OptimalLED Poised for Growth in Lighting Industry

Toledo, Ohio — OptimalLED Inc. is growing as it adds new lighting representatives and lighting manufacturers to its already impressive lineup. Founded in 2008, the Toledo, Ohio-based lighting company has grown steadily over the years to become one of the leading providers of energy-efficient LED lighting to the Midwest region.

See the (New) Light

How to modernize and cut the cord of old-fashioned lighting: Metaphorically speaking, it’s time to replace your rotary phone with a smartphone.

Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the retailer's six-state footprint. Meijer expects the change will reduce its lighting electrical use by as much as 50% annually.

Solid R.O.I.

California shopping mall cuts lighting costs by 77% using sensors and high-efficiency LEDs — and the project will pay for itself in less than 4 years.

Luminance and Hallmark Lighting Name New CEO

Chatsworth, Calif. — Luminance and Hallmark Lighting, which design and distribute high-end lighting solutions to residential and commercial industries, have appointed Christopher Larocca as chief executive officer to oversee the strategic direction of both firms.

Lighting Science Appoints New President

West Warwick, R.I. — Lighting Science®, an innovative LED lighting technology company, has appointed Khim Lee as president. With over 15 years of experience in LED lighting, management consulting and private equity operations, Lee is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science.

Amerlux Unveils New Showroom at Corporate Headquarters

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has opened a state-of-the-art 7,000-square-foot showroom, lounge and conference area in its new corporate headquarters based in Oakland, N.J. The showroom will guide clients through application, control, color tuning and warm dim real-life applications.

Noticeable Difference

LED lighting in retail stores helps draw consumers’ attention to tangible products they can see and touch — highlighting a distinct advantage over online shopping.

High Impact

California shopping mall slashes 41% of its energy costs by updating its lighting and HVAC.

Amerlux Promotes Director of Specification Sales

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has promoted Tracie Jahn to director of specification sales. Jahn previously served as West Coast regional director for the company and will now report directly to Chuck Campagna, CEO/president, and Ted Des Enfants, vice president of sales.

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