Ahh fall time- around here that means harvesting, late nights, cool temperatures, and upping our lighting game; yep, every fall when the days get shorter Jeff seems to find something new to add LED lighting to.
Here are 5 ways YOU can integrate LEDs onto your home or farmplace.
1) Tractors and Combines
Did you know that the leading cause of farming accidents is transportation related? Adding LEDs to your tractor or combine can drastically improve your line of sight when working after the sun goes down. In fact, Jeff was out in the field and I was able to tell he was out there (because of the lights) from 4 miles away- FOUR MILES! Bad lighting can also have an effect on your eye health, so help your peepers out and upgrade your lighting.
2) Farm Shops and Cold Storage
This is the biggest reason people come to us looking for lights- relighting your shop or cold storage areas. While the cost can add up quickly, we offer bulk discounts on orders over 20 and 100 lights. A lot of customers will do their shops in sections over time to cut down on the cost, and a lot of our customers also receive rebates from their local power company to help with that cost as well.
3) Safety/Security Lighting
One of the best things we ever did was install our IP65 Solar LED light outside of our shop door. It stays dimly lit all night until it detects motion, where it then lights up to 100% power. It not only serves as a security light but adds a little bit of yard light so we can safely get to the entryway. We have a wide array of floodlights and wall packs that serve just this purpose as well. If you're looking for something small go with our Mini LED Wall Pack (don't be fooled by the name, these suckers are bright. For reference, we have 2 of these spaced out on the front of our house and usually only need 1 on). If you're looking for something to light up the whole yard go with one of our Flood Lights, or the Dusk to Dawn LED.
Ok, I know most people don't spray in the fall, but a select few do. Our Blue Sprayer Light gets mounted on the boom so you're able to see your spray pattern when spraying at night!
5) Above Work Stations
As with planting, Harvest time can mean working on repairs to equipment. If you end up doing any lathe/millwork or end up standing over a workbench putzing around with something, this can lead to a lot of strain on your eyes. We highly recommend putting our Double Row Integrated LED lights above workstations. We actually have a lot of women that buy these for above their sewing machines as they need that extra light to see what they're doing. This light has two rows of LEDs that are angled towards each other to offer a clean light span for whatever you're working on.
A little over a year ago we had sent a case of our Double Row Integrated lights to a Youtuber we follow called Onelonleyfarmer. Upon watching his videos, we had noticed his shop was in need of lighting and decided to help him out in exchange for getting the word out about our company. He was pleased to finally have a brighter shop, and we're ready to help the next person out. Do you, or someone you know, need better lighting for their Youtube or Social Media Videos? Send their name, social media handle/clip of content, and a short description of why they would be a good candidate for our products to email@example.com.
While you're at it, check out the video of Onelonleyfarmer's unboxing and installation process!
We get asked all the time, "Why should I buy from you instead of getting them at [Insert Big-Box Store/Massive Online Company Name Here]"?
My first answer to this is going to be what any small business owner is going to say "You see those shoes on my child's feet? You helped pay for them". Supporting small businesses is so much more personable and hits more to home because you are directly helping to support that family's livelihood. This is the reason we try to treat our customers with the best service possible. Not to mention if you have an issue with your products or shipping or anything with your order, we are going to be the ones that deal with you directly to fix it. We care about your purchase and to us you are not just another number in the checkout line.
The more technical reason behind why you should buy our products over others is that we personally designed the products to work best based on what we didn't like from products within large companies. We have gone through all the different distributors and factories we could have our lights manufactured through with a fine-tooth comb, and only offer you the best (this includes being made with Cree or Philips drivers, aluminum housings, and polycarbonate interchangeable lenses).
You see, when we first started this business we went through a learning phase. We learned that Big Box Stores often take pallets of LEDs that were left at the port in foreign countries because they get a good price on them. We also learned that the materials in the lights from those stores are not sustainable and will actually give the light a shorter life-span. There are a lot of little factors that give you a good, quality light- and we have combed through them to deliver the best products for you.
The last (but not least) point I want to reiterate is the customer service. Do you want to drive to the store, wait in line, only to be told this item doesn't have a warranty and you are just stuck with it? Or would you rather call us up, speak with Jeff or I directly where we'll tell you we'll ship you a warranty light (within 5 years of purchase) for free?
As a disclosure I have nothing against Big-Box stores, I shop there a lot in fact for certain items I need regularly, but if you're investing your hard-earned money into a transaction such as this, don't you want to know you're getting the best?