Efficient Lighting

Posted on: September 9th, 2012 by Glen No Comments

Compact Florescent Light Bulb

Newer energy efficient fluorescent lighting saves you 30 – 60% on your lighting cost. Cost payback is about 2 years.

LED EXIT lights can offer a 90% energy saving over the old fixtures. Plus the no light bulbs to change do to their expected 10 - 25 year Lamp life. When factoring in the additional maintenance costs associated with replacing bulbs in exit lights, the payback often times is less than a year. Contact electricians in your area for a quote on much these upgrades will cost upfront and how much they will save.

For industrial, commercial, or recreational buildings anywhere between thirty and sixty percent on your lighting bill could be saved by replacing outdated T12 fluorescent fixtures with excellent new fixtures called the T8 and T5.

Compact Fluorescent Light Blubs

Lighting your home or facility is a necessity but it is also a great place to start reducing your electric bill. Lighting technology has come a long way in the past few years and new options such as Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) save 75% of the energy used by typical incandescent bulbs. Replacing incandescent ‘regular’ light bulbs is a quick way to start saving as they waste nearly 90% of the energy they consume. CFLs also have a much longer lamp life than to incandescent bulbs, which brings down replacement cost over time.

If every American household replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

LED Light Bulbs

LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs are latest and greatest  bulb around. Nice warm color corrected lighting, no more blue looking light.  Environmentally friendly LED bulbs have long life of approximately 100,000 hours, which means they'll last for years. Most people will wait to buy them until they come down in price significantly.

  • ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.
  • Save about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb's lifetime.
  • Produce about 75 percent less heat, so they are safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.

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