Guides

Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit Guide for National Parks

01/01/2011

This guide aims to assist in the process of integrating energy-efficient lighting technologies as retrofits into national parks, and it offers tips for evaluating light sources, performing a lighting audit, and pairing lamps with lighting controls. This guide is intended to function as an overview of opportunities that exist for lighting improvements in visitor centers in the National Park Service facilities, as well as in other parks throughout the United States.

Adaptive Exterior Lighting Guide

03/01/2011

Adaptive exterior lighting is a relatively new concept recognized by the lighting industry and energy regulators as a potential method to increase energy savings in outdoor applications. This method of lighting effectively reduces energy use in spaces with low occupancy rates where a minimum light level is required for safety or other reasons, preventing the lights from being completely extinguished. This is a guide for implementing adaptive, energy-efficient exterior lighting.

Michael's Top Ten

09/01/2007

A significant amount of energy can be saved in our homes today with the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies; many of these approaches also improve lighting quality and comport. The following is a list of some of the best technologies you can use today. 

Exterior Lighting Guide for Federal Agencies

11/01/2010

This document provides overviews of exterior lighting technologies that would best be integrated into national parks as retrofits or new designs, as well as tips for evaluating light sources, performing a lighting audit, and pairing lamps with lighting controls. The key issues to consider when performing a retrofit or new lighting design are energy, cost, and maintenance savings, and this guide is intended to help make these decisions easier.

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