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Nine out of ten large corporations commissioned energy efficient technologies, with 14 percent of them utilizing the advantages of high efficiency lighting such as LED lamps, reports Leapfrog Lighting News & Insights. The industry news blog also reports on simplified LED lamp safety standards and how LED lighting may not actually reduce electricity bills and usage.
Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
“Energy efficiency trends: the good, the bad and the ugly (new report 2013)”
Leapfrog Lighting Insights & News reports that large corporations are leading the way in adopting energy-efficient technologies, with nine out of ten adopting energy efficiencies. Seven out of ten of these energy efficient projects are funded in-house, in part due to lowered costs of technologies and inexpensive solutions such as LED lighting with substantial returns on investment.
In the report, the highest rate of adoption of energy efficient products were high efficiency lighting, such as LED (at 14 percent of corporations), as well as lighting controls at just under 10 percent. Behavioral changes was third at just under 9 percent.
“Simplifying LED light bulb safety standards in the United States and Canada.”
In the USA and Canada, all electrically controlled devices including LED light bulbs must meet minimum safety standards. The regulations regarding these safety standards are covered in the US by laws such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Article 29 CFR 1910.xxx; CFR: Code of Federal Regulations) and standards, such as the National Electric Code (NEC). In Canada, the regulations are covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Canadian Electric Code (CEC).
“The switch to LEDs might not actually lower a business’s electric bill.”
Holland Board of Public Works Vice President Justin Lamb recently remarked that retrofitting to LEDs “might not actually lower a business’s electric bill.”
Increasing energy demand is leading to an increase in energy cost. As such, the possibility exists that electric bills may not decrease, but only—because the cost of kilowatt hours is rising.
Business’s who do not adapt to energy-saving technologies, such as LED lamps, may find their usage and bills increasing.
About Leapfrog Lighting
Leapfrog Lighting, is best known for specialized commercial-application LED lamps, for applications where consistent quality is important, such as: retail and display, interior and architectural design applications, industry and commercial space, facility management, hospitals, galleries and museums.
Leapfrog Lighting’s lamps provide, “improved glare control, light distribution and color consistency,” said Canadian Federal Minister Gary Goodyear, at a recent press event announcing an investment in Leapfrog Lighting’s ongoing research and development. The Minister of State for Science and Technology praised “measurable improvement on lighting quality required by facility managers, institutions, architects and retail businesses.”
The current Leapfrog Lighting product line includes MR16, PAR30, PAR38 and PAR20 lamps that provide industry-leading output power through high-efficiency LED source and driver electronics. The innovative lens design creates a pleasing, glare-free light suitable for use in all indoor and unexposed outdoor down-lighting applications. The lamps also deliver the high CRI and ultra-consistent color temperature control critical to multi-lamp applications in hotels, restaurants, schools, office buildings, museums, galleries, retail operations and other public spaces. With a life expectancy of 40,000 operating hours, these UL-registered lamps will provide more than 27 years of service at 4 hours per day.