building savings through energy-efficient lighting systems
enLIGHTen America “Codes and Controls” Webcast
Lighting controls can eliminate a significant portion of wasted lighting energy in buildings, while enhancing occupant comfort and productivity. This webcast will review the mandated current and future lighting control requirements in codes and standards, such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and IECC 2012. Several lighting controls strategies and case studies will be presented so participants can […]
Published at: September 11th, 2012| Permalink
Performance Makes a Comeback with New Light Bulb Labeling System
The way we communicate about light bulbs and energy use is changing.  Until recently, light bulb technology hasn’t changed much since Thomas Edison first commercialized electric light well over 100 years ago.  Over this long period we have always referenced the amount of energy needed to power a light bulb.  Today, consumers have a choice […]
Published at: August 14th, 2012| Permalink
Luminaire Intelligence
New lighting technologies such as LED and fluorescent light sources, lighting controls, and daylighting create excellent opportunities for energy savings.  As the market shifts toward greater energy efficiency and intelligence in systems, luminaires (a.k.a. light fixtures) are the first thing to consider when planning your lighting strategy.
Published at: August 14th, 2012| Permalink
DOE Rulemakings, With Savings in Mind
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 established an energy conservation program for major household appliances.  Since then, various amendments to EPCA have given DOE the authority to regulate the energy efficiency of various technologies, to include appliances and lighting technologies.  The purpose of these rulemakings is to establish energy conservation standards and test […]
Published at: August 14th, 2012| Permalink
EISA Sets Standards for Lighting the Future
In an effort to reduce energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on foreign sources of energy, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was passed and signed into law in 2007.  As a result of this law, regulations will set minimum efficacy standards and, for the first time, a minimum rated life of 1,000 […]
Published at: August 14th, 2012| Permalink
Did you know...
Lighting Accounts for 38% of your electrical energy usage!