Halogen lighting replacement
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This page describes eligible sale or installation activities for replacing halogen lights at commercial or residential premises
50W halogen downlights have been a popular choice for residential lighting and are typically installed with inefficient magnetic ballasts. New technologies, such as 35W halogens, CFLs and LEDs, offer a huge potential for energy savings as replacements of the older technology.
Energy savings activities
There are a number of eligible sale or installation activities that can be used for commercial or residential premises, including replacing:
- 50W ELV halogen lamps with a 35W ELV halogen lamp
- 50W ELV halogen lamp with a 35W ELV halogen lamp and electronic transformer
- 50W ELV halogen lamp and transformer with CFL, LED, or other eligible lamp type.
CFL and LED replacements must meet the minimum requirements:
- greater that 10,000 hours life
- initial output above 500 lumens
- a lumen maintenance of at least 80% after 2,000 hours.
Using Default Savings Factor
Each replacement is assigned a Default Savings Factor. For replacements with 35W halogens the Default Savings Factor depends on rated lifetime of the new lamp. For replacements with CFLs and LEDs the Default Savings Factor depends on the rated power of the new lamp.
Sales programs are also subjected to a Sales Discount Factor to account for products that are not installed.