In 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (originally named the Clean Energy Act of 2007) to move the US toward energy independence, increase production of clean renewables and increase the efficiency of our buildings. It is still being actively pursued by President Obama. LED technology is instrumental in improving energy performance and lowering costs to the consumer.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends LED lighting. It provides significant cost savings in all markets from retail institutions to office buildings as well as in the hospitality and health care industries. In the commercial market, lighting fixtures consume the greatest amount of electric energy; 3x times the energy usage of air conditioning. Based on a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), lighting expends the most power in commercial buildings as measured by kilowatt-hours (KWH) per square foot.
LED lighting produces minimal heat and provides optimal light color for any environment. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that rapid adoption of LED lighting systems in the U.S. over the next 20 years will translate to about $265 billion in savings and help us avoid the cost for new infrastructure such as power plants.
LED lighting is the perfect solution for the hospitality industry. LEDs create an ideal ambiance. They produce an aesthetically desirable, pleasing and environment friendly atmosphere.
LED lighting offers superior efficiency and low power consumption to the hospitality industry. These light-emitting diodes deliver more light per watt for up to 50,000 hours under standard use and last longer than the conventional bulb. LEDs consume just a fraction of the power used by other incumbent technologies.
Health care and medical facilities have a high and constant demand for lighting. LED lights are 100% environment friendly (mercury and lead free) and last much longer than traditional lighting.
LED technology provides the health care industry with the most up-to-date energy saving and eco-friendly solution available. LEDs contain no phosphorescent coatings. They lower your carbon footprint and signify your commitment to the environment and the public’s health and well being.
As the health care industry embraces LED technology, significant differences in the look, feel and day to day quality of life in the medical field are occuring.
COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE
LED lighting is the only alternative for savvy business owners who are keen on improving employee productivity, saving energy costs, contributing to an eco-friendly world and keeping the work force happy. Focused LED lighting arrangements improve quality of life in the workplace.
LED lighting provides high quality illumination, controllable light and an extended life. With a wide range of LED lighting options offered by Starfire, you can brighten up your work place and lower your energy costs. LEDs virtually eliminate the maintenance costs incurred with incandescent bulbs. You reap immediate savings by eliminating the yearly expense in labor and materials to replace incandescent lights.
As a business leader you promote good stewardship by making the change to LED. You light the way to a brighter future.
For the homeowner, LED lighting will accentuate the interior and exterior of your property. LEDs enhance design interiors and make people and things look much more attractive than traditional lighting. Since LEDs last much longer than traditional lighting, the homeowner also saves on energy and maintenance costs.
Quality lighting is essential to the retail market. It sets the stage for an attractive and pleasant shopping experience. It is an invaluable tool for retailers to attract shoppers to window and interior displays.
The versatility of LED lighting allows you to capture the consumer’s attention and sell merchandise. Retailers focus on lighting to provide a highly satisfying aesthetic setting for the shopper. LEDs assist retailers with the shopping experience by directing the consumer inside the store, highlighting merchandise on display and focusing on color, texture and shape.
LED lighting operates at 80% efficiency. 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light and only 20% is lost as heat. Incandescent lighting operates at 20% efficiency. LEDs reduce air conditioning costs for the retailer by 4-5% and will not fade or otherwise harm merchandise and displays.
Starfire offers a wide array of retail lighting:
- LED Accent Lighting
- LED Task Lighting
- LED Wall Wash Lighting
- LED Display Lighting
- LED Perimeter / Directional Lighting
- LED Dressing Room lighting
LEDs enhance the shopping experience with window lighting, cash and counter lighting, rack lighting, track and rail lighting, recessed lighting and specialty lighting.