More Light with Less Energy: How Energy Efficiency Can Fast-Track Energy Access Goals

A study of some recent World Bank projects shows that factoring in energy efficiency considerations can help accelerate global efforts to deliver modern energy services to those who need it most. Communicating the benefits of integrating efficiency into energy access projects, encouraging wide use of quality energy efficient products, and … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Goes Green with LED Lighting

This year's Super Bowl was the first Super Bowl played under LED lighting. What are the advantages to LED lighting in stadiums? What are the biggest energy users in sports stadiums, which generally consume huge amounts of electricity? What are the best ways to green them? Jim Fitzpatrick, business development manager for CLEAResult, answers these … [Read more...]

Are You Really Using Less Electricity? Just Look at the Weather

An environmentally conscious energy customer plans to install LED light bulbs throughout his family’s home. It’s an investment, he knows—these bulbs aren’t cheap. But he figures it will be worth it because he’ll surely reduce his energy use. Or will he? It seems like a simple question. A quick comparison of pre- and post-LED energy bills would … [Read more...]

Can LED Lights Be Used for All Applications Now?

With California's strict new guidelines for LED lighting, manufacturers are working to come up with lights that provide both energy savings and lighting quality. As they work to improve their technologies, we're seeing LED lights that can be used for many, if not all, applications. That's the word from Mike Watson, vice president of corporate … [Read more...]

What if you can’t afford LED lights?

By Elisa Wood December 4, 2012 Advanced lighting has brought us not only energy savings, but also a slew of new screw-in-a-light bulb jokes. For LEDs, it usually goes something like this: How many people does it take to screw in a LED light? One. And a roomful of deep wallets to pay for it. To be fair, the cost of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency & the rebound effect: Neither big nor bad

By Elisa Wood August 8, 2012 Now that you’ve installed efficient light bulbs in your house, do you think: “Guess I’ll leave my lights on all night. What the heck – it won’t cost me any extra.” Probably not.  But some extreme critics of energy efficiency would have us believe this is the end result of appliance standards and energy savings … [Read more...]

50% more distributors selling LEDs

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Ted Konnerth, founder, president and CEO of Egret Consulting Group, which recently conducted a study finding that the number of lighting distributors stocking LED grew by more than 50% in less than two years.   50% more distributors selling LEDs  ] … [Read more...]

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...]

Top 10 LED Reflector Bulbs-Efficient & Appealing Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Adam Cooper, research manager for the Institute for Energy Efficiency, which recently identified the top ten LED reflector bulbs—the bulbs that are the most energy efficient and appealing to consumers.   Top 10 LED Reflector Bulbs-Efficient & Appealing Part 2] … [Read more...]

Top 10 LED Reflector Bulbs-Efficient & Appealing Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Adam Cooper, research manager for the Institute for Energy Efficiency, which recently identified the top ten LED reflector bulbs—the bulbs that are the most energy efficient and appealing to consumers.   Top 10 LED Reflector Bulbs-Efficient & Appealing Part 1] … [Read more...]