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Ghosts & goblins - spooks galore, scary witches at your door! In a matter of weeks, trick-or-treaters will make their way to front porches across the country, all in the name of Halloween. Here are a few ways to keep your home and family safe during this spooky holiday.
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Streetlights date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, when they were lit manually using oil and gas lamps. Streetlights have made huge strides since then, but they still serve the same fundamental purpose of keeping citizens safe and active at times when there is otherwise no available illumination. Streetlights are so essential in the United States that they are estimated to use as much energy as six million households and cost local governments more than $10 billion dollars a year—averaging out to account for approximately 26% of municipal energy consumption. Modern LED luminaires, however, have the potential to reduce this number by more than half and to create a reduction of more than 369,000 tons of emissions each year.
LED Technology: An Advanced Solution
Alas, LED technology has advanced so quickly that awareness has lagged. In fact, as of 2012, LEDs accounted for only 2% of the total installed 44 million streetlight fixtures. Many city leaders find it difficult to rationalize the initial cost of implementing major retrofit when the current streetlight system is essentially functional.
In order to shed light on the financial and civic gains to be made by converting streetlights to more efficient LED technologies, the Obama administration has implemented the Presidential Challenge for Outdoor Lighting which aims to triple the DOE Better Buildings program of upgrading 500,000 to 1.5 million poles by May of 2016. City officials who pledge to engage in the process of updating streetlights are identified as Outdoor Lighting Accelerator Partners, and work closely with the DOE to effectively and practically execute the transition. In addition to providing technical assistance to Outdoor Lighting Accelerator Partners, the DOE also promises to “provide national recognition to Accelerator Partners for their leadership in addressing these issues.”
Presidential Lighting Challenge: Rethinking More Efficient Community Lighting Solutions
On the whole, the Presidential Challenge has been successful in encouraging municipalities to rethink their streetlight fixtures. At present, over 600 U.S. cities have installed or plan to install LED streetlights with smart cities quite literally illuminating the way. Cities with higher IQs have the highest adoption rates when it comes to replacing old streetlight technology with energy efficient LEDs. These smart adaptors like Seattle and San Francisco, and leading cities like Raleigh, have brought to light the practical incentives of Accelerator Partnerships, such as decreased energy costs and less expensive system maintenance. Investing in LED luminaries that reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, and realize drastic communal savings surely seems like the smart choice to us.
For more information on becoming an Outdoor Lighting Accelerator Partner or for further information on current partners visit the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings website at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/betterbuildings/accelerators/outdoor.html
With the introduction of the brightest, most energy efficient LED canopy light to date, e-conolight offers a full range of LED canopy fixtures.
The new, 7300 lumen 72W low-profile canopy light provides brighter light at a fraction of the energy cost of 250W metal halide canopy fixtures. Overall, the 7300 lumen canopy provides over 100 lumens per watt.canopy fixtures for nearly any application.
With the introduction of the new LED canopy light, customers have additional options for more targeted illumination. The E-CP2L series – including the new 7300 lumen canopy – are ideal for applications like exterior canopies and parking garage lighting. These fixtures feature individually molded precision optics to provide more control of light output and flexible mounting options from eight to 20 feet.
Customers looking for more general illumination will appreciate the E-CC3L and E-CC4L series of LED canopy fixtures. Comparable to a 100W PSMH light, the E-CC3L and E-CC4L series operates at 3350 lumens and just 36 watts for brighter light at significant energy cost savings. These LED canopy lights are perfect for general soffit locations above sidewalks, walkways and entryways.
At 4000K and 5000K and lumens ranging from 2800 to 7300, e-conolight offers an LED canopy fixture to fit almost any application.