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French Gerleman Customer Appreciation Days are Back!

‘Tis the season for Customer Appreciation Days! We’ve been looking forward to these events and busy planning them for months.  We are excited to share with you our upcoming customer appreciation events!

Kansas City Customer Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 3
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
9735 Commerce Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66219

If you’re in the Kansas City area, be sure to join us for our first customer appreciation day! We will be serving lunch, we will have product experts on hand and you can check out the new products available from French Gerleman.

Exhibiting manufacturers include: APC, Appleton, Brady, IDEAL, Mersen, Shimpo and Philips. Download the event flyer HERE.

Quincy Customer Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 10
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1700 North 45th Street, Quincy, IL 62305

Quincy always knows how to throw a great Customer Appreciation Event! Join us for lunch, meet with product experts and dive into the newest products available from French Gerleman.

Exhibiting manufacturers include: Brady, Dialight, General Cable, Greenlee, Hubbell, Philips, Thomas & Betts and Universal Lighting. Download the event flyer HERE.

Washington Customer Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 24
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1 Chamber Drive, Washington, MO 63090

Washington, MO, there’s an event for you, too! Join us at our Washington branch for lunch, product demos and to talk to product experts.

Exhibiting manufacturers include: Eaton B-Line Series, Fluke, SolaHD, Thomas & Betts and Universal Lighting. Download the event flyer HERE.

Columbia Customer Appreciation Day
Friday, June 2
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1815 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202

Join us for lunch, demos of the newest products available from French Gerleman and have a meet and greet with product experts!

Exhibiting manufacturers include: Dialight, General Cable, Greenlee, Hubbell, Lutze, Omni Cable, Philips and Thomas & Betts. Download the event flyer HERE.

St. Louis Customer Appreciation Day
Thursday, June 15
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2023 Westport Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

If you’re in the St. Louis city, county, or surrounding areas, this customer appreciation event at our French Gerleman headquarters is for you! There will be lunch, product demos, new product displays and you can meet with experts in the field.

Exhibiting manufacturers include: Appleton, Brady, First Air Only, General Cable, Ideal, LUTZE, Mersen, Nidec-Shimpo, Panduit and Philips Lighting. Flyer coming soon HERE.

Be sure to mark your calendars! We look forward to celebrating you at our customer appreciation days. It’s our way of saying thank you for your continued support of French Gerleman while keeping you updated on new technologies and industry trends.


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Our Solar Array: Where are we now?

In 2013, we launched the French Gerleman Solar Testing and Learning Center. It was one of the largest and most complex solar arrays, designed to test and demonstrate a wide variety of components and technologies, while offering customers an educational environment.

Here we are, four years later, and our Solar Learning Center has been a success. Our investment incorporates four different monitoring systems, three panel technologies of various wattages and three different types of inverter technologies. Due to the system’s complexity, the project took more than a year to design and build.

Here are a few key features of our Solar Testing and Learning Center and how it has grown.

Education

We built our Solar Testing and Learning Center with our customers in mind. For our new customers just getting into the solar business, we use it to explain how solar works and the different types of products used when installing systems. Being able to see and explore the different products is a great bonus for these customers. Our newer customers tell us the Learning Center has helped them to not only design and install their systems, but helped with identifying the details that need to be considered when getting started.

Our existing solar customers have seen real value in the Solar Testing and Learning Center. We often receive requests from customers to bring their clients to our facility. It’s more than just a sales tool, it’s an educational experience. Our learning center helps their customers to understand and feel comfortable with solar, and helps them to make informed decisions.

Training

Our Solar Testing and Learning Center is a great training resource for our customers and internal employees. We have brought in industry experts to teach classes and provide product training. We’ve also had customers use the Learning Center to train their employees on the various aspects of solar arrays.

Products

Our Solar Testing and Learning Center has panels tilted at 20, 10 and 0 degrees, or flat. We did this to show how the tilt of the panel can have variable production values based on the sun angle at different times of the year.

Our Learning Center showcases various solar racking options.  Racking adds to the weight of the system on your roof as well as if they penetrate your structure or not.  For residential, we offer a rail and rail less racking solution for rooftops. For commercial installations, we offer ballasted racking, a flat roof non-penetrating solution that is held down by concrete blocks. For both residential and commercial, we also offer ground mount racking, which is sometimes preferred.

