ENERGY STAR qualified commercial light fixtures offer an unprecedented opportunity to save energy, maintenance and cooling costs and is a natural fit for cutting-edge renovation, new construction projects, or easy retrofits.
LED lighting originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in September, 2008. ENERGY STAR qualified commercial lighting:
- Reduces energy costs - uses at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, saving on operating expenses.
- Reduces maintenance costs - fluorescent lighting lasts at least 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting and qualified commercial LED lighting lasts 35 to 50 times longer.
- Reduces cooling costs - ENERGY STAR qualified commercial light fixtures produce very little heat.
- Is guaranteed - comes with a minimum three-year warranty — far beyond the industry standard.
What else should I look for when buying commercial lighting?
Make sure you have a compatible dimmer switch if you want to dim your lights. Fixture manufacturers can provide a list of approved dimmers switches.
Make sure the color of the light is appropriate for the space - ask your supplier what colors are available.
Check back every few months - to see what new types of lighting products have earned ENERGY STAR. Like the early days of computers, lighting technology is advancing at an incredible rate.
ENERGY STAR only labels a LIMITED selection of commercial fixture types. Only the following commercial light fixture types are eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Accent lights such as line-voltage track lights, under cabinet task lights, portable desk task lights, downlights, recessed, pendant or surface-mounts The ENERGY STAR label is not available for typical commercial and industrial fixtures such as troffers or liner forms.
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