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"... Great pricing and terrific customer service…never missed a delivery deadline!"
Warren Stough, VP Planning/Construction, Bon Ton Stores Inc
"... Pete has consistently delivered competitive pricing on products
and is always on the spot when a project comes together..."
James Mitchell, Divisional Vice President of Facilities Planning,
Design & Vendor Shops at The Bon Ton Stores Inc.
"Our lighting product specifications vary from client to client and Pete can provide a
variety of recommendations based on each projects specific needs and budget"
Mark Johnson, President, Johnson Design Group
Every month, we are making new and exciting progress in the field of consumer psychology. It is becoming more evident how important it is to create a positive shopping environment and a positive state of mind for our customers. A subtle change in the environment can mean the difference between a sale and the customer moving on to another store.
The consideration of your retail lighting is an important factor that you can adjust to make your store more attractive. A recent study out of Europe shows that lighting makes a big impact on how consumers perceive products,even if they do not notice a difference between them. 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 →
For many years, store managers took a rather basic approach to their lighting design. As long as the lighting was bright enough for people to see, it was often considered good enough. However, as we learn more about consumer psychology, we are finding that your lighting design can have a significant impact on a customer’s buying behavior.
These new findings make it more important to invest in a well-designed lighting plan. Continue Reading →
The world of efficient lighting is constantly evolving. To ensure your business is taking advantage of every efficiency strategy, you need to keep up with new trends. To help businesses out, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), released a report outlining important strategies for the next generation of energy savings. By keeping these ideas in mind, you will be in a prime position to take your business’ savings to the next level. Continue Reading →
LED lamps use a fundamentally different design to create light than traditional sources. This new technology means that old performance standards don’t apply too well anymore. To help consumers and business owners compare products, the government and lighting industry created a new set of testing standards specifically for LEDs.
These standards use their own unique terminology, which can be pretty confusing for shoppers looking to compare LEDs. Need some help navigating the LED product line? Use this simple cheat sheet of testing terms. Continue Reading →
First we had the incandescent lamp. Then the compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) ‘came to light’. Now, as it turns out, the future of retail store lighting is the light-emitting diode (LED). When it comes to energy and cost efficiency CFLs were certainly an improvement over the incandescent lamp. However, the new ‘green’ kid on the block is the LED. Continue Reading →
In an earlier blog, ‘The Three Key Goals of all Retail Store Lighting’, I discuss the need for design and planning elements of retail lighting and what elements need to be met in order to ensure your success in those areas. They are:
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 →
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 →