Profile: SPECIALTY PROVIDERS
LIGHTFAIR International: (April 2013)
Feedback from Distributors on Independence LED products at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.
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Sample Specialty Resellers:
About www.fundamentalsolutionsllc.com HQ: Raleigh, NC
Fundamental Solutions, LLC is a women owned company that is focused on improving our environment by reducing toxic florescent light products and reducing the CO2 emission foot print for multiple businesses. We have been involved with the LED & Solar LED markets going on 5 years and made the decision to discontinue offering products solutions that were not made in the USA.
After attending many LED shows and conferences to find the best USA Made manufacturer that offered unique engineering design, the ability to deliver product, a strong warranty, could provide support that would allow us to win business from the bigger LED brands, we all agreed to represent Independence LED their lighting solutions in North Carolina & Virginia. We are very excited and proud to represent the Best Led products available!
Electronics Recycling and Scrapping, Inc. (ERSI)
About: www.ersirecycling.com HQ: Albany, New York
ERSI is dedicated to environmentally friendly and socially responsible computer, electronics & universal waste management. They believe in recycling electronics like computers & CRT’s responsibly by using highly trained employees and equipment to dismantle electronics in the United States, instead of exporting waste to 3rd world countries. ERSI is now adding to its services LED products to end users and wholesalers. “We are pleased to have become an Independence LED Distributor of the best linear tube being manufactured today, that is also manufactured in the U.S.A. We are going to grow our LED business off of the heals of the recycling business, and the lighting development will bring us a more diverse client base.” - Todd D'Alleva, Vice President, ERSI. “We welcome ERSI to our network and encourage our other Authorized Reseller to use ERSI for disposal of toxic fluorescent tubes and ballasts.” – Charlie Szoradi, CEO Independence LED.
About: www.CrescentEnergy.com HQ: New York, New York
Crescent Energy was founded in 2003 as a division of Crescent Consulting, a 100% Minority Owned Consulting Management Services firm. Since the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, the growth and interest in green building projects has spread rapidly. Owners are quickly realizing the benefits of constructing environmentally conscious buildings coupled with cost-effective design and systems that ultimately result in cost savings. In 2003, the partners of Crescent Consulting recognized this growth in the construction industry and the need to provide professional consulting services for various Energy and Green Building Programs, thereby creating Crescent Energy as a Division of Crescent Consulting. Crescent Energy manages Energy and Green Building Programs for its clients so that they can maximize the full benefits these programs offer, as well as comply with Federal, State and City Energy and Green Build Initiatives. Crescent's knowledge in the practical application of the various Energy and LEED programs and hands on approach, coupled with our strong administrative background makes our team well suited in helping our clients achieve LEED certification and realize various Energy Cost Savings benefits. Crescent's Partners and Staff have extensive years experience in the professional arena as administrative management consultants for the construction industry. Crescent understands the importance of implementing Energy Cost Savings programs, sustainable building initiatives and the LEED Rating System. Crescent has the expertise to provide the necessary support to assist our clients in achieving their specified Energy goals.
Sample Specialty Resellers: Island Retrofitters
About: www.get-guam.com HQ: Talofofo, Guam
The cost of electricity on islands around the world is typically significantly higher than on the main lands. Guam is no exception. GET, LLC is a Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Small Business serving Federal and local government agencies and commercial businesses of Guam and the Western Pacific in the areas of business-to-business services, furniture case goods, construction supplies, materials and equipment. GET, LLC is a proud member of the National Association of Women in Construction, Manufacturers' Agents National Association and Associate Member of the Guam Contractors Association. Independence LED is pleased to include GET LLC in its Authorized Reseller Network.
About: www.intellectricscompany.webs.com HQ: Kingstown, Jamaica
Intellectrics is dedicated to building on the foundation of relationships forged across the islands to deploy new energy saving LED lighting to the Caribbean. Their focus includes but is not limited to offering Independence LED tube lights and LED fixtures across the island nations of the Caribbean. The following breakdown includes the service area islands and the (#) following each is the number of islands in each chain. The islands: Anguilla (2), Antigua-and-Barbuda (37), Aruba (4), Bahamas (501- largest being Andros Island not Bahama), Barbados (2 - used to have 3 but Pelican Island is now absorbed into Barbados through land reclamation, 1956-1961) British Virgin Islands (43), Cayman Islands (12), Cuba(23), Dominica(2), Dominican Republic (13), Grenada (39), Guadeloupe (38), Haiti (6), Honduras (6), Jamaica(2), Martinique (50), Montserrat (3), Netherlands Antilles (25- this includes half of Saint Martin,) Puerto Rico (142), Saint Barthélemy (13), Saint Kitts-and-Nevis(20), Saint Lucia (17), Saint Martin (8), Saint Vincent-and-the-Grenadines (39), Trinidad-and-Tobago (21), Turks-and-Caicos Islands (58), United States Virgin Islands (81).
