For those of you looking to replace your not-so-energy-efficient lights and bulbs around the house, we are here to help! At EagleLight we know it is important you are getting quality products at cost efficient prices, which is why we are here to give you the steps to replacing your bulbs with LEDs the best way possible!  The most efficient way to replace bulbs around the home or office is by following these few steps:

  • Identify what lamps you currently are using
  • Determine what lamps have best return on investment
  • Select best replacement bulbs for each application
  • Change out to new LED light bulbs

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First find what lights are currently being used around your space. Collect the type, quantity and hours of operation for your existing light bulbs. If you like it may be helpful to open a PDF work-sheet to help with this inventory.  Once this has been done it is easier to identify which lights will work best to replace the old ones.  See the charts for more tips on which specific LED lightbulb may work to replace your light.  Once you have chosen the best fit LEDs for your space it is just time to install and start saving! Check out eaglelight.com for replacement LED bulbs or our EageLight LED University for more replacement tips at: http://www.eaglelight.com/category/lighting_tutorials.replacement_suggestions/ Image

Here at eagelight.com we work to provide the most energy and cost efficient lighting to our customers.  With this, we also strive to make a difference in the fields of environmental activism and eco-friendly goods.  Since the start of our company we have made these goals clear by carrying out cause-related campaigns such as “We Plant a Tree with Every LED”.  Our idea is to help offset the carbon emissions associated with powering light bulbs – simply by planting trees. Our goal is to help our customers “go zero” easily, inexpensively and responsibly. It is calculated that the average American family needs to plant 30 trees to offset the CO2 produced by their daily energy use… That’s a lot of trees! Our program is designed to help you tackle this number with absolutely no effort on your part. By helping you plant your trees now, we can start making a difference today! So, what is The Plan?

We believe so strongly in combating climate change that EagleLight is planting one tree for every light bulb order that is purchased from us. Yep, that’s right… For each order that you place, we’ll plant one tree for you. So, the more bulbs you buy, the more trees get planted, the more energy you save and the happier the environment becomes! Everyone wins. You’ve gotta love that!

Here are some reasons why we’re putting our money where our mouth is and stepping out with this great program:
1. We feel that planting trees is the easiest, most effective way to help each of us clean our air and sequester carbon through tree planting.
2. By supporting reforestation projects around the world that reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere we can make a real difference.
3. Reforestation is a form of carbon sequestration (sequestration is the capture and removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). Forests capture CO2 and store it in the trees mass and in the soil. Reforestation projects play a vital role in absorbing emissions, managing watershed, maintain wildlife habitats and providing time to transition to a new energy future.
4. Planting trees in the right places for the right reasons is the best dollar-for-dollar investment we can make to improve our environment.

We hope you agree that since trees reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing carbon dioxide, save energy, help filter our water, and so much more this project is simply worth doing! This is why we’re so excited to make this program easy for you… all you need to do is buy our energy-efficient, environmentally conscious light bulbs for your home and business and we’ll take care of the rest!

ImageImageLED color changing strip lights have hit the market with a bang, drawing in consumers of all types.  Customers are using these nifty 5 meter mood light strips to decorate their homes, cars and even business store fronts.  Available for purchase at http://www.eaglelight.com, these LED strips are flexible, durable, water-resistant, easy-to-use and equipped with a ‘peel off’ sticky underside for those who want to permanently attach the strip to walls, counters and other surfaces.  While these LED strips provide bright light to any environment placed in, they also add a tremendous amount of character and color to the area.  At the touch of the remote control these lights can flash, strobe and fade all while alternating between up to six colors.  With these LED strip lights one has the ability to change the mood of any room from bright to dark, red to blue, all at the click of a button.

Order your 5 meter LED color changing strips at eaglelight.com today!

http://www.eaglelight.com/product/S5050-12VDC-26W300/LED-RGB-Color-Changing-5-meter-Strip-Cove-Light.html


EagleLight LED Candelabra Light for LED Chandelier Light Bulbs

EagleLight LED Candelabra Light Bulb

Eaglelight.com has released a new LED light bulb with ‘filament’ like shine from an energy-efficient LED source.  The bulb places the LEDs on a ribbon of circuit board that is twisted inside a glass enclosure to create an incandescent like lighting source.  These bulbs have a warm white look and have a far greater beam angle than traditional LED bulbs, as the LEDs are up off the base and shine in many directions.  Visit EagleLight.com to see the LED Candelabra bulb.

This bulb is available in both LED Candelabra bulb shape and in a traditional incandescent, house hold bulb shape, technically known as an A19.  The candelabra bulb shape has a E12 base type, typical of most US made chandeliers.  E12 is the smaller of the two typical candelabra bases, the bulb is also available in the larger E14 base on special order.  The A19, traditional house hold bulb shape comes with a medium screw base also know as a E26.

These bulbs are available in a warm white, like the one shown to the right as well as natural white that has a bit less yellow.

Visit www.eaglelight.com for a large choice of high quality energy-efficient LED Light Bulbs coupled with great customer service.

LED Lights are the Solution. Compact Fluorescent Lamps Burn Out Faster Than Expected

LED LightsCalifornia’s experience is notable because energy experts have placed high hopes on compact fluorescent lamps. Often spiral-shaped, they screw into existing light sockets and offer energy savings of about 75% over traditional incandescent light bulbs.

Many nations are relying on them to help cut emissions from power plants and stretch electricity supplies further. The United Nations says 8% of global greenhouse-gas emissions are linked to lighting, and that adoption of compact fluorescent lights could cut pollution.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handed out free compact fluorescent light bulbs

The World Bank has helped dozens of mostly poor nations begin the switch to the bulbs to make electric lighting more affordable. Last June, for example, Bangladesh gave away five million of the bulbs in a single day.

