LightingOne of the easiest ways that agencies can save significant amounts of money is by installing energy efficient lighting, including fluorescent tube lighting and LEDS (light-emitting diodes).
Energy Efficient Fluorescent LampsSince lighting accounts for at least thirty percent of the energy used in most commercial buildings, total savings from re-lamping projects can be significant. Fluorescent lamps such as T8s are good choices because they:
LEDsLight emitting diode (LED) bulbs use about one tenth the amount of electricity of an incandescent bulb of comparable brightness. LEDS are available for both indoor and outdoor applications. The quality, availability and affordability of LEDs have improved dramatically in the past few years, though their purchase price is still higher than more conventional lighting types. Purchasers will want to consider that LEDs:
Recycling for these bulbs is available on state contract 09108.
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