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LED Tubes – Making Cents of Them

Published Wednesday, June, 10, 2015

Tube be or not tube be – that is the question! Caveat emptor is a Latin term that means “let the buyer beware.” This term puts the risk on the buyer that a product may fail to meet their performance (and safety) expectations or have inherent defects. In other words, the principle of caveat emptor really serves as a warning... more

Be a DimWatt

Published Tuesday, June, 9, 2015

The best ways to reduce energy use and cost from lighting. You can probably imagine how many times a garage lighting specialist is asked about motion sensors in parking structures. They come up at every trade show and meeting we attend. Some people are passionate about wanting them, and others don’t understand the need. Because it is, at the very... more

Brighter Garage Means Brighter Revenue

Published Monday, June, 8, 2015

This will blow your mind! What if I told you that relighting your parking garage, even if it wasn’t justified by energy and maintenance savings, would still pay for itself? I mean, even if you were to foot the entire bill without any incentives, you would still be justified in a lighting retrofit? How so? Everyone knows by now that... more

Is There Such a Thing as a SURE THING?

Published Thursday, April, 10, 2014

If someone came up to you and said, “I’d like to give you an opportunity to invest in Apple Inc. today at the price of the initial Apple Computer IPO of 1980,” what would you do? After you pinched yourself, you would begin the process of accumulating as much money as you could from everyone you knew in order to... more

Demand for LED and Induction Lighting Remains Strong

Published Thursday, March, 13, 2014

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, doing a relighting project on your parking garage or lot will pay for itself, over and over again. You can bank on it! Here are several examples to support that statement. The Offices and Residences at 429 on the Park, a high-end, multi-use property in Downtown Indianapolis, was developed and is managed... more

Sustainability By the Air, Land, and Sea

Published Monday, March, 10, 2014

Steps toward greater sustainability continue to impact airports’ bottom lines and environmental footprints For many airports, such as Port Columbus International Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport, being green is more than lip-service; it’s a way of life. Officials at these airports have committed themselves to greening their operations as a means of assuming greater environmental responsibility.... more

A Parking Concession That Works!

Published Wednesday, February, 12, 2014

Two years ago, the idea of “concessioning” parking at The Ohio State University (OSU) was under discussion. As head of its parking operations at the time, the concept of taking a university parking system and turning it over to a private company to operate in a manner that was “equal or better” was something I was convinced could not be... more

The Ohio State University – The Lighting University

Published Sunday, January, 5, 2014

Everyone’s talking about … The Ohio State University (OSU) public-private partnership (P3) project.  What many don’t talk about are some of the ways the new caretakers of this prestigious property are actually paying it forward. At this year’s Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE), March 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, we will lead a panel discussion titled “Lighting... more

IU Health Neuroscience Center Wins Best Building Award

Published Monday, November, 25, 2013

At the Indiana University Health complex’s newest addition, the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, the study of the brain isn’t just a discipline. It’s woven into the very fabric of the building. From a nearby highway, the electroencephalogram-inspired architectural fins on the north facade and neuron-inspired shapes on the west facade broadcast the center’s mission of advanced neurological medicine. Step inside... more

ECO-Friendly Lighting Firm Gains Wattage After Recession

Published Wednesday, October, 30, 2013

Jeff Pinyot admits it doesn’t sound exciting to say his company supplies the parking garage industry. “If you’re ever really bored, over there are stacks of things that will really excite you,” he joked as he waved his arm at a tower of commercial parking trade publications. Pinyot, co-founder and CEO of Eco Lighting Solutions in Fishers, and partner David... more