Monthly Archives: July 2014

Smart Lighting Market by Component & Application – 2020

According to a new market research report “Smart Lighting Market by Component (Relays, Occupancy Sensors, Actuators, Transmitters, Receivers), Lighting Type (LED, FL, CFL, HID), Connectivity Technology (Wired, Wireless), Application (Commercial, Industrial, Public, Government, Residential) & Geography – Global Forecast &

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Massive Job Cuts: Dark Clouds Over Lighting Business

Amidst the decline of conventional illuminants like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, the lighting manufacturer Osram announced plans to cut 7,800 jobs worldwide, or 22% of its global workforce of about 35,000 employees. The former Siemens subsidiary announced the job

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GE’s Lumination™ BT Series Lights LPL Financial, San Diego, CA

When LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer, began envisioning a new zero net energy (ZNE) office building, it set four strategies to drive the project―energy efficiency, health and wellness of employees, connectivity, and flexibility. Architects had a vision for a 13-floor,

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CALiPER Snapshot: Indoor LED Luminaires

DOE’s primary goal in launching the LED Lighting Facts® program was to ensure accuracy in SSL performance claims. But the program also provides a valuable database that now includes more than 17,500 registered LED lighting products. One of the ways

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED MR16 Lamps

The U.S. DOE’s CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the photometric performance of 27 LED MR16 lamps. Entitled Application Summary Report 22: LED MR16 Lamps, it describes initial performance based on light output, efficacy, distribution,

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Everlight Adds High-Voltage Packaged LEDs to Mid- and High-Power Portfolio

Everlight Electronics has announced the XI3030HV family of packaged LEDs as a high-voltage addition to its standard XI3030 line that, as the model number implies, is packaged in a 3×3-mm plastic package. The product family spans the mid- and high-power

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Smart Lighting Market Drivers and Forecasts 2014

This year the Smart Lighting Markets sector has been split in two volumes. Volume I is devoted to an analysis of smart lighting markets and covering the basic drivers and economics of the smart lighting business. Volume II provides coverage

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EPA Further Clarifies Energy Star V1.1 Lamp Requirements, Adds CBCP Tool

The US EPA has distributed yet another letter regarding proposed changes to the Energy Star Lamps specification that will be adopted in the transition from V1.0 to V1.1 specifications due this fall. The clarifications impact decorative lamps. The EPA also

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Electrical Wholesaling’s 2014 Top 200 List

With an estimated $62 billion in North American sales, EW estimates the Top 200 distributors controlled approximately 65% of sales through electrical distributors in North America. According to EW estimates, these 200 companies have 88,900 employees and run at least

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The ACEEE 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In this second edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ACEEE analyze the world’s 16 largest economies covering more than 81% of global gross domestic product and about 71% of global electricity consumption. Germany has the highest overall score. The

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GE Lighting Canada Uses LEDs to Light Up Calgary

GE Lighting Canada is illuminating five communities in the City of Calgary with energy-efficient LEDs, providing savings in energy, cost and maintenance. Altadore, Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park, and Brentwood are part of the first phase of an initiative focused on

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Lighting Controls Association Whitepapers Receive 1 Million Views

LCA began publishing a monthly feature article on their website in 2002. Last month, LCA education hit a major milestone: These feature articles received 1 million views from site users. LCA is proud to serve the construction industry as the

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Lutron Publishes Whitepaper on Controlling LEDs

Unlike fluorescent loads, most LED products are inherently dimmable. However, the dimming performance can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer, or even in different fixtures from the same manufacturer. Additionally, the fast-moving state of the LED lighting industry means there

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Global LED Lighting Market Estimated to Reach Almost $23 Billion by 2018

Now in its 2nd Edition, this Report is the NEW 2014 Definitive Resource for LED Lighting Market Research & Investment Analysis. Combining Market Sizing Statistics with Financial Analysis of Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments. The report highlights ALL the key facts

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I REMEMBER WHEN FLUOURECENTS WERE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY BY BILL BROWN, CHAIRMAN, A.L.P. LIGHTING COMPONENTS COMPANY www.alplighting.com & BILL BROWN SALES www.billbrownsales.com

I have been in the lighting industry for almost 65 years.  When I started, fluorescents were the new technology.  It took fluorescents almost 30 years to develop and become a stable product in the industry.  It’s my observation that LED

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New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Chips Markets to Reach over $1.0 Billion by 2019

The market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting will grow from around $67 million in 2014 to $1.05 billion in 2019. This is according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets titled,

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Inspection of Bridge Lighting Scheduled for Next Week

Five months after it was “lights out” for the aesthetic “necklace” lighting on the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge, the state is bringing in a contractor to do an electrical inspection.The necklace lighting was turned off Feb. 11, after a preliminary

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How Do Plug-And-Play T8s Stack Up Against Ballast-Bypass LED Lamps? By Laura Peters

In recent months, several manufacturers have introduced so-called plug-and-play LED linear lamps — fluorescent replacements that require no rewiring and simply snap into place. These solutions are more expensive but easier to install than LED linear tubes that require removal

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

Based on LED Lighting Facts® data through the second quarter of 2014, the DOE report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, canopy luminaires, and outdoor directional luminaires. As of July 1, 2014, area/roadway products alone comprised 23% of

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Golden Opportunities by Susan Bloom

Experts Share the Latest on Trends in Healthcare and School Lighting. With schools and healthcare facilities struggling to balance rising costs with ever-tightening budgets, energy-efficient lighting upgrades can be an easy and effective way to improve a facility’s lighting quality

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