Energy Efficienct Lighting

Energy Efficienct Lighting

Secondary_Image1Electric lighting is a major energy consumer. Enormous energy savings are possible using energy efficient equipment, effective controls, and careful design. Using less electric lighting reduces heat gain, thus saving air-conditioning energy and improving thermal comfort. Electric lighting design also strongly affects visual performance and visual comfort by aiming to maintain adequate and appropriate illumination while controlling reflection and glare.

Lighting is not just a high priority when considering design, it is also a high return, low-risk investment. By installing new lighting technologies, consumers can reduce the amount of electricity consumed and energy costs associated with lighting. EST offers several types of energy efficient lighting and affordable lighting technology.

The electricity used over the lifetime of a single incandescent bulb costs 5 to 10 times the original purchase price of the bulb itself. Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs have revolutionized energy efficient lighting.

Secondary_Image2CFLs are four times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than incandescents.  A 22 watt CFL has about the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent.  CFLs use 50 – 80% less energy than incandescents.

EST offers compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that range from two watts to 68 watts and are ENERGY STAR® Qualified. Bulbs come in a variety of solutions from SpringLamps to floodlights, decorative globes to circline lamps. Additionally, they fit any incandescent application indoors and outdoors in chandeliers, ceiling fixtures, floor lamps, recessed cans, wall sconces, vanity strips, and more. EST offers the following CFL models:

  • Spring Lamps
  • CFL Dimmables
  • InstaBright
  • A-Lamps
  • Floodlights
  • GU Lamps
  • Linear (CFL Fixture Spects) Globes
  • Capsules
  • PL Lamps
  • Circlines
  • Reflectors

LED light bulbs use only 2-10 watts of electricity (1/3 to 1/30 of Incandescent or CFLs). Small LED flashlight bulbs will extend battery life 10 to 15 times longer than with incandescent bulbs.  Also, because these bulbs last for years, energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs. For example, many cities in the U.S. are replacing their incandescent traffic lights with LED arrays because the electricity costs can be reduced by 80% or more.

LED bulbs offer a 25,000 to 50,000 hour lamp life. Models are available in white, amber, blue, green and red. LED lamps resist fading and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use in recessed cans, decorative and accent lighting, signal and navigation lights or rapid flashing applications. EST offers the following LED models:

  • Deco LED Lamps
  • LR20 & LR30
  • Festive Lamps
  • Elevator LED Lamps
  • Dimmable LED Lamps
  • MR16 LED Lamps
  • Exit & Emergency Lamps (LED Retrofit Kits)
  • Linear (LED Fixture Specs) 

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