Led Light Can Save Energy And Promote Sales

Led Light Can Save Energy And Promote Sales

The modern retailer understands the role of various lighting configurations in enhancing customer experience and generating sales. Ambient lighting eliminates gloomy areas in the store, whereas task lighting helps staff and customers complete business transactions. On the other hand, accent lighting enables retailers to highlight specific products and emphasize the store’s style.
Research shows that the ambiance of a store has a huge impact on the shoppers’ buying behavior. Yet, after labor, rent, and marketing expenses, energy is the fourth largest operating cost for US retailers. In fact, besides maintaining your store’s HVAC system and examining the utilities, such as the sensors, thermostats, and digital water flow meter, you must consider giving the store lighting an upgrade in order to save energy and reduce costs.

LED lighting systems are ideal for all the above-mentioned types of lighting configurations. Moreover, LED fixtures generate the same quality of illumination as traditional incandescent lights using half the energy. Thus, LED lights are energy-efficient and flexible for all retail store needs.

Getting an edge over your competitors in the retail segment is all about making your brand visible. Here are four ways you can use LED lights to provide optimum lighting that attracts customers and brings down the energy costs.

1. Pay Attention to the Science behind LED Retail Lighting
For effective LED retail lighting, you must be familiar with the technical details of the bulbs and fixtures, thereby enabling you to highlight the right product zones, ensure customer comfort, and increase sales. Knowing the commonly-encountered terms in the LED retail lighting space will help you make the right lighting decision, creating an environment that makes your shoppers feel comfortable.

A. Intensity or Lumen
The brightness of the traditional lights, such as the incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge (HID) bulbs is measured in watts. However, now the common unit of measuring brightness is lumens. Thus, a higher lumen would imply a brighter bulb.
If you are upgrading your retail outlet lighting to LED lights and desire to have similar brightness in store, refer to the lumens listed on the LED product manual. Removing the last number of the lumen value will leave you with a number that represents the wattage. For instance, if the LED light emits 800 lumens, it is roughly equivalent to the brightness of an 80-watt bulb. Thus, using this comparable wattage you can invest in the most compatible LED fixtures for your store.

B. Efficacy
Efficacy is the amount of light (lumens) an LED bulb produces using a certain amount of power (watts), also known as Lumens per Watt. For instance, a bulb emitting 480 lumens of light by using eight watts of power has an efficacy of 60 lumens (480/8) per watt. A bulb with this efficacy will definitely be more cost-effective than the one emitting 480 lumens at 12 watts. Most quality LED fixtures and lamps have an efficiency rating of 100+ LpW.

C. Color-Rendering Index (CRI)
When selling fashion, beauty, and food items, it is critical to select a lighting that doesn’t distort the colors or impact the visibility of the products. For instance, a fruit juice may look dull because of improper lighting, drastically impacting the sales of the food retail store. LED lights with high CRI value (closer to 100) reveal the true colors of the products on display, thereby encouraging customers to make purchase decisions in your favor.

D. Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)

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CCT is measured on the Kelvin scale. It indicates the hue and tone of the emitted light. For instance, the light emitted in the range 2000K to 4000K will look warm (orange or yellow). Similarly, a CCT value between 4000K and 5000K is referred to as natural or neutral light. Depending on the mood you want to create, you can choose a light with the most appropriate CCT, enabling you to enhance customer experience and boost sales.

2. Install Sensor-Enabled LED Lights to Reduce Energy Wastage
The store occupancy and the energy demand vary all through the day. For instance, your store may experience a reduced footfall in the afternoon, thereby reducing the need for lighting in certain areas of the store.

Installing sensor-enabled LEDs with advanced lighting controls will significantly reduce your energy costs by shutting down the lights in areas that are not in use. The motion sensors incorporated in these smart LED lights are extremely sensitive as they use body heat and wavelengths to calculate motion, thereby ensuring optimal use of electricity and improving the quality of light in the store.

