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.