Sample Specialty Resellers: CleanTech Providers
CVAWE (Central Virginia Wind Energy)
About: www.cvawe.com HQ: Charlottesville, Virginia
CVAW is an example of one of the “CleanTech” Energy companies that Independence LED works with to help their clients reduce overall operating expenses. CVAW demonstrated the value proposition of the Independence LED tube lights to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Durham, NC, and that facility now stands as one of the benchmarks in the ongoing efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare in America. The combination of Renewable Energy “Production” has a natural counterpoint with Energy “Reduction”. CVAWE believes in solving the reduction root of the problem first, before jumping into a renewable energy project. Most consumers are burning more fossil fuels then needed. President Dan Boyle says, “Don’t put the cart before the horse. You will save more money in the long term if you reduce your demand first. By reducing your demand, you also reduce the necessary size of a renewable energy system.” CVAWE offers a variety of LED replacement bulbs for commercial and residential buildings. Due to the higher costs of LED lights, it is wise to replace higher wattage bulbs first that run the longest. Commercial buildings are best to start with emergency stairwell lighting, garage lighting and hallway lighting. Without any rebates or incentives, these lighting retrofits will have a return on investment in the vicinity of 2 years. CVAWE has worked hard to find the best LED retrofit lights on the Market. There is a wide variety of costs and quality associated with LED lighting and we have the answer to your questions. President Boyle, goes on to say, “We strive to supply our customers with the right light at the right price. We will also help with rebates and incentives.” Sample News Article
About: www.DynamicSolar.com HQ: Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dynamic solar is another example of a renewable energy company that is aligned with Independence LED to develop overall energy reduction solutions for public and private sector facilities across America. With funding secured for projects in New York, the synergy with Dynamic Solar and Independence LED works well given the high cost per kWh in the NYC Market. Dynamic Solar is a full-service solar energy provider that brings together the diverse expertise needed to design, build and maintain successful solar power projects for commercial, industrial and institutional clients and provides the necessary support for the system’s twenty-five-year warranted life. In addition to SEI-trained and NABCEP-certified solar installers, Dynamic Solar employs the diverse group of professionals required to successfully execute a commercial solar project including electrical engineers, structural engineers, master electricians; grant, construction and permit managers; site supervisors, safety professionals and utility coordinators. Sample News Article
Sample Specialty Resellers: Signage Companies
The Sign Machine
About: www.SignMachines.us HQ: Fayettville, Arkansas
Sign illumination presents excellent opportunities for LED tube lights and backlit solutions given that the long LED run time can significantly reduce maintenance costs. Plus, the dusk to dawn illumination of many sign applications offers the natural cost reduction given the efficiency of LED tubes over the fluorescent predecessors. Founded in 1990, The Sign Machine is backed with over two decades of industry experience. The Sign Machine provides top-notch Service, Installation and Repair of Electric and Neon Signs. Crane Service, Parking Lot Lights, Logo Design, Vinyl Graphics, Digital Graphics, Embroidery, Screen Printing and 1000's of Imprinted Item…plus great customer support.
Southern LED Solutions
About: www.mitchellcompanies.com/led HQ: Meridian, Mississippi
(Also See the Profile lower on this page) Southern LED Solutions joined the Independence LED Authorized Reseller Network in 2010. They have strong roots in the signage industry, and have developed an outstanding reputation for quality LED retrofits. They serve as a benchmark for others since they were one of the earliest Distributors in the South to embrace the new LED tube lights and fixture technology.
