District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
The DC SEU provides standard rebates to District businesses for installing a wide range of new, energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, suitable for all types of business needs. Lighting choices benefit far more than your energy costs. Quality lighting can influence the way people feel and perform. It has been shown to increase sales, improve student grades, and raise employee productivity.
Led by the Sustainable Energy Partnership, the DC SEU is committed to community engagement, economic development, job creation, and environmental preservation.
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility is a project of the Sustainable Energy Partnership under contract to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
Learn more >
Federal Legislation on light bulbs
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) is phasing out the iconic incandescent light bulbs and is requiring manufacturers to replace them with new, energy efficient bulbs that comply with EISA's mandated performance levels for incandescent and incandescent halogen bulbs.
The phase-out of the general service bulbs will begin January 1, 2012 starting with the 100W. The 75W will follow in 2013 and the 60W and 40W will follow in 2014. This means you will have to use more efficient lighting alternatives. Sylvania provided us this easy to understand chart outlining the changes.
Download here (1.60MB) SYL CONS-LEGIS-2010.pdf
Philips provided us with a nice brochure showing the Incandescent Reflectors Energy Efficiency Legislation: P-5835-C UpgradeBroFINAL.pdf
And the Alliance to Save Energy has a great website that outlines your lighting options LUMENnow.org
Philips EnduraLED A-Shape Lamp is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
The Philips EnduraLED 12.5W has met or exceeded the quality and energy efficiency requirements for a 60W LED equivalent set forth by ENERGY STAR, proving that it is a highly-efficient, cost-effective lighting option for professional end users. The lamp lasts 25 times longer and uses 80% less energy than the 60W incandescent it was designed to replace.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the quality energy efficiency requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are often eligible for utility rebate programs which lower the cost of the product, making it easier for endusers to begin saving energy. To earn an ENERGY STAR label, a 60W LED equivalent must have a minimum light output of 800 lumen, a color temperature of 2700K (for soft-white light), Color Rendering of 80, and a minimum 3 year warranty, among other specifications.
The Philips EnduraLED meets or exceeds these specifications with 806 lumens, 2700K, a CRI of 80 and a 6 year warranty. Philips was also the first – and only – company to have submitted an A19 replacement lamp for the U.S. Department of Energy's L Prize contest, which calls for an LED equivalent to the 60W lamp that can produce 900 lumens using less than 10 watts of electricity. The L Prize is the first government-sponsored competition to encourage innovation in the lighting industry. Since the L Prize submission in the fall of 2009, the Philips lamp has been undergoing field, lab and lifetime testing with the DOE.
Part of an innovative, commercially available LED product family, the Philips EnduraLED line includes 25W, 40W and 60W LED A-shape equivalents that are high-efficiency, soft white-light alternatives to incandescent lighting.
The Philips EnduraLED is on display and in stock at our counter.
Milwaukee Thermal Imager
We've got the Milwaukee 2260-21 Thermal Imager in-stock. This is a great tool for many applications.
"features and benefits" include:
Easier to Use
–Capture Thermal and Visual Images on every trigger pull for enhanced reporting
–Complete Report Software to easily analyze images
–Crisp, High Resolution 160x120 pixel Thermal Images for better definition and clarity
–Broader Temperature Range (-10 to 350C) to cover more applications
–5X Faster Battery charge over closest competitor
–M12(TM) RED LITHIUM batteries allow for rapid field replacement
•One trigger pull, Thermal & Visual
•Superior 160x120 Image Quality
•Fastest Charge Time, 30 min
•Simple Report and Analysis Software
evr-green™ 160 from Leviton
Home Charging Station
For Level 2 EV Charging, 3.8kW output
Leviton's Evr-Green™ 160 Home Charging Station enables fast-charging of any
SAE J1772™ Compatible Electric Vehicle. Our patent pending mounting system
allows for a do-it-yourself “plug-in” installation.*
Tool-less, “non-permanent” installation also makes it easier to remove and replace or take with you in the event you move*. Built-in communication verifies proper connection before charging can commence.
* When used in conjunction with Leviton's EVK02 Installation Kit.
Download the product bulletin here.
Price Increases on Linear Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent lamps
As a result of the Impact on Rare Earth Oxides and the extraordinary circumstances in the lighting industry, most lamp companies will have a large price increase in the upcoming months. Affected most are compact fluorescents with roughly a 25% price increase, as well as linear fluorescents with at 10% price increase for most companies. These increases WILL affect not only our stock cost but contracts, DSOs and SPAs as well. To learn more about the Rare Earth issue - click here.
DC CBE Certified LBE
Electric Supply of Washington, LLC is a certified Local Business Enterprise (LBE) in the District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program. We look forward to fulfilling your needs for the CBE program. Your inquiries, quotes and orders will be handled with the same care and attention that you have always received in the past. Thank you for your business!
CLASSES AND EVENTS
Schneider Electric presents
Xperience Efficiency 2013
What is the secret to intelligent energy management?
Companies want answers ...
Cities want answers ...
Consumers want answers ...
Xperience Efficiency 2013 has the answers!
>More than 30 breakout sessions with the latest industry and product updates
> Interactive presentations on energy management systems, solutions, and technology
> National and international experts from many professions, including government, business, academia, and industry
> Open discussions to share experiences, best practices, and ideas with industry leaders and peers
Register Today at their website
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. If you are in search of educational tools, ESFI’s website offers the resources you need: http://www.esfi.org/
Spot Opportunities!Introducing http://www.spotopportunities.blogspot.com/ a blog for energy saving products, tips and opportunities
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (HR-1424), approved and signed on October 3, 2008, extends the benefits of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 through December 31, 2013.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting represents 40% of the average commercial building’s electric bill, followed by motors/HVAC (40%) and other equipment (20%). According to the Energy Cost Savings Council, energy-efficient lighting generates an average project payback period of 2.2 years and a 45% return on investment.
Product Mailer March 2013
Features product from 3M, Fluke, Klein, Maxlite, NSI Tork, RAB, Sylvania, and Venture Lighting. Pickup the pdf here.
May is Electrical Safety Month 2013
Features product from Cementex, 3M, and Klein. See the rest of our safety offering in store. Pickup the pdf here.
We are WIRED in color!
The latest addition to our labor- and time- saving tools and solutions is Southwire's SIMpull WireBARREL. Say goodbye to wire carts and hello to a new way of pulling branch circuit wire. Safer, more productive installations that reduce waste and help lower overall job costs. Please contact our Material and Counter departments for more information and pricing. Pick up our flyer HERE
Identify cable and pipe easily, increase productivity and beat competitive pressures. Please contact our Material and Counter departments for more information.
Dominion personnel are certified to install Southwire's SIMpull Head, please contact our Material and Counter departments for more information and pricing! Pick up our flyer HERE.
How would you like to receive information on the industry -- the latest and greatest products, training, events, and promotions? Sign up for our mailing list and receive pertinent industry information from Dominion Electric Supply.
Click here or sign up at the counter
New on the Lutron website: a great interactive tool to show how much energy a dimmer saves. www.lutron.com/energy