About Bret Walburg

Bret Walburg has been in the energy efficient lighting industry for over 10 years. He was co-founder and CEO of New Light Energy Design; an electric contracting company he grew to be the leading lighting retrofit company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bret earned an MBA in sustainable management at Presidio Graduate School and is a Certified Green Building Professional. He currently operates, a web platform that helps users save money by changing their lights to LEDs.

DOE Investments In The LED Market & Technology Can Reap Rich Harvests

The U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Lighting (SSL) Program plays a leading role in the research, development, and promotion of SSL. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are the principal SSL technology. You may remember from a previous post, the reference to the L-prize, which was a ten million dollar prize awarded to the manufacturer that could […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Benefits Of Better Lighting Reach The Operating Table

Energy saving light bulbs offer obvious benefit to the bottom line, but the harder to measure benefits of LED lighting is in some cases the most provocative. Better lighting can translate to higher sales for retailers, less errors for manufacturer, and lower attrition and higher morale for employees, which can all have profoundly positive impact on […]

By |May 26th, 2017|LED benefits, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Big Benefits For Retailers That Switch To LED Bulbs

Northern California’s electric utility, PG&E, has produced a great introduction to and overview of LED lighting, specifically geared towards retail facilities. The article shares a quote from a DOE report that states that “LEDs have surpassed conventional lighting technologies in terms of energy efficiency, lifetime, versatility and color quality.” The same report notes that LEDs […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Long Life LED Light Bulbs: The Proof Is In The Pudding

The energy efficiency of LED light bulbs is undeniable.  A wattage meter can be used to verify the number on the box: yes a 60 watt equivalent listed at 9 watts really does use 9 watts.  We can also compare visually the performance of the LED bulb compared to the incandescent or CFL equivalent.  Put […]

By |April 6th, 2017|commercial LEDs, Energy Efficiency, LED benefits|0 Comments

Internet of LED Lighting: Creepy or Sexy?

Following up on last week’s post on the Paris Metro project installing LEDs that enable internet connection, I thought it would be fun to delve a bit deeper into just what else is possible with LED lighting.

I am re-posting an article written by Katherine Ling and published by on October 1st, 2015. The article […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Design, LED Industry News|0 Comments

Paris Metro To Add Internet To Their LEDs

We like to keep a watchful eye on the intersection of LED lighting and the ‘internet of things’. The potential is vast and there are already popular products on the market such the color changing, app controllable Phillips hue, and a host of newcomers offering LED light married with everything from security cameras to speaker […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Everyone Deserves Light

One of the most pleasurable parts of running a mission driven business is being able to generate positive impact. Implementing LED lighting is helping create negawatts (reducing electrical demand), which offers a host of environmental and social benefits. We are also helping consumers and businesses reduce their expenses and headaches, which feels great. However, nothing […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Impact|0 Comments

Energy Efficiency Pays: A guide for small businesses

At we aim to not only facilitate an LED upgrade for your facility, but also serve as a resource of information and insight on LED lighting and energy efficiency in general. Many of our customers are small businesses and as such we are always on the lookout for good tips and guides for the […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments