State of Outdoor Lighting - DOE

The Department of Energy has released a new study on the state of LED outdoor area lighting.  Authored out of its CALiPER program, the DOE notes:

  • LED outdoor lamps and luminaires are becoming more efficient
  • Replacing the fixture is preferred over LED retrofit kits or lamps
  • Like all LED products, quality of light and efficiency are all over the place (some good - some bad)

You can read the report at Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting.

New Forecast of Savings from LED out from DOE

SSL Energy Savings

Huge Savings from Solid State Lighting Projected

A new report shows that savings will top 5 Quads by 2035.  (A 'quad' is roughly 293,071,000,000 kilowatt-hours ... definition here.)  This is a tremendous amount of energy saved and points to how important LED lighting has become in the quest to reduce the US energy demand.

Read the full report.

Finally! An HID substitute for Garages

SATCO Hi-Pro Multi-Beam LED

Here's a lamp that does all you need and more when looking at MH/HPS HID replacement.


  • Replaces HID, CFL, and Incandescent
  • Direct wire range voltage 100-277V
  • Approved for totally enclosed fixtures
  • Hi bay or low bay
  • Light panels lock into place creating 3 separate beam angle options - 360 degrees,  270 degrees, 180 degrees
  • IP65 rated
  • 5 year limited warranty

30 watt LED is equivalent to:

Green Creative - Great Downlight Retrofit!

Here's a great retrofit option - Green Creative's Innofit Series!

Designed and engineered for retrofit or new construction installation and features adjustable lumen output for three distinct lumen levels equivalent to various CFL lamp combinations.  The CDL is universally compatible in existing architectural and commercial housings and features easy-fit installation with adjustable spring-action housing clips.  You don't need a housing!!  Now you get LED lighting and energy savings where you need it.

Halco Lighting

Founded in 1974, Halco Lighting Technologies® boasts a strong portfolio of lighting solutions including energy efficient lamps, ballasts and lighting fixtures. As a formidable leader in the electrical industry, the core of Halco’s strength lies in our commitment to quality, service and value.

Halco features quality LED lamps, tubes, downlights and exterior fixtures.  They also have LED retrofit products.