Newsletter for Frontier Lighting - Summer / Fall 2009

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 the appointment of John Cunningham to the role of Area Manager for central Florida’s eastern Polk and Orange counties. A talented lighting professional with more than 25 years of diverse lighting experience, John’s role will be to anticipate and deliver solutions to meet customers’ lighting needs and priorities.

Frontier’s expansion into eastern Polk and Orange counties, a sign of our continued commitment to serving Western and Central Florida, is being driven by the increasing demand for the high quality lighting products and services that Frontier Lighting provides. We offer free delivery via our own fleet of trucks, with no minimum order required. Our hallmark is our focus on service.

Frontier’s Online Superstore at, allows customers 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 theFrontier Lighting expands to Central Florida. world’s most trusted brands of lighting products, distributing products through our various branches and Online Superstore. Frontier Lighting is the largest independent Sylvania distributor in the southeastern United States.
Authorized distributor of Osram Sylvania ligthing products.

Did You Know?
The Facts
of Light

• Air-filled tires were used on bicycles before they were used on motorcars.

• The manual can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.

• Leonardo da Vinci never built the inventions he designed.

• Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar.

• One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the telephone in 1876, Elisha Gray patented his design. After years of litigation, the patent went to Bell.

• Before they were known as “Journey”, Steve Perry called his band “Golden Gate Rhythm Section”.

• Leaning Tower of Pisa has never been straight. Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and was continued only a 100 year later. It then became visibly clear that the Tower of Pisa is leaning, tilting to the south.

Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Light Saving, Sight Saving, Energy Saving

Cost of Light

When evaluating a new lighting system or reviewing an existing installation, keep in mind that the energy costs will be the single largest expenditure and that it is a recurring monthly cost.

Choosing energy efficient lamps, ballasts and fixtures can help keep that energy expense lower while providing quality light levels.

Cost of Lighting Chart

Energy Solutions

Lighting is the one load that can be significantly altered to produce energy savings while maintaining or even improving current light levels.

Energy Solutions:

• Replace T12 systems with energy efficient T8 or T5 systems
• Use high frequency electronic ballasts instead of magnetic
• Replace incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps
• Implement a lighting maintenance plan in your facility
  (group re-lamping and disposal)
• Install lighting controls
  (dimming instead of fixed light, occupancy sensors).

Authorized distributor of Osram Sylvania ligthing products.

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How to Get Rid of
Junk Mail
US Mail Boxes

Is your mailbox running over, full of stuff you don’t want? Junk mail wastes tremendous amounts of paper. It also piles up on your table, and wastes your time. With a small investment of time, you can stop the flow at its source. Here’s some tips on how.

Write to the mail preference service These do-not-mail lists are maintained by the major marketing associations that maintain and distribute the major mailing lists, but they do work. The US mail preference service will charge you one dollar ($1) to add your name to their opt-out list.

Get rid of credit card solicitations in the US, by phoning 1-888-5 OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688). It is an automated number. Listen to the options carefully. It’s well worth calling—the opt-out is good for 5 years, or you can request to be permanently removed from their lists.

Call individual catalog companies and ask them to remove you from their mailing lists.

Place a sign by your mailbox that reads “No Free Papers”.


It now seems the best people in any field are those who have devoted the most hours of their life to what the researchers call a Deliberate Practice. This is an activity that’s explicitly intended to improve their performance, that constantly reaches for objectives just beyond one’s current level of competence in a given area and gives feedback in results with a high level of day to day repetition. As an example: Simply hitting an eight iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin 80 percent of the time, continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments, and doing that for hours every day - that is a Deliberate Practice. Consistency of your practice is the key. High performers in any task have been found to practice roughly the same amount at their task every day, including weekends. It’s the same story in surgery, sales, and virtually every sport. More Deliberate Practice equals better performance and tons of practice equals great performance. The reality is that we are not hostage to some naturally granted level of talent. We can all make ourselves what we will and that greatness isn’t reserved for a preordained few. It is available to you and to everyone with hard work and practice. Postcard

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