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Turn off lights when not needed.
For example, turning off fluorescent lights saves energy, extends overall lamp
life and reduces replacement costs. Myth: Turning lights on and off uses more
electricity than leaving the lights on.
Reduce or replace inefficient, outdated
or excessive lighting within your building.
Evaluate new technologies
that may need fewer fixtures and/or fewer lamps within existing fixtures when
replacing old lighting equipment.
Ensure that light levels will remain at
adequate levels before changing out technologies and/or
reducing number of lamps.
Where practical, replace incandescent
lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Ensure you install
compatible dimming technology if CFLs are used along with a dimming system.
When fluorescent T-12 lamps burn out,
consider retrofitting fixtures with T-8 lamps and changing from
magnetic ballast to electronic.
Replace incandescent "EXIT"
signs with LED signs. LEDs use about one-tenth the wattage and
last 50 times longer than incandescent-lamp signs.
Install lighting occupancy sensors that
automatically turn lights on or off, depending on occupancy.
These sensors work well in areas such as conference rooms, break rooms or
individual offices that are not occupied continuously.
Take advantage of natural daylight.
Turn off or dim electric lighting when adequate sunlight is available to
illuminate interior space.
Manage outdoor lighting.
Ensure outdoor lighting is off during daytime.
Clean fixtures and replacing any
yellowed or hazy lenses and diffusers twice a year to ensure
you are getting the best possible light.