Attention all Lutron fluorescent lighting users! Lutron has officially announced that they will be discontinuing their dimming ballasts for fluorescent lights by the end of this year. This decision comes as a response to the industry’s increasing standardization around LED lighting, which offers significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency, maintenance, and financial savings.
2022 was a pivitol year for energy efficiency. Energy conservation efforts helped save property owners $680 billion, and $560 billion was invested in these efforts worldwide. Efforts to recycle light fixtures and reduce energy waste through lighting were and continue to be a critical part of this movement. In fact, according to the International Energy Agency, more than 50% of the global lighting market now uses LED technology. Bay Lighting is committed to continuing to advance these efforts by providing accessible, efficient light bulb recycling services in Maryland and beyond. In honor of Earth Day 2023, let’s take a look at Bay Lighting’s effort towards a more sustainable society in the previous year.
Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator.
Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 […]
For several years, companies have been touting the benefits of T8 lighting. So, why LED now? Among other reasons, LED technology has really come down in price and there are a lot more options.