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Ethan Biery ebiery@lutron.com What makes LED technology such a “disruptive” force in the lighting industry? Many reasons: new players unfamiliar with the lighting industry, new sales channels, and loads of new and innovative products (some high quality, some not). One

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DTE Energy to Upgrade Street Lighting in Ecorse, Michigan

DTE Energy Co., which is involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services, has announced a partnership with the city of Ecorse in Michigan to upgrade street lighting throughout the community. Ecorse was one of 11 communities

A Shakeup for T8

The U.S. DOE recently issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps, and the standards go into effect Jan. 26, 2018. The new rules are likely to primarily affect availability of standard 4-foot, 32-watt T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8

NOVEMBER 16, 2015: DOE Connected Lighting Systems Workshop

At the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. There is a lot of buzz today about the Internet of Things and the convergence of intelligent controllable light sources, communication networks, sensors, and data exchange in future lighting systems. There is less talk,

A.L.P. Acquires Selected Manufacturing Assets of Reflek

Reflek Manufacturing, Inc. is a producer of high performance reflector and fabricated components for the lighting industry. This acquisition allows A.L.P. to add anodized reflectors and other downlighting components to its comprehensive product line. A.L.P. will add spinning, hydroforming, painting

Get the Latest on the Region’s Cybersecurity Threats

Threats to cybersecurity change every day, so it is essential to stay on top of the latest updates to keep your business safe. The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell(NJCCIC) has released its latest bulletin, which details the vulnerability of the

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Wave Power Device Starts Producing Power in Hawaii

Northwest Energy Innovations

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth


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GREEN CREATIVE Launches PAR REFINE Series High CRI LED Lamps – The new PAR REFINE Series includes PAR38, PAR30 long and short neck and PAR20 lamp types in spot, narrow flood and flood beam angles. All PAR REFINE series lamps

Acuity Duet SSL™ Technology Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech


Acuity Duet SSL™ Technology Showcases Luminaires Integrating LED and OLED Tech – Optimizing both to produce refined aesthetics, photometric performance, superior lighting quality and cost effectiveness. Duet SSL blends the use of OLED – celebrated for its soft uniform glow,

Cree Joins Soccer Star Abby Wambach to Light a Better Way

Abby Wambach Shoots the Lights Out for Cree

From stadiums to homes, LED is transforming the way the world sees light. Cree has teamed with Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and highest all-time international goal scorer, to emphasize the importance of determination, innovation and performance – on

Lightfair® International 2015 Breaks All Records

LFI 2015 broke all registration and trade-show records with double-digit growth in its five-day New York run May 3-7. For highlights: http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/press.cvn?id=11&p_id=336 • 268,580 net square feet • 599 exhibitors • 29,900 registered attendees See LIGHTFAIR International 2015 highlights here:

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Retrofit Rebates Up to $150 per Fixture Now Available for LG Electronics Newest LED Troffers

LG troffer

LG Electronics announced that its new Sensor Connect LED wireless troffers are now qualified for rebates under the Massachusetts “Mass Save” retrofit program, designed to help commercial customers and facility managers replace aging, inefficient equipment with energy efficient alternatives. LG

Jiawei Technology Announces MAXIMUS® Smart Security Light™


Easy to SEE and SPEAK with someone LIVE at your front door from virtually anywhere. Now available at HomeDepot.com, the MAXIMUS Smart Security Light detects someone approaching your home, sends an alert and makes it possible for you to engage

Cree BR30 LED Floodlight is an LED Value

Cree BR30

THE GOOD: At $10, Cree’s new LED floodlight is one of the most affordable big-name options available. It scores well in both brightness and efficiency, and offers better dimming performance than its predecessor. THE BAD: Cree’s new bulb still can’t

Hubbell Lighting Launches New LED Emergency Lights

Hubbell Emergency

Hubbell Lighting announced that Dual-Lite has launched the NEMA 4X Dynamo Emergency Light. Designed for complex industrial applications, the high output Dynamo enables spacing up to 74’ at 12’ mounting heights or 81’ at 7.5’ mounting heights—the widest spacing in

The Bionic and P40 Series from Prudential Lighting

Prudential Bionic

The brand’s unique FusionOptics gives both lines astounding optical control, shaping the light in new and powerful ways—while maintaining high levels of efficacy (often up to 100 lm/w). For the Wall Wash, Wall Graze, Perimeter Fill and Batwing/Ceiling Wash options,

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