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What’s New in the LED Industry?

The LED industry is constantly evolving and new trends and technology are being developed at a rapid pace. Below are a few of the latest trends in the industry to help keep you up to date.  

Controllability

The next big thing in lighting will be connectivity or lighting controls. Lighting control is the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for different situations. Controlling light not only enhances the experience, improves visibility, but it can also result in up to 70% reduction in lighting costs. By upgrading the controls on your lighting system, you can automatically save energy by using occupancy sensors that will automatically turn on or off depending on whether the room is occupied. Daylight harvesting using photo-sensors, can detect natural light levels and adjust your lighting accordingly to save energy. By using sensors for occupancy and daylight harvesting, you can dim or turn off lighting when it is not being used. Turning the lights down by just a small percentage will result in energy savings without forfeiting the room’s light levels. The use of lighting controls can help create the perfect balance between natural and electric light and create an inviting and energy efficient environment.

The Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Lighting is an ideal setting for internet-of-things services to be built on, because it’s already in the ceiling of every building wired up and ready to go. You only have to add sensors, such as photocells, cameras or occupancy sensors, and a data connection.

Wireless

Everything’s going wireless these days, and lighting control is no exception. It’s going to be more and more common for the user’s control device to be a tablet or phone that’s not wired to anything. The advantage of this new technology means there is no need to install new wires on to most current systems.

Li-Fi

We’ve all heard of Wi-Fi, but the next thing might be Li-Fi. Instead of accessing the Internet wirelessly using radio frequencies, like Wi-Fi does, you use the visible light spectrum. Li-Fi uses the light waves from LED light bulbs to transmit data so it provides illumination and wireless data communications at the same time and with the same device. Wherever there is an LED light, there is the potential with Li-Fi to access the Internet at incredibly fast speeds in a safe and secure manner. Fundamentally, the competitive advantages of Li-Fi over traditional radio-based communications stem from the physics of the propagation medium. Light by its very nature is directional, does not penetrate opaque objects and is inherently safe, offering more secure and better localized wireless communications. Scientists have made it possible to achieve speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, and the potential technology could forever change the way we view and use the Internet.

Light tracking

Lighting isn’t just about light any more. It’s about data. Indoor positioning that tracks people’s position using LED luminaires and their smartphones would help bring the power of GPS indoors. Retailers could enhance the shopping experience with indoor positioning and in-store promotions, giving shoppers new reasons to buy. Hospitals could use the technology to help patients arrive on time for appointments and reduce stress. Businesses could help warehouse staff work more efficiently with easier product finding and location-based stocking instructions. Employers could give employees lighting and temperature controls for their workspaces, or could suggest nearby empty meeting rooms based on current location, making them more comfortable and productive. The applications are limitless and the market is just now understanding how to utilize the technology.

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To Learn More about these technologies or find out how much you could be saving, contact Accurate Technologies, Inc. at (888) 439-7656 or visit www.accuratetechinc.com .

Resources

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2016/07/augmented-reality-software-could-make-smart-lights-even-smarter.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/82143770/whats-new-in-led-lighting-technology

http://luxreview.com/article/2015/07/the-11-biggest-trends-in-lighting-technology-right-now

http://greenervolts.com/led-lighting/led-health/

http://www.isemag.com/2016/05/the-future-of-wireless-is-lifi/

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2016/07/cisco-iot-boss-the-iot-will-transform-companies-from-product-sellers-into-service-firms.html

Best Line Oil upgrades to LED lighting to better serve the community

Best Line Oil Co. Inc., one of the largest lubricant distributors in central Florida, upgraded the warehouse lighting at its Tampa facility. The company partnered with Accurate Technologies, Inc. to equip the warehouse with Flextronics 4 Module LED fixtures, which increased light levels while simultaneously cutting down on the company’s energy bill.

Kirk Davis of Accurate Technologies states, “At the beginning of this project, I surveyed the warehouse and found that the lighting was well below standards and not all fixtures were working properly. Also, employees were complaining and errors pulling product happened more than normal.  After surveying the warehouse I did a drawing of the existing lighting system and forwarded the information to our Fixture Agent and requested a photometric layout done using existing locations and also by adding a row of lights in the center. After review with the customer we decided on the Flextronics 4 Module LED fixture with over 24,000 lumens and 95% efficiency compared to the 2 lamp 8 Ft. Fluorescent fixture with just over 10,000 lumens and 60% efficiency. We did a one for one swap and increased the light levels significantly.  The owner and employees are ecstatic. Since we put in LED product with dimming drivers and sensors on each fixture we now have the ability to dim the fixtures or turn them off when no one is in the area. The old lamps had an average life of 12,000 hours and now the new LED fixtures have a L70 rating projected at 200,000 hours.”

