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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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What are the benefits of LED – Light Emitting Diodes?

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LED Lighting Benefits

Old yellow toxic florescent Vs LED Lighting
Old yellow toxic Fluorescent lighting Vs LED Lighting

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are almost unstoppable in terms of lighting efficiency and durability, which make them incredibly resourceful for our sustainable future.  They are stylish and cool in many ways, they have such outstanding performance properties that they offer a whole series of practical benefits, including providing healthier light that even improves our moods and a higher blue light that create more tasked focused students and employees. They are more durable, cost efficient, and are environmentally friendly. LED lighting is truly a creative technology, which rightly deserves the title of “Most Innovative Product” in our ERA.

For all purpose lighting illumination, Our M-Lite Solution LED lighting products provide outstanding light, which are already being used commercial, and residential lighting applications. As far as atmospheric lighting is concerned, the multi-colored changing LED lights give inventors like David Rozek enormous creative freedom for outdoor, and indoor LED lighting. These innovative LED lights range from special lamps for military applications, the entertainment industry, and film industry, which inventor David Rozek, and staff are currently building for the next generation of LED lighting.

1. Low Energy Consumption: LED lighting has significantly reduced energy consumption without sacrificing functional efficiency and visual performance. An incandescent bulb is only able to transform 20% of the electricity that it requires into light energy, with the other 80% being given off as heat. when it comes to LED lights they do just the opposite, 80% of the electrical energy is emitted as light energy and only 20% is released as heat. Some M-Lite LED products offer 95% of its energy into to light, and as little as 5%  release of heat.

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LEDs are also utilized with various lighting control technology which contributes significantly to energy savings. LEDs are fully dimmable with the right driver provided by M-Lite, and are easily incorporated into circuits with a variety of sensors, including daylight harvesting sensors, or Human Centric Lighting.

2. Long Life Expectancy: LEDs are also known for having a long life expectancy, especially when compared to incandescent and fluorescent lighting. A LED light can last up to 100,000 hours at full use, which adds up to 11 years of 100% usage. With 50% usage, a LED lamp can last for 22 years. This is a vast improvement to an incandescent lamp’s operational life, which is approximately 5,000 hours if you are lucky.

The LED’s longevity also allows for unparalleled cost effectiveness, since it reduces maintenance costs and the need for regular bulb replacement. This feature is especially useful if lighting is required in areas that are hard to reach.

3. Durability: LEDs are very durable and resilient, and are the choice lighting solutions for areas that require rugged use. Because they don’t have a fragile glass encasement and do not require a filament to function, LEDs can take a lot of jarring and bumping and still maintain their ability to function at peak efficiency. They are known for being resistant to heat, cold and shock.

Because of this particular LED feature, LEDs are they also developed for rugged use in underwater environments, and for exterior and outdoor lighting solutions. This current generation of LED lighting can be exposed to the elements and will maintain a high-performance visually in rugged environments.

4. A Cool Lighting Solution: LEDs are cool – literally. LEDs only emit a small amount of heat compared to other lighting. The LED’s ability to not cause heat build ups works to the benefit of AC units, which translates to added energy savings and cost effectiveness. Which in turn helps maintain a comfortable environment for people during hot, and muggy weather.

A little lighting change can mean a lot.
A little lighting change can mean a lot.

5. Sustainability and Green Lighting: LED is currently the favored solution for sustainable or green lighting products.  It does not contain any toxic material (e.g. mercury or neon), which makes it environmentally friendly and easier to dispose of than fluorescent lighting. LEDs do produce a very small amount of UV light, but they emit even less than an incandescent light bulb. That is because the amount of UV that it produces is converted to white light by the phosphors inside the lamp.

Because an LED has a very long operational lifespan, it lessens wattage as it does not require regular bulb replacement. LED lighting also features an unparalleled capacity for energy savings, which is a major concern for sustainable design.

6. LEDs do not attract bugs: LEDs offer relief from another problem—insects. UV light attracts insects. With virtually no UV emissions, M-Lites LED lighting products do not attract bugs, and that has made our LED Lighting products very popular in commercial food service industry and exterior building installations of M-Lite Solution lighting where it’s important to minimize the attraction of pesky insects.

Because of these many combinations of truly innovative features M-Lite Solution LED lighting products are becoming the leading choice for those opting for sustainable design and green lighting solutions World Wide. Our LED lighting solutions offer maximum lighting performance and cost effectiveness without the harmful byproducts that come with traditional lighting solutions. LED lighting is simply your best option, and are more affordable than ever with M-Lite’s LED Lighting Solutions.

Converting to LED High Bay Lighting from M-Lite reduces large amounts of energy
Converting to LED High Bay Lighting from M-Lite reduces large amounts of energy

How much can your Church save?

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A small church in McHenry with a daycare will save $10,000 dollars a year, how much could yours save?

Going green with Energy Efficient LED Lighting can help your church increase your total annual cash flow. Look at the chart below to see what the return on investment is for a small church, and how waiting is not the best option for your church, school, or office building.

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Your church needs more cash flow, and wants to save money. Time to call M-Lite Solution to see how we can boost your churches revenue, and help the environment.

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You can see from above what it could cost you not to make the switch to energy-efficient LED lighting, so let’s be progressive and make your church green today.

