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The Whole Customer Value-Added Proposition by Bill Attardi

Let me define what I mean before I relate it to the lighting industry. Much has been written about the value proposition, the almost holy value proposition. You mean you do not know what your value proposition is….shame / shame!

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DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers

Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database: • The efficacy of LED troffers is notably higher than what’s typical of troffers that are fitted with fluorescent lamps. About 10% of the

NAILD to Examine Future of Lighting at 40th Annual Conference

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors will kick off its 40th anniversary with its annual conference, “Lighting the Past, Illuminating the Future,” Feb. 19-22 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. The conference will offer lighting distributors and vendors

CLTC Kicks Off Life Testing For Commercial LED Products

Recently, CLTC energized a round of life testing focused on evaluating commercially available medium screw base and linear LED replacement lamp solutions on behalf of the California Energy Commission! This work serves to provide our industry with independent lamp testing

Osram’s Sale of Ledvance Anticipated to Receive Green Light from German Government by 2Q17

Last July, IDG and its lighting partner MLS proposed to acquire LEDVANCE for US $439.58 million. Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and MLS will each hold a 36% stake and IDG Capital Partners will own 28% stake in LEDVANCE following

Guided Bus Tour in LA at the 2017 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting manages the nation’s second largest municipal street lighting system, which to date has converted more than 170,000 streetlights to LED technology. Los Angeles is also at the forefront of connected lighting, investigating remote

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Happy New Year from the Brown Family

We all know and love Papa Bill Brown. Well he and Norma, along with the wonderful Brown family, just spent 2 weeks in Arizona (Tanque Verde Ranch) and he shared a happy new year video with me and I want


HAPPY NEW YEAR - Auld Lang Syne by Sissel

Happy New Year Everybody! It really is a wonderful world…

Lutron Simple And Scalable Wireless Lighting Control

Vive Wireless Lighting Control

Introducing a revolutionary, modular wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. All Lutron wireless products utilize Lutron patented Clear Connect wireless technology which operates in an uncongested radio frequency band. The result is ultra-reliable communication and smooth

Malmö School Introduces Human Centric Lighting

Malmö School introduces Human Centric Lighting

An experimental human centric lighting scheme has been installed at Lindeborgskolan school in Malmo, Sweden, aimed at improving pupil performance. The human centric system replaced a fluorescent lighting scheme, a change which pupils claim has improved their concentration, making them

Contractor Skills Shortage to Put Brake on Connected Lighting

Skills shortage to put brake on connected lighting

A looming skills shortage could derail the revolution in connected lighting – unless action is taken to train a generation of contractors. PLUS: Customer who spent $150 million on lighting says pace of technological development is ‘overwhelming’. This video post

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New Ushio 95+ CRI Uphoria Edge LED MR16 with High R9 Value

Ushio MR16

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

New ENERGY STAR® Certified USHIO Utopia™ 3 LED A19 Lamps


Ushio America delivers a true omni-directional LED replacement for the popular 60W A19 incandescent lamps. These dimmable LED A19 lamps replicate the form, fit and function of traditional E26 base incandescent A19 lamps and last up to 25 times longer.

HyLite Introduces New Lotus™ LED Line

Lotus Lamp

The Lotus™ was designed with versatility in mind. The 180° adjustable mounting arm allows the Lotus™ Lamp to install in multiple positions and at different lengths for use in a wide variety of applications including Recessed Cans, Canopy Lights, Parking

Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ 3 LED BR Lamps in R20, BR30 and BR40 Types


The USHIO Uphoria 3 LED BR lamps provide energy saving, professional accent lighting with soft, glare-free illumination that’s perfect for any surface. These dimmable R20, BR30 and BR40 LED lamps are designed in the classic shape of incandescent reflector lamps,

Amerlux Unveils Retail Retrofit Campaign to Replace Lighting Fixtures with LED

Designed to help retailers save costs on energy use and lighting maintenance, Amerlux® unveils the Multiple LED Retrofit Program to replace tired, now less efficient ceramic metal halide and halogen fixtures. Amerlux provides Hornet and Cylindrix LED Multiple fixtures that

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