Sample Specialty Resellers: Integrated Solutions Providers
About: www.EnergyOneCorp.com HQ: Baltimore, Maryland
Energy One is a unique energy services company offering a comprehensive solution to energy needs; not only with lighting needs but also efficiency products for HVAC units, refrigerators and chillers, as well as computers and stereo equipment . They can not only improve efficiency but further reduce energy needs by installing solar or urban compatible vertical-axis wind turbines. Energy One is the exclusive distributors for certain Induction Lighting as well as some LED product lines, all of which are covered by world-wide patents or patent pending submissions. They also carry some niche products such as their Digital Voltage Regulator which allows end users to dim any previously "un-dimmable" ballast-based fixture, reducing electricity and extending the life of both bulb and ballast. All of their lighting products save building owners and operators money beyond simply using less electricity. Their long-life lighting technology equates to 18-22 years, without ever needing a bulb replacement. They not only offer a more cost-efficient solution, but a greener one as well. The Independence LED tube lights and LED fixtures fit well within the Energy One approach of offering best of breed technology to public and private sector property owners and operators.
Vanguard Energy Services
About: www.vanguardenergynj.com HQ: Madison, New Jersey
Vanguard Energy Services is an independent energy consulting firm that was founded not by contractors, installers or service providers but by business owners. By combining their business experience, entrepreneurial insight and desire to save the planet, the result is a uniquely capable and innovative consulting firm. They understand how businesses operate and how to run a business, so they understand what clients expect from a partner in business. They believe firmly that they can help each business affordably adopt a cleaner, more sustainable form of energy that will significantly cut expenses for years to come. All they need is that opportunity. By taking the time to fully assess and handle energy needs, they can help lower energy costs permanently with little to no out of pocket cost to business owners. Over the years, they have built a reputation among clients for delivering on their word and always ensuring satisfaction. The line of Independence LED tube lights and LED fixtures are now a powerful tool to cost-effectively reduce operating expenses for the clients of Vanguard Energy Services.
Midwest Light Energy, LLC
About: www.mwlightenergy.com HQ: Kansas City, Missouri
Midwest Light & Energy specializes in Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Solar Installations throughout the Midwest including Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and beyond. Their strength is in the integration of professional capabilities within an environment of candor, innovation and dependability. They value engineer each project for optimum efficiency within their clients’ budgets, planning for future technological advances. They are direct distributors of technology from multiple category leading U. S. companies. For LED tube lights and LED fixtures, Midwest Light & Energy’s factory direct relationship with Independence LED eliminates intermediaries and allows them to recommend the best possible technology for each application; achieving their clients goals, while providing competitive pricing.
Green Footprint Technology
About: www.percyw.cleangreennation.com HQ: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Green Footprint Technology International has a collaborative relationship with various technologies that are capable of reducing utility expenses while providing alternative options for essential resources as electric, water, food and elimination of waste. They service the global market with Green Technology that can reduce electric consumption, generate clean power, and purify the air. Green Footprint had a direct role in the introduction of Independence LED to the regional Philadelphia Chapter President of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). The meeting, and subsequent factory tour of the Independence LED manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania, led to the introduction to the National President of the Association. Mr. Szoradi, Independence LED’s Chairman and CEO, was then invited to presented in person, at the NAMC Board Meeting in Washington, DC, the Independence $250,000 Scholarship Training Program for NAMC Members. This type of incremental strategic connection and resulting support is an example of how Independence LED is committed to industry leadership and working with quality Lead Providers, Resellers and Manufacturer Representatives such as Green Footprint.
About: www.GNPEnergy.com HQ: Naples, FL & Midwest Division: Chicago, Illinois
Through its strategic partnerships, GNP Energy proudly markets USA Manufactured lighting products with sophisticated microprocessor controls. They provide "off the shelf” LED Retrofit Kits (without the added expense of changing the whole fixture) and also new LED Fixtures with long life and reliability beyond the competition. The patent pending Retrofit Kits product that they represent, like the Independence LED tubes and multi-tube fixtures, convert existing Fluorescent light and HID fixtures into ultra-long lasting maintenance free, energy efficient LED fixtures. The solutions typically Reduce energy consumption 70%-90% for Commercial, Industrial and Municipal lighting applications, which can save thousands monthly on electric and maintenance costs. With an average ROI of only 24 months and their available Free Retrofit using GNP Energy LED Green Savings Purchase Program , end users can start saving right away for a brighter more profitable green future. GNP also secures their clients investment with their Green Savings Performance Guarantee, to make the LED lighting technology switch secure and affordable.
