8-foot fluorescent tubes are a popular lighting product for many of our customers. They're commonly used in warehouses, industrial and commercial settings, and in some large retail and grocery stores.
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Five years ago, National Geographic wrote about the phase out of an "unloved" light bulb that was close to phasing out. Yet, here we are still talking about the lighting product that quickly became replaced by LEDs - Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs).
If you're thinking about upgrading lighting in a commercial office space, chances are you currently have fluorescent tubes.
While fluorescent lighting is pretty energy efficient, there are several reasons why you would want to upgrade to LED.
Whether your multifamily building is apartments, condos, or retirement homes, you're probably facing a common problem: energy costs.
You can find a good deal on light bulbs at Home Depot and Walmart. Sometimes, customers bring that to our attention.
How do these stores sell at such low prices? Are they selling the same light bulbs as us? They are targeting a more residential customer, so are they selling residential grade lighting products?
Is there something different about a residential lamp when compared with a commercial one?
Usually, no – there's no difference or distinction, at least according to one of our top manufacturers. Though the products are packaged differently, their guts are almost always the same.
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?"
Healthcare facilities are created to focus on one thing: providing quality care for patients. Unlike other commercial buildings, hospitals and medical centers require lights on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means a constant schedule of replacing burnt out light bulbs.
When you're catering to the needs of an entire facility, it can be challenging to save on energy costs. Commercial office buildings might contain several different companies, which means you're trying to serve all of their lighting and energy preferences the best you can.
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?