LED Lighting Systems

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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3 LED Light Bars

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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Pot LED Grow Lights, M-Lite LED Grow Lights

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M-Lite Lumini Grow Light
M-Lite Lumini Grow Light
M-Lites LED lighting technology is the future of the grow light industry and as with our emerging technology we are constantly raising the bar for more efficient LED lighting for our client’s needs. Our LED grow lights are manufactured with proven LED lighting technology. M-Lites electrical design produces only the best and brightest LED grow lights to provide you with maximum results at affordable pricing.
M-Lite Lumini light is the most cost effective way for growers to boost healthy crop yields. Supplying the compatible light spectrum which is absorbed by the plant. This cuts down the plant growth period. Our grow lights are programmed for the spectrum sprouts and flowers, providing an excellent growth cycle.
Intelligent Control
M-Lite Controller
M-Lite Controller

At M-Lite use the newest technology, DMX and PMW control way. There are four individually adjustable channels including; Automatic, Veg, Flower,and UVB channels. The unit provides a dimmer and timer, with 2.4 GHz wireless intelligent control with multiple join technology. Steady and smart voltage auto-switching regulating power supply, adjusts to the appropriate voltage for international use.

Intensity
We use actual 3 watt to 5 watt high power and name brand chips, and our high intensity LEDs are combined with the use of 90 degree high light transmission lens. This provides amazing results. 9500-10000LM, which is more power than other grow lighting, and the brightness is equal to a 1000 HID covering 25sq feet by 13×16 feet for high-light requiring plants.
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M-Lite Lumini supplies the four channels with 100% usable spectrum for your plants. with 100% usable spectrum for your plants.
Each channel has separate dimming and timing. The supplied Veg/Flower effect is great for plant growing.
There is 100% usable light spectrum for plants. HID and HPS produce excess heat that creates evaporation and burns plants.
Main specification
  • Actual power draw 350 watts
  • 1.7 amps @ 220V;3.4amps @ 110V
  • Power Factor(PF): > 0.96 Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • AC Cable Length: 4ft
  • Universal Input Range:100 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz
  • UL, CE, & ROHS
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M-Lites LED Grow Lights emit the exact spectrum of light needed for photosynthesis and all phases of plant growth

With M-Lites latest innovative advancements in LED grow lights, we can provide the intensity of an HID lighting fixture without the issues of high heat or electrical cost that comes with traditional high pressure sodium or metal halide lamps.
M-Lites LED grow lights are used for growing plants indoors including hydroponics, horticulture, greenhouse lighting, seeding, seedling, farm, flower exhibition, and garden applications to replace traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) or metal halide (MH) lamps. In hydroponics, LED grow lights are the most recommended type of light source, because it gives out superior contribution to hydroponic plant growth. Our LED grow lights are energy efficient and are maintenance-free during its operation period of the 5 year or 50,000 hour warranty.
Our grow light consumes less power and produces just a fraction of the heat of high intensity discharge lamps. This is why more and more growers prefer to use M-Lite grow lights.
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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.

LED LIGHTING COLOR CHART
LED LIGHTING COLOR CHART

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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Office supply company in Elgin converts showroom to LED Lighting

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Rieke Office Interiors : A Green building making the jump to LED

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RIEKE OFFICE INTERIORS

Rieke Office Interiors (ROI) is Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council

LEED®, the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” Green Building Rating System, is the nationally accepted standard for green buildings developed by the USGBC membership. Full details from the US Green Building Council website. Contact an ROI sales representative for more information about breakthroughs in building science, technology and operations that are available to designers, builders and owners who want to build green and maximize both economic and environmental performance.

The Environment- We care!!

ROI recycles all of its paper, cardboard, plastic stretch film, wood scrap, wood dust and metal. Annually, this is the equivalent of 12 semi-trailers that is being kept out of land fills. So making the switch to LED lighting is a welcomed change for ROI.

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To justify our clients investment, we measure the return, and provide our clients with peace of mind, we always provide a comprehensive Client Impact Analysis report that measures, and quantifies the end results of our Energy Efficient LED Lighting upgrade based upon pre-process measurements and information provided by our clients team.
M-Lite Solutions overall goal is the complete success of every LED Lighting upgrade. To that end, we have outlined an anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) in our Analysis. This analysis provides a base line for our clients expectations and the framework for their decision-making.

Cost of Waiting

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Retrofitting 57 fixtures to LED Light bars is not a huge undertaking. Our reward comes in many ways. Reike office interiors saves $2000 a year with our upgrade, and together we reduce green house gases along the way. M-Lites gets to show off our LED products to hundreds of commercial building owners, and help them save too.

Will you take the Challenge?
Will you take the Challenge?

For more information please email us at Sales@M-Lites.com

 

 

 

 

 

The science of sustainability solutions blog post by TheGuardian

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Below is a link to a Great Post on: Too big to save: why commercial buildings resist energy efficiency from the guardian.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/energy-efficient-buildings-savings-challenges-behavior-change-research?commentpage=1

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Below is our comment to the Article:

Creating change in business for commercial buildings like this can be partially done by public awareness, but it will really come down to government agencies establishing more green laws that force building owners into making their buildings more energy efficient.

You see, I am an Inventor, I make my own patented and UL approved LED lighting for schools, and other commercial properties. I have a lot of frustration when I walk into a building with old inefficient lighting that is consuming more energy than needed, and my inventions can reduce their lighting cost by 60 to 80 percent per fixture.

Our LED 1x4 Flat Panels consume from 17 to 40 watts
Our LED 1×4 Flat Panels consume from 17 to 40 watts

It further bothers me when I have over 10 Billion Dollars of performance leasing funds to fund these types of projects. I have recently offered our services to many city, and state government agencies to do free building case studies to show how we can put money back into the our building owners pockets by converting to better lighting.

The biggest objection I hear is that it is fantastic that we will save all this money, but we don’t have the money to pay for it. That is why, I provide performance based leasing options to all types of organizations, whom qualify, and are seeking to reduce their own energy use.

New, more efficient LED Lighting should lower energy bills, and maintenance cost, and with our performance based leasing programs being calculated so that they can be offset by these anticipated savings, the leasing option is designed to pay for itself. Excuse has been removed!

The savings assessment is undertaken by Eco Lighting Designs (ESCO), and your staff while the equipment lease is provided by M-Lite Solutions. So when I hear we don’t have the funds to pay for it, you haven’t tried us yet.

I welcome the challenge to make every building in our country more energy efficient, so if you are your buildings Champion or LEED coordinator contact me at dave.rozek@m-lites.com

 

Our New LED Light Bar System

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Benefits of our LED products:

  • Designed for long product life of driver and LEDs
  • Instant on, and color stability over lifetime of product
  • Significantly reduces maintenance costs
  • Intelligently and aesthetically designed
  • Low energy consumption, 70 to 80 percent power reduction

Features:

Efficency: 90-110 lm/ W
Light output: 2000,4000,5000 lumens
Input power: 20 to 50 watts
CRI: 80+
CCT/ color: 3000, 4000, 5000

Applications: Ideal for indoor commercial lighting installation

  • Ÿ Offices
  • Ÿ Hotels
  • Ÿ Factories
  • Ÿ Schools / Colleges

M-Lites New Led light bar system was primarily designed to be a retrofit option for the outdated florescent commercial fixtures (troffers) commonly found in schools, offices, and factories.

Our MLB series light bar system was designed for easy installation, while providing the highest quality lighting on the market without the high price tag associated with comparable LED retrofit kits.

At M-Lite, our mission is simple. We just take an honest approach to helping others with their lighting needs, and in the process we will reduce the worlds energy consumption one fixture at a time.

Please visit us at our New Website at: www.M-Lites.com