DuraGuard Quarterly
Autumn 2017
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Big China Highbays -
Can Low Price Produce Durability?

The US lighting market is being inundated with Chinese companies offering LED highbays at amazingly low prices. Companies are offering container quantity 150-200W LED highbays to replace 400W MH fixtures for less than $100 each.
DuraGuard has developed guidelines to help specifiers determine the features of LED light fixtures necessary for long life and minimal light loss over time. LEDs require thoughtful product engineering to build fixtures that will last several years under normal service conditions. Most Big China highbays available at these low prices simply cannot last due to extreme cost reduction measures that affect engineering performance.
The table below illustrates the effects of these extreme cost reduction measures on LED performance based on our presentation " Understanding the Complexities of Specifying LED Luminaires".
Overall, when considering the potential costs associated with the need for additional fixtures, the likelihood that the published performance will not represent the installed output, the potential for multiple fixture replacements due to failed drivers and LEDs, and the lack of warranty support, we believe that quality US based highbay products are a far better choice.
Gooseneck Series

The new Gooseneck Series eliminates the problem of heavy fixtures and outdated incandescent bulbs by combining the Gooseneck decorative Arms with our LEDicated LED fixtures! Five different arm designs and two wall plates can be combined with the VP53, FB1, FL20, and LV1A fixtures for a number of different designs. They can also be customized with shades, visors, and wireguards. Visit our website for complete details.
Gooseneck Series
Continued Highbay Line Expansion

We're continuing to expand our highbay lighting line with new designs and options, such as specialty optics and increased wattage choices, to meet the needs of all segments of the market. The newest members of the highbay family include the following:

HB31C3 Astra Low Profile Highbay
Multiple optic configurations including some with uplight.
Available now

169 watts with multiple optics.
Available now

300 watts with multiple optics.
273 watts with multiple optics
Available now

HB55Q High ceiling, high wattage applications.
Available now
In addition, a factory installed microwave sensor is available on a variety of our LED highbays!

Please visit our website for complete details on any of our fixtures.
DuraGuard Welcomes a New Agent

We are pleased to welcome another new Agent to our sales force, Visual Interest Inc., covering Colorado & Southern Wyoming.
NAED logo NAED Update
The NAED Conferences allow us to meet with fellow industry veterans and stay up-to-date with the latest advances in the distribution market.

We recently attended the 2017 NAED AdVenture conference in Chicago, IL .

We're looking forward to the upcoming conferences this year.

NAED Eastern Conference
Tampa, FL, November 13th through 15th

Shannon Edens: 727-480-5899
Robert Miles: 678-860-9906
Industry Events

DuraGuard attends various industry conferences and events throughout the year. This October we exhibited at Lightshow West in Los Angeles, CA.
Lightshow West booth
We will be attending the LED Specifier Summit in Chicago, IL, November 14th-15th.