T5 fluorescent

T5 & T8 sales increase but who is still buying T12’s?

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April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

The latest NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 liner fluorescent lamps show an increase of 2.1% and 15.1% in 4Q 2012. Even with these gains they were not able to offset decreases earlier in the year. The T5 lamp index posted an annual reading of 159, a decline of 10.7 year over year decline. T8 lamps | Read More

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2012 Utility Efficiency Savings Goals Met by TVA, Georgia Power and Duke Energy

April 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

written by Natalie Mins The Southeast utilities are starting to step up their game in energy efficiency. Three of the major utilities here in the Southeast not only met their 2012 energy efficiency goals, they exceeded them by 22%! The idea of energy efficiency goals in the South was just a glimmer in the eye | Read More

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SF Biz Owners Can Receive Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

Two Bay Area organizations announced a new energy efficiency program based on investing in small and medium-sized businesses nationwide looking to upgrade their current energy systems. Businesses accepted will split initial energy cost-savings with the investors paying up-front costs for design and installation of energy-saving technology. Manufacturers, schools, churches and clinics looking to retrofit existing | Read More

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Energy efficiency program aims to make all Kentuckians more aware

March 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Kentucky is one of three states to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant to use Cooperative Extension offices to funnel energy efficiency information to residents. Beverly Miller, an extension associate in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is spearheading the effort dubbed “Energy Efficiency Awareness and Action | Read More

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Energy Efficiency Spreading to Jamaica

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

With the high cost of energy affecting their bottom line, small hotel owners across the Caribbean are welcoming the introduction of a project that is aimed at fostering energy efficiency in the industry. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action Advanced Program (CHENACT AP), is a project geared towards enhancing the competitiveness of | Read More

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Clark County School District Saves Millions with Lighting Retrofit

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Thousands of student in the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, are able to use cutting-edge technology thanks to energy efficiency programs that have conserved energy and returned part of those savings to the classroom in the form of teaching aids, such as iPads. The iPad program is a microcosm of what’s happening within | Read More

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T5 Lamps: Highest Efficiency for Linear Lamps

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November 7th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Authored by Craig DiLouie for Electrical Contractor Magazine Is it possible that some T5 lighting fixtures are perfectly efficient? One might get that idea based on some efficiency ratings of 98–100 percent, although it might not seem possible. Such a rating must be a mistake, right? But it’s not. We’re talking about luminaire (lighting fixture) | Read More

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ComEd (IL): Rebates for Your Business

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Building on the assets that have made Chicagoland and northern Illinois a top market for data centers, ComEd has launched a significant new energy efficiency program that will spur regional business development in the digital economy sector.   Through this new incentive offering,  part of the Smart Ideas for Your Business® program, ComEd will work with data center designers, | Read More

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Create a Better Climate for Business

It’s easy to justify and afford a lighting retrofit project: reduced maintenance costs, increased worker productivity, enhanced light quality
July 6th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | 2 Comments

Making cost savings and energy efficiency top priorities in the places and processes that drive your business is smart any way you look at it. The savings you realize on energy costs go straight to your bottom line. Many upgrades pay back their investment in two to three years or less. When considering lighting renovations | Read More

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FACT CHECK: T5 Retrofit Kit & UL

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Informational | No Comments

Here at the home office of The Green Savings Company, we field many calls about our product and of course get questions about our competitors. For the customers it usually comes down to two things: having the UL and price. Since we started in 2009, there have been several companies that have also begun selling a T5 retrofit kit. We welcome this competition as it good for the customer, but unfortunately they get bamboozled into believing something that is not true. For example, there are multiple outlets that state on there website that there kits are “UL approved” (there is no such thing) and have even written a press release to this affect. The Green Savings Company has contacted these companies to ask what there UL file number is and they say that it is, “tested to UL standards” or that the number is “UL 935”.

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