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Museums Warned About Using LED Bulbs and LED Lighting

Museums Warned About Using LED Bulbs and LED Lighting

          Museums are warned to reconsider the use of LED Lighting       Museums should proceed with caution when using LED lighting near paintings to prevent certain colors from further fading away. Recent testing shows that some of the  key works tested began changing bright-yellow color due to exposure to energy efficient LED lighting installed in museums worldwide. Samples of 14 works dated from 1887 and 1890 were tested for the reaction which affects an oil painting color that is know as Chrome-Yellow. According to the experts the bright-yellow pigment becomes unstable under LED lighting and over time turns a shade of brownish green. Scientists in Europe reportedly using x-ray technology analyzed the bright-yellow tones in key works from Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gaugin. They are asking museums to reconsider the use of LED lighting.      LED lighting, so far on the surface, seems to be an energy efficient replacement for some traditional lighting , but since LED light bulbs and LED Lighting have only been in limited use in general lighting for 2 years or so, there is no collection of historical data on the long term performance, environment, health, or other affects (if any)  from the use of LED bulbs and LED lighting. Lighting applications or installation areas in the future may ultimately be deemed unsuitable for the use of LED lighting if specific negative impacts are discovered as the use of LED lighting in general lighting areas increases.   Sylvania’s Largest Independent Lighting Distributor in Florida! Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor for Osram Sylvania and is Sylvania’s largest independent lighting distributor […]

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LED Light Bulbs and LED Lighting – Questions and Answers

Frequently ask questions about LED Light Bulbs and LED Lighting Products:    Q: Can I replace all my standard incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs with LED bulbs?  A: LED bulbs are now being manufactured in more shapes, sizes and wattages, some of these LED light bulbs do a great job at replacing the comparable halogen or incandescent bulb they are designed to replace, however, some types of lighting, especially linear fluorescent bulbs are already very efficient and are proven in the field to have a very long life (rated up to 62,000 hours) , so LED’s are not a good option when looking at those areas to convert. So the bottom line is that each lighting application needs to be analyzed separately to see what bulbs are currently being used and what LED product would replace that bulb, compare the wattage saved (if any) by switching to LED, figure the difference in lamp life, and add the savings of labor to replacement the current bulbs, then calculate the return on investment to see if it make sense to replace the bulbs. A worthwhile Return on Investment would be a business decision based on a financial returns , labor savings or other environmental considerations. Since LED’s are an emerging technologies the prices will most likely decline in the future and the effeciency and quality of LED bulbs will most likely go up  in the future, so you more than likely will be able to purchase a better quality bulbs in near future for less money.        Q: What makes an LED bulb different than a standard […]

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History is made at “The Rock” !

History is made at “The Rock” !

 On This Day, There Was Going To Be A Game To Remember, Regardless of Who Won!    The location and date had been set; Clearwater, Florida August 26, 2011 at 7:30pm, just as the sun was starting to drop into the western sky. This was not just another hot summer day on Florida’s west coast. On this day, there was going to be a game to remember, regardless of who won. The uniforms helmets, and pads were all there, ready to go. Adrenline, anticipation and apprehension were high on both sides of the field as the appointed time drew near. The two teams had been training long and hard for this day, for this game, and they were ready to play.  The Kick off  itself Marked a Memorable Milestone! Facing off on the gridiron from Clearwater, Florida were the Calvary Christian High School Warriors and from Lakeland, Florida the Santa Fe Catholic High School’s Hawks. The kick off itself marked a memorable milestone, a memorable night at the “The Rock”, the name given to Calvary Christian High School’s new sports facility. The delightful smell of  un-healthy food wafted from the concession areas and carried through the spectator stands as parents cheered on their boys and their teams. As the hot summer day turned into a balmy Florida night, the game wore on, and after the last play of the game, and the referee’s final whistle blew, the new Daktronics JumboTron scoreboard showed that the boys from Lakeland Hawk’s had pulled off a win over their Clearwater rivals with a final score of 36 to 27, but everyone there from both sides had become a part of the […]

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Power Your World with Batteries

Power Your World with Batteries

Battery Power for all your Portable or Temporary Power Needs  ! That is why Frontier Lighting is pleased to announce that it has become a distributor for Power-Sonic Replacement Batteries. Power-Sonic has been a leading force in the global battery business for over 40 years. Power-Sonic also holds an ISO 9000 Certification covering all aspects of their organization. The ISO9000 family of standards relate to quality management systems and are designed to help organizations ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders.   You can rely on Power-Sonic replacement batteries for all your temporary or portable power needs; emergency lights or exit signs, security and fire alarm systems, battery backup units, emergency planning, and other battery powered equipment. With a full range of replacement batteries including rechargeable sealed lead acid (SLA) Nickle Cadnium (NiCd) and Nickle Metal Hydride (NiMh) batteries, Frontier Lighting can supply virtually all the temporary, portable or replacement power needs for building owners, property managers and households across Florida and the nation.   With a growing need for portable power, Frontier’s new alliance with PowerSonic Batteries provides the perfect fit for supplying end users with all the portable power they need, when they need it.  Frontier Lighting would be glad to provide volume pricing for large quantity orders.  With the addittion of Power-Sonic to our Duracell and RayO-Vac battery lines Frontier Lighting can provide a full range of batteries to keep your business or household powered up. Browse our on line business site at www.FrontierLighting.com or visit a centrally located Florida Lighting store near you.   About Frontier […]

