Topics P – Z

This page offers case studies P to Z. They provide detailed “real-world” examples of the benefits derived from High-Benefit Lighting. Be sure to also review our NLB News, Sponsor News, and NLB Publications.

Topics P – Z

Parking Lots
Productivity
Reject Rate Reduction
Relamping, Group
Retail Lighting (Lighting and Sales)
Roadway Lighting
Safety and Security Lighting
Shopping Centers and Malls
Spas/Salons
Vandalism Reduction
Walkway Lighting
Warehouses
Topics A – O

Parking Lots

New High-Benefit Lighting in the parking lot of the Fairmont Fair Mall reduced vandalism and assaults and contributed significantly to increased traffic, in turn leading to $2.5 million in increased sales and an additional $90,000 annually in additional rent for the mall’s owners.

New High-Benefit Lighting at San Diego’s Spring Valley Park virtually eliminated assaults and robberies, cut vehicle-pedestrian accidents by 75%, reduced vehicle-vehicle accidents by almost 90%, and stopped community center break-ins altogether. The new lighting paid for itself in six months and the Park once again became a community resource.

Understanding and applying High-Benefit Lighting can be of significant value in condominium communities, according to “Using Lighting to Its Fullest Extent,” published in Condo Management magazine.

Illuminating Concept: Lighting Can Be a Real Investment” is the self-descriptive title of this article, written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse and published in Apartment Management.

New High-Benefit Lighting at the San Diego Federal Building and Courthouse provided much-improved safety and security in parking area and hallways caused accident rates to fall by 50%. Security violations decreased by 20%. (A reduction of five thefts results in a savings of $7,500 per year, not including the value of the investigating time saved by the security department, estimated at $7,740 per year.)

At the Watergrove Apartments near Memphis, TN, a $75,000 investment in High-Benefit Lighting earned an 800% simple return on investment for its owners.

Writing in Parking Today, GE Commercial Lighting Application Specialist Phil Sanders examines “The Real Cost of Lighting.

High-Benefit Lighting and its impact on quality in a variety of settings is the subject of this peer-reviewed article published by the American Society for Quality in its journal, Quality Progress.

The ability of High-Benefit Lighting to reduce costs borne by public-works departments nationwide is discussed in this survey article – “Looking for Savings: Seeing the Light” – written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse, and published by Public Works magazine.

High-Benefit Lighting installed in offices can easily generate savings equivalent to a 500% energy-cost savings…and that’s just one of many bottom-line benefits. So says Ray DeSteiger, author of “How To Profit from High-Benefit Lighting,” published in TED: The Electrical Distributor Magazine.

Looking to improve safety on campus? High-Benefit Lighting may be the answer, according to “Lighting Increases Security, Discourages Theft and Vandalism,” published in Campus Safety Journal.

Trying to lower the cost of healthcare facility lighting can pose problems when lighting quality is not considered, according to “Prescription for Better Lighting,” published in Healthcare Circuit News.

“Too many deficient lighting systems are costing retailers a fortune,” says this article (“Seeing Is Believing”) in Visual Merchandising & Store Design. Author Cary S. Mendelsohn of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co. provides some valuable how-tos.

Want to boost sales? High-Benefit Lighting can be the answer, for many reasons, says William Kirkland, writing in Giftware News (“High-Benefit Lighting Brings Business Results”).

High-Benefit Lighting attracts customers, boosts sales and profits, and much more, as these case histories point out. Read about them in “Better Lighting, Better Profits,” published in Giftware News.

“What many school officials and budget managers do not understand is that lighting should not be looked at as a cost in and of itself. Lighting is not an end; it is a means to an end.” Explaining that thought is the focus of “Lighting for Safety and Savings,” published in School Safety Update.

According to the National Safety Council, “Whether you are trying to type at a computer terminal, read a stack of papers or work on a factory machine, proper lighting not only can increase your productivity and reduce absenteeism, it can add a sense of security to the workplace.” Read about it in “Keep an Eye out for Lighting Problems,” published in Today’s Supervisor.

