Episode 438: #344 - Create A Garden
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
6d ago
You can’t help getting swept up in Dirk’s enthusiasm and energy. And that’s over the internet. Dirk insists that distribution is a noble calling. It’s a 7 Trillion dollar economic engine and it supports over 6 million jobs. In the middle of the pandemic, Dirk decided he wanted to support that calling, so he went on the road with his We Supply America Tour. Go to https://wesupplyamerica.net/ and maybe you can get him to come to your distribution business. Dirk Beveridge is a visionary entrepreneur and the founder of UnleashWD, an innovative firm that creates transformative learning experiences ..read more
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Episode 437: #343 - Maintain The Feeling
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
3w ago
Avi doesn’t give a damn who makes the lights or what kind of lights they are as long as the feeling and emotion is achieved in a space. And of course, that feeling has to be maintained. So if you’ve buried a light fixture in concrete, that “feeling” is going away in about 5 years when the light burns out and you can’t get at it. If you want to keep the feeling, call on Morlights to design your lighting. Founding Principal, Avraham “Avi” M. Mor has been practicing lighting design for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Theater Design with an emphasis in A ..read more
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Episode 436: #342 - Amazon For Electricians
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
3w ago
Returning guest Melvin Newman tells us what’s been going on with Patabid since we last saw him. There’s a new partnership with City Electric Supply, improved estimating software and AI, and even more time savings for contractors. Melvin is the President/CTO of PataBid. Prior to co-founding PataBid in 2018, Melvin worked in the construction industry for 15+ years as an estimator and project manager. As an entrepreneur, Melvin co-founded PataBid and is the full stack developer on the platform, specializing in the development of the internal ML/AI systems. In addition to developing the platform ..read more
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Episode 435: #341 - The Phases of a Lighting Career
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
1M ago
Another short one with Michael and Greg. In this episode, our hosts discuss the phases of a career in lighting distribution. The first phase had Greg going everywhere looking for dead light bulbs or broken lenses just to get a supply business going. Michael’s story is similar except he did it on Rollerblades. Buy some inline skates and get your business going! Michael Colligan is President of Atlas Lighting in Toronto, Canada.  Greg Ehrich is President of Premier Lighting in St. Paul, Minnesota.  ..read more
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Episode 434: #340 - Keep Lighting Weird
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
1M ago
Watch for Brian and his team on the cover of the Spring 2024 edition of Today’s Lighting Distributor. Brian tells Michael and Greg about how he started in the business and about how he continues to be successful and what the future holds for his company, Pacific Lamp. And for all you Restoring Darkness fans out there, Brian is a big advocate for responsible outdoor lighting at night. Brian began his career in the lighting industry with Pacific Lamp Wholesale, in 2009. Before Pacific Lamp he sold radiant floor heating, solar electric, and solar water systems. That is how he got started working ..read more
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Episode 433: #339 - 2024 Predictions
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
2M ago
Al, Michael, and Greg look back at some of their predictions and try to guess who said what, and assess how accurate they were. But you can’t look back without looking ahead. The guys give their predictions on artificial intelligence, lighting controls, and Al even has a prediction for Acuity. Al Uszynski is an experienced executive with over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. He is Principal of inside.lighting, an online media company that provides valuable insights and information to lighting industry professionals. Throughout his career, Al has held leadership positions with m ..read more
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Episode 431: #337 - The Great Equalizer
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
2M ago
LEDucation will be here before you know it (March 19-20, 2024) so Jamie Eck, Co-Chair of the LEDucation Committee, gives us a preview of what to expect. As Jamie says, “LEDucation is geared towards the design community,” but there will be plenty there for everyone else too. And watch for some live streaming podcasts from Get A Grip On Lighting, Restoring Darkness, and The Lighting Controls Podcast. Jamie has been in the lighting industry for more than 30 years and brings experience and understanding of all parts of the design, sales and implementation process, to the customer. He has worked i ..read more
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Episode 430: #336 - The Bulb Collector
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
2M ago
Do you have an enthusiasm for old light bulbs? Then contact Chad and you can geek out about an 1880 Edison Bristol Board Filament prototype lamp, or an 1886 Luminoid Incandescent Lamp. In fact Chad probably has the greatest collection of antique lamps and related electrical artifacts in existence. But this episode isn’t all about antique light bulbs. Chad also has some pretty astute things to say about the good, the bad, and the ugly of LEDs. Chad Shapiro has had a fascination with lighting since the age of 13 when his interests in Thomas Edison shifted from the Phonograph to the invention of ..read more
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Episode 429: #335 - Thanks Ellis Yan
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
3M ago
The King of Lighting Ellis Yan is one our favorite guests on Get a Grip on Lighting. His company TCP has been a supporter of the show for years. Today we honor some of his greatest moments with our "Best of Ellis Yan".  ..read more
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Episode 428: #334 - Start With The Entropy
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by Get A Grip On Lighting
3M ago
Tony is back with an update on the progress of his Quantum LIFI. If you fully understand what he’s talking about in this episode, then you’re probably Tony Lawrence, or you should call him up and get a job at Light Rider. Seriously, this stuff is mind blowing. No more description necessary. Just listen. Tony Lawrence is an entrepreneur, technologist, and prophet of quantum possibilities through his current role as CEO of Light Rider. Tony is a service-disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, who began his career being recruited into the intelligence field by the National Security Agency. Serving in ..read more
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