Monthly Archives: November 2014

BEAUTY OF BLUE LIGHT BY STAN WALERCZYK, HCLP, CLEP, LC

 stan@lightingwizards.com   Several people have been stating that electric blue enriched white light, which can be considered 5000K or higher, for interior lighting is bad and may even damage health. Most of them have been siting various references. But all

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DOE Issues High Impact Commercial Building Technology Request for Information

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) of the DOE is requesting Interested parties to review the RFI for instructions on how to submit responses, and should not submit proprietary or confidential information. This is solely a request for information and not

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Osram LEDs Tested in New Off-Road Lighting Applications

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series–the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement

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2014 LED Revenue Growth Exceeds 100 Percent for Access Fixtures

Access Fixtures has announced that revenue from sales of LED products has exceeded a growth of 100 percent in a year-over-year analysis. Continuous advancements in LED technology enable the use of LED lighting in an increasing number of applications. Categories

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DOE Releases Important Supplements to Loan Guarantee Opportunity for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office has released important supplements to a previously announced DOE loan-guarantee solicitation. The solicitation makes up to $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the

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CLTC Providing Key Guidance on Draft Title 24 Residential Standards

California Lighting Technology Center is providing key guidance and coordination in developing the next generation of Title 24, Part 6 standards for residential applications. The proposed lighting measures in the draft 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will increase the adoption

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LED Lighting Marks a New Era

With the global LED lighting application market taking off, and business opportunities emerging fast, semiconductor firms, particularly LED driver IC vendors, around the globe have been exerting efforts to enhance their presence in the LED lighting market. Learn more via

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LEDs Are Revolutionizing the Lighting Industry

I took in NextEnergy’s Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference recently to find out about the advances being made in the lighting industry. “The key driver that’s shaping the industry today are LED’s,” says Mark Roush, the conference’s keynote speaker. “LED’s are

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Edition of Products and Standards Guide

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA published the 2015 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide ESPG, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards along with an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. Learn more via ApplianceMagazine.com.

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LIGHTING PROFESSIONALS SHOULD OWN A SPECTROMETER BY JAMES R. BENYA, PE, FIES, FIALD BENYA BURNETT CONSULTANCY

http://benyaburnett.com/ Chromaticity is the measure of the color of a light source. In lighting design, we use the correlated color temperature (CCT), measured in degrees Kelvin (or K) and the color quality, measured by color rendering index (or CRI), to

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Webinar on 2014 NGL Indoor Design Competition Winners

On Thursday, December 4, the U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance will host a 60-minute live webinar about the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Design Competition and what building managers can learn from the extensive process used to select NGL-winning products. In

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Halogen Lamps: Still the Standard to Beat by Craig DiLouie

Although LED directional lamps are steadily improving, halogen reflector lamps remain most popular for directional lighting applications and the gold standard to beat in terms of overall performance. Available in a wide range of configurations, halogen offers a number of

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USM Saves Over $10M in Energy Costs Since 2009

The University of Mississippi has used several energy conservation measures including turning off lights, unplugging appliances and even changing light fixtures. During fiscal year 2009, Southern Miss spent $7.2 million on energy costs. For FY 2014 which ended June 30,

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2014 SSL Market Development Workshop Presentations Posted

The ninth annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop, held November 12-13 in Detroit offered a rich mix of perspectives and insights from a diverse group of participants ranging from utilities and energy efficiency organizations to manufacturers and specifiers. The

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Lime Energy Develops Enhanced Supply Chain Value with Largest Energy Efficiency Equipment Distributor in the World

Lime Energy’s key strategic partner, Rexel Energy Solutions (RES), a division of Rexel Holdings USA, provides the supply chain and logistics solutions for all of Lime Energy’s major programs. Together, RES and Lime Energy have delivered over 450,000 MWh in

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LCA Launches New Education Express Course

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE101B: Introduction to Lighting Control Equipment. EE101A: Introduction to Lighting Control introduces students to the purpose, benefits and strategies of controllable lighting, from

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A Shift in Lighting: LED Bulbs Fall Below $8

Just over a year ago, a 60-watt equivalent light-emitting diode bulb was selling for about $10. Now, the price has come down again, with Philips offering its SlimStyle, a dimmable 75-watt equivalent, for slightly less than $8 at Home Depot

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USG Begins Project to Bring More Outdoor Lighting on Campus

The Undergraduate Student Government is undertaking a project to introduce more outdoor lighting on campus. According to Ella Cheng ’16, the chair of the University Student Life Committee, the idea began with her predecessor Greg Smith ’15, who met with

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Augustus Pitching $38.7 Million in Energy Improvements

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. is asking the City Council to approve a $38.7 million loan order to finance an additional phase of energy efficiency upgrades at various municipal facilities. Learn more via telegram.com.

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The Internet of Things and You by Jim Lucy

EW’s editors are hearing lots of industry chatter about electrical manufacturers investing in software that collects information from electrical devices like lighting fixtures, circuit breakers and wiring devices. As long as an electrical device has a node, it will have

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