August 17, 2016
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED lighting retrofits have the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States.
By 2027, LED lighting retrofits could save the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each) and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices, according to DOE.
A prime example of these type of savings is being demonstrated by Constellation, a leading supplier of power, natural gas and energy products. The company has a wide-ranging portfolio of energy-saving products – none more effective than LED lighting.... More
August 9, 2016
Is fluorescent lighting still viable? LED lighting is one of today’s most energy efficient and rapidly growing lighting technologies on the market. LED lamps last longer, use less energy, are more durable, and offer comparable (or better) lighting quality than other solutions on the market.
So why is it that in this modern society where energy efficiency is on the minds of almost everyone, people are still buying the less-efficient and outdated fluorescent lighting fixtures and lamps?... More
August 2, 2016
Warehouses are no longer just for storage. In today’s cost-conscious, efficiency-driven environment, manufacturers are reevaluating the definition of warehousing, As a result, LED warehouse lighting retrofits are increasingly becoming a path to better energy efficiency.
As a result of this sea change, manufacturers are seeking ways to more effectively manage costs, improve inventory control and streamline the supply chain. In the world of supply chain economics, costs associated with operating a warehouse are critical to a company’s bottom line.
For that reason, many companies across the globe are retrofitting their warehouses with LED high bays, swapping out fluorescent tubes and incandescent lighting for a more efficient LED alternative.... More
January 26, 2016
Attention Lighting Contractors in California!
Did you know that there’s an online database that can help you search for LED Lamps and Fixtures that qualify for at LEAST one of many different energy rebates in the state of California?... More
October 21, 2015
Lighting technology is constantly improving, but does that mean you need to buy entirely new fixtures every time more efficient technology hits the market? Not necessarily, thanks to retrofitting. Retrofitting is a popular and cost-effective alternative to upgrading to a more energy efficient and higher quality lighting system. Read on to learn more about retrofitting and how it can help you.... More
September 9, 2015
(NewsUSA) – A lighting switch is just a switch, right? As it turns out, not really. Technology is changing the smallest details in your home — switches, controls and dimmers — to make daily life more beautiful and more functional. The American Lighting Association (ALA) details advances in lighting switches.... More
July 13, 2015
Replacing or retrofitting older lighting fixtures or appliances with new energy efficient technologies can save a significant amount of money, especially when you consider that Lighting can represent up to 40% of an average building’s electrical costs. But did you also know that switching to a more energy efficient solution can actually earn you money back on top of your energy savings? This may seem like a bold claim, but it is absolutely possible due to Energy Rebates and Incentives.... More
June 29, 2015
For many years Linear Fluorescent Lights have been the go-to when it comes to lighting large indoor spaces. Fluorescent lamps are able to convert more input power into visible light than incandescent lamps, which of course made them quickly rise in popularity. They also typically last 10 – 20 times longer than an equivalent incandescent lamp which makes them less expensive to operate in the long run. That aside, there is a new lighting technology on the market now, and it’s giving linear fluorescents a major run for their money.... More
May 25, 2015
Making decisions about lighting is harder than it’s ever been before, due in part to the high saturation of new Lighting product types and technologies. Unequivocally the latest and greatest of these new lighting technologies is L.E.D., or Light Emitting Diode. As the market is becoming more and more flooded with the latest LED products, it can be difficult for contractors to know exactly how this new technology applies to projects that would normally be done with traditional lighting techniques. So how does one demystify this new technology and make it applicable in the field today?... More