On February 9, 2018 Congress passed the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018" which included retroactively extending the 2017 extension of EPAct 179D. If you've completed any lighting upgrades in the last year, you may benefit greatly from this extension.
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Topics: Inside the Industry
Earlier this year, I was talking with a project manager for a mid-sized national restaurant chain about the challenges of getting a store properly lit (and properly dimmed). "If I open a store a year late and a million dollars over budget, as long as it looks good, I'm not worried about losing my job. But if it's Friends and Family Night and my CEO asks me to dim the lighting and it flickers, I'm worried."
Perhaps you've been in the same shoes, and you're well acquainted with the importance and difficulty of restaurant lighting.
Topics: Restaurant Lighting
For all the buzz LEDs get around the lighting industry today, you’d think innovation in the fluorescent and incandescent arenas had come to a screeching halt.
Lighting manufacturers continue to turn out some excellent, innovative products which use proven lighting technologies like halogen incandescent and fluorescent.
It may not have made national headlines, but the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills earlier this month that could have a significant long-term effect on the way businesses view investing in things like remodel projects and other facility and equipment upgrades.