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35 Years and Still Training America’s Lighting Distributors

35 Years and Still Training America’s Lighting Distributors

The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, or NAILD for short, is celebrating it’s 35th year of training members of the Lighting Industry.    The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) was founded in 1977 by a small group of lighting distributors looking for a way to provide training and education to the staff of independent lighting distributors across the United States. Since it’s founding, NAILD has grown to well over 180 members. Membership in the association is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors from across the country and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting goods & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors. From compact fluorescent, metal halide, high pressure sodium, to now LED Lighting, NAILD has been the industry’s training organization.            Some of the main objectives of NAILD are to increase the effectiveness of the specialized lighting distributor through educational programs; to make available to members information pertaining to the distribution of lighting products; to develop marketing plans and programs through an exchange of ideas, networking and promote the need for and the benefits of providing quality lighting. Only Lighting Distributors and Vendor Distributors meeting NAILD’s requirements are invited to join NAILD.      One of the original founding members of NAILD was the late Joe Stevens, of Stevens Lighting Supply in Clearwater, Florida. In 2001, Frontier Lighting aquired Stevens Lighting Supply and felt that it was our responsibility to continue the legacy and efforts started by Joe Stevens and the other founding members and Frontier Lighting has been an active member since 2001, attending the annual training conferences which consist of Industry speakers, business round tables, and lighting training classes, […]

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RAB Lighting introduces LED Floodlights to replace 250 Watt Metal Halide

RAB Lighting introduces LED Floodlights to replace 250 Watt Metal Halide

RAB Introduces it’s new line of LED Flood Lights !   RAB Lighting, the leading manufacturer of affordable LED lighting, has expanded its popular LFLOOD line of floodlights with the addition of its new “FXLED78,” a 78 Watt LED replacement for 250 Watt metal halide floodlights. The first LED floodlight to offer the benefits of high wattage capabilities in an affordable price range, the FXLED78 represents a highly-efficient alternative to standard metal halide counterparts while delivering an unprecedented combination of light quality, long life, and affordability to a broad range of outdoor commercial LED lighting applications. Ideal for building facade lighting as well as signage, landscaping, security lighting, and other outdoor commercial applications requiring higher power, RAB’s FXLED78 delivers over 5,900 lumens of highly uniform light and exceeds industry standards for efficiency, performance, and chromatic stability. The FXLED78 delivers nearly 70% energy savings relative to standard 250-Watt metal halide systems and further incorporates RAB’s breakthrough, patent-pending heatsinking technology. In addition, the fixture is available in both slipfitter and trunnion mounting options to promote ease of installation, support the ideal positioning of light, and ensure that light is delivered precisely where it’s needed for the application at hand. “With this product, building owners now have access to an affordable, high output LED product that delivers the benefits of energy-efficiency, long life, and low maintenance,” says RAB Lighting CEO Ross Barna. “Our new FXLED78 really “packs a punch” and we’re excited to be launching this breakthrough new product to the market.” Available in […]

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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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Rare Earth Metals Shortage Rocks the Lighting World

Rare Earth Metals Shortage Rocks the Lighting World

The pending Rare Earth Metals Shortage is a reason for concern for everyone! Effecting everything from fluorescent light bulbs to hybrid cars to national security.  What are Rare Earth Elements ?    While these  rare earth elements are not actually “rare” in the environment, nor are they “earth”, the name dates to the 18th and 19th centuries, when the elements were first isolated out of actually rare minerals. “Rare earth” stuck, but the elements themselves turned out to be pretty common, mixed in small concentrations in rocks worldwide.  A brief history of Rare Earth Elements:      Historically, unstable supply and demand and significant price fluctuations have been the norm in the rare earth elements (or rare earth metals) market. The 1980′s saw a rapid  increasing demand, followed by a substantial over supply in the early 1990′s. Until the early 1990′s most of the world’s supply of rare earth elements (or rare earth metals) where mined in the USA.  China entered the market in the early 90′s and by the late 1990′s China’s low cost production had flooded the market and driven most US companies out of the rare earth mining business. China today produces more that 95% of the world’s rare earth metals supply. Over the last few years, China has started cutting the amount of rare earth metals that they export each year, while global demand has been increasing annually, with the increased demand of rare earth metals used in everything from fluorescent light bulbs, wind turbines, telecommunications, defense technologies, magnets and more. How do Rare Earth Elements Effect Fluorescent Lighting ?    Rare earth phosphors are refined from rare earth ore and are a key component of general service […]

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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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Save Energy with Sylvania Bulbs and Ballasts

Osram Sylvania Pentron High Output Supersaver T5HO Fluorescent Light Bulbs   Osram Sylvania’s PENTRON High Output SUPERSAVER T5 High Output fluorescent bulb offering has been expanded to include  4 foot 47 watt fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs, available from Frontier Lighting, complement 50 watt PENTRON High Output SUPERSAVER fluorescent linear light bulbs, presenting an opportunity for increased energy savings. Both of these fluorescent lamp types operate on standard T5 HO programmed rapid start systems, requiring no ballast change to save energy over existing T5 High Output fluorescent lighting  systems. Save Energy with Sylvania Light Bulbs and Ballasts When compared with existing 54 watt  T5 High Output fluorescent bulbs, the 47 watt fluorescents offers energy savings of 13% while maintaining 92% light output and the 50 watt lamp offers 7% energy savings with no loss in lumen output. At $0.10/kWh and 4,000 hours of operation per year, the 7 to 13% savings translates to savings of $6.40 to $11.20 per light fixture per year (based on a 4-lamp light fixture). With lumen maintenance of 93% Sylvania’s PENTRON High Output SUPERSAVER fluorescent lamps assure that light levels are maintained while energy is saved over a very long life of 40,000 hours (12 hours/start). Maximum Performance when used with Sylvania Electronic Ballasts These lamps use lead-free glass, are RoHS compliant, pass the Federal TCLP test classifying them as non-hazardous waste in most states and are made in the USA. For maximum system efficacy and performance, consider pairing PENTRON HO SUPERSAVER lamps with QUICKTRONIC® QHE high efficiency electronic ballasts. Sylvania’s Largest Independent […]

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