Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cree First to Break 300 Lumens-Per-Watt Barrier

Cree, Inc. records another significant LED milestone with the demonstration of 303 lumens per watt from a white, high-power LED. Reaching the landmark achievement much faster than previously believed possible, this result surpasses Cree’s previous R&D industry-best of 276 lumens

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LEDs Taking Big Share of Lighting Market

Sales of LEDs are now making up a larger percentage of many electrical manufacturers’ total lighting sales and a new DOE report says that adoption of LED lighting is happening far faster than many had expected. Packaged LED revenue hit

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Rebate Trends for 2014

Rebate organizations have been busy updating their rebate and incentive programs for 2014. While not all of them operate on a calendar year, we can still see a lot of changes and trends in the industry. Right now, 71% of

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LEDucation 8 Event Exceeds Expectations

Over 220 leading manufacturers from the United States, Canada and Europe exhibited their latest Solid State Lighting technologies and products during the busy table top expo recently held in midtown Manhattan at the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel. The LEDucation

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LG Unveils Smart Lamp: Intelligent Bulb Links With Ios And Android Devices

The future of home lighting is finally here. At least that’s what LG Electronics thinks after unveiling a new type of “smart bulb.”  Unlike other LED bulbs, LG’s new “smart bulb” has a nifty new trick; Bluetooth connectivity. This new

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Hawaii Energy Program to Replace Old Lighting for Free for Small Businesses

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai, is offering small businesses and restaurants an opportunity to replace their old lighting with newer energy-efficient ones for free between now and

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Halogen A-line Lamp Shipments Continue to Rise During Fourth Quarter

Posting an increase of 41.8 percent over the previous quarter. Similarly, the index for LED A-line replacement lamps increased 42.3 percent during the quarter. CFL and A-line incandescent lamp shipments trended in the opposite direction by slipping 0.4 and 10.6

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Daintree and LG Partner on LED Lighting and Controls

LG Electronics has quietly launched the beginnings of a lighting business in North America. LG Electronics and Daintree Networks have announced a partnership intended to spur deployment of wirelessly-connected commercial lighting systems that are integrated with building- and energy-management systems.

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NEMA Comments on Recent WTO Rare Earth Decision

NEMA acknowledged the recent dispute settlement panel decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) released March 26, 2014, holding that China’s export quotas and export tariffs on rare earth elements, tungsten, and molybdenum violated the General Agreement on Tariffs and

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Zhaga Moves to Promote Interchangeable LED Modules and Drivers

The Zhaga Consortium, an international organization set up to provide global standards that promote interchangeability of LED light engines, has decided to pursue making the individual LED modules and drivers – the parts which make up a light engine –

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Smart Bulb 4-Level Dimmer™

Smart Bulb 4-Level Dimmer™ – The Smart Bulb 4-Level Dimmer™ can be used in any standard base socket. No special socket is needed. It has one filament and four levels of light, 100, 75, 50 and 25-watts. It is guaranteed

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NAED: Develop a Culture of Learning

NAED: Develop a Culture of Learning – The NAED Learning Center http://www.naed.org/NLC/ is a web-based learning management system that provides a central location for all employee training in the electrical industry. NAED members have free access to this robust learning

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This Is What Lighting Will Look Like in the Future Thanks to OLED Technology

This Is What Lighting Will Look Like in the Future Thanks to OLED Technology – OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is an extremely thin light emitting technology already making its way into cell phones, televisions and other electronics. How soon the

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MaxLite Wins 2014 Product Innovation Award

The high-performance DesignLights Consortium® (DLC)-qualified LED lighting fixture is offered in 130-, 160- and 200-watt models that replace up to 400-watt metal halide high bay fixtures on universal voltage electrical systems. L70-rated above 65,000 hours, the fixture offers a lifetime

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Contractor’s Corner: LEDs and Retrofits by Stan Walerczyk

With LED products, the lighting retrofit industry has to change. First of all, it is important not to buy and install earlier version LED products. Often the specifications are made six months, one year or even longer before the products

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Choosing an Occupancy & Light On/Off Data Logger

White paper from Onset provides guidance on features to consider when choosing an occupancy and light on/off data logger. Learn how to select the right logger for identifying locations in your building where changes in lighting could result in immediate

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Solid State and Other Energy Efficient Lighting Systems, Application and Market Trends (2010-2015)

The global solid state and other energy efficient lighting systems market is expected to grow from $28,248.7 million in 2010 to $53,469.5 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 9.7%. Amongst all the market segments, CFLs command the largest

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Zhaga Aims to Enable Independent Interchangeability of LED Modules and Drivers

The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has decided that it will also aim to enable LED modules and drivers that are independently interchangeable. This is in addition to Zhaga’s stated aim to enable interchangeability of

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Memoori Publishes Report … Smart Buildings: The Lighting Controls Business 2013 to 2017

The world value of lighting control products in 2013 was approximately $1.67 billion at factory gate prices. Memoori forecasts that the global market for lighting controls from 2013 to 2020 will grow at a CAGR of 12%. By 2017, it

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By 2020, LEDs May Rival Incandescent Bulbs in Cost without Rebates

New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows how far the cost of LEDs has fallen since 2010. The agency projects that the technology will approach price parity with CFLs and incandescent bulbs around the end of the decade.

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