LED Retrofit Kits

LED Light Bars shine for 2015 as Best New Lighting Product by M Lite Solution

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Mini LED Light Bar install at Subway Restaurant in Westmont, IL
Mini LED Light Bar install at Subway Restaurant in Westmont, IL

When we designed our UL and DLC listed LED Light Bar and Mini Light Bar retrofit kits, we built them to last long, provide energy savings, while being easy to install. These are a Win-Win for building owners, electrical contractors, and our environment.

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Below is a step by step install guide for a better understanding of how easy they are to install. Click the link below to view our PDF attachment for easy install and our product overview flyer.

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For more information visit online at M-Lites.com

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Building retrofits could mitigate more than 600 million metric tons of CO2 per year

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 : A call to action on #Twitter and from actors and environmentalist like #

141,540 PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS HAVE CALLED FOR CLIMATE ACTION

#PresidentObama and the #EPA have announced carbon pollution standards for all existing power plants in America.

Will you join others around the country in saying you believe we must protect our children and future generations from climate change?

Submit a public comment to the EPA in support of strong carbon pollution standards. Click Here

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Reduce 40% of global carbon emissions: From the Rockefeller Foundation Report

Upgrading and replacing energy-consuming equipment in buildings offers an important capital investment opportunity, with
the potential for significant economic, climate, and employment impacts. In the United States alone, more than $279 billion
could be invested across the residential, commercial, and institutional market segments. This investment could yield more
than $1 trillion of energy savings over 10 years, equivalent to savings of approximately 30% of the annual electricity spend
in the United States. If all of these retrofits were undertaken, more than 3.3 million cumulative job years of employment
could be created. These jobs would include a range of skill qualifications, and would be geographically diverse across the
United States. Additionally, if all of these retrofits were successfully undertaken, it would reduce U.S. emissions by nearly
10%. The potential employment and climate benefits presented by energy efficiency retrofits have led the Rockefeller
Foundation to explore a program initiative in this area, and to partner with Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors to
produce this research report as a publicly-available resource for all interested stakeholders.

For some time, advocates of clean technology have emphasized the market potential and rapid payback of energy
efficiency upgrades and retrofits in buildings.

Buildings consume approximately 40% of the world’s primary energy and are responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions.  Mature and proven technologies, designed and manufactured by established multi-national firms, can save energy and yield significant returns when replacing older, less efficient systems.

However, the apparently simple act of upgrading and replacing equipment in buildings – from upgrading lights to replacing
heating and cooling systems, or replacing building controls – has never achieved its full potential. In order to provide a clear
understanding of this opportunity, we use this paper to establish the potential size of the retrofit market in the United States.
We also examine the emergence of new financing models that offer the promise of overcoming historical barriers and
unlocking the true potential of this market.

Case studies and various analyses have shown that the energy savings from retrofit projects can offer the potential for
strong financial returns. However, a status quo bias, asymmetric information and structural barriers in the real estate
industry have traditionally resulted in low levels of demand by home and building owners. Over recent years, a number of
financing models have emerged which offer the potential to scale investment in these markets and overcome both the
supply and demand side barriers. Utilizing the work done by the World Economic Forum as a reference point, we profile
these models, including the Energy Services Agreement (ESAs), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and On-Bill
Finance (OBF), in addition to examining the largest historical provider of energy efficiency upgrades, the Energy Services
Companies (ESCOs). #MLiteSolution

Each of these models merits consideration, and we believe that a robust market will offer multiple options to building
owners seeking third-party investment in building retrofits. The ESA model appears to be especially promising in the near
term, given its potential to scale without policy or regulatory requirements. A number of firms have already demonstrated
early traction utilizing this structure.

While parts of the market are poised to grow independent of government policy, an enabling policy environment could
further accelerate adoption and facilitate greater, or more rapid, scale. Enabling policies go beyond subsidies to include
measures such as building data disclosure requirements.

