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The “T12 phase-out” by the Department of Energy (DOE) is rapidly approaching Visit LUXADD at Globalcon Expo, March 7-8, 2012 Atlantic City Convention Center / Hall B, Atlantic City, NJ, Booth # 652.

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Most of the standard fluorescent lights in millions of buildings will need to be replaced starting in July 2012. It is estimated that the replacement of 500 million T12 tubes would produce an annual saving of $ 10 Billion in electricity costs nationwide.

“T12 phase-out” by the Department of Energy(DOE) starting July 2012

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 205) expanded the 2000 DOE Ballast Rule to include magnetic ballasts operating energy-saver type T12 fluorescent lamps. The new efficiency standards started 2009 and the T12 ballast phase-out was complete on October 1, 2010. The 2009 DOE Lamp rulemaking announced among others new efficiency standards for

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Incentives available for lighting shift
News from Galesburg Register-Mail:

Public facilities around the state are eligible for financial incentives through the state’s Illinois Energy Now program to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting prior to the phase-out for certain types of fluorescent lamps next year.

The Western Illinois Regional Council Community Development staff can help public facilities be more successful in obtaining these financial incentives by assisting with the application process.

Incentives for lighting upgrades are available to local governments including counties, municipalities, townships, public K-12 school districts, park districts and other special purpose districts in the Ameren Illinois utility service areas.

The older, less efficient T12 fluorescent lamps will be phased out of production by July 2012 in accordance with the 2010 U.S. Department of Energy mandate requiring that the magnetic ballasts used for the operation of T12 lamps be phased out. To keep up with federal regulations for energy efficiency, manufacturers will focus their technology and production on much more efficient T8 and T5 fluorescent systems.

Advantages for upgrading to the new T8 and T5 lighting include immediate energy savings of up to 50 percent, improved lighting performance and simpler maintenance. Illinois Energy Now incentives, provided as grants or rebates, can assist in covering the costs of changing or re…………… continues on Galesburg Register-Mail

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