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Earth Day 2024: Lighting the Path to Sustainability

In 2023, global efforts to boost energy efficiency gained traction, with the International Energy Agency reporting a push to double the rate of progress to 4%. This ambitious goal could slash energy bills by a third and contribute half of the CO2 reductions needed by 2030. Moreover, annual investment in energy efficiency soared by 45% since 2020, indicating a growing commitment to sustainable practices worldwide.

Successful Commercial Lighting Projects in Maryland Using Bucket Trucks

Changing light bulbs and fixtures can pose a challenge when they are up high or out of reach due to obstacles in the way. Whether indoors or outdoors, hiring a professional commercial lighting technician who can use a bucket truck can keep you and your employees safe and your building well-lit.

Lutron Will Stop Selling Fluorescent Ballasts by The End Of 2023

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.

Emergency Lights – Should I Change the Battery or Change the Entire Fixture?

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?

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.

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: 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

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.

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 […]

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May 13, 2024
Each year, Earth Day invites us to reflect on the environmental impact of our daily choices and the ways we can build a healthier planet. In the spirit of this day, let’s explore the significant role that lighting plays in our environmental footprint.
April 18, 2024
In 2023, global efforts to boost energy efficiency gained traction, with the International Energy Agency reporting a push to double the rate of progress to 4%. This ambitious goal could slash energy bills by a third and contribute half of the CO2 reductions needed by 2030. Moreover, annual investment in energy efficiency soared by 45% since 2020, indicating a growing commitment to sustainable practices worldwide.

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