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INTERIOR LIGHTING RETROFITS LIGHTEN UP YOUR POCKETBOOK

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INTERIOR LIGHTING RETROFITS LIGHTEN UP YOUR POCKETBOOK
Whether you are a business owner, facilities manager, or home owner, chances are you have thought of ways to cut back and get in the black – lighting has been a popular and trending topic. “Convert over to LED and I’ll save money”? Yes, it is true that you can reduce the amount of energy consumed when switching over to LED, therefore reducing your bottom line. However, there are tons of variables and options that should be addressed when looking to convert lighting that is existing.

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HALOGEN PHASE-OUT OPTIONS

admin Aug 10, 2016
HALOGEN PHASE-OUT OPTIONS
If you are currently purchasing halogen type PAR lamps, you may be made aware of the new regulations that were put into place on July 14, 2012. In effect, you will no longer be able to purchase PAR, R, ER, BPAR type incandescent/halogen type lamps. This rule will heavily impact the availability of many common lamp types in the hospitality and retail industries. The current standards that have the lowest efficiency and costs make the initial replacement costs higher, but over the long term, will end up reducing high energy consumption and monthly electric expense. However, there are a few options that can be utilized for an easy swap-out of high efficiency light bulbs. Priority Lighting recommends the following choices to retrofit existing track and recessed lighting systems and fixtures.

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SHOULD I CHANGE TO LED?

admin Aug 10, 2016
SHOULD I CHANGE TO LED?
While there are a few advantages of having LED, there are also a couple factors that can hinder people to make the switch such as upfront costs. However, you make the decision.

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NEW ENERGY STAR CHANGES

admin Aug 10, 2016
NEW ENERGY STAR CHANGES
Watt are the new changes in CFL and LED? As of September 30th 2014, manufactures now must adhere to the new Energy Star standards for V1.0. Both technologies alike, LED and CFL, have their own specific requirements, but now have some similarities.

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TU-BE OR NOT TU-BE

admin Aug 10, 2016
TU-BE OR NOT TU-BE
Many people and facilities across the country are undergoing or have at least thought about retrofitting to an LED lighting system. Due to the phase out of fluorescent T12 magnetic ballasts, there has been much debate as to which light source to select. Even facilities currently using newer F32 T8’s are swapping out to LED. Many questions include: What is my ROI, what is the easiest to install, which option will last the longest, which light will have the best energy-efficiency.

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