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    Importance of Matching Beam Angles When Replacing Flood and Spot Lights

    Importance of Matching Beam Angles When Replacing Flood and Spot Lights

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    At some point it will become necessary to change out old light bulbs, and for many lighting situations this does not pose a problem. Where a problem does occur is when bulbs in directional lighting, such as track lights, require replacement. While homes may have a few MR or PAR bulbs in various rooms, businesses like museums, art galleries, restaurants, and retail stores may have hundreds of bulbs with varying beam angles. Making sure these...

    Eulogy for the CFL Bulb - Why It Never Caught on With Consumers

    Eulogy for the CFL Bulb - Why It Never Caught on With Consumers

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    Legislation banning common incandescent bulbs has not been well received by most consumers. CFL and LED bulbs, often mentioned as the new go-to lighting option for homes, have caused an uproar. Consumers complain that the government is making them choose between one bulb that is "cheap and doesn't work" (CFL) and another bulb that is "too expensive and doesn't work" (LED). At the peak of these complaints, LED bulbs had cost around $35 each for...

    Indoor Air Quality Case Study: Office Air Reaches Hazardous Particulate Levels

    Indoor Air Quality Case Study: Office Air Reaches Hazardous Particulate Levels

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    Background Building: 3-story - 1st story retail, 2nd & 3rd story offices Building Completed: 2021 Windows: Sealed, Inoperable HVAC: Rooftop units - provide both heating and cooling with economizer control Indoor Air Quality Monitor: Kaiterra Sensedge Mini The focus of this case study is one 24 hour period for a 100 sq ft office equipped with an air quality monitor. The office is conditioned with supply air from the HVAC system. For this 24 hour...

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Indoor Air May Reduce Employee Productivity

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Indoor Air May Reduce Employee Productivity

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    Managing indoor air quality in the workplace is an important tool for business owners and office managers to improve employee productivity, reduce sick leave and boost employee attitudes about coming to work every day. A Forbes study showed that over 65% of employees said they were more productive in office environments that promote a healthy environment. In this same study, air quality was reported by employees as the most positive influence on wellness in the...

    Moderate Levels of CO2 in Indoor Air May Cause Occupant Fatigue and Lower Cognitive Performance

    Moderate Levels of CO2 in Indoor Air May Cause Occupant Fatigue and Lower Cognitive Performance

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    The importance of indoor air quality for work and classroom environments has become, with a strong push from the COVID virus, a top-of-the-list priority for building owners and managers as workers and students return to offices and schools. The strategies for cleaning indoor air of pollutants that adversely affect occupants differs depending on the contaminant. For protecting occupants from a virus or bacterial infection, a common approach is to use ultraviolet germicidal (UV-C) equipment to...

    Indoor Air Quality: Why Monitoring Pollutant Levels Pays Off for Businesses & Schools

    Indoor Air Quality: Why Monitoring Pollutant Levels Pays Off for Businesses & Schools

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    Interest in indoor air quality in public buildings such as offices, schools and other institutions has increased as the demand for lower energy consuming buildings has resulted in tighter building envelopes that reduce uncontrolled leakage of heated or cooled air. Tight buildings place a premium on the importance of ventilation. When air change rates and air filters are not adequate, the chance of health impacts on occupants increases. Indoor Pollutants Tight buildings can save energy....

    9 Tips to Save Big on Lighting Purchases

    9 Tips to Save Big on Lighting Purchases

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    When making any decent-sized purchase as a consumer, it is smart to do some basic product research and to stretch your dollars and resources to get the most "bang for your buck." There is no exception when it comes to buying lighting products, especially if you are taking on a big project such as entirely revamping your old lighting system. However, the following top nine tips will save you money no matter how small or...

    Building HVAC Systems Provide An Ideal Opportunity for UV Air Disinfection

    Building HVAC Systems Provide An Ideal Opportunity for UV Air Disinfection

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    Owners and facility managers looking for a way to disinfect the indoor air in offices, medical centers, retail stores, schools and residential care facilities will find that their HVAC system may provide the safest and most cost-effective approach. Buildings equipped with a ducted heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system are prime candidates for in-duct ultraviolet (UV-C) units that can provide whole-building air sanitizing. UV-C germicidal lamps emit 253.7 nanometer wavelength irradiation that, in sufficient doses,...

    Strategies for Reducing Virus Spread in Residential Care Facilities

    Strategies for Reducing Virus Spread in Residential Care Facilities

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    In addition to the deadly and debilitating impacts of COVID-19, its spread within communities has also illuminated the inadequacies of basic prevention and control strategies in place at public facilities and institutions. One of the most glaring examples is residential care facilities. There are currently (2021) over 16,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities in the U.S. Of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as of April 2021, residential care facilities accounted...

    Upper Air UVC Fixtures Safely Disinfect Air While Rooms Are Occupied

    Upper Air UVC Fixtures Safely Disinfect Air While Rooms Are Occupied

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    Upper air ultraviolet germicidal equipment is designed to provide air disinfection within an occupied space. The louvered upper air units are wall or ceiling mounted above the "human zone" in the space, generally at 7 feet or higher. The usual UV-C 253.7 nanometer (nm) wavelength emitted by the germicidal light bulbs is directed out of the unit by the louvers and into the layer of air at or above the mounting height of the unit....