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LED Wall Mount Lights the Way

By Heather Asiyanbi May 9, 2014 2287 Views No comments


LED Wall Mount Fairview Baptist ChurchWhen the trustees at Fairview Baptist Church in Jonesboro, GA, needed to replace the light at the back door of their building, they turned to e-conolight for a 14W LED Wall Mount.

“We really like it,” said Trustee Terry Vining. “This light replaced an old, incandescent light and it is by far the better choice.”

What Vining said he likes so much about the LED wall mount offered by e-conolight is that he won’t have to change the bulb anytime soon since it has up to 25,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. 

Additionally, the light includes a built-in photocell so congregants don’t need to worry about turning the light on and off each day, and it has a low profile.

“We needed something that would give us the light we needed without being too big,” Vining added. 

The 14W LED Wall Mount measures just 9” x 5-3/4” x 4” and weighs only 2.4 pounds. At 600 lumens and 80 CRI, light is bright and colors stay true.

Fairview Baptist also features exit lighting purchased from e-conolight, and Vining said that as the church’s supply of compact fluorescent lamps burn out, he expects to replace them with LED fixtures offered by e-conlight.

“I will definitely consider this product and other LED fixtures offered by e-conolight when the need arises,” he said.

Upgrading to LED Lighting Increases Energy Efficiency, Decreases Costs

By Heather Asiyanbi April 23, 2014 1943 Views No comments

Increasing the energy efficiency in your home doesn’t mean sacrificing high style or breaking the bank. The evolution and increasing familiarity of LED lighting over the last several years means homeowners can swap their traditional lighting schemes indoor and out for brighter light at bigger savings.

INDOOR LED LIGHTING

LED recessed cans in kitchen

Recessed lighting took kitchen design by storm a few years ago, but recent regulations that limit the manufacture and  importing of incandescent bulbs mean the change to more efficient lighting will happen sooner rather than later. New 14W LED recessed retrofit kits offered by e-conolight make the transition smooth because they fit into most existing 5” and 6” recessed housings. Kits include a long-lasting LED lamp that provides bright light at considerable savings.

Track lighting has also come a long way since the chunky units of the 1970s. From high-style residential track heads with an industrial twist to sleek units that fit in nicely with almost any décor, LED track lights offered by e-conolight deliver bright light, true colors and keep a low profile. Homeowners can highlight architectural details, spotlight great pieces of art or use the new track lighting for general illumination instead of traditional ceiling-mount fixtures and/or table lamps. 

Brighten up basements without the headache of replacing existing T-bar ceiling structures with drop-in LED troffers, now in a convenient 1x4 size at e-conolight.com. Because LED troffers can be up to 70 percent brighter and use less energy than fluorescent tubes, fewer fixtures are needed overall. Homeowners end up saving time and money.

OUTDOOR LED LIGHTING

Saving money with more efficient LED lighting isn’t limited to indoor ideas. Homeowners can light up walkways, create the perfect backdrop for enjoying an evening outside, highlight landscaping and more.

LED wall packs offered by e-conolight are ideal lighting fixtures for exterior walls on both homes and garages. Some models include a cutoff glare shield to direct light down to the ground, where it’s needed. They can also throw light to both sides, increasing visibility along driveways and walkways with minimal glare, which is important to help keep the peace with neighbors. 

2000 Lumen 38W LED Wall Pack

Backyard decks can be fantastic entertainment spaces, but the fun shouldn’t be limited to daytime because homeowners are afraid of attracting bugs if they install lights. LED flexible strip lighting is the ideal solution because the strips are flexible and fit nicely underneath top rails. LED strips are also completely sealed, and, unlike traditional bulbs, LED lighting doesn’t attract bugs so the party doesn’t have to move inside after the sun goes down.

Curb appeal doesn’t need to fade into the shadows at nightfall. LED decorative sconces from e-conolight.com shine light up, down or in both directions and highlight pretty features in the yard and nice architectural touches at the same time. Homeowners who want to add a little more style to walkway lighting and entryways will find that sconces are an attractive and energy cost saving way to go. 

