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Retailers Resolve to Lower Lighting Costs in 2010

(Milpitas, Calif.) January 2010 -- Bracing for another year of modest economic growth, businesses across the country are seeking to improve their profits through the reduction of operating costs. According to the U.S. Governmentís Energy Star website, lighting accounts for 25 to 50% of a businessí energy costs. It is estimated that even a 10% reduction in energy costs for an average full-time retail business can boost net profit margins by as much as 1.55%. The use of modern lighting technology not only ensures energy efficiency, but also improves employee productivity and increases retail sales.

Businesses can achieve significant energy savings by replacing their traditional incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Incandescent bulbs, which employ the same technology as the very first light bulbs invented in the 19th century, remain the most common type of lighting to this day. However they are also very inefficient, consuming far more electricity than CFLs do, and actually generating more heat than light.

Compact fluorescent lamps utilize modern technology and are highly recommended by the EPA for use in place of incandescents. They work well in most lighting applications and are easily substituted in standard incandescent bulb screw-in fixtures. By comparison CFLs are very energy efficient, generating minimal heat while using up to 75% less energy than comparable incandescents, while lasting ten times longer. This translates to a $30 savings over the life of a single CFL bulb.

Businesses can also lower energy costs by updating their lighting systems to include dimmers or motion and daylight sensors, which work by turning off or dimming light fixtures when not needed. is dedicated to helping businesses improve profitability. The companyís online store features a comprehensive selection of high quality, energy-efficient, USA-made commercial lighting solutions at the lowest possible discount prices, with additional discounts applied to orders over $999. Access Discounts is also committed to customer service: its lighting specialists are available by phone to consult and offer recommendations to help customers achieve energy-efficiency.

About Access Discounts provides a wide selection of grow lights, home lighting and commercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visit

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