The Energy Star LED Difference

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The Energy Star LED Difference

In early 2013, EPA challenged retailers to sell 20 million Energy Star-certified LED lightbulbs by Earth Day 2014. The results are in, and U.S. retailers—with the help of manufacturers and utilities—more than exceeded ...

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Putting Energy-Efficient Lighting in Its Place

Author: Emily Polsby
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November 01, 1994

Since the early 1980s, many utility companies have been puzzling over the paradox of consumers' attitudes towards the compact fluorescent lamp. [continue reading]

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Whatever Happened to the E-Lamp?

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November 01, 1994

In April 1994, General Electric (G.E.) Lighting announced that "the world's first practical compact high-tech induction reflector lamp" would be on the market in Europe within weeks. [continue reading]

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Fixing the Fixtures

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November 01, 1994

With U.S. sales approaching 50 million lamps per year (and 250 million globally), compact fluorescent systems are increasingly popular. However, efforts to promote their use in the residential market have mostly been limited to utility rebate programs for screw-based lamps. [continue reading]

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What to Do when the Lights Go Out

Author: Emily Polsby
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November 01, 1994

Compact fluorescent lamps, on a smaller scale than their long-tube counterparts, contain mercury, and some have small amounts of radioactive isotope as well. [continue reading]

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RESOURCES

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November 01, 1994

The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes, Specifier Reports, IAEEL Newsletter, Let there Be CFLs, The National Lighting Bureau, Advanced Lighting Guidelines, Lighting Design Lab Newsletter, Lighting Options for Homes, Lighting Regulation in the United States, Getting Real about Lighting, New Research on Consumer Lighting Preferences, Lighting Source Directory [continue reading]

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Second-Generation Rebates: Manufacturer Buy-Downs

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March 01, 1994

Promoting compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) as an energy-efficient alternative to incandescent lighting is a challenge that has stumped the efficiency industry for years. [continue reading]

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

Andrew deLaski

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published new minimum energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and heat ...

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

Tom Herron

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is pleased to announce the four newly-elected members of the 2017 Board of Directors.

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