In the midst of the all of the light bulbs, projects, and phone calls, Regency has continued its humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Here's an update on the progress at the Regency Home. If you're interested in partnering with us through contributions or joining us on a trip to Haiti, please contact us.
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T12 fluorescent tubes are hard to come by these days, but that's not to say they've disappeared entirely.
The tubes began to be phased out in mid-2012, which we wrote about at length in our post, "The phase out of T12s: Everything you need to know about discontinued tubes."
But if you still have T12s in your sockets and you're looking to save money on lighting in the next year, there are a
Linear LED tubes have become more competitive over the years, and with that comes more options than ever. So, if you’re operating with discontinued T12 fluorescent tubes, you’re probably beginning to weigh the options for a retrofit.
But in the sea of choices, how do you know what the right product is and where to buy it?
Can you actually retrofit T12 to LED without changing out the ballast?
In recent years, New York has made big plans to go green. By 2030, the city hopes to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.
That’s a lofty goal for a city that has nearly a million buildings. But it turns out, about 22,000 buildings use nearly half of the energy citywide. That makes it a little more manageable, right?
As we often mention on this blog, lighting is complex.
Sockets is one of those topics that seems to intimidate a lot of our customers. Do you need shunted or non-shunted sockets? And what's the difference? They don't want to touch it with a 10-foot pole.
But we're here to make lighting – and sockets – easier. There's an easy way to know the difference between shunted and non-shunted sockets and when you need which.
Hopefully you haven’t experienced this scenario. You buy a new TV. You plug it in. Then a thunderstorm hits, lightning strikes, and zap! There goes your new TV.
You're probably thinking, if only I had plugged the TV into a surge protector.
Keeping up with lighting standards and building codes can be exhausting. If you’re in California, you already have to worry about Title 24. Now, new appliance efficiency standards (also called Title 20) are in effect.
This article has been updated with the latest LED dimming technology. It was originally published in 2017.
This article has been updated with the latest LED dimming information and technology. It was originally published in 2017.