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Transitioning to LED Lighting Technology: MaxLite Helps Facilities Reduce Lighting Energy

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Education, White Papers & Case Studies

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Published on November 16, 2011 with No Comments


While in the past LEDs were mainly used for exit signs, traffic lights, and spotlights, today many LED lamps are omnidirectional and are the ideal energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lighting solution for decorative, ambient and general lighting applications.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the total electricity consumed for lighting by the commercial sector in 2010, including commercial and industrial buildings and public streets and highway lighting, was 300 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). This figure amounts to about 22 percent of commercial sector electricity consumption, and about 8 percent of the total U.S. electricity consumption.

The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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