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Compact Fluorescents (CFL)
CFLs use 2/3 less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb and last up to ten times longer. Replacing a 60-watt incandescent with a 13-watt CFL can save at least $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are semiconductor devices which convert electricity into light. There are several advantages to LED lighting:
Low energy consumption
Long service life - up to 50,000 hours
Durable. LED bulbs are resistant to thermal and vibration shocks
Directional distribution of light making them good for interior task lighting
No infrared or ultraviolet radiation, so they are excellent for bug free, outdoor use.
Safety and environmentally conscious. LEDs contain no mercury and remain cool to the touch
Building automation systems and technical building management improves the energy efficiency of buildings by controlling lighting, heating, water heating, ventilating, and cooling.
Natural light harvesting
These systems adjust interior lights according to what’s needed. This design offers energy-saving opportunities exceeding 40% per year.
Detect physical movement and thermal signatures in a given area and produce an electric signal to activate such devices as security systems, lighting, audio and fire alarms.