Matt Honson, current NAILD Treasurer, attended the 2023 NAILD Convention on behalf of Thayer Energy Solutions. This year’s NAILD Convention featured a Keynote speaker, speed networking, educational sessions, round table discussions and an AT&T Stadium Tour. Educational sessions focused on horticulture lighting, tape lighting, acquisitions, hiring & retaining employees and much more.
At this year’s annual conference Honson learned that, surprisingly, around 35% of businesses in the U.S. have not converted to LED yet. Most large businesses are incentivized to lower their carbon footprint, and LED lighting is the easiest and most cost-effective way to do that. Also, published studies have shown that LED lighting is proven to:
- Increase standardized testing scores and attendance in schools
- Increase “dwell time” and sales in retail stores
- Increase security, as well as lower accidents, in areas that have good LED Lighting
“More energy efficient and affordable products are coming out all the time, it’s a great time to need to new lighting”, says Honson.
The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) is a national, nonprofit trade association driving lighting innovation through networking at education. Since 1977, their mission has been to provide their members with tools, resources and opportunities to grow their businesses profitably.
Thayer Energy Solutions provides turn-key lighting projects for commercial, industrial and the public sector – they are the leaders in energy efficiencies for lighting, controls, and Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVC’s). To date, Thayer has retrofitted more than 100 million square feet of lighting projects. Thayer also sells and manages EVC installations for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and the Public sector.