Lighting is a major user of electricity. It also generates heat, contributing to cooling loads that are generally met by using more electricity for air conditioning. Thus, improving the energy efficiency of lighting has benefits that go beyond the direct electricity savings by the lighting products.
Fluorescent lamps are three to four times more efficient than incandescent lamps. Quality fluorescent lamps today provide far better light quality than the older lamps that often produced a bluish cast. Electronically ballasted fluorescent lighting also doesn’t generate the hum and flicker that many people find objectionable in older, magnetically ballasted fluorescent lighting. Both straight-tube fluorescent and compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are widely available. In general, thinner-diameter fluorescent lamps offer higher efficacy (lumens per watt) than larger-diameter lamps.
Products in Lighting
Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
Concept Enterprises, Inc.
Bulbrite Industries, Inc.
Feit Electric Company, Inc.