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Going Greener by Recycling Burnt Out Bulbs

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One of the main benefits of replacing incandescent and halogen lighting with CFL or LED is the lower energy usage and bills that result. Even these types of bulbs burn out, making all types of light bulbs prime candidates for recycling. Incandescent & Halogen Bulbs The bad news is that incandescent and halogen light bulbs…

Effects of Incandescent Ban Revealed in Sales Trends

Trends for A-Line Lamp Shipments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association or NEMA, periodically releases sales trends for lighting products. These reports have taken on added interest because¬†of Federal energy efficiency legislation banning the manufacture and import of certain incandescent light bulbs. The EISA legislation was passed in 2007,¬†but the changes were phased in over a number of years. At the…

How To Be Energy Efficient With Recessed Downlights

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The use of recessed down lights, also known as “cans,” is normally seen to be a good way of saving energy, especially in small commercial and residential buildings. Most of the buildings which were constructed in the last thirty years are filled with downlights. These are most common in hotel and office lobbies, reception counters,…

How Incandescent Bulbs Are Not Going Away and Are Getting More Efficient

Incandescent Light Bulb on Black Background

Lighting manufacturers are pushing back against widespread rumors that the federal government is banning incandescent light bulbs. Talk show hosts and some members of Congress are calling for the repeal of a 2008 law signed by President Bush that sets tougher standards for light bulbs beginning in 2012. They claim consumers would be forced to…

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