HINKLEY'S ENERGY STAR (EST) PROGRAM
ENERGY STAR qualified lighting provides bright, warm light but uses about 75 percent less energy than standard lighting, produce 75 percent less heat, and bulbs lasts up to 10 times longer.
Hinkley Energy Star® qualified lighting fixtures are equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, compact fluorescent bulbs. CFL bulbs use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Each fixture also features a daylight sensing photocell, which prevents the fixture from being illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing the fixture's energy-saving potential.
By choosing Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures from Hinkley Lighting, you will save money on energy bills and bulb replacements. With these fixtures, bulbs last 10,000 hours (about seven years of regular use). Hinkley's EST fixtures carry a 2-year warranty.
HINKLEY'S ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS
Upon specification, Hinkley outdoor lanterns can be engineered with the following eco-friendly options. To identify a fixture's potential to be engineered with one of the following environmentally friendly configurations, look for the corresponding icons on the product description page.
ENERGY SAVING (ES)
Hinkley's Energy Saving (ES) fixtures are equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, compact fluorescent bulbs. ES fixtures support California's "Title-24", a government-backed program that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
DARK SKY (DS)
Fixtures come equipped with a captive reflector or other design feature that minimizes or eliminates light glare upward into the night sky.
ENERGY SAVING AND DARK SKY (ESDS)
Hinkley's Energy Saving, Dark Sky fixtures combine Hinkley's energy saving advantages of fluorescent technology together with minimizing the amount of light glare produced in an upward direction towards the night sky. ESDS fixtures adhere to California's "Title-24" requirements.
ENERGY STAR (EST)
Hinkley's Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). Each fixture combines a GU24 socket together with a self-ballasted CFL bulb and a photocell that prevents the fixture from staying illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing its energy-saving potential.
Many Hinkley outdoor lanterns can be equipped with a photocell that will prevent the fixture from staying illuminated during daylight hours, maximizing its energy-saving potential.
choose to be ECO-FRIENDLY
People are paying more attention to the planet than they used to; many of us now understand the importance of decreasing our carbon footprints. With this shift in mindset, a natural extension has been the demand for more energy-efficient lighting options. Hinkley offers a variety of options that allow you to design an outdoor lighting plan with the environment in mind. Fixture shown: Plantation 2124 PZ-ES from the Hinkley Lighting Collection.
ENERGY SAVING (ES)
Energy saving lighting fixtures come equipped with GU24 sockets and include self-ballasted, CFL bulbs. Fixtures meet California's Title 24 requirements.
DARK SKY (DS)
Dark Sky light fixtures come equipped with a captive reflector or other design feature that minimizes or eliminates light glare upward into the night sky.
ENERGY SAVING DARK SKY (ESDS)
Fixtures come equipped with the combined technology of Energy Saving (ES) and Dark Sky (DS) configurations. Fixtures meet California's Title 24 requirements.
ENERGY STAR (EST)
Energy Star light fixtures meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the DOE. Fixtures combine a GU24 socket together with a self-ballasted CFL bulb and a photocell.
I thought this is one clever energy saving key card system now being implemented. I checked into the Timber Ridge Lodge at the Grand Geneva Resort this weekend in Lake Geneva, WI and was told my room key card was required to be in the light switch in order for me to control lights and air conditioning. The goal is to help push energy conservation and reduce the environmental footprint. Basically you have to remove the keycard when you leave your room so the air conditioning and certain lights turn off when the card is removed and you leave the room.
I thought this was a great way to help go green and it is a movement that the hospitality industry is pushing to its guests. Guests may see it in the hotel which triggers them to understand energy conservation and possibly get them to implement similar practices when they are back at home. Imagine if we could all have this option in our homes.
With the Green Movement and Energy Savings being key topics these days we are going to see more and more innovative energy saving features being manufactured or being mandated by government agencies. In the lighting industry we are going to a big change in technology over the next few years. The energy saving sections of our websites like LightingCatalog.com are going to rapidly increase in selection with innovations in lighting fixtures like LED lighting.
Read our article on the Incandescent Thomas Edison Light Bulb Banned which discusses some of the laws being enacted to push green and energy saving lighting nationwide within the next few short years.