Earlier this year, Director of Solution Sales – Lighting for Sonepar USA, Marc Hodges, wrote a piece for Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) association, discussing the importance of lighting during the global COVID-19 crisis.

 

Earlier this year, Director of Solution Sales – Lighting for Sonepar USA, Marc Hodges, wrote a piece for Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) association, discussing the importance of lighting during the global COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking on the importance of good lighting on a personal level, Marc stated, "Studies are finding more and more that the quality of light in a space has a major impact on physical and mental health and even productivity. Now that more employees are working remotely than ever before, quality lighting is very important to the efficiency of your employees and businesses." He continued, "Think about your mood when you are outside while it's sunny and clear blue skies versus a dark, rainy day. Dark rooms can make you sleepy, lethargic, and unmotivated. Lighting makes a difference!"

Moving onto the subject at hand, Marc emphasized how necessary it is to have the best lighting systems in 2020, saying, "During the COVID-19 crisis, we have supported local businesses working to convert large spaces into make-shift field hospitals. The right type of lighting is crucial for these types of situations. Lighting that is installed properly and safely will ensure that each bed is well-lit for doctors to examine and care for patients. Nobody thinks about lighting when it's on, but if one of these beds doesn't have a light, it will be a huge problem. In addition to providing light for healthcare professionals, there are non-touch systems installed in some hospitals to help stop the spread of germs."

Despite the challenges these situations can pose, Sonepar USA is more than capable to provide their customers with the best solutions. He explained, "At Sonepar USA, we dedicate a lot of energy towards our relationships with vendors and creating innovative logistic solutions for our customers. Our real-time product knowledge adds value to project design and our teams incorporate energy efficiency considerations to validate our customers' upgrade strategies. Our local specialists are the voice for our contractor customers to ensure they can install the lighting systems as designed."

Marc closed his article assuring customers that Sonepar USA is here for them, he concluded, "Though we are living in unprecedented times, our focus remains the same – providing the products, solutions, and services to make our customers' lives easier. We continue investing in lighting and controls and our local experts and global reach make us well-suited to ensure we remain our customers' first choice."

To read Marc's full article, click here.

 

About Sonepar USA

Established in 1961 as a family-owned business, Cooper Electric has serviced the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania markets for over 60 years. Over the years, Cooper has grown to over 1,000 employees in 53 branch locations through the successful acquisitions of Friedman Electric Supply in Northeast/Central PA, and City Electric in Upstate NY.

 

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