Sea Gull Lighting has recertified 520+ lighting fixtures and 20 ceiling fans to be ENERGY STAR-qualified. ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has called for recertification of all luminaires and ceiling fans to meet new, more stringent requirements.
According to ENERGY STAR, the new luminaires specification strengthens requirements for efficiency, performance, and product lifetime. It helps clarify key criteria such as luminous efficacy and color performance in non-technical terms because consumers typically shop for lighting fixtures rather than specific lighting technologies. Participation in the ENERGY STAR program is voluntary.
“Sea Gull Lighting has a long-standing relationship with ENERGY STAR as we’ve been a partner since the program’s inception 20 years ago,” says Greg Cesca, Sea Gull President. “We believe that among all lighting manufacturers, we offer one of the largest selections of indoor and outdoor ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting. Developing products that are energy-efficient is a core discipline for us as a company, and it’s the right thing to do for our builder partners and consumers.”
Sea Gull has won six ENERGY STAR awards, including two ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year honors, three ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Awards, plus the 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion.
Lighting can represent up to 25 percent of a home’s electrical bill, according to the California Energy Commission’s Web site. Since the new ENERGY STAR specification strengthens the efficiency requirements for lighting fixtures, consumers can save significant amounts of energy and money by switching to ENERGY STAR-certified products.
“Sea Gull is a valued ENERGY STAR partner, and EPA is pleased that the company is demonstrating a strong commitment to the program,” states Taylor Jantz-Sell, ENERGY STAR Lighting Manager. “By certifying so many of its products to the new luminaires specification, Sea Gull is helping Americans save considerable money and energy. Sea Gull’s leadership will further encourage the lighting industry to adopt ENERGY STAR’s toughest new energy efficiency and performance standards.”