Lighting Fixture & Bulb Guide

We created the following guide as an educational resource to provide a basic understanding of the different types of lighting available and what applications various fixtures are designed for. Understanding the basics of lighting can help you understand potential savings opportunities for your facility. 

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Lamp Descriptions & Applications:

Metal Halide Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

High-Pressure Sodium Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

Mercury Vapor Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

Fluorescent Tubes

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

Incandescent Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

Halogen Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: VERY HIGH

Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFL)

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: MEDIUM

Light Emitting Diode (LED)

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: LOW

Induction Lamps

Energy Retrofit Opportunity: MEDIUM

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A Simple Guide to Lighting Retrofit Projects

 

Save the most energy by not using energy:

1. Turn off lights when not in use.

2. Use occupancy sensors in areas that are not frequently used, e.g., restrooms, conference rooms, copy rooms, break rooms.

3. Consider day-lighting options by turning your lights off when you have adequate daylight or with day-lighting controls.

 

Optimize your existing lighting:

1. Avoid the tendency to over light spaces. Focus light on task areas.

2. Paint walls with lighter colors to reflect more light.

3. Clean lighting fixtures.

 

Use quality fixtures:

1. Buy lamps/bulbs/fixtures that have quality certification, e.g., UL listed.

2. Buy brands that have a proven track record.

3. Spend the extra money on high performing lamps when the cost savings and/or light quality justify the purchase.

 

Don’t be left in the dark with federal lighting regulations.

 

Beginning in January 2012 lighting manufacturers ceased the production of a variety of inefficient incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen lamps. Replacing these types of lamps now will allow you to take advantage of available rebates while they last. 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING FIXTURES ARE NO LONGER BEING MANUFACTURED -- IF THESE BULBS ARE OPERATING IN YOUR FACILITY, YOU YOU COULD BE WASTING HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS PER YEAR IN WASTED ENERGY:
 

 

 

Effective Phase-Out Date: July 2012

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

Effective Phase-Out Date: July 2012

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

Effective Phase-Out Date: January 2012

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

Effective Phase-Out Date: July 2012

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

Effective Phase-Out Date: January 2013

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

Effective Phase-Out Date: January 2014

Is this type of fixture still operating in your facility? If so, click below to contact us about bonus rebate incentives that your facility can qualify for. 

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