YLighting Expands Energy Efficient Lighting Options in Preparation for Industry Growth

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — With the Energy Efficient Lighting market estimated to grow 35% per year through 2012, YLighting, the largest retailer of modern lighting, continues to expand its energy efficient lighting options. In addition to introducing a range of new Light Emitting Diode (LED) and fluorescent lamp designs, YLighting now provides educational content to guide consumers and trade professionals on selecting the best energy efficient lamp for their needs.

Key drivers in the growth of the energy efficient lamping market include consumers’ preference to be more eco-conscious, improvements in LED and fluorescent technology, and the upcoming phase-out of incandescent lighting in the U.S. market through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

“Modern design enthusiasts have always been early adopters of eco-friendly technologies, such as LED lighting,” said Sean Callahan, CEO of YLighting. “Until recently, usage of LEDs was limited by the upfront price difference. However, as technology improves and the prices of LEDs drop, homeowners, interior designers and other trade professionals have a growing number of options that combine energy efficient lamps with elegant design. YLighting continues to work with renowned lighting manufacturers throughout the world to obtain new energy efficient designs and make them available in the U.S. market as quickly and economically as possible.”

Significant advances in technology and innovations in lighting design make energy efficient LED and fluorescent lamps more cost effective, functional and beautiful than ever. State of the art LEDs are brighter and warmer than earlier LED generations and they remain drastically more energy efficient, durable and longer lived than traditional incandescent lamps. Due to their miniature footprint, they are also inspiring a host of new lighting designs, as they can be embodied into almost any form.

While fluorescents have been around for quite some time, manufacturers continue to tailor lighting designs to accommodate them. “We continue to see more and more manufacturers release modified versions of their classic designs to now utilize fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamp options,” said Callahan.

Another driving factor of both consumer and manufacturer interest in energy efficient lamping options is the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires roughly 25 percent greater efficiency for light bulbs, phased in from 2012 through 2014. “As the phase-out of incandescent nears, we’re excited to see manufacturers’ commitment to not only producing energy efficient lamping, but to producing high-quality lamps that marry energy efficiency and elegant design,” said Callahan.

YLighting also recently launched the first in a series of energy efficient lighting resources. This information is meant to aid consumers in their energy efficient lighting selection process and will be updated monthly.

Note to Editors: Interviews and high-resolution photos of energy efficient lighting options are available upon request.

About YLighting: YLighting was founded in 2001 with the idea that modern lighting is functional art but buying it shouldn’t be a project in itself. We travel the world to find exciting new designs and give our customers the finest in modern and contemporary lighting, ceiling fans and accessories. We carry over 6,000 designs across more than 110 brands and are one of the largest retailers for brands such as Artemide, FLOS, Modern Fan, Nelson Bubble Lamps, Foscarini and Louis Poulsen. YLighting serves design-savvy customers, trade professionals and businesses. Our website is a comprehensive lighting resource with the largest collection of product-specific lighting data available. YLighting’s sister-store, YLiving offers the best in modern furnishings and accessories.


Alexis Petersen