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There are a variety of reasons that retailers don’t want to give up their fluorescent lighting systems and switch to LED lighting. The majority of retailers are hoping they can, somehow, avoid making the change from fluorescent to LED altogether. The reasons range from not wanting to shoulder the costs for what they see as questionable benefits to sheer rebellion at having this change imposed on them by the government. Continue Reading →
Lighting options for your retail business must meet not only the need for cost-effective installation and maintenance, but also the ongoing cost of electricity, which means LED (light emitting diode) lighting is the wisest choice. The urgent need for security and safety outdoors is also solved by LED lamps, which provide illumination superior to incandescent lamps with much lower energy use. Continue Reading →
As outlined by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), there is a state sponsored program called On-Bill Financing (OBF) or On-Bill Repayment (OBR) that uses the credit resources of your Utility Company or a third party lender to fund your LED Lighting Retrofit project. The plan features Zero Down-Payment loans for the purchase and installation of your energy saving project, then adds the loan payment to your electric bill every month.
Since the savings provided by converting to LEDs usually exceeds 50%, your loan payment is more than covered by the reduction in the cost of energy. Whether your project is $100,000 or $100,000,000, your initial cash outlay is $0; hence, the retrofit for display LED lighting is essentially free, from a cash flow perspective. 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 →
Retail establishments are waking up and understanding the many advantages their operations gain from switching from old incandescent or fluorescent to LED lighting solutions. An added advantage of LED retail lighting is better lighting for the entire retail environment.
LED is the acronym for Light Emitting Diode. The technology LED lighting uses is different from other lighting. Incandescent lighting has a filament that heats up and emits light. Most of the energy that goes to the lamp becomes heat and produces no light. Continue Reading →
LED lighting for retail stores isn’t just about energy efficiency. This new technology also works great with creating different colors for your lighting design.It also gives store managers more lighting options than what they had with traditional sources.
How can you use colored LED lighting to improve your stores? Let’s take a look at some ideas. Continue Reading →
LED lamps use a fundamentally different technology to produce light than traditional sources. As a result, LED lamps have the potential to produce a better, clearer light at a fraction of the energy cost of incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
At the same time, this new technology has created a new set of special challenges that need to be addressed. Fortunately, we are making progress acknowledging and solving these issues. Here’s how you can avoid problems when you go shopping for LED 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 →
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 →
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 →