2020 is a big year for the lighting industry. Several states are making a big shift towards more energy efficient products. At the center of the change: a debate around incandescent, halogen, and even fluorescent light bulbs.
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You will probably start to notice UV-C products in places you never though about before. Airplanes, subways, buses, restaurants, banks, and healthcare facilities are all using the powers of germicidal UV to try to get rid of as many pathogens as possible during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has brought a new spotlight to a tool relatively unused in many industries: UV energy.
Scientists have known about the disinfection powers of UV-C for decades. Hospitals and healthcare settings have used UV products for years. A scientist from Columbia University recently proved that UV-C wavelengths can inactive COVID-19 in laboratory settings. There is solid evidence behind the UV technology.
But what products should you trust? Which ones really work? And are they all safe?
Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19, there has also been a lot of confusion over protection. Should you wear a mask in public? Which type of masks are required for healthcare workers? What's the difference between types of masks?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a serious need for temporary medical facilities. Hospital capacity has reached a tipping point. Temporary medical tents are popping up outside of hospitals, in designated drive-thru testing areas, and even in Central Park in New York City.
Right now, Regency Lighting is looking for ways to support critical infrastructure and industries, like healthcare systems, who are trying to stop the spread of the virus.
We will continue to update this article as we receive more information and better understand the impacts of COVID-19.
A coronavirus, specifically called COVID-19, is impacting communities around the globe. This is a serious situation that is impacting millions of people in different ways.
Some of us are working from home (with kids). Some of us are currently not able to work. For others, business is booming. No matter the situation, companies are changing the way they operate.
If you live in California, you can say goodbye to incandescent and halogen light bulbs.
The California Energy Commission voted on November 13, 2019 to ban the sale of inefficient light bulbs starting January 1, 2020.
If you had asked us a couple of months ago, we thought we would be writing about new light bulb restrictions that could potentially phase out incandescent light bulbs. New energy efficiency standards for light bulbs were set to go into effect on January 1, 2020.
You've heard the buzz about lighting as a service but you're not sure if it's actually worthwhile or if you'll end up paying more in the end. You're not alone.
Whether you're a Chief Engineer, Director of Maintenance, or Energy Manager, you're probably responsible for finding the most energy efficient and cost saving solutions for your company. But oftentimes with LaaS, there seems to be a lack of clarity around what actually goes into pricing. We're here to shed some light on the topic to help you make the best decision for your business.
If you've been wondering how your business can afford the initial investment in a LED lighting retrofit or how you can convince upper management that it's worth the money, lighting as a service may be an option worth considering.
The lighting industry has started moving in this direction as long-life LED products continue to get more efficient and it is getting harder and harder to compete for internal capital requests and building operations often lose out to more glamorous requests.