NEW: Introducing Healthy Building Solutions

For over 15 years, I’ve tried to provide the most innovative solutions for LED lighting. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, I am announcing a new line of products that create safer, healthier facilities. These state-of-the-art products include new antimicrobial lighting and antimicrobial surface protectants <like the BIOPROTECTUs System.> Check out our Healthy Building Solutions page. Click here to learn …

NEW PRODUCT – Orion Continuous Disinfection Lighting with Vital Vio Technology

UV is a well-known disinfection tool, but it is not safe for human exposure as it degrades DNA in humans, animals and plants.  Vital Vio’s technology is much different than a UV lighting disinfectant.  Our technology uses LEDs to produce light in the visible region of the spectrum.  Though we are sometimes confused with UV, our technology does not emit …

Check out this Case Study from Linmore LED – Olympic Steel

The Linmore LED Labs Eliminator High Bay (EHB) is a powerful package of aluminum light bars, high efficacy LEDs, and optics options. With efficacy over 170 lumens per watt, maximum energy savings will be achieved. For warehouse aisles, a specific optic option has been developed for maximum punch. https://linmoreled.com/support/Case-Study-Olympic-Steel.pdf 

Unexpected Financial Benefits of Lighting Projects using Wireless Control Monitoring

Interesting blog on wireless lighting controls and the additional benefits other than energy savings.  Innovative Facilities Solutions offers wireless lighting controls from EnOcean. Many of our customers unknowingly experience these benefits after an energy project is completed! Call me today–816.221.8511–to learn more about the benefits of a wireless control system with your next lighting project.     Tom Ries, Founder/Owner, Innovative …

Meet the guru of “green” energy — Ed Atkisson of C3 Green Energy

Power conditioning is at the forefront of an energy evolution. Innovative Facilities Solutions is an authorized integrator and distribution partner with C3 Green Energy. Ed Adkisson, owner of C3 Green Energy, is an industry innovator in energy and power efficiency for data, facilities and equipment. Discover how to protect your facility and equipment from electrical spikes, surges and sags while saving …

Straight talk about capacitors in your UPS

Straight talk about capacitors in your UPS What they are, what they do, why they’re essential in your UPS — and the importance of proactive maintenance for these humble and often overlooked components. Executive summary Capacitors are fairly simple devices, ranging in size from a thimble to a soda can, that smooth out fluctuations in electrical voltage. A typical UPS …

Innovative Facilities Solutions attended its 3rd Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE) Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa

By Tom Ries, Innovative Facilities Solutions President Innovative Facilities Solutions attended its 3rd Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE) Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa last week.  Keynote speaker, John Tooley, gave a broad spectrum presentation on the emerging technology coming fast on 3D printing, fold up phones using Graphene material, energy efficient wind kites producing energy, and Sky Cooling working …

Demonstrating The Facts About Saving Money On LED Lighting and Power Quality Issues

By Tom Ries, Founder/President, Innovative Facilities Solutions Innovative Facilities Solutions attended the Ameren Illinois Energy Symposium last week. Innovative Facilities Solutions was one of the only companies at the Symposium talking about Power Quality issues. Trade show attendees had a good amount of interest in the Powerhouse system. The only apprehension people have is the viability about our claims. We have hundreds of case studies proving the …

Current Issues Addressing the LED Marketplace (a few anyway)

Pat McGee, 14 year veteran  in energy-efficient lighting solutions Price of LED Fixtures The price of LED fixtures has been dropping over the last few years but how will these new tariffs effect pricing? Does this automatically mean higher costs? Well, yes for some manufacturers, and no for others. We are receiving notices from many of our vendors announcing up …