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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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DLC DE-LISTS 1,220 PRODUCTS DUE TO MISREPRESENTATION

admin Aug 10, 2016
DLC DE-LISTS 1,220 PRODUCTS DUE TO MISREPRESENTATION
You may want to think twice before ordering “the cheap stuff” from an unverified source or a non Lighting Facts/Energy Star Partner. We get more calls than we like with stories from customers – please help me; my new LED lights have burned out early, they weren’t what we wanted, I can’t get a hold of them any longer, etc. If you are planning on applying for rebates with a government or local rebate program to subsidize costs of your lighting projects, there is a very strong chance that the LED products need to be DLC listed.

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LINEAR FLUORESCENT – T12 RETROFIT

admin Aug 10, 2016
LINEAR FLUORESCENT – T12 RETROFIT
Many people do not know the EISA (Energy Independence and Security Act) went into effect July 14th of 2012. The U.S. Department of Energy has banned many types of inefficient light bulbs, such as incandescent, halogen and fluorescent. T12’s, as well as “7” series T8’s, are being phased out and current users will soon have to make the switch. The EISA compliant options include some halogens- those that rate up to 30 % more efficient than traditional lamps, self-ballasted ceramic halide lamps, compact fluorescents (CFLS), and LED’s.

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