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Charlie Szoradi is the Chairman and CEO of Independence LED Lighting, an award-winning U.S. manufacturer of LED tubes and fixtures. Independence LED’s products meet the “”Buy America”” standards, and are produced at the company’s plant in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Independence LED was awarded the 2013 “”Best Lighting Retrofit”” from the U.S. Green Building Council.
A leading expert on energy-efficient buildings and commercial illumination, Mr. Szoradi is also the founder of GREENandSAVE.com. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Szoradi is a member of the Green Economy Task Force, a Certified Building Performance Institute Energy Auditor, and a sought-after speaker on sustainable design.
Today’s discussion guide:
Why Independence LED moved manufacturing back to the US (from China).
Why American made LED lights are superior.
Total Cost of Ownership – e.g. Lifetime operating expense analysis vs just the cost of equipment and de-lamping options to use one high output tube to replace two fluorescent tubes.
Smart Controls – e.g. Dimming Technology, Light Harvesting, and Utility Demand Response.
Where to put the lights to maximize return – ROI for 24/7 areas like exit stairs, warehouses, etc.
When to Retrofit – Paths such as “”Rolling Retrofit”” and “”Tenant Fit-Out”” to address the needs of customers.”