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Author: Monica Landrini

Monica Landrini
Monica Landrini is FPL's Business Lighting Program Manager. She has 25 years of experience in Program Management and is a BBA graduate of the Metropolitan University of Venezuela. For the past seven years, Monica has supported the FPL's rebate programs for the Business/Residential DSM markets.

Ask the Expert: Benefits of smart lighting

What are the benefits of smart light bulbs compared to LED bulbs? Asked by: Patrick  J., Sunrise, FL Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › Great question Patrick, but first let’s explain what a smart bulb is and how they work. When we talk about a smart light bulb, we’re referring to an internet-capable LED light bulb that allows lighting to be customized, scheduled and controlled remotely using a smart phone, tablet, or smart home automation system via an app. The app enables you to change the brightness of the bulbs, and if the bulbs have colored LEDs you can change their...

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Ask the Expert: What you need to know about lighting

Can LED lights save more money than just turning lights on and off when needed? Asked by: Daygaro G, Naples, FL Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › We often hear from our customers asking about lighting and LEDs, so I will try to address your question along with the most common ones we receive — from how LEDs save you energy to cost-saving tips regarding lighting, in general. Let’s start by discussing the difference between light bulbs and which will save you the most: Incandescent light bulbs are cheap to produce but very inefficient, converting only 5% of the...

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Ask the Expert: How holiday decorations affect your energy cost

How will leaving my holiday decorations turned on for 10 hours daily affect my bill? Beverly M., Miami Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › If you are getting ready to put up holiday lights, it’s definitely a good idea to understand how much your decorations may impact your energy usage and bill. A number of things will influence your energy consumption, such as how elaborate of a display you have, and the number of lights and choice of bulbs – incandescent or LED. While incandescent strands are cheap to buy, the cost to operate them is not. For...

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