IllumeTALK, Episode 2: The 7 Year Itch – An Honest Look at the 10 Year Lighting Warranty

Let’s IllumeTALK about whether or not a 10 year lighting warranty is relevant as technology continues to advance.   In this episode, host Aaron Woloszyn IllumeTALKs to Erin Plivelich about technology’s impact on the rapid iteration of lighting products, and why in 5 to 7 years many will wish they didn’t invest a 10 year lighting… Read more about IllumeTALK, Episode 2: The 7 Year Itch – An Honest Look at the 10 Year Lighting Warranty

Overcoming 3 Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management – Deadlines, Resources and Fear of the Unknown

The ability to troubleshoot these common issues early will help the success of your LED lighting program This post is a continued conversation from the first-ever episode of our IllumeTALK podcast – Views from the Catbird Seat: Understanding Common Obstacles in Commercial Lighting Program Management. You can listen to that episode here: As mentioned in… Read more about Overcoming 3 Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management – Deadlines, Resources and Fear of the Unknown

How to Tackle Budget and Product Knowledge – Two Very Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management

Tips to help you and your organization overcome commercial lighting program management complications   In the first episode of our IllumeTALK podcast, we discussed common obstacles faced by organizations looking to upgrade their lighting systems and increase efficiency. You can listen to the full episode here: While we’d rather focus on creating solutions, it’s important… Read more about How to Tackle Budget and Product Knowledge – Two Very Common Problems in Commercial Lighting Program Management

IllumeTALK, Episode 1: Views from the Catbird Seat – Understanding Common Obstacles in Commercial Lighting Program Management

Let’s IllumeTALK about common obstacles in commercial lighting program management!   So, what exactly is the “catbird seat” of commercial lighting program management? And, what’s holding many organizations back from pursuing LED lighting upgrades and more energy efficient environments? Get those answers and more in the very first episode of IllumeTALK! Listen now: Download and subscribe… Read more about IllumeTALK, Episode 1: Views from the Catbird Seat – Understanding Common Obstacles in Commercial Lighting Program Management

Get Ready for the IllumeTALK Podcast!

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at our new podcast – IllumeTALK   We’re launching a lighting and efficiency-focused podcast and could not be more excited!   In preparation for the first episode of this new venture, IllumeTALK host Aaron Woloszyn sat down with Illumetek’s President, Erin Plivelich for a thought-provoking, one-on-one conversation covering the state of… Read more about Get Ready for the IllumeTALK Podcast!

Lighting and Technology Trends – An Expert’s Take on the Rapidly Changing Landscape

A Quick Lesson on Current Lighting and Technology Trends from an Industry Veteran May was an exciting month for Illumetek. We traveled to Chicago for LIGHTFAIR, secured some exciting new partnerships and on-boarded a handful of new team members. One of those new team members is someone I feel fortunate to introduce – Lisa Swienton… Read more about Lighting and Technology Trends – An Expert’s Take on the Rapidly Changing Landscape

Meet Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) and Redaptive, the Company Paving the Way

How a new, non-traditional financing model is helping companies overcome budget obstacles to achieve efficiency and sustainability goals – faster!   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… Read more about Meet Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) and Redaptive, the Company Paving the Way

The New Return on Investment – Evaluating Cost vs. Value

Q: “What do you think your biggest challenge will be this year?”   That was one of the questions we included on a recent survey given to SPECS attendees in Dallas. The majority of answers we received were some variation of the following: A: “Cost” A: “Budget” A: “Keeping cost down”   I’m sure this… Read more about The New Return on Investment – Evaluating Cost vs. Value

Welcome to the Lighting Industry, Kid.

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… Read more about Welcome to the Lighting Industry, Kid.

Your LED Lighting Guide: Lumens, Watts and Efficacy Explained

Thank you Lisa Swienton for sharing your insight and expertise in this post. Upgrading to LED Lighting Technology: What You Need to Look For 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?… Read more about Your LED Lighting Guide: Lumens, Watts and Efficacy Explained