Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ten Tips For Facility Managers To Cut Energy Costs

Everyone is trying to think of ways to do things better and more efficiently, I just read a short article from Building Operating Management that gives

Ten Tips For Facility Managers To Cut Energy Costs

By Brandon Lorenz, Senior Editor, October 2009

Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SYLVANIA Post Top Street Light LED Retrofit Kits


Replace up to 250-watt high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps in street light fixtures. By taking advantage of the directional light distribution of high power white LEDs, this revolutionary system delivers light only where needed, minimizing light trespass in applications. Rated at 40 watts, 5700K and 50,000 hours life, it offers a white light alternative to HID with up to an 85% power reduction. Ideal solution for communities that wish to convert their existing street lights to an environmentally preferable technology that offers substantial energy and maintenance cost savings as well as dramatic improvements in light quality. http://www.sylvania.com/BusinessProducts/InnovationGallery/Post+Top/

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lighting Solutions


Pete Rotkis, part of our Energy Solutions outside sales team, offers this lighting lesson today:

There is a lot of talk about energy saving products and lighting is at the forefront of this discussion. It's good to remember when you are evaluating your lighting, that every application has a different solution (and sometimes several.) For instance, in a store display area, using swirl compact fluorescents in the track heads or recessed lighting fixtures when you are trying to sell a product is not the best choice. There are other energy saving solutions that include enclosed fluorescent lamps, energy saving incandescent lamps, and LED's that will help you achieve your desired energy savings, as well as be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. That sells more product and gives you happier customers.

More lighting solutions to come!

(Thanks Pete!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lighting payback

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting represents 40% of the average commercial building’s electric bill, followed by motors/HVAC (40%) and other equipment (20%). According to the Energy Cost Savings Council, energy-efficient lighting generates an average project payback period of 2.2 years and a 45% return on investment.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Philips Accent LED MR-16


The Philips Accent LED MR-16 lamp combines the familiar shape of MR-16 halogen lamps with the long life properties of LED lamps. With only 4 watts of power you can pocket energy savings year-after-year without lamp replacement. Ideal for accent/architectural lighting in retail and hospitality locations. Call or see John Pishner at our Arlington counter for pricing and availability, 703/536-4400.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Low Wattage Exit


McPhilben offers a low wattage Exit unit combined with Emergency Heads. This design not only saves energy, but installation time too. LED unit draws only 2.1 watts total as opposed to 18 watts with the old incandescent and either 7 or 14 watts with the old fluorescent. Contractor friendly, snap together design -- wire one outlet box instead of two with this combo unit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In Residential Applications



Are your customers using energy-efficient lighting controls? Replacing old wall light switches with new energy-efficient dimmer switches or occupancy sensors will greatly reduce electrical consumption by reducing the overall brightness of light sources when full brightness is not required. Calculate the savings at http://www.lutron.com/energy

Friday, September 4, 2009




The age of T12 magnetic ballasts is coming to an end. The Department of Energy (DOE) Ballast Ruling that became effective in 2005 prevents the manufacture of magnetic replacement ballasts sold through electrical distribution after July 1, 2010.



Advance offers a full line of electronic options that exceed the DOE performance requirements for T12 ballasts. Reliable and energy-efficient, they offer proven performance and fast payback of investment based on the up to 30%* energy savings they drive relative to their standard magnetic counterparts. Not to mention the potential tax deductions (now extended to 2013) that may be available.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Freezer/Refridgerator LED Upgrade


Replace regular fluorescent lamps in Refrigeration and Freezer cases applications with SYLVANIA LED Solutions. Improved product visibility: less glare and uniform Illumination. Energy savings: LED sticks can save up to 118 watts vs. fluorescent with less heat. And reduced maintenance cost: Up to 64,000 hrs avg. rated life (LED) vs. 15,000-20,000 (fluorescent) plus no tube guards or shields to replace.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Commercial Applications


The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (HR-1424), approved and signed on October 3, 2008, extends the benefits of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 through December 31, 2013. This is a perfect Opportunity to evaluate your lighting.


Retrofitting with Lightolier's GO2 Retro as opposed to installing new fixtures is ideal for those areas where you would like to have a minimum of down time such as retail spaces or schools. GO2 Retro features a flat white louver and a unique power tray that can be used to convert most installations of 2'X4' or 2'X2' parabolic or specification grade lens troffers, that are at least 4 3/8" deep, to state of the art, energy saving GREEN FIXTURES. GO2 Retro is over 80% efficient with a broad light distribution that will illuminate both horizontal and vertical surfaces, creating a comfortable balanced brightness.