Starbucks replaced its incandescent and halogen lighting with LEDs lighting in a move meant to save the company millions a year.
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- Starbucks to cut energy consumption by 80% with LED lighting
Solar Light Towers for Remote Security
Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. Remote and Security Capabilities Solar light towers that are used to enhance security systems in remote locations are...
HID versus LED in Hunting Lights
Currently, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are robust lighting technologies that can be found in the competitive hunting sector. Both types of luminaries have a solid reputation for producing bright, powerful light beams. However, when it comes to design and light production, they differ greatly. Light Generation HID fixtures, such as metal halide, high pressure sodium and mercury vapor lamps, generate light using filaments and gas. During light output, fast-moving electrons...
Geli Keeps the Lights On When Utilities Can’t - Case Study
Challenge Imagine you’ve found the perfect plot of land and construction has started on your dream home, but in order to turn the lights on it will cost an additional $250,000. That’s exactly what happened to one couple in Marin county in Northern California. When local utility Pacific Gas & Electric quoted an exorbitant price to extend grid power to their new home, the owners decided to generate their own electricity. Solar alone could not provide for all of the home’s needs, especially...
Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling
With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, industry producers, distributors and retailers can often expect around 50% of their site’s electricity costs to be from the use of refrigeration technology. In food transportation, the use of on-board...
Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry
As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging pathogens, like Cryptosporidium and Giardia are highly resistant to conventional chemical disinfection. As a result, the food...