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Buildings consume approximately half (49%) of all energy used in the United States and three quarters of all electricity,
according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Building energy retrofits, or the application of energy efficient
or clean generation measures to existing building stock, represent a significant opportunity to save money, reduce climate
impacts and generate or maintain jobs. However, the U.S. building stock is heterogeneous and the building retrofit market is
actually comprised of a number of underlying market segments and sub-segments. The three main categories of segments
include residential, commercial and institutional, as depicted above. The finance models and other market development
strategies needed to realize energy efficiency measures at scale will vary by market segment, although a number of models
and strategies can be applied in one or more segment. Due to the limitations of publicly available data at the segment level,
this Market Scan does not include any information and analysis about the 21 segments within the Industrial category (not
shown).
1 This economic impact is a directional estimate, which converts the volumetric energy savings to dollar savings using sector specific energy prices from the U.S. EIA, as well as EIA estimates for sector specific electricity price escalation. It does not incorporate the feedback loop of reduced demand via energy savings affecting prices.
2 Source: http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html


 

 Saving energy Starts with You and M-Lites.com is ready to help you

M-Lite Solution manufactures high end #LEDLighting products that are the most cost effective LED lighting technology in the marketplace for schools, nursing homes, government buildings, and other commercial properties. We specialize in LED Retrofit kits that will significantly lower your energy consumption, provide years of maintenance free lighting , are UL approved, and easy to install. 

Click here to view a few cost saving projects by #MLiteSolution

 

What sets your product apart from all those currently in the marketplace

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A Question to us in a Linkedin Group for Inventors:

From Mike P.

CEO/Prof/Mech/Engineer/Physicist/Inventor/Entrepreneur

What sets your product apart from all those currently in the marketplace and how does it compete with those from China/Taiwan/Japan/Korea etc which are first class with high outputs across all frequencies and low price.

The Answer:

Me and CBDavid Rozek

Patent Designer / Inventor at M-Lite Solution LLC

Hello Mike,

Our products are a little different. Our Ultra Slim Led Light Bar, is built based on our patented design. They run cooler, brighter, and use a fraction of the energy our competition uses. Most retrofit kits from the Asian market are not UL approved, or DLC listed, because they do not qualify or prefer to sell products cheap.

Also, most of those countries products are not heat sink well and choose not to build commercial lighting products with the proper type of drivers based on cost of goods.

I am also very fortunate to have partners that are Engineers in multiple fields. One of my partners has been the professor to the Best Engineering minds in China for years, and was appointed by the Premier of China to do so.

When it comes to price we are very competitive and our demand is more than our on-hand supply. When we raise our production level this fall, our price point will drop even more. This will widen our advantage in the LED Retrofit Market for commercial end users.

We have strategically prepared for this market, and we also warranty our products in the USA. Many Asian made products take too long in the warranty process for end users to maintain good relationships with the supplier chains and they also are not cost effective for warranty claim processing by consumers because of the cost to ship products to Asian for repair or replacement.

In addition, we respect all manufacturers of solid state lighting, but we know it is a growing market that we can grow with them based on the demand of the market.


Additional information about our LED Retrofit Products:

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Our LED 2 Light Bar Systems provide 3400 Lumens, while only consuming 34 Watts, and have become a first rate option for many Electrical Contractors in the Midwest. Our 3 LED Light Bar provides 5100 Lumens, and consumes only 50 Watts.

The Ultra Slim LED light bars are easy to install, maintenance free during the duration of warranty, and the most cost effective LED lighting retrofit solution for recessed luminaire’s. USA designed and assembled locally in Wauconda, IL. by Dr. Hasan (former Chief of Technology from Tellabs), and his staff.

Dr. Hasan and Manny Lin assembling our Led Light Bars
Dr. Hasan and Manny Lin assembling our Led Light Bars

The Led Light Bars also come in a 2×2 retrofit kit, a single LED Light Bar unit, an 8 ft troffer retrofit kit solution, and we can custom build them to your specifications.

OK,  enough about our LED Light Bar retrofit solution. Stop by often to here about LED Lighting Retrofit News from M-Lites.com

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What matters is how you see yourself

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M-Lite Solutions: The little engine that could

funny-cat-picture-cute-kitty-pic-kitten-looking-in-mirror-seeing-a-lionEveryone that has tried our LED Lighting Retrofit Solutions knows that M-Lite Solutions is the NEXT BIG THING. Through hard work and determination, we are getting back what we put into it – SUCCESS.

