Time to stop ignoring light losses from residential fixtures
Luminaire efficacy testing will help buyers and builders choose efficient residential lighting fixtures and accelerate the rate of energy savings achieved, writes James Brodrick.
The real question is: can we continue to ignore light loss within residential fixtures, as most residential lighting energy efficiency programs have to date? Answering that question requires a brief look back at the market introduction of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and a look forward at our nation’s energy and environmental future.
This article was published in the January/February 2009 issue of LEDs Magazine.
To read the full version of this article, please visit our Magazine page, where you can download FREE electronic PDF versions of all issues of LEDs Magazine.
You can also request a print copy of LEDs Magazine (available by paid subscription) and sign up for our free weekly email newsletter.