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Get Smart about Warehouse and Business Lighting

If you run a forward-thinking business in today’s market, you probably do your best to recycle. You ensure your products are as consumer-friendly as possible and follow safety standards to the letter as customer and client trust is extremely important. You’ve gone through some genius ways to lower your emissions footprint and are always seeking to improve how you can be more environmentally friendly while being the efficient, reliable business your customers have come to love.

WareLight Industrial Lighting Fixtures

But have you taken a moment to look up lately? At your lighting?

The newest wave in smart technology isn’t just in watches, phones, or for the home. Smart tech has slowly been improving as well as integrating with the world of warehouse, industrial, retail and factory lighting as well.  In fact, Warehouse Lighting, one of the leading online sources for today’s business lighting solutions, has many solid options for the forward-thinking business that wants to save the planet and a little money, too.

If you’ve not taken a look at some of the reasons why smart lighting is benefiting businesses all over the world, here are just a few reasons to consider it:

  • Measurable energy savings and return on investment. Changing your lighting to state of the art intelligent LED as well as using smart tech lighting solutions that allow you to control your lighting from a control hub like Amazon Alexa, for example, to control when the lights are used or even a motion detector could drive your energy savings up to 90%.  Over time, the return on your investment on smart lighting can more than justify the switch from traditional lighting.
  • Smart lighting means you could control every light from the palm of your hand or a central location. Instead of running around and trying to find all the light switches before closing hours, for example, a simple swipe of your palm or a spoken command could be all that’s needed to shut lights down. You could also adjust your entire building’s lighting system from a laptop, such as dimming lights depending on the time of day, outside light source, room occupancy, and traffic patterns.
  • Easy sustainability with smart lights. Intelligent lighting systems can be customized to your specific needs, with the ability to have both dynamic and remote light management to help further your company’s sustainability goals in a simpler manner. A growing number of states’, such as California, building efficiency standards are now required by law and smart lighting can help you meet them.

If you’ve not given thought to smart lighting, but think of your business or company as forward-thinking, it may be time to take a look at your options out there.

Keepsake from CIW inmates

I saw this crochet throw pillow case inside the cabinet buried in the pile of untidy throw pillowcases and bed sheets. It brings back memories that made me a little bit sad. It was given to me by one of the women inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women (in Mandaluyong) after a visit and interview with some of them. 

This throw pillow case is one of the many handicrafts being created by the inmates to support their personal finances inside the prison. 

On this note, I wish them all well and hopefully they (those I’ve personally talked with) were already released from the institution and living a normal life now.

How To Choose The Right Pond Management Company

Neighborhood ponds have the ability to be more than just a place for runoff stormwater. It can be a great recreational spot for locals or a beautiful place to have picnics and enjoy the view. To have a pond that is enjoyable to hang out around, it takes the help of a reputable pond and aquatic weed management company like the one found at www.lakedoctors.com. If you are tasked with hiring the management company, below are some questions to ask potential companies before making your decision.

Do You Have The Appropriate Licenses?

You should start off by asking for a company’s credentials during an interview. One of the most important licenses a pond management company should have is for the use of aquatic herbicides. This is especially important if your pond has an algae problem. It takes proper training to deal with this problem correctly.

Do You Have References I Can Call?

If possible, try and get references to call. These should be from long-time customers who have plenty of experience dealing with the pond management company in question. Ask about their experience working with the company and if they have always been pleased with the job they do.

What Will The Timeline Be Like?

It is not possible for a pond management company to create you a full plan before they draw up a thorough report. Once they do an inspection of your pond, they should be able to give you a timeframe to get your pond looking its best. Their plan should also come with plans on how they will continue monitoring and managing the pond, including how frequently they will update you on the progress and status of the management solutions.

A professional and reputable pond management company will work hard to keep you informed of anything happening in the industry. This may include breakthroughs in technology, new laws for stormwater management and other pertinent news that affects how your pond is maintained. Using these questions can help you find a company that is going to deliver the best pond management solutions for your community pond’s health.