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Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) – Who are they and what do they do?

Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) – Who are they and what do they do?

Like many governments around the world, the governments in the United States and Canada are mandating a reduction in energy consumption for commercial businesses. One way businesses can comply with this mandate is to take advantage of new lighting technologies that are more energy efficient, such as LEDs. As an incentive, utility companies offer rebates for switching from high wattage lighting, like incandescent and halogen, to low wattage lighting, like LEDs. Unfortunately, with all the different utility and efficiency programs—each with its own standards and rebate opportunities—rebates can be complex and confusing.

Enter the Design Lighting Consortium (DLC).

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Newsletter archives: February 2014

Newsletter archives: February 2014

Click here to view the Leapfrog Lighting February 2014 Newsletter.More >

The Swiss Army Knife of LED street lights: is this really the future?

The Swiss Army Knife of LED street lights: is this really the future?

Whether it’s Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland’s V-Pole or Philips and Ericsson’s Zero Site street light, the street lighting landscape is undergoing a major change. Yes, the number of urban areas investing in LED street lighting is increasing annually, but no longer are innovators, lighting manufacturers, or urban planners looking at LED street lightingMore >

Controversy: Hype or real concern? Some LED bulbs don’t last as promised

Controversy: Hype or real concern? Some LED bulbs don’t last as promised

A tabloid headline is meant to grab readers’ attention, and this one does just that: “The great LED lightbulb rip-off: One in four expensive ‘long-life’ bulbs doesn’t last anything like as long as the makers claim.” This is from a recent article in the British tabloid The Daily Mail’s online edition. It gleefully goes onMore >

March 19, 2014 (PRWEB): Leapfrog Lighting Sponsors $1000 Bulb Giveaway to Demonstrate How LED Bulbs Reduce Power Consumption

March 19, 2014 (PRWEB): Leapfrog Lighting Sponsors $1000 Bulb Giveaway to Demonstrate How LED Bulbs Reduce Power Consumption

Leapfrog Lighting announced a sweepstake open to Ottawa, Ontario based retail stores to help demonstrate to businesses the role of LED bulbs in dramatically reducing energy use and costs. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Leapfrog Lighting announced a contest to all Ottawa,Ontario retailers designed to illustrate the significant benefits of LED bulbs in lowering utilityMore >

Will local businesses accept the challenge to reduce energy consumption?

Will local businesses accept the challenge to reduce energy consumption?

Leapfrog Lighting is challenging local Ottawa retail stores to reduce their energy consumption by switching to LED lighting. To help with the initiative, we are holding a sweepstakes that offers one Ottawa-based retail store the chance to win $1000 in Leapfrog Lighting ENERGY STAR PAR30 3000K LED light bulbs (retail value $37.00 USD). The sweepstakes runsMore >

Edge-to-Epic [article]: The Business Case for LED Lighting

Edge-to-Epic [article]: The Business Case for LED Lighting

CEO of Edge-to-Epic, Joelle Parenteau, discusses the business case for LED lighting: “Here’s one we overlooked: LED lighting. Despite being the type of person who’s mood is very much affected by ‘brightness’, I never really stopped to consider my lightbulbs. That is until I met the wonderful team at Leapfrog who kindly offered me aMore >

Public health issue may make T8 LED tubes the new normal

Public health issue may make T8 LED tubes the new normal

In our last blog post, How to decide which type of LED T8 retrofit tube is right for you, we discussed the relative benefits and drawbacks of the two types of T8 LED tubes available today: direct line voltage tubes, which operate without ballast, and plug-and-play tubes, which operate on the existing ballast. What weMore >

March 4, 2014 (PRWeb): Leapfrog Lighting LED Lamp Financing for Business Removes Final Barrier to Energy-Efficient Retrofit

March 4, 2014 (PRWeb): Leapfrog Lighting LED Lamp Financing for Business Removes Final Barrier to Energy-Efficient Retrofit

Leapfrog Lighting now provides a financing option for businesses that are ready to take advantage of the high return on investment from LED lighting retrofits. With the entire install cost eligible for financing, business will have no entry barrier to the energy savings of a retrofit. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 For businesses, incandescent,More >

Newsletter archives: Dec 2013 / January 2014

Newsletter archives: Dec 2013 / January 2014

Click here to view the Leapfrog Lighting December 2013 / January 2014 Newsletter.  More >