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But there are also benefits of using LED lamps for store lighting fixtures due to the unique type of light that is generated. LED lamps allow businesses to highlight certain products, create a subtle mood for their customersand encourages the customer to make purchases.LED lamps also define the style and purpose of a business.
Below are examples of the best products to sell with LED light fixtures.If you own a business that sells any of these products, you can employ this lighting, hopefully to the benefit of your bottom line. Continue Reading →
The popularity of upgrading to LED lighting systems and realizing their numerous benefits has spread at the speed of light among retailers, who feel the impact on their bottom lines—right where they want it.
An LED is a light-emitting diode, which provides such efficient and cost-effective lighting compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems that governments have mandated the phasing out of old, outdated, traditional lamps and fixtures.
Some companies are still concerned about replacing their systems because of the initial costs and lack of awareness of the many benefits that LED lighting offers, but their fears can no longer be justified. Continue Reading →
LED lighting technology offers a whole lot more than traditional lamps. LED’s last longer, use a fraction of the energy load and give off a more natural light that creates a better store atmosphere. What more could you ask for?
How about store Wi-Fi through LED lights? This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The way LED’s give off light can also be used to provide wireless Internet. We aren’t there yet, but scientists are closing in on this exciting new technology.
Today we get wireless internet through radio waves. You set up a router somewhere in your store and it shoots off radio waves around the building. Devices that can connect to the Internet, like a laptop or smartphone, detect the radio waves and connect to your router and the Internet. Continue Reading →
Although the subject is still hotly debated and some retailers sincerely believe fluorescent lighting is preferable to LED lighting, they are generally misinformed. An LED lighting system has a measurably better performance over fluorescent, and its cost savings advantage is significant. Continue Reading →
Retail display lighting is often arranged in a direct, to-the-point and business-like manner. Clarity is important; you want your customers to be able to see what they are buying. However, if you think that just popping the overhead lights on is going to get people in the mood to impulse-buy a box of chocolates or a teddy bear for their sweetheart, then you’ve got another thing coming. 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 →
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 →
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:
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 →