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How To Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of LED T8 Lamp Retrofits for Troffers

Life is more complicated these days for facility managers charged with, among many other tasks, maintaining an effective building lighting system for the occupants while trying to reduce, or at least stabilize, energy costs. While there is a wide range of lighting tasks and types of light fixtures in commercial and institutional buildings, by far…

Efficacy Improvement of Commercial Grade LED Recessed Downlights Slows But Benefits Remain

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The rate of growth in LED lighting technology can easily be overwhelming. Almost as soon as the “ink” cries on the specification sheets for a line of LED fixtures, the next generation is only a matter of months away. It may take only six months for manufacturers to offer fixtures with a 10% improved efficacy…

Lighting Audit Opportunities for Commercial Properties

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In a previous article, we looked at retfofits for general lighting situations. Many buildings, regardless of the main purpose they are used for, will have T12 fluorescent tubes, magnetic ballasts and a ton of incandescent and halogen bulbs and HID lamps that may present retrofit opportunities. In this article, we’ll bring the focus to office…

Compare Three LED T8 Retrofit Options

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Currently, T8 fluorescent tubes dominate the commercial and institutional lighting sector both in number of lamps and in lumen output. The USDOE estimated in 2010 that there were 1 billion fluorescent fixtures in the U.S.  It is no surprise that LED manufacturers have focused on this potentially huge retrofit market with a large number of…

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