Just ask Dr. Hasan, our technology officer and Chairman of Bridge Water Energy Systems. His intelligence is matched by a few, and has guided companies like Tellabs to the top, which is the same thing he will do here with M-Lites. Dr. Hasan is already providing the world with new ways to power Electric cars, Solar panels, Cell phones, etc.

Ask Manny Lin, inventor of the Swiffer Mop, Once appoint by the Premier of China to teach their TOP Scholars, and manufacturer of the Hanukkah Tree Topper! As Seen on ABS’s Shark Tank! Manny will tell you that M-Lites is a lottery ticket for every commercial building owner. M-Lites products provide proven lighting technology, which puts us at the forefront of LED Lighting Retrofit Solutions. We provide end users with 60 to 80 percent energy savings.

Dave Rozek; Lighting Inventor says that M Lite Solution has put their veteran know how into designing the world an LED product that will provide maintenance free light for many years to come. Making our products long lasting, and easy to install is a huge key to our success. See how easy our recessed luminaire lighting retrofit kit is to install  – Click Here.

So while some may see M-Lites as a small little cute pussy cat – look in our mirror, and you will see that our inner Lion has arrived.

LETS ROAR!

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M-Lite LED Panel and Troffer Solution

 

 

 

 

 

LED Terminology – Kelvin, CRI, and Luminous Flux

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LED Lighting Terminology 
Color Temperature and Color Rendering (Kelvin and CRI): There are two standard measurements for the color characteristics of light: “color rendering index” (CRI), a term used to describe the extent to which an artificial light source is able to render the true color of objects as seen by natural outdoor sunlight which has a CRI of 100, and “color temperature”, which expresses the color appearance of the light itself.

Color Rendering Index (CRI): Incandescent is used as the base reference of 100 CRI. Compact fluorescent lamps are graded at 82-86 CRI, which is considered high quality color rendering. CRI is a more important consideration for retail lighting design than it is for office lighting.  Any CRI rating of 80 or above is considered high and indicates that the source has good color properties. Incandescent lamps and daylight have a CRI of 100, the highest possible CRI. The higher the CRI of the light source, the “truer” it renders color. At M-Lite we strive to manufacture our LED lighting at 80 CRI or better.

Color Temperature (Kelvin): Refers to the way color groups are perceived – the psychological impact of lighting. Color temperature is how cool or warm the light source appears. The color temperature of a light source is a numerical measurement of its color appearance. This temperature is based on the principle that any object will emit light if it is heated to a high enough temperature and that the color of that light will shift in a predictable manner as the temperature is increased. This system is based on the color changes of a black metal as it is heated from a cold black to a white hot state. As the temperature increases, the color would shift gradually from red to orange to yellow to white and finally to a blue white. Color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). Colors and light sources from the red/orange/yellow side of the spectrum are described as warm (incandescents) and those toward the blue end are referred to as cool (natural daylight).  The sun, for example, rises at approximately 1800 Kelvin and changes from red to orange to yellow and to white as it rises to over 5000 Kelvin at high noon. It then goes back down the scale as it sets.

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Luminous Flux – the flow of light measured in lumens. With light bulbs, it provides an estimate of the apparent amount of light the bulb will produce. Depending on the application, much of an incandescent’s light is wasted because it’s emitted in every direction. LEDs on the other hand, put out directional light, sending all of the light exactly where it’s needed. This is why an LED producing 500 lumens might be equivalent to an incandescent producing 900 lumens.

Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. The more lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light.

Lumens produced is just one factor of the performance of a light, and sometimes it is misleading. To understand how to fully evaluate the LED product, we need to look the overall system efficiency, optical control, thermal management of the LEDs.

Another factor that can also be very misleading is the life of an LED lights, the life time is defined by how long will the light last before the fixture reaches 20 percent lumen depreciation.

For example, most of the time an LED Light has a life time of 50,000 hours, it does not mean that after 50,000 hours, the LED lighting product will not work at all. It will still be working, but the Lumens it emitts is factored at 20% less than when it was first used.

