For facility managers, the new year brings a new agenda for lighting regulations.
Relamping is a key topic with the elimination of most T12 fluorescent lamps and some incandescent lamps from U.S. manufacture or import, and the shortening timeframe for projects to qualify for an EPAct tax deduction.
This article from FacilitiesNet covers the best ways to plan for these issues going forward in 2012.
A relamping project can greatly increase the energy-efficiency of a facility lighting system but, due to their mercury content, all of the old fluorescent bulbs need to be recycled. EasyPak™ mail-in containers make the job simple for small facilities, while a large facility may need a large-quantity lamp recycling solution like the Bulb Eater® lamp crusher or a Bulk Pickup.