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New Line of Emergency Lighting Products Now In Stock | Posted 9.30.13

We recently added Hubbell's Compass Emergency line of off-the-shelf products to our inventory.  Our Brookfield warehouse, along with every Hein Service Center, is fully stocked with a complete assortment of the most popular items.  

Here is a rundown of the catalog numbers and features:

CCRRC - Combo Emergency/Exit with LED heads.  One of the smallest combo profiles on the market.  Capacity for remote head.

CER - LED Exit.  Matching profile to the CCRRC.  Standard battery operation, no remote capacity.

CORD - Dual LED outdoor remote head.  Must be used with the CCRRC when providing outdoor path of egress.

CU2 - Two headed LED emergency light.  Our designs have shown we can space these units out to 18ft on center, equaling that of the Lithonia ELM2, significantly farther than the Philips VU6 (12ft on center).  As always, spacing suggestions are to be used as a guide.  If your client wishes, we can provide and egress layout showing exact mounting locations.  Please contact our Lighting Department and let us know how we can help. 

Just announced-New super long life GE T8 lamps with extended warranties!  | Posted 9.19.13

The 28 watt T8 has an average rated life of up to 55,000 hours when used with an instant start ballast, and 84,000 hours when used with a programmed start ballast.  The 25 watt T8 extends life to 70,000 hours on instant start and carries an 84,000 hour life on programmed start.
When purchased as a system, the warranty on the 28 watt lamp is 48 months when paired with a GE UltraMax ballast, and 84 months when paired with an UltraStart series ballast.  For the 25 watt, lamp warranty is 60 months on UltraMax and 84 months on UltraStart.  In all cases, system warranty on the ballast is 5 years.  Certain ballast model numbers are required to maintain the warranty length.  Contact your Hein sales associate today to learn more.

Lamp Market Projections | Posted: 9.10.13
Still not convinced that LED lighting is poised for a nationwide takeover? This slide from Lutron Electronics shows the projected sales graph for LED, halogen, CFL, and incandescent lamps through the year 2020.  As you can see, it won't be long until the light sources that we've long been familiar with begin to fade from the mainstream, leaving LED as the dominant choice for illumination.  As Americans use less and less energy, taxes will be spread over a smaller amount of kilowatt hours, resulting in higher energy rates. Contact your friends at Hein Electric Supply to find out how they can help outfit your facility with the latest in LED energy saving technology.

Lutron Lamp Market Projections Slide


Philips Lighting Recalls Endura and Ambient LED Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard | Posted: 9.5.13

Recently the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall by Philips of their Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs.  This product is a Philips’ energy star lamp, one of their original designs that had a yellow-orange and grey exterior housing (image below).  It was sold under the Endura LED brand in professional channel, and Ambient LED in consumer channel.  Philips no longer makes this product but still sells it, with primary distribution channels like Home Depot & Amazon.  This is the second recent recall of LED bulbs sold at Home Depot, as there was a recall of several “Ecosmart” branded lamps that were made by Lighting Science Group a few months ago.

CPSC Specific Recall Details
A lead wire in the bulb’s housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.
About 99,000
This recall involves Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs. The bulbs are orange in color and have “MADE IN CHINA,” “Fabrique in Chine” followed by a slanted “S,” and the model number 9290001829 printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base.  The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs.
EnduraLED 12W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V
AmbientLED 12.5W A19 2700k Dimmable 120V
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, unplug the fixture, remove the bulb and contact Philips for free replacement bulbs. Sold at Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, including  Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.

Twice Bright XL Series 3” Integral Recessed Downlight | Posted: 8.20.13
Color Temperature/Lumens/CRI:
3000K/900lm/80+ Factory Stock
2700K/900lm/80+ available in December
Power Consumption (total): 12W
Input Voltage: 120 volts
LED Driver: 35V 10W 300ma
Dimming: Use a dimmer designed for use with an electronic transformer (to 10%)
Housing: Steel
Hole Diameter: 2 3/4 " (70mm)
Height/Depth: 3 1/2 " (89mm)
Trim Diameter: 3 3/8 " (85mm)
Finishes: White, Brushed Steel
For use in damp locations
Accessories: Wet Location Twist Lock/New Construction Mounting Plate

Lithonia Introduces New Commercial Remodel Trim | Posted: 8.20.13
Lithonia Lighting has introduced the RV8 remodel LED trim and driver assembly. Now there's a simple solution for updating existing commercial downlights while utilizing the existing frame and junction box. To learn more click here. As always, the lighting department is ready to help out with layouts and quotations.

Bonus Offers exclusively from Focus on Energy! Posted: 8.20.13
Take advantage of these special limited-time Focus on Energy offerings especially designed for mid-sized industrial/service facilities. You can improve the quality of your workspace and reduce production costs for years to come.

Industrial Task and Office Lighting Special Offering:
For a limited time, Focus on Energy is offering a 50% bonus on the standard incentive for the installation of high performance T8, reduced wattage fixture or LED lighting options for industrial and service facility office and task lighting applications (no high bay or general plant lighting accepted). The special offering incentive is capped at $250 per location.

Required Information:
 Number and type (number of lamps, size of fixture)
 Must provide business type to verify eligibility
 Application to be submitted with approved Special Offer Form: Lighting Application

Compressed Air Special Offering:
Double the incentive for compressed air leak survey and repairs on systems with 60 HP or less when an additional compressed air efficiency project is implemented.

Welding Exhaust Filtration System Special Offering:
Receive $0.65/cfm of make-up air eliminated by installing a filtration system.

Submit the Special Offering Application to get your reservation code and guarantee your incentive. Please click here for more details and important deadlines for these money saving offers!

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