“The lighting used to provide security can be made to contribute to many important activities.” A number of these contributions are spelled out in “Get More from Your Lighting,” published in College Planning and Management.

Are facilities managers Renaissance men and women? Yes, says author Cary Mendelsohn, because they have to know “a lot about a lot.” And some of that knowledge needs to include High-Benefit Lighting, because, as the title of this Facilities Manager article points out, “The Basics of High-Benefit Lighting: Knowing More Means Paying Less.”

Productivity

Drafters working in Pennsylvania Power & Light’s N3 drafting room in Allentown, PA, experienced a 13% productivity boost thanks to High-Benefit Lighting.

As a result of new High-Benefit Lighting at the San Diego Federal Building and Courthouse, productivity improved 3% in office areas and 15% in the courthouse, prison, and Post Office spaces. With a total of 1,800 employees at an average wage (including benefits) of $24,000 per year, the 3 % productivity improvement saves the federal government $1,296,000 per year in the Federal Building alone.

New High-Benefit Lighting in the American Hardware Supply’s 318,000-square-foot, Butler, PA warehouse boosted productivity, reduced picking errors, improved safety, boosted employee morale, and supported a $50,000-per-year sales increase.

New High-Benefit Lighting at Metal Industries, Inc., in Elizabeth, PA, resulted in increased productivity, fewer errors, accident reductions, lower insurance premiums, and reduced absenteeism.

High-Benefit Lighting and its impact on quality in a variety of settings is the subject of this peer-reviewed article published by the American Society for Quality in its journal, Quality Progress.

A lighting change designed to save energy had a dramatically negative effect on productivity, according to this article in LD&A, journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

High-Benefit Lighting installed in offices can easily generate savings equivalent to a 500% energy cost savings…and that’s just one of many bottom-line benefits. So says Ray DeSteiger, author of “How To Profit from High-Benefit Lighting,” published in TED: The Electrical Distributor Magazine.

High-Benefit Lighting can have an impressive bottom-line impact in almost any setting, says Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in this invited essay published in LD&A, journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Trying to lower the cost of health-care-facility lighting can pose problems when lighting quality is not considered, according to “Prescription for Better Lighting,” published in Healthcare Circuit News.

Improved worker productivity is but one of many valuable benefits available from more effective lighting. So says Buildings managing editor Randy Brown, in his article “Managing Lighting: There’s More to Lighting Management than Switching Lamps.”

Lighting that helps workers work faster can be far more valuable than lighting whose only benefit is low energy consumption, according to “Lightning Strikes,” published in Continental magazine.

“Adjust quality, not quantity, to improve worker productivity and reap bottom-line benefits.” From “Eliminate Those Glaring Errors,” published in Managing Office Technology/Office Systems 99.

High-Benefit Lighting attracts customers, boosts sales and profits, and much more, as these case histories point out. Read about them in “Better Lighting, Better Profits,” published in Giftware News.

According to the National Safety Council, “Whether you are trying to type at a computer terminal, read a stack of papers or work on a factory machine, proper lighting not only can increase your productivity and reduce absenteeism, it can add a sense of security to the workplace.” Read about it in “Keep an Eye out for Lighting Problems,” published in Today’s Supervisor.

Budget shortfalls are on the horizon. Schools need to upgrade their lighting now, to prepare. Focusing on energy savings alone may not be the best tactic to use, says Simkar Corporation’s Bud Drago, writing about “The Coming Energy Crunch” in School Planning and Management.

High-Benefit Lighting can have particularly beneficial results for light industrial facilities, as pointed out by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in “Assessing the Benefits of Better Lighting,” published in The Fabricator.

The dollars saved can really add up, says Metlfax magazine in its article, “Eye-opening Benefits of Proper Lighting.”

Lighten up for higher quality, greater profits,” says Modern Application News in its “As I See It” editorial.

