Running a large metal manufacturing operation is not easy, even if Jim Moyd makes it look that way. After 40 years in the industry, Jim, A.L.P.’s Director of Operations for Metals, has seen widespread technological change, managed hundreds of employees, overseen thousands of orders, and solved more than his share of problems.
Jim is known around A.L.P. for his work ethic and calm temperament. He balances the numerous challenges of efficiently managing a large manufacturing plant, overseeing quality, process improvements, and long-term planning by keeping customers foremost in all his decision making. He believes in providing the right products at the right price, right on time!
When he’s not at A.L.P.’s Lithia Springs plant, he enjoys golf, woodworking, and home improvement, along with supporting the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. Jim and his wife Vicki live outside Atlanta and have two children, three grandchildren, and three grand dogs.
A.L.P. will be participating in many major lighting industry events in the coming months. Be sure to stop by to discuss your requirements and applications with our expert team!
IES Annual Conference
August 6-7, 2021
New Orleans, LA
August 17-18, 2021
New York, NY
Strategies in Light
August 24-26, 2021
Santa Clara, CA
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
October 11-13, 2021
October 27-29, 2021
New York, NY
Light + Building
March 13-18, 2022
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
June 19-23, 2022
Las Vegas, NV
(Niles, IL) Lighting is critical in surgical settings to maximize visibility, minimize eye fatigue, and enable the medical team to focus on the surgical operation. A.L.P. recently introduced the DASSL™ (Diffuse Asymmetric Symmetric Surgery Lens) for recessed or surface mounted luminaires in operating rooms.
The new biased diffuse microstructure lens provides improved LED hiding power, smooth distribution, and both symmetrical (along axis) and asymmetrical (cross axis) lighting distributions. This optical distribution directs more light on a targeted work surface. Unlike linear optic lenses, lamp alignment has less impact on distribution.
“Surgical lighting is overdue for optical improvements,” states Tom Barnes, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for A.L.P.’s LexaLite brand. “DASSL lenses replace traditional linear prismatic lenses by taking advantage of microstructure optics,” he adds.
DASSL lenses are designed for 2’ x 4’ fixtures, but custom sizes are also available. An optional RFI shielding grid also is offered to protect from electromagnetic interference. RFI Shielding allows fixtures to comply with the MIL-STD-461(E) standard. Samples are now available.
Are you struggling to meet the Standard requirements? LexaLite® Reflexor® reflectors can help you achieve the glare control numbers you need!
Design Lights Consortium (DLC) evaluates light fixtures against increasingly stringent standards of performance. Most recently, DLC published v5.1, which not only addresses fixture efficacy, color issues, and zonal distribution but also puts a value on glare reduction. The metric used is the Unified Glare Rating (UGR). If you are trying to qualify for DLC Premium, DLC requires that you meet the glare criteria.
In A.L.P.’s testing, we compared a bare “UFO” highbay with the same fixture adding both our LENA 16™ and S16 reflectors. Using the prescribed criteria, this test yielded the following results: bare UFO =23.9, with LENA 16 = 13.1 and with S16 = 10.9, respectively. Highbays need to be less than 22 to qualify for DLC Premium.
What if you are just struggling to meet DLC Standard LPW for your highbay? DLC now provides a 10% allowance if your fixture meets the criteria for UGR. Adding a prismatic reflector reduces LPW by 3-7%, and you gain 10% with the allowance!
Even the extremely shallow and economical Lena 16 has a significant impact on UGR. Why? It’s just math. Glare is based on several factors, including high angle light, size of the source, and background luminance. Our Reflexors improve all of these factors.
- Reflexors reduce high angle light, providing a shielding angle relative to their depth.
- Bare UFOs are essentially flat luminous surfaces. Reflexors increase the luminous volume dramatically
- Reflexors provide uplight, which increases the background luminance.
These three factors improve visual comfort and make adding a LexaLite Reflexor an easy choice! Make a better highbay while meeting DLC requirements for Glare by using LexaLite Brand Reflexors.
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As Director of Marketing Communications for A.L.P. Lighting Components and Bill Brown Sales, Lisa is responsible for developing and implementing integrated marketing communications strategies that align with business objectives. She facilitates sales enablement and demand generation activities by developing multimedia sales tools, such as digital and social media, trade shows and events, advertising and PR, and presentations and collateral.
A native of Yorkshire, England, Lisa moved to the US in high school and lived all over the East Coast before making Chicago her home 19 years ago. She is one of a set of triplets, with two identical brothers, and her family includes husband Bob and four adult children ranging in age from 18 to 29.
She was always studious and somewhat of a bookworm. Lisa rekindled her passion for education by getting a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from DePaul University, a whopping 30 years after completing undergrad. It was an eye-opening experience! Since then, she has also attained post-graduate certificates in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communications from Cornell University.
One of Lisa’s favorite career stories happened early in her tenure with A.L.P. When unforeseen circumstances threatened to derail her first sales event, CEO Steve Brown gave her some memorable business advice that she still heeds today; “It’s not how well you plan, but how well you react when your plans go wrong!”
Due to severe winter weather, A.L.P.’s Dickson, TN plant remains closed today. We are assessing conditions on an ongoing basis and will re-open when it is safe.
A.L.P.’s Monterrey, Mexico plant remains without power due to widespread weather-related outages. We have been advised that electricity is expected to be restored on Thursday, 2/18/21.
Our customer service team is available to provide updates and handle urgent requests. Please contact us at (800) 621-1348 or by email at CSDept@alplighting.com.
Power has been restored to A.L.P.’s Monterrey, Mexico plant, and this location has resumed normal operations. A.L.P.’s Dickson, TN plant is closed due to inclement weather.