Northern Infrastructure Products
About: www.northernip.com HQ: Commerce, Michigan
Northern IP is a professional sales organization, with its roots founded in the infrastructure products that support day-to-day lifestyle. Their products include Voice & Data, Sound & Security, Audio Visual, and LED Lighting and Green Energy products such as Wind & Solar Power. Northern IP provides Manufacturer Representation in the Northern tier States, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Northern IP, represents, “only the best in class products and industry leaders in manufacturing.” So, Independence LED is pleased to include its American Made LED Tubes and multi-tube LED fixtures among the other industry leading products represented by Northern IP.
Sample Specialty Resellers: Lighting and Rebate Specialists
About: www.greenlights.us HQ: Denison, Texas
Greenlights.US serves Texas and the surrounding states. The Company is an outgrowth of Neon Signs and Designs, Inc. with over 23 years of experience in custom signage and lighting installation and service. Greenlights.us has a clear mission to endow to the customer the most cost effective, sustainable and environmentally advanced lighting and illumination products and systems. Richard Saffa, Greenlights.US Operations Manger observed that, “Having been in the optoelectronics and LED manufacturing and marketing arena since 1984, I know for a fact that when it comes to building an LED assembly or luminaire that it is not simply a matter of having a great LED, or thermal management, or the best driver or optic, it is a matter of knowing how to put it all together. It is at the system level that all the components come together in a final Best-in-Class benefit to the end user. It is thus an honor to be a partner with Independence LED.” As an OEM and distribution channel leader, Greenlights.US provides the right flexible application specific answers for the industrial, commercial, institutional, municipal, residential and consumer marketplace. The management, technical and manufacturing staff has accumulated over 120 years of LED direct and indirect lighting, signage, electronic and environmental controls applications bringing to the customer technology advancement in materials. Now, with Independence LED, Greenlights.US brings the power of light to its customers.
Energy Conservation & Supply, Inc.
About: www.EnerconSupply.com HQ: Metro NYC
ECS offers Turn-Key Energy Conservation Projects and Rebate Administration Services. They serve National Retailers, Regional Chain Stores and Commercial Real Estate Managers providing a customizable suite of lighting and energy services, and comprehensive Upgrades that include Lighting Audits, Rebate Administration, Installation, Distribution and Project Management. ECS was founded to serve the growing needs of businesses seeking cost-effective demand side management. Their client base includes Fortune 500 companies in the retail, real estate management, healthcare and financial sectors, as well as municipal and governmental authorities, real estate developers and contractors. Their mission is to deliver superior products and services at a competitive price point. Projects are driven by Return on Investment, therefore their proven ability to keep costs down while providing outstanding service has allowed their clients to complete more projects with reduced capital expenditure. In addition to energy projects, they offer value engineered light fixture packages for new construction and renovation. Beginning in 2008, ECS began offering LED lighting solutions and has since overseen the delivery and installation of over 400,000 LED Lamps in retail and commercial facilities. Independence LED is pleased to provide ECS with its best of breed LED tubes and multi-tube LED fixtures. To date, ECS has saved its clients over $50 million and over 360 million kWh. The by-product is the elimination of over 540 million pounds of CO2 from being introduced into the environment.
Sample Specialty Resellers: Electrical Distributors and Suppliers
About: www.abstractelec.com HQ: Clearwater, FL
Abstract Electronics’ primary business is the distribution of high quality electronic and electro-mechanical components for the commercial, industrial, and military industries. Abstract Electronics serves a broad customer base, from the small repair house to large global manufacturers, worldwide. Since inception Abstract Electronics has taken pride in providing its customers with unparalleled savings and service. With over sixteen years of continual product expansion Abstract Electronics has identified LED lighting products as an advantageous source of savings for its customers. Abstract Electronics is pleased to announce its partnership with Independence LED.
