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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

LED Lighting: What You Need to Know before Replacing Your Drivers

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.

Is Your Commercial Property Getting the Most out of Lighting Rebates?

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.

The Importance of Using Good Warehouse Lighting

Warehouses are somewhat unique when it comes to commercial lighting. They are often large buildings, lit by hard-to-reach fixtures, and may hold hundreds of workers and thousands of pieces of inventory and equipment. This level of foot traffic, not to mention operation of dangerous machinery and logistical equipment, requires optimal lighting for the prevention of injuries, mistakes, and accidents.

Top 6 Considerations to Account for with Commercial Lighting Contracts

When considering your options for a commercial lighting installation project, it is important to make sure you will be getting the best return for your investment. Commercial lighting is a critical part of offering an inviting, productive, safe atmosphere for customers, employees, tenants, and other guests.

Field-Selectable Lighting Fixtures Demystified

Field-selectable or field-adjustable fixtures are lighting products that use LED technology to allow users to customize color temperature and lumen output. Lights can range from warm to natural to cool according to preference or to enhance a commercial environment. Different correlated color temperatures (CCTs) are more suitable for different spaces.

The Importance of a Budget When Purchasing Commercial Lighting

In any project involving building or updating a commercial space, one key factor to discuss from the beginning is budget. A lighting supplier will want to know which products to choose for your space, as well as services to consider, and budget is part of that process. If they don’t already know, customers will want a ballpark dollar amount to ensure they are comfortable moving forward.

The Importance of Lighting to Your Customer’s Experience

Lighting is one of the first things people notice about a business. In order to feel comfortable on your commercial property, adequate light levels must be maintained at all times of day. Things like color temperature, brightness, and placement of fixtures can have a significant impact on the way your business is perceived, as well as on the safety of your customers and employees.

LED Lighting Makes Parking Safer

If you are trying to create a safe environment for people, vehicles, and property, lighting should be at the top of your list. It is a fact people feel safer when an area is well lit. On top of feeling, some studies suggest newly installed lighting reduces crime in the area. Properly planned and installed LED lamps can reduce crime and accidents while making people feel safer in your garage or lot.

Energy-Saving Lighting Tips to Decrease Electrical Expenses During the Winter Months

In the United States, a tremendous amount of electricity is used to power lighting each year. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2019, the U.S. residential and commercial sectors combined used about 216 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity for lighting. During the winter, owners of commercial spaces tend to use even more electricity, which they often see reflected in their energy bills.

Considerations for Creating a New Indoor Lighting Plan for Your Commercial Space

Whether you are renovating your entire facility or retrofitting your existing fixtures, making a commercial lighting plan is an essential first step. There are a multitude of factors to consider, and there is no one-size-fits-all plan. Every individual space is different, and organizations have varying lighting needs.

Why Purchasing Your Commercial Lighting Fixtures Is A Long-Term Relationship

With the increasing popularity of LEDs, the nature of purchasing and maintaining commercial lighting fixtures is changing. The same way you want to develop a relationship with a trusted auto mechanic who knows your car and will charge an honest price every time, forging a relationship with a lighting distributor is important […]

LED Technology: An Overview

What is LED technology? In recent years, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has exploded in popularity. You’ve most likely seen LED lights somewhere – they’ve become a popular choice for car headlights, parking lots, decorations, signs, […]

Long-Term Energy Savings with Commercial LEDs

If you’re a business owner looking to save on your electric bill, lighting is the best place to start. While the up front cost of LED bulbs might be a little more expensive than traditional […]

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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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