No state has done more to promote compact fluorescent lamps than California. On Jan. 1, the state began phasing out sales of incandescent bulbs, one year ahead of the rest of the nation. A federal law that takes effect in January 2012 requires a 28% improvement in lighting efficiency for conventional bulbs in standard wattages. Compact fluorescent lamps are the logical substitute for traditional incandescent light bulbs, which won’t be available in stores after 2014.

California utilities have used ratepayer funds to subsidize sales of more than 100 million of the bulbs since 2006, most of them made in China. It is part of a comprehensive state effort to use energy-efficiency techniques as a substitute for power production. Subsidized bulbs cost an average of $1.30 in California versus $4 for bulbs not carrying utility subsidies.

California utility regulators have spent millions of dollars over the past three years to commission evaluation reports and field studies. The conclusion is that it is difficult to accurately predict or measure energy savings. It is also difficult to design incentive plans that reward—but don’t overly reward—utilities for their promotional efforts.

When it set up its bulb program in 2006, PG&E Corp. thought its customers would buy 53 million compact fluorescent bulbs by 2008. It allotted $92 million for rebates, the most of any utility in the state. Researchers hired by the California Public Utilities Commission concluded earlier this year that fewer bulbs were sold, fewer were screwed in, and they saved less energy than PG&E anticipated.

As a result of these and other adjustments, energy savings attributed to PG&E were pegged at 451.6 million kilowatt hours by regulators, or 73% lessthan the 1.7 billion kilowatt hours projected by PG&E for the 2006-2008 program.

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One hitch was the compact-fluorescent burnout rate. When PG&E began its 2006-2008 program, it figured the useful life of each bulb would be 9.4 years. Now, with experience, it has cut the estimate to 6.3 years, which limits the energy savings. Field tests show higher burnout rates in certain locations, such as bathrooms and in recessed lighting. Turning them on and off a lot also appears to impair longevity.

California regulators have debated whether utilities should be held to the energy savings they promised in order to earn bonus pay. Staff of the state utilities commission said utilities missed their overall-energy savings targets, partly because of disappointing results from light bulbs. Utilities disagree with many of the staff’s conclusions.

For more of the article by Rebecca Smith at the Wall St Journal, go to http://www.wsj.com

 

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released analysis findings for markets where light-emitting diodes (LEDs) compete with traditional lighting sources (e.g., incandescent and fluorescent). The January 2011 report provides estimates of current energy savings, plus potential savings if these markets switched to LEDs overnight.

DOE analyzed the following markets:

  1. Four general-illumination applications
    1. PAR, BR, and R replacement lamps;
    2. MR16 replacement lamps;
    3. 2-foot by 2-foot troffer fixtures; and
    4. general service A-type replacement lamps
    5. Four outdoor applications
      1. roadway,
      2. parking,
      3. area and flood, and
      4. residential
      5. Four applications for consumer electronic displays
        1. televisions,
        2. laptops,
        3. monitors, and
        4. mobile handsets.

LEDs in these markets saved approximately 3.9 terawatt-hours in 2010, equivalent to the electricity needed to power more than a quarter-million average U.S. households.

If these markets switched to LEDs overnight, the energy savings would be the equivalent of taking 21 million residential households off the grid based on 2010 performance level.

If LED replacements within each market improve according to DOE’s predictions for 2020, the energy savings would be equivalent to taking nearly 32 million households off the grid.

To download a PDF of the report, go to www.ssl.energy.gov/tech_reports.html.

Ht: Jim Brodrick, www.doe.gov

California passes a new law that takes effect January 1, 2011 requiring improved energy efficiency in all light bulbs in the State.

California consumers also will save money buying LED lighting.  Eaglelight.com has the best in energy efficient LED lights and now there is much more reason than ever before to change your lighting to LEDs.

A new federal law will start saving consumers money by improving the energy efficiency standard for incandescent light bulbs sold in California on or after January 1, 2011.

The standard – Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) – will save California consumers money with new bulbs that offer the same amount of light while using less power. Passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush, EISA created new energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. The law is designed to reduce energy use and associated pollution and make the United States less dependent on foreign sources of energy. While the country will adopt this standard on January 1, 2012, California was given authority to implement the national standards one year earlier to avoid the sale of 10.5 million inefficient 100-watt bulbs in 2011 which would cost consumers $35.6 million in higher electricity bills*.

Reducing energy use in California also results in improved environmental quality by avoiding the construction of new power plants and air pollution from burning fossil fuels.

The standard in California states that a 100-watt bulb manufactured on or after January 1, 2011 must use 28 percent less energy (i.e. a 100-watt bulb may not use more than 72 watts). The new 72-watt replacement bulb will provide the same amount of light (i.e. lumens), use less power, and cost less to operate.

New lighting technology has become more efficient than old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. Approximately 90% of the electricity used by traditional incandescent bulbs is wasted as heat instead of visible light. Replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with more efficient halogen, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs will save consumers money while still offering same amount of light.

The new standard is technology neutral and allows consumers to choose among a variety of high-performance products for their replacement lighting. Additionally, it does not affect the existing supply of incandescent light bulbs stocked in retail stores or incandescent light bulbs already in use.

This standard builds on the California Energy Commission’s long and successful reputation of saving consumers money though energy efficiency standards. Since 1978, California’s appliance and building efficiency standards have saved more than $56 billion in electricity and natural gas costs.

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/lightbulbs/lightbulb_faqs.html or www.energysavers.gov/lighting

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