Our Learning Center demonstrates the effect of weather and the elements on solar systems.  Customers can see how soiling can accumulate on panels based on their tilt, how they look in the spring when pollen is prevalent or with snow in the winter.  The various tilts showcase how the panel can be naturally cleaned by rain or other precipitation.  Visitors can also observe the effect of hail on the panels, especially in the spring and fall months. Our panels are rated to withstand up to 1″ hail hitting at 50 miles per hour.  Our various racking solutions showcase the effects of wind and the system’s weight on the roof.

A variety of inverters are showcased in our Learning Center.  Inverters converts the DC power generated by the solar panels into AC power used to run our homes and businesses.  There are different types of inverters that can be used, depending upon site’s environment and size.

And finally, our Learning Center features the balance of systems products, which includes everything outside of the panels, inverts and racking. This includes electrical equipment, lightning arresters, combiner boxes, etc.

Conclusion

Our Solar Testing and Learning Center has been a success. Since its commissioning, our 50KW solar array has produced more than 190 Megawatt hours! It has shown an excellent economical return on investment, but the education, training and product showcase has exceeded the economical ROI through the relationships we have built and sustained.

Do you have any questions on solar arrays, solar energy or our Solar Testing and Learning Center? Give us a call! We’d love to have you out, give you a tour and answer any questions you might have.


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How Can 5S Help Your Business?

Productivity is a key issue in manufacturing environments and our customers are constantly looking for ways to improve their productivity and reduce total costs. 5S is a great way to get a business organized and productive. 5S might sound scary or little different, but it’s one of the most widely adopted techniques in establishing operational stability and sustaining continuous improvement.

5S is a lean methodology derived from five Japanese words.  It is designed to reduce waste and optimize productivity through better and more effective organization. The five categories of the 5S are Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso) Standardize (Seiketsu) and Sustain (Shitsuke). In 5S, visual devices such as red tags, floor marking tapes and shelf labels are used to ensure everything has a place, and that everything remains in its place. This not only keeps everything clean and organized, but also helps you to see what you have, what you need and what is getting low, ultimately, helping you to save time and money.

With some help from our friends at Brady, we will detail each of these 5S pillars, explain the process and how these guidelines for a visual workplace can benefit your company.

Step One: SORT

The first step is as simple as going through what you have and determining what you want and need to keep, and what you can get rid of. This includes sorting through all tools and materials, only keeping the essentials. Anything that doesn’t make the cut, discard! This will keep your workplace clutter and hazard free.

Step Two: SET IN ORDER

Did you know that 75% of knowledge is gained through visuals? The second step in 5S is to look for ways to reduce any sources of waste and errors in your facility, and in the process, make it more visually instructive. By adding visuals to the workplace, employees have the information they need to effectively do their jobs, cut down on wasted time and be more effective.

Areas of focus include:

  • Organizing equipment
  • Establishing safety measures
  • Creating procedures
  • Establishing product quality standards
  • Creating effective inventory and material handling

Step Three: SHINE

Step three simply put means CLEAN. By eliminating dust, dirt and sources of contamination/debris and inspecting your equipment in the process, you can improve the safety and productivity of your facility. Once you get your workplace clean, create a plan or process to ensure you can maintain its appearance and use preventative measures to keep it that way.

Step Four: STANDARDIZE

Next, you need to expand your efforts and create best practices to make the improved workplace a standard. To do this, it’s important to have clear and consistent visual controls, roles and responsibilities. This includes job scheduling boards, employee schedules and check sheets, supply checkout boards, safe state visuals and Lead Daily Management (LDM) boards.

Step Five: SUSTAIN

This step is all about ensuring that employees understand that workplace organization is a top priority. It is a goal to continually improve the workplace.

PLUS

Safety is built into the 5S structure by identifying potential hazards, risks and creating preventive safety processes to keep your workplace operating at 100% and helping to keep your team safe.

Through our French Gerleman Stock Optimization Program, we can help you to implement the 5S structure and get your facility to optimum productivity. We have many products and solutions, such as our Job Site Storage Mobile Carts, that can help get you and your employees stay organized. You can also learn more about how Brady utilizes 5S with their products HERE.

If you’re interested in learning more about 5S or how to increase your company’s productivity, give your French Gerleman Account Manager a call today!

