Sunlite is proud to sponsor new innovations in the lighting
industry. When it comes to LED inventions, Sunlite is at the forefront. We
specialize in creating custom designed lighting solutions that provide the best
light output for the application, with the highest level of energy efficiency.
Sunlite proudly designed and sponsored a unique light bulb
for B & H Photo Video, the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States, which is located in Manhattan, New York City. The
superstore targets professional photographers and videographers and is visited
by more than 5,000 customers daily. Customers come to B & H Photo Video who
is widely known for their professionalism and expansive knowledge in the
industry. They have a tremendous
selection of electronics products ranging from affordable to professional grade
At their checkout line they have light bulbs at each
register that blink to indicate when a cashier is ready to take the next
customer. The light bulbs that they had installed did not blink on their own. Each
time a cashier was ready for the next customer, they pressed a command button
on the computer. The button sent a command to a program that was a connected to
a server that caused the light bulb to blink, indicating that they were ready
for the next customer.
This process caused a few drawbacks. The light bulbs that
were being used were incandescents and burnt out quickly, needing to be
replaced often. There was also a slight delay between the time the cashier
pressed the button till the light bulb actually blinked. With so many customers
waiting to pay for a purchase any delay meant each customer had to wait longer
to pay for a purchase. Additionally, this process took up server resources.
B & H Photo Video were looking for a lighting solution
that would simplify the process. Sunlite was eager to invent a customized
solution for them. Our team of engineers designed an LED, energy efficient light
bulb that blinks on its own, a unique light bulb in the lighting industry.
The light bulb, model number 80204-SU, consumes only 5 watts
of energy and lasts up to 25,000 hours, a lifespan of 22.8 years. It provides
500 lumens of light. All major retail and department stores as well as banks require
a similar solution. With multiple cashiers, they all feature a lighting system
that blinks to indicate when the next cashier or teller is available to assist
the next customer.
Sunlite designed the light bulb as a maintenance free
solution for the market, that can be easily installed. Its A19 shape and medium
base ensures that it fits into most lighting applications. The light bulb blinks
by simply pressing a button. This eliminates the need for a system to be put in
place to control the blinking, saving a considerable amount of money and
resources. Featuring LED technology, the bulb features significant energy
savings compared to CFL and incandescent light bulbs, and won’t need to be
replaced for a long time to come.