LEDs are a simple invention with huge potential to change the lighting industry for the better. Don’t know much about them? Here are three big things you need to know to get your feet under you:
What Does LED Stand For?
LED stands for light-emitting diode.
A diode is an electrical device or component with two electrodes (an anode and a cathode) through which electricity flows - characteristically in only one direction (in through the anode and out through the cathode). Diodes are generally made from semiconductive materials such as silicon or selenium - substances that conduct electricity in some circumstances and not in others (e.g. at certain voltages, current levels, or light intensities).
How important is the parking lot at your building or facility? Hugely! A parking lot provides the means for tenants, clients, and visitors to access your buildings or business, but when is the last time your lot got an update? What about an update that also cut down on your monthly costs and made your organization more energy-efficient? We’re not talking about restriping the asphalt...we’re talking about replacing your lighting fixtures with LED pole lighting.
Stouch Lighting is happy to announce that we recently completed a LED conversion for RJ Waters and Associates, a commercial real estate development company based in Southeast Pennsylvania. Waters and Associates manages more than 2.4 million square feet of retail space in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Delaware, and maintains relationships with more than 350 tenants. Waters and Associates is one of the premier commercial real estate development companies on the east coast, and they take great pride in maintaining properties for the benefit of tenants, consumers, and visitors alike. For this particular project, Stouch Lighting replaced the parking lot lighting at the Oak Springs Shopping Center in Warrenton, Virginia. Let’s learn more!
We wanted to take a minute to share a cool industry story we’re following that involves the internet of things, LEDs, and Europe. Got you interested? It’s definitely an initiative we thought worth sharing. So without any further delay here’s something game-changing to look for in the near future: 4G and LTE network capability on your street lights. According to LEDInside.com, the new LED light poles called “smart poles” are being brought to market in a joint effort by Philips Lighting and Ericsson. The technology combines LED lighting expertise from Philips with the “small cell,” “high-speed broadband” network capability from Ericsson. The design involves an integrated antenna and is driven by an expected increase in mobile device use. The companies are focusing on the European market but the first city to actually adopt the technology has been Los Angeles. If initial rollout is successful there’s little doubt you could see the new smart poles being adopted in other major metropolitan areas around the United States and the world.
LED lighting technology is fast replacing conventional lighting solutions, and for good reason, too. LEDs produce higher quality light, are more cost- and energy-efficient, and require far less maintenance than their conventional lighting counterparts (but more on all these benefits later). Like many things in life, the first step to solving a lighting problem is to acknowledge that there IS one. With that in mind, do any of these lighting problems sound familiar to you?
If you own or manage a building, warehouse, or other large facility, you really need to understand the benefits that indoor LED lighting can bring. We’ve previously discussed the benefits of LED parking lot lighting and outdoor LED lighting, but here we’ll focus on interior lighting for large facilities. Let’s get started!
LED lighting technology isn’t exactly a new thing, but there are still many industries and organizations that would benefit from learning a little more about these energy efficient lighting solutions. In this blog, we’ll discuss how indoor and outdoor LED lights can positively impact the aesthetic, efficiency, and financial bottom line for real estate organizations. We’ll also provide some helpful comparisons between conventional lighting solutions and LED lighting for real estate organizations.
Would you know an LED conversion if you saw one? What are the benefits of completing an LED retrofit anyway? What type of organization is best suited for the switch? Stouch Lighting is a manufacturer-neutral LED lighting distributor providing LED lighting solutions across a national footprint, and we wanted to showcase some of the projects we’ve recently completed in the greater Philadelphia area. In this way, you can learn a little about why LED technology outperforms conventional lighting in important ways, as well as understanding the significant benefits that come with a lighting retrofit. We’ll discuss three main metrics in which LED lighting solutions surpass the competition, and you’ll learn how other Philadelphia organizations have fared after conversion. Let’s get started!
When facility managers or owners are looking at how to save costs or cut down on overhead, lighting is a solution that is often overlooked. But this is an unfortunate circumstance; energy efficient lighting solutions can help an organization decrease energy consumption and maintenance costs and provide better lighting. This becomes especially true in commercial, industrial, real estate, and other applications where literally thousands of bulbs are in use every single day. Let’s discuss some of the tools currently on the market that can help facility managers and owners enhance their current lighting solution and meet their consumption, maintenance, and quality goals.