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2015 Earth Hour

March 23rd, 2015 by rebeccav

2015 Earth HourOn Saturday, March 28,  2015 at 8:30pm, ITC Incorporated and our employees will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our business premises and our homes for one
hour – Earth Hour, to help change climate change. By taking part in this global ‘LIGHTS OFF’ event we will be acknowledging our commitment to personal and operational actions that go beyond the hour and will benefit the planet in 2015.

We would like to invite you, to join us in what promises to be an amazing and inspiring global celebration of our collective commitment to the planet.

In the past year ITC has been analyzing what we can do to reduce our impact on the earth and improve our business. A few of the changes that we have implemented include:

  • Increasing our recycling program in our offices, shipping, and manufacturing areas with the addition of more recycling bins and opportunities to reuse, reduce, and recycle packing materials.
  • Reviewed our water usage in manufacturing and testing areas and installed closed systems allowing us to cut down on the amount of waste water.
  • Installed LED lighting in our manufacturing areas to improve the quality and quantity of light for our team members while reducing our electricity usage and cost. Within most of our office areas we have removed at least some of the fluorescent tube lighting in the ceiling fixtures and rely more on our LED desk task lights.

In 2015 ITC plans to continue to look at ways our company can operate more efficiently, waste less, and reduce our environmental footprint as our commitment goes beyond the hour for Earth Hour.

Sustainable practices aren’t just good for the bottom line. We all have a stake in the future of our planet and must learn to operate in ways that don’t deplete our world’s limited natural resources.

Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative – in Sydney, Australia – in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people from more than 7,000 cities and towns in 162 countries/territories across every continent switching off their lights for Earth Hour, creating history as the world’s greatest environmental action.

Participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30-9:30 p.m. is easy, fun and absolutely free – just turn off your lights!

For more information visit www.earthhour.org and celebrate with the people of the world your commitment to the one thing we all have in common – the planet.


ITC Sponsors Boys & Girls Club

March 16th, 2015 by rebeccav

B&G Club Steak and BurgerITC Incorporated Sponsors The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland’s Annual Awareness and Fund Raising Event.

On March 19, 2015 The Boys and Girls Club will host its annual awareness and fund raiser with Connor O’Leary, professional cyclist, cancer survivor, and 2014 Amazing Race winner, as guest speaker. ITC has been a supporter of the club for several years and is proud to participate as a Gold Sponsor for the 2015 Steak ‘n Burger Dinner event.

The event will include club alumni and 80-100 of the most deserving current club members for an evening of awards, fun, and meeting the inspiring Connor O’Leary. Held at the Haworth Center in Holland the event is an opportunity for community leaders to interact with the club members and learn more about the mission of the club, which is to empower children and teens, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

To learn more about the event and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland visit their website. To learn more about ITC’s community involvement visit our social–outreach page.


2015 West Michigan Home & Garden Show

March 5th, 2015 by rebeccav

WMHG Show 2015-Counter

If this winter is giving you cabin fever, then check out the West Michigan Home and Garden Show this weekend in Grand Rapids at Devos Place. We are very excited that three local companies will be displaying multiple elio lights. Check them out to get inspiration for your next home improvement project. We hope to see you there!

*All photos are from the Harder & Warner display. A big thanks for letting us take the photos.

Harder & Warner Landscaping & Garden Center

West Michigan Granite & Tile

Grand Installations

Luna Trellis_2015 HGS     Luna Exterior Back Lighting_2015 HGS     Luna Waterfall_2015 HGS


LEDS – Shedding Light on the Future of Retail Lighting

January 14th, 2015 by ifi-admin

Princess Jewelry Case_Blog PostLighted merchandise will attract consumers and in turn yield greater sales than non-lighted merchandise. However, choosing the optimal light fixture for an application requires an understanding of options. Today, retailers have a whole new set of options stemming from the advancement of LED technology. Proper application of the new LED technology can increase profitability. However, improper application may lead to disappointment. This article will identify several key components and concepts to consider when selecting one LED light over another or replacing a halogen or fluorescent fixture with an LED fixture.

The three big common benefits of using LED lighting in merchandise displays are: lower heat, longer life, and lower power consumption. The value of these benefits to retailers are several fold. First, the lower heat generation reduces the risk of product degradation and injury to workers while retrieving product in cases. Additionally, the replacement of multiple halogen and PAR 30 and 38 fixtures can reduce the ambient operating temperature of a store and thereby reduce air conditioning costs. Second, LEDs in luminaires often have a life of 50,000 hours or five times the life of fluorescents and twenty-five times the life of halogens. Hence, there will be less bulb replacement and less maintenance cost. Moreover, the longer life of LEDs reduces the risk that a display will be dark during critical selling periods because of a bulb failure. Third, the substantial reduction in power consumption of LED luminaires over halogen bulbs and some inefficient fluorescent fixtures will lead to lower energy costs for the retailer. These lower energy costs will yield net profit increases.

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IllumaGrip Featured in November IIDA ADA Newsletter

January 14th, 2015 by ifi-admin

Heathcare_IllumaGripsElio LED Lighting’s ADA Compliant IllumaGrip was recently featured in the Michigan chapter of IIDA’s November newsletter. The newsletter focused on ADA standards highlighting changes and new innovative products. Text from the feature can be read below:

The ADA Compliant LED IllumaGrip Assist Handle provides needed support in bathroom & bedside applications for the healthcare environment while providing needed illumination. The dual functionality of the product directly targets vital patient safety, vision, & support. Length & LED color options make the product a piece customizable to a variety of installations. The IllumaGrip is a top engineered product designed to enhance patient safety in a simple multifunctioning product.

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ITC Lights Up New Industries with LEDs

January 14th, 2015 by ifi-admin

Mike_in_GR_PressAfter 30 years of designing and manufacturing lighting for boats and RVs, ITC Inc. is lighting up retail stores, offices, homes, health facilities and cruise ships.

The company’s new LED lighting division called Elio is producing products for Carnival and Princess cruise lines, which are replacing hundreds of thousands of energy-eating incandescent light fixtures with low-watt, high intensity LED lighting fixtures.

“The math for them was simple,” ITC founder and CEO Dick Camarota said. “Replace 35 watt bulbs that require frequent replacement with 9 watt LED lights that use a one-third of the energy and last two-thirds longer, and there is huge savings for every ship in their fleet,” he said, noting electricity at sea is generated from fuel powered generators.

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