Getting the Most from Your Lighting Dollar

The third edition of NLB’s most popular lighting guide, with real-life examples from documented case studies and illustrated pages of important basic information about lighting and steps to save energy without sacrificing lighting benefits. Written for the non-technical reader, the guide’s contents cover definitions of common lighting terms, important facts about lighting, the benefits of lighting (improved productivity, more retail sales, enhanced safety/security, space savings, etc.), different types of lamps (light bulbs and tubes) and how to select the most efficient one suited for the application, techniques for making your existing system more efficient.

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The National Lighting Bureau is independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting information source. The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the organization's sponsors which include professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government, including: