Energy Efficiency and LEDs

Energy Efficiency and LEDs

Energy Efficiency A lot of people feel that they cannot do anything to help prevent the damage that our current energy systems cause on Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Recycling is a good step, but it isn’t enough energy efficiency to feel a meaningful difference....

Why can’t I find Magnetic Ballasts?

In April 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy, mandated ballast efficacy standards went into effect. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 expanded earlier DOE regulations to include magnetic ballasts operating 4- and 8-ft. energy saving as well as full-wattage T12 lamps....

Energy Independence and Security Act

The Energy Independence and Security Act was designed to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security. The U.S. has essentially banned any further production of inefficient 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs effective January 1, 2014. Other...

Energy Legislation Restricts T12s

The government began regulating general-service fluorescent lamps with the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The new DOE rules expand on these regulations by making the energy efficiency standards stricter for each lamp type.  In July 2009, the Department of...