31 articles Energy Efficiency

T5 Linear Fluorescent Offers Advantages Over T8 For Certain Applications

T5 fluorescent light bulbs are often overlooked as an excellent option for specific types of lighting in new construction and remodel projects. T5 fixtures can often be found in office lighting where ceiling direct / indirect fixtures supply the ambient illumination over workspaces. T5’s are also frequently used in wall wash applications and in high…

Replacing HID with LED in High Bay Applications Offers Potential Benefits But Requires Careful Analysis

Warehouse Lighting

The lighting for warehouses, manufacturing facilities, industrial work spaces, big box retail and gymnasiums often consists of high bay fixtures equipped with and HID light source — usually metal halide lamps. The higher wattage metal halide bulbs used in the high bay ceiling fixtures provide the lumen output and general lighting distribution required for these…

Cost Effective LED Retrofits Help Schools Reduce Operating Costs

school lighting in lecture hall

With a variety of lighting applications and lamp types, schools have many opportunities to both improve the quality of the lighting in their facilities and reduce operating costs. In addition to higher efficiency traditional lamps and better controls, LED lighting retrofit opportunities have reached a point both in the maturity of the technology and in…

Sylvania Quicktronic PROStart Ballasts: Designed For 32W T8 Super Saver Fluorescent Lamps

Sylvania Spyrostart

It’s important for building operators and facilities staff to remember that the ubiquitous T8 fluorescent fixtures found in most offices, schools and institutional buildings constitute a lamp/ballast system.  While the lamps may produce light using an number of ballast types, to get the highest energy efficiency, the longest lamp life and the fewest lighting related…

LED Options Now Available for Exposed Filament Vintage Style Bulbs

It doesn’t take too much searching these days to find a coffee shop, bistro, café or restaurant illuminated, at least partially, with vintage style exposed filament incandescent light bulbs. This trend has exploded on the scene so quickly in the last few years that manufacturers and suppliers have had to scramble to keep up with…

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