Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clearwater, FL to Convert All Streetlights to LED

Clearwater will be the first city in Pinellas County to replace its streetlights with energy-saving LED bulbs come late October. Duke Energy will slowly be removing all 11,290 streetlights currently containing standard incandescent bulbs, which it rents to the city,

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DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop

January 27–29, 2015 | San Francisco, CA – http://energy.gov/eere/ssl/ssl-rd-workshop Join DOE at the 2015 SSL R&D Workshop in San Francisco for three packed days of lively discussions. Hear perspectives from top industry thought leaders: John Edmond, Cree: How an innovative,

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Ford Invests in Future with New LED Lighting at Manufacturing Plants Globally

The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality. “Ford has a deep commitment to the environment”The 25,000 new LED fixtures will replace traditional HID and fluorescent lights, and

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UConn’s Gampel Pavilion to Get New Lighting

The bright lights shining on UConn’s national champion basketball programs will become more energy efficient and versatile. The school’s Board of Trustees this week approved a plan to spend $546,000 to replace the 216 lighting systems inside Gampel Pavilion with

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The Price Is Right for GE’s Smart Bulb

GE’s Link LED isn’t designed to blend in with the bulbs that came before it. With its clear globe and exposed hardware, it makes no attempt to pass itself off as an ordinary light, which is the recent approach we’ve

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Navigant Report Evaluates Market for LED Streetlighting Controls

Falling prices for LED street lights have spurred a global transition from older lamp technologies to the newer, more efficient, and more controllable lamp technology. Although the LED transition is in large part driving the adoption of new networked street

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The Sistine Chapel in Rome Gets New Lights

Let there be light. That is, essentially, what the Vatican Museums asked German lighting company Osram to do in the Sistine Chapel. Museum officials wanted to improve lighting so poor and patchy that some visitors struggled to clearly see famous

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Stadium Gets Advanced Lighting System

If it’s good enough for Yankee Stadium, it ought to be good enough for The Diamond in Lake Elsinore. The minor-league stadium is being outfitted with an advanced technology lighting system engineered by Musco Lighting, a smaller scale version of

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I WAS THERE FOR THAT ONE…BY BILL ATTARDI

How lucky can anyone get you ask………well, very lucky to be at Yankee Stadium last Thursday night to watch the walk-off hit by Derek Jeter on his last at-bat in his last game at Yankee Stadium. Walk-off means the Yankees

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Putting Linear LEDs to the Test by Craig DiLouie

By: Craig DiLouie – Over the past two years, light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires have begun competing effectively against the fluorescent troffer as performance increases and costs decrease. With nearly 1 billion fluorescent luminaires installed in the United States, according to the Department

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EC&M’s 2014 Top 20 Electrical Contractors

To find out more about the driving forces behind these firms’ success, details on what solidifies their position as leaders in the industry, hot and cold market analysis, and key trends shaping the business climate this year and next, read

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Hubbell, Totus, and Axis Integrate LED and Surveillance Technologies Into One Platform

Hubbell Lighting and TOTUS Solutions, the leading provider of outdoor lighting based security platforms, will debut Spaulding Lighting’s popular Cimarron LED fixture (CL1) controlled by the Integrated TOTUS Surveillance Platform™ (iTSP™) with a built-in Axis Communications multi-megapixel IP video surveillance

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Light Bulbs Get Smarter, but Not Easier

Connected bulbs are coming to a hardware store near you. But why would you want them? Smartbulbs can be programmed to wake you in the morning, turn on when you’re coming home or change the mood to “romantic dinner” with

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Aerelight Sees a Flat Future for Luxury Lighting

OLEDs aren’t just the stuff of high-end flatscreen displays–in a few years, we could be lighting our entire homes with them. Big players like Philips, DuPont and Konica Minolta are already making moves in the space, and LG has even

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DP&L Awards Victoria Theatre Association a Rebate for Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrades

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) awarded Victoria Theatre Association a rebate of $67,650 for extensive lighting upgrades in The Arts Garage. Over the summer they replaced 445 lighting fixtures with energy efficient LED fixtures that will save 519,387 kilowatt

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The 2014 IES Progress Report is Closed

The IES Progress Committee selections for this year will be presented in a live presentation at the IES Annual Conference on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Pittsburgh. For information on the annual conference please visit www.ies.org/ac

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Wembley Stadium Arch to Become Interactive Lighting Display

Earlier this year, mobile operator EE announced a partnership with the home of the England national soccer team, Wembley Stadium. The six-year deal includes the installation of “state-of-the-art technologies” at the stadium. For more information, please visit Gizmag.

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Upper Township Receives $175,605 Bid for Baseball Field Lighting

The township has received just one bid of $175,605 for lighting equipment and poles at baseball fields in Amanda’s Field. A second bidder apparently decided not to bid on the project because he didn’t think he could be competitive with

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Philips to Spin-Off Lighting Solutions Business Into Separate Company

The Philips Lighting Solutions business has annual sales of approximately US $9 billion excluding the company’s Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses, which were recently spun off into another separate lighting business. The  press release said Philips’ Lighting Solutions

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What’s New in ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 By Craig Dilouie

The major changes to ASHRAE/IES 90.1 2013’s Section 9 (lighting) include: • adjusted lighting power densities (LPD) • more stringent lighting control requirements • a new table format for determining lighting power and control requirements in individual spaces http://lightingcontrolsassociation.org/

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