Source – https://www.bradyid.com/en-us/standards-and-compliance/lean-visual-workplace/5s


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French Gerleman Springfield Branch Open House

We’re excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Southwest Missouri Branch of French Gerleman, located in Springfield, MO! Our Springfield branch is our sixth location, catering to the Southwest Missouri (Springfield, Joplin, Branson and more). To celebrate, we are hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 10, to celebrate our grand opening!

This facility provides a great location to serve our existing business along the I-44 corridor. Our goal is to better support our existing customers while cultivating a healthy relationship with new ones throughout the Southwest Missouri area.

Our Springfield branch offers products and services ranging from Datacom, Safety, Electrical Supply, Power Transmission and features Siemens Automation Products. We are the exclusive distributor of Siemens Automation in Western Missouri and Kansas. It includes office, warehouse and training space, as well as a large in-house sales counter that is open to the public.

French Gerleman Springfield Open House
Wednesday, May 10
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for lunch from The Wheelhouse Street Fare, check out our new facility and meet our local team. 

Help us celebrate the opening of our new branch at our open house! We look forward to meeting our new Southwest Missouri friends.


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French Gerleman Once Again Named a Top 150 Privately Held Company

We feel blessed to again be honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Top 150 Privately Held Company, ranked #127!


Our CEO, Bill French, was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal on the company’s growth, increase in sales and overall success of the company. French Gerleman finished 2016 with $137 million in revenue, including a 72% increase in our solar energy segment. We are committed to new investment in our datacom segment and will be hiring two new employees for sales roles. Operations efficiencies and accuracies within the company continue to improve for an eighth consecutive year, which is an area of pride.

With 248 total French Gerleman employees, including 187 based in St. Louis, we continue to grow and expand with the opening of our sixth branch in Springfield, MO.

To see the full article and entire list of Top 150 Privately Held Companies, you can read the St. Louis Business Journal article HERE.


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Product Spotlight: SolaHD SDU AC-A Series, DIN Rail UPS

Spring is the season of renewal, change and fresh starts. SolaHD is doing just that with the launch of their new SolaHD SDU AC-A Series, DIN Rail UPS. This new series combines an industry leading compact design with enhanced communication, a wide operational temperature range and unique installation options. Let’s dive in to more details about the latest innovation from SolaHD!

The SDU AC-A Series is a cost-effective solution providing ride-through during brief power outages and allows for safe equipment shutdown. This prevents data loss, work interruptions and equipment damage during longer outages, which can save you significant time and money in the long run. Each unit includes easy to wire screw terminations for devices that need battery back-up, such as microprocessor-based or computer based control systems.

The communication port is an exciting feature of the SDU AC- A Series. The port is designed for networked Industrial Ethernet protocols (IoT) or discrete (passive-dry contact relay) I/O applications. It also features an optional communication card that provides flexibility required while saving valuable DIN rail space.

So how can the SDU AC-A Series be used? It’s ideal for a variety of applications and industries, especially those that rely heavily upon robotics, factory automation, PLCs, CNC machinery, conveying equipment and throughout Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments.

Product Features:

  • Lightweight and compact industrial design
  • Communications port for optional Industrial Ethernet protocols or discrete communication card
  • Wide operation temperature range (OC to 50C)
  • Cold start capability
  • Software and cable included for easy installation
  • Simulated sinewave output
  • USB communication port
  • Remote turn-on and shutdown capabilities
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Panel/wall mount brackets

To see the full list of applications, certifications and compliances, you can download the SolaHD Product Guide HERE.

Are you ready to give the SolaHD AC-A Series, DIN Rail UPS a try? Give your French Gerleman Account Manager a call today, and get ready to experience the industry leading design and advanced technology.


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Vendor Managed Inventory Programs Offered by French Gerleman

When it comes to inventory, there is a fine line between being adequately stocked, but not overstocked or running out of products. To reduce business costs and overflow of products, it’s important to properly manage your inventory to save time and money. That’s where Stock Optimization Programs (SOP) and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) can help! We can keep your bins stocked, which will reduce costs and facilitate process efficiencies, thereby managing working capital and creating a streamlined plan for success.

We’ve discussed our French Gerleman SOP program in a past post, so you know the benefits to these programs. How do you get started and what does it entail? Watch the video below in which Sean Nolan, VP of Market Development, and Chris Fine, Director of Marketing, discuss the process and what you need to know.

What’s involved in setting up a VMI program?
The setup process might sound complicated, but it’s pretty straightforward. The most important thing is data cleaning. This involves us taking a look at the current information customers have on hand. This might be looking at reporting or speaking with them about what kinds of things they are currently keeping in stock. The thing we hear a lot is that our customers don’t have their arms around this information, and that’s okay! That’s where we come in and can help to create a plan.

How does a customer get started in setting up a program like this?
The first step would be to call your French Gerleman Account Manager to let them know you’re interested. From there, we will bring in a team of folks that will help you work through:

  • What do you currently have in stock today?
  • What do you NEED to have in stock today?
  • What’s moves quickly, what is slow moving and what is critical.
  • What items are dead, what items do you not really need?

We will work with our customers to make sure that we have the right level of inventory on hand, what items we need to have backed up at French Gerleman, and what items we can eliminate altogether. This is something we will discuss together, so don’t feel overwhelmed!

Once we get that completed and items determined, we have created a stock level optimization plan that we have and can use/implement moving forward. This of course can change as business progresses, so it is in no way set in stone, but the plan is put together and we will work that plan together as we move forward.

We focus on many categories with our SOP program, including:

  • Electrical
  • Safety
  • Automation
  • Fastener
  • Power transmission
  • Lube and spray
  • Datacom

If you’re interested in setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory program, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager today! We look forward to working with you to create a plan to keep your company organized, save you time and money and of course, keep your inventory organized!


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Product Spotlight: Mersen Surge Protection

Did you know that power related fluctuations cost US companies more than $80 billion a year? Down machines cost you money, time and resources. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to fix or repair your expensive machinery, for a minimal investment, you can protect your sensitive equipment, or your entire facility, from electrical surges.

Most surge spikes occur from within a customer’s own facility. Nearly 80% of all surge problems are directly attributed to power disturbances from a facility’s own equipment. So who is at risk for a surge spike? If you have a facility with motors that are stopping and starting, load panels being turned on and off on a regular basis and other potential power disturbances, then you are at risk for damage.

What types of damage can a surge cause to a facility? Can it really be that bad? The short answer is YES and can be described by the 3-Ds.

  • Disruptive: A surge enters an electronic component, which then in turn, interprets the valid logic command. The result is a system lock-up, machine malfunction, leading to faulty output or corrupted files.
  • Dissipative: This is a repetitive pulsing of short duration energy, which results in long-term machine or system degradation, leading to system replacement sooner.
  • Destructive: This is caused by a high-level energy surge that immediately results in equipment failure, or complete destruction.

Protecting your equipment, and facility, is more important now than ever. At French Gerleman, we carry the Mersen Series SPD units: STXH, STXR, STXP and STXT. Here’s a description of each and how they can help you.

STXH Series:

The Surge-Trap Type 1 STXH is the most compact of the STX series, and meets all requirements for UL1449 Fourth Edition. It is suitable for any 120/240VAC split phase application, and features TPMOV® technology inside, meaning it is the safest product available in its category. Due to the small size, the performance and reliability, the STXH is ideal for HVAC applications and direct mounting to air condition disconnect switches.

Product features and benefits:

  • Designed with the industry leading Mersen TPMOV® technology
  • Compact footprint designed to mate with AC Disconnect Switches
  • LED status indicator
  • NEMA 4X enclosure for indoor and outdoor use
  • Fits 1/2″ knockouts with 18″ leads
  • For use in ANSI/UL Type 1 or 2 SPD installations
  • Features 3 modes of protection (L-N, L-L)
  • 3-year warranty

STXP Series:

The STXP Series offers advanced performance and features over the STXR series, including higher surge capacity and phase LED status indicators. It meets the UL1449 Fourth Edition Requirements and was designed for additional mounting flexibility, including mounting feet and flush-mount capability. Like the others in this line, the STXP features TPMOV® technology inside, making it the safest product available. This product is the perfect fit from service entrance all the way down to an important machine specific control panel.

