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DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on OLEDs in an Office Space

DOE’s GATEWAY program was invited to evaluate the new lighting system for the offices of the Rochester, NY, accounting firm of DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP, one of whose founding partners, David DeJoy, is also co-founder and CEO of OLEDWorks,

2017 Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS)

The new NGLS features multiple competitions, a tighter focus on specific lighting applications, and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings and greater interaction among entrants, judges, and host sites. The response has been extremely positive, and

NEMA Files Legal Action That Could Stymie California Regulations on LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced that it filed legal action seeking to preempt regulations established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) from taking effect. Parts of the CEC regulatory policy have come under attack from many in

ASABE Publishes Metric Standard for LED Horticultural Lighting

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the first in a series of three standards on horticultural lighting. The first standard focuses on definitions and descriptions of metrics. ASABE has published the ANSI/ASABE S640 standard “Quantities

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make 179D Tax Deduction Permanent

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress that would make permanent a key energy efficiency tax incentive for owners and designers of energy efficient buildings while expanding its benefits to designers of hospitals, schools, tribal community facilities and other non-profits.

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Installation: InstantFit LED Lamps w/ EasySmart & Lumina RF Wireless Controls

Convert to LED and retrofit spaces with multi-zone controls using Philips EasySmart lamps and Leviton Lumina RF wireless controls. Easy installation steps include simply replacing lamps in existing fixtures, replacing the wall switch and configuring the system with the Leviton

Learn How to Install the Cruze LED Retrofit Kit from Eaton


The C by GE Sol, an Alexa-Powered Table Lamp, Is Now Available for Preorder

The futuristic-looking light promises to enhance your sleep, function as a clock, and connect to other GE smart bulbs in your home. The C by GE Sol table lamp is an Alexa-powered halo of luminescence that first showed up at

How is lighting changing how we watch sports?

From the Super Bowl, to the football pitch, to the speedway, lighting is being used to improve the sporting experience. This week we ask how is lighting changing the way we watch sports? http://luxreview.com


Like any new technology, LED lighting must demonstrate a compelling value to buyers before it begins to win sizeable market share from the incumbent technologies it will replace. Over the past decade, research and development have yielded impressive improvements in

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New ENERGY STAR® Certified USHIO 95+ CRI Uphoria Edge LED MR16 with High R9 Value

Available in 7W, these ENERGY STAR® certified LED MR16s offer an energy saving alternative while providing excellent color rendering with a high R9 value showing more vibrant reds. With the form, fit and function of traditional halogen MR16 lamps, these

MaxLite launches J-Box Downlight as all-in-one recessed lighting solution

Expanding its portfolio of LED products designed to save installers time and money, MaxLite introduces the J-Box Downlight as the easy and economical way to add high quality recessed lighting to residential and commercial spaces. The downlight is built with

Eaton Introduces a High-Performing LED Retrofit Kit

Engineered for quick installation, saving on labor costs and simplifying upgrades, the Metalux Cruze™ LED Retrofit Kit is an energy-efficient solution featuring simple and quick installation for customers wanting to easily upgrade from fluorescent luminaires to LED technology without the

Lumileds Launches Multi-Die Emitter for Outdoor Fixtures

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W efficacy, at 85°C* which enables a system

High performance LED Highbays from Venture Lighting

Venture Lighting’s linear highbays are low profile, durable, and designed for long life and low maintenance. They are designed to quickly and easily upgrade existing H.I.D and fluorescent fixtures. Each unit comes equipped ready with easy to hang 4 point

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