Thinking about upgrading to energy-efficient lighting? This year might be the time to do it.

According to the sixth annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, 65 percent of Americans plan to switch to more energy-efficient lighting technologies, as a result of federally mandated legislation that is increasing efficiency standards. On January 1, 60w and 40w incandescent bulbs ceased production, but will continue to be sold while available. Consumers plan to switch to CFLs, LEDs, and Halogens. Fifty-nine percent of consumers are excited about the phase-out, as it will push Americans to use more energy-efficient lighting.

This survey was released shortly after Access Fixtures reported that LED product sales were up 220% year over year comparison for the first half of 2013. Increased sales were found in products such as LED bollard lights, LED area lights, and LED Wall Packs. While the price of LED decreases, it continues to advance in energy efficiency, light output, module life and versatility of applications. For that reason, LEDs are becoming a viable option when considering alternatives to incandescent and other less efficient light sources.

When switching to LED, Access Fixtures offers accurate calculations specifying the HID equivalency of LED luminaires. All calculations are based on several metrics including luminaire efficacy and HID mean lumen output. By knowing the true HID equivalency of LED luminaires, it’s easier to determine which luminaire to purchase.

Contact Access Fixtures to find the best energy-efficient lighting for your project.