Sustainability Benefits of Low-Voltage Lighting
For the past several years, Houston consumers have become increasingly aware of the impacts that our purchase decisions can have on the environment. As many of you know, the conventional incandescent light bulbs are being phased out in accordance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. First, the 100 watt light bulb was phased out in early 2012 and the 75 watt was phased out in 2013. According to VDE – the Association of Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, California will phase out the use of incandescent bulbs by 2018 (VDE Global Services, 2013).
Many landscape light fixtures still use high wattage incandescent and halogen light bulbs and lamps. Environmentally conscientious consumers are continually searching for new ways to reduce their carbon footprints and switching to low-voltage light bulbs and lamps is an easy and impactful start.