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These solutions are available by upgrading old, outdated lighting sources to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Retailers can save money while availing themselves of the many product variations within this technology to fill every lighting need, improve the store image and merchandising techniques, attract and keep customers, showcase featured products and encourage shoppers to make purchase decisions. Continue Reading →
Everyone now is ‘going green’ these days, and the retail lighting industry, as well as the merchants who buy their products, is no exception. It’s not just because of a sincere desire to protect the environment or to gain extra credit either; switching to energy-efficient lighting solutions just makes good business sense. Here are a few other benefits of ‘going green’ with retail lighting: Continue Reading →
Cutting your energy expenses while attracting and retaining customers is a real possibility. Increased sales can be the result of upgraded store lighting using LED and CFL lamps and fixtures. Slashing your energy expenses allows you to regain your investment quickly with lower electrical costs, rebates and financing options available in many states. Continue Reading →
As more and more information is being released about global warming and how we are all putting a strain on the Earth do to our natural resource consumption, a renewed effort has been put on being green and protecting the environment in all aspects of our lives.
While there are a number of different things people should adopt personally as habits to help save the planet, businesses have also become more conscious of how they can be greener. One of the main ways is through energy efficient LED lighting being installed in brick and mortar stores, malls and other establishments, among other efficient lighting solutions. Continue Reading →
Replacing your old light fixtures with updated, state-of-the-art lighting is one of the best business decisions you can make. When you upgrade your retail outlet with low cost energy efficient solutions, you’ll not only save money, but also you’ll find help is available to assist in paying for the changes.
Because of the spotlight on the corporate use of natural resources and concern about environmental protection, reducing the volume of electricity needed for your retail lighting store will both be reflected in your bottom line and appreciated by your community and government.
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Lighting has a direct impact on overhead costs, employee productivity and customers’ moods. Though electricity is not the largest expense on the income statement, it nevertheless has a profound influence on profit margins. If considering new lighting, it is important to weigh the costs against the benefits and make decisions accordingly. Continue Reading →
Going green is more than just a feel good slogan these days. It’s becoming a viable and necessary business strategy. Businesses in nearly every industry are finding that switching to more energy efficient building designs and layouts can bring down costs, improve company efficiency, and leave a better impression on customers.
As the price of energy continues to climb, this move will become even more necessary. One of the easiest and most effective ways for your business to make this switch is to upgrade the store lighting. There are a few green lighting practices that can make a big difference for your company. Continue Reading →
Do you want to upgrade the energy efficiency of your stores, but are worried about the costs? Maybe you can get some financial help. Both the government and Indiana electric companies offer tax incentives and rebates to help businesses pay for energy efficient lighting and store designs. By taking advantage of these programs, your store(s) can go green while still having plenty of money left over for the future. Continue Reading →
In a retail environment, lighting is everything. Your choice in lighting can make or break the overall appearance of your venue and products. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), lighting accounts for 20-50% of all electricity costs. The following is a list of the five most commonly used types of lighting for retail settings, in order of least to most energy efficient lighting. Continue Reading →
Most store managers know that LED lighting offers major savings for energy costs. A store using LED lighting typically uses just a third of the energy compared to a store using traditional lamps. Just on these energy savings alone, LED lighting is worth considering, but that’s just the beginning of the story.
LED lighting offers several other significant advantages over traditional sources that can improve your store’s lighting and bottom line. Continue Reading →
Pete Miller is a leader in the lighting industry with over 30 years of industry experience. He is both a Lighting Certified Professional (LC) and a Certified Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute.
Through his career, he has been involved with the design of over 600 on-time store openings and is quickly adding to this total everyday.Continue Reading →