LEDs are now the primary lighting option for most commercial buildings. But when it comes to disinfectant lighting, traditional light sources like low pressure mercury tubes are still dominant.
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LED technology has brought about new innovations and more options in the lighting industry. Manufacturers are constantly coming out with new products that give the consumer more options.
One of those recent innovations: Color and wattage selectable LED fixtures.
Yes, it’s true. Some light bulbs and lighting products are considered illegal in certain states.
It's happening again. One of our manufacturing partners has stopped making a lighting product, specifically compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
The signs have been pointing to this direction for some time.
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.
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? Now there's an improved option on the market you may want to consider.
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
Can you actually retrofit T12 to LED without changing out the ballast?
Actually, yes. But before you make a decision, there are other LED solutions to consider for a high-efficiency lighting option for existing T12s.
Color consistency is a critical issue that has surfaced with the popularity of LED lighting.
How do you know that the color of your lighting will be consistent from one product to another?
Most of the time an LED upgrade involves unscrewing old light bulbs and screwing in new, energy-saving options in their place. Shocker. But if you’re looking to truly optimize your lighting for the greatest efficiency, this may not be the best approach. And it might cost you more money.