Total Electrical Distributors
About: www.totalelectriconline.com HQ: Staten Island, NY
Since it was established in 1922, Total Electrical Distributors, Inc. has supplied electrical products to contractors and real estate managers as well as to industrial, institutional, marine and government agencies. Carrying more than 25,000 different items from more than 500 manufacturers, they offer a wide range of commercial lighting, a full-line of electrical materials, lamps, motor controls, switchgear, explosion-proof and specialty electrical equipment from all major manufacturers at wholesale prices. Total Electrical Distributors is a Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) serving customers with expert service. As a full line Electrical Distributor, they belong to one of the largest buying groups which enables them to compete with home centers and other suppliers. They provide 24-hour emergency material needs. Total Electrical Distributors Inc. offers a huge range of essential services, all of which serve to make them stronger, more productive, and more efficient: Key differentiators include: Quality products, One-stop shopping, Extensive product availability, Product knowledge and expertise, Personal, tailored customer service, Logistics support, Technical expertise, On-time delivery, Emergency Service, Full-line inventory, Training: on-site or informal, and Updates on current codes, technology, new products. Overall, the key value-added aspect of Total Electrical Distributors is their commitment to customer service. Their truck deliveries from the 22,000 sq. ft. warehouse are made Monday thru Saturday to all New York boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. Counter pick-ups can be made six days a week from 7:00am - 5:00pm except Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm. The Business Owner is Lenore S. Schwartz, and her WBE is certified with the following agencies: New York Department of Economic Development, The Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey, Dormitory Authority, the NYC -Department of Sanitation, the Federal Government and MTA - Transit Authority. Independence LED is pleased to provide products to Total Electrical Distributors and their customers.
Sample Specialty Reseller: Independent Energy Brokers and Auditors
About: www.BeaconEnergy.net HQ: North Andover, Massachusetts
As an independent energy broker, Beacon Energy Solutions applies a consultative approach that allows them to utilize the best energy options available, regardless of a customer’s annual energy budget. They are even able to leverage multiple accounts into a single purchasing block that allows them to provide the lowest cost to their clients. In addition, their low overhead means that they can price these commodities lower than the sales force of the energy suppliers. For Energy Auditing, Beacon Energy has partnered with national leaders in demand-side management to provide additional cost-saving services to their customers. Their experts will complete a comprehensive audit of the energy consumption in a facility and make recommendations for renovations. Clients receive an itemized listing of “Energy Conservation Measures” (ECM) unique to their building, detailing current expenditures, the cost of updates, projected savings, and a rate of return on the investment. This is a key advantage for Independence LED, since Resellers and End Users are increasingly looking for companion solutions along with LED tube and fixture retrofits. Beacon Energy is also up to date with all available rebate opportunities to maximize savings. Additional funding is also available from their Demand Response programs. Overall, Beacon Energy offers a variety of programs designed to promote efficient and intelligent energy use. They have all of the resources needed to successfully plan and execute a comprehensive energy solutions program that will create real, sustained economic benefit.
Sample Specialty Resellers: International Solution Providers
About: www.earthawareproducts.com.au HQs: Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
Earth Aware Products is the environmental products division of DWE Systems Pty. Ltd., a privately-held Australian business dedicated to serving the industrial and environmental sectors in Australia and New Zealand with energy savings and efficiency products and services that add value to the business operations of our clients and help to reduce the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact on the planet. Through a series of strategic partnerships and alliances DWE Systems / Earth Aware Products is able to offer customers in Australia and New Zealand some of the world's leading technologies and products with full-service after sales service, support, and customer assistance. Their current environmental products and services portfolio includes energy-savings power factor correction equipment, insulating paint additives, small-scale wind turbine systems, water softening / conditioning products, and now LED lights. “We are very pleased to be able to announce the addition of the class-leading LED product range from Independence LED of Wayne, PA, USA to our business products portfolio." - David Eldridge, President
FMI Business Center
About: www.fmibusinesscenter.com HQ: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
FMI Business Center W.L.L. (FMI) is an International Trade Management Company specializing in the Middle East marketplace. FMI offers manufacturers and service providers a unique, yet cost effective solution to gain immediate access to emerging markets, providing local resources and know-how required to develop new opportunities and manage existing relationships. Acting as a manufacturers representative, distributor, or agent, they work with companies to implement their international expansion objectives. Backed by extensive regional experience, they provide sales, marketing and customer service programs and support via a highly specialized team of experts that possess a sophisticated understanding of the local market and can offer valuable insight into the decision making process, requirements and challenges of the target industry. Utilizing a proactive, yet culturally sensitive operations and sales approach, FMI is able to implement strategies that are synergistic and responsive to the needs and objectives of the industries and territories in which they operate. With growing demand word-wide for the high quality American Made Independence LED tubes and multi-tube LED fixtures, this relationship is a key component in the global Authorized Reseller Network. FMI focuses on key areas in the Arabian Gulf: Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, and Yemen. Plus, across Levant and North Africa, FMI focuses on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Lebanon
Eastern Energy Services PTE, Ltd.
