The benefits of new retrofit lighting technology

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Kurt Vogel, director of product development, RELIGHT at Lithonia Lighting. He discusses new advances in lighting retrofit technology and addresses when it's best to retrofit vs. choose other lighting upgrade options.   The benefits of new retrofit lighting technology ] … [Read more...]

California’s Focus on Lighting As a System

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Zach Gentry, vice president of marketing and product management for Enlighted Inc., an energy efficiency and building information company creating networked control systems. He explains how the California Public Utilities Commission is restructuring incentives by focusing on lighting as a … [Read more...]

Trillion dollar answer to Bachmann’s light bulb question

By Elisa Wood March 8, 2012 US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann often asks why government should tell us which kind of light bulb to choose. Turns out it’s a question with a trillion dollar answer. We will save $1.1 trillion through 2035 because of existing energy efficiency mandates for light bulbs and appliances, according to a report issued … [Read more...]

Squinting toward retirement: A boon for the lighting industry

By Elisa Wood September 14, 2011 Americans report in surveys that they are likely to retire later than expected as a result of this economic downturn that doesn’t seem to want to quit.  While that’s bad news for golf courses and Florida real estate, it helps one industry: energy efficient lighting. We are squinting, rather than sprinting toward … [Read more...]

How much money can new lighting save your business?

By Elisa Wood August 24, 2011 Am I average? That’s the question that often hits me when someone quotes an ‘average’ statistic. The ‘average’ business or household seems almost mythological. Few of us fall right on that point on the line. The same is true when it comes to often quoted energy efficiency savings statistics. For example, the US … [Read more...]

Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Allison Schieffelin, Chairman and CEO of The Lighting Quotient, about lighting incentives – many of them little-known – and the politics behind them. Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 1]   … [Read more...]

Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with David Lis, appliance standards project manager for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, about opposition to and acceptance of energy efficiency standards for appliances and lighting. Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 2]   … [Read more...]

Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews David Lis, appliance standards project manager for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, about opposition to and acceptance of energy efficiency standards for appliances and lighting. Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 1]   … [Read more...]

Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Brian Owen, program advisor for greenTbiz and columnist and editor for LEDs Magazine. He discusses what options exist for businesses today to use energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and save money. Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 2]   … [Read more...]

Breaking light bulb myths

By Elisa Wood March 16, 2011 I have to agree with the Tea Party; the US government should not choose the light bulbs I use in my home.  And fortunately, it does not. Yet that’s the spin being pushed by those who want to roll back federal lighting performance standards. An odd mythology is developing around the standards. Opponents claim that the … [Read more...]