Monthly Archives: May 2014

Shell Oil Makes LED Lighting Available to Network

LSI Industries Inc. has been selected by Shell Oil Company to participate in Shell’s National Wholesaler Co-op Program to make available LED technology lighting products to their network of wholesalers and dealers that brand Shell across locations in North America.

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Could Cree’s Newest Outdoor Lighting Technology Bolster Earnings for the Durham Company?

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced a new technology today — an outdoor lighting system intended to replace the standard parking lights installed all across the country. And execs tell me cities like Raleigh helped inspire the invention. Learn more via

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Lighting Energy Alliance to Increase Benefits

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative, the Lighting Energy Alliance, to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs. Member utilities and efficiency agencies will direct the

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GE Lets Retailers Send Offers to Shoppers via LED Lighting

GE Lighting and US startup Bytelight have unveiled a marketing platform that lets merchants use LED lighting installed in and around their stores to send offers, directions to particular products and information services to shoppers, based on their precise location

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RagLite Looks to Kickstart the World’s First Flexible LED Light Bank

With LED lighting systems growing in popularity for both video and photo use, it’s inevitable some interesting variations of such setups are going to come out. Case in point: behold the RagLite, or as its creators prefer to call it,

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Lighting is a ‘Gateway Drug to Energy Efficiency’

Making energy efficiency sexy can be a challenge from a messaging standpoint, but it’s also an extremely effective greenhouse gas reduction tool that throws off considerable dividends in the form of reduced operating costs. And if efficiency is an easy

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LEDs Rock Retailing

Retail lighting applications have many unique performance requirements that until now have mostly been met by incandescent sources for directional lighting, and fluorescent sources for ambient lighting. Only recently have LED sources evolved that meet and surpass traditional sources in

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Why the City Council Restored Funding for LED Street Lights

What are LED lights? Some people might associate this latest buzz word with “environmentally friendly,” but few may realize the full benefits of LED lighting. Light-emitting diode (LED) is not a new idea; rather, it has been around for decades.

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A.C.T Lighting Approved For Membership In Con Ed’s Market Partner Program

A.C.T Lighting, Inc. has been named a member of the Con Edison Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Market Partner Program. The program, piloted by the utility’s Green Team brand, benefits A.C.T Lighting and its customers as its members participate in

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How OLED Lighting Aims to be the Star of the Glow

Get ready for another wave of change to sweep through the lighting business. The last decade has seen dramatic shifts in an industry that had looked the same for the better part of a century. The long reign of incandescent

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Industrial and Commercial LED Lighting Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

LED lighting delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high reliability. LED lights are manufactured using semiconductor components and emit less radiated heat as compared to other products such as incandescent and fluorescent. According to the U.S.

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California Lighting Technology Center Case Study of Adaptive Corridor Lighting Systems

The California Lighting Technology Center has published a case study analyzing the performance of four adaptive control systems designed for corridor lighting. All four systems cut energy use and electricity costs by over 70%. Large-scale upgrades generally yield the best

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Glowing Outside: Outdoor and Landscape Lighting by Susan Bloom

LEDs are among the biggest trends revolutionizing this growing market. Department of Energy statistics reveal that approximately 22 percent of all electricity generated in the United States is used for lighting, and about 10 percent of that is used to

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Linear (T8) LED Lamps in Recessed Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released Report 21.2, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.2 focuses on the performance of three linear (T8) LED lamps and a benchmark fluorescent lamp

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Cree Launches 200-Lm/W, 1226-Lm Discrete LED for Directional SSL

Cree has announced the new XLamp XP-L LED family in a 3.45×3.45-mm package promising that what the company calls a member of its high-density grouping of LEDs will provide a drop-in upgrade for lighting products that use the prior XP-G/G2

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DOE Announces SSL SBIR Funding, New MYPP, And Fact Sheet

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced fiscal year 14 (FY14) Release 2 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding grants to VoltServer, Innotec, Mojo Labs and OLEDWorks for projects related to solid-state lighting (SSL). The agency as

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LEDfair is Next Week…

Happy Memorial Day as we honor those men and women, as Lincoln once said, who gave their lives that that nation might live. If you want to hear an outstanding commencement speech given at the University of Texas in Austin,

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New York a leader in renewable energy jobs

Texas, California and New York are among the nation’s leaders in adding clean energy and transportation jobs during the first three months of the year, with the three states responsible for 1,886 positions, according to an analysis released Thursday. But that’s

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Energy company reaches agreement with EPA to clean up coal ash spill 

The Environmental Protection Agency and a top U.S. energy provider reached a settlement agreement Thursday in which the company agreed to clean up the remains of a February coal ash spill that contaminated 70 miles of river in North Carolina

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Ohio legislators postpone decision on energy, efficiency mandates

A lawmaker panel postponed action on legislation that would freeze renewable energy and efficiency mandates for two years while a new study committee develops recommendations for future standards. But the Republican leader of the Ohio House said he expects a

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