Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Have you visited our website lately? I’m sure that you’ve noticed the new products that we’ve added. I’m excited to introduce our LED Flat Panels from MaxLite - designed for drop in ceilings so say goodbye to those fluorescent fixtures! They’re great for offices, schools, hospitals, healthcare, and other commercial/industrial applications. The best thing is, they only require minimal installation depth. They’re typically used to replace 2’x 2’ and 2’x 4’ fluorescent fixtures.
The MaxLite LED Flat Panels that we offer are fully dimmable, and compatible with building controls, motion sensors, timers, and daylight harvesting systems. Unlike the others, our LED Flat Panels produce an even, consistent shadowless light. The LEDs enable long life, high lumen maintenance, high CRI, low maintenance, and are constructed without hazardous materials.
Check our website to view our wide range of MaxLite LED Flat Panels: http://www.agreensupply.com/led-flat-panels/
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
MaxLite Introduces New LED Area Light
After a great week of my mom being in town, things have settled down now that she’s gone home. We spent 4-6 hours out in the HOT Arizona sun nearly every day – either at the pool or at the water park (my son conned TWO water park visits out of Grandma!) After all that fun, my mom and I were shocked when he didn’t seem to care much that I was taking her to the airport. He gave her a big hug and kiss, said “Bye Ma’ama!” and went back to watching YouTube videos. Even tonight, he only asked “Ma’ama’s back in Mitch-ah-gAn? (That’s how he says “Michigan”). Don’t think all the fun has kept me from watching out for LEDs though. I see more and more cars with LED lights lately. It’s interesting how the LEDs are used too. The LEDs border the light unit, with no single beam in “the middle”. But today’s entry isn’t about cars. It’s about a new LED area light by MaxLite®.
The company recently introduced a new LED Area Light for the commercial/industrial market. The lights come in 70-, 100-, and 140-watt models. MaxLite® has designed the new LED Area Lights – replacements for metal halide and high pressure sodium outdoor lights of up to 400-watts – and joins the MaxLED® family of flood lights that offer the same wattages.
The new lights, which can be used for area or pedestrian lighting applications, have been approved by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC): a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy-efficiency organizations that are focused on promoting the awareness of energy-efficient lighting in commercial buildings.Each of the three bulb types incorporates MaxLite®’s patent-pending optic/thermal transfer technology. The 70-watt bulb is designed to replace a 250-watt metal halide fixture and provides a 67 CRI, 4141 lumens and a 68-lumens-per-watt efficacy. The 100-watt bulb replaces a 320-watt metal halide and offers a 68 CRI while giving off 6963 lumens at an efficacy of 68-lumens-per-watt. The 140-watt model, which delivers 8,400 lumens at an efficacy of 60-lumens-per-watt, replaces a 400-watt metal halide.
The new LEDs operate with a universal driver on electrical systems ranging from 120 to 277 volts, and, like many LEDs, have a life of 50,000 hours (at L70 standards). All three fixtures are available in 5000K (daylight) correlated color temperature. The 16.5”x16.5”x7.5” lights have a standard 6” fixture arm, with an optional 12” arm. A fixture on the black ceramic frit mask on tempered glass reduces glare.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Hi guys! Have you heard about our latest promo? You can instantly get $20 off for purchases $200 or more when you checkout via Google Checkout! Offer applies to purchases of $200 or more of eligible items across all categories. $200 or more purchase is based on eligible merchandise subtotal, not including tax and shipping and handling charges. Offer available for first time use only per customer. This amazing offer has started yesterday, and will end on August 14, 2012. Hurry and take advantage of it! Cheers!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Features LED Products
Once again, I’ve been MIA for a while. This being unemployed is hard work! And now my mom’s here for a visit, so we’re busy with her. There’s almost not enough hours in the day. Added to that, there has been very little to report on in the LED world. It’s hard to write about nothing. But it’s not “nothing” that’s happening in China when it comes to LED.
