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:
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: