Mr. Electric - Energy Saving http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/561 en LED Bulb Myths You Should Ignore http://www.33pulse.com/blog/led-bulb-myths <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>LED Bulb Myths You Should Ignore</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_common_myths_about_led_lighting.jpg?itok=-pxf7HK3" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3133" height="1571" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_common_myths_about_led_lighting.jpg?itok=-pxf7HK3" width="3133" height="1571" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:13pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Low-energy LED lighting technology is the wave of the future.?Are you still in the dark? Let us help you separate the facts from the hype surrounding this increasingly popular lighting option.</p> <h2><span style="color: rgb(0, 63, 162); font-size: 3.4rem; line-height: 1.1;">LEDs?Last Forever</span></h2> <p>How long do LED builbs really last? Like all light sources,?LEDs?will fade slowly over time.?Depending on operating conditions, well-designed fixtures can retain 70 percent of their initial light output for 6 years, or 50,000 hours or more. If you run them 24/7, they'll last you twice as long as?fluorescents?and many times longer than?incandescents.</p> <h2>LED Bulbs are Expensive</h2> <p>The total cost of LED lighting over time can be significantly lower than conventional systems. Though initial fixture costs may be higher, LED fixtures have a longer useful life, are more durable and reliable requiring less maintenance and material costs, and use far less energy than their fluorescent and incandescent cousins. Annual lighting costs can be reduced by up to 80 percent, and payback on your investment can often be achieved in less than three years.</p> <h2>I Should Wait for LED Pricing to Decline before Investing in This Lighting Technology</h2> <p>Waiting will cost you more in the long run.?Lighting is often one of the greatest energy expenses of a business. Incremental price declines in LED technology will be more than offset by paybacks in energy savings. It does not pay to wait.</p> <h2>LED Lighting Technology Is Too New</h2> <p>LED bulbs have been in widespread use for over a decade.?LEDs?have earned their place as a reliable lighting technology, having been used in critical safety applications and rapidly gaining popularity for industrial use thanks to their cost effective, efficient, sustainable, high quality light. Their impressive durability makes them a top choice for high intensity industrial applications such as manufacturing operations, warehousing, maintenance, and more.</p> <h2>LEDs Contain Mercury</h2> <p>LED lighting does not contain mercury. However, fluorescents and compact fluorescents (CFLs) contain hazardous mercury. ?Not only are the mercury-free, but LEB bulbs only generate about half the heat of their counterparts and produce a limited amount of UV radiation.</p> <h2>LED Bulbs Are Not Bright Enough for Industrial Applications</h2> <p>Thanks to advancements in technology, LEDs are ideal for these applications.?A wide range of fixtures – from low to high lumen outputs – are available today, allowing for the selection of lighting perfectly matched to suit your specific business needs. Placement is essential to proper optics, so be sure to consult a professional to plan effective light placement.</p> <h2>LED Light Is Too Blue</h2> <p>LED lighting is “cooler” than other lighting colors.The blue hue of LEDs does vary from the yellow tones of traditional lighting. However, customers frequently cite an improvement in lighting quality and effectiveness following upgrades. If you have concerns, consider another hue in the ever-expanding variety of LED colors now available.</p> <h2>LEDs Offer Poor Dimming Capabilities</h2> <p>Well-designed LEDs offer convenient, targeted dimming settings.?Quality matters. Well-designed LEDs can provide gradual dimming across many more increment than their competitors, offering targeted settings for the perfect combination of convenience, ambiance and energy savings. ?While LED bulbs do not require a special dimmer, you will need to purchase dimmable LED bulbs that are compatible with traditional dimmer, or upgrade your dimmer switches.</p> <h2>The Magnetic Ballasts in LEDs Require Service and Replacement</h2> <p>LED bulbs don’t use magnetic ballasts – they use electronic drivers. Well-designed drivers don’t require replacement.?Light bulbs, like incandescents, fluorescents, and halides, use magnetic ballasts that wear out over time, particularly with frequent on and off switching. LEDs do not share these characteristics because LEDs are semiconductors, not light bulbs. They require electronic drivers for managing power delivery. Look for electronic drivers with well-designed, integrated control features for the maximum in efficiency and functionalities - like dimming, sensing, and auto on and off capability.</p> <h2>LED Lighting Does Not Work Well in High Temperature Environments</h2> <p>Well-designed LEDs function beautifully in a wide range of temperatures.?LEDs performed at least as well as fluorescents and HIDs in temperature tests conducted by independent labs, particularly in cold environments where other lighting technology suffers. However, quality matters. Opt for lighting that is carefully designed to manage heat dissipation – regardless of the climate you will operate them in. ?</p> <h2>LEDs Are Too Bright for High-Intensity Applications</h2> <p>Well-designed LED bulbs manage glare and light placement with optics, which minimizes a direct sightline to LEDs, as well as glare, and color temperature for these applications is also excellent.</p> <p>Don’t let old lighting technology leave your business burned out. Upgrade to LED lighting with the help of Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> today.</p> <p>Need a home service expert? Visit <a href="https://goo.gl/ZWzjKu" target="_blank">GetNeighborly.com</a>.?</p> <div class="well well-sm"><em>This blog is made available by Mr. Electric for educational purposes only to give the reader general information and a general understanding on the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.</em></div> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/led-bulb-myths" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:13:30 +0000 Super User 5508 at http://www.33pulse.com Energy Saving Tips for Your Business http://www.33pulse.com/blog/energy-saving-tips-for-your-business <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Energy Saving Tips for Your Business</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_energy_saving_tips_for_your_business.jpg?itok=VKCB4ef1" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="734" height="359" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/code_-_mre_-_energy_saving_tips_for_your_business.jpg?itok=VKCB4ef1" width="734" height="359" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:54am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Are you looking for energy saving tips to help your business reduce annual energy costs? Businesses consume far more lighting energy than homes, so if you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective place to start, addressing your business’s lighting solutions offers ample opportunity.</p> <h2>Upgrade Light Bulbs</h2> <h4>Incandescents</h4> <p>“Out with the old” should be your mantra here. Incandescent light bulbs are far from efficient, emitting 90 percent of energy as heat – not light.</p> <h4>Compact Flourescents?(CFLs)</h4> <p>The curly cousin of long-tube?fluorescents,?CFLs?can be used in place of?incandescents?in standard light sockets. They contain mercury and should be handled with care; however, they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than?incandescents.</p> <h4>Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)</h4> <p>Lasting 25 times longer than?incandescents?and using 75-80 percent less energy, LED lighting options have recently come down significantly in price. To get the most bang for your energy buck,?LEDs?are a top choice.</p> <h4>Metal Halides (HIDs)</h4> <p>High intensity discharge lights are extremely efficient at producing large quantities of very bright light and are an excellent choice for warehouse and commercial settings. Be sure to talk to an electrician to get the best color spectrum to suit your needs.</p> <h4>Commercial Fluorescents</h4> <p>Using 1/5 to 1/3 the energy as?incandescents?and lasting 10 times longer, these?fluorescents?offer flexibility in various commercial settings.</p> <h4>Halogen</h4> <p>Twice as efficient as?incandescents, halogens produce a very bright white light that is well-suited for outdoor applications such as security and stadium lighting.</p> <h2>Take Advantage of Technology</h2> <h4>Dimmers and Timers</h4> <p>Light dimmers and timers deliver just the right amount of light just when you need it, reducing energy use and costs. They also improve security while you are away and can enhance the functionality and ambiance of your business.</p> <h4>Wireless Lighting</h4> <p>The future of lighting, we’re not talking battery-operated, but fully automated lighting powered by remote control and smart device applications. The technology of this solution offers you the capability to monitor usage and costs, with the added convenience of on-site and remote functionality.</p> <h2>Find the Perfect Solution</h2> <h4>Custom Solutions</h4> <p>Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> will perform a complimentary evaluation of your current setup, analyzing for efficiency and function and offering lighting options that can lower your operating costs significantly.</p> <h4>On-Spec</h4> <p>Designed to your specifications, our experts can design?custom lighting solutions?that perform well and look great – all while keeping energy costs under control.</p> <h4>For Any Situation</h4> <p>Security, landscaping, parking, retail – you name it! Whatever your lighting needs,?Mr. Electric?will spotlight your perfect solution.</p> <h2>Looking for more ways to save your energy dollars?</h2> <p>Schedule a?commercial electric energy audit?today. A commercial energy audit can offer even more energy savings tips for the benefit of your bottom line.?Mr. Electric?can:</p> <ul><li>Assess current efficiency levels.</li> <li>Reduce unnecessary energy consumption.</li> <li>Improve function, comfort, and safety.</li> <li>Lower your carbon footprint.</li> <li>Create a custom plan designed to help your business reach energy efficiency and savings goals.</li> <li>And more!</li> </ul><p>Don’t let excess energy costs drag your business down, get the energy saving tips you need with the help of?Mr. Electric?today!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/energy-saving-tips-for-your-business" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:54:38 +0000 Super User 5491 at http://www.33pulse.com

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