The light bulb industry is going to see some interesting changes in the next few years with the implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act. This bill that was passed in 2007 will take effect starting in 2012 and will call for light bulbs to be 25 to 30% more efficient. What this all really means is that all light bulbs will need to be replaced with the newer Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. These bulbs produce significantly less energy and will help business meet the requirements that everyone will have to follow next year. By changing to CFL bulbs the country is estimated to save around $13 billion of energy[i] but the question remains, how can your company tap into those savings?
Brighton provides an energy efficient lighting service for New York and the Tri-state area that can easily help the transition to the new light bulbs. The best part of these new bulbs is that they last immensely longer than incandescent ones, which will in turn save thousands in energy costs every year. There have not been many changes since Thomas Edison created the incandescent bulb over 130 years ago, but CFL bulbs last around 10 times longer and use 75% less energy than the outdated incandescent.[ii] Brighton is ready to help make this transition by offering a free audit of the lighting in your business and will go even further to then give a projected savings report. The change in lighting is coming next year so let Brighton help seamlessly save the time and money that you deserve.
[i] Quinton, Sophie. the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs:
what you need to know. N.p., 10/28/2010. Web. 31 May
[ii] Light Bulbs (CFL’s).” N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2011.