As the government moves towards energy efficiency, they have recently passed laws which will make purchasing incandescent bulbs, as well as T12 fluorescent bulbs, difficult if not impossible. Lighting manufacturers will cease production of T12 bulbs that use magnetic ballasts in order to comply with these regulations, therefore, the days of walking into a big box store and buying these items are numbered.
Fortunately, in order to encourage using the energy-efficient T8 bulbs and new electronic ballasts, the government is offering an unprecedented rebate program which subsidizes a large portion of the costs associated with retrofitting old fixtures with new energy efficient bulbs and ballasts.
Steinhardt Builders can assist you with this retrofitting and rebate program. Additionally, we can replace and retrofit exit signs, as well as exterior lighting, with energy efficient lighting in order to help reduce operating costs on buildings.