[Greenbuilding] [BULK] Re: halogen
LLile at projsolco.com
Thu Feb 26 12:14:16 CST 2009
The other alternative coming into it's own for store lighting is Metal Halide track and spot lights. 2-3 times as efficient as Halogen, pretty good color rendering, no UV, dimmable. However, not cheap.
--Lawrence Lile, PE, LEED AP
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> From: greenbuilding-bounces at listserv.repp.org [mailto:greenbuilding-
> bounces at listserv.repp.org] On Behalf Of Corwyn
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:24 AM
> To: Julie
> Cc: 'greenbuilding'
> Subject: [BULK] Re: [Greenbuilding] halogen
> Importance: Low
> Julie wrote:
> > Hi all-
> > I am in the process of renovating a store for eco-friendly interior
> > finishes in a downtown area. Hurray for green business moving up in
> > the world (and in my town right now).
> > I haven't yet taken on the task of researching eco-friendly lighting
> > options. The interior designer for my shop is recommending we purchase
> > halogen lights to go with the track that is existing we don't have to
> > purchase new fixtures. I don't know how these compare to CFLs or LEDs.
> > Can any of you comment on this?
> > Considerations are that I do have to purchase a number of lights on an
> > already stretched thin budget, I am an environmentalist and my
> > business is named "ECO" - and we sell eco-friendly interior finishes
> > for residential and commercial spaces. I don't want to be using the
> > wrong bulbs and sending the wrong message. Also, I do want to have
> > good light that will show off our products well so we can move green business
> LEDs have great efficiency, but are currently a bit dim, and expensive.
> Halogens will be viewed by everyone as not very green, though they give great
> CFLs are cheap, available in spotlight and other configurations, have a reasonable
> color index (you might want to look at high color temp versions ('cool' white etc.)
> Some people are concerned by mercury, but the mercury in a CFL is less than is
> released to the environment by coal plants when using an incandescent (or
> halogen) bulb.
> Tube flourescents are more efficient than CFLs, and provide even lighting.
> Best of luck.
> Thank You Kindly,
> Topher Belknap
> Green Fret Consulting
> Kermit didn't know the half of it...
> topher at greenfret.com
> (207) 882-7652
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