3. Integrate Beacons into LED Lights to Attract Customers
Until recently, retail store owners have been investing in small Bluetooth beacons that are installed at various locations around the store to connect and communicate with the customers. However, technology has made it possible for embedding beacons and sensors in LED lights to locate and connect with customers in and around the store, enabling store owners to promote brands and boost their sales.

The lighting world giants, General Electric and Philips have introduced smart LED lights that are programmed with tiny beacons that allow store owners to attract customers with product deals popping up on their smart devices as they walk through the store. These smart LED lights also offer retailers with valuable customer data and energy savings.

4. Invest in Solar LED Lights for Outdoor Lighting
For several decades retails stores have used high-and-low-pressure sodium lamps for outdoor lighting. However, the recent advances in the field of solar power and LED lighting has created an opportunity for solar-powered LED lights that are more durable and environment-friendly, create a brighter outdoor environment, and consume less energy compared to the traditional lamps.

Solar-powered LED lights can be used to revitalize the outdoor signages and displays. These lights are designed to endure cold temperatures, making them an ideal choice for illuminating the walkways around the store and the parking lot. The embedded photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into electricity which is stored in inbuilt batteries, enabling store owners to light up the outdoor area in an eco-friendly and cost-effective manner.

Thus, solar-powered LED lights combine the sustainable benefits of solar power with the energy efficiency of LED lights, thereby allowing store owners to create a compelling brand identity and make a positive environmental impact.

LED retail lighting, when used in the right way, can make shoppers feel welcome, thus increasing the footfall in the store and improving sales. Moreover, LED lights are highly energy-efficient, reducing the utility costs. Use the above-mentioned tips to improve the ambiance of your store, boost sales, and save energy.

How Will Solar Energy Be Used 20 Years From Now?

How will solar energy be used 20 years from now?

The future is always hard to predict. But by tracing current trends in energy use, the solar energy industry, and scientific research into the future, we can pull back the curtain just a bit to steal a glimpse of what solar power might look like in 2038.

You might not recognize solar panels in 20 years

Solar panels of tomorrow might look very different from the ones we use today. Researchers at Michigan State University have developed transparent solar panels that could be applied to just about anything. The researchers have suggested that their clear solar panels could be affixed to vehicles, buildings, windows, and even mobile phones.

For example solar power accounts for less than two percent of all U.S. electricity generation today, if these transparent solar panels were installed on every glass surface in the country – some five to seven billion square meters – they could produce up to 40 percent of America’s electricity.

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How To Choose A Solar Street Light Manufacturer

How To Choose A Solar Street Light Manufacturer ?

The industry of solar street lighting manufacturing has advanced immensely from 2008 to today. Many solar companies have emerged as solar lighting experts, but how can you know if the solar street lighting manufacturer is a company that you can rely on? The following five questions will help clients to ask the correct questions when choosing the solar street light manufacture they can count on:

1.What light fixture are you recommending with the solar assembly?

Many manufactures do lighting, but there only a select few that actually are the best in the business. For example:Philip, which Future Lighting uses their street light fixtures with their solar assembly, is one of the biggest in this industry. This is a light fixture you can rely on because it comes from a lighting company with experience. Almost all the Philip fixtures have 50K lifespan, which translates to around 11 years for dusk to dawn operation, longer for other operation schedules.

2.What lighting distributions do you have available?

Street lights would usually use a Type II or Type III distribution, but not all the scenarios are the same. Maybe you want a Type V rectangular distribution as you are putting a single light in a small entrance. Do the other solar street light manufacturing companies have this type of distribution?

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Benefits Of Choosing Solar Lighting

Benefits Of Choosing Solar Lighting

Solar lighting systems provide security and illumination in needed areas when grid power is unattainable or costly to bring to a site, where a company is looking for a grid alternative to showcase their green initiative, or for companies looking to get LEED points for a new project installation. Solar lights are a great alternative and a cost effective solution for projects like this since there isn’t much for installation costs and zero costs to trench in the grid power.

