Newsletter for Frontier Lighting - Summer 2008

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

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Reducing the Stress of Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season can be a very stressful period for many people. Much of the stress comes from a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation. Florida’s hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. While we can’t prevent hurricanes, there are measures we can take now to prepare for them.
A hurricane approaching south east of Florida.A disaster kit is essential. Recommended items are flashlights, portable battery operated radio, supply of extra batteries, first aid kit and manual, non-perishable food and extra water, essential medicines, cash, credit cards and sturdy shoes.
Trim back dead or weak branches from trees.
Protect your windows. Permanent shutters are the best protection. A lower cost alternative is to put up plywood panels. Use 1/2 inch plywood - marine plywood is best - cut to fit each window. Remember to mark which sheet fits which window.
Develop an emergency communication plan in case family members are separated. This is a very real possibility during the day. Have a plan for getting back together.
If a hurricane does approach, be sure you keep informed of the latest information through your local weather reports.
Prepare now for a less stressful hurricane season!

Did You Know?
The Facts
of Light

• First novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

• Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

• Hershey's Kisses® are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt and it makes a kissing sound.
Hershey Kisses

• The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile/moving National Monuments in the US.

San Francisco Cable Car

• TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

• When Florida was granted statehood on March 3, 1845, its population was 57, 921.

Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving

Why turtle lighting?

Baby Leatherback TurtleSea turtles are marine reptiles that have existed since the Age of Dinosaurs. Eight species of sea turtles have managed to survive to modern times. Three of these species, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, the Green Sea Turtle, and the Leatherback Sea Turtle nest on the Florida Gulf Coast beaches from April through September every year.

Sea turtles in Florida are protected through Florida Statutes, Chapter 370, and by the United States Endangered Species Act of 1973. Any person who knowingly violates any provision of the act may be assessed civil penalties up to $25,000 or a criminal penalty up to $50,000 and up to one year imprisonment.

What does this have to do with lighting? Lighted beach fronts attract adult females to nest too high on the beach. Sea turtle hatchlings have an inborn tendency to move in the brightest direction. Artificial lighting on turtle nesting beaches disorients the hatchlings and prevents them from finding the sea from their nest. This disorientation causes thousands of hatchling deaths each year in Florida and is a significant sea turtle conservation problem.

Turtle Insignia Turtle friendly lighting is completely shielded down or recessed low wattage lighting. At Frontier Lighting we stock several different non-corrosive fixtures that are deemed turtle safe. Turtle light from Sesco Lighting.
Turtle friendly fixtures that we can provide for you.
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Beating Stress!
Light Bulbs & Lighting Fixtures
Stress can wear your body down both mentally and physically. A healthy body can cope with stress better than an unhealthy one. Here are some tips to keeping healthy and beating stress.

Stay Active. Physical activity is an excellent stress buster. It burns up the extra chemicals induced by stress.

Stick to a healthy diet. Eat lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains, less sugar, red meats, processed foods and saturated fats.

Have balance in your life. We all have responsibilities, but give yourself permission to just relax and have fun, too!

Keep a good attitude.
Smiling FaceLaugh! It’s more fun than fretting. Stay in the present, don’t waste energy worrying about the past, Share your feelings, for keeping things bottled up can add to your stress.

Get enough sleep. Most adults need about 8 hours of restful sleep a night.

Take a long walk in a nature setting. Even if you live in an urban area, you can get to a park or nature preserve and take a long hike. The fresh air and the exercise will help you relieve stress, and you’ll get to enjoy some of the best scenery nature has to offer.

Relaxing natural path in Florida.

Sea Gull Lighting was proud to be named
ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year
in 2004, 2005 and 2007
and Sustained Excellence Winner for 2008.

Sea Gull Lighting Logo

The look of ENERGY STAR® lighting has evolved into decorative fixtures, sconces, outdoor lighting, and ceiling fans that reduce operating costs. By selecting ENERGY STAR® lighting, ceiling fans, and light bulbs, you will be working toward reducing your energy bills and maintenance service calls, resulting in a $avings.

Frontier Lighting Part Number 97102ENERGY STAR® lighting fixtures generally use pin-based light bulbs, which do not screw into the socket, are brighter and have the added benefit of longer lamp life. The pin-based light bulbs that come with Sea Gull Lighting ENERGY STAR® lighting fixtures are made and tested to last for 10,000 hours, as compared to 6,000 hours for screw-in light bulbs.

Savings That Never End:
ENERGY STAR® qualified light fixtures save time and money. The long-life bulbs need to be changed, on average, only once every seven to eight years compared to traditional incandescent that need to be changed every year! Sea Gull ENERGY STAR® fixtures have a two year manufacturer warranty and are shipped with the lamp.
ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting fixtures provide 60 lumens per watt, while traditional incandescent light fixtures only provide 14 lumens per watt. “Think miles per gallon.”


Less Heat:
ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting products generate 78% less heat than standard incandescent lighting, keeping you cooler in the summer.
Energy saving light fixtures use 75% less energy than standard incandescent fixtures, which means big savings for you and the environment.

Frontier Lighting is an authorized
Sea Gull Lighting distributor.

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