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Raising the Temperature on Lighting: Acceptance and Energy Savings Potential Utilizing Spectrally Enhanced Lighting (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2007     Document Type: Conference publication

This paper provides the scientific background of SEL and details the most recent field studies performed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that have demonstrated both energy savings and occupant acceptance of SEL. Moreover, this paper demonstrates how the use of this lighting method can realistically permanently reduce the electric lighting load by approximately 25% as compared to standard T8/electronically ballasted lighting and 50% as compared to T12/magnetically ballasted lighting. Finally, the paper concludes that SEL installations have immediate payback for new installations and no more than a 4-year payback for lighting retrofit installations.  (Abstract only)