Ikea will start phasing out the sale of traditional incandescent bulbs starting August 1, and they plan to stop selling incandescent bulbs by the end of the year. This announcement signals changes ahead in lighting design.
The Butler Institute of American Art is installing LED lighting in its galleries to save energy and illuminate the paintings more effectively. Because LEDs give off much less heat and do not emit UV rays, they better preserve artwork.
How much energy can you save? The Light Now blog published an article that calculates what percentage energy savings various buildings can achieve if they adhere to the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides and the DOE Commercial Lighting Solutions program.
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If you’re planning a lighting retrofit, this article is a must-read. Buildings.com published a guide of 17 common lighting mistakes to avoid in an energy-efficient lighting retrofit.
How do you create a relaxing, spacious ambiance in a bathroom that’s too small? Check out Small Bathroom Designs – Advice from Top Industry Professions (and see our section on Lighting Tips and Tricks)!