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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.

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

Eaglelight.com is supplying LED lighting to a growing number of hospitals and the cost savings are magnified by the fact that hospitals use their lighting 24/7/365.  Hospitals use 2.5 times the amount of energy as a similar-sized commercial building. Because hospitals never close, and because of the way hospitals operate, they are heavy energy users and it turns out that 50% of their electricity costs are spent on lighting because in hospitals’ lights are always on.

Hospitals and health care facilities account for a disproportionate amount of energy use.  The Economist reported that a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that America’s health-care industry accounts for 8% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. In Germany, a study by the Viamedica Foundation showed that a hospital’s energy expenditure per bed was roughly the same as that of three newly built homes.”

Switching to LEDs can save hospitals upwards of 80% off their electric bill.  Since hospitals account for one-third of total health care spending nationally, saving money on the energy cost of hospitals as a group will make a substantial dent in health care costs.

The Economist article also reported that many hospitals are switching from standard light-bulbs to compact fluorescent or LED lights. The Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, was the first hospital to be certified “platinum” under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards of the United States’ Green Building Council—the highest designation there is.

LED Saving Solutions is offering $100 Million in high-tech LED lighting retrofits to over 100 hospitals and major hospital groups across the United States..

According to the American Hospitals Association, there are over 5,000 registered hospitals in the USA.  Public sector hospitals are about 1/4 of that number.  If on average, each hospital saves $40,000 a month or $500,000 a year, and if the cost of putting in the LEDs is covered by the savings share initiative of the federal government, the collective savings are, then the savings per hospital are over $1million per year .  If half of the hospitals switch to LEDs and participate in the lighting retrofit, then the annual savings is half a billion dollars.

Wouldn’t health care reform be helped tremendously if every hospital switches from energy-foolish incandescent lights to energy-saving LEDs?

Good Morning America did an excellent piece on LED Streetlights and the downside of the fact that because LED lights are energy-efficient and don’t throw off wasted heat, they also won’t melt snow that lands on them. Thus, LED Streetlights can become covered in snow in certain conditions. The solution is to install clear plastic, convex covers on the streetlights. Even starting with the red LED streetlights will be a good safety step to tak.

In LED streetlights’ favor, when LED streetlights go out, they go out gradually, with just a string or two going out so that the lights dim first, but don’t go dark. Incandescent streetlights, on the other hand, go completely dark when they burn out, with no warning. LED lights also last far longer than Incandescents. LED streetlights can last a decade or more. Incandescents generally burn out in two years.

Everyone’s heard how toxic fluorescent bulbs can be. Well, now you can replace your fluorescent tube lights with LEDs. They’re bright, energy efficient, and they come in beautiful color tones ranging from warm to natural to cool white.

For most installations, you just plug in the LED tubes and, presto, gorgeous light.  In some cases, when you have very old ballasts, you have to do a little retrofitting, but they still support the LED tubes.  It’s easy to make the change following this instructional video

LEDs light up a greener world. See Video.

Mercury News reports that “For nearly three decades, San Jose motorists, pedestrians and cops have griped about the city’s thousands of yellow streetlights, and with good reason.

They are too easily confused with traffic signals, they distort the colors of cars and painted curbs, and they make even a full-moon night look gloomy.

But here’s some bright news. The city is looking to replace its 62,000 streetlights with new light-emitting diode (LED) versions that will cast a white, warm glow, could cut energy costs in half, and will use state-of-the-art technology to vary their intensity and timing.

The plan is to convert 100 lights this spring, a pace that could be quickened if stimulus funds being debated in Congress are sent this way. The city is seeking $20 million to install 20,000 new lights as part of a project officials think will be watched nationally.

The goal is to have all the city’s streetlights changed by 2022.  Although the new lights will cost a lot of money initially, the city estimates it could recoup its costs within five years.  San Jose’s street lighting bill is nearly $4 million a year. It’s gotten high enough that the city turned off 900 streetlights last year to save money.

“This is a win-win-win,” said Jim Helmer, head of San Jose’s Department of Transportation. “The potential is huge.”

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