T12 ballasts - time running out

Time is running out for some outdated lighting systems. If your business uses T12 lighting, you won’t be able to buy the electromagnetic ballasts after June 30. EPACT 2005 goes fully into effect making it illegal to manufacture or import T12

T12 to T8 retrofitting and delamping

When retrofitting from T12 lighting to T8 lighting, frequently we see an opportunity to “delamp.” This means we reduce the total number of new T8 light bulbs installed, compared to the number of older T12 light bulbs that we’re replacing. Not only

LED Exit Signs

Many businesses still have the old incandescent exit sign lights. These are high maintenance and energy inefficient fixtures. The fixtures typically use 2 20 watt incandescent screwin light bulbs (rated life is only 2000 hours). These fixtures

Energy Efficient Lighting upgrades

Idaho Power is currently offering tremendous rebates for companies that upgrade their present lighting to something mor energy efficient. Typically the rebates cover about 50% of the costs of the upgrade depending on the upgrade. The most popular

Pipeco Boise Idaho

The Pipeco warehouse in Boise Idaho had old 8' 4 bulb T12 fixtures. These consumed approximately 295 watts each. These fixtures were on all of the time despite areas of the back warehouse being unoccupied at many points in the day. Bright Ideas

Hillcrest assisted living

Hillcrest assisted living in Boise Idaho had over 800 incandescent light bulbs (both interior and exterior). Bright Ideas Lighting changed out all incandescent lights at the facility to screw in 11 watt LEDs. Going from the incandescent lights to


Technichem is a company in Boise Idaho that makes industrial detergents. Bright Ideas Lighting Co changed out all interior lights from the old T12s to new, more energy efficient T8 fluoresent lights. We also installed on fixture occupancy sensors so

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LED Washbay lights

We recently upgraded some old high pressure sodium lights to new modern LED highbays in a washbay facility. The picture on the on the left with the old orange lights are the high pressure sodium bulbs - using approximately 295 watts per fixture. The new LEDs use 100 watts per fixture. The HPS lights had a rated life of 20,000 hours and the new LEDs are rated at 70,000 hour life. The LEDs are

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