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- The federal government will ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012 in a move to reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gases.


-Facts on T12 to T8 Lighting conversions

ADVANTAGES:

  • ENERGY SAVINGS – You can save up to 35% of energy cost by replacing standard T12 lighting systems.
  • LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS – Longer equipment life reduces both your maintenance and disposal costs. T8 lamps are rated from 18,000 to 30,000 hours – equivalent to 5 - 6 years in a typical office application – when matched with the correct ballast.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS – Interior lighting represents approximately 29% of the energy consumed in the commercial building each year. Lowering this percentage has the potential to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants generated during electricity production.
  • QUIET – T8s operate more quietly than T12s, eliminating the “hum” often associated with fluorescent lighting systems. 
  • COOLING LOAD REDUCTIONS – Electronic ballasts consume fewer watts than magnetic ballasts. Lighting systems generate less heat, which reduces cooling loads. 
  • REDUCED LAMP FLICKER – Electronic ballasts drive fluorescent lamps at 20 kilohertz (kHz), a frequency well beyond the visible range of flicker to the human eye. Thus significantly reducing eye strain.
  • IMPROVED LIGHT – T8 lamps have a higher Color Rendering Index (CRI) than common T12 lamps. The CRI measures the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of various objects being lit by the source.
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