Newsletter for Frontier Lighting - Spring 2008

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

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Property Managers Reduce Their Energy Costs!
Jeff McManus explains how to reduce some energy costs.
Please call Frontier Lighting today for your complimentary copy of our
Lamp Comparison Brochure.

Frontier Lighting is proud to have been a part of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) tradeshows recently held in Fort Myers, Naples, Venice, and Clearwater, Florida. Our lighting consultants enjoyed speaking with many of the Community Managers and Board members about the new energy efficient lighting products and concerns about escalating energy costs. We have produced an eight page guide to assist lighting buyers convert from incandescent light bulbs to more energy efficient fluorescent lighting products. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future tradeshows.

If you have any questions in regards to converting your lighting over to a more energy efficient product please contact us for a free consultation at your facility by one of our many lighting experts.

Did You Know?
The Facts
of Light

• The growth rate of some bamboo plants can reach three feet (91.44 cm) per day.

• The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.

• Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.

The start of the football huddle.

• The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.

• The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving


Now Available in 5000K and 6500K 32W Types
High Lumen Output And Lumen Maintenance
36,000 Hours Life On Programmed Start Ballasts

In response to marketplace demands for high performance T8 lamps in 5000K and 6500K correlated color temperatures, OSRAM SYLVANIA announces the introduction of 32W OCTRON XPS lamps in these respective colors. OCTRON XPS lamps deliver the highest lumens of all OCTRON T8 fluorescent lamps. The initial lumen output FO32/XPS/850/ECO lamps is 5% higher than FO32/XP/850/ECO lamps. The initial lumen output of FO32/XPS/865/ECO lamps is 3.5% higher than FO32/XP/865/ECO lamps. Both new lamp types have 95% lumen maintenance and an average rated life of 36,000 hours when operated on program rapid start electronic ballasts.

These lamps are ECOLOGIC® and meet the Federal TCLP limits (Please check your local and state regulations.). The 5000K OCTRON XPS lamp meets the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) high performance T8 specifications. When combined with QUICKTRONIC® electronic ballasts, the system is covered by the SYLVANIA QUICK 60+® System Warranty of up to 3 years on the lamps and 5 years on the ballast. Frontier Lighting is an Authorized Sylvania distributor and can help you with any Osram Sylvania Product.

Sylvania Newsletter September 2007

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The National Anthem at Ball Games....
An American Tradition
The Language of Lighting -
Basic Lighting Terms
The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, was not officially made the American national anthem until 1931. However, many including the U.S. Army had adopted its use as a patriotic symbol during World War I.

The first evidence of the Star Spangled Banner being played before a ball game was in April, 1917. This was just after the United States had declared war on Germany. The practice continued during the 1920s and the 1930s when bands were present for special occasions such as opening day, the 4th of July, etc. The lack of public address systems ruled out individual singers performing as is the custom today.

However, by the early 1940s most stadiums had installed public address systems so continued the custom of singing the national anthem before every game. High schools and colleges picked up the tradition when marching bands became popular.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered that it be played at military occasions.
In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner became our national anthem.

While there are hundreds of terms used in lighting, the ones listed below are some basic ones used in conjunction with most lighting requirements.

Watts - Bulb wattage is a measure of electrical power, not necessarily the amount of light produced. Wattage describes the amount of power going in, not coming out.

Lumens - A unit of luminous flux; overall light output; quantity of light, expressed in lumens. For example, a dinner candle provides about 12 lumens and a 60-watt soft white incandescent lamp provides about 840 lumens.

Initial Lumens - The measure of the amount of light a lamp produces after it has been operating 100 hours.

Lumens-Per-Watt-ratio - The LPW value is similar in some ways to miles-per-gallon rating for a car, since it expresses what you can get out of a lamp in terms of what is put into it.

Foot-Candle (fc) - The foot candle is a measure of the quantity of light which falls onto a surface. Thus, the lighting level of a room is usually described as a certain foot candle level.

Candelas or Candlepower - The unit of measure indicating the luminous intensity (candlepower) of a light source in a specific direction; any given light source will have many different intensities, depending upon the direction considered. It is a measure of the light source itself.

See our website RESOURCE CENTER for
Glossary of Lighting Terms

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