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May
16
2017

Is a lighting control system right for my business?

led lighting controls nort carolinaCrisp, organized, attractive decor and furnishings are essential elements in making customers feel welcome and comfortable in your business, but too often, the value of attractive, aesthetically pleasing, welcoming lighting has many benefits. Beyond energy savings, a more efficient, greener lighting control system can change everything.

When customers want to sit and stay awhile, get to know you, carry on conversations, remember your business and want to come back - lighting is almost always a factor.

A thoughtful lighting plan creates and encourages a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. It also generally enhances your customer's experience of spending time in your environment. Among other things, it leads to better employee productivity, helps reduce operating expenses, and makes for an all around better environment. All these factors add up to a more profitable business for you.

The right lighting in a retail establishment draws in a greater number of customers and helps keep those customers in the store for longer periods of time. Factors to keep in mind when creating a business lighting environment include choosing the right mood inducing colors and specific types of light sources to positively affect the appearance of products. Lighting factors go hand in hand with the right music to create an environment that appeals to people’s senses. In fact, some customers are so sensitive that the wrong lighting and music puts them in an instant rush to leave.

For example, overly harsh lighting makes certain items of clothing appear cheaply made, or accentuates minor flaws that would otherwise be of little concern to buyers. Consider how less appealing items of clothing in a gas station appear to you compared to items in a boutique or specialty store.  Beyond the “cheap factor” - your general environment scheme should include creative use of placement, include accent lighting, and make your establishment feel interesting and inviting to your customers.

Proper lighting conjures up most any effect you’re looking for to accentuate your products and appeal to the clientele you’re trying to draw. Proper lighting also benefits your employees (and your bottom line). Contact Victory Lights today and let us take your lighting to the next level.

Mar
07
2017

Five ways LED lights are transforming the world.

leds change the worldThe 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three Japanese scientists for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a technology that has touched society in innumerable ways and enabled technologies that Americans take for granted every day. 

Here are five ways LED lights are transforming the world as we know it:

  1. White Light - Blue LEDs, in combination with red and green LEDs (which had been discovered previously), make it possible to produce white light. This kind of lighting is much more energy-efficient and has a longer life span than conventional incandescent lights.
  2. Car Lights - LEDs used to be used only for daytime running lights, but now, many new cars have LED headlights for nighttime use
  3. Energy Efficiency - About 1.2 billion people in the world don't have access to any form of electric lighting. But, combine a LED with a rechargeable battery and a solar cell, and people suddenly have to light off the grid anywhere. Sunlight charges the battery during the day, which powers the LED during the night. In addition to generating light, LEDs can incorporate sensors that detect when people are in a room, and switch off the lights when no one is there — a requirement for any smart home.
  4. Digital Displays - In the electronics industry, LEDs provide backlighting for the liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in many smartphones, laptops, and televisions. The LEDs are more energy-efficient than the fluorescent lights that are sometimes used for backlighting, and allow for very thin displays. We all want an ever-larger TV screen, butorder to foot the power bill, large TVs must be extremely energy-efficient. LED TVs meet those requirements.
  5. Clean and Green - The technology is starting to be used for water purification. Currently, purification plants use mercury lamps to kill any microbes in drinking water, but these lamps consume a lot of electricity. By contrast, LED light can purify water directly at the faucet, and turn on or off as needed — resulting in huge cost savings. Only a few companies are working on LED water purification right now, but in a few years, it will be everywhere. The rise of LED lighting came at a time when people were just starting to be concerned.
Jan
31
2017

The importance of recycling compact fluorescent lamps

The EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous wastes, rather than disposing of them in regular household trash. There are various Federal regulations a bout recycling requirements for businesses that can be found here.

According to the EPA, recycling compact fluorescent lamps is important for several reasons, including: 

  • Recycling prevents the release of mercury into the environment.  CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs often break when thrown into a dumpster, trash can or compactor, or when they end up in a landfill or incinerator. 
  • Other materials in the bulbs get reused.  Recycling CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs allow the reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled.
  • Your area may prohibit disposal and/or require recycling.  Some states and local jurisdictions have more stringent regulations than U.S. EPA does, and may require that you recycle CFLs and other mercury-containing light bulbs. Visit search.Earth911.com to contact your local waste collection agency, which can tell you if such a requirement exists in your state or locality.  

