Monday, August 20, 2018

RP Lighting + Fans Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Region

 Bradley joined RP Lighting + Fans in March 2018. Prior to the Regional Sales Manager position, Bradley spent fourteen years in retail showrooms, nine years in wholesale distribution, he owned a Lighting & Bulbs Supply company for 10 years and has extensive Multi-Family experience. Bradley is an industry veteran with over 24 years’ experience in the Lighting industry and certainly knows the market including Showrooms and Distribution. “The knowledge I have gained in all facets of the Lighting Industry has been a huge part of my success over the years, selling to Distributors, Contractors, end users and to independent agencies.” said Bradley.

“Bradley comes to RP with the highest recommendations from our largest rep agency, and our largest customer.” said Mark Altomare, RP Lighting + Fans Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “His experience in commercial business development, multifamily building, paired with his extensive background in the retail showroom market in the Southeast region is an exceptional fit for RP Lighting.”

Bradley graduated from Damelin College in, Johannesburg, South Africa with a bachelor’s degree in sales and marketing.

To learn more about RP Lighting + Fans and our great team of employees, visit our website!

RP Lighting + Fans Hires New Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast Region

Glenn joined RP Lighting + Fans in April 2018 and is an industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the electrical industry, in lighting, and with LED technology. “I believe that although the lighting industry has gone through, and continues to go through, massive changes that the keys to success still remain the same. Treat people with respect, be honest, and operate with integrity.  These things are the foundation of success and without them the structure will always crumble,” said Glenn. Glenn has held roles such as a Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, Market Development Manager and VP of Business Development with companies including Hubbell Lighting, Lighting Science Group, Con-Tech, and Cooper Lighting.

Glenn’s experience includes direct sales to commercial and national accounts, as well as architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and distributors. He has also managed Rep-Agents in the U.S. and Canada; beginning his career as an electrician/foreman doing lighting retrofits for an electrical contractor. “I have worked with Glenn in the past and have always been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the industry and the people in it. He can transition seamlessly from troubleshooting a job site with a contractor, to making an energy presentation in a C-Suite.” said Mark Altomare, RP Lighting + Fans Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I am very excited to have someone with Glenn’s knowledge and abilities on the RP Team.”

To learn more about RP Lighting + Fans and their team, visit the website!

Friday, August 17, 2018

New United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Light Bulbs - Are You Prepared?

The United Nations is formally introducing new Guidelines for conventional consumer light bulbs in developing and emerging countries.

According to LightED Magazine, “The Model Regulation Guidelines can help countries meet their environmental goals, improve public health, and save money,” said Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch of UN Environment. “They’re a great example of what partnerships between the private sector and environmental groups can achieve.”

 Harry Verhaar, who is the Head of Global Public & Government Affairs at Signify, says that the timing has never been better for these Guidelines, telling LightED Magazine: “The global market for incandescent light bulbs has reduced by 80 per cent from 12 to 2 billion units over the past ten years. Implementing these Guidelines is crucial for developing and emerging economies, where incandescent light bulbs are still widely available.”

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

United Nations Makes Push for More Energy-Efficient LEDs

According to LightED Magazine, the United Nations is formally making the push for countries to use more energy-efficient LED bulbs. “One of the fastest and cheapest ways to deliver carbon savings and relief to stressed electricity grids is to shift to energy-saving LED lighting.

Noah Horowitz, Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency Standards at the Natural Resources Defense Council, noted, “Light bulbs are the low-hanging fruit in the efficiency tree. No other product offers such compelling savings on a per product basis. LEDs use up to 90 per cent less energy than conventional incandescent light bulbs.”

To find out more about these new Guidelines and how RP Lighting + Fans is monitoring the latest industry news, visit our website!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Making the Switch to LED Lights? The Environment Will Thank You!

Are you looking for more environmentally-friendly ways to upgrade your business?

According to LightED Magazine, “the use of LEDs to illuminate buildings and outdoor spaces reduced the total carbon dioxide emissions of lighting by an estimated 570 million tons in 2017.”

The efficiency of LEDs makes them environmentally-friendly and making the switch to LEDs doesn’t require consumers to reduce consumption or make lifestyle changes to help the environment.

According to Jamie Fox, principal analyst at IHS Markit, “LED component companies and lighting companies have transformed their industry. They are fighting climate change much more effectively than other industries.”

At RP Lighting + Fans, we make it our mission to stay on top of the latest technologies so we can provide you and your customers with the most efficient and up-to-date products to improve your business.

Friday, June 8, 2018

New ENERGY STAR® Ceiling Fan 4.0 Specifications & How It Will Affect You

New ENERGY STAR® Ceiling Fan 4.0 specifications will go into effect June 15, 2018 – this includes major changes to the efficacy requirements.

These new specifications create a series of concerns for suppliers and manufactures. It is feared that only ceiling fans with DC motors will be able to achieve the requirements, which are significantly more expensive, a cost that consumers may not want to pay. It's too soon to tell if consumers will choose the cheaper fans without the ENERGY STAR® rating, or if the rebates will make the extra cost of the DC fan the same as cheaper AC motor fans.

To learn more about how we're preparing for this change, visit our website!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Good Lighting Can Affect Your Bottom Line

Whether you’re in retail, food service, hospitality, or another industry altogether, chances are your lighting indoors and outdoors can make or break your customers actually making a purchase or using one of your services.

As a supplier and manufacturer of wholesale lighting fixtures, RP Lighting + Fans knows that the right type of lighting for your application means more than just illuminating your space.

We’re continually improving and modifying our products to be more environmentally-friendly, which will save you money as you upgrade your lighting. If you’re a supplier of LED lighting solutions, your customers could benefit from thinking more about lighting and how it affects their bottom line!

For more information about the wholesale lighting fixtures we offer and how we can help you find the right fit for your application, contact us today to speak with one of our experts.

RP Lighting + Fans Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Southeast Region

 Bradley joined RP Lighting + Fans in March 2018. Prior to the Regional Sales Manager position, Bradley spent fourteen years in retail sho...