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New UN Lighting Standards

New UN Lighting Standards

The United Nations recently announced they would be seeking stricter regulations on lighting standards for the united nations member states. Why is this important? “About 15 per cent of global electricity is used for lighting, and when economies grow, the demand for lighting goes up. If developing and emerging economies could switch to efficient LED lighting overnight, they would save $18 billion on electricity bills, prevent 160 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere each year and save electricity equivalent to the total annual consumption of Mexico.” (source) Many people do not know of the profound energy savings provided by switching to LED lights from incandescent or CFL. The market for incandescent markets has dropped by over 75% worldwide, but the biggest concentration of sales still lie in…
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No More Outdated Lighting!

No More Outdated Lighting!

Have you ever heard of low pressure sodium (SOX) light bulbs? These were a common option for parking lots and large structures, clearly identifiable by their orange glow. One of the main manufacturers, Philips, announced this old technology will be phased out of production by 2020, creating big implications for the lighting industry. We are on a mission to spread the word - no more outdated lighting for San Diego! Rising energy efficiency standards and new technology is pushing this old-timey product out of the market. With the advent of LED technology, SOX lamps didn’t stand a chance. Comparisons of energy consumption, cost of upkeep, and technology connectivity do not leave SOX in a favorable light to customers looking to save time and money. This news sends a message to…
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Burnt out Fluorescent Light Bulbs?

Burnt out Fluorescent Light Bulbs?

My fluorescent light bulbs constantly burn out, now what? Many property owners are faced with the problem of burnt out fluorescent lights, spending money on replacement bulbs and installation. This is one expensive problem with a surprisingly easy solution: LED lighting! An average warehouse uses approximately $1 per square foot on lighting each year with inefficient lights installed. Warehouses can be sprawling, costing companies thousands of dollars on their utility bills every year. LED lighting creates possibilities of huge savings because of slashed energy usage coupled with significantly lower maintenance costs. At one of our recent projects in San Diego, we found a creative, totally recycled light fixture made with the lights that had burned out around the complex! Warehouses are not the only facilities that burn through light bulbs at…
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