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Green Tips


  • Controlling your lights with Occupancy sensors can significantly reduce your energy consumption.
  • Turning off office equipment i.e. computers, printers, coffee machines etc. is a great way to cut down on wasted energy.
  • Changing your standard Halogen Light Bulbs with LED replacements can reduce your energy consumption over 80%.
  • Site lighting: it is not just the lights in your building that consume a large amount of electricity, take a look at your exterior site lighting i.e.; parking lots, roadways, garages etc.
  • High efficiency motors and drives can assist in reducing the HVAC power load in your facility.
  • For every watt saved on a lighting retrofit it is estimated that you save .3watts in your HVAC power load.

  • Did you know that putting light fixtures on timers eliminate the possibility of leaving lights on when you don’t need them?
  • Did you know that Compact Fluorescent Lamps use 75% less energy than ordinary bulbs?
  • Did you know that if every American replaced just one light with an Energy STAR, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emission of more than 800,000 cars?
  • Did you know by TURNING THINGS OFF you can significantly reduce utility costs?
  • Turn off lights when they are not in use. This is a quick fix to reduce energy costs.
  • By turning equipment down to lower levels energy can be saved.
  • Clean light bulbs give off more light than dirty ones. Keep bulbs and fixtures clean.
  • When light bulbs need to be replaced, change to compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs

  • Turn off lights when you're not in or when natural light is sufficient.
  • Install warm-white or soft-white lighting. Cooler lighting reduces stress and increases productivity.
  • Allow as much natural light to enter the office as possible. If no outside light is available, use lighter colors for decorating and install artwork and photos of outdoor scenes to office or home.
  • Light isn’t all about the bulbs. Having eco-friendly lamps and light fixtures is key to greening your lighting.
    Remember three important words: turn it off. Don't leave the video game on pause, or the computer in sleep mode. Those electronics are still using energy, even when you aren't using them.
  • If you aren't in the room, turn off the lights. Always remember to flick that switch, or unplug that light when you leave the room.
  • You can make it easy to turn off all those home electronics like TV's, DVD players, computers and more. Simply plug them into power strips, and then turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use.
  • Use ENERGY STAR-labeled lighting for outdoor fixtures and other lights left on for more than four hours
  • ENERGY STAR qualified appliances use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models.

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save you $40 to $50 over their lifetime.
  • Replacing 25 percent of the lights in your high-traffic areas with compact fluorescent light bulbs can save you about 50 percent on your lighting expenses.
  • Those high-definition televisions are great, but keep in mind they use six times as much energy as a regular television.
  • If you replace five frequently used lights in your home with energy efficient bulbs you can save up to $60 a year.
  • Every light changes is a step in the right direction to preserve energy resources and quality of our environment for this generation and the next. If we changed a bulb for every child in America, each year we would save enough energy to light nearly 2 million homes, $380 million on energy bills, and equivalent in greenhouse gasses to the emissions from more than half a million cars.
  • Did you know that colleges and universities in the U.S. spend an average of $1.10 per square foot on electricity and 18cents per square foot on natural gas annually? In a typical college or university, lighting represents 31% and space heating accounts for 28% of total energy use, making those systems the best targets for energy savings.
  • For each standard incandescent bulb you replace with a compact fluorescent bulb, you can save $10 or more on your electric costs over the life of the bulb.
  • Replace outdoor floodlights with halogen lamps or use motion detectors. Motion detectors save energy and money by turning on lights only when needed.
Contact Us
To find out how your business can save with energy efficiency lighting, contact NorthEast Electrical Distributors at 781-401-8500.

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