How LED Lighting Could Help Cut Food Waste

From Green Business

supermarketledChanging the light bulbs could help supermarkets reduce the estimated 300,000 tons of food waste they produce each year, according to one lighting company.

Welsh firm Sedna LED reckons illuminating fresh produce with light bulbs that emit heat causes food to sweat in its packaging, contributing to the food waste mountain that costs retailers millions of pounds each year.

As a result, the company is arguing that in addition to cutting energy bills, LED lights could also help keep food fresh. Continue reading

LED Lighting Tax Deductions: Don’t Get Left In The Dark

From Balboa Capital

These days, just about everyone is doing their part to help protect the environment we live in. People are “going green” by recycling, saving energy, driving hybrid cars, carpooling, conserving water and eating sustainable foods. And they’re not alone. Commercial buildings, apartment complexes, supermarkets, warehouses, hotels and more are also taking the necessary steps to conserve resources and reduce their carbon footprint. One way they are doing this is by adding LED lighting to their facilities. In fact, doing so enables businesses to take advantage of the Section 179D Commercial Building Tax Deduction. Continue reading

DOE Releases Report On LED Environmental Testing

From Light Directory, March 29th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new study addressing the potential environmental impacts from landfill disposal of three light-source technologies used in residential homes: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), and LED. All three lamp types contained some hazardous elements which, while generally below Federal landfill limits, in some instances exceeded the more restrictive California limits. Continue reading

LED Lighting Academy Launched, Certified LED Professional Designation to be Offered

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

Eco & Eco LLC is proud to establish the LED Lighting Academy. The Academy is designed to provide a standard knowledge base for professionals and novices who are now, or wish to be, involved in the Light Emitting Diode (LED) industry. The curriculum will move from the history of lighting to comparative lighting to hands-on training with different LED lights and lighting systems.

The Academy will provide both theoretical and practical knowledge from instructors wholedlightingacademy have both academic and field experience, including highly-qualified guest lecturers who will speak from their industry leadership positions. Continue reading

Why You Should Replace Your Incandescent Bulbs

100 watt incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured. From now until 2014, standard A-line 100 to 40 watt incandescent light bulbs must use 30% less energy but produce the same amount of light that incandescent bulbs use today. Continue reading