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Peru – The Lighter Side of Business

Peru – The Lighter Side of Business

  On the Lighter Side of Business – A visit to Peru!   I mostly post articles about lighting related topics; Sylvania’s latest energy saving light bulbs, high effeciency electronic ballasts or helping companies reduce their energy bills, but I recently had the opportunity to visit the country of Peru on a family vacation and I felt it was interesting enough to add to our site.  Most of our vacations in the past several years have been the usual visits to the Florida attractions in Orlando, a week at Ft Myers Beach, or a few days visiting relatives in the northeast. About a year ago our neighbor Jorge, a native Peruvian, and his wife were considering taking a family trip to Peru to show their 2 teenage children some of the family heritage, the small beach town, Pisco, where Jorge grew up and the surrounding areas. Since our children are similar in ages to Jorge’s children, they spend a lot of time at each of the neighborhood houses and we started talking about the possibility of our family joining the neighbors on their trip to Peru. After some planning and coordinating, our trip plans started to take shape. Jorge contacted a childhood friend, Cesar, who still lives in Peru, and does planning for tour groups and vacationers visiting the sites in Peru. As time went on, two more neighborhood teen friends were added to our group in addition to 2 more relatives meeting up with us in Peru to bring our group total to 13 people (6 adults and 7 teenagers).        I pulled out a small sample of […]

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Reduce Your Energy Costs – Sylvania LED lights the way

Reduce Your Energy Costs – Sylvania LED lights the way

Sylvania saves energy for businesses in Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater & Ft Myers SYLVANIA dimmable ULTRA LED retrofit reflector lamps are energy saving, longer life alternatives to halogen reflector light bulbs reducing energy consumption by up to 84% and providing up to 20 times more life compared to the halogen bulbs they replace, thereby reducing energy and maintenance costs.  These products, available from Frontier Lighting, with a rated life of 50,000 hours (L70 rated), consist of 6W MR16, 8W PAR20, 15W PAR30LN, and 18W PAR38 LED bubs and        are high quality replacements for 20W MR16, 50W PAR20, 50WPAR30 and 75WPAR38 halogen lamps respectively, and are offered in 25° and 40° beam spreads. The PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 light bulbs are now available in 2700K as well as 3000K with 85-89 CRI. The enhanced color rendition in deep red (R9) and skin tone hues (R14), ensures similar light quality as provided by halogen lamps. All PAR lamps are damp location rated and RoHS compliant. These UL listed lamps are free of lead and mercury, and emit no UV or IR radiation, minimizing discoloration and fading of materials and have superior life. Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor for Osram Sylvania light bulbs and electronic  ballasts, As Osram Sylvania Largest Independent Lighting Distributor in Florida and a top tier distributor in the country Frontier Lighting has direct access to Osram Sylvania for the latest generation of energy efficient light bulbs and ballasts and would be glad to provide you with any information you need to save you time […]

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Renovation of Bradenton Building nears Completion

Renovation of Bradenton Building nears Completion

Bradenton/ Sarasota facility renovation nears completion     The building renovation for Frontier Lighting’s new local distribution center nears completion. The progress continued at a substantial pace with the help from many trades - electricians, plumbers, an air conditioning company, sheet metal work, drywall, ceiling grid and more. Once completed, the new 20,240 square foot Bradenton, Florida facility will include a 2,000 square foot sales counter area, and a 3,000 square foot office. The sales counter area will be fully stocked with light bulbs, ballasts and light fixtures and more in an open retail format, the office space will include sales offices, a training room and an exercise room for employees. Frontier Lighting’s goal is to use this new facility to increase it’s service level of existing and new accounts in the Sarasota, Bradenton metro area by adding staff and increasing inventory levels at the new facility. Frontier Lighting’s existing Bradenton branch location, about 1/2 mile away, will be vacated and moved into this new location. Frontier Lighting is projecting a scheduled completion date of mid February 2011 and a move in date in March of 2011.   See older imagesof Frontier Lighting’s renovation  Buy from the trusted network of quality lighting distributors displaying the Osram Sylvania – Authorized Distributor emblem. Only lighting distributors that have met Osram Sylvania’s  rigorous standards for customer service, technical & product expertise,  continuing education and financial stability earn the Authorized Distributor distinction. Osram Sylvania is the worldwide leader in LED lightbulbs, stage & studio bulbs, high efficiency energy saving fluorescents, metal halide bulbs, induction lighting, electronic ballasts and more. Only lighting distributors that have met Osram Sylvania’s  rigorous standards for […]

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