Complete solar lighting systems range from small one LED fixture, each with its own integrated panel and battery, which run along a home’s driveway, to powerful street and flood lights that can illuminate a 150’ area using a large solar power system mounted on top of a pole. No matter what the application, if power is unavailable or cost prohibitive, solar is definitely the way to go.

There are many other benefits to choosing solar lighting systems over traditional grid  lighting. Read more

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Analysis Of Solar Street Lights

Analysis Of Solar Street Lights

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Solar street lights are becoming more and more popular as a green alternative is becoming the go to option for sustainability. It provide a better value for cost,optimum lighting,and a renewable source of energy,lower maintenance,and easier installation.With all these factors added up,solar street lights can be the best replacement for most applications.One of the biggest game changing factors happening now is the reduction in the cost of solar panels and the efficiency ratings of batteries are constantly improving.

Street lights powered by solar are grid free and can run reliably under most any condition ,even in the snow covered winters or after a hurricane.The lights can run from dusk to dawn if required,or any other needed operating configuration such as split time or even using adaptive lighting technology.They can even reduce light pollution by using cutoff fixtures and aimed optics through new led technology.

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Incorrect Installation Method Of Integrated Solar LED Street Light

Incorrect Installation Method Of Integrated Solar LED Street Light

*If there is an obstruction at the installation location(the blocking of the sun’s rays by leaves and buildings etc. will affect the absorption and utilization of light energy),the solar panel charging rate will be reduced.

*Above the solar panel , there should be no obstructions such as wires and branches, otherwise it will leave a shadow on the solar panel battery. The long-term shadow will cause the battery panel to be unable to fully charge and cause short circuit, the battery of the solar panel is connected in series, so the short circuit will cause the whole solar panel cannot work.

*Install the lamp on the same side or incline face to face

The installers may install the solar panels face-to-face in an inclined symmetry style for aesthetic reasons, but if one side is correct, then the other side is wrong. On the wrong side, the charging efficiency will be reduced because the sun rays cannot directly irradiated on solar panels.

*The tilt angle of the solar panel installation will lead to low charging efficiency of the solar panel.

Principles to adjust panel angle: Maximum charging efficiency- sun rays directly irradiated on solar panels . Adjust the horizontal tilt angle of the solar panel according to the latitude and longitude of different locations.

Hope this can help you.

 

Future (China) Industrial Co.,Ltd

 

The Indonesia International Lighting Exhibition 2018

Welcome The Indonesia International Lighting Exhibition 2018

Date: May 3rd to 5th ,2018

Booth No.:A2J3-09

Exhibition Hall : JIE Jakarta International Exhibition Center

It would be a great pleasure to meet you at the exhibition.We expect to establish long-term business relations with your company in future.

 

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How to Choose the Right LED Floodlight

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LED Flood lights, which are also known as security lights, are strategically placed to provide high quality lighting for areas such as over-head highway sign lighting, billboard lighting, building facades, and other similar applications. Targeting the correct flood light for different applications can be challenging due to the number of options available for these light fixtures. Here are some features to consider when deciding which flood light is right for you.

Lumens

With new led floodlight, shopping by lumens is more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient led floodlight to purchase. While wattage measures the amount of energy required to light products, lumens measure the amount of light produced. This means that the more lumens the product has, the brighter the light source is. Instead of buying products based on how much energy they consume (watts), consumers should consider how much light they give us (lumens).

Wattage

Wattage is the measure of the led floodlight energy consumption – not how much light it puts out. Energy-efficient led floodlight use fewer watts to give off the same amount of brightness (lumens). Because of this, LEDs (which have typically low wattages when compared with lumens) not only help reduce energy usage but also lower electric bills.

Color Temperature

Color temperature refers to the color appearance of the light that comes from a light source. It’s an important performance characteristic to asses when evaluating led floodlight because the color temperature creates the mood of the space you are lighting and can thus influence buying behavior or work performance. The apparent color of a light source is measured in Kelvin. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the whiter the light.

DLC Listed

When a fixture is DLC Listed (stands for Design Light Consortium) it may qualify for energy rebates by your local utility which can significantly reduce the cost of ownership. The qualified products list is a resource for program administrators, to help them decide which solid state lighting products to include in their energy efficiency promotions.

New style super thin Led floodlight which no need LED driver

Promotion New style super thin Led floodlight which no need LED driver

(1) Why led floodlight can work withour driver ?
No Driver, actually, it’s linear constant current driver with many ICs. We need to put many ICs on the LED Board to ensure the right input voltage and the right input current for the LEDs.

(2) Features:
1) We adopted linear constant current driver that makes the constant current accuracy 3%.
2) The ICs have over-temperature protection for the lamp. When the IC driver find the substrate temperature beyond 85 celsius, the lamp power reduces gradually to reduce heat. It will not turn off the lamp. When the temperature becomes normal, the lCs will stop the reduction of wattage. It really makes the lamp safer and usage longer.

3) The PCB is high thermal conductive, high insultation coefficient which ensure the wistand voltage is more than AC1500V and also reduce leakage danger.
That’s why the lamp can have better price and better performance.

Don’t be Blue : CREE introduce warm LED street light

Really, reading the news these days you really would think that LED lighting was the worst idea since the compact fluorescent bulb. No wonder the people who made the movie Skyline attacked with blue light; it evidently turns milk sour and according to the American Medical Association, it is “associated with reduced sleep times, dissatisfaction with sleep quality, excessive sleepiness, impaired daytime functioning and obesity.”

The problem, however, is not the LED; the problem is that we are still early in the evolution of the technology and designers are just beginning to think about these issues. One company that is thinking about this is Cree; after writing the post on the AMA recommendations, I was contacted by Cree’s chief technology officer, Rob Glass. Cree has just introduced its RSW series of street lights that crank down the color temperature from the very white bright 4000°K or 5000°K bulbs that have been the LED streetlight standard down to 3000°K.

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Color temperature is counterintuitive; the hotter the color temperature, the cooler the light. That’s because heated metal goes from red hot to white hot as it gets hotter. Phosphoric LEDs work by firing blue LED light through a yellow phosphor, and the color temperature is determined by the mix of blue and yellow. Sunlight is very cool light and we see best under it; that’s how our eyes evolved, so it made sense that people thought that was best for streetlights, which were designed to put a premium on visual acuity and being able to read licence plates. But as the AMA points out, we don’t sleep under sunlight and the blue light screws up our body’s circadian rhythms. Thanks to a century of incandescent light and millennia of candles, we are accustomed to really warm light at night, or none at all.

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It has also been known for years that blue light at night suppresses production of the hormone melatonin, which according to some studies, is “a compound that adjusts our biological clock and is known for its antioxidant and anti-cancerous properties.”

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The other important issue is CRI, or Color Rendering Index. CRI is ” the ability of a light source to accurately render all frequencies of its color spectrum when compared to a perfect reference light of a similar type (color temperature)”. Crappy street lighting usually has a pretty low CRI; the goal usually is to pump out as many lumens at the lowest cost with the greatest electrical efficiency, and quality of light is not a serious consideration

The CREE RSW  light has a nice warm 3000° or 4000°K light output with a CRI of 80, and an output of 115 lumens per watt of electricity. They are also nicely shielded, which addresses the other complaints of the AMA, who wrote “for instance, poorly designed LED lighting disorients some bird, insect, turtle and fish species.” In fact you can say this about any poorly designed fixture, not just LED. And most manufacturers are thinking about this now.

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No doubt all the manufacturers will offer warmer streetlights soon, and it won’t be long until they are all RGB, mixing LEDs of the three primary colors to whatever people want, from red and green on Christmas to a rainbow of colors on Pride Day. The point of this post is- don’t blame the LEDs; they can be anything people want them to be. It’s just a matter of asking the right questions. And don’t be blue.