Monthly Archives: January 2011

Something to Think About…

Which LED Products Should Be Selected? By Stan Walerczyk, CLEP, LC, Lighting Wizards As you are probably already aware, there is a big range of excellent to very bad LED, which are also called solid state lighting (SSL), products. Some

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News Updates for the Week of January 31

1. Stock Market Changers to Watch – • Consumer Confidence: Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Confidence among U.S. consumers rose more than forecast in January, reaching an eight-month high, as the outlook for jobs brightened. The Conference Board’s sentiment index increased

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Monthly Special Feature…

Check out Home Channel News Industry Dashboard 1/24/11. Housing starts were disappointing when they were released last week. But existing-home sales saw double-digit gains. That mixed message was also delivered by the Home Channel Stock Roundup.

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News Updates for the Week of January 24th

1. EPA Makes Cleanup Tips for Broken CFL Bulbs ‘Much More Realistic’ – CFLs are known to pose some risks when they break, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has revised guidelines for their safe disposal. CFLs, sold for as

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News Updates for the Week of Jan. 17

1. Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets – Lighting currently represents about 17.5% of all global electricity consumption. The U.S. alone accounts for approximately 20% of this amount at an annual cost of over $40 billion. As energy efficiency becomes

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News Updates for the Week of January 10

1. Kiss Your 100-Watt Light Bulb Goodbye – Californians can start saying goodbye to traditional 100-watt incandescent light bulbs now that the state has become the first in the country to require a new standard for the screw-base bulbs. As

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Something To Think About…

In a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov 11, 1985, President Ronald W. Reagan said the following: “It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country in wars far away.

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News Updates for the Week of January 3

1. Lowe’s Offers LED Bulb with Energy Star Rating – Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s says it is the first national retailer to offer consumers an Energy Start-rated LED A-Line bulb. The GE Energy Smart 9-watt LED bulb became available through Lowes.com

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Monthly Special Feature

Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/ballasts.htm#ballast08 A Guide for School Administrators and Maintenance Personnel • Introduction • Why Should I Be Concerned about PCBs in My School? • What Are the Health Effects of PCBs?

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