The Eaton 3S manages your energy efficiency for you with EcoControl Master/Control outlets (model 3S750 only). When the item using the Master outlet (e.g., your computer) is idle or shut down, then items using the Control outlets (e.g., printer, scanner, fax) are automatically powered down – rewarding you with up to 30% in energy savings over a typical battery backup.
Energy-saving CFLs have been in the marketplace for many years but a broad range of dimmable bulbs has only recently become available. LEDs are even newer to the market and dimmable versions are also only recently available.
These dimmable bulbs, especially CFLs, have historically presented problems when used on standard incandescent dimmers.
Common issues include:
Reduced dimming range
Lights dropping out
Lights not turning on
Lights turning off unexpectedly
To help combat these issues, Lutron has developed a family of C•L dimmers for dimmable CFL and LED bulbs. By incorporating HED Technology, these dimmers improve the dimming performance of dimmable CFLs and LEDs.
Kichler’s Design Pro LED 120V Accent Lights with the exclusive RadiaxT optics feature a 40,000 hour life-span and deliver the greatest lumens per watt, according to the company. With an average payback of two years and lower operating costs, the lights are a good choice for replacing halogen PAR and metal halide lamps. Every professional-grade unit is sealed, integrated, and fully potted to protect it from the elements.
Lithonia Lighting offers a great LED exterior lighting product know as the D Series. The D Series features are:
- Outstanding Performance
- Long Life
Expected life of more than 100,000 hours
- Energy Efficiency
Saves 65-75% in compared to metal halide luminaires
- Refined Aesthetics
Switching from traditional lighting to ENERGY STAR qualified lighting is a smart move. With energy savings of 75% or more you can save about $6 per bulb or about $14 a fixture annually on your energy bill. The new light bulb standards only require bulbs to be 25% more efficient that leaves a lot of savings on the table.
Congratulations to our State Electric Supply Co. Ohio Team on receiving an AEP Solutions Provider recognition award. In 2012, the Ohio region had the most applications approved with a total of 125 applications and ranked 6th for the total KWH saved. AEP paid out over $325,000 in incentives to our end users in AEP Projects. Nice work Team Ohio!
Pictured L to R: Garry Britton, Kathryn Curry and Jim Nye