President of Best Line Oil, Al Garcia, III, immediately noticed the incredible difference in the warehouse stating, “There is an incredible difference from what we had here, you can’t believe how happy the guys working in my warehouse are now!”  The lighting upgrade will also generate long-term energy reductions and maintenance cost savings in addition to the better light quality so that Best Line Oil can continue to deliver the quality of service to the community for which they have been known

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ABOUT BEST LINE OIL 
Best Line Oil Company, founded in 1941 is one of the largest lubricants distributors in central Florida. Founded on the principles of being a service and quality oriented company, Best Line Oil Company is proud to offer the quality brands of Shell, Total and Phillips 66. Located in the heart of Ybor City Tampa, Best Line Oil Company has a bulk tank farm with a capacity in excess of 180,000 gallons as well as a 20,000 square foot warehouse. Best Line Oil drivers have many years of experience in the lubricants business and the company’s fleet of trucks can handle all of its customer’s needs. Best Line Oil’s office staff and sales force have extensive experience in the lubricants industry and are capable of providing our customers with the proper lubricants for any application.

About Accurate Technologies, Inc.

Accurate Technologies is a full service supplier of LED lighting solutions. Clients include commercial contractors, electricians, building maintenance departments and property management firms.  With the latest lighting technology platform Accurate Technologies can facilitate lighting packages for many settings including: medical, retail spaces, street lighting, parking garages, office buildings, resorts, and schools.  ATI can also ease the process of installation by recommending qualified technicians through its service network.

Accurate Technologies focuses on highly efficient lighting technologies, but just as importantly, make sure that recommendations are visually appealing and effective for the end user.  The company provides only high quality LED lighting products which have passed rigorous safety, performance and efficiency standards, and Accurate Technologies is committed to serving its clients with responsive, helpful service.

 

To Learn how your business can save money, contact us today. Click here or email us at info@accuratetechinc.com

Lighting Controls for Your Business- What You Need to Know

With the LED industry changing seemingly by the day, it may be hard to keep up with the latest trends. One new trend that can have a major impact on your business is lighting controls. Lighting control is the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for different situations. Controlling light not only enhances the experience, improves visibility, but it can also result in up to 70% reduction in lighting costs. Below are other key applications about lighting control that may help your business.

Lighting Controls are perfect for a variety of settings

The latest products in lighting controls provide flexibility for numerous environments. These controls can be scaled from a single room, entire floor or a portfolio of skyscrapers. The controls also provide the flexibility to provide zonal and fixture-based control. This will enable building managers to adapt work space to meet today’s works environments. Settings where lighting control applications can be applied include:
• Office Buildings
• Private Offices
• Lobbies
• Auditoriums
• Exteriors
• Operations Offices
• Warehouses
• Parking Garages
• Hospitals
• Car Dealerships

Lighting Controls can increase efficiency

By upgrading the controls on your lighting system, you can automatically save energy by using occupancy sensors that will automatically turn on or off depending on whether the room is occupied. Daylight harvesting using photo-sensors, can detect natural light levels and adjust your lighting accordingly to save energy. By using sensors for occupancy and daylight harvesting, you can dim or turn off lighting when it is not being used. Turning the lights down by just a small percentage will result in energy savings without forfeiting the room’s light levels. The use of lighting controls can help create the perfect balance between natural and electric light and create an inviting and energy efficient environment.

http://pressroom.gelighting.com/news/is-your-office-lighting-ideal
http://pressroom.gelighting.com/news/is-your-office-lighting-ideal

To Learn More about the Latest Trends in the Lighting Industry, Contact the experts at Accurate Technologies, Inc. today!

Accurate Technologies at Lightfair 2016

Accurate Technologies was at Lightfair April 25th-28th in San Diego, CA seeing the latest technologies and products in the LED industry. The conference brought together the innovators and brightest companies in the LED industry from around the world. Lightfair is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. The conference featured categories such as controls, decorative, alternative energy, Internet of Things and other thousands of new products. In addition, at Lightfair 2016, there were over 500 exhibitors and over 200 hours of world-class accredited education. We were able to learn about upcoming trends, see the latest products, and train with the latest technology in the LED industry. This conference will help Accurate Technologies deliver the best LED solutions for our clients and better serve our community. If you would like a Free Energy Audit, or Photometric Layout to avoid code violations, contact us today. To find out what’s new in the industry and how it can help you save money, contact us today at 888-439-7656 or www.accuratetechinc.com

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ABOUT US
Accurate Technologies is a team of professionals who deliver varied talents and experience to the LED market. Spearheaded by entrepreneurs with lifelong involvement in the lighting, wholesale distribution, electronic technology and construction fields, we understand our products as thoroughly as we understand our clients.

We’re prepared to engage your LED lighting needs at any point in the process. From building maintenance professionals who need to reduce the expenses of existing buildings to architects searching for a way to meet the strict efficiency standards of new projects, Accurate Technologies looks forward to providing the information you need to make an informed purchase.

While we attempt to make our website informative, there’s no substitute for a personal connection. Contact us today. We want to be more than your supply house- we want to be your solution in an ever more technologically complex industry.

