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August 29, 2022

Ban of Incandescent Lighting: What it Means for Businesses & Consumers

In April, the Department of Energy finalized two rules requiring manufactures to sell energy-efficient lightbulbs. This means older, inefficient lightbulbs that don’t meet the new standards can no longer be manufactured and sold. The primary purposes for these rules are to drive down electricity use, save consumers money, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
July 15, 2022

5 Places LED Lighting Can Save Money for Schools

It’s estimated that schools spend billions of dollars annually on energy, and it’s often the second-highest operating expenditure (following personnel costs). Each year, these expenses continue to increase while budgets often decrease, leading educators to look for ways to save money throughout the year. One way is by making some lighting updates that are more energy efficient, therefore saving money on energy bills. LED uses up to 75% less energy than conventional lighting systems, which keeps dollars in your budget for other important things.
June 3, 2022

Multi-Family Lighting Tips: Refresh Lighting and Summer Tenant Turnover

For tenants looking for the greatest variety of apartment homes to choose from, moving between May and September is often their best bet. Parents and college students are timing moves for when school is out for the summer, so more multi-family units become available for renters. Warmer weather also eliminates moving challenges like winter storms or icy roads.
May 15, 2022

How to Properly Light a Flagpole

Flag Day, celebrated every year on June 14, commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777. It was on that day that the U.S. approved the design for its first national flag. That flag now inspires communities throughout the country to show support for America and its service members.
April 13, 2022

Earth Day 2022 – The Impact of One

Energy efficiency is a critical effort on a local, national, and global scale. At Bay Lighting, we prioritize helping commercial property owners reduce their emissions and improve their carbon footprints through energy-efficient lighting and light fixture recycling services. In honor of Earth Day 2022, let's take a look at Bay Lighting's efforts towards a cleaner world in 2022.
April 12, 2022

Earth Day 2022: A Guide to Recycling in the Commercial Lighting Industry

Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for commercial property owners to think about their recycling efforts and carbon footprints. Proper light fixture recycling is not only good for the environment, but for some bulbs, it is required by law. Incandescent bulbs, halogens, LEDs, and fluorescent should all be recycled responsibly to avoid environmental contamination. A local commercial lighting company can help you practice responsible lighting recycling and contribute to a cleaner world.
March 4, 2022

Lighting Systems Performance Checklist for Daylight Savings

Whether the upcoming daylight savings time means it’s staying light for longer or getting lighter earlier, the main purpose is to make better use of daylight; however, this time is also commonly used as a checklist reminder, based on your property or profession. Similar to at home maintenance lists, this is the perfect time to add twice yearly reminders to the calendar at your commercial property
February 10, 2022

Preventing and Managing Downed Light Poles During Winter

Multi-family properties pose their own unique challenges when considering smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector installation. Landlords and owners of apartments, townhouses, condominiums, dorms, and senior living facilities must consider the safety of countless tenants. They must also consider liability and regulatory concerns that vary among D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

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August 29, 2022
In April, the Department of Energy finalized two rules requiring manufactures to sell energy-efficient lightbulbs. This means older, inefficient lightbulbs that don’t meet the new standards can no longer be manufactured and sold. The primary purposes for these rules are to drive down electricity use, save consumers money, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
July 15, 2022
It’s estimated that schools spend billions of dollars annually on energy, and it’s often the second-highest operating expenditure (following personnel costs). Each year, these expenses continue to increase while budgets often decrease, leading educators to look for ways to save money throughout the year. One way is by making some lighting updates that are more energy efficient, therefore saving money on energy bills. LED uses up to 75% less energy than conventional lighting systems, which keeps dollars in your budget for other important things.

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