Product features and benefits:

  • Designed with the industry leading Mersen TPMOV® technology
  • Features enhanced 100kA surge capacity for longer life and higher single impulse withstand
  • Pre-wired with 3′ leads for easy installation
  • Up to 10 modes of protection (L-N, L-L, L-G, N-G)
  • Features a 10-year warranty

STXR Series:

The STXR is the most popular model in the STX range, meeting requirements for UL1449 Fourth Edition. It is ideal for the replacement of obsolete surge arrestors. With a small, compact design and line or load installation flexibility, the STXR series is the perfect fit for branch panels or individual equipment protection.

Product features and benefits:

  • Designed with the industry leading Mersen TPMOV® technology
  • LED status indicator (ON=good, OFF=replace)
  • NEMA 4X enclosure for indoor or outdoor use
  • Fits 3/4″ knockouts with 3′ leads for easy installation
  • Features an optional mounting bracket for surface mount applications
  • Optional audible alarm and remote dry contacts
  • For use in 10 modes of protection (L-N, L-L, L-G optional, N-G optional)
  • Features a 5-year warranty

STXT Series:

The STXT Series is the most advanced of the STX series. It comes standard with EMI/RFI Filtering and surge capacities up to 200kA. It features TPMOV®, with line or load side installation flexibility, making it a great fit for a service entrance, each distribution or for the branch panel.

Product features and benefits:

  • Designed with the industry leading Mersen TPMOV® technology
  • Premium 200kA surge capacity for longer life and higher single impulse withstand
  • Includes EMI/RFI filter for cleaner attenuation
  • Features a mounting hub and mounting feet for installation flexibility
  • Optional audible alarm and remote dry contacts
  • Up to 10 modes of protection (L-N, L-L, L-G, N-G)
  • Features a 10-year warranty

Save time and money and stay protected from unwanted surge spikes and equipment failures with the STX Series from Mersen. Interested in learning more about how they can protect your facility? Contact your French Gerleman Account Manager today!


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French Gerleman Bracketology Battle 2017: Test Your Skills!

Our Bracketology Battle is back! The big tournament is right around the corner and we are getting geared up for another great year of our Bracketology Battle. Do you have what it takes? Test your skills for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Sign up is simple, just visit our Bracketology Battle registration page and fill out the form. You will be asked to create an account.  If you participated in previous years, you will still need to create a new account as registrations do not roll over.

Once the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee reveals the 68 teams who have made the 2017 tournament on Sunday, March 12, you’ll be able to log back in to pick your bracket.  Throughout the tournament, you can use your account to check your scores and rankings.

Participants get to select a French Gerleman Bracketology Battle bracket consisting on all NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games AND a total score for the championship game. You will then receive points for each game in which you select the winning team. Your final score for the tournament will be the total of all your points. If a tie-breaker is needed, we will use the total score for the championship game.

Ultimately, your goal is to earn as many points as you can over the course of the tournament. You can submit or change your picks up until the tip-off of the first game of the tournament (excluding the play-in games), which is scheduled for Thursday, March 16.

The brackets with the five highest scores at the end of the tournament will be awarded prizes:

  • Best Overall Bracket: 60 Inch LG 4K Ultra 2160p Smart TV
  • Second Best Overall Bracket: Playstation 4 Bundle (console, extra controller, NBA 17 and $50 Playstation Store gift card)
  • Third Best Overall Bracket: Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touch Screen Laptop
  • Fourth Best Overall Bracket: Fitbit Blaze with extra band
  • Fifth Best Overall Bracket: Apple TV (64GB)

Random Prizes
Didn’t do as well as you hoped on your picks? Don’t sweat it. We’re giving away Amazon Echo’s to five randomly selected participants drawn at the conclusion of the tournament.

For a full list of rules and to register, click HERE.

Best of luck and enjoy the battle!


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LED Lighting Retrofit: Your Path to Savings

Is your company spending more on lighting than it needs to—both in terms of energy and maintenance?  If so, it’s time to consider retrofitting your lighting to LED and put more of your profits back where they belong—in your business.

Retrofitting is a popular topic, particularly among our commercial and industrial end user customers. Converting existing fixtures to LED, either through the swapping of lamps or a fixture retrofit, is a way to transition to LED technology without the full financial investment of purchasing and installing new fixtures.

The demand is strong, and there are many manufacturers offering a cost-effective retrofit solution for just about any existing fixture.  Here are some options to consider:

Step into LED with a lamp retrofit.

The most economical move into LED technology is to swap your current lamps from conventional light sources to LED.  LED lamps can improve ambiance, energy efficiency and reduce maintenance.

