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4 Ways Retailers Use LED Lighting To Boost Sales


Sep 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Designing a retail space involves a lot more than choosing product placement, but not everybody realizes all the components that go into a well-designed space. Lighting, for instance, is one of the most important details in a retail space and can have a huge impact on the business. In fact, with the right lighting, you can drive revenue by boosting sales and reducing costs. There are four key elements to implement lighting: setting the right mood for your space, guiding customers through your store, highlighting your product selection, and cutting costs associated with lighting maintenance and energy bills.

 

 

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True American Manufacturing: LED Lighting Products Made in Texas


Sep 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM

How often do you go to the store and get frustrated because everything you see is made from China, Mexico, or somewhere else? More consumers today want to support American businesses, but it’s hard to do so when much of what's available is imported from other countries and American-made product alternatives are non-existent. XtraLight is proud to manufacture LED lighting solutions in Houston, Texas and there are tremendous benefits to buying American-made LED products domestically versus offshore.

 

 

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Expertly Educated: 8 Lighting Industry Certifications


Jul 16, 2018 5:28:00 AM

Lighting is one of those things that modern, 21st-century residents and professionals simply take for granted. Just flip a switch, and you're able to see and complete whatever task you have in front of you, regardless of whether there are no windows in the room, or if it's 10 o'clock at night. But lighting, despite being an older, fairly stable technology, continues to evolve and so have people's needs for new solutions. The type of lighting a child needs to do his or her homework at night is very different from the kind of lighting a staged play needs to ensure an audience can see the action. That's why lighting experts, with varying certifications, exist.

While lighting doesn't require a degree or a license the way medical or electrical expertise does, certain kinds of lighting needs will require someone with a recognized level of knowledge, experience, and quality track record. For these needs, several lighting certifications have arisen to promote the knowledge and skill set of specific lighting requirements. Let’s go into eight of those certifications now, and see what they mean for you and your lighting needs.

 

 

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The Critical Role of a Lighting Designer


Jul 11, 2018 6:10:00 AM

Without light, we cannot see, and since so many of our daily activities are inherently tied to our ability to perceive shape, form, color and depth, the technology that creates light has become central to our lives.

Lighting has made much advancement over the decades, regarding the technology to create it, the science of understanding it, and the design sensibility to install and display it for maximum effectiveness. However, there can often be more to the creation and installation of light in a building than just installing wiring, switches and then turning on the lights. Lighting designers are playing an increasingly important role in lighting needs for both commercial and pedestrian areas, and there are several good reasons you should consult them for your space.

 

 

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LED Solutions: Choosing Between LED Retrofit Kits and New LED Fixtures


Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The rapid expansion of LED technology in troffers, high-bays and other lighting applications has caught not just manufacturers but facility managers off-guard. There are clear benefits to LED lighting, such as low energy costs and longer lifetime performance. However, most people are not working with new construction. 

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Enhancing Efficiency: Where to Find Funding for LED Projects


Jun 8, 2017 10:03:53 AM

Reducing energy use is essential for both the environment and the success of your business, and one of the most effective ways to do this is by switching to LED lighting. LED, or light emitting diode, lighting uses only a fraction of the energy traditional bulbs do to produce the same amount of illumination. While converting to LED lighting will save money in the long run, finding the initial budget allocation can sometimes stop a project before it even starts. If you’re looking to upgrade your building’s efficiency but aren’t sure where to get the money, consider the following resources.

6 Reasons to Schedule a Professional Lighting Assessment


May 17, 2017 3:39:30 PM

Taking advantage of the latest upgrades in lighting technology may not only provide you a better aesthetic experience, but you can also benefit from cost savings across the board. Here are just a few of the top reasons to schedule a professional lighting assessment in order to help you decide if an LED lighting upgrade makes sense for your building or property.

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5 Needs Solved by LED Lighting


Apr 12, 2017 6:13:00 AM

Ready to make the switch to LED lighting but securing buy in from management getting in the way? A lighting upgrade can require a sizable investment, especially for large buildings or facilities and it might take some convincing up the management chain to get the go ahead. We've outlined 5 major needs solved by switching to LED in order to arm you with the tools necessary to convince management an LED upgrade makes sense for your building.

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Infographic: 6 Benefits of LED Lighting in Parking Lots


Mar 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Parking lots are a necessity of daily life. It's difficult to go far without stumbling on one. While there are a multitude of vastly different parking lot layouts and designs being used across a myriad of businesses, there is one thing they all have in common, lighting. Whether it's a mall, office building, school building, auto-dealership, or any other business that requires it's employees or patrons to park at their establishment, there's bound to be a parking lot lit with either a metal halide or high-pressure sodium light fixture. While both of these lighting options have served their owners well for a long time, there is a better and cost effective option, LED lighting. Read on to learn about how LED can help make your parking lot a safer and more inviting environment.

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Energy Savings Forecast of Solid State Lighting: Part 5 - Linear Light Fixtures


Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Changes are coming to the way we provide linear light in industrial and commercial facilities. Prompted by a mandate to conserve energy and generate less pollution, the United States government is encouraging the nation’s businesses to take a close look at how they illuminate their spaces.

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