DuraGuard Quarterly
Summer 2017
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Turtle Friendly Amber LED Lighting
Our new DuraLED Amber series of specialized amber LED lighting was created for turtle friendly wildlife and security applications. The amber light will not attract turtle hatchlings, instead they are drawn back to the water by the moonlight's reflection. We offer a variety of luminaires for low-level, glare-controlled amber output with optional house side/glare shield for directional control.

Visit our website to see the complete line of DuraLED Amber fixtures available now!
Linear Die Cast

Our Linear LV Series offers a high lumen output and multiple sizes; LV1A 12", LV2A 24", and LV4A 48". These fixtures can be used as wall packs, flood lighting, or canopy and garage lighting and are best suited for food service & wet location lighting applications. The Linear LV Series is IP66, wet location hose down rated, with pending NSF certification.

The LV1A 12" is now in stock and available to ship. The LV2A 24" Linear Die Cast will be available in July of this year and the LV4A is expected to be available in August. Visit our website for complete details on the 12" Linear Die Cast.
New Presentation Available!
Understanding the Complexities of Specifying LED Fixtures

Specifying LED Luminaires today is a process that matches the disruptive nature of LED Technology in its complexity and increased level of knowledge. The days of HID "Bulb in a Box" products that were relatively easy to compare are gone. The Specifier needs to have a deeper understanding of the electrical and physical attributes of LEDs in order to provide the professional level of service that is commensurate with their project responsibilities.
Topics Covered:
  • Effect of heat on LED Performance - How TM-21 is calculated
  • Key LED Fixture specification features needed to create long life and improved lumen depreciation
  • Light Loss Factor (LLF) - How to use L70 ratings for comparative calculated lighting levels for LED fixtures
There are several indicators found in LED Luminaire specifications and observable physical fixture attributes that can be used to ascertain a reasonable light output performance and life rating, that will be explained in our presentation available for review here. The performance characteristics of LEDs and the effect of heat management, fixture construction, driver attributes, and environmental sealing will be discussed. Current methodologies for determining performance using the Energy Star TM-21 Calculator will be explored in detail and linked to the LED Luminaire specifications. The goal is to provide the Specifier with an understandable set of guidelines to select quality LED Luminaires that match project design criteria.
Highbay Line Expansion

We're expanding our highbay lighting line to meet all segments of the market. The newest members of the highbay family include the following:

HB30C3 Astra Low Profile Highbay
Multiple optic configurations including some with uplight.
Available now

HBLC3 Linear COB Highbay
Optional emergency battery backup.
Available this Fall

HB55Q MegaBay Highbay
High ceiling, high wattage applications.
Available later this Summer

120-200 watts with multiple optics.
Available now

HB45C3 Astra 22" COB Highbay
300 watts with multiple optics.
Available later this Summer
Webb City Little League

Webb City field Recently we teamed up with Graybar in Missouri to donate sports lighters for the local little league field. Robert Russell of Graybar was quoted as saying, "On behalf of myself and the rest of the board members of Webb City Little League and the Webb City community, we truly thank you for your generous donation!"
DuraGuard Welcomes New Agents

We are pleased to welcome five new Agents to our sales force:
  • EPEK Industries - Ohio
  • Sustainable Lighting & Controls - Texas
  • ArchLUME Inc - Louisiana
  • ERW Lighting & Controls - Washington
  • Gildner Maddox LLC - Arkansas, Oklahoma, & Texas
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 National conference in Boston, MA and the 2017 NAED Women In Industry conference in Minneapolis, MN. The Women in Industry conference also raises money for local organizations. The conference donated the funds to Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, FL again this year. Girls Inc. provides girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Our contribution, along with many others, allowed NAED to provide over $7,000 to the organization! 

We're looking forward to the upcoming conferences this year.
NAED AdVenture
Chicago, IL, August 2nd through 4th

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 May we exhibited at Lightfair 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. In June we participated in the PLS Professional Lighting Services Open House in Indianapolis, IN.

We will be attending 2017 Lightshow West in Los Angeles, CA, October 11th-12th.