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M16 Lamps Replace 35-50W Halogens

William Opalka

Litetronics Inc.’s LED PARfection™  MR16 lamps provide instant and long-term energy savings simply by replacing existing 35-50W halogen lamps. They generate over 70 lumens per watt (LPW) and are among the most energy-efficient MR16 lamps available to date. LED PARfection™ MR16 lamps provide seamless one-for-one replacements for existing halogen MR16 lamps. They can be used for   …Continue Reading


Large Data Centers More Efficient than Smaller Counterparts

William Opalka

Giant flagship data centers are actually more energy efficient than small computer facilities, a doctoral thesis claims. Mikko Pervilä’s Data Center Energy Retrofits discusses the features of modern data centers through both case studies and global figures. Pervilä is a candidate at the University of Helsinki. Traditionally, computers and their maintenance systems have been cooled   …Continue Reading


Sylvania A-line Energy Star Certified

William Opalka

Osram Sylvania says the Sylvania A-line low cost line-up of LED replacements for 40 and 60-watt incandescent bulbs now meet the energy efficiency and performance criteria of the Energy Star program. The qualified bulbs are now eligible for utility rebates. Sylvania A-line LED bulbs offer a long-life, energy-efficient alternative to traditional lighting sources such as   …Continue Reading


LED Door Retrofit Offered

William Opalka

Orion Energy Systems says is it offering the industry’s first complete suite of LED Door Retrofit (LDR) products. The LDR is completely assembled within the door frame. The Orion LDR system reuses the original housing of the existing troffer and installs quickly. There are an estimated 964 million troffers currently in the US lighting market.   …Continue Reading


Biesenbach Offering Energy Management Systems

William Opalka

Energy management services Biesenbach is offering a state-of-the-art controls monitor technology created for supermarket retailers to stop spoilage and reduce shrink. The energy management system (EMS) also gives the owner an energy- cost savings by controlling refrigeration, HVAC and lighting. Biesenbach can provide this service to businesses of all types. Biesenbach is a full-service residential   …Continue Reading


InstantFit LED T8 Introduced by Royal Philips

William Opalka

The new InstantFit LED T8, known as LED tube lamps (TLEDs), has been introduced by Royal Philips. TLEDs use up to 40 percent less energy compared to linear fluorescent tube lighting and require less maintenance due to their long lifetime. Unlike many TLEDs, the Philips InstantFit LED replacement tube requires no re-wiring as it includes   …Continue Reading


Humidity Sensor and Fan Control Introduced

William Opalka

A device to control humidity and damp areas has been introduced by Leviton. The Humidity Sensor and Fan Control features digital sensing technology to control ventilation and activates the ventilation fan to help reduce the level of condensation. It features easily adjustable settings for sensor sensitivity, humidity level and automatic time out, which can be   …Continue Reading


Updated Standard Includes New Climate Zone, Climatic Data

William Opalka

The newly updated Standard 169 from ASHRAE, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, is a comprehensive source of climate data for building design, and provides a variety of climatic information for designing, planning and sizing building energy systems and equipment. The ASHRAE Research Project replaced all data and tables in the standard. An additional “Extremely Hot”   …Continue Reading


MaxLite LED Lamp Makes Energy Star List

William Opalka

MaxLite’s 10-watt LED GU24 Omnidirectional Lamps have been placed on the Energy Star Certified Subcomponent Database (CSD).  The lamps are available in 2700K and 4100K correlated color temperatures (CCT). The seven-watt model in 2700K, 3000K and 4100K CCT and the 10-watt model in 3000K CCT are also listed on the CSD. MaxLite says this helps other lighting   …Continue Reading


Predictions Made for High Performance Building

William Opalka

Net-zero energy buildings are so 2013. Net-positive energy buildings are the future. That was among the predictions for 2014 made by green builder Hammer & Hand for the US high performance building industry. The Portland/Seattle builder believes cheap solar panels, more electric vehicles and market mechanisms that reward onsite energy production will emerge. Building energy   …Continue Reading


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