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The Other Environmental Contaminant

Thursday, December 9, 2010
The mercury content of fluorescent lamps is well-known as an environmental contaminant. A lesser known contaminant from exterior lamps is light pollution, a problem for virtually any facility lighting system.

This article from Today's Facility Manager identifies ways to reduce effects of light pollution such as sky glow, light trespass, and glare, and includes tips on staying compliant with light pollution regulations.

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RIP: T12 Fluorescent Lamp

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If your facility operates any of the millions of T12 fluorescent lamps currently in use, start planning to replace them with more efficient alternatives. In 2012, production of most T12 lamps will be phased out, following new DOE fluorescent lamp regulations effective that year.

These changes, along with the elimination of many T12 magnetic ballasts this year will compel many facility mangers to upgrade their lighting, according to a recent article from Today's Facility Manager.

The article explains how T12s are regulated and offers insight on planning for the change, from installation methods and creating an upgrade timeline, to ensuring replacement lighting quality and efficiency.

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