What will it take to light Super Bowl XLVIII?

Welcome back to the rejuvenated blog of Aetna Corp.! It’s that time of the year, again: game time! Our first blog post of 2014 explores the energy consumption of a colossal sports complex such as the MetLife Stadium, where Super Bowl XLVIII will be played this Sunday,...

Light Lesson: A Lighter Home, A Lighter Bill

Normally we don’t focus on residential lighting; we are after all, in the business of lighting your business. But just because we’re focused on our business customers, doesn’t mean we don’t have a few tips for the residential community. No...

Reduce, Relamp, Rejoice!

Walking through a parking garage this week, I did what I always do: I looked up. The garage had  invested in some energy efficient 2 lamp T8 vaportite units. They were, by my best guess, 4 1/2 years old based on some of the outages I noticed. Considering they more...

Your Lamps They Are A-Changin’

By now you’ve probably heard about some of the big changes happening to general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs). Recently the DOE has pushed for stricter standards on GSFLs established by the Energy Policy Act of 1992.  Although certain types of T12 lamps will...

Is the Fluorescent Flicker a Fable?

Is it just me, or are fluorescent lamps getting a bad rap? Sure their T12’s aren’t pulling their weight in the efficiency game, and it’s true that CFLs do contain trace amounts of mercury (FYI—there’s more mercury in your tuna fish sandwich than your CFL so you can...