About: www.EESGroup.com HQ: Republic of Singapore
“Measurement is the Key to Management”, and Independence LED works with metering companies across the market to help illustrate to end users the value of energy savings through LED tube lighting. The EES Group is a self financing privately owned company with almost 30 years in the industry specializing in the supply and service of industrial measuring and analyzing products. Their team of sales and service engineers have experience working with ultrasonic meters, gas sampling systems, crude oil analyzers, inline mixers and chemical injection systems and more. The EES customer base includes water utility companies, HVAC , Marine, Chemical, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas Markets. As LED tube lights continue to grow in demand, EES Group saw the opportunity to add the Independence LED product line into its overall offerings.
ORONIM Technologies Private Limited
About: www.Oronim.com HQ: Maharashtra, India
Companies around the world are increasingly focused on energy reduction through lighting retrofits as a means to reduce operating costs. ORONIM is dedicated to continuously and successfully helping its clients increase their competitive advantage by delivering business solutions. They ensure clients achieve their tactical and strategic business goals by unifying technology solutions to reduce costs, decrease cycle times, and seamlessly manage business processes throughout the enterprise.
Sample Training Provider:
Green Training USA
About: www.GreenTrainingUSA.com HQ: Atlanta, Georgia
Over Q3 2012, Independence LED initiated the first two in an ongoing series of online Webinar Training session coordinated by Green Training USA. Given the dynamically changing nature of the LED market, Independence LED is committed to online training for its Authorized Reseller Network as well as live training through monthly LED Boot Camps and factory tours in Greater Philadelphia. Green Training USA is committed to success at every step of the way, in every aspect of their training. They provide top quality training in a simple, easy-to-understand format.
One of the Independence LED Tube Distributors makes inroads with the U.S. Military. Charlie Szoradi from Independence LED joins Kevin Button from LED Lighting Solutions in Washington, DC. See the highlights on the Department of Defense LED Meeting in Nation's Capital.
HQ: Metro Los Angeles, CA
WEPOWER Ecolutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Holding Corp. (PRHL.OB-News), an energy service provider and integrator of clean energy solutions. WEPOWER announced at the beginning of July that it is pleased to partner as an Authorized Distributor with Independence LED Lighting, LLC, to distribute its superior LED Tubes and LED Fixture products. The Company plans on complementing its existing portfolio of WEPOWER intelligent lighting ecolutions with its recent acquisition announcement of Active ES E-Series™, LightHawk™, LightOwl™ lighting controls, Orion Apollo® Light Pipe Skylights, Orion InteLite® Dynamic Device Motion Control Sensor Systems and now the integration and distribution of Independence LED Tubes.
WEPOWER is a U.S. energy service company (ESCO) based in the Los Angeles area that offers renewable energy production, energy efficiency products and services to commercial middle-market companies, Fortune 500 brands, developers and management companies of large-scale residential developments. WEPOWER’s business is focused as an integrator of clean-technology solutions in the U.S., with strategic expansion plans in Latin America, Asia and Europe. WEPOWER’s core business delivers green solutions, branded specifically as WEPOWER “ecolutions,” which include best-of-class alternative energy technology portfolio in wind turbines, solar PV power systems, green roofs, smart lighting controls, LED lighting, refrigeration systems and filters, battery storage systems, eco-friendly HVAC motors, energy and power control management systems, fuel reduction solutions for transportation and other clean technologies specific to its markets. Additional integrated business offerings include direct energy services as power purchase agreements (PPAs), energy financing and leasing of solar- and wind-powered generation programs in urban and rural real estate environments, lighting efficiency systems and refrigeration systems.
See the Press Release on the LED Distribution Agreement.
