Monthly Archives: February 2015

LEDucation 9 Pre-Registration Discount to End on March 4th

The industry-leading event on LED Technology is set to take place on March 5 – 6th at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in the heart of Midtown. The exhibitor show floor is completely sold out with more than 230+

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Internet of Things Expected to Quadruple in Size by 2020

Organizations are seeing measurable benefits from Internet of Things (IoT) projects, and the number of overall IoT connections will more than quadruple between 2014 and 2020, according to a Verizon Enterprise Solutions report released Feb. 23. The report delves into

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Lutron’s Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminars

Lutron Electronics will visit 10 major markets starting in March 2015 with a brand new seminar that will help electrical contractors and engineers better meet the increasingly diverse demands of customers, while complying with rapidly-changing energy codes. The Commercial Energy

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Something for Nothing? New Invention Runs LED Lights ‘For Free’

Malcolm Wright has come up with a way for LEDs to piggyback on the power used by other devices, so they can be run ‘for free’. He calls his invention Electrical Energy By-Product Lighting, or EEBL. It works by inserting

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2015 LIGHTFAIR Keynote and Impact Speakers

Notable keynote and impact speakers are a part of the educational experience at 2015 LIGHTFAIR, which will feature 140 presenters during its five-day program May 3-7 in NY’s Javits Center: http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/index.cvn?id=10375 Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D. is a 2014 Nobel Prize Winner

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LED Takes on Fluorescent in Troffers by Craig DiLouie

According to the U.S. DOE, four out of five lamps in service in commercial buildings 2010 were fluorescent, with a majority used in troffer (cross between “trough” and “coffer”) luminaires. Available in standard 1′x4′, 2′x4′ and 2′x2′ sizes, these luminaires

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First Ever Smart Grid Event Set For June

On June 3-4, 2015, the brightest minds in the power distribution industry will gather in Brussels for the first ever Smart Grid Event. They will discuss the future of the electric grid as the world transitions to a cleaner and

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SSL is Stepping Up to the Plate in the Sports World

LED lighting, which is gaining a foothold in a rapidly growing number of applications, has reached a level where it can perform as well as, or better than, the incumbent technologies in one of the most demanding settings imaginable: a

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Call for Speakers for the 2015 IES Annual Conference

The IES is seeking experts to present at the 2015 Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, Indiana this November 8-10. Professionals from diverse disciplines will come together to explore, present, discuss, debate and exchange best practices in the art and

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Notice of Proposed Revisions to the California Building Energy Efficiency Code of Regulations, Title 24

The proposed language (45-Day Language Express Terms) is posted on the Energy Commission’s website at: energy.ca.gov/title24/2016standards/rulemaking/ The public comment period for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will begin February 13, 2015, and end at 5:00 p.m. on March 30,

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Osram’s Smart Lights Dial In on Quality

The Good: Osram’s tunable Lightify LEDs offer smart color-temperature controls that you won’t find with Belkin WeMo or Philips Hue Lux bulbs. They’re also the most efficient connected LEDs we’ve ever tested, and they work with WeMo, too. The Bad:

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Rebate Trends for 2015

2015 is shaping up to be another great year for rebates and incentives in North America. Over the past few months, rebate organizations have been busy updating their offerings and preparing their 2015 programs. While some programs ended at the

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Campus Looks To Improve University Lighting

The UCSB Police Department (UCPD) hosted its annual Lighting and Safety Walk Thursday evening to inspect light posts and light bulbs on campus in an effort to make the university safer and more light-efficient. UCPD officers, university staff, administrators, professors,

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CONNECTING THE WEAKNESSES BY BILL ATTARDI

wattardi@attardimarketing.com The traditional manufacturers have depended on their Supply Chain in the development of the traditional electrical / lighting industry. We all agree…… ‘but times, they are a changin’. Chris Brown is putting on his optimistic hat and will talk

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Philips Selling Off OLED Group

‘In line with our strategic direction, we announced our intention to divest our OLED activity to focus our business and resources on LED based connected systems and services,’ the spokesperson said. While Philips has said it will not outright sell

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City of San Diego Partners with GE to Improve Traffic, Reduce Energy Use and Costs

The Intelligent Cities partnership will explore enhanced sensors and Predix® — GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet which allows for advanced lighting control, traffic and parking optimization, and environmental monitoring and analysis. The work on the project, expected to

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Renaissance Renovation: LEDs On by John Paul Quinn

For more than 500 years, the Sistine Chapel and its artwork have been about the intricate interplay of color and light, ever since the first brushstrokes were applied to its walls and ceiling by artists such as Botticelli, Perugino, Signorelli,

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The Industrial Internet and the Future of Lighting

Watch GE Lighting President & CEO Maryrose Sylvester discuss the massive transformation underway in the lighting industry as the old incandescent lightbulb is replaced with smart LED systems and cities, companies, and consumers are empowered to cut costs and energy

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Indian LED Lighting Market Expected to Grow at a CAGR of Over 32% During 2015-2020

With relatively low LED light penetration and huge untapped opportunity, India has become an attractive market for both domestic as well as international LED players. The market has witnessed a phenomenal growth over the past five years and the trend

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North American Lighting State’s Large Manufacturer of Year

North American Lighting in Muscle Shoals has been named the Business Council of Alabama’s Manufacturer of the Year in the large company category. North American Lighting, the largest manufacturing-based employer in Northwest Alabama with more than 1,300 employees, makes automotive

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