Monthly Archives: December 2014

Everything You Need to Know About the Times Square Ball

Every year, upward of a million people in Times Square — and more than a billion worldwide — watch the ball drop as they count down to the new year. As you tune in or watch in person this go

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Chinese Investment in US Business – A Growing Trend in the Energy Sector

U.S. energy companies looking for investors or to sell should be looking to China, where investors are waiting with cash in hand to make deals with U.S. businesses. The United States continues to be the most attractive destination for Chinese

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More Lighting Blues: Yes, Gadgets are Ruining Our Sleep

Don’t take the new e-readers from Santa Claus to bed. The light will ruin your sleep. That’s the conclusion yet again of another study into the health effects of blue-spectrum light emitted by screens and by LED lighting, many of which

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Lighting Strikes Twice on San Francisco Bay Bridge

$4 million in additional funding has been found to turn 25,000 temporary flashing LED lights on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge into a permanent art installation. The lights, which run the length of the 1.8-mile western

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Have Yourself an Energy-Efficient Christmas

You can now dim or change the color of your Christmas tree lights from your phone, thanks to a new LED light chain from Osram – part of the Lightify range of smartphone-controlled products. The company says you can pick

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Churches Going Green to Save on Energy Costs

Some western Colorado churches are looking to the heavens to spend less on utilities, while others see hope in the flames of high-efficiency furnaces. Garfield County congregations are installing solar panels, new heating systems and LED lights to reduce energy

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A Tiny Technology to Brighten Skyscrapers

The technology that makes for a brighter display on your smartphone is primed for a revolution in the next five years—one that will also make it cheaper and more practical for businesses to illuminate their commercial office buildings. There’s one

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NY Law Aims to Cut Sky Glow from Outdoor Lighting

A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently is designed to preserve dark night skies by setting shielding requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies. Major industry and advocacy groups, including the International Dark Skies Association, worked

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Camden County to Install New LED Lights on Roads

Camden County has announced it will install new LED lights along several county roads and facilities in an effort to increase safety through implementing more sustainable energy. Learn more via NJ.com.

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Smart Buildings: Smart Wireless Lighting Controls 2014 to 2018

This Report is the NEW 2014 Definitive Resource for Smart Wireless Lighting Controls Market Research including Market Positioning, the Competitive Landscape, Market Sizing & Investment Analysis.  The OECD and EIA estimate that cutting the energy used by lighting by 40%

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EPA Releases New Version of Online Database for Incentives and Joint Marketing Exchange (DIME)

DIME is designed to provide partners with an easily accessible, user-friendly online search tool to help manufacturers and retailers identify incentive and marketing opportunities for promoting ENERGY STAR certified products, and to enable all partners to coordinate with the appropriate

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EPA Releases ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 Draft 1

The cover letter, draft, comments and agency response are available on the ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 product development webpage at www.energystar.gov/luminaires. Questions may be directed to Taylor Jantz-Sell, EPA, at Jantz-Sell.Taylor@epa.gov or (202) 343-9042 or Austin Gelder, ICF, at Austin.Gelder@icfi.com or

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Check Out the EnergyWatchNews Events Page

http://energywatchnews.com/events/Now you can go to one place to plan the Shows & Events you want to attend throughout 2015. Catch the latest products and electrical technologies. Learn new market trends and innovations on the horizon from industry experts. Build your

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Warren Buffett Putting His Stamp on Smart Grid Technology

There is a good reason Warren Buffett’s name seems to be turning up everywhere in the energy sector. When he bought Nevada utility NV Energy last year, he said there would be further energy acquisitions. Already heavily involved in solar

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New York’s Dark Skies Bill a Model for Outdoor Lighting

New York Governor Cuomo signs into law the Dark Skies bill, which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting applications installed by state agencies. Specifically, the bill requires the use of properly shielded light fixtures to prevent unnecessary up- and side-lighting, thereby

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DOE Announces NOI for Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

A Notice of Intent (NOI) may be of interest to the SSL community. EERE seeks to develop, demonstrate, and transition to industry advanced sensing, instrumentation, monitoring, control, and process optimization using both advanced hardware and software platforms, as well as

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CLTC Helped to Successfully Commercialize Next-Generation Sensor

The commercialization of Echelon’s Lumewave MWX-LVE http://echelon.com/applications/lighting long-range outdoor microwave sensor illustrates CLTC’s success in supporting advanced next-generation sensors for adaptive outdoor applications. It can detect movement and distinguish between slow and fast moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and

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High-Efficacy Residential Lighting Guide Now Available

CLTC developed the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide to provide information about lighting products and key lighting principles and best practice recommendations. The guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals working on zero-net energy (ZNE) and sustainable residential

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Lighting Veterans Debate Future of LED Lighting in EnergyWatchNews.com

http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-veterans-debate-future-led-lighting-energywatchnewscom

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DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on High-Luminous-Flux LED Lighting in a High-Temperature Environment

The U.S. DOE has released a GATEWAY report on a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) area lighting was replaced with LED at three pole locations along a 7.2-mile stretch of the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border

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