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Commercial fluorescent lighting

  1. 1. Commercial Fluorescent Lighting <ul><li>If you are currently using old T12 fluorescent lights with magnetic ballasts, you will gain immediate savings and long-term ROI if you replace them now with new T4 and T8 fluorescent fixtures with electronic ballasts that are government approved, made in america and better than ever. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some reasons why   </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial fluorescent lighting has emerged as the most energy efficient, cost-effective, quality lighting solution to industrial indoor lighting needs.  Many outdoor building and architectural lighting needs are also met with this technology.  While fluorescent technology has been around for decades, it continues to improve and offer new benefits in the arenas of environmental friendliness, quality of light, and power cost savings. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The latest and most significant breakthrough in the engineering design of commercial fluorescent lights came with the invention of electronic ballasts, which replaced the original magnetic ballasts of the first generation of fluorescents.  Without belaboring technical specifications to the extreme, we can metaphorically compare the ballast in a fluorescent fixture to the engine that drives the car, and we can compare the lamp and the housing to the interior of the car and the outer body of the car. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>We all know what happens when an automotive manufacturer creates a more fuel efficient engine.  Everyone suddenly finds the money to buy a new car, because they know that the savings they will immediately begin to accumulate on gasoline costs will help them pay for the car itself. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Well, it works exactly the same way when we create a new “engine” for commercial fluorescent lighting fixtures.  Electronic regulation of current is far more stable, and thus far more efficient, than a magnetic field control of current.  This enables the lamp to operate with less electrical power than a lamp controlled by magnetic ballast. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>No business fails to gain something by paying a lower power bill.  Large or small, buildings are expensive to light and therefore require a lot of money to operate.  Anything that reduces this cost helps increase the profit margin even when sales are stagnated by recessions and downturns. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Another benefit that businesses gain by investing in the latest and greatest commercial fluorescent lighting is an affordable means of creating a more environmentally-friendly image.  This is due to a lower-than-ever mercury content in the fluorescent bulbs themselves.  The largest perceived negative regarding fluorescent light fixtures have always been the presence of this highly toxic metal within their very design.  Improper disposal of expired fixtures is an environmental hazard.  Proper disposal of mercury was very expensive in the past, so many businesses felt caught in a dilemma when it came time to replace their bulbs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The good news is that new fixtures use less mercury than ever before, so disposal costs have gone down.  Businesses can afford to buy these fixtures, replace them when need be, and cost-effectively dispose of them without harming nature. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>It also adds value to one’s public relations by presenting an even better face to the world that it already has.  Green technology is popular with the masses now, so being more “Green Friendly” brands an organization with a positive image with mass appeal. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, be conscious of the fact that commercial fluorescent lighting now renders color and shines a brighter light than ever before.  The CRI of fluorescents (Color Rendering Index) is superior to that of LED and many incandescents.  Also, the lumens output (the brightness of the light) does NOT require more power to create more light.  </li></ul><ul><li>Superior engineering accounts for this.    </li></ul><ul><li>Call RLLD Design for a photometric analysis of your site, and see specifically how now commercial fluorescent lighting fixtures will drive down the bottom line as they turn up the lights in your building. </li></ul>