Advantages of LED Lighting

Part 1 of Advantages of LED Lighting. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are often touted for their energy efficiency and long life. Although these are important considerations, selecting a light source should involve many other factors. Let’s explores some of the unique attributes of LEDs, which may make them the best choice for a many applications. Financial […]


LED Lighting Explained: Questions and Answers

LED technology continues to develop rapidly as a general light source. As more LED lighting products are introduced on the market, what do retailers, energy efficiency advocates, and consumers need to know to make informed buying decisions? Are LEDs ready for general consumer use? The number of white-light LED products available on the market continues […]


How to: Fluorescent Lamp Disposal

Part 4 of Energy-Efficient Lighting. All fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury, and some compact fluorescent lamps with magnetic ballasts contain small amounts of short-lived radioactive materials. Because of these hazardous materials, you should not throw burned out bulbs in the trash. Discover if there is a recycling program for them in your communities, […]


Types of Lighting

Part 3 of Energy-Efficient Lighting. There are four basic types of lighting:¬†incandescent, fluorescent, high-intensity discharge,and¬†low-pressure sodium. Incandescent lighting is the most common type of lighting used in residences. Fluorescent lighting is used primarily in commercial indoor lighting systems, while high-intensity discharge lighting is used only for outdoor lighting applications. Low-pressure sodium lighting is used where […]