Reject-Rate Reduction

See Error Reduction

Relamping, Group

See Lighting Maintenance

Retail Lighting (Lighting and Sales)

Conversion to High-Benefit Lighting saved energy and improved aesthetics at the Thalhimer Brothers Cloverleaf Mall branch store in Richmond, VA, while also contributing to an annual sales increase of $1 million.

Inadequate lighting in the parking lot was creating a serious problem for the owners of Fairmont Fair Mall, a major retail facility located in Camillus, NY, a suburb of Syracuse. Shoppers were concerned about their cars being broken into. Both pedestrians and drivers said they were being made uncomfortable by glare. After management installed High-Benefit Lighting, traffic and sales increased, generating $90,000 annually in additional rent for the mall’s owners and leading to $2.5 million in increased sales for retailers.

New High-Benefit Lighting in the American Hardware Supply’s 318,000-square-foot Butler, PA warehouse boosted productivity, reduced picking errors, improved safety, boosted employee morale, and supported a $50,000-per-year sales increase.

Writing in Parking Today, GE Commercial Lighting Application Specialist Phil Sanders examines “The Real Cost of Lighting.”

High-Benefit Lighting and its impact on quality in a variety of settings is the subject of this peer-reviewed article published by the American Society for Quality in its journal, Quality Progress.

Through effective design, landscape lighting can become High-Benefit Lighting, and the impact can be substantial, especially for contractors in a position to sell better lighting outdoors. Read about it in “Lighting Your Way to Better Sales,” published in Lawn & Landscape.

High-Benefit Lighting can have an impressive bottom-line impact in almost any setting, says Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in this invited essay published in LD&A, journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Improved worker productivity is but one of many valuable benefits available from more effective lighting. So says Buildings managing editor Randy Brown, in his article “Managing Lighting: There’s More to Lighting Management than Switching Lamps.”

“Too many deficient lighting systems are costing retailers a fortune,” says this article (“Seeing Is Believing”) in Visual Merchandising & Store Design. Author Cary S. Mendelsohn of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co. provides some valuable how-tos.

When it comes to shopping centers, better lighting leads to better profits. That’s the thrust of “Lights, Center, Action,” written by Osram Sylvania’s Robert E. Horner, and published in Shopping Center Business.

If installing better lights boosts retail profits, then maintaining that lighting well maintains better profits. Lighting maintenance expert Cary S. Mendelsohn provides important guidance for effective lighting maintenance in Professional Retail Store Maintenance.

High-Benefit Lighting can be a shopping-center manager’s best friend, according to “High-Benefit Lighting Can Produce Quick Payback,” published in CARLSONREPORT.

Want to boost sales? High-Benefit Lighting can be the answer, for many reasons, says William Kirkland, writing in Giftware News (“High-Benefit Lighting Brings Business Results”).

Yes: High-Benefit Lighting can help retail establishments improve their sales. This is only the beginning of the bottom-line benefits that can be obtained, even including fewer legal problems. John Bachner explains in “Better Lighting to Boost Your Bottom Line,” published in Retail Store Image.

High-Benefit Lighting attracts customers, boosts sales and profits, and much more, as these case histories point out. Read about them in “Better Lighting, Better Profits,” published in Giftware News.

As the National Electrical Contractors Association’s Robert Colgan, Jr. points out in “Upgrade and Clean Those Lights for Profits,” the purpose of lighting “is not to consume more or less energy. It is there to support human performance….” To optimize that support, the lighting needs to be maintained effectively, a topic appropriate for Cleaning and Maintenance Management.

High-Benefit Lighting can have particularly beneficial results for light industrial facilities, as pointed out by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in “Assessing the Benefits of Better Lighting,” published in The Fabricator.

Roadway Lighting

The ability of High-Benefit Lighting to reduce costs borne by public-works departments nationwide is discussed in this survey article – “Looking for Savings: Seeing the Light” – written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse, and published by Public Works magazine.

At the Watergrove Apartments near Memphis, TN, a $75,000 investment in High-Benefit Lighting earned an 800% simple return on investment for its owners.

