Dave VanTol

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A Few Quick Tips to Help You Find the Best Applications: T8 vs. T5

Which Is The Better Application, T8 or T5?

Well, It Depends!

Both T5 and T8 lighting solutions are smart choices when considering a lighting upgrade, however depending on the application one of these technologies will work better.

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Topics: t8 vs. t5, energy efficient lighting solutions, energy efficient lighting

Energy Efficient Solutions For Auto Dealership Service Areas

Brighter, Energy Efficient Solutions for Crippen Buick, GMC, Volvo and Mazda

Hovey Electric did a lighting upgrade in several ares of the Crippen Buick, GMC, Volvo, and Mazda Auto Dealership in Lansing, MI in June of 2010.

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Topics: energy efficient systems, energy efficient solutions

Maintenance Cost Comparison:400 Watt Metal Halide vs.Fluorescent T5

Have You Calculated The Cost Of A 400 Watt Metal Halide Fixture vs A Fluorescent T5?....If not, you should....

I'm not going to talk about how efficient fluorescent T5 lighting is, or how terrible metal halide is, I don't have to! You already know that....or if you didn't find out, just click here.

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Topics: fluorescent t5, metal halide vs fluorescent, 400 watt metal halide

FREE Energy Efficient Lighting Seminar At Refine Tile, Elkton, KY

Free Energy Efficient Lighting Seminar In Elkton, Kentucky!

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Topics: energy effiicient lighting, energy efficiency training

Holiday Energy Saving Ideas

Tis the season!

.....for high energy bills! Today let's look at some simple tips and energy saving ideas to help this holiday season.

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Topics: Energy saving ideas, Energy savings, LED

Energy Efficient Lighting: Lamp Life of New Energy Efficient Bulbs

Fluorescent lamp life:

All lamps are not created equal, and while there are hundreds of different configurations I want to touch base on the common non-specialized lamps that we see every day.

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Topics: energy efficient lamps, energy efficient lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting: CREE LED More Efficient Than Fluorescent?

What Could Be More Energy Efficient Than Fluorescents?

What replaces energy efficient fluorescents?

Think of a large office building, or perhaps a high school or college. One thing they all have is a lot of fluorescent 2x4 fixtures in the ceiling.

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Topics: Energy Efficent Lighting, LED Lighting, fluorescent lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting for Dealerships and Large Parking Lots

Most Dealerships Use Expensive 1000 Watt Metal Halide..

The very first time I drove to see our operations in Clarksville Tennessee I can remember rolling into town late at night. I was absolutely amazed at the number of large dealerships on the main strip, all lit up like a Christmas tree.....all with Metal Halide.

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Topics: energy efficient, energy efficient lighting

Types Of HID Lights And Replacements For |Energy Efficient Lighting|

HID Lighting: Energy Efficient Lighting Options.

While HID lighting covers a broad scope of lighting the most common lamps are Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, and High Pressure Sodium. Let's look at some viable options for replacement.

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Topics: HID lights, energy efficient lighting

HID Lighting:Energy Efficient Replacements For High Pressure Sodium

HID Lighting: Replacement Options For High Pressure Sodium

While HID lighting covers a broad scope of lighting the most common lamps are Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, and High Pressure Sodium. Let's look at some viable options for replacement for High Pressure Sodium fixtures.

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Topics: HID lighting, energy efficient lighting