Energy Efficient LightingThese articles are designed to keep you informed about rapidly changing lighting and energy issues.
Many people are more and more concerned about the planet and understand the importance of decreasing our carbon footprints. With this shift in thinking, manufacturers are providing more and more energy-efficient lighting options. The following are explanations about those options:
Energy Saving (ES)
Fixtures come equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, CFL bulbs. Fixtures meet California's Title 24 requirements.
Dark Sky (DS)
Fixtures come equipped with a captive reflector of other design feature that minimizes or eliminates light glare upward into the night sky.
Energy Saving Dark Sky (ESDS)
Fixtures come equipped with the combined technology of Energy Saving (ES) and Dark Sky (DS) configurations. Fixtures... Read More >>
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, in California and Jan. 1, 2012, throughout the U.S., incandescent light bulbs must meet more stringent lumens/watt requirements. In other words, the bulbs must produce the same amount of lumens (brightness) for less wattage (energy)."Read More >>