Leapfrog Lighting’s LED PAR30 lamps—known for improved glare control, light distribution and color consistency—are now Energy Star certified, paving the way to wide adoption in industrial and commercial applications.
While energy audits were born out of the energy crisis of 1973, the industry exploded with the current threat of global warming and climate change. The purpose of an energy audit is to identify sources of energy loss in commercial, retail, or residential establishments and provide recommendations for maximizing efficiency and reducing consumption. But are energy audits in retail stores a worthwhile investment? Are these firms overstating their importance or are they providing a valuable service?
While we believe energy audits are valuable, it is important to remember that an auditor’s main goal is to reduce your energy use, not to increase your bottom line of procuring sales.
In yesterday’s report we described Lightfair International a “Significant Show Without a Significant Moment.” Not much changes on Day 2 on the floor, although our Leapfrog Lighting team was impressed with some very strong seminars.
It’s worth repeating: lots of activity, plenty of innovation, new manufacturers, great products — but, so far, no breakthrough moment that conference attendees are buzzing. The show continues with record attendance, and is well worth attending, but the main highlight for our Leapfrog Lighting team is an ongoing series of excellent seminars.
Bad news travels much quicker than good news. And in the social media age, it travels lighting fast. A bad product review can do much damage to a company’s reputation, so it makes LED lighting manufacturers a little uneasy when light meters are employed to determine the suitability of their lamps. more