Monthly Archives: April 2014

Greenlite Lighting Has Earned an ENERGY STAR

Greenlite Lighting has earned an ENERGY STAR on four of its High Output LED PAR lamps (PAR30 25 degree beam angle, PAR30 40 degree beam angle, PAR38 25 degree beam angle, and PAR38 40 degree beam angle) Learn more via

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Lutron Announces New Integrated Marketing Campaign to Help Market Builder Distributors

Lutron announced the launch of a new integrated marketing campaign to help Market Builder distributors drive sales with important products, programs, and promotions aimed at remerchandising counter areas, training the channel on new products and technologies, and getting products into

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MasterFormat 2014 Released

CSI and CSC recently released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat, a product used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada. MasterFormat is a master list of numbers and titles classified

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2014 NEC Code Changes Analyzed in Thomas & Betts’ Free Reference Guide

Thomas & Betts (T&B) has published Analysis of NEC Code Changes 2014, a free reference guide to changes in the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) that pertain to T&B’s products. This edition also covers code changes affecting ABB Low-Voltage Products

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DOE, ORNL Report Estimates More Than 65 Gigawatts of Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Tuesday released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways across the United States. The report estimates that there are more

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Survey Shows Lighting Professionals Expect To Install More LEDs than Fluorescent Fixtures for the First Time in 2014

For the first time, lighting professionals expect to install more LED than fluorescent fixtures over the coming year, according to the 4th annual lighting survey released today by energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2]. When asked what is the dominant lighting

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New Report Finds Energy Efficiency is America’s Cheapest Energy Resource

According to a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents

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A New LEED Brings Major Updates


At the Greenbuild conference in November 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the fourth generation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. LEED v4 represents a major update, including notable changes affecting

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Future Looks Bright For Packaged LEDs

As society strives for greater energy efficiency, innovation continues to push new and more effective technologies to market. Unsurprisingly, one product cannot hold the top spot for very long. While compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have displaced incandescents on store shelves,

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Industrial and Commercial LED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach USD 86,087.9 Million Globally in 2019

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, “Industrial and Commercial LED Lighting (Industrial, Commercial, Architectural, and Outdoor) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” the global industrial and commercial

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EW’s Top 10 LED Products for April 2014

The LED manufacturers featured in our Top 10 LED Product Picks are Kim Lighting/Hubbell, Peerless/Acuity Lighting, Cree, Lutron NSPC/Nova Lighting, GE Lighting, Halco, Orbit Electric, Philips and JESCO Lighting Group. Learn more via Electrical Wholesaling Magazine.

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Ed Crawford Named President US Electrical Division & International Development for AD

Ed Crawford has been named president of the distributor buying/marketing group’s US Electrical Division and International Development. Crawford joins AD with over 20 years’ experience in the electrical industry, most recently as general manager and senior VP of the Professional

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NY Plans to Create Energy Efficient Power Grid

New York released plans for energy modernization that will change how electricity is distributed throughout the state. A press release says the changes will create a power grid of the future by developing new policies to encourage and reward consumers

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Microsoft, Google Make Top 5 on EPA’s Green Energy List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said tech companies Microsoft and Google, which have large data center investments in Iowa, rank among the top five organizations nationally for using electricity from renewable energy. Learn more via Des Moines Register.

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EPA Names Philips ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Second Year Running

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors select organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. For the second year in a row, Philips took Product Manufacturer top honors with Partner of

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LED Highway Lighting Saves 40 Percent on Electricity Costs

Converting older highway lights to energy-efficient LEDs is reducing the province’s electricity bill, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey. “Lighting our highways is one of the most important things we can do to make night-time driving safer,” Vessey

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Freedom Energy Logistics Announces New LED Lighting Solutions Product Line

Freedom Energy Logistics, LLC (FEL) is proud to announce their new LED Lighting Solutions product line. In line with FEL’s mission to provide the most unique, effective and cutting edge energy cost reduction solutions in the market place, FEL has

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LED Street Lights Transform California City’s Streets, Cut Energy Use by 65 Percent

Inspired by the successful Los Angeles street lighting upgrade, where many of the city’s 140,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights were converted to Cree® LED luminaires, San Luis Obispo, California selected Cree, Inc. CREE -0.73% to help improve the city’s

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED T8 Lamps

It focuses on the bare-lamp performance of 31 linear LED lamps intended as an alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. Compared to previous CALiPER testing, the LED lamps showed notable performance gains, with the efficacy of many products equivalent to or

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RGB LEDs and Color Sensor Provide Consistent Aircraft Cabin Lighting

Indeed, solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has opened up new dimensions of technological options and creativity. Schott has announced that it has worked with Lufthansa Technik to develop next-generation aircraft-cabin lighting based on red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) LEDs, a

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