For more LED Lighting Facts, visit our website at http://www.m-lites.com

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LED Lighting Retrofit install Video

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Through proven leadership, M-Lite remains in the forefront of the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of LED lighting technology.

  • Unique in design with maximum capacity of lightning

  • Significantly less energy consumption than fluorescent lamps

  • Most cost effective LED technology in the marketplace

  • Maintenance free, UL approved, and easy to install

In less than 10 minutes you can reduce your fixtures consumption with our LED lighting technology.  Enjoy better lighting, while saving money with our easy to install retrofit kit from M-Lites.com

 

Chicago Warehouse; LED Lighting Retrofit case study

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Instant energy savings with our LED lighting solutions 

Chicago Building owners are at the forefront of leading the nation with Green Certified Buildings, or LEED Certified buildings. LED lighting upgrades, and retrofits are now playing a big part in that success story, and is one of the easiest upgrades for building owners to improve on to become Green Building Certified. LED lighting upgrades also assists with building owners becoming more compliant as new legislation is introduced over the next year by local, state, and federal agencies.  At M-Lite Solution we enjoy providing the latest LED technology to help building owners become more energy efficient.

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By improving the standards of LED lighting with M-Lite’s patented designs, we provide this Chicago Warehouse with brighter lighting, we create a cooler work atmosphere for their employees, and provide a maintenance free  product for years to come that uses a fraction of the watts compared to less efficient florescent fixtures, and we do it without the mercury, neon, or UV Rays. Environmental sustainability starts with us making a change to better lighting, and M-Lite Solution is a premier provider of LED Technology World Wide.

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M-Lite will not only save you a significant amount on your energy consumption, but we will also provide you with superior illumination. M-Lite’s patented LED design will produce a brighter light, and a more Human Centric Blue Light (when 4000 to 5000 kelvin color is selected) that stimulates the mind to become more tasked focused, so that your staff can work at a higher level visual acuity, and out preform others that are working in dull yellow light designed in the 1950’s.  

Cost of Waiting

To justify our Chicago Warehouse clients LED retrofit investment, we measure their return, and provide them with peace of mind, by offering a comprehensive Client Impact Analysis that measures, and quantifies the end results of our Energy Efficient LED Lighting upgrade based upon pre-process measurements, and information provided by the end users staff.

The overall goal is the complete success of our Chicago Warehouse’s LED Lighting upgrade. To that end, we have outlined an anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) in our analysis. This analysis provides a baseline of expectations and the framework for our clients decision-making process prior to beginning their LED retrofit. The “Cost of Waiting” graph aides in the decision making process, which normally factors energy, HVAC, and maintenance savings unless otherwise stated.

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Energy Reduction and “The LED Retrofit Pay Back”

From the charts below, you can see our Chicago Warehouse has an energy cost savings of 73%. Of course the real real reason many of us look at these reports is to see what the pay back period is. Our Chicago Warehouse operates 90% of its fixtures 24/7, which isn’t common for most commercial buildings, or warehouses. The pay back on our Chicago Warehouse is less than 10 months, and it is of  little wonder why informed building owners are making the switch to LED technology in cities like Chicago all over the world.

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The Environmental Impact

Because incandescent, florescent, and metal halides consume more energy, they are responsible for a greater amount of pollution associated with electricity generation, including the release of trace amounts of neon, mercury, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the surrounding environment while you work under them. Do you really want children, or you peers exposed to these toxic outdated lighting  products? Refer to the chart below for how much of an impact one Chicago Warehouse can make.

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Our Motto: “The Earth is green, and it is everyone’s responsibility to watch over it.”

At M-Lite Solution we are passionate about assisting building owners like our Chicago Warehouse reduce greenhouse gases. Our patented LED lighting technology is among the most energy efficient lighting solutions offered on the market. M-Lite does this by keeping things simple, we provide brighter light that last, and uses less energy, but don’t take our word for it, see our client testimonials online at www.M-Lites.com.

If you are a building owner, maintenance worker, a student, or just someone that wants to become an energy champion,  and wants to save on energy, contact us at (630)290-1319.

Together we can make the world green, one fixture at a time.

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