LED Lighting Blog


LED Project financing simplified!

Now BDT offers LED project financing simplified. Customers can take advantage of Graybar Financial Services Energy-Efficient Rate Specials for LED Lighting when purchasing products and services from BDT. If you have been considering upgrading your lighting to energy saving LED but didn't want the upfront cost, then now is the perfect [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Blog|

Fox Sports Radio “1350 AM”

BDT Energy Group and Fox Sports Radio Memorial Day 2016

By | July 18th, 2016|Blog|

Get To Know USGBC-LA Inland Empire Branch Mixer

Come join us for happy hour. USGBC-LA is all about people-- passionate, practical, and informed professionals and advocates who work together to transform L.A. People have volunteered and joined USGBC-LA because they know it's the best place where they can work with others toward a more sustainable built environment, and [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Blog|

Lighting Audits and LED Lighting

What is a lighting audit? For most people, the term "audit" means nothing more than the government shuffling through their financial statements during tax season. Here at BDT, we would like to shed some new "light" on just how a "Lighting audit" can benefit the environment AND your pocketbook. Sounds [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Blog|

Now Offering DLC and ETL Listed LED Lighting

BDT now offers DLC and ETL Listed LED Lighting System Technology for a full selection of luminaires. With the fixture comes a 5 year warranty provided by the manufacturer. The new technology is available in most of our fixtures including High Bay, Parking Structure, Stairwell, Strip, and Clean Room! Fixtures [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Blog|

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Innovative, Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

December 6, 2013 - 1:48pm According to www.energy.gov As part of cutting energy waste and doubling energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies across the country. This funding will help accelerate the development of [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|Blog|

Are You Confused About the Names and Types of Light Bulbs?

People tell me all the time they are confused when it comes to lighting…they don’t know what type or what size to buy. The first most asked question is…What does PAR, R, BR, MR, or A mean? I will simplify it for you!  PAR stands for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector. R stands [...]

By | December 9th, 2013|Blog|

Customers’ Tax Deductions Could be Disappearing

Going, going, gone! The end of 2013 is right around the corner, and there are great tax deductions available to customers who want to purchase new lighting. But you have to act fast. In 2014, the Section 179 limit is scheduled to drop from $500,000 to $25,000. That's a whopping 95% [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Blog|

LADWP – L.A. Department of Water and Power Lighting CLEO Rebate Program

There have been several important changes to the CLEO program requirements, so you must submit your rebate application using only the new CLEO program forms.  All CLEO documents may be obtained from links on the LADWP website, or by emailing a request. The CLEO Program can help you reduce your [...]

By | December 1st, 2013|Blog|

SCE – Southern California Edison Offers Rebates for Energy Efficient LED Lighting

SCE offers a solution directory as a reference guide that lists eligible LED lighting equipment (solutions) and qualification criteria for incentives available to customers through SCE’s 2013–2014 Express Solutions and Customized Solutions programs and 2012-2014 Automated Demand Response Technology Incentive programs. Check out their “What’s New” section of SCE’s Energy [...]

By | November 24th, 2013|Blog|

PG&E Offers Customized Lighting Rebates

Customized Retrofit – Demand Response PG&E also offers technology incentives for the installation of equipment or control software that provide Demand Response for Customized Retrofit. Businesses that install and utilize demand response equipment are rewarded with incentives based on the amount of peak load reduction they are able to achieve. [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|Blog|

Riverside Public Utilities Energy Efficiency Lighting Incentives for Businesses

Riverside Public Utilities offers customers incentives when they replace older, inefficient lighting with the most energy-efficient fixtures available. And now, they are expanding this incentive program to include day-lighting and occupancy sensors, along with solar tubes and sky lighting. Here’s how the program works: To greater incentivize the [...]

By | November 17th, 2013|Blog|