The EYE of the President

LEDs on Retrofit Fast Track for Historically Styled Lighting Applications

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

LEDs offer reduced operating expense and better quality of light for street, area and campus lighting

"I've been involved with historically styled street lighting for more than 20 years. So when NEMA asked me to pen a piece for the February lighting issue of their magazine, I jumped at the chance. With the LED revolution in full force in the street lighting market, EYE has a powerful story to tell with LEDioc Retrofit Kits for Post tops and many other products for cities, municipalities and college campuses.  

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Topics: LED

Reflections on Far East Travels – Then and Now

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Thu, Apr 2, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Asia with a multi-purposed agenda.  To go that distance for just one or two meetings is not a wise use of time or money.  But neither is jam-packing the agenda every day and night full of appointments for two weeks of meetings, tours and trade events.  There has to be some downtime to recoup and refresh oneself.  Otherwise burn-out sets in very quickly.  And being sick overseas is not usually a fun time.

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Topics: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Lighting, Saitama Prefecture Japan

Are There Too Many Choices in Lighting Events - or in Lighting?

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 16:03 PM

Earlier in my career, I had the opportunity to host international guests when they visited the U.S. for business discussions. I always found the lunch break to be an amusing, yet confusing time for those from offshore who were trying to order a basic sandwich at the local deli bar. As we approached the counter, they would normally ask for a ham or chicken sandwich. Turkey is not so common in some parts of the world.

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Topics: LED Lighting, LED Applications, Lighting Products Made in America, Strategies in Light 2015

Friday Night Lights (with HID Lamps) - and Saturday and Sunday and…

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 @ 06:12 AM

The first pro football game played at night under the lights was in 1902. The Philadelphia Athletics beat Kanaweola 39-0. The first major league baseball night game was not until 1935, and it was here in Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Phils 2-1. These days, if you fly across the country at night, you can see the landscape is dotted with the familiar well-lit patterns of baseball parks, football fields, soccer pitches and tennis courts.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting, HID lamps, LED Lighting, Sports Stadium Lighting

A Nobel Prize for a Noble Invention - "Blue" LEDs

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 15:10 PM

Congratulations to the three scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014.  Their work on the development of “blue” LEDs is revolutionizing our industry and the award is well deserved.  We should all applaud their past effort and their newly acknowledged success.

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Topics: HID lamps, blue LEDs, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, HID technology

Photocontrols New Standard means Energy Savings & Better Lighting Control

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

New 7-Pin Design Provides Smart Control; EYE is Ready to Provide Customers with Maximum Flexibility for Outdoor Lighting

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Topics: Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment, ANSI C136, LED Lighting, Energy efficient lighting

EYE Lighting and Cleveland… On the Rise

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

For a place known for cold winters, Cleveland is hot.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting, Transit Lighting, Street Lighting, LED Lighting

Building a High-Performance Team – It’s a Must Nowadays!

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Thu, May 8, 2014 @ 14:05 PM

Most businesses today look to teams to solve problems- not individuals- because it produces better results. In recruiting new people into an organization, HR specialists and hiring managers do their best to identify candidates who possess the right technical skills for the job. But now, they also look closely at how individuals will interact with colleagues, peers and other associates, and whether they fit the “culture” of the company.

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Topics: team work

The BIG ONE: Light+Building has come and gone… so what’s next?

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 07:04 AM

I just returned from Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany.  For those of you who haven’t been there, it’s the world’s largest lighting show, held every two years and is at least 10-times larger than our own Lightfair in the US. 

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Topics: Commercial lighting in Europe, LED Lighting, HID

Standards & Certifications in Lighting – Clarity on a Complex Process

Posted by Tom Salpietra on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 13:03 PM

Safety in making, selling and buying products powered by electricity is of paramount importance to manufacturers, specifiers, resellers and end-users of electrical lighting products. Without safety and performance standards, the industry and marketplace opens itself up to issues dealing with fire and electrical shock.

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Topics: nationally recognized testing laboratories, Installation safety