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How LED Lighting Reduces Facilities HVAC Cooling Costs

2017-08-02T09:30:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Energy Saving, LED Conversions, Save Money|

Lighting is one of the most significant expenses in operating a building.  Typically, lighting is actually the largest cost component of a commercial buildings energy bill. In comparison to other energy costs, electricity consumed by your existing lighting very likely consumes the most electricity out of all other components in your facility. Energy efficient [...]

US Dept Of Energy: LED lighting will slash energy usage by 5.1 quads in 2035

2017-07-19T15:34:35+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Energy Saving, Going Green, LED Benefits, Metcalfe Lighting, Save Money|

The US Department of Energy has issued a biennial research update on the impact of LED-based lighting in general illumination applications and said SSL technology will be responsible for a 75% reduction in 2035.   The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2016 edition of its biennial report entitled "Energy savings forecast [...]

5 Steps for Guaranteeing the Best LED Retrofit or Upgrade

2017-07-26T12:50:06+00:00 July 18th, 2017|LED Conversions, Metcalfe Lighting|

Rapid growth in LED technology has brought good news for energy managers in industrial facilities, as they have more options than ever before in planning a facility LED retrofit. Finding high-quality fixtures that reduce energy consumption and cut maintenance costs is easier today than it was several years ago. The bad news is that [...]

Is wasting energy a top priority at your business?

2017-07-17T09:42:30+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Energy Saving, Going Green, LED Benefits, Metcalfe Lighting|

Wasting energy, would your company invest in a project with zero return? When a company decides to delay an energy cost reduction project like upgrading an obsolete energy sucking lighting system to LED (wait, nobody makes such decisions... do they?), sophisticated managers of the 21st Century usually proclaim that an “energy cost reduction project [...]

LEDs winning light race to save energy, the environment

2017-07-15T13:34:51+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Energy Saving, Going Green, LED Benefits, Metcalfe Lighting|

Today's LED Lighting fixtures have a much greater edge over fluorescent lamps when considering a lighting system's impact on the environment, and that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and manufacturing methods improve. Comprehensive reports analysis available from the US Department of Energy indicates technological advancements in the near future will help [...]

Too big to save: Why businesses resist energy efficiency

2017-06-25T14:10:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Commercial & Office Spaces, Energy Saving, Going Green, LED Benefits, LED Conversions, Metcalfe Lighting, News, Productivity & Health, Save Money, Warehouse|

Many businesses resist energy efficiency by not making simple changes that could save big bucks, new research finds. Here’s why – and what must be done to fix the problem Lighting efficiency isn’t a lot of fun. Businesses resist energy efficiency measures such as installing LED lighting. We know it is hard for businesses [...]

The Health Benefits of Switching From Fluorescent to LED Lighting

2017-06-25T14:06:46+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Energy Saving, LED Benefits, LED Conversions|

There is a lot in the news about the cost benefits of LED lighting, but did you know that switching to LED can also benefit your health? This post explains how.   Why Fluorescent Lighting is Damaging to Your Health Originally fluorescent lighting was never meant to be used in industrial or commercial settings. When [...]

How to calculate energy savings for lighting only: A step-by-step guide

2017-07-25T13:37:43+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Energy Saving, Going Green, LED Benefits, LED Conversions, News|

Lighting-only energy savings is essentially the money you save from the simple wattage reduction when switching to more efficient lighting products. A “lighting-only” number is a good place to start because it is the most conservative savings calculation in a lighting retrofit and it represents the bulk of the savings you will capture on most retrofit [...]

LED Lighting and the Bottom Line

2017-05-15T09:50:54+00:00 May 10th, 2017|LED Conversions, News|

There are a number of studies in the 90s that have covered the subject of lighting and workplace productivity. These findings are widely known but it pre-dates current high-performance LEDs. Frequently mentioned productivity killers are: lack of focused light, uncontrollable brightness, and mood inhibitors caused by unnatural color temperatures. Much of the recent research continues [...]