For questions about energy-efficient  LED lighting contact us at: sales@m-lites.com

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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

 

LED Retrofit Project at Chicago Motor Cars

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140 1×4 troffers upgraded to our LED Retrofit Kit

Before and after with LED
Before and after with LED

Our project at Chicago Motor Cars was very cut and dry. Owner Frank Sacco wanted a green showroom regardless of the Return on Investment (ROI). He wanted great lighting for his exotic, luxury, and vintage sports cars that are hand-picked by some of the nation’s top buyers. The lighting quality at Chicago Motor Cars must be exceptional, and M-Lite Solution was ready to make it happen with one of our LED retrofit kits.

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We had a few different lighting solutions for Chicago Motor Cars, but our 1×4 LED retrofit panel fit the clients request perfectly. Chicago Motor Cars current troffers consumed 94 watts per fixture.  Each troffer put out a yellow colored light with the standard humming noise that would prevent a small child from napping. Our 1×4 LED retrofit kit only consumes 34 watts, will push out 34oo lumens in a pure white light without any light flicker, or that annoying humming sound.

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To justify the investment of Chicago Motor Cars, we measure the return, and we create a comprehensive Client Impact Analysis that measures and quantifies the end results of our Energy Efficient LED Lighting upgrade. This is based upon pre-process measurements, and information gathered by us and the team at Chicago Motor Cars. Below is a chart that shows the “Cost of Waiting” report.

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Reducing green house gases is a big concern of Mr.Sacco’s, and he was happy to see how doing a small job like his Chicago Motor Cars west showroom would reduce their fixtures green house gases production by more than 63 percent. This is comparable to saving 3,283 trees or 8 acres of trees planted.

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Chicago Motor Cars is one of many commercial propriety owners in Illinois that are making the change to more efficient LED lighting, which is why Illinois leads the nation in “Green Buildings”. However, small jobs like this one do not have a fast rate of return due to the limited hours of operation compared to a factory that uses their lighting 24/7. Chicago Motor Cars will see a return on investment in less than 16 months of the LED lighting retrofit.

 

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Of course this was not a large project of ours, and the larger the project, the more the energy usage would yield, thus a higher rate of return. Our overall goal of reducing our clients energy usage was attained by reaching a 64 percent reduction. (see chart below)

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So next time you look at all the lights in your office, school, or warehouse ask yourself how much you could be saving with an LED retrofit by M-Lite Solution. For questions, and details regarding this energy-saving post, please contact Dave Rozek at dave.rozek@m-lites.com.

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LED Retrofit Project at Hawthorn Ridge Apartments: Case Study

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Case Study: Commercial troffer component upgrade to LED Retrofit

 Hawthorne Ridge Apartments: Woodridge, IL. (Small Retrofit Project)

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Component upgrade of 70 fixtures in common areas: 1 x 4 Florescent Troffer to 1 x 4 LED Retrofit Kit (pictured above)

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When we reduce a fixtures power consumption by 50 to 80 percent, and we provided the consumer a maintenance free retrofitted fixture it does make you ask yourself, why hasn’t everyone done this yet? At M-Lite, we have often found that the most common reason why the change has not occurred is because the product has not been demonstrated properly as to how it can be cost effective, and pay for itself.

So let’s see how a little investment can become a huge cash savings over a short period of time.

The actual return on investment (ROI) depends on a few efficiency measures below:

  • How many hours are the lights in use

  • What type of fixture are we upgrading to LED

  • How many are we upgrading to LED

  • What is the cost per kilowatt hour from the current electrical provider

  • How much does it cost to maintain the current fixture annually

Looking above at our snap shots will give you an idea how our recent case study and project came to be.
The maintenance superintendent at Hawthorn Ridge apartments had contacted us after researching multiple LED retrofit solutions, but unfortunately he could not find a cost effective approach that would offer them a decent return on investment. He was referred to us by a retired Dupage County employee, whom had worked with us on a previous energy saving project. We knew this would project would be a challenge due to a limited budget, but we also knew that one of our retrofit systems would provide them with a cost effective solution. After months of testing different solutions, Hawthorn Ridge Apartments selected our MR14 model.
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The MR14 retrofit kits are the perfect component upgrade for most commercial Troffers that are 1×4 in size. These 1×4 Troffers normally have a 2 fluorescent tubes, and ballast system. Depending upon the age, and type they will consume between 68 to 120 watts. Our MR14 LED retrofit kit consumes 34 watts, so worst case scenario it will reduce the fixtures power consumption by 50 percent.

As you can see from above the “Cost of Waiting” chart, it illustrates how it will cost Hawthorn Ridge apartments almost $900 a month not to retrofit. This is huge for such a small project, and considering HUD will give this apartment complex help with the majority of cost is another plus that we did not even factor in on our project proposal.

Another benefit that this project had was that the install was done by the maintenance staff at Hawthorn Ridge, which is one of the reasons why they will have a return on investment in less than 7 months. Since all projects are different we will customize our reports to factor in your variables, but in the case of this project, the cost of an electrical contractor to do the install would of still hit a return on investment in less than 12 months.

Overall, the goal is to save money, and investing in an LED Retrofit project can do just that. Hawthorn Ridge figures this will allow them to cut energy cost, and generate additional funds for other building upgrades in the future.

For further questions on this case study, please contact Dave Rozek at 630.290.1319