Looking to improve safety on campus? High-Benefit Lighting may be the answer, according to “Lighting Increases Security, Discourages Theft and Vandalism,” published in Campus Safety Journal.

Illuminating Concept: Lighting Can Be a Real Investment” is the self-descriptive title of this article, written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse and published in Apartment Management.

“What many school officials and budget managers do not understand is that lighting should not be looked at as a cost in and of itself. Lighting is not an end; it is a means to an end.” Explaining that thought is the focus of “Lighting for Safety and Savings,” published in School Safety Update.

Safety and Security Lighting

At the Watergrove Apartments near Memphis, TN, a $75,000 investment in High-Benefit Lighting earned an 800% simple return on investment for its owners.

New High-Benefit Lighting in the parking lot of the Fairmont Fair Mall reduced vandalism and assaults and contributed significantly to increased traffic, in turn leading to $2.5 million in increased sales and an additional $90,000 annually in additional rent for the mall’s owners.

New High-Benefit Lighting at San Diego’s Spring Valley Park virtually eliminated assaults and robberies, cut vehicle-pedestrian accidents by 75%, reduced vehicle-vehicle accidents by almost 90%, and stopped community center break-ins altogether. The new lighting paid for itself in six months and the Park once again became a community resource.

New High-Benefit Lighting at the San Diego Federal Building and Courthouse provided much-improved safety and security in parking area and hallways caused accident rates to fall by 50%. Security violations decreased by 20%. (A reduction of five thefts results in a savings of $7,500 per year, not including the value of the investigating time saved by the security department, estimated at $7,740 per year.)

New High-Benefit Lighting in the American Hardware Supply’s 318,000 square foot Butler, PA warehouse boosted productivity, reduced picking errors, improved safety, boosted employee morale, and supported a $50,000-per-year sales increase.

New High-Benefit Lighting at Metal Industries, Inc., in Elizabeth, PA, resulted in increased productivity, fewer errors, accident reductions, lower insurance premiums, and reduced absenteeism.

Writing in Parking Today, GE Commercial Lighting Application Specialist Phil Sanders examines “The Real Cost of Lighting.”

High-Benefit Lighting and its impact on quality in a variety of settings is the subject of this peer-reviewed article published by the American Society for Quality in its journal, Quality Progress.

The ability of High-Benefit Lighting to reduce costs borne by public-works departments nationwide is discussed in this survey article – “Looking for Savings: Seeing the Light” – written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse, and published by Public Works magazine.

Through effective design, landscape lighting can become High-Benefit Lighting, and the impact can be substantial, especially for constructors in a position to sell better lighting outdoors. Read about it in “Lighting Your Way to Better Sales,” published in Lawn & Landscape.

High-Benefit Lighting installed in offices can easily generate savings equivalent to a 500% energy cost savings…and that’s just one of many bottom-line benefits. So says Ray DeSteiger, author of “How to Profit from High-Benefit Lighting,” published in TED: The Electrical Distributor Magazine.

Looking to improve safety on campus? High-Benefit Lighting may be the answer, according to “Lighting Increases Security, Discourages Theft and Vandalism,” published in Campus Safety Journal.

Trying to lower the cost of healthcare facility lighting can pose problems when lighting quality is not considered, according to “Prescription for Better Lighting,” published in Healthcare Circuit News.

Understanding and applying High-Benefit Lighting can be of significant value in condominium communities, according to “Using Lighting to its Fullest Extent,” published in Condo Managementmagazine.

Illuminating Concept: Lighting Can Be a Real Investment” is the self-descriptive title of this article, written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse and published in Apartment Management.

Improved worker productivity is but one of many valuable benefits available from more effective lighting. So says Buildings managing editor Randy Brown, in his article “Managing Lighting: There’s More to Lighting Management than Switching Lamps.”

