commercial lighting

Survey Illuminates Lighting Trends

ECMag reported in February on contractors preferences and feedback
May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Electrical contractors have seen the bright lights of opportunity borne by involvement in lighting specification and installation. Over time, market forces have drawn ECs further into the fold, allowing them to increasingly influence brands and make specification decisions and, ultimately, become very vital decision makers when it comes to lighting-related projects. This change has occurred | Read More

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Does your CEO care about energy efficiency?

Company executives are more motivated to "go green" for cost savings than environmental causes
February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Nearly nine out of ten Fortune 1000 senior executives feel a moral responsibility to make their companies more energy efficient, and 13 percent say environmental concerns are their main motivator to save energy. A poll by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Schneider Electric, found that 88 percent of executives feel a moral responsibility to cut | Read More

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Something You Should Know: EISA Act of 2007

EISA 2007
February 17th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Let’s get you up to speed: the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 (EISA) is a federal law aimed at the reduction of energy consumption, reduced dependence on foreign oil and strategies for addressing global climate change. A portion of the EISA act relates to the use of of metal halide probe start ballasts for | Read More

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Companies Eager to Save With Lighting Retrofits in 2011

Small businesses are showing increased interest in lighting retrofit projects
February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

Lighting industry professionals are anticipating strong business in 2011 as a result of continued investment in energy efficiency projects. A recent survey distributed to more than 1,900 energy efficient lighting professionals, including energy service contractors, energy focused electrical distributors, and lighting retrofit contractors provides an optimistic outlook for the industry as a whole and an | Read More

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The Newly Redesigned T5 Retrofit Kit Boasts Safety Improvements

The newly improved T5 Retrofit Kit include the Safety Disconnect Button
January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

It can be extremely dangerous to service energized fluorescent fixtures, one wrong move can put the electrician in contact with live voltage and a cost-effective method of disconnecting all conductors to the ballasts is mandatory. The recently updated model of the T5 Retrofit Kit incorporates proprietary safety technology to ensure the installer’s protection. The safety | Read More

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Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets

Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets
January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

Lighting currently represents about 17.5% of all global electricity consumption. The U.S. alone accounts for approximately 20% of this amount at an annual cost of over $40 billion. As energy efficiency becomes increasingly important for controlling costs, improving energy independence, and reducing environmental impacts, governments and organizations have looked to lighting as the “low hanging | Read More

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Commercial Market Embraces Building Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient building retrofits are more appealing to commercial property owners with high operating costs
January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Although steps such as insulating the roof, sealing air ducts and installing windows that minimize heat loss usually cost less than heavier technology such as a solar electric system on the roof, they are still pricey enough to homeowners, especially when the economy is recovering. Federal, state and even local incentive programs are available for | Read More

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The LUX Test: T8 fluorescent VS T5 Retrofit Kit

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

Scott Raybin of The Green Savings Company demonstrates the light output difference (in lux) between a standard 32W T8 lamp and The Green Savings Company’s T5 Retrofit Kit (28W). The results suggest that commercial spaces using T8 or T12 bulbs in their fixtures can save significantly by “delamping” with the T5 Retrofit Kit. Download the | Read More

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Building Efficiency: It Will Cost You To Wait

June 21st, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

In efforts to make buildings greener, understanding the basic interactions between lighting and energy efficiency is at the heart of the process. Commercial building managers are taking on the task of developing a more holistic understanding of lighting and how upgrades like retrofits, smart controls and management systems bring swift returns on investments as well | Read More

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