Fluorescent T12 100W lamps, of which the typical office building is full of, will cease being manufactured July 14, 2012, with 75W bulbs following in 2013 and 60W and 40W going away in 2014.
2nd July, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - 1 Comment
Buildings magazine suggests five retrofit tips … 1) See a sample first, what the illumination looks like, before you begin relamping your entire building; 2) Look for labels like Energy Star, that it is UL listed; 3) Examine control options, such as motion sensors, or products that dim the lights in response to natural light; 4) Evaluate retrofit kits that allow you to change a T12 ballast and the holders that keep the lamp in place; 5) Downsize lamp usage i.e. retrofit three-lamp T12 fixtures to accept two T8’s which will give you the same amount of light for 50 percent the power consumption or less … Buildings (June 2012).
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Posted on: July 2, 2012