Monthly Archives: June 2014

Philips to Combine Lighting Units into Stand-Alone Company

Philips, is exploring “strategic options” to raise capital from investors for the combined business, including spinning off the combined business in an initial public offering. Last year, Siemens, a German rival, spun off its Osram lighting business after creating a

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GE Lighting Unveils Wireless Link LED Lamp Family and Starter Kit

GE Lighting has announced the Link family of LED-based lamps that integrate ZigBee wireless connectivity and enable smartphone-based control of lighting. The solid-state lighting (SSL) products significantly undercut the market for ZigBee-based lamps, with the A19 lamps selling at Home

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New T8 Fluorescent Lamps Rated to 84,000 Hours, Equaling Service-Life Claims of LED Manufacturers

The performance gap between LEDs and fluorescents for overhead lighting just widened with the recent announcement by Osram Sylvania that it is now offering a four-foot T8 lamp with a rated life of up to 84,000 hours. That’s about double

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Obsession with SSL by Willard Warren, PE, FIES

I am getting thanks from readers on my comments on how we’re being distracted from our mission as lighting professionals by our obsession with SSLs, especially LEDs with the delivery of lighting sources and complex energy codes, when we should

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DOE White Paper: Keeping Manufacturing in the United States

Reversing the trend of off-shore SSL manufacturing would have a significant impact on the U.S. economy through the retention of tens of thousands of jobs and of technical expertise and capability, and the creation of new jobs. It could boost

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Global Professional Lighting Market 2014-2018

The analysts forecast the Global Professional Lighting market to grow at a CAGR of 5.91 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing number of professional gatherings. The Global Professional

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Automotive Lighting Market – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

Lighting is an essential part of an automobile.  In addition, lighting enhances the look of the vehicle, interiors as well as exteriors. Automobile manufacturers have considerably minimized the energy consumption through developments in LED and adaptive lighting technologies. There are

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Soraa LED Light Engines

This line of LED light engines uses 50% less power and has a higher center beam intensity (CBCP) than comparable integral LED fixtures, according to the company. Due to their low profile and small diameter, the light engines allow luminaires

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LED Lightbars Versus LED Troffer Kits

In addition to high performance fluorescent, LED lightbars and LED troffer kits are two very good retrofit solutions. If anybody wants me to write about LED T8s, I will, but they are not really good. Read more via: Ted Mag

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Modesto, CA Could Pull Plug on Energy Project

The Modesto City Council could pull the plug on a proposed $10.76 million deal with Siemens Industry to have the global company replace about 9,500 streetlights with longer-lasting, more efficient ones and conduct other upgrades to reduce the city’s energy

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Phoenix, AZ Begins Comprehensive LED Street-Light Retrofit with GE Lighting

GE Lighting has announced an LED street light project with the city of Phoenix, AZ that will include conversion of 700 high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights to LEDs this year. The city is projecting 60% energy savings from the retrofit and

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USGBC Announces LEED Certification for Six World Cup Stadiums

With all eyes on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the USGBC is proud of the fact that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. The other LEED-certified

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Parking Industry Launches Green Garage Certification Program

The program is the parking industry equivalent of the LEED certification, and recognizes and inspires high standards in sustainable parking facility design, technology, operations and management. Those interested in pursuing Green Garage Certification can view case studies and download Green

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New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Establishes National Framework for Action

According to the DOE, our nation’s buildings account for more than 70 percent of total U.S. electricity use and 40 percent of the nation’s total energy bill, at a cost of $400 billion dollars per year. With 20 percent or

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Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s LUNABAY LED High Bay

Available in 12,300, 18,000 and 23,650 lumens, the LUNABAY™ LED High Bay offers an unmatched combination of efficiency of 95 lumens per watt, long life and low glare light to attractively light large interior spaces such as retail stores, light

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MaxLite Small LED Flood Lights Feature Unique Narrow Beam Distribution

MaxLite introduces Small LED Flood Lights with the patent-pending MaxFOCUS™ light collimator and thermal pressure plate designed to narrow light distribution and reduce operational temperatures for greater energy cost savings.The flood lights are DesignLights Consortium®-qualified (DLC) and available in 15-,

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PSNH, City OK Light Deal

City officials and Public Service of New Hampshire have reached a tentative agreement that could allow the city to cut its electric bill by converting 9000 streetlights to efficient LED bulbs. The city, however, would have to issue a $3.7

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Lighting Systems Index Contracts During First Quarter

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index declined 1.7 percent on a quarter-to-quarter (q/q) basis during 2014Q1. Despite the quarterly contraction, shipments of lighting equipment increased 0.9 percent on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Emergency lighting, fixtures and miniature lamps registered gains in sales

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Automotive Lighting Market – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

Lighting is an essential part of an automobile. In addition, lighting enhances the look of the vehicle, interiors as well as exteriors. Automobile manufacturers have considerably minimized the energy consumption through developments in LED and adaptive lighting technologies. There are

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ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 or Equivalent Adopted in 11 States

A DOE ruling required all states to certify they had an energy code in place at least as stringent as ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 by October of last year, or justify why they could not comply. Traditionally, 37 states have complied with

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