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LED Technology, We’re Not Quite There

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 7 Comments

As many have heard, the funeral for T12 bulbs is fast approaching. Effective July 2010, magnetic ballasts will also be banned from production. The proverbial switch is on to upgrade from magnetic to electronic ballasts for T12s and even moreso, to upgrade or retrofit to more efficient T8s and T5s. With all the buzz surrounding | Read More

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Can Lighting Improve Productivity?

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Importance of Quality Lighting in the Workplace Lighting, Productivity, & the Bottom Line Light has value. Research demonstrates that light has a profound impact on people – on their physical, physiological, and psychological health, and on their overall performance – particularly in the workplace. And yet, despite having an intuitive understanding of the importance | Read More

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IES Publishes Guide to Lighting for the Aging Eye

April 30th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in conjunction with the American Optometric Association (AOA) has just released a research paper titled Lighting Your way to Better Vision. As the baby boomer population ages, they are requiring quality lighting that will reduce eyestrain. Here are some recommendations from the research paper: Higher levels of light are necessary | Read More

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The Green Savings Company and BriteSwitch LLC Create Strategic Alliance

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Green Savings Company LLC, a leading provider of energy efficient lighting solutions, announced today it has created a strategic alliance with BriteSwitch LLC.  BriteSwitch has created and manages the most comprehensive database that identifies virtually all possible lighting rebates for each individual location in the United States. They also work for commercial end users | Read More

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U.S. Green Building Retrofit Market to Hit $15B by 2014

January 13th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

By Justin Moresco of GigaOm Just days after the White House outlined its strategy for bolstering the home energy retrofit market, a new report from research and publishing firm McGraw-Hill Construction predicts the market for nonresidential green building retrofits is set to soar and represents a better opportunity for designers and builders than new construction. The market | Read More

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Changing from T12 to T5

December 15th, 2009 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Energy efficiency is the cheapest and greenest power around, and in buildings efficiency often comes in the form of better lighting.  Most people these days know the about CFL’s and LED’s, but most are less familiar with the vast opportunity for more efficient lighting in commercial buildings. Yesterday’s solutions of incandescent bulbs and old fluorescents | Read More

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Energy Policy Act of 2005

November 21st, 2009 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The Energy Policy of 2005 (EPAct) is intended to reduce our country’s energy dependence and focus attention on improving the energy efficiency of a wide range of projects through regulation, tax incentives, and the promotion of innovation. ELG applies the guidelines of EPAct in its engineering and consulting considerations to further increase your return on | Read More

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Did You Know?

October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Click here to download our Did You Know flyer in .pdf format It is possible to install fewer lamps per fixture and still achieve the light quality and levels you need? Converting to the T5 FLIR Retro-fit kit makes it possible to use fewer lamps and still rival your existing light levels. In addition to | Read More

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