Company Information Frequently Asked Questions Resource Center Contact Us  
     
My Account Log In Quick Order Pad Start Shopping Accepting Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and Credit Applications.
Product Search
GO  
Advanced Search
Corporate Account Setup
 
Click to view your Wish List
Request your Frontier Lighting reference catalog
Hard to Find light bulbs, ballasts, replacement globes and lenses, sockets, fluorescent, incandescent, halogen, metal halide, hps, lps, ballasts Fulham, Sunpark, Robertson
Hardcopy or CD
version available
View some of the more popular items with our catalog or view our catalog on your computer with our CD version. Always FREE.
This Newsletter is dedicated to providing you with helpful information on your lighting needs plus other items of interest.

Page Loading...
Are You buying from an Authorized Distributor?
From time to time you may be faced with the choice of buying lighting from an unauthorized distributor of a specific manufacturer’s lighting products or from an authorized distributor of those products. When making your decision, you should know that there are a number of important things to consider in addition to price.

Authorized distributors are wholesale distributors who have established an agreement to purchase directly from a specific lighting manufacturer. They must meet the manufacturer’s standards frAuthorized distributor of Osram Sylvania ligthing products.om sales to service in order to receive an authorized status. Most wholesale distributors are authorized through many lighting manufacturers to purchase products direct and resell them in to the local markets. The manufacturers provide specialized training and technical expertise to the staff and customers of these authorized distributors. The manufacturers also keep authorized distributors apprised of any product recalls and facilitate return of this material to the manufacturer. Authorized distributors ensure manufacturer warranties will be honored and have the flexibility to replace defective products promptly and efficiently.

When buying from an unauthorized distributor, you are buying from a distributor who is generally buying products from national surplus or liquidation dealers. Unsuspecting end users have no way of knowing the source or integrity of these “gray market” products, and no knowledge of where these products originated, or whether or not they have a valid warranty or factory support if a problem arises after the sale. Were these products from a closeout? Were these products manufactured only for export? Have these products been recalled for a safety related issue? Were these products even acquired legally, Or worse yet, are they counterfeit? In most of these instances the manufacturer has no legal liability for property losses or safety and health issues caused by these products. Nor do they have any responsibility to stand behind the performance or integrity of products sold by unauthorized dealers.

Everyone at some time has joked about the $20.00 Rolex watches or Gucci purses, but counterfeit lighting products? Counterfeit electrical products ranked fifth on the U.S. Customs list of 2008 counterfeit seizures, with a 43% increase from 2007 to 2008. Categories of electrical products identified as high risks for counterfeiting by the Electrical Safety Foundation International include fuses, electrical receptacles, ground-fault circuit interrupters, lamps, electronic lamp ballasts, dry cell batteries, lithium-ion batteries, smoke detectors, power strips, surge suppressors, and electrical extension cords.

Destroyed counterfeit lighting / electrical products and power tools worth $2 million illegally bearing the trademarks Osram, Philips, Makita and others.
Destroyed counterfeit lighting / electrical products and power tools worth $2 million illegally bearing the trademarks Osram, Philips, Makita and others.
Counterfeit Christmas lights are just the tip of the iceberg in the fast-growing crime of counterfeit electrical products. Often carrying fake Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) labels, counterfeit holiday lights, extension cords, and multiple-outlet power strips pose a threat to consumers for their potential inability to meet electrical safety and fire codes. Counterfeit electrical lamps and ballasts may have unsafe mercury levels, inferior components or fake (UL) labels, which could cause electrical fires or health issues. A high profile counterfeit case in June 2006 was the discovery that over an 18 month period, an estimated half million or more counterfeited circuit breakers marked as a major manufactures’ breaker were shipped through these gray market channels and sold in the U.S market. These breakers were identical except for one thing; they lacked the proper circuit protection, making them not much more than an on/off switch. It is possible that many of these fake breakers are still installed in homes or businesses across the country. A counterfeit lighting product in the best case situation can be an inconvenience with shortened product life and money wasted, the worst case scenario can lead to fires, shocks, or explosions that can cost workers their lives and produce considerable property damage and liability exposure.

"Authorized or Unauthorized"

Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor for hundreds of the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Osram Sylvania. Frontier lighting is Osram Sylvania’s largest independent Lighting Distributor in Florida, one of the top 3 independent lighting distributors in the southeast, and one of the top 20 in the United States. Visit our on-line superstore at: http://www.frontierlighting.com/vendors.jsp to find a partial listing of the authorized manufacturers we represent. Frontier Lighting is proud of the manufacturers we represent and distribute, and we would be glad to provide you with a letter of authorization from these manufacturers. Before you buy, ask your distributor for a letter of authorization for assurance that you are receiving the quality of products you are paying for..

Did You Know?
Light BulbLight BulbLight BulbLight BulbThe Facts
of Light

• The first Burger King was opened in Miami, Florida in 1954.

• Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961

• Diet Coke was introduced in 1982

• Hilton was the first international hotel chain

• Porsche also builds tractors.

• MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge.

• 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

• The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

• The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.

Peppermint Lifesaver







Frontier Lighting, Inc.Frontier Lighting 23rd Anniversary


Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving

T12 to T8 Retrofit or T8 to T5 Retrofit
The Benefits of Retrofitting

Fluorescent T8 or T5 lamps "Savings" By upgrading lighting components to more efficient and advanced technologies, lighting retrofits can greatly reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills, while maintaining current lighting levels and quality. These new technologies often have better lighting-quality characteristics, such as improved color, reduced flicker and greater light output for a given energy input. Improvements in lighting technologies can also lead to an increased lifetime for the components, which will reduce failures and frequency of maintenance activities.

Electric lighting accounts for approximately 25 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. Some of this lighting takes more energy than necessary. Short of turning the lights off, one way to cut back on this energy consumption is to retrofit your existing lighting. If you are using fluorescent lights, making the switch to T8 or T5 fluorescent lighting will save the most in energy and money, and provide you with a high return, low risk investment.

This is one of many options to help you save energy!
Please call Frontier Lighting to help you get started.

.

T5 vs T8
Percent More Light - (Lumens)
Wattage
T5
T8
%
14
1350
1325
2
21
2100
2050
2
28
2900
2800
4
Percent Less Energy - (Wattage)
Wattage
T5
T8
%
14
14
17
18
21
21
25
16
28
28
32
12
T5 vs T12
Percent More Light - (Lumens)
Wattage
T5
T12
%
14
1350
1195
15
21
2100
2200
4
28
2900
2700
7
Percent Less Energy - (Wattage)
Wattage
T5
T12
%
14
14
20
30
21
21
30
30
28
28
34
18

LITHONIA ReLight BrochureLITHONIA ReLight Brochure

Top of Page      
Ways to Stay Healthy
All Summer Long
How good are you at Sales?
Glass of water

Walk
Walking is a great exercise to get in shape for the summer. It’s easy on your body, and you can do it anywhere, anytime, no matter who you are. And don’t forget to warm up and cool down!

Water
Increasing the amount of water you drink during the summer months is important both for staying hydrated during a workout and for staying fit. Water also has a “filling” effect, making you less prone to overeating.

Diet
Classic diets generally make you feel as though you are depriving yourself, something you can’t do for very long. And drastically decreasing the calories you eat slows your metabolism, causing you to lose energy and motivation, which will sabotage your efforts.
Instead, allow your body to increase your metabolism and adjust to your new cardiovascular exercise for one to two months.

It’s very important to exercise aerobically, then gradually change your eating habits

Eliminate late-night eating, eat breakfast and reduce portion sizes. This will have a much greater impact and not cause your metabolism to shut down.

“I am Handshakeno good at selling!” Have you ever heard someone say that, or perhaps say it yourself? We hear it all the time. Everyone who is not in sales thinks “I could never sell”. The truth is, most people who are in sales today secretly think the same thing.

There is a reason people feel this way: most of us look at the sales process backwards. We may see it as convincing people to do something they really don’t want to do, but it isn’t. It’s about learning what people do want, and from your heart, helping them do just that. Or we think that it is taking advantage of others, while in fact, it is about giving other people more advantage. But, the biggest misunderstanding of all, the great upside down misconception about sales, is that it is an effort to get something from others. The real truth is that sales, at it’s best, that is, at it’s most effective point, is precisely the opposite: Sales is about giving. Selling is giving: giving time, attention, counsel, education, empathy, and value. In fact, the word “sell” comes from the old English word “Sellan” which means, you guessed it, “to give”. We wish you the very best in 2010 and a giving year to all of us.





Bamboo Boarder
Bamboo Boarder
Art of Peace

If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly. The True Master has no opponent to contend with.

Bamboo Boarder
Bamboo Boarder

Top of Page
     

©Copyright 1987-2014 Frontier Lighting, Inc.   Home | Company Information | Terms & Conditions | Shipping Information | Contact Us | Site Map
accepting major credit cards for light bulbs, ballasts, lighting fixtures, compact fluorescents, cfl’s, LED lights, landscape lighting, electrical lighting supplies and more This Web site can secure your private information using a VeriSign SSL Certificate. Information exchanged with any address beginning with https is encrypted using SSL before transmission.   SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment     National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) Charge your lighting - Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Ft Myers, Naples, Venice, Marco Island, Palmetto, Siesta Key, Estero, Captiva, Sanibel, Florida, Fl, Fla.