Visit search.Earth911.com to find collection schedules in your area or drop-off locations if curbside collections are not available. Note that waste collection agencies:

  • Provide services that are usually free, though some may charge a small fee.
  • Sometimes collect household hazardous wastes only once or twice a year, so residents will have to hold on to their light bulbs until the collection 
Dec
27
2016

How exactly does an LED build work?

how led worksLED light bulbs are excellent for you and the environment. LED lamps are an alternative to regular light bulbs as they are cost efficient and has a lifespan that's is longer than the normal light bulb. Buying a LED is a great alternative for your Earth and your wallet. 

The acronym LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. LED light bulbs are small bulbs that fit easily into an electrical circuit. The light bulbs of a LED light also do not get hot due to the constant illumination of the electrons in the semiconductor material. LED is modified to have the correct form of light radiation. 

A known thing that LED lights do to work is called a "p-n junction." It is formed from a p-type semiconductor that contains positively charged carriers. The color of LED lights is affected by the substance that is made of the light bulb. 

If you are looking to have astonishing light colors along with saving a few bucks, then LED lighting is right up your alley. The world and your wallet will be thanking for using LED lighting. 

Please contact Victory Lights for more information on a complete LED upgrade for your North Carolina business and start saving money today! 

Nov
22
2016

Are the savings of switching to LED really worth it?

led bulb costsThere are many unexpected ways to cut down expenses around your home and office, but is switching to LED lighting one of them? We think so.

Not only are LED lights significantly more cost effective than traditional CFLs, they also improve productivity through better light quality, reducing eye strain and providing you with a clearer view. In addition, there are government incentives to reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint. CFL light bulbs contain mercury - a highly toxic metal that poses serious health risks, while LED lights contain no such toxic chemicals or metals. Studies performed by the United States Department of Energy and scientists from Carnegie Mellon both found that LED lights are as efficient to manufacture as CFL lights and LEDs will become even more efficient in the future. With a market that’s rewarding businesses for going green by offering incentives for energy saving methods, LED lighting could benefit your business in more ways than one!

While the upfront purchase price of an LED light bulb is higher than that of traditional CFLs, this cost pays for itself over the life of the LED bulb. According to one study done by the environmental website Eartheasy1, an LED light would cost $95.95 to run for 50,000 hours while a CFL bulb would cost $159.75 to run for the same period and would have to be replaced about five times during the process. Recognizing this cost savings for your home and business could make a real dent in your bottom line!

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Get your FREE Energy Audit.

If you’re ready to go green, save thousands of dollars on your utility bills a year and have better lighting, then you have come to the right place.

When you get an energy audit from the experts at Victory Lights you will be getting a comprehensive assessment of all of your energy needs and the efficiency of your electrical and lighting systems.

We will provide a detailed list on how you can instantly save money on your utility bills.  We are LED experts and have been helping local businesses and industrial facilities for years! It all starts with the free energy audit!

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Is a lighting control system right for my business?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Crisp, organized, attractive decor and furnishings are essential elements in making customers feel welcome and comfortable in your business, but too often, the value of attractive, aesthetically pleasing, welcoming lighting has many benefits. Beyond energy savings, a more efficient, greener lighting control system can change everything.

When customers want to sit and stay awhile, get to know you, carry on conversations, remember your business and want to come back - lighting is almost always a factor.

A thoughtful lighting plan creates and encourages a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. It also generally enhances your customer's experience of spending time in your environment. Among other things, it leads to better employee productivity, helps reduce operating expenses, and makes for an all around better environment. All these factors add up to a more profitable business for you.

The right lighting in a retail establishment draws in a greater number of customers and helps keep those customers in the store for longer periods of time. Factors to keep in mind when creating a business lighting environment include choosing the right mood inducing colors and specific types of light sources to positively affect the appearance of products. Lighting factors go hand in hand with the right music to create an environment that appeals to people’s senses. In fact, some customers are so sensitive that the wrong lighting and music puts them in an instant rush to leave.

For example, overly harsh lighting makes certain items of clothing appear cheaply made, or accentuates minor flaws that would otherwise be of little concern to buyers. Consider how less appealing items of clothing in a gas station appear to you compared to items in a boutique or specialty store.  Beyond the “cheap factor” - your general environment scheme should include creative use of placement, include accent lighting, and make your establishment feel interesting and inviting to your customers.

Proper lighting conjures up most any effect you’re looking for to accentuate your products and appeal to the clientele you’re trying to draw. Proper lighting also benefits your employees (and your bottom line). Contact Victory Lights today and let us take your lighting to the next level.

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Five ways LED lights are transforming the world.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three Japanese scientists for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a technology that has touched society in innumerable ways and enabled technologies that Americans take for granted every day. 

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