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What is DLC 4.0?

A common designation for LED lamps and fixtures released in recent months is “DLC 4.0 rated”. Previously manufacturers touted products with a vague DLC status. What implications will there be for the rebate process on DLC 4.0 products as well as those that qualified previously? If you are unfamiliar with DLC, it stands for the Design Lights […]

Xcel Energy Announces 2017 Efficiency Partner Awards

Premier Lighting has once again been recognized by Xcel Energy as a leader in helping companies reduce energy usage and save money. Premier finished 2016 as Xcel’s top rebate processor among lighting companies and have continued setting the pace into 2017. Full news release below: MINNEAPOLIS (MAY 11, 2017) – Xcel Energy recently recognized 39 […]

GE Type C LED T5 Lamps w/ GE Lightech Driver

GE LED T5 Type C with Lightech Driver

Rid yourself of inefficient and cumbersome fluorescent T5 systems by retrofitting your existing fixtures to GE’s Type C LED T5 tubes. These LED T5 tubes operate with a GE Lightech Driver that can run 1-4 lamps. These LED drivers also allow for dimming functionality with a 0-10V dimmer, allowing you to customize and save even more […]

What Makes an LED Bulb Flicker and How to Solve the LED Flicker Effect

With fluorescent lighting gradually being displaced in favor of LED, many thought the days of dealing with flickering lights were over. Despite flickering being less present in LED than with fluorescent systems, it is certainly still a factor. What are the causes of this, and are there solutions? Types of Flickering There are two types […]

Premier Lighting Case Study: Office Building LED Retrofit

Retrofitting fluorescent T8 with LED T8 17W

Customer Profile: Smiths Medical is a leading global manufacturer of specialty medical devices, and has been in business for over 65 years, operating in 30 countries with sales to 120 countries. They employ nearly 8,000 people in six continents. Goal: Smiths Medical’s growth led the company to seek larger space for their Minnesota-based world head-quarters. […]

Premier Lighting Case Study: Replacing Fluorescent Highbays with LED Fixtures

Replacing fluorescent high bays with LED fixtures

Customer Profile: Since 1926, Graco Inc. has been a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing, and maintenance industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graco works closely with distributors around the world to offer innovative products that set the quality standard for spray finishing, paint circulation, lubrication, […]

Premier Lighting Case Study: Holiday Gas Station LED Canopy Lights

New LED Gas Canopy Fixture

Customer Profile: Holiday Stationstores is a recognized leader in the convenience store industry with over 500 stores throughout ten states in the northern region of the United States: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and the Dakotas. Holiday provides customers with a shopping experience that is unique to the convenience store industry – […]

Premier Lighting Case Study: AAA Auto Parts Warehouse Retrofit

Customer Profile: AAA Auto Parts is an automotive recycler in the Twin Cities area that has access to any auto part. Their goal for the last 30 years has been to make finding the right, quality recycled part as easy as possible for their customers. Goal: Having high-level rack warehouses that store over 45,000 square feet […]