a well-lit exterior are not at all a mystery. Serving as a deterrent to crime and injury prevention, in addition to offering better visibility and reduced liability, exterior lighting isn’t something most businesses go without. However, you need to provide something more than just bare minimum lighting if you want customers to be able to evaluate your product in effective and desirable light.

This is where parking lot lighting becomes a necessity in enhancing curb appeal for your car dealership.

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Topics: Commercial Lighting