SCHOTT-Gemtron Announces CrossFire LED Lighting at T-8 Pricing

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Tim Dye, Director of Sales and Marketing of SCHOTT Gemtron announced today that Tundra™, Sierra™, and Polar™ door models will be offered with CrossFire™ LED lighting at standard T-8 pricing. Dye stated, “SCHOTT Gemtron continues to lead the industry by being the first glass door manufacturer to provide LED technology at this price level.” Dye continued by stating, “LED lighting has been a solution for our customers for the last 5 years, and now we are making it even more affordable.”

CrossFire™ LED lighting has proven to be the solution for the harsh cold environments of the commercial refrigeration industry. This lighting is the perfect application for Super Markets, Convenience Stores, Buying Clubs, Drug Stores, and any other retailer that utilizes glass display doors in their merchandising endeavors.convenience store cooler

Dye also stated, “With this major price reduction all retailers can utilize this technology and feel confident that they are maximizing their sales efforts.”

CrossFire™ LED offers over 1600 lux to the center of the shelf while using as little as 15 watts per opening (door). The CrossFire™ LED system is backed by the industry leading 5 year warranty and will supply over 75,000 hours of unparalleled performance.

Tundra™ – Energy-Free Performance for Normal-Temperature Environments
SCHOTT Gemtron’s Tundra™ door system is perfect for energy conscious retailers-combining practical features such as energy efficiency and low maintenance with an attractive design that protects against condensation up to 74% relative humidity. Built for normal-temperature environments, Tundra™ delivers rugged, durable, reliable performance. Standard CrossFire™ LED lighting, black or white post.

Sierra™ – A Clear Advantage for High-Humidity Environments
For the most demanding normal-temperature conditions, Sierra™ doors and frames offer a clear advantage: standard CrossFire™ LED Lighting, excellent visibility and guaranteed performance. Designed for high-humidity applications, SCHOTT Gemtron’s Sierra™ product line ensures optimal merchandise displays under the toughest conditions.

Polar™ – The High-Performing Solution for Low-Temperature Applications
In low-temperature environments, retailers are looking for high performance, durable construction, and exceptional energy efficiency-and Polar™ door systems from SCHOTT Gemtron were developed with these real-world needs in mind. With industry-leading product features, such as standard CrossFire™ LED lighting, Polar™ sets the standard for low temperature displays.

About SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation

SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation (Sweetwater, Tenn.) is a joint venture of AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc. and the majority shareholder SCHOTT. AGC is a subsidiary of Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest float-glass organizations. SCHOTT is a technology-driven, international group that sees its core purpose as the lasting improvement of living and working conditions through special materials and high-tech solutions. SCHOTT’s Flat Glass business has operations in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America, with SCHOTT Gemtron serving North American customers.

SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation is a leading manufacturer and fabricator of glass, metal and molded components for the commercial refrigeration industry. Through expert solutions and close collaboration with customers, SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation delivers a steady stream of innovation and value to its worldwide customers and partners.

This article has been provided courtesy of SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation.

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Retrofitting LED Lights Can Pay Off In Your C-store

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led optimax lightAs a convenience store owner, if there was a change you could make to increase merchandise sales, lower your electric bill, reduce maintenance costs, and be environmentally responsible would you make the change? The opportunity to do just that is here with the advent of LED Retrofit Kits. These kits replace the existent fluorescent lighting on your glass door merchandising walk-in cooler and freezer with 4’, 5’ or 6’ long LED light strips.

LED lighting provides a 68 to 85% energy savings over the fluorescent lights typically used in coolers and freezers. LED’s use only 15 watts for a 5’ model and 18 watts for 6’. But if energy savings was the only advantage, adoption of LED’s wouldn’t be near where it is today. The real difference is the attractive quality of the light it gives off. LED’s give your products a beckoning glow and more uniform illumination than fluorescent.  You can choose between lights that give off a neutral or slight red or blue hue. Conventional wisdom suggests that the more appealing the product presentation, the more likely a customer is to take notice and purchase it.

LED light not only shines brighter than fluorescent, it also offers other benefits. With LED lights you won’t get lamp burn-out, cold start failures or flicker. LED’s work very well in the cold and last over 50,000 hours in a cooler and almost 100,000 hours in a freezer. Additionally, they don’t give off the heat of flourescents, which will decrease the load on your compressor.

With all the benefits of LED retrofitting, it proves to be a smart investment that will pay for itself many times over. Two LED retrofit options are the Anthony Optimax 2 and the SCHOTT Gemtron Crossfire LED.

LED Retrofit Installation Instructionsc-store lighting

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Crossfire LED Lighting System for Commercial Refrigeration Applications

Cooler ConnectionSCHOTT Gemtron now offers the new CrossFire™ LED lighting system designed specifically for the commercial refrigeration industry.  This industry leading light output system is designed to handle the harsh cold environments for both the normal and low temp applications.  The name says it all, CrossFire™.  This patent pending design offers light pointed directly where it needs to be, at the merchandise to aid in increased product sales.gemtron lighting

CrossFire delivers a less than two year payback on your LED investment.  Reducing compressor run time, reducing wattage, eliminating maintenance cost, while providing the most light output of any other LED on the market.

This energy efficient CrossFire™ design can save you up to 85% of your current energy cost and also remove the amount of heat that is added to your cold environment, therefore reducing compressor run times.  The SCHOTT Gemtron CrossFire™ design has an exclusive power supply integrated into the light bar.  When you add up all the benefits of the CrossFire™ LED lighting systems you will enjoy a fast payback on your lighting investment.

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