Javo Beverage sees the light with a new LED upgrade

Posted on April 05, 2019

High-ceiling spaces where lighting is hard to reach are some of the best and most cost-effective applications for LED technology.  No one knows this better than leading coffee, tea, and botanical extract company Javo Beverage and the team at its 240,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Indianapolis.  Following the recent installation of Litetronics LEDs, the plant will now enjoy the benefits of improved lighting quality, long life, and low maintenance for years to come, all while significantly reducing costs.

At the hands of outdated fluorescent and HID technology, “our lighting had a yellow, dark, and dingy look that didn’t support our high-tech production process,” shared Jerry Gray, Javo Beverage’s Director of Manufacturing.  Travis Martindale, Project Manager at Indianapolis-based Flex Green Energy & Lighting, the energy/lighting service provider that conducted Javo’s upgrade, agreed.  

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According to Martindale, “the acrylic lenses on their existing HID fixtures were tarnished and yellow and almost a quarter of the fixtures had blown out.”  As a result, he said, “footcandle levels throughout the plant were extremely low.”

The solution involved the installation of over 400 LED Linear High Bays, Strip Fixtures, and Flat Panels from Litetronics.  Since completing the upgrade throughout the facility’s warehouse, production rooms, packaging rooms, and Inspection Room/Quality Lab in December 2018, Javo Beverage is drinking in the benefits.  In addition to reducing its fixture count by 15% thanks to the LEDs’ powerful and uniform light distribution, the upgrade increased the plant’s lighting levels three to five-fold while reducing energy consumption and costs by 67%. 

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Topics: High Bays, Industrial

Javo Beverage sees the light with a new LED upgrade

No More Balancing Act: Ergonomically-Designed LED Retrofits Help Ensure Installer Safety

Posted on March 27, 2019

Thousands of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings nationwide are upgrading to the long-life, cost-saving, and low-maintenance benefits of LEDs and employing the use of electrical contractors and in-house crew members to complete those installations.  But how safe and easy is the process?

 

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Topics: Retrofits

No More Balancing Act: Ergonomically-Designed LED Retrofits Help Ensure Installer Safety

Making Your Classroom Lighting Learner- And Sensory-Friendly

Posted on March 12, 2019

A classroom should be a place of discovery and intellectual development for students of all ages. However, it also can be a place of frustration and confusion if the conditions aren’t optimal. Although the strength of the teacher and the materials are the most important ingredients for success in school, the role of the physical environment shouldn’t be overlooked. Learners need to be comfortable in order to concentrate, and lighting can have a profound effect on how well children and young adults perform.

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Topics: Retrofits, Schools

Making Your Classroom Lighting Learner- And Sensory-Friendly

Where Food is Processed or Served, NSF-rated Lighting is the L-A-W

Posted on March 05, 2019

According to research firm Statista, there are currently more than 660,000 restaurants in the U.S., as well as tens of thousands of other facilities involved in the processing, manufacture, and/or service of food and beverages. For all of these locations, high-quality lighting that maintains a sanitary environment and prevents the risk of physical contamination is imperative.

 

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Topics: High Bays, Luminaires

Where Food is Processed or Served, NSF-rated Lighting is the L-A-W

LEDs: The Stars Behind Your Security System

Posted on February 15, 2019

Studies have long confirmed that poor lighting increases the risk of accidents and criminal activity in schools and public places, but did you know that poor lighting can also compromise the quality of footage captured by security cameras? The good news is that, beyond their more well-known benefits of high energy efficiency, long life, and low maintenance, LEDs can also boost a facility’s security and surveillance capabilities based on their instant-on properties and improved quality of light.

 

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Topics: High Bays, Schools

LEDs: The Stars Behind Your Security System

Is Your Building In Need Of A Lighting Retrofit?

Posted on February 07, 2019

If you’re not satisfied with the current lighting system in your facility, a retrofit may be the quick and relatively inexpensive way to change it. However, there are plenty of other reasons why a lighting retrofit might be a good idea, even if you don’t have any complaints about your fixtures at the moment.

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Topics: Retrofits

Is Your Building In Need Of A Lighting Retrofit?

Did You Know? LEDs are a Facility’s ‘HVAC Hero’

Posted on January 25, 2019

Lighting users are often familiar with many of the more well-publicized benefits of LED technology, including their high energy efficiency, long life, and low maintenance requirements.  But not everyone is aware of another material benefit that LEDs can deliver -- significant reductions to a facility’s HVAC costs thanks to their cooler-running properties.

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Topics: Retrofits, Schools

Did You Know? LEDs are a Facility’s ‘HVAC Hero’

Driving Down Costs and Improving Quality at Lakeshore Middle School with Retrofit Kits

Posted on December 27, 2018

Lakeshore Middle School in Mequon, WI used Litetronics' fluorescent to LED conversion kits to create a better learning environment while saving money.

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Topics: Retrofits, Schools

Driving Down Costs and Improving Quality at Lakeshore Middle School with Retrofit Kits