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When it comes to LED lighting, what immediately comes to mind? Most people would guess energy efficiency and that’s absolutely correct. These new lamps use a fraction of the energy that other types of lamps use. This means store managers can put a significant dent in their energy bill by upgrading to LED lamps and this motivates many to upgrade.
After installing LED lamps, store managers commonly also notice that LED lamps help their business in more ways than just energy efficiency. It is considered bonus benefits because they are a bit unexpected. However, these extra benefits are just several more reasons to consider switching to LED lighting. Continue Reading →
LED lighting is quickly transforming how stores handle retail lighting. As this technology develops, it seems like LEDs will one day be able to help stores save energy costs while also creating a better retail environment. This technology has so much potential. Some store managers rush into upgrades they don’t understand and this can get them in trouble.
Unfortunately, there are a few unscrupulous vendors out there that make wild, often unfounded, claims about LED lighting, which ruins the market for everyone else. To make sure you protect your business, there are a few things you can do to make sure a vendor’s LED lamps live up to the hype. Continue Reading →
LED technology is revolutionizing how companies manage their retail store lighting. Compared to traditional light fixtures, LED lamps last much longer, use a fraction of the energy, and project a clearer, more effective light. While LED lamps are still relatively expensive, they are also getting more affordable each year.
It’s no wonder why many companies around the world are jumping on the LED bandwagon. Just this year, three huge organizations made a big shift to LED lighting. Let’s take a look at what they made the change to see if there are any ideas you can use for your business. Continue Reading →
For the past 50 years, stores have used high and low pressure sodium lamps for their outdoor security and parking lot lighting. These fixtures were long considered to be the best way to provide outdoor lighting so most scientific data was based on why these fixtures were most effective.
Recently, stores have begun testing LED lamps for their night lighting. Even though these fixtures don’t test well according to traditional measurements of lighting efficiency, they clearly provide a brighter and clearer light. The reason for this discrepancy has recently been discovered and it is revolutionizing the science behind outdoor lighting. Continue Reading →
When it comes to retail, Walmart is the king. As of 2012, it is the third largest public company, the largest private employer, and the largest retailer in the world. As a result, when Walmart makes a decision, it has an impact on every other retail store across the country.
When it comes to lighting, Walmart has made a big decision. After careful review, the company has decided to fully commit to LED lighting for all its stores. This move should completely reshape the market for LED lighting. How will this affect your business? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading →
If you’re in charge of the lighting for your stores, chances are you’ve heard someone mention LED lighting. These light fixtures are a major development in the field of lighting and could have the potential to completely reshape how businesses handle their interior lighting designs.
Could LED lighting be right for your store? It’s definitely a possibility as these light fixtures have many advantages over traditional light fixtures. However, LEDs also have some challenging issues that should be considered. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of LED lighting for retail stores so you can decide if this technology is right for you. Continue Reading →
General Electric recently held its annual LED & Energy Efficient Lighting Trends for Retail in East Cleveland, Ohio. Representatives from 45 of the largest retailers across North America came to this conference to share stories and learn about the future of energy efficient lighting.
Each year at this conference, GE gives awards to the two retailers that have made the biggest advances in improving their lighting energy efficiency. The results of this year’s conference lend for a good opportunity to learn about how other retailers are adjusting their lighting designs as well as pick up some ideas about how to improve your own retail space. 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 →