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June 2019
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Energy Saving Sports Lighter

LED Sports LighterThe SP52Q 536W LED sports lighter offers an energy savings of 64% over a Metal Halide 1500W sports lighter. The specially designed NEMA 2, 3, 4, and 5 optics deliver up to 65,000 lumens while providing uniform light levels with more tightly-controlled light trespass than conventional metal halide fixtures, resulting in fewer complaints from neighboring homeowners and businesses. The longer lifespan of LEDs results in greatly reduced maintenance costs while delivering a higher lumen maintenance rate than metal halide. For complete specifications, download our specification sheet: SP52Q LED Sports Lighter
You Want a Product That Lasts - And at a Price You Can't Pass Up

With the proliferation of low-cost LED products in the market, there is growing concern about reliability and longevity. For example, in the news recently was Detroit's issue with a large batch of LED street light premature failures attributed to excessive heat in the fixtures. DuraGuard manufacturers its products to perform equally as well as the Tier 1 manufacturers (the Big 4) but with a price at the level of a Tier 2 manufacturer. When you consider potential future maintenance costs for lower-cost products, the question becomes "For a little more cost up front, why should I buy a Tier 3 product when I can buy a Tier 1 quality product at a Tier 2 price?" Factoring in potential repair costs along with the accompanying headaches in getting them replaced or repaired, and the dissatisfaction of the end users, it is easy to see that the least expensive route is not always the best value.
Buy American Act

Our U.S. assembly and fabrication capabilities provide for compliance to BAA requirements for commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items. Visit our website to download the Certification Letter listing the COTS items.
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One More Reason to Convert Your Customers to LED Lighting

We read an interesting and educational post on the Electrical Trends blog about the rare earth metals used in lighting products, and the potential for increased prices should China decide to capitalize on them in retaliation for tariff policies. Although LEDs require phosphors, fluorescent lamps use a much larger quantity, therefore will be impacted much more by any increases in prices of rare earths. You can read the complete article on their website.  
DuraGuard Welcomes New Agents

We are pleased to welcome two new Agents to our sales force:
  • CRI Lighting Sales - select California & Mexico locations
  • LFE Solutions - New England territory
Visit the Rep Center on our website for their contact information. 
New Video:
Live LEDicated Kitty Hawk Assembly

We are pleased to announce our newest video showing the assembly of the LEDicated Kitty Hawk.

Links to all our videos can be found on our website in the Resources section. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and set your preferences to be notified of future videos.
Lightfair 2019

DuraGuard was proud to exhibit at Lightfair 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, May 21-23. Look for us again next year in Las Vegas with a new booth design and, as always, new products for you. 
Lightfair 2019
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.

So far this year we attended the 2019 NAED Western Conference in Palm Desert, Jan. 21st-23rd. We also attended the 2019 NAED South Central Conference in Tampa, Feb. 25th-27th.

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

NAED Eastern Region Conference
Tampa, FL, November 11th through 13th

Shannon Edens: 727-480-5899
Paul Markee: 813-220-2665