Bright lights may be crucial for showcasing products and luring customers into supermarkets, but they also use lots of energy. Now some farsighted managers are taking advantage of new technology to lighten electricity use without sacrificing ambience. Spurred in part by the National Energy Policy Act of 1992, which bans production of standard 8-foot "cool white" fluorescent lamps beginning this May and 4-foot "cool whites" in November 1995, many retailers are installing rare-earth phosphor ...
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