  • Philips InstantFit is a truly compatible plug and play LED tube lamp that performs as expected, so you don’t have to go back and waste time and money redoing a job, and can instead focus on growing your business. Available in a variety of sizes and wattages, popular types include T8, 4-Pin Long Compact, U-Bent T8, and 4-Pin Plug-in.
  • Transform your environment while reducing lighting-related energy costs with Philips “Screw-in” LED lamps. The line includes popular A-type, candle, globe, MR16 and PAR lamps – all with smooth dimming technology.

Get rid of your florescent strip fixtures.

Linear fluorescent technology represents an estimated 80% of the installed equipment and 72% of total annual energy consumption for commercial lighting making it the perfect candidate to upgrade to LED with a retrofit. Universal Lighting Technologies’ EVERLINE® LED Retrofit Kit simplifies the transition from fluorescent to LED.  The EVERLINE® Retrofit Kit converts 2’, 4’ or 8’ fixtures to LED lighting.  The kits include everything needed for simple installation and are available in 2,300 lumens to 6,000 lumens with an 82 CRI and CCTs of 3500K, 4000K and 5000K.

Troffer Retrofit Kits

Are you looking for an affordable way to use LED lighting to cut back on energy costs, but don’t have a huge budget? Upgrading your traditional fluorescent in-grid ceiling troffers may be easier than you think.

    • The Universal Lighting Technologies LED General Purpose Fixture is a recessed prismatic LED Luminaire. Designed for replacement of fluorescent troffer and parabolic style luminaires. The GPA Series is installer friendly and comes in standard sizes for grid lay-in applications. Designed as an economical option for lighting indoor spaces with T-Grid ceilings, its high efficacy and excellent uniformity make it a great choice for most office and classroom environments.
    • Lithonia Lighting’s BLT Relight Series provides quick, easy installation into most
      existing luminaires. It provides look, feel and performance of a full fixture replacement at a fraction of the cost – reducing installation cost and materials. The BLTR series also provides control options to further enhance your space.

Got illuminated signs? Upgrade their lighting.

Now signs can be seamlessly converted from existing fluorescent to LED technology. Universal Lighting Technologies’ EVERLINE® LED Sign Tubes are an LED outdoor replacement solution for T12HO or T8HO lit signs. Designed for fast and easy installation, the Sign Tube uses the existing RDC sockets with minimal modification. It features 90° adjustable RDC style endcaps for correct lamp orientation in vertical or horizontal installations, regardless of how the socket was originally installed.

Think “outside” for even more retrofit opportunities.

Retrofits aren’t just for indoor applications. The Lithonia Lighting KADRD-LED retrofits any existing 100 – 400W metal halide or high pressure sodium KAD into a high-performance LED luminaire, while realizing typical energy savings up to 70% with expected service life up to 100,000 hours. The KADRD-LED retrofit door simply replaces the existing KAD door containing the glass lens and installs in minutes.  Part of the Contour® Series luminaires, the KADRD offers traditional square dayforms with softened edges for a versatile look that complements many applications.

Hazardous locations deserve LEDs, too.

It’s important for hazardous (classified) work sites to be equipped with proper lighting for their classification. Ratings are used by engineers and architects to determine where specific fixtures should be used under the specific conditions. Currently, there are a handful of classifications for explosion-proof LED lighting.

Dialight offers fixtures for installation and use in hazardous (classified) locations including: Class I, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups A, B, C, and D; Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, and G; Class II, Division 2, Groups F and G; and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.  Their Vigilant Industrial Solutions and SafeSite Hazardous Area Solutions offer a variety of LED retrofit and replacement products for classified spaces.

Start on your path to savings today! With LEDs you use up to 90% less energy than traditional sources and the longer lifespan reduces maintenance needs – saving you both time and money.  In addition, you may be able to take advantage of utility incentives available in most areas by retrofitting your facility’s lighting with LED.

Along with our manufacturer partners, French Gerleman can help you improve your facility with solutions to improve lighting efficiency and save on annual utility expenses.  Our lighting team is well versed in LED lighting products for use in commercial and industrial facilities.

To learn more about these products to for help with your next lighting project, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager.  Our lighting team can help you identify any applicable utility incentives in your area and help with LED solutions to meet your project’s specifications.