Rebate programs for commercial lighting are off to a strong start in 2021. After a somewhat rough year because of COVID-19 in 2020, utilities are ramping back up their offerings. This could be a huge savings opportunity for your facility.
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If you were hesitant about switching to LED, there’s another good reason to complete a lighting retrofit.
Lawmakers extended the tax benefit for businesses who make energy efficient building upgrades when they passed the bill that sent stimulus checks to millions of Americans.
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
Are you currently retrofitting to LEDs and left with some old light bulbs? Or are you replacing some of your old lights in bulk?
You might be wondering what to do with the pile of leftover lighting products. Do you just pile them up in the back of your building? Do you throw them in the trash? Hopefully not.
As more commercial buildings ditch traditional lighting for LEDs, staying educated about the environmental impact and use of lighting is more important than ever before.
States across the U.S. are taking their own measures to become more energy efficient. That often means changes to energy code.
Energy code can vary greatly from state to state, and even between local jurisdictions. A lot of times, these changes make lighting requirements more complicated. We stay up to date on changes that could impact lighting projects, so that we can handle projects from planning to completion.
Does thinking about a lighting retrofit for your hotel seem overwhelming?
Have you tried to order T12 fluorescent tubes lately?
While we still have plenty in stock in our online store, manufacturers are producing less overall.
The product has also changed. These days, most T12s will work with an electronic ballast instead of a magnetic ballast.
When it comes time to get your building permits and pass inspection, a tiny little sticker on your lighting fixture could end up being the difference between opening on-time or weeks of delays.
Knowing ahead of time about the standards and certifications that inspectors may be looking for will help you to stay sane through getting a space permitted, passing inspection, and opening.
Lighting products are full of specifications. Some of them impact the overall performance of the lighting system, and some of them make a significant impact on light levels, color, or energy consumption.
When it comes to ballasts, do you know what to look for? Ballast factor is one of those often overlooked or misunderstood specs that can make a big difference in your linear fluorescent lighting system.
In this article, we’re answering three key questions related to ballast factor. You can click on the questions to jump ahead to the section.
Healthcare facilities spend an alarming amount of money. The total tops $8 billion in the U.S. every year.
A big reason for those costs – everything is constantly running. Lights and HVAC need to be on all day, every day. Patient safety and care is a top priority.
There are four ways to immediately reduce those high costs and improve the experience for patients and employees.