A Reflection on 2017 …
2017 came and went so fast. We blinked and it was gone! As we reflect back on 2017 and review our goals outlined at the start, there’s a real sense of pride shining through EarthTronic’s headquarters, because we followed through and pushed some key initiatives forward in a big way.
LED Fixture Focus
Since our start, we’ve been committed to developing the right products to help commercial businesses, warehouses, and institutions improve their energy usage. In line with that ideal, we recently developed and produced several new LED fixtures, making it easier for our customers to secure both LED bulbs and LED fixtures from the same supplier. Using one source for all LED lighting needs saves time, increases productivity, and is more cost effective. Here are just a few of the most recent products added to the EarthTronics’ line of earth-friendly LED fixtures.
Our LED Panel Lights expanded to include 347V applications and a full range of color temperature choices in 2017. Our new architecturally-designed square and round Mini Panel LEDs are perfect for a wide range of lighting applications in offices, schools, residential, healthcare facilities and a variety of commercial settings. Both of these LED Panel fixtures have been well received due to their high quality and easy installation.
LED Wall Packs & Flood Lights
Our wall packs are totally LED designed with an adjustable beam packaged as a high-efficiency fixture designed for exterior locations requiring a range of wattages, lumens and color temperatures. And, we just added a new flood light product group to our family of outdoor products!
Highbay LED fixtures are the most energy efficient option for large, high-ceiling structures available today. And, EarthTronics has introduced 16 new high bay fixtures ranging from 14,000 lumens to 42,000 lumens that operate on systems up to 480 volt. Need to control these? Not a problem. EarthTronics offers a full line of compatible IR-Tec sensors to further save energy and meet important local codes.
Keeping an Eye On Energy & Lighting Compliance
Throughout 2017, we monitored and maintained compliance with national energy requirements and certifications. We also spent time explaining their relevance to our customer base and why we believe in manufacturing products that secure these certifications. Read more about Energy Star and the Design Light Consortium as they relate to advanced energy efficiency in lighting.
Active and Involved
EarthTronics kept up a strong presence in the lighting market in 2017. EarthTronics attended over 20 different show venues – everything from Hardware to Energy focused events including LightFair International, AESP Association of Energy Saving Professionals, The National Hardware Show, LED Specifier Summit, the Energy Star Partner Meeting and various local shows and events. Look for us in 2018 at LightFair International coming back to Chicago after over 25 years – it should be a spectacular event.
We spent the year developing LED lighting retrofit kits with fixtures and bulbs that make installations quick and easy with only a few simple steps. Read more about the positive changes Abigail’s American Bistro, Sauce, Pizza, Wine and Bay Logistics experienced by making the switch to LED lighting in 2017.
New Staff Members
We added Leroy Herring and Matthew Travis as Regional Sales Managers. They have hit the ground running and we are excited to continue expanding our great team in 2018. Both of these gentlemen come with experience in the lighting industry with a focus on energy saving products.
Additional New Products
Increasing our fixture focused LED lighting solutions product line, we rolled out some additional product releases throughout the year as well.
The latest high-efficiency downlight series offers a cost-effective solution for applications requiring both IC-rated and wet-location UL listing. Multiple sizes and color temperatures are available from 4” to 8” aperture sizes.
Recently released during LightFair 2017, our T8 double-end direct wire Type B LED is a game changer and will help move the industry towards even greater energy savings and environmentally friendly practices. The key is a very simple installation that maximizes your energy savings.
Developed for highbay warehouse and industrial lighting, EarthTronic’s offers a DLC 4.2 “One for One” LED replacement tube for the popular T5HO Fluorescent Lamp.
2017 has been an amazing year full of innovation and energy efficiency advancement. We are so thankful for the tremendous support showed by our staff, brand advocates, and customers.
We are looking forward to continuing to set the standard on LED lighting technology and providing our customers with earth-friendly lighting solutions that save energy, money, and the environment.