How a Facility Executive Can Increase Their Budget

How a Facility Executive Can Increase Their Budget
Shrinking Capital Budgets are a trend that many facility managers are facing. It is difficult to get a “yes” from senior management, even though there may be a leaky roof that needs to be fixed. Facility managers understand that it is not about how much money is available, it is making sure money is available when needed. In order for a facility manager to have his budget increase in the future, they need to show that they are adding value to the organization today. The question is how?
The best way to add value to the company and deliver measurable results is to improve how a facility operates. Improving efficiency is something that can be measured and the savings can be built into the next year’s budget. One way to achieve savings and show measurable ROI is by moving to LED lighting systems. Saving energy means saving money-both in the present and in the future. LED lighting systems have proven ROI and the results can be seen in the power bill immediately. If a facility manager’s recommendation starts saving 25%-30% off the annual power bill, that is measurable money saved, and their budget is sure to increase in the future based on the savings.
When approaching the CEO or CFO, you want to remember the 4 P’s, Professional, Practical, Proof and Perspective. The presentation should be easy to navigate, include measurable data, benchmarks and include real world statistics. You also want to include their language. This includes ROI, Payback Period, Total Cost of Ownership and Net Present Value. The first place to start would be to get a free energy audit of your facilities. Once you have this data, you would be able to solve the other key performance indicators the executives would want to know. Energy audits offer a beneficial way to examine energy needs and measure their costs against the return on investment for all proposed improvements. Below are some helpful articles that should help you get the ball rolling after your audit. For your FREE ENERGY AUDIT, call Accurate Technologies Inc. at 813-623-2481 or enter your information online at http://www.accuratetechinc.com .

– Steven Williams

Helpful Articles

http://www.facilitiesnet.com/facilitiesmanagement/article/How-to-Get-the-CFOs-Ear-Facilities-Management-Facilities-Management-Feature–2013
http://www.eyesonsales.com/content/article/selling_to_the_cfo_what_the_cfo_needs_to_believe/
http://www.facilitiesnet.com/facilitiesmanagement/article/How-to-Get-the-CFOs-Ear-Facilities-Management-Facilities-Management-Feature–2013#Justify
http://cdmsmith.com/en-US/Insights/Industrial-Outlook/Getting-the-Most-Out-of-Your-Facilities-Budget.aspx

LED canopy parking example
LED canopy parking example

Conference Room Gets an LED Upgrade

Our commercial grade recessed can retrofit module. Energy Star rated, 5 year warranty, and high output Cree chip. These modules are 0-10VDC dimmable.
Our commercial grade recessed can retrofit module. Energy Star rated, 3 year warranty, and high output Cree chip. These modules are 0-10VDC dimmable.

 

 

Crisp 4000K color gives this room a bright, clean appearance. No more variations in color, and no more flickering, buzzing bulbs. 84w CFL Recessed can lights were retrofitted with 27w LEDs. Higher quality color rendering, brighter light, 60% less power.
Crisp 4000K color gives this room a bright, clean appearance. No more variations in color, and no more flickering, buzzing bulbs. 84w CFL Recessed can lights were retrofitted with 27w LEDs. Higher quality color rendering, brighter light, 60% less power.
Even hard ceiling installations can be retrofitted with no problem. The new lighting kit can be completely installed from below the ceiling with no special tools.
Even hard ceiling installations can be retrofitted with no problem. The new lighting kit can be completely installed from below the ceiling with no special tools.

 

 

This room's lighting was dramatically improved while achieving a 60% reduction in power. The new fixtures contain a solid state LED chip. No more bulbs to change, so maintenance expenses were also diminished.
This room’s lighting was dramatically improved while achieving a 60% reduction in power. The new fixtures contain a solid state LED chip. No more bulbs to change, so maintenance expenses were also diminished.

 

Here's a look at our commercial can light. The existing bulbs and reflector are removed from below. The replacement LED light source is integrated into the new reflector, resulting in a clean installation.
Here’s a look at our commercial can light. The existing bulbs and reflector are removed from below. The replacement LED light source is integrated into the new reflector, resulting in a clean installation.

 

 

 

Your Wholesale LED Lighting Source

 

Accurate Technologies is a full service supplier of LED lighting solutions.  Our clients include commercial contractors, electricians, building maintenance departments and property management firms.  With the latest lighting technology platform we can facilitate lighting packages for many settings including: medical, retail spaces, street lighting, parking garages, office buildings, resorts, and schools.  We can also ease the process of installation by recommending qualified technicians through our service network.

We focus on highly efficient lighting technologies, but just as importantly, we make sure that our recommendations are visually appealing and effective for the end user.  We provide only high quality LED lighting products which have passed rigorous safety, performance and efficiency standards, and we are committed to serving our clients with responsive, helpful service.

Browse our catalog and contact Accurate Technologies for price quotes. We’re your team of LED lighting specialists, so call us today. We want to assist you with making the shift to LED technology.