Monthly Archives: October 2014

Global Energy Efficiency Market Hits $310 Billion

The global energy efficiency market is worth at least $310 billion a year and growing, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report also finds that energy efficiency finance is becoming an established market segment,

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Kimco’s Illumi-Nation Program Sparks New Era of Lighting Quality and Efficiency for its Shopping Centers

Kimco Realty Corp. http://www.kimcorealty.com the nation’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, today announced the formal launch of its Illumi-Nation Program, a property improvement initiative for exterior lighting systems that is expected to significantly

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Ameresco to Partner with the City of Redmond for Comprehensive ESPC

Ameresco, Inc. and the City of Redmond, Oregon announced today they are partnering on a comprehensive $1.2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve City buildings and enhance efficiency. As part of the ESPC project, Ameresco conducted an energy

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7,000 Osram LEDs Illuminate the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel in Rome is now illuminated by a novel lighting solution from Osram. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced in unprecedented quality, bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs.

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DOE Announces New Grant Topics to Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

Topics for this funding opportunity include solid-state lighting. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply. More information and application requirements can be

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DOE Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule

Supporting the goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building

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CLTC Offers LED Lamp Performance Testing Program and Database

CLTC has implemented a third-party LED lamp performance testing program and a public database to house the test results. The LED Performance Database will help utilities and other users understand how the LED lamp market is changing and identify which

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Pemco Holdings Completes LED Street Light Project

The Brunswick Landing LED Street Lighting Improvement Project at the former Naval Air Station in Brunswick, ME pioneered the use of dimming controls on public street lighting in the USA, includes the upgrade of 650 street and area lights with

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Energy Star Day: The Power of The Little Blue Label

$300 billion in savings. That’s how much consumers and businesses have saved on utility bills in the last 22 years because of the ENERGY STAR program. For more than 20 years, people across the country have looked to EPA’s ENERGY

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Become a Certified Electrical Professional

Thinking about becoming a Certified Electrical Professional (CEP)? The next CEP exam is scheduled for January 12-23, 2015. Register before the early bird deadline on December 1 to save. To learn more, register for the informational webinar on November 4

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Green Creative BYPass T8

This TITANIUM LED SERIES 4.0 T8 Tube has been designed and engineered for demanding commercial applications. This lamp uses an innovative coated glass design that diffuses heat and light more efficiently than plastic. As a result of its compact light

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ConTech Lighting LED Wall Sconces

A new line of Quadris wet location listed LED wall sconces: the standard 12W WS075Land now the taller 16W sconce WS085L Both sconces feature a metal faceplate over a white acrylic diffuser, providing a soft luminous glow while illuminating the surrounding

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DOE Updated Recommendations for Testing and Reporting LED Luminaire Reliability

A revised version of that report–the latest in a series on LED product performance and reliability–has just been published by the NGLIA’s LED System Reliability Consortium (LSRC). Because the importance of some lighting parameters is dependent on the particular application,

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LEDs and The Worldwide Market for Lighting Fixtures

The fifth edition of the CSIL Research is mainly based on around 300 interviews with manufacturers and retailers of lighting fixtures worldwide during the first half of 2014, plus statistical data and overall CSIL market knowledge in the lighting fixtures

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Lighting for Tomorrow by Craig DiLouie

It’s an exciting time to be in the lighting industry. Today, lighting systems can alter spaces without physically changing them, revitalize urban areas, facilitate interaction and community, communicate information, make spaces more interactive, and affect well-being. As technology capabilities increase

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Civilight North America Releases Broad Portfolio of LED Lamps

Civilight North America is now in volume production with their broad portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market, offered in three series – Architectural, Professional and Commercial. http://www.civilight-na.com Architectural 10-watt MR16 Architectural 10-watt LED A19 Architectural 6-watt LED

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New Jersey District Cuts Costs with LED Lighting Upgrade

New Jersey’s New Brunswick Public Schools is retrofitting all 10 of its schools with LED tube lights to reduce use of electricity and natural gas. Comprising more than 40,000 Generation 3 LED lights from Revolution Lighting, the upgrade is one

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Samsung Scales Down LED Lighting as Outlook Dims

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what was identified as a key growth business just four years ago. Learn more via Yahoo

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100 Watt LED Comparison

http://www.cnet.com/reviews/ Cree GE Philips Sylvania Utilitech Lumens 1600 1600 1680 1600 1600 Watts 18 16 19 19 16 Efficiency (lm/W) 89 100 88 84 100 Est. yearly energy cost $2.17 $1.93 $2.29 $2.29 $1.93 Color temperature (stated / measured) 2,700

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A Building Within A Building at University of California, San Diego by Samantha Schwirck

Sculpting an hourglass-shaped lecture hall within an existing, two-level library brings new face-to-face with old at UCSD. Linear LED sources were specified inside the lecture hall for their efficiency, dimming capabilities and lack of maintenance needs. Hidden LED strands are

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