“Too many deficient lighting systems are costing retailers a fortune,” says this article (“Seeing is Believing”) in Visual Merchandising & Store Design. Author Cary S. Mendelsohn of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co. provides some valuable how-tos.

When it comes to shopping centers, better lighting leads to better profits. That’s the thrust of “Lights, Center, Action,” written by Osram Sylvania’s Robert E. Horner, and published in Shopping Center Business.

If installing better lights boosts retail profits, then maintaining that lighting well maintains better profits. Lighting maintenance expert Cary S. Mendelsohn provides important guidance for effective lighting maintenance in Professional Retail Store Maintenance.

High-Benefit Lighting can be a shopping-center manager’s best friend, according to “High-Benefit Lighting Can Produce Quick Payback,” published in CARLSONREPORT.

Want to boost sales? High-Benefit Lighting can be the answer, for many reasons, says William Kirkland, writing in Giftware News (“High-Benefit Lighting Brings Business Results”).

Yes: High-Benefit Lighting can help retail establishments improve their sales. This is only the beginning of the bottom-line benefits that can be obtained, even including fewer legal problems. John Bachner explains in “Better Lighting to Boost Your Bottom Line,” published in Retail Store Image.

High-Benefit Lighting attracts customers, boosts sales and profits, and much more, as these case histories point out. Read about them in “Better Lighting, Better Profits,” published in Giftware News.

“What many school officials and budget managers do not understand is that lighting should not be looked at as a cost in and of itself. Lighting is not an end; it is a means to an end.” Explaining that thought is the focus of “Lighting for Safety and Savings,” published in School Safety Update.

According to the National Safety Council, “Whether you are trying to type at a computer terminal, read a stack of papers or work on a factory machine, proper lighting not only can increase your productivity and reduce absenteeism, it can add a sense of security to the workplace.” Read about it in “Keep an Eye out for Lighting Problems,” published in Today’s Supervisor.

“Why do you have lighting in and around your buildings? It’s not a silly question. The answers may be more involved than you think.” And they are…as pointed out by School Planning and Management in its article titled, “High-Benefit Lighting.”

“The lighting used to provide security can be made to contribute to many important activities.” A number of these contributions are spelled out in “Get More from Your Lighting,” published in College Planning and Management.

Budget shortfalls are on the horizon. Schools need to upgrade their lighting now, to prepare. Focusing on energy savings alone may not be the best tactic to use, says Simkar Corporation’s Bud Drago, writing about “The Coming Energy Crunch” in School Planning and Management.

Are facilities managers Renaissance men and women? Yes, says author Cary Mendelsohn, because they have to know “a lot about a lot.” And some of that knowledge needs to include High-Benefit Lighting, because, as the title of this Facilities Manager article points out, “The Basics of High-Benefit Lighting: Knowing More Means Paying Less.”

As the National Electrical Contractors Association’s Robert Colgan, Jr. points out in “Upgrade and Clean Those Lights for Profits,” the purpose of lighting “is not to consume more or less energy. It is there to support human performance….” To optimize that support, the lighting needs to be maintained effectively, a topic appropriate for Cleaning and Maintenance Management.

High-Benefit Lighting can have particularly beneficial results for light industrial facilities, as pointed out by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in “Assessing the Benefits of Better Lighting,” published in The Fabricator.

The dollars saved can really add up, says Metlfax magazine in its article, “Eye-Opening Benefits of Proper Lighting.”

Shopping Centers and Malls

See Retail Lighting (Lighting and Sales)

Spas/Salons

High-Benefit Lighting can have an important bottom-line and quality impact for the owners and managers of day spas, according to American Spa magazine (“Bright Ideas: Project The Image You Want, and Boost Your Bottom Line by Giving Your Spa’s Lighting the Consideration It Deserves”).

Vandalism Reduction

New High-Benefit Lighting in the parking lot of the Fairmont Fair Mall reduced vandalism and assaults and contributed significantly to increased traffic, in turn leading to $2.5 million in increased sales and an additional $90,000 annually in additional rent for the mall’s owners.

New High-Benefit Lighting at San Diego’s Spring Valley Park virtually eliminated assaults and robberies, cut vehicle-pedestrian accidents by 75%, reduced vehicle-vehicle accidents by almost 90%, and stopped community center break-ins altogether. The new lighting paid for itself in six months and the Park once again became a community resource.

Writing in Parking Today, GE Commercial Lighting Application Specialist Phil Sanders examines “The Real Cost of Lighting.”

The ability of High-Benefit Lighting to reduce costs borne by public-works departments nationwide is discussed in this survey article – “Looking for Savings: Seeing the Light” – written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse, and published by Public Works magazine.

Through effective design, landscape lighting can become High-Benefit Lighting, and the impact can be substantial, especially for contractors in a position to sell better lighting outdoors. Read about it in “Lighting Your Way Io Better Sales,” published in Lawn & Landscape.

Looking to improve safety on campus? High-Benefit Lighting may be the answer, according to “Lighting Increases Security, Discourages Theft and Vandalism,” published in Campus Safety Journal.

Understanding and applying High-Benefit Lighting can be of significant value in condominium communities, according to “Using Lighting to Its Fullest Extent,” published in Condo Managementmagazine.

Illuminating Concept: Lighting Can Be a Real Investment” is the self-descriptive title of this article, written by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse and published in Apartment Management.

When it comes to shopping centers, better lighting leads to better profits. That’s the thrust of “Lights, Center, Action,” written by Osram Sylvania’s Robert E. Horner, and published in Shopping Center Business.

If installing better lights boosts retail profits, then maintaining that lighting well maintains better profits. Lighting maintenance expert Cary S. Mendelsohn provides important guidance for effective lighting maintenance in Professional Retail Store Maintenance.

High-Benefit Lighting can be a shopping-center manager’s best friend, according to “High-Benefit Lighting Can Produce Quick Payback,” published in CARLSONREPORT.

Want to boost sales? High-Benefit Lighting can be the answer, for many reasons, says William Kirkland, writing in Giftware News (“High-Benefit Lighting Brings Business Results”).

“What many school officials and budget managers do not understand is that lighting should not be looked at as a cost in and of itself. Lighting is not an end; it is a means to an end.” Explaining that thought is the focus of “Lighting for Safety and Savings,” published in School Safety Update.

“Why do you have lighting in and around your buildings? It’s not a silly question. The answers may be more involved than you think.” And they are…as pointed out by School Planning and Management in its article titled, “High-Benefit Lighting.”

“The lighting used to provide security can be made to contribute to many important activities.” A number of these contributions are spelled out in “Get More from Your Lighting,” published in College Planning and Management.

Budget shortfalls are on the horizon. Schools need to upgrade their lighting now, to prepare. Focusing on energy savings alone may not be the best tactic to use, says Simkar Corporation’s Bud Drago, writing about “The Coming Energy Crunch” in School Planning and Management.

Are facilities managers Renaissance men and women? Yes, says author Cary Mendelsohn, because they have to know “a lot about a lot.” And some of that knowledge needs to include High-Benefit Lighting, because, as the title of this Facilities Manager article points out, “The Basics of High-Benefit Lighting: Knowing More Means Paying Less.”

Walkway Lighting

See Beautification and Safety and Security

Warehouses

New High-Benefit Lighting in the American Hardware Supply’s 318,000-square-foot Butler, PA warehouse boosted productivity, reduced picking errors, improved safety, boosted employee morale, and supported a $50,000-per-year sales increase.

Yes: High-Benefit Lighting can help retail establishments improve their sales. This is only the beginning of the bottom-line benefits that can be obtained, even including fewer legal problems. John Bachner explains in “Better Lighting to Boost Your Bottom Line,” published in Retail Store Image.

High-Benefit Lighting can have particularly beneficial results for light industrial facilities, as pointed out by Lithonia Lighting’s Richard V. Morse in “Assessing the Benefits of Better Lighting,” published in The Fabricator.