It’s a real pleasure to introduce Greg Canniff and Justin Ferrarello as UniTherm guest bloggers. Greg, a Specification Sales Specialist, and Justin, a Social Media and Marketing Specialist, both work for MH Companies, a leading provider of lighting and integrated controls solutions. We’re excited about the opportunity to share their insight about the latest in energy efficient lighting technology!
Greetings from the world of Lighting! We’re happy to offer you a glimpse into our industry through our friends here at UniTherm.
As we’re all aware, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, has become the driving factor in developing building projects across the globe. We’re asked to consider energy efficiency, environmental friendliness and sustainable methods.
Energy Efficient Lighting Options
The latest projects turning heads are those attempting to set the bar with goals of Net-Zero energy. Net-zero energy buildings operate independently of local energy grids, and some even produce more energy than they consume. We’re approaching those ambitious goals using innovative products with solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies; LED is the most widely known SSL technology.
Many companies have begun designing newer fixtures with LED’s to provide the same light output and consume less energy. Companies such as Finelite and Ledalite offer low-energy commercial lighting options like the HPR, Jump or Curve fixtures.
Easy to install in new buildings or as a facility upgrade, these lighting options require considerably less energy to operate than standard lighting systems. Lighting is just half of the equation and deploying controls to keep lighting energy waste is a huge focus in both LEED specifications and energy management programs.
An essential part of controlling lighting use lies in controlling the level of lighting output during various points of the day. WattStopper, our primary source for creating dimming and daylight control systems combines automatic shut-off features and simple manual controls to reduce energy waste.
Modern Energy Efficient Lighting Design
Innovative new lighting technology gives facility managers and building designers energy efficient options for areas of commercial facilities that need a more contemporary look.
Offered in a variety of colors or even with modern hand-blown glass fixtures like those by LBL , LED lights combine energy efficiency with modern design elements, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice style for energy savings.
LED’s are revolutionizing the way we illuminate the world inside and out. Exterior pathways can be lit with LED’s inside rocks using the Beckstone series from JoBe Lighting. Stone markers hide within their environment to provide a faint glow while consuming very little energy.
Modern energy efficient lighting systems offer an easy way to reduce energy consumption with visible results.
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