Lightbulb Moments

Saving $ense and Energy

Posted by Lauren Z. on Feb 28, 2017 4:52:27 PM

The first of EDSS's new "Little David" video series, highlighting the benefits of energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors. Watch Little David as he learns first hand that Occupancy Sensors are extra eyes in the back of his Mom's head. 

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Topics: Lighting, LEDs, Lighting supply, Interior Lighting, Energy Efficiency, energy efficienct lighting, EDSS, Lighting Design, Occupancy Sensors

How to Cut Carbon: Track, Analyze, and Reduce

Posted by Helen H. on Jan 15, 2016 3:00:39 PM

The Climate Accord signed in Paris last month has been hailed as a turning point in the world’s attitude towards climate change because nearly all of the world's countries have committed to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The accord aims to stop global temperatures from increasing by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and it sets an aspirational target of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The latter goal represents a big win for the nations that are the most vulnerable to the rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, energy efficienct lighting, EDSS, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint, Energy

Polish your Performance: Retrocommissioning

Posted by Helen H. on Sep 10, 2015 4:14:18 PM

In 1974, the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts was slated for demolition. The Music Hall may have opened in opulent splendor with a Gershwin musical in 1928, but in its fifth decade the building was deserted. But Detroit stepped up. The community saved this stunning building from the wrecking ball, and since then the Music Hall has been tenderly restored to its original Spanish Renaissance and Art Deco design. Today, with its excellent acoustics and stellar sight lines, the hall has become one of the best places in Detroit to experience the performing arts—from compelling local acts to national jazz and theater talent.

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Topics: Lighting, LEDs, Energy Efficiency, energy efficienct lighting, EDSS, Retrocommissioning, Detroit, Theater, Entertainment

Finding the Right Light: Navigate the World of Lighting Retrofits

Posted by Allison C. on Jul 22, 2015 10:49:00 AM

 

Phase 1: Learning to Ask the Right Questions

We can’t emphasize it enough, lighting is one of the most important investments you can make in your business. It can change the way your customers view your product, increase your worker’s productivity, maintain safety, and change the overall feel of a room. But like many people we meet, you may be wondering what light is right for your business and overwhelmed at navigating the world of lighting. Here we’ll go into the process and the questions you should be asking along the way.

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Topics: Lighting, Lighting Analysis, Utility Rebates, LEDs, Commercial Lighting, ROI, Lighting supply, Interior Lighting, Energy Efficiency, Retrofit, Lighting Controls, Daylighting, Construction Budget, Photometrics, Lighting Selection, Lighting Professional, EPAct, energy efficienct lighting, Controls, Lighting consultant, EDSS, Lighting package, Turnkey Lighting Solutions, Retrofits