Monthly Archives: January 2014

VA Commercial Loan Program Aimed at Energy Efficiency

A new commercial loan program is available to help Charlottesville, VA area businesses implement energy efficiency improvements and technologies. UVa Community Credit Union has committed to lend up to $1 million under this initiative. Organizers anticipate the average loan will

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South Bend, IN Energy Office Racks Up Savings

The Energy Office has helped facilitate more than 30 energy projects in the community, resulting in about $17 million in executed and anticipated energy savings through 2021. Among other things, the office has helped upgrade the lighting system in the

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Lakewood, WA May Switch To LED Streetlights

Lakewood, WA is considering replacement of its roughly 3,000 streetlights, exchanging the familiar orange glow for the blue hue cast by LED lights. The project is estimated to cost around $2 million. Preliminary estimates show the city could save roughly

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$5.8 Million Deal Will Save Hawaii Hospital Energy and Money

Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu will save energy and money, thanks to a contract with efficiency services financer Metrus Energy. Metrus will finance and implement $5.8 million in energy upgrades–including a new central cooling and heating plant, lighting upgrades and

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LED Street Lights in Europe: A Bright Tomorrow

Incandescent and halogen lamps have been banned in Europe.  The European Union (EU) has taken this strong step as a move toward meeting its 20-20-20 targets of increasing energy efficiency by 20%, increasing the share of renewable energy by 20%

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Cree’s Q2’14 Earnings Preview: Rising LED Penetration to Drive Demand

The LED market dynamics improved considerably in 2013, primarily driven by the launch of new innovative products and the closing price gap with traditional lighting.  Led by strong lighting demand, Cree provided guidance for revenue to grow to $400-$420 million,

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LED Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors

An article has been published in IES LEUKOS entitled “Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors: Consequences of Current Design Practices for LEDs.”  The article was written by Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and discusses complications related to the

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New Postings for the Lighting Positions Network

1.      Director of Sales, National Accounts from the Pompeo Group – A lighting professional able to articulate their product value to the customer as they set sales targets for their national account distributors as well as develop end user national

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AEE Seminars

registrar@aeecenter.org – This two-hour seminar is a return-to-basics discussion of key metrics such as return on investment, discount rates (as applied to future cash flows), and internal rate of return. It also brings new clarity to the true business value

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Case Studies/Whitepapers/Research

1.      Halogen Bulbs – Global Strategic Business Report – Halogen bulbs, considered to be the efficient version of energy-inefficient traditional incandescent bulbs witnessed impressive growth over the last decade, driven primarily by the replacement opportunities offered as a result of

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Industry Events and Shows

      1.      Build a Greener Adirondacks (BAGA) – The older housing stock and cold winters in the Adirondacks mean that even more energy is wasted in this region than in others. The Build a Greener Adirondacks (BAGA) conference and workshops

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Cree Shatters Efficiency Benchmark with First 200-Lumen-Per-Watt LED Luminaire

Twice the efficiency of the best linear fluorescent luminaires. The latest DOE projections had estimated that this level of luminaire efficiency would not occur until after 2020, but Cree’s latest innovation has made this possible six years sooner than projected.

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TCP Secures Patent Licensing Agreement with Philips

As part of this agreement, the two companies have agreed to settle and dismiss the patent infringement lawsuit that was pending in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The royalty-bearing license allows TCP and its affiliate’s

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LED Manufacturer Chosen for 2014 Forbes List of America’s Most Promising Companies

Noribachi www.noribachi.com an LED lighting manufacturer, was chosen for the 2014 Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Noribachi is an LED lighting company in Southern California specializing in creating retrofit lights for existing and brand new fixtures. The company

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Philips Introduces ‘Lighting as a Service’

While the model is commonly used to finance building retrofits, Philips will pay the upfront costs of installation and be compensated through a performance contract–the energy savings the retrofit produces. In Washington, DC, Philips will upgrade over 13,000 lighting fixtures in all

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New Postings for the Lighting Positions Network

1.      Operations Manager from the Pompeo Group – Our client is seeking an innovative, driven, hands-on, and dynamic Operations Manager that knows how to manage people simultaneously along with the P&L and operational aspects of their business as you oversee

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In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets

Two-day Professional Short Course, March 18-19, 2014, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Instructor Frank Felder PhD ffelder@ejb.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2750 is an expert on the economics and reliability of restructured electric power systems. This in-depth introductory course is designed for

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Industry Events and Shows

1.      IES Philadelphia Section Presents….LED Retrofit Lamps: Where They’ve Been, Where They Are & Where They Are Going – Thursday January 23, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST at Spasso Italian Grill, 34 South Front Street Philadelphia, PA

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2014 Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

Audi demonstrated the future of lighting technology at CES by combining matrix LED and laser light technologies. Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights–the outer one generates the low beam light using matrix LEDs and an aperture mask,

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GE Evolve™ LED Area Light

The new modular design provides 34 photometric combinations, utilizing high brightness LEDs, 70 CRI at 4000K at 5700K typical to meet a wide range of area lighting needs. GE’s exclusive optical ring design produces superior vertical illuminance and efficiently directs

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