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Eliminating Rework: How Monterey Lighting Empowers Architects & Designers

For years, Monterey Lighting has seen similar challenges from architects. No matter how many times they design lighting with the perfect aesthetic at what they perceive to be an accurate budget, once all the bids come back from the contractor, it is budget overrun after overrun. This discrepancy consistently leads to a lot of rework. […]

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5 Benefits of Setting Building Standards for Lighting

Cost overruns and project delays are two of the most common challenges projects face, especially when it comes to the lighting phase. Unfortunately, many project stakeholders underestimate the importance of setting a building-wide standard, dismissing it entirely without understanding the significant benefits of it. When owners don’t set a building-wide standard, they run the risk […]

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The Smarter Way to Source Lighting in 2020

When it comes to commercial real estate projects, quality lighting can make all the difference in elevating your client’s experience. In addition to enhancing the aesthetic appeal, a well-designed lighting system can improve your building’s net operating income by increasing lease rates while simultaneously lowering energy costs. The right lighting can provide your building with […]

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Connected Lighting: The Second Wave of LED Lighting Technology

For the past several years, building owners and managers who have converted to using LED lights have experienced the first wave of benefits provided by LED Lighting – energy savings. A well designed LED retrofit or tenant improvement project can cut energy consumption by 50% or more, reducing operating costs and improving net operating income. […]

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Lighting Control Systems: The Importance of Setting a Building-wide Standard

For many building owners and managers, the decision on the lighting control systems used in tenant improvement projects has been left to the tenants. However, in the past few years, Title 24 regulations requiring continuous dimming, daylighting, plug load control and demand response have increased the cost and complexity of lighting control systems in commercial […]

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Saving Money With Commercial Lighting

Firms are always looking to save money and improve productivity. One way to do this is through commercial lighting options. Most commercial spaces are over lit, costing companies more money than ever. Finding ways to save money on commercial lighting is imperative for a firm’s success. Consider implementing the below steps for a successful outcome. […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Use LED Lights

We love the way they emit light, so crisp and bright but what does LED stand for? LED stands for “Light Emitting Diodes”. And, they have revolutionised the lighting industry by using only 20% of the energy that would be required for a filament or halogen light with the same amount of light. More and […]

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Monterey Lighting Success Story: Five Star Parking

Five Star Parking runs the Parking Palace in downtown San Diego, a multi-level parking garage that provides 200,000 square feet of parking/675 stalls. To brighten the garage and improve visitor safety throughout the structure, Five Star Parking turned to Monterey Lighting to replace aging 175 watt metal halide lamps with high efficiency T8 Vaportight fixtures, […]

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