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Energy Efficient Lighting

how to reduce commercial energy consumption with efficient lighting
Bright Ideas

Operating a business is expensive, especially overhead expenses like rent, repairs, and utilities. Thankfully, there are ways to cut back. Most commercial buildings waste an average of 30% of the energy they use, which makes reducing your energy consumption one of the most effective ways to lower your business’s operating costs (and its impact on the environment). There are several fronts you can tackle this from, starting with lighting. Let’s take a closer look: Bright Ideas Adjusting your company’s lighting design is one of the easier ways to improve your bottom line and reduce energy consumption. There are a few

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ultimate guide led lights advantages of leds
Ultimate LED Guide

LEDs offer several advantages over traditional light bulbs, building on the best parts of their predecessors while leaving their inefficiencies behind. Here’s what LEDs have to offer and what makes them so beneficial: 1. Long life The components of an LED and the way that they generate light significantly extend the lifespan of these bulbs. Where other bulbs’ lifespans are shortened through both proper and improper usage, the LED bulb’s low heat levels, durability, and energy efficiency make it possible for it to outlast other types of bulbs by thousands of hours. Typically, the important parts of a light bulb,

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quick guide switching energy efficient office lighting leds
Bright Ideas

Change can be difficult, especially on a large scale and when you’re embracing a new technology you might be unfamiliar with. We’re here to help! We’ve already looked at why your office should make the switch to LEDs, and now we’re going to help you figure out exactly how your office can make the switch to energy efficient office lighting. A Brief Overview of the Benefits of Switching to LEDs You may already be aware of all the benefits upgrading to LEDs can offer your office, but let’s take a quick look at the most important advantages in case you

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how the right lighting can save you money
Bright Ideas

If you haven’t shopped for new light bulbs in a while, you might not be familiar with the advances that have been made in lighting technology and how they can benefit you – and your bottom line. On average, lighting accounts for 18% of household expenses, so finding the right lighting solution for your home or office can have a significant impact on your finances. Whether you’re replacing a blown bulb or upgrading to energy efficient lighting, there are a couple of things that you need to look for in a new bulb: Efficiency Lifespan Heat output There are also

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led edison bulbs vintage style energy efficiency
Bright Ideas

Carbon filament bulbs have a loosely coiled filament that offers a unique, vintage look that is ideal for exposed-bulb fixtures. They’re a popular lighting design choice for both home and commercial use – check out our Design Trends post to find out why. If you love the antique look of an Edison bulb but worry about electricity usage, we’ve got good news. LED technology has advanced so far that you can now have the unique vintage style and warm glow of carbon filament bulbs without the cost of operating a traditional incandescent bulb. Let’s take a closer look. An Illuminating

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what big box stores wont tell you about led lights
Bright Ideas

You’ve probably heard a lot about light emitting diodes (LEDs) in recent years, and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. LED technology is constantly evolving and improving, offering customers more and better options, but it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Before you make the switch to LEDs, there are a few things you should know. We’ve asked our resident experts a few questions to shed some light on the things big box stores won’t tell you about LEDs. Why are LEDs more expensive? LEDs actually aren’t any more expensive than other

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phasing out traditional light bulbs
LED Bulbs

Traditional incandescent light bulbs are very inefficient – they waste 95% of the electricity they use by turning it into heat! Under new EU rules, these bulbs are being phased out and replaced by energy efficient light bulbs – a measure that will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 million tons a year. Traditional incandescent light bulbs began to be phased out in 2009 when the manufacture of 100W and 60W pearl light bulbs was stopped. In September 2011, 60W clear bulbs were also banned from being produced. These lamps were not removed from sale – there are still

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light bulb energy calculator
Lighting Tools & Resources

Traditional incandescent light bulbs waste a lot of their energy by turning energy into heat rather than light itself. Energy saving light bulbs work in the same way as fluorescent tubes – an electric current passes through gas in a tube, making the tube’s coating glow brightly. This means they use less energy and are cool to the touch. Although energy saving light bulbs cost a little more to buy than their old technology equivalents, they save you money in the long run by reducing the amount of electricity you use. The calculator below details the annual savings you can

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