For more information see: www.WEPOWERECO.com
Colonial Electric Supply
HQ: Metro Philadelphia, PA
Colonial Electric Supply has over a dozen locations across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. Colonial sells over $150 million in annual electric supplies and has a reputation for service excellence dating back to 1972. Independence LED is pleased that on the 40th anniversary of its founding, Colonial has chosen to add the American Made LED Tubes and Multi-Tube Fixtures to its roster of other top quality products. Colonial has over 300 employees, 40 delivery vehicles on the road, and operates out of its 400,000 sq. ft headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Colonial is still family-owned and family-operated by the Bellwoar partners who strive to maintain Colonial’s reputation as the most service oriented electrical distributor serving the region. Given the Con Edison utility incentive program for the New York Metro Market, Colonial is focusing its initial efforts in the region through its Supply House and Offices at 326 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212. For more information see: www.ColonialElectric.com
Absolute Lighting Solutions
HQ: Metro Washington, DC
Absolute Lighting Solutions is a Certified Woman Owned Business that will focus its services primarily on the Metro Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia markets. Over the second half of Q1 2012, Absolute Energy Solutions, LLC will phase the LED lighting business into their Absolute Lighting Solutions, LLC division. For over two years they have sought out the right LED partner. On 2/15/12, the Principal, Sue Willison, came to Greater Philadelphia to visit the Independence LED Headquarters and factory. Given that so many overseas manufacturers have fallen short of engineering and delivery expectations, we were pleased to hear that she reported to her staff and network partners, “Today, I had the opportunity to visit the manufacturer's plant and what a delight that was! They can actually deliver! This is new to us and very welcoming.” As the Absolute Lighting Solutions gains traction, we look forward to support their public and private sector clients in and around the Nation’s Capital.
Stouch Lighting & Action Services Group
HQ: Metro Philadelphia, PA
Stouch Lighting has been an Authorized Distributor since October 2010 when the company realized the thermal management value of the Independent Driver, Deep Fin Heat Sink, Surface Mounted Diodes and other technology advantages of the ‘EAGLE’ Tube. Headquartered in Aston, PA, Stouch Lighting is a LED lighting distributor with over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the lighting industry. Stouch distributes a vast selection of LED lighting products from various manufacturers, and the company performs a thorough due diligence on all LED manufactures’ and the LED products. Stouch Lighting provides a “Best Solution” approach, for each specific environment. The Stouch team assess, educates, and evaluates each application, then recommends the best LED products for the environment. The Company provides its clients with cost of ownership models, Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, LED energy comparison matrix and cost verification to reduce operating costs and maximize your energy savings. For more information see: www.stouchlighting.com
HQ: Metro New York, NY with service to Tri-State Area
Over 2010 and 2011, Litesavers, Inc. has been instrumental in deploying the EAGLE LED TUBEs to multiple fortune 500 Companies in New York City and the surrounding boroughs and states. The installations have included some of the largest Banks, Insurance Companies, and Pharmaceutical companies in the world. Litesavers, Inc. has been able to make inroads into category leading accounts, because of its historical contract work providing life safety illumination in the fire stair towers. LEDs in fire stair towers offer some of the highest Return on Investment (ROI) for property owners, due to the 24/7 illumination. The high kWh cost in NYC makes for an even more compelling business case to retrofit stair towers with LED Tubes. The stairs may literally serves as the starting point to “go up” since they have the means to elevate the adoption rate of LEDs Tubes. Litesavers is leading the way with Manhattan at the center.
Founded in 1986, Litesavers Inc. has emerged as the leader in Photoluminescent safety products and emergency evacuation systems. With successful installations world-wide, no project is too large or too small. From maintenance and energy free exit signs to custom made safety markings, ceramics and paint, and now LED Tubes, property owners and managers can rest assured that their employees and tenants will be evacuated with safety, speed and efficiency. For more information see: www.litesaversinc.com
Southern LED Solutions
HQ: Meridian, Mississippi
Southern LED Solutions is a Division of Mitchell Companies. Mitchell Companies has multiple divisions of which Signage and Wholesale Beverage Distribution date back to the 1940s. In addition to warehouse lighting, signage illumination is a large and growing sector of the LED marketplace, so Southern LED Solutions is well positioned to make a significant impact in both sectors. The roots of Mitchell Signs make it one of the oldest, continuously operated sign companies in America. They are committed to Quality, Service, and Pride in the execution of a simple sign or a complex 400-location conversion. Mitchell handles all types of signs, including large pylon signs, vinyl signs, neon signs, and now LED signs, as well as sign service and sign repair. The long lasting high performance EAGLE LED Tubes and Multi-Tube Fixtures made by Independence LED are ideally suited for replacing the less efficient fluorescent tubes in backlit signs and replacing the Metal Halide High Bays in warehouses.
The Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Center market faces the same pressures to reduce operating costs as other sectors. Mitchell has been in the beer business since 1947, and they have been an Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler since 1953. Mitchell simply understands Distribution from the ground up. Facilities with Metal Halide High Bays running 400 Watts are “low hanging fruit” for LED fixture retrofits that only use between 100 and 150 Watts, depending on the ceiling height. For more information see: www.mitchellcompanies.com/led
LED Lighting Solutions
HQ: Bowie, Maryland - Nationwide Service Provided
LED Lighting Solutions is a subsidiary company of Energy Management Products, LLC based in Bowie Maryland, serving clients nationwide.
