Bo Klune is our Regional Lighting Specialist Manager who oversees the Dallas and Atlanta regions. Bo has many years of experience in the lighting industry –– finding the most efficient energy savings for his customers. Every day we answer countless questions surrounding the topic of energy savings so he's here to help answer some of the most common. Here's Bo with more:
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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Savings, Payback, & ROI, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Restaurant Lighting
The impact of LED lighting on the seeming endless sea of options is greater than just a few new — significantly more efficient — options for a table lamp or track fixture. LED technology has brought plenty of new replacement products, but it has also introduced a whole new category of options: LED fixtures.
This is a question we commonly address: “I’d like to go with LED lighting, but how do I know if I should go with a screw-in replacement product or a new LED fixture?”
Of course, whether you're switching to an LED screw-in or a brand new LED fixture, you're probably well-acquainted with the lighting technology's many advantages. One important one to highlight here: the lumen output, or brightness, doesn't depreciate with LED like it does with fluorescent or HID technology. The lumen output will remain the same over the life of the product whether you go with a replacement lamp or fixture.
There are a lot of big numbers that get thrown around in lighting retrofit discussions. The savings –– from the cost of energy to the lessened maintenance workload –– can be eye-popping.
Yet, oftentimes, the only number that is really eye-popping to your boss is that of upfront cost.
The reality is, no matter how common sense a retrofit may seem, big expenditures rarely get passed swiftly. (And sometimes, the sheer size of the number on the price tag can delay a quick-ROI, "common sense" project for years.)
If you're like so many of our lighting-savvy customers who have had trouble getting budgetary approval for an energy-saving lighting conversion, maybe one of the ideas below can help you to get something pushed through and start saving your company money with a refreshed look.
Topics: LED, Savings, Payback, & ROI, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Restaurant Lighting, Movie Theater Lighting
Around this time last year, Philips Lighting and the City of Dubai jointly announced the development of "the world's most efficient light bulb," touting a new LED filament bulb that can reportedly produce up to 200 lumens per watt.
Solid State Lighting Design explained more about the lamps:
LED is an exciting technology, but completely changing the lighting in your building over to LED may not always be practical nor the best choice today. We still get a lot of questions from customers asking where in their buildings are the best places to convert to LED.
Oftentimes, the switch to
When making the decision to purchase a certain lighting product, are there any questions that matter more than price, availability, and timeline?
Perhaps that's the case with anything you order –– how much does it cost, is it in stock, and when am I going to get it?
But the stakes can be pretty high when you're ordering lighting to get your building or store into shape before an executive visits or ahead of the holidays or when you're knee-deep in a national rollout schedule.
So, if you call Regency right now and purchase lighting, how long will it take to get your order?
Properly aimed lighting is one of the most important, yet easily overlooked aspects of great retail design. Done correctly, it will accent the merchandise you want to sell and lead your customers through your store. Check out this step-by-step guide on aiming to make your store attractive to customers.
Are you currently retrofitting to LEDs and left with some old lamps? Do you just pile them up in the back of your building?
As we move forward in the ever-changing world of lighting, staying educated and sensitive to the environmental impact of energy consumption and use of lighting has been more important than ever before. When you purchase lighting, you may not just be thinking about replacing the lamp that is in the
Topics: Energy Efficiency, Inside Regency, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Home Lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Lighting Maintenance, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Movie Theater Lighting, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Restaurant Lighting
About a year ago, I was on a Costco
Care to guess why?
Topics: LED, Energy Efficiency, Savings, Payback, & ROI, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Lighting Maintenance, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Movie Theater Lighting, Restaurant Lighting