Columnists: Danielle Stewart

Danielle Stewart is a lighting design consultant for [P2] Precision Paragon.

Getting the Most from Every Lighting Retrofit

Performing a lighting retrofit of your facility or building can be a major undertaking. It’s a little-known fact that the majority of energy-efficient lighting retrofits leave significant energy savings on the table. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many businesses could actually cut their lighting electricity costs by as much as 70 percent   …Continue Reading

Brighter Cities One Bulb at a Time

The United States is in the middle of an energy revolution. Manufacturers have been steadily improving energy efficient lighting and appliances while dropping costs. Utility companies continue to invest in alternative energy sources such as solar and wind. At one end of the spectrum, individual consumers are taking their hard-earned money and renovating their homes.   …Continue Reading

Lighting Retrofit Cuts Energy Usage by 50%

If you’re a tennis player in Wheaton, Illinois, things are looking brighter thanks to an energy efficient lighting retrofit of the four indoor tennis courts at the Wheaton Sport Center. The retrofit increased light levels by about 32% in the courts. The Sport Center is a family owned recreation club on 10 acres about 30   …Continue Reading

Lighting Controls: Finding The Perfect Solution For Your Business

Unless your building is lit with LED lighting, leaving the lights on even for a few minutes can be a drain on both the life of the bulb and resources. When that energy expenditure is multiplied by the cost of a general or peak period, the savings from keeping the lights off can be substantial.   …Continue Reading

Large US Corporations Using LEDs Abroad

As more information about retrofits and LED light bulbs become available to consumers and businesses, the accompanying awareness is that there’s a lot of money to be saved in adopting the new technology. Big companies and consumers definitely have been paying attention.  Consumers saw energy-efficient bulbs hit retail shelves at Best Buy with Edison- style   …Continue Reading

US Senators Pass ‘More Efficient’ Energy Act

Reid Detchon, executive director of the Energy Future Coalition, along with many others, applauded US Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for their leadership in introducing S.3591, the “Commercial Building Modernization Act,” a bill that would extend and strengthen the existing 179D commercial building tax deduction for energy efficiency   …Continue Reading