Our Team brings over 25 years experience in the traditional lighting arena and over 10 years within the LED lighting industry. We specialize specifically in Industrial/Commercial and the Department of Defense (DOD) applications, throughout the United States.
More importantly, our team has established a reputation as subject matter experts in the area of LED and Induction lighting. Given the various applications available for this rapidly emerging technology, we assist our clients in evaluating the market to help in making buying decisions related to the ultimate replacement of conventional light sources, including high-efficiency fluorescent and HID fixtures. We help you understand the trade-offs, and direction that others have chosen when making decisions for LED and Induction technology. By offering our skills and experience in assisting companies with their evaluation and selection of these unique lighting products were able to take the mystery out of the marketplace, thus creating a risk free experience for our clients.
We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you!
Advantages of Working with LED Lighting Solutions?
For more information see: www.ledlightingsolutions.com
Green Garage Lighting
HQ: Hartford, Connecticut
Structured Parking Garages often run 24/7 and many of the properties still have 175 watt Metal Halide fixtures vs T8 Fluorescent Tubes. The long run time and inefficient current lighting creates a potent opportunity for LED retrofits. Green Garage Lighting was born out of the expert team at Green Garage Associates. Following the standards and guidelines of the Green Parking Council, Green Garage Associates surveys existing parking properties, provides recommendation reporting with ROI focus and turn-key execution of all recommended systems. Green Garage Associates is comprised of top professionals inside the parking industry. They continue to lead the parking garage industry with insight and a systematized approach to the reduction of consumption and focusing on bottom-line results through the services of Green Garage Lighting.
Over 2011, Green Garage Lighting secured the first Purchase Order on a major account for one of the largest Resorts & Casinos in the US. The Green Garage Lighting believes in eco-capitalism and the rewards that comes with cost savings and environmental consciousness. For more information see: www.greengaragelighting.com and www.greengarageassociates.com
More Spotlight Opportunities for Authorized Resellers
In addition to the Reseller Spotlights, Independence LED is pleased to promote its network of resellers though its sister company GREENandSAVE,com/News. GREENandSAVE’s content is so well respected that it is one of only a few Trusted Feed Partners for Google News in the ‘green’ sector. This means that the content goes live to the Google News feed data base and is accessible to tens of thousands of readers and millions of readers. We believe that igniting the American Energy Revolution takes multiple sparks and we welcome our LED Resellers to submit their latest news on topics like project retrofits.
Sample article that highlights Green Garage Lighting: Green Garage Lighting Article
Sample Article from: Inside Self Storage Magazine: Self Storage Magazine Article
Project and Article Highlights:
Stafford Storage in Stafford, Conn., has completed a lighting retrofit of its 50,000-square-foot facility. The new lighting, energy-efficient linear LEDs, will cut down on the facility’s overhead expenses. The facility has 334 units and offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week access.
Green Garage Lighting of Hartford, Conn., installed the fixtures. The company recommended the 15-watt linear Eagle tube as a replacement, which use only 15 watts of energy and will last up to 80,000 hours in this type of facility. It equates to more than nine years of usage.
A professional survey was conducted to measure Stafford Storage’s energy consumption and determine how much it could be improved. The facility’s owners wanted to make sure there was a reasonable business case for the upgrades before purchasing. It was estimated the facility consumed 51,942 kilowatts per year. At a rate of 10 cents per kilowatt hour, the annual electric bill was $5,194. By upgrading to LEDs, Stafford Storage could reduce its energy consumption to approximately 26,411 kilowatt hours, resulting in 49 percent lower energy costs...On a month-to-month comparison of energy bills from 2010 to 2011, Stafford Storage realized a 35 percent savings. Presented with nine financing options by its service provider, Green Garage Lighting, Stafford Storage had ample choices to end up cash-flow positive on a monthly basis.
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The LED Distribution ‘Hot Spots’. The Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston, MA has the combination of high population density and high kWh cost. These two key factors make the Northeast ideal for LED retrofits and new construction installations. California, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean are also tremendous hot spots given their above average kWh costs.
The American ‘Night Sky’ from space. Source: NASA
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