Exciting News!

Lightserve is proud to announce the acquisition of Illumetek to further strengthen our national presence in all vertical lighting markets, provide enhanced opportunities to expand our current technical service capabilities, and reaffirm our collective commitment to provide exceptional customer service and value over a broader footprint.

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Illumetek Blog

How to Make the Most of Your Daylight Hours By Niki Schillero // March 10, 2021

Taking advantage of extended daylight hours is an opportunity to reduce your lighting usage when it comes to operational costs and increasing your energy efficiency.

How to Prevent Electrical Hazards in the Workplace By Niki Schillero // January 21, 2021

Recognizing and taking action when you notice an electrical hazard in the workplace is crucial in order for your facility to successfully operate.

Illumetek Has Been Acquired by Lightserve By Niki Schillero // December 23, 2020

We're excited for this new opportunity as a new, combined company and look forward to what's to come!

How to Prepare Your Facilities for Black Friday and the Holiday Season By Ariana Thorn // November 11, 2020

We have some tips to help you prepare your facility not just for Black Friday, but throughout the holiday season!

What You Need to Know to Prepare for the End of Daylight Saving Time By Ariana Thorn // October 21, 2020

Be sure your facility is prepared for the extra lighting hours that are needed as Daylight Saving Time approaches.

Harmful Effects of Blue Light and How to Protect Yourself By Ariana Thorn // October 14, 2020
"Blue Light", Lighting, Trends

Harmful effects of blue light can impact our health and well-being when overexposed, but there are different methods that can be used to protect ourselves.

Healthy Buildings: Maintaining Moisture Control in Buildings By Niki Schillero // September 30, 2020
Controls, "Healthy Buildings", HVAC

Maintaining moisture control in buildings can help prevent moisture problems and sustain healthy moisture levels within your facility.

Lighting 101: Wattage VS Lumens By Ariana Thorn // September 09, 2020
LED, Lighting, "Lighting 101"

Understanding the difference between wattage VS lumens can help you make lighting decisions to optimize building needs, along with energy and cost savings.

Healthy Buildings: Maintaining Indoor Humidity Levels in the Office By Niki Schillero // August 26, 2020
"Healthy Buildings", HVAC, Illumetek, Trends

Maintaining indoor humidity levels in the office may seem unimportant, but maintaining these levels goes hand-in-hand with the productivity of your occupants.

Healthy Buildings: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality By Ariana Thorn // August 12, 2020
"Healthy Buildings", HVAC, Illumetek, Trends

A healthy building relies on good indoor air quality, maintaining your ventilation system, and conducting proper cleaning to reduce dust and pests within your building.

What Are UV Lights That Kill Germs? By Ariana Thorn // July 22, 2020
HVAC, Illumetek, Lighting, Trends

Proper use of UV lights that kill germs has and can be extremely effective in assisting with sterilization and sanitization in a variety of spaces. 

Healthy Buildings: How to Reduce the Risk of Infection in Your Buildings By Niki Schillero // July 17, 2020
"Healthy Buildings", Illumetek, Trends

Healthy buildings are a contributor to customer and employee satisfaction, and are an essential component of organizational success.

How Does Air Duct Sanitizing Work? By Ariana Thorn // June 22, 2020
HVAC, Illumetek, Trends

Cleaning, air duct sanitizing, sterilization, and even the use of UV lighting can have a great impact on the environment of your building, energy savings, and indoor air quality.

Benefits of UVC Light Installation in HVAC Systems By Niki Schillero // May 20, 2020
HVAC, Illumetek, Lighting, Trends

UVC light emitted at appropriate dosages can eliminate many types of bacteria and micro-organisms.

Maintenance Tips to Ensure Continued Health and Safety in the Workplace as We Navigate Through COVID-19 By Niki Schillero // April 27, 2020

While our country begins to re-open businesses through phases, Illumetek is here to help with any of your lighting installation, electrical and maintenance projects.

Innovative LED and Smart Lighting Applications in Commercial Buildings Expected to Grow By Niki Schillero // March 09, 2020
LED, Lighting, Trends

Innovative LED and smart lighting systems are creating more value for property developers, building owners, property managers, and occupants.

How Connected LED Lighting Controls Can Increase Energy Savings By Niki Schillero // February 14, 2020
Controls, Digital, LED, Trends

Connected LED lighting controls can help you achieve energy savings, productivity, and gain a valuable understanding of your facility's operations.

LED Lighting Creates New Opportunities for Facility Managers By Niki Schillero // January 24, 2020
Illumetek, LED, Lighting

There are many advantages to LEDs, with applications in retail spaces, office buildings and everywhere in between.

The Future of Retail Hinges on Better Customer Connections By Niki Schillero // January 15, 2020
Digital, Retail, Trends

The future of retail is here, and the future of retail is now. Convenience and connection will help create that unique customer experience.

2019 Reflections // 2020 Predictions By Kate Reynolds // December 12, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we're excited to see what 2020 brings in our 26-year evolution.

Preparing Your Retail Facility For Black Friday By Yudi Levine // November 15, 2019
Illumetek, Retail

We have some tips to help you prepare your facility for the increased Black Friday and holiday season traffic.

