Francine Pitassi, one of Regency's Lighting Specialists, works with customers every day to find cost and energy saving lighting options for their applications. One topic she finds herself addressing often is that of lighting rebates. In this article, Francine helps answer some of the most common questions we receive centered around lighting rebates.
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While 2019 was wrapping up, the President signed a new tax deal into law. Here's the good news: it benefits businesses who either completed or want to complete a lighting retrofit.
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.
If you're looking to retrofit to LED lighting, you're probably also looking at ways to cut costs. Rebates are a great option, but they may vary based on where you live or where your business is located.
Our friends at BriteSwitch help businesses take advantage of rebates available to them. The number one question they get is, "Where are the best lighting rebates in the country?"
Fluorescent lighting. You probably already have an idea of what it is. Maybe you even understand a little about how it works.
Multifamily properties are an increasingly popular housing option. Around one in six households in the United States live in an apartment or condo.
It's no wonder why energy costs are so high. You're supplying multiple families who choose their own air conditioning set points and light levels.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) found that if every multifamily property made energy-efficient upgrades, utility costs would decrease by $3.4 billion across the U.S.
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.
If you operate a large facility, you probably keep stock of fluorescent tubes so you can promptly replace any failed bulbs. Often times, we talk to customers who want to use up their existing fluorescent tube stock before they move forward with an LED upgrade.
This had us curious. What's the cost of waiting to switch to LED?
Energy is one of the fastest growing costs in the hotel industry. Think about it: there are now more electronics and perks expected in a hotel room than ever before. Energy Star estimates that hotels spend $2,196 per room every year on energy alone.
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?