Companies Should Upgrade to More Energy Efficient Lighting before the July 2012 DOE Phase- Out of T12 Lamps

Top Quote Department of Energy regulation mandate that T12 fluorescent lamps cannot be manufactured after July. Opportunity for companies to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting technology before T12 lamps are no longer available. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 18, 2012 - There has never been a better time to upgrade your lighting system to reduce energy and maintenance costs. Department of Energy regulations will eliminate future manufacturing of most T12 fluorescent lamps after July 2012. This follows the previous July 2010 regulation that virtually eliminated T12 fluorescent magnetic ballasts from the lighting market. The DOE has targeted the T12 ballasts and lamps to remove this less efficient lighting technology from the market.

    If your facilities use T12 fluorescent lamps you need to be prepared and your time is running out! After July 2012 it will be difficult to find replacement T12 lamps. Also expect the limited supply of these lamps will increase the costs to these replacement lamps. Value Energy Solutions, one of the largest lighting installation and lighting retrofit companies in the nation, can help you upgrade your lighting system with more energy efficient lighting and substantially reduce your energy costs.

    To stay ahead of these changes you can replace your entire T 12 lighting system with new T8 or T5 fixtures and lamps. This will provide annual energy savings of up to 50% versus the T12 lamps- but it will require some upfront spending. One of the important services Value Energy Solutions provides is information on available utility and government rebate programs that can help greatly reduce the cost of upgrading to a more energy efficient lighting system.

    Another option is to replace individual T12 fixtures with T8 or T5 fixtures as they fail. This approach has many disadvantages. It is more difficult to manage lamp replacement when there is a mix of T12 and other lamps. In addition, you will not realize full advantage of energy savings from continuing to use inefficient lamps. Also this option leads to uneven lighting which may be distracting to your employees.

    Value Energy Solutions can help you quickly transition your existing lighting to more energy efficient T5 and T8 lamps. One approach that has helped our clients is replacing existing T12 lamps with more energy efficient T5 lamps using our T5 adapters. Clients have realized an average energy savings of 50% by upgrading their lighting system with the T5 adapters.

    The T5 adapter allows the use of existing fluorescent lighting fixtures- a tremendous cost savings over a complete lighting retrofit. Companies can affordably update their existing fluorescent lighting to newer more energy efficient T5 lamps without the need to replace their existing fluorescent lighting fixtures. Installing the T5 adapters in your existing lighting fixtures is a simple and quick procedure because the high efficiency low power ballast is built right into the adapter. The energy savings from using T5 adapters typically range from 45-70%, when replacing 4 foot T8 or T12 bulbs.

    With a simple 10 minute electrical change your facility can start saving lighting energy and avoid any complication from the upcoming T12 regulations. For more information on the advantages of upgrading and replacing your T12 lighting please call your VES Account Manager today at 678 501-4880.

    About Value Energy Solutions- Value Energy Solutions is one of the largest energy efficient lighting retrofitting companies in the United States. Realizing the need for building owners, property managers and facility engineers to find ways to conserve energy and cut their operating costs, Value Energy Solutions provides improved energy efficient lighting products as replacements for existing higher wattage fixtures.

    The Value Energy Solutions lighting retrofit programs are offered for all commercial building types including Education Facilities, Parking Garages, Warehouse/Industrial Buildings, Hotels, Retail Chains, Apartments and Office Buildings. The company also offers National Account energy-retrofitting services for Trane Commercial HVAC systems and provides energy efficiency services for refrigeration units and/motors through our established business partners. VES can also offer financing programs in which the energy savings cover the cost financing of the project.

    Value Energy Solutions is located at 1110 Allgood Industrial Court, Marietta, GA 30066. To request more information please call or email Value Energy Solutions, Director of Sales -Chris Owens chriso ( @ ) valueenergysolutions dot com or 770.335.0909. Distributorships and sales opportunities are available nationwide.

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