T&D News 2008 Number 2

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Shedding Light on Shedding Watts

The tech tip "Shedding Watts While Shedding Light" (0773–2333–MTDC) helps facilities engineers and supervisors learn more about the latest energy-efficient lighting options.

New tubular fluorescent lamps and ballasts are convenient and provide longer life and reduced power consumption compared to incandescent lights or older fluorescent lights.

LED lamps are worth considering in locations that are cold or difficult to service, such as traffic lights. These lamps, although currently more expensive than other lamps, contain no mercury.

Occupancy and daylight sensors are another way to reduce energy consumption and extend the useful life of lamps.

For more information on lighting options, contact Ted Etter, project leader (phone: 406-329-3980; e-mail: tetter@fs.fed.us).

This images contains three pictures. The first picture is of three tubular fluorescent light bulbs lined up together with varying widths. The second picture is of a light bulb inset in a ceiling. The third picture is of three Compact Fluorescent light bulbs.

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