LED Lay-In Troffers Just What the Teacher Ordered

By Heather Asiyanbi April 21, 2014 1893 Views No comments

Wisconsin Lutheran School LED trofferStudents in Rachel Nemitz’s 2nd grade class at Wisconsin Lutheran School in Racine, WI, noticed immediately there was something different about their classroom when they reported for the first day of school last fall.

“They looked up and said the room was so bright,” Nemitz remembers.

Leaders of Wisconsin Lutheran last summer swapped out 1-for-1 existing T12 linear fluorescent fixtures for 2x4 LED lay-in troffers offered by e-conolight. Nemitz said the difference in the quality of light is what makes her appreciate the new fixtures.

“With the new LEDs we have bright light without the glare we had before,” she added. “I really notice the difference when I’m at my desk grading papers.”

Principal Paul Patterson also likes the way the troffers deliver warm, even light throughout the classroom.

“The light is brighter but also softer and not as institutional,” he said. “There is definitely a better mood in the room.”

Another positive factor associated with the LED troffers is that they’re silent instead of giving off a low-level hum that can come from traditional lighting fixtures. For students with distraction issues, this is a nice bonus.

“Having less background noise for students who struggle with distraction is very helpful,” Nemitz noted.

Nemitz’s classroom is the first of what Patterson hopes will eventually be the whole school, budget permitting.

“We would love to afford doing the whole school right away,” he stated. “Old ballasts are at the end of their lives so we’re working additional LED fixtures into the budget.”

Read more about how Wisconsin Lutheran is saving energy costs with LED lay-in troffers by clicking here.

Connecticut Utility Lighting Rebates Add Up to Bigger, Brighter Savings

By Heather Asiyanbi April 8, 2014 1958 Views No comments

 

Product NameFinished Good Number
2x2 LED Troffer
2x4 LED Troffer 5" & 6" LED
Recessed Retrofit
E-T6C1142WW E-T6C1143WW Low-Profile
LED Canopy
E-CP2L04CW E-CP2L03CW E-CP2L04CS LED Parking
Garage Light
E-PG1L08CS LED Exit Signs E-XMDGB2W E-XMDRB2RCW E-WMDGB2RCW E-XPDRBW E-XPDGBW E-XESRBA E-XESGBA E-XEDRBA E-XEDGBA E-XERC E-XERW 2-Lamp T8
Linear Fluorescents
E-LP2T8W Series E-LP2T8S Series 4-Lamp T8
Linear Fluorescents
E-LP4T8W Series E-LP4T8S Series

Utility customers in Connecticut who upgrade their lighting to more energy efficient fixtures can reap rewards on both their energy bills and through rebate incentives.

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating both offer significant rebates for reducing wattages by at least 10 percent. Taking advantage of this program is as easy as filling out a form.

The form and instructions are easily accessible through an online PDF that can be filled out on a computer and then printed. UI customers should take note that an additional UI Substitute W9 is required and can be found at www.uinet.com/hvac.

Section I: Customer Facility Information is the project information, where you fill in your customer's information. Every box must be filled out in order for the rebate form to receive consideration.

 

Section II: Enter your information, filling out every box with the applicable information.

 

Section III: Check the appropriate box for where the rebate/credit should go; to your customer; to you; or applied as a credit on your customer's electric account.

 

Section IV: One side of the table is dedicated to your project's current lighting scheme while the other side of the table needs to include all available information about the new lighting scheme you're installing. The measure code can be found on page 3 of the form. THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A 10% WATTAGE REDUCTION FOR EACH FIXTURE FOR THE REBATE TO APPLY.

 
 


In addition to the rebate form, contractors/customers need to mail a copy of the invoice for the project as well as their e-conolight receipt. The rebate form requires a customer's signature (this could be either the contractor or the customer's if they are placing the order themselves).

