INDY RETROFITS – the revolutionary “3 minutes to install” LED kit that replaces any existing standard recessed potlights

Indy Retrofit

Using nearly any existing fixture frames, the INDY Retrofit LED Downlight Kit will easily convert your old technology systems in less than 5 minutes! (just watch the Youtube video at the link below)

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With its expected service life of 50,000 hours, this maintenance-free kit will help any and all property managers/building owners instantly reduce their operating costs by eliminating lamp inventory, incorrect lamps/colour temperatures, and any related usual servicing “man hours” for more than 10 years! And its 70LPW performance will translate to over 40% in energy savings.

It replaces 4″, 6″, and 8″ versions of existing incandescent, HID, and even vertical or horizontal CFL housing frames, with available lumen packages ranging from 800 to 2800 lumens to accommodate all standard ceiling heights, while still delivering 80+ CRI in 4 different colour temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K & 4000K CCT) – available in 120, 277 or 347V versions.

All these retrofits are Energy Star Qualified, ‘Made in the USA’, dimmable* (*except for 347V version), UL/cUL damp-location listed, and maintain listing after retrofit!

Inquire at MERCOR for more info and product demos.



MERCOR’s annual hockey classic: another successful event!


The high scoring night (final score: 10-7 in favour of the Mercor Panthers over the Corlite Canadiens) was another fun-filled event that once again reunited some of MERCOR’s top brass and employees, and select clients and suppliers to flaunt their skills on the Bell Centre ice this past Friday, November 30th.

The evening was a great way for all participants to create new bonds and strengthen existing ones. The players also had the opportunity to display their competitive side while still sharing some laughs on Bell Centre’s famed ice rink – making this friendly competition a memorable encounter for all (even for the lucky passenger on the Zamboni!)!

MERCOR would like to thank again all the participants of this year’s event for another successful annual Mercor Hockey Classic, and we hope to continue this tradition that proves once again that business and pleasure make a great mix!

Field-induced polymer electroluminescent (Fipel) technology: the new fluorescent?

US researchers say they have developed a new type of lighting that could replace fluorescent bulbs. The new source is made from layers of plastic and is said to be more efficient while producing a better quality of flicker-free light.

The new light source is called field-induced polymer electroluminescent (Fipel) technology. It is made from three layers of white-emitting polymer that contain a small volume of nanomaterials that glow when electric current is passed through them.

The inventor of the device is Dr David Carroll, professor of physics at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He says the new plastic lighting source can be made into any shape, and it produces a better quality of light than compact fluorescent bulbs which have become very popular in recent years.

“They have a bluish, harsh tint to them, ” he told BBC News, “it is not really accommodating to the human eye; people complain of headaches and the reason is the spectral content of that light doesn’t match the Sun – our device can match the solar spectrum perfectly.

“I’m saying we are brighter than one of these curly cube bulbs and I can give you any tint to that white light that you want.”

There have been several attempts to develop new light-bulbs in recent years – Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have come a long way since they were best known for being indicator lights in electronic devices. Over the past decade, they have become much more widely used as a light source as they are both bright and efficient.

Light not heat – Another step forward has been organic LEDs (OLEDs) which also promise greater efficiency and better light than older, incandescent bulbs. Their big advantage over LEDs is that they can be transformed into many different shapes including the screens for high-definition televisions.

But Prof Carroll believes OLED lights haven’t lived up to the hype.

“They don’t last very long and they’re not very bright,” he said. “There’s a limit to how much brightness you can get out of them. If you run too much current through them they melt.”

The Fipel bulb, he says, overcomes all these problems.

“What we’ve found is a way of creating light rather than heat. Our devices contain no mercury, they contain no caustic chemicals and they don’t break as they are not made of glass.”

Prof Carroll says his new bulb is cheap to make and he has a “corporate partner” interested in manufacturing the device. He believes the first production runs will take place in 2013.

He also has great faith in the ability of the new bulbs to last. He says he has one in his lab that has been working for about a decade.

I guess we won’t have to wait too long to see what a bright (and efficient) future looks like…

source: BBC NEWS – By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent