Category Archives: Institutional

Our institutional category features many LED products found in schools, cafeterias, hospitals, medical centers, governmental buildings, sport centers, community centers and more.


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New York City might be the city that never sleeps, but some people are trying to fight the city on its tendency to leave its lights on. In the past, it seemed like the city was always moving and bustling because the office buildings were always lit up. However, Councilman Donovan Richards wants to change that for the sake of the city’s carbon footprint.

According to the New York Post, Richards has introduced legislation that would require owners of about 40,000 commercial buildings to turn off their lights at night. The idea behind this legislation is to reduce greenhouse emission by 80% by 2050. Any building that lets its lights on overnight will pay a $1,000 fine. So far, the Empire State Building has been given an exemption.

Many building owners are already complaining that it would ruin the look of their business and of the city:

“Lighting in our commercial buildings is important for our city’s productivity, and for the safety of our tenants, staff and neighbors,” Real Estate Board of New York Vice President Angela Sung Pinsky testified at a council hearing.

However, there are many supporters for the cause as well, including architectural historian Sandy Isenstadt who said:

“Thanks to advances in technology, lighting is being reinvented. New ways of producing illumination and assessing its effects are leading to a new understanding of the physiology and psychology of vision. Crucially, we also realize how much light, and the energy required to produce it, have been wasted, whether through bad designs or by being misdirected and casually tossed out into the night, obscuring the stars. At the same time, the lighting design profession has blossomed, conjuring luminous effects that are evocative, responsive to local conditions and that promote security, as well as being environmentally sound… In short, the high-wattage nighttime New York skyline we know and cherish is an artifact of a different time and a very different world.”

So what might Isenstadt be pointing at? It could be LED lighting! City LED lights have been proven worldwide to cut down on consumption and lower greenhouse emissions. Many LED lights have been fortified for urban environments, including LED building lights and City LEDs.

But why stop at the buildings? Parts of New York already have LED streetlights – so why not go all the way and make all streetlights LED fixtures?

Want to know more about how LED lights can lower your carbon footprint? Send us a message and we will be happy to talk to you more!



If you own a business, no matter what size it is, chances are that you have public bathrooms that sometimes get a little messy – even if only one person used the bathroom all day. One of the worst things about public bathrooms, either owning them or going in them, is that it is difficult to tell when someone is inside. Some people tend to push open doors, which isn’t a great idea as locks don’t always work. Other try to peak under the stall, another bad idea unless you want to scar for life.

However, INITIAL-LED have found the solution to the bathroom stall problem: motion sensor lighting. This will allow everyone to know if the bathroom is occupied, or if they are free to use it. The lights will help with the flow of the bathroom as well as the cleanliness.

You should also outfit your bathroom with LED Panel Lights, as it will help with the overall brightness.

LED lights help eliminate shadows, which means you won’t have any problem with “accidents” or incorrect cleaning. This type of light will also help women who are putting on makeup and parents who are changing their babies – better light means more control.

If you are interested in fitting your bathroom – public or private – with LED lighting, give us a call or leave us a message on our contact page. Our customer service representatives will be more than happy to help you out.



Could changing the behavior of inmates in prisons and jails with LED be the solution to getting them out quicker, improving morale, and generally just improving the conditions of the somewhat shoddy system?

A Sheriff from the Lauderdale County Detention Center, Billy Sollie, and Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun are looking to update their current lighting systems with LED lighting that will fit into their current fixtures.

“This would upgrade the lighting system in the jail,” Sollie told members of the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors during a work session last Thursday. The system has been looking into these new lights since late 2013, and hopes to move forward soon, as their current system is failing them.

“Since then, the cost to improve the lighting with these new LED lights has decreased,” Calhoun said. “Mississippi Power is offering a rebate program. That will help. Secondly, the LEDs don’t burn as hot as the old lights do. The decrease in heat would allow us to save on air conditioning costs.”

In general, the LED lights would save them money on many bills, including heating and air conditioning, but also on their electricity and energy bills. The rebate offered is one that many states offer, not just Mississippi.

But moreover, LED lighting has been shown to promote good behavior amongst people who are generally under halogen or fluorescent lighting. Some inmates will never see the sunlight, so it is important that they get some sort of light that mimics the brightness of the natural lighting they miss.

At INITIAL-LED, we tend to think that LED lighting has many positive impacts on everyone. LED lighting, especially for those who do not get a lot of natural sunlight, has many health benefits. To talk with us today about getting LED lighting in your jail system, retail environment, home, school, medical facility, or anything else, just give us a call. We are standing by and waiting to talk with you!