DLC and ENERGY STAR: Why Qualification Matters

By Heather Asiyanbi April 2, 2014 3013 Views No comments

If you’ve been shopping e-conolight for any amount of time, chances are you’ve encountered the DLC and ENERGY STAR badges on a few products. But … do you know what they mean?

DLC BadgeBoth the DLC and ENERGY STAR badges help customers identify quality and long-lasting products for commercial (DLC) and residential (ENERGY STAR) applications.

DLC (Design Lights Consortium) is well-known in commercial circles for lighting products primarily used outside. 

Receiving the DLC certification is not an easy process; benchmarks for quality are tough to meet, and only items that go through rigorous third-party testing to meet those marks get qualified. For example, many fixtures must operate at 70 percent lumen maintenance or above for a minimum of 50,000 hours and offer a five-year warranty.

Customers who choose DLC-certified light fixtures for their commercial application are also eligible for utility rebates in many states.* 

ENERGY STAR rates indoor residential items including lighting and appliances.

ENERGY STARProducts that qualify for the ENERGY STAR badge are also tested by approved third-party facilities. Those that meet ENERGY STAR standards for pollution reduction and increased energy cost savings receive the distinctive blue badge.

Residential customers can also take advantage of utility company rebates in several states when they purchase ENERGY STAR appliances for their homes.*

DLC and ENERGY STAR products on e-conolight.com:

*Utility rebates vary by state and company. Customers should check with their utility for eligibility rules.


LED Recessed Retrofits: Customer & Electrician Pleased with Final Result

By Heather Asiyanbi March 24, 2014 1955 Views No comments

LED recessed retrofit

Upgrading existing can lighting is a snap with LED 5" and 6" recessed retrofit kits.

Valade Electric & Green Energy installed the kits offered by e-conlight for a customer in Indiana.

"The customer loves them," said company owner Alan Valade. "They're efficient at a great price."

The Best LED Troffer Your Money Can Buy

By Heather Asiyanbi March 21, 2014 2032 Views No comments

LED lay-in troffers offered by e-conolight deliver brighter light, superior color and big savings because they were designed and built around light.

LED troffer side-by-side

Unlike competitors’ troffers that have been retrofitted to accommodate LEDs, troffers at e-conolight.com have been rebuilt from the ground up. Designing the fixture around the LEDs creates even light distribution in either a warm, white light or a neutral, white light. Colors are rendered true at 80 CRI, and at just 38W for the 2 x 2 and 50W for the 2 x 4, respectively, the energy cost savings over traditional lighting is significant.

LED troffers offered by e-conolight are also built to last and for easy installation. Fixtures are expected to last for up to 50,000 virtually maintenance free hours, feature a totally enclosed housing, and can be replaced on a 1-for-1 basis in existing T-bar grid ceilings.

Additionally, these LED troffers are both UL listed and DLC (Design Light Consortium) certified, which means they’re eligible for energy rebate programs offered by utility companies in several states.

More, the troffers are priced for increased savings; the more you buy, the more you save. Single units start at just $124.90.

LED Wall Packs Keep Peace with Neighbors

By Heather Asiyanbi March 19, 2014 1513 Views No comments

LED wall packs offeredy by e-conolight focus light down – where it’s needed – instead of producing glare, helping homeowners in Houston, TX, keep the peace.

LED wall packs for residential use

“What I like best about this fixture is the light distribution,” he said. “The light goes down to the area where you want it, not up into your eyes, creating glare or light pollution.”

The lack of glare matters in residential applications because neighbors appreciate not having light from next door shining into their yard, Weissman added.

LED wall packs offered by e-conolight provide up to tens of thousands of hours of virtually maintenance-free use, bright light where it’s needed most, and significant energy cost savings. Wall packs range from a 1,300 lumen/27 watt fixture to a 6,000 lumen/73 watt light, and they are designed for security, pathway, and perimeter lighting where spill light is important.