Monthly Archives: January 2015

A TIME OF GREAT FORTUITY IN LIGHTING BY BILL ATTARDI

It’s now time to Connect the Lighting Industry Dots on the Opportunity side. You know what a sports nut I am and one thing is certain, every time you take the field, there is the threat of losing and the

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Ariel, a New LED Light Lasts 40 Years

The world of illumination is about to change thanks to Jake Dyson, who has developed a light that never goes out and is going to be released in May 2015. At full brightness, the product has enough power to run

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IES and IEEE Sign Memo of Understanding

This past Fall, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The three-year agreement (2014 – 2017), allows the two organizations to more actively collaborate and exchange technical information.

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Con Ed Offers Attractive DR Incentives for Large Commercial Buildings

New York’s Con Edison has some attractive incentives to offer the owners of large commercial buildings who participate in the utility’s summer demand response programs. The program will pay the owner of a building or buildings a maximum of $500,000

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New Minnesota Vikings Stadium to Install High Output LED Lighting from Ephesus Lighting

The New Minnesota Stadium has the capacity to seat up to 72,000 fans. In addition to housing the NFL franchise beginning in 2016, it will also host a wide assortment of events, including Super Bowl LII (2018), the 2019 NCAA

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California’s Title 24, Part 6’s New Standards Mandate Flexibility in Controls and Greater Lights-Out Time by Bill Millard

With the latest version of Title 24, Part 6, the California skyline is about to surrender some of its 24/7 nocturnal glow. The goal is for offices, corridors, stairwells, library stacks, parking garages, and other intermittently used structures to cease

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The Global Smart Lighting Market Accounted for Revenue of ≈ $22.36 Billion in 2014

The report presents a detailed market analysis of Smart lighting by incorporating complete pricing and cost analysis of components & products, product benchmarking, Porter’s analysis and PEST (Political, Economic, Social & Technological factor) analysis of the market. The report deals

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Philips Signs ‘Largest Street Lighting Upgrade’

CEO Frans van Houten told investors that the division’s performance in North America was “unsatisfactory”, and he has appointed a new head of Philips’ America Lighting business – in the form of Amy Huntington. “The company is in discussion with

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The LED Debate Continues at EnergyWatchNews

Chris Brown, CEO, Wiedenbach-Brown, Hawthorne, N.Y., identifies a ton of new competitors now selling LED products in his latest post on the energywatchnews.com blog. Think companies like Apple, Armstrong, Cisco, Corning and Google aren’t interested in getting a piece of the

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China LED Chip Production Value Expected to Surpass Taiwan’s in 2015-2016

While some China-based LED chip makers withdrew from the market, larger ones including San’an Optoelectronics, HC SemiTek, Suzhou Nanojoin Photonics and Aucksun used government subsidies to expand production capacities by adding 155-170 MOCVD sets in 2014. In 2015, more than

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C82.77-10-2014

American National Standard for Lighting Equipment–Harmonic Emission Limits–Related Power Quality Requirements​. Specifies harmonic limits, their methods of measurement, and power factor (PF) for lighting equipment. This standard covers all types of lighting equipment that is used for general illumination typically

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GREEN CREATIVE Releases Next Generation Plug And Play T8 DIR LED Tube

The new T8 DIR LED tubes come in three versions: T8 17W 4FT. DIR, T8 15W 4FT. DIR and T8 10W 2FT. DIR. All versions come in a frosted finish in 4000K and 5000K CCT. In addition, each tube has

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Cree LEDs Light up the Super Bowl

It remains to be seen whether opposing quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady will light up the scoreboard at Super Bowl XLIX, but it’s a sure bet that Durham-based Cree will light up the stadium. Learn more via NewsObserver.com.

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Philips CEO Rules Out Combined Lighting, Components Business Sale

The chief executive of Philips said on Tuesday that a combined sale of its lighting business, together with its lighting components business, is “not on the table”. Philips plans to separate its lighting arm in a year’s time, most likely

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Jason Brown Wins First U.S. Figure Skating Title

You remember Jason Brown, the son of Steve Brown and grandson of Bill Brown of A.L.P. Lighting Components……Well he made history again: Jason Brown, a YouTube sensation, the youngest U.S. Olympic men’s singles skater since 1976 and a Sochi bronze

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US Government Accelerates LED Street Light Push in DOE Program

President Obama announced an acceleration in the “Presidential Challenge for Outdoor Lighting” program that is being administered by the US DOE under the Better Buildings program. Obama had earlier called for 500,000 poles to be retrofitted with energy-efficient lighting, primarily

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The Challenges of Specifying LEDs

The many benefits associated with light-emitting diode (LED) illumination explain why it has “accelerated into the market place over the last decade at an unprecedented rate for a new light source,” said OSRAM SYLVANIA Director of Government & Industry Relations

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Lighting Product Markets in the World to 2019 – Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts

Between 2008 and 2014, the market increased with an average annual growth of 6.2%. China, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States represent the largest lighting product markets while the strongest annual growth is forecast to occur in

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Strategies Unlimited Forecasts COB LED Market to Grow to $4.4B in 2020

It is forecasted that the overall market for these COBs (Chips on Board) will grow significantly to $4.4 billion in 2020 from $1.5 billion in 2014, and the market will experience a very respectable 40% growth from 2014 to 2015.

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Jeffersonville Business Owners Lament LED Light Ban

A few Jeffersonville small business owners are fighting back against a city ordinance that bans an important element that they say is important to their economic success. Learn more via News and Tribune: News.

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