Monthly Archives: May 2015

ENERGY STAR Luminaires V2.0 