Newsletter for Frontier Lighting - Summer 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, Inc, “Florida’s Number One Supplier of Lighting”, is pleased to announce our expansion into southwest Florida’s Lee and Collier counties. This expansion, a sign of our continued commitment to serving the West Coast of Florida, is being driven by the increasing demand for the high quality lighting products and services that Frontier Lighting provides.

Jeff McManus, a lighting professional with more than 26 years of lighting experience and Area Manager for Lee and Collier counties, said “It is my role to anticipate and deliver solutions to meet customers’ lighting needs and priorities. Whether you have a simple question or need someone to come to you, I can help! My service and lighting expertise are available at no cost to you, whether or not you choose to buy your lighting products from me. Upon request I will provide a customized, illustrated lighting guide based on your specific needs.

We offer next business day free delivery via our own trucks, with no minimum order required. Our focus on service sets us apart.”

Frontier’s Online Superstore,, allows customeFrontier Lighting expands to South West easy 24/7 access to our products as well as our Resource Center which provides free answers to many frequently asked lighting questions. Customers can also review their account balance, reprint both invoices and statements, and make account payments on our secure site.

Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor for more than 500 of the world’s most trusted brands of lighting products, distributing products through our various branches and Online Superstore. Frontier Lighting is the largest Sylvania distributor in the eastern United States.
Did You Know?
The Facts
of Light

• The phrase "sleep tight" originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a wooden bed key to tighten the rope.

• Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.

• Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

• ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their first names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)

• White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees)

• The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.

The start of the football huddle.

Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving

Compact Fluorescent

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are the most significant lighting advance developed in recent years. They combine the efficiency of fluorescent lighting with the convenience and popularity of incandescent fixtures. CFLs can replace incandescents that are roughly 3 to 4 times their wattage, saving up to 75% of the initial lighting energy. Although CFLs cost from 10 to 20 times more than comparable incandescent bulbs, they last 10 to 15 times as long. This energy savings and superior longevity make CFLs one of the best energy efficiency investments available.

When introduced in the early- to mid-1980s, CFLs were bulky, heavy, and too big for many incandescent fixtures. However, newer models with lighter electronic ballasts are only slightly larger than the incandescent lamps they replace. CFLs come in integral and modular designs. Integral CFLs have a ballast and a lamp in a single disposable unit. Modular designs feature a separate ballast that serves about five lamp replacements before it wears out.

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) come in a variety of sizes and shapes including (a) twin-tube integral, (b and c) triple-tube integral, (d) integral model with casing that reduces glare, (e) modular circline and ballast, and (f) modular quad-tube and ballast. CFLs can be installed in regular incandescent fixtures, and they consume less than one-third as much electricity as incandescent lamps do.

*Contact your state regulatory agency for guidance. Manufacturers and
regulators endorse recycling as the preferred method of disposal.
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Essential Health Tips
(The Basics to Practice Every Day)
Move More

Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs, walk your dog, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it’s a stress buster. It doesn’t have to be in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class. But that’s great when you’re up to it. Meanwhile, move more.

Cut Fat

Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise.

Keep a Positive Mental Outlook

There’s a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. You can’t be unhappy when you’re smiling or singing.

Fluorescent lamps, and some other types of commercial lighting may contain mercury, a toxic substance which is hazardous to human health. Improper disposal can lead to contamination of water supplies and fish consumed by humans.
Some Ballasts may contain PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), a suspect carcinogen, also hazardous to human health.
Federal and State regulations may prohibit businesses from disposing of these items in the solid waste stream.*

Benefits of the RECYCLEPAK program

  • Low Cost Compliance
  • Reduce Administrative Burden
  • Easy to Order
  • Easy to Use
  • Expert Help Ready to Assist
  • Documented Compliance with Regulations

Frontier Lighting is proud to announce its association with Veolia Environmental Services (formerly ONYX Environmental Services), the largest lamp and ballast recycler in the United States, to provide environmentally responsible recycling alternatives. RECYCLEPAK lamp and ballast recycling kits are now available to our customers through the website or by contacting your salesperson or local office.
Simply fill, seal and return via the prepaid shipping label. Your boxes, drums or pails will be delivered to one of four fully permitted Veolia recycling facilities, where your waste will be recycled to the highest standards in the industry. That’s compliance with confidence!

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