Gersil N. Kay
Gersil Kay is president of Conservation Lighting International Ltd. in Philadelphia. She can be reached at 215.568.0923.
Articles by Gersil N. Kay
A closer look at fiber optic lighting Now that energy conservation, with mandated controls and wattage restrictions, is the law of the land (ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1), electrical contractors will seek the most practical ways to save electricity. The lighting alone in commercial/institutional/industrial buildings can use up to 45 percent of a structure’s available electricity. READ MORE
Lighting can consume up to 35 percent of a building’s electricity. While energy conservation was important before September 11, it has become even more significant with the possible difficulties in obtaining foreign oil. Therefore, in suitable applications, it is essential to use lighting products that are more efficient than the usual incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lamps. READ MORE