Jimmy Hovey

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Energy Efficient Lighting:T-12 Fluorescent Bulbs Go Bye, Bye In July!

You Will Have To Replace Your T-12's At Some Point....The Question Is...When?

T-12 Being Phased Out


Replacement ballasts for T-12 Fixtures are no longer being manufactured.  This is part of a long term phaseout which began in 2005. Manufacturers stopped producing the ballasts after July 2010.  As long as your ballast doesn't burn out, you will have nothing to worry about.

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Topics: T-12, T12 HO, energy efficient lighting, fluorescent lighting

How To Reduce Gymnasium Lighting Cost By Over 50%.....Real Project

Can Energy Efficient Lighting Reduce Cost By 50%?

400 Watt Metal Halide Fixtures are NOT Energy Efficient or Cost Effective

The title of this article may be hard to believe, but I see the application almost daily used in several different types of facilities.  400 Watt Metal Halide fixtures are EVERYWHERE.  I attended several of my daughters Volleyball games this year at Public Schools and Universities.  What are they using?  400 Watt Metal Halide.  Metal Halides are NOT energy efficient compared to many options.

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Topics: t8 lighting, energy efficient, t5 lighting, gymnasium lighting, fluorescent highbay, 400 watt metal halide, energy efficient lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting:How To Calculate Cost 23 Watt Bulb

Is a 23 Watt Bulb Really More Energy Efficient than a 100 Watt Incandescent?

Calculating the Cost of a 23 Watt CFL

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Topics: fluorescent t5, t5 vs. t8, energy efficient, t8 vs. t5, how to calculate watts, fluorescent highbay, energy efficient lighting, fluorescent lighting

Did You Miss Any Of Our Top 5 Energy Efficient Blog Posts Of 2011?

Just In Case You Did Miss Our Top 5 Energy Efficient Blog Posts Of The Year...Here's A Re-Cap...

2011: A Year Of Tremendous Website Growth

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Topics: industrial electrical services, energy efficient

Utilities Paying Incentives But NOT Using Energy Efficient Lighting!

Utility Uses Inefficient 400 Watt Metal Halide For New Street Lights

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Topics: energy efficiency incentives, 400 watt metal halide, energy efficient lighting

How To Calculate Watts For Metal Halide (HID) Lighting

Why Do I Need To Know The Wattage Of My Metal Halide Fixtures?

The only way to see if an energy efficient update to your facility makes sense is to calculate the cost of what you already have.  Your electric bill won't tell you this because the bill is a aggregate view of all of the electricity consumed from your facility, not just the lighting.

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Topics: how to calculate watts, energy efficient lighting

Why Do Electrical Contractors Fear Energy Efficient Products?

Why Are Contractors Afraid Of Encouraging Energy Efficient Products?

"C'Mon Man" And Energy Efficiency....Say What?

I like watching Football on Sunday's when I have time..which isn't very often. So instead of watching hours of Football, I like to watch the ESPN show to see what has been going on in the NFL for the week.

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Topics: electrical contractor, energy efficient, energy efficiency marketing

Power Monitoring System: How To Become Your Own "Power Detective"

What is Power Monitoring?

Paying your utility bill is like signing a blank check while being blindfolded......

Power monitoring is a highly-effective means to detect or prevent problems on power systems. A monitoring system can provide information about system disturbances and their possible causes.

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Topics: Power Monitoring System, power monitoring system michigan, power monitoring system kentucky, power quality monitoring, power monitoring system tennessee, Power Monitoring

Energy Saving Tips For Winter: Some Simple Ideas For Where To Look

It's Getting Frosty; Time To Think About Energy Saving For The Winter

Winter is COMING....

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Topics: energy saving tips

Why Energy Efficient Lighting Improves Employee Productivity-Part 1

How Does Energy Efficient Lighting Affect Employees?

Energy Efficient Lighting Leads to Better Light Quality

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Topics: energy efficient lighting, employee productivity