Making The Business Case for Electronic Shelf Labels By Yudi Levine // November 12, 2019
Digital, Retail, Trends

The major benefits of electronic shelf labels are their instantaneous update capabilities, reduced operating costs, and creating an engaging experience for customers while increasing profits.

Preparing Your Facility For The End of Daylight Saving Time and The Holiday Season By Yudi Levine // October 21, 2019

Make sure that your facilities’ lighting capabilities and conditions are ready for the extra “lighting hours” they’ll require as the holiday season approaches.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Retail By Niki Schillero // October 16, 2019
Digital, Retail, Trends

As the world is continuously moving towards a more digital approach, AI in retail is revolutionizing the industry in more ways than one.

Retail Design Trends: Stores of the Future By Niki Schillero // October 10, 2019
Digital, Retail, Trends

Knowing current retail design trends and leveraging new technology is a must for retailers to survive the highly competitive retail landscape.

Our New Headquarters (Video) By Niki Schillero // September 19, 2019

Illumetek has moved to a new corporate headquarters, located in Stow, OH!

2019 Retail Store Lighting and Electrical Trends By Yudi Levine // September 03, 2019
Electrical, Illumetek, Retail, Trends

Here are our 2019 survey results for retailers looking to better understand current industry trends, challenges and needs to LED lighting, controls and electrical projects.

The New Reality of Lighting Rebates for LED Retrofit Programs By Yudi Levine // August 22, 2019
LED, Lighting, Rebates, Retrofit

LEDs are now priced so competitively that many lighting rebates have been significantly reduced or discontinued.

Overcoming 3 Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management – Deadlines, Resources and Fear of the Unknown By Kate Reynolds // September 24, 2018
Illumetek, LED

The ability to troubleshoot these common issues early will help the success of your LED lighting program

How to Tackle Budget and Product Knowledge – Two Very Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management By Kate Reynolds // September 24, 2018
Illumetek, LED

Tips to help you and your organization overcome commercial lighting program management complications

Meet Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) and Redaptive, the Company Paving the Way By Kate Reynolds // April 26, 2018

As mentioned in a previous post on cost vs. value, we completed an exercise in market research by surveying trade show attendees over the last 6 weeks. We first deployed the surveys at SPECS in Dallas, then at the EEI National Key Accounts Workshop in Orlando, and finally at PRSM in Nashville.

ROI in the Lighting Industry - Cost vs. Value By Kate Reynolds // March 30, 2018
Illumetek, LED

Survey of SPECS attendees in Dallas provided new insight into how companies are evalauting cost vs value for lighting ROI.

Welcome to the Lighting Industry, Kid. By Kate Reynolds // March 16, 2018
Controls, Illumetek, LED, Rebates

I’m going to be very honest with you: I’m not a lighting expert.

I’m a marketer, I’m a “digital native” (yes, that’s code for Millennial) and I’ve witnessed a significant tech-influenced evolution of the marketing and advertising industry over the last decade – which, believe it or not, is similar to what the lighting industry is going through right now.

Your LED Lighting Guide: Lumens, Watts and Efficacy Explained By Kate Reynolds // March 12, 2018
Illumetek, LED

Whether you are new to the lighting retrofit business or a seasoned expert, picking the right LED fixture, lamp or kit for your space can be challenging. So, how do you choose?

In this blog, we’ll discuss current and projected benchmarks for the efficacy of LED packages and complete luminaires, as well as provide comparisons to conventional technologies.

Answers to 4 FAQs about LED Technology By Kate Reynolds // March 02, 2018

LED technology is rapidly changing. While the efficacy of LED continues to improve thanks to new materials, better manufacturing processes, and new configurations, these rapid technological advancements also prompt questions regarding cost, quality, sustainability and ROI.

Whether you are new to the lighting retrofit business or a seasoned expert, keeping up with the pace can be especially challenging. We hope these answers help as you navigate the world of LED.

Illumetek receives Most Projects Completed Award from AEP OHIO By Illumetek // January 23, 2018
Illumetek, Rebates

On January 16th, our own Marci Neal visited AEP Ohio in Wilmot, OH to receive an award. Representing the Illumetek Rebate Team, she accepted an award for “Most Projects Completed”.

Why LED Lighting Surprises Us All By Illumetek // January 12, 2018

The revolution in LED Lighting arrived on the doorstep of the public psyche with an enormous footfall. Rarely does technology leap into our lives and make us say “Wait, when did this even happen?” Your grandmother likely already has an LED bulb in her foyer – the LED revolution happened quickly.

Rounding out 2017 and looking forward to 2018 By Erin Plivelich // December 28, 2017

Illumetek had another great year of growth and expansion in the marketplace. We achieved significant wins in the categories of Title 24 implementation, saw our first connected ceiling roll-out, and celebrate the addition of a Controls Division to better manage the expanding needs of our clients.

Efficiency Programs and Rebates: Save More Do More By Kristen Osborn // September 28, 2017

In the early days of lighting rebates and incentives, the concept of utility companies handing out checks as a reward for more efficient energy programs sounded too good to be true.