energy efficient lights

US Foods Lighting Retrofit Cuts Energy by 8%

US Foods recently announced it will save an additional 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) by retrofitting lighting throughout the organization. Since 2007, the company has decreased overall energy use by approximately 8% (34 million kWh) through lighting retrofits alone. “We’re exploring many more opportunities for energy savings throughout the company,” … [continued]

Hybrid Capacitors Provide Long-lasting Energy to LED Lights

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) provide long-life lighting technology that powers flashlights, street signs and medical devices. LEDs have bright output with low input power, making them much more energy efficient than their incandescent predecessors. Hybrid capacitors, a combination of an ultracapacitor and a lithium-ion battery, are an ideal choice for LEDs because the low energy and power of LEDs allows hybrid capacitors to be a longer term energy source than alternative energy storage solutions on the market. Other benefits of LEDs to lighting include little to no required maintenance.

Which Efficient Light Bulb Is Right For You?

The law mandating energy efficient improvements to light bulbs may be the most controversial energy-related topic in America right now. Most consumers aren’t familiar with the array of lighting choices available to them, and finding the right light bulb can be confusing and frustrating.

energyNOW! special correspondent Daniel Sieberg recently shed some light on the situation by comparing the different types of bulbs in a studio demonstration. He tests several different types of efficient light bulbs, and rates them on cost, brightness, type of light they produce, and how fast they turn on.