At last month’s 17th Annual Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition – the most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event in Asia – a record number of attendees streamed through the doors to see what a record number of vendors had to offer – which included several LED products. The show ran concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, which supports the electrical engineering and building and home automation industries and Building Solar China – Conference and Exhibition featuring integrated solar technologies and other smart solutions for building.
The show, which included 1,900 exhibitors, displayed a wide range of LED technology and products. The exhibitors and their products were split into categories: retrofit lamps and lighting fixtures, raw material, manufacturing and processing equipment, manufacturing and inspection equipment, substrate and packaging materials, epitaxial wafers; chips and packaging; components and modules, as well as drivers and controls. U.S.-based exhibitors such as CREE, GE, and Philips Lumileds, joined with Asain companies to bring a varying collection of LED products. In fact, Philips set up two large booths – one for “general lighting” and the other specializing in its LED products.
The exhibition was held June 9-12 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Have you noticed the changes in our website? The new design is so lovely, eh? The colors and fonts used really blend well, and the contents are all organized. Though we are still doing some minor tweaks here and there, you can still place an order online, and our Live Chat feature is still in handy for your questions and concerns. As an appreciation of your loyalty, we are doing our very best to continue providing you the best products and deals.
Just like our website, a LED light bulb from GE captured my attention. Its design and color are unique, not to mention the great benefits that we can get from it. GE Energy Smart 25W Replacement (4.5W) PAR16 LED Bulb (in Bright Warm White, Energy Star qualified) lamp is ideal for accent lighting. It is very energy efficient and long lasting (25,000 hours rated life) so you don’t have to worry about replacing light bulbs from time to time unlike the incandescent and halogen light sources. It uses only 4 Watts of power, and amazingly costs less than $2.02/year of operation. You can save an estimated amount of $56.38 over lifetime of the bulb compared to an incandescent one, basing on $0.11 per kWh over 25,000 hours. No questions asked, LED bulbs are really far better than the regular ones.
For more info about the said product, visit our newly-designed website, and don't forget to check out our other great products and deals too *wink
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Texas Grocery Store Chain Goes LED
I’ve been AWOL again (seemed appropriate after 4th of July) but my world is pretty much coming to an end – at least here in Phoenix. It’s been a depressing week, with only the holiday as the first real good thing that’s happened in a while. After having lost my full time job, our financial life, like many other peoples’, jumped in the deep end without a lifejacket when it didn’t even know the first thing about how to swim. So in a few weeks, we’ll likely be pulling up stakes for good. We have a plan to go visit my hubby’s mother temporarily. I’ll probably look for a job there, but I’ve got a couple prospects in other states and my hubby’s job can be done from anywhere in the world where there’s an Internet connection.
Since I’ve been AWOL, I haven’t even looked at the site recently – it got a makeover! I have to say it’s pretty good looking. Anyway, on to today’s product – and how appropriate is it that the story is out of Texas?
GE is supplying the LED products that Texas-based grocery store chain Brookshire Brothers will be installing in its 72 stores. Once the lighting upgrade is in place, it will have replaced 32-watt bulbs with GE’s energy-efficient 28-watt T8 tubes in around 450 four-lamp fixtures in each 30,000 square foot building. Ballasts will also be replaced with GE’s energy-efficient UltraMax electronic ballasts when needed. Each of these fixtures will create an additional eight-watts-per-fixture savings. All-in-all, Brookshire Brothers stands to save an average of $3,200 per store, per year in electricity expenses after the switch. That accounts for over $220,000 of the project’s total savings.
Brookshire Brothers is going all out on the upgrade. The company has even retrofitted with GE Evolve LED Area Lights lighting in five select parking lots. In two lots, the 201-watt Area Lights replace 400-watt high-intensity discharge fixtures, while in the other three lots, 1,000-watt HIDs were swapped out for 270-watt Area Lights. That’s another $14,000 dollars saved per year. Other outdoor lighting upgrades include Wallighter Luminaires to be mounted to buildings for extra security around entrances and walkways. Added to that, several locations will also incorporate GE’s Tetra LED Lighting System as a complement to the enhanced exterior appearance of the stores.
Now I can’t wait to shop there!