Newsletter for Frontier Lighting - Fall 2007

This Newsletter is dedicated to providing you with helpful information on your lighting needs plus other items of interest.

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Frontier Lighting's 20th AnniversaryFrontier Lighting's 20th Anniversary

    Good lighting has the power to enhance the appearance of decor, furniture, artwork, merchandise and even people. The wrong lighting, on the other hand, can have the opposite effect. This happens for two reasons. First, different light sources have properties that change the way the eye sees colors. Second, light and color influence the way we respond emotionally to an environment.
    People in the lighting industry who select lighting sources and fixtures need to understand the psychological importance of color and the impact lighting can have on it. Architects and interior designers in particular need information about how the latest lighting technology can help achieve a desired effect.
    Although we tend to think of objects as having fixed colors, in reality an object’s appearance results from the way it reflects the particular light that is falling on it. An apple, for example, appears red because it tends to reflect light in the red portion of the spectrum and absorb light of other wavelengths.
    Look to Frontier Lighting to provide guidance in the proper selection of lighting sources to achieve your desired effects.

Did You Know?
The Facts
of Light
• If a statue in the parkClick on the image to see available Harps. of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

• Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

• The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

     Frontier Lighting's 20th Aniversary

Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving

Metalarc Lamps - The most energy efficient Source of White Light available today

    A major advantage of the Metalarc lamp in comparison with the mercury vapor lamp is substantially greater efficiency. In general on a size for size basis the metalarc lamp has 65 to 70 percent greater efficiency. The Super Metalarc family extends this advantage to nearly 100 percent.
     Although the Metalarc lamp has excellent color quality for most lighting applications, there are some interior lighting applications, such as stores, supermarkets, and other commercial interiors where even better color rendition is desirable. For these applications, the Metalarc/C lamp is recommended. This lamp has a phosphor coating which increases the percentages of red, orange and yellowMetalarc Lamp wavelengths in the spectrum. The Metalarc/C lamp also features a lower color temperature (warmer light) and a more diffuse source of light which aids in reducing brightness and glare.
     The published ratings of the Universal Burning Metalarc lamps are established with the lamps operated in the vertical position. When operated in positions other than vertical the lamp lumen output decreases slightly as does the lumen maintenance and mean lumens over life. In operating positions other than vertical the arc tends to bend upward thereby producing non-uniform heating of the arc tube wall, resulting in less efficient operations.

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SYLVANIA DULUX® EL Compact Fluorescent Lamps are today’s advanced, long life, energy efficient alternatives to incandescent lamps in a wide variety of applications.

The First Thanksgiving
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.

Days of thanksgiving were celebrated throughout the colonies after fall harvests. All thirteen colonies did not, however, celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time until October 1777. George Washington was the first president to declare the holiday, in 1789.

A New National Holiday
By the mid–1800s, many states observed a Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, the poet and editor Sarah J. Hale had begun lobbying for a national Thanksgiving holiday. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation, discussed the subject with Hale. In 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving.

In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains.

All the Right Choices
With so many SYLVANIA DULUX EL Compact Fluorescent Lamps—in a variety of wattages, shapes and sizes—to choose from, you can enjoy the benefits of compact fluorescent lighting in just about any type of application where incandescent lamps are being used. Their medium screw-in base (self-ballasted) fits right in standard incandescent sockets. Featuring fast, flicker-free starting, SYLVANIA DULUX EL lamps can help you achieve your decorative goals while delivering high performance and dramatic savings in energy costs.

Superior Energy Saving
SYLVANIA DULUX EL Compact Fluorescent Lamps deliver exceptional energy efficiency and long life. Compared with incandescent lamps of similar lumen output, DULUX EL lamps use only about one-fourth as much energy, reducing your utility bills. As a result, with DULUX EL lamps, you can save up to 80% in energy compared to incandescent lamps. Plus, depending on the lamp, they last up to 13 times longer than incandescent lamps, reducing replacement costs.

All SYLVANIA DULUX EL compact fluorescent lamps are rated at a high 82 CRI (color rendering index). Their high CRI allows you to use them in place of incandescent or halogen lamps and still see objects and décor with accurate, attractive colors. Take advantage of all the attractive, energy saving options available to you. See the world in a new light with SYLVANIA DULUX EL Compact Fluorescent Lamps.

• Saves up to 75% in energy compared to similar lumen output
incandescent lamps

• Variety of shapes and wattages to satisfy most applications

• 6000 to 10,000 hour average rated lamp life

• Flicker-free starting

• 3000K – white light, similar to halogen lamps

• Medium base for easy replacement of ordinary incandescent

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Florida Really Does Have A Lot Of Water
And A Little Snow!

    Florida is one of the wettest states in the union recording an average of 53 inches of rainfall each year. Yet the state is in the same latitude as some of the world’s greatest deserts such as the Sahara.

    Florida has 320 known springs and records the country’s largest number (27) of first magnitude springs - springs that discharge at least 100 cubic feet of water per second. Many of Florida’s lakes and rivers are the direct result of a major spring. There are 11 significant springs in the Tampa Bay area.

    Also Florida has 7,800 lakes, ranging in size from one acre to the 448,000 - acre Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake totally within the United States.

    Despite all the moisture, to the delight of most residents, snow in Florida is very rare. Some snow was recorded in northern Florida in 1899 and 1958. For instance, Tallahassee received a total of 3 inches of snow in February of 1958. The most wide-ranging snowfall occurred in the winter of 1977. There was an appearance of snow all the way from the Georgia border to Dade County. The Tampa Bay recorded a half - inch of snow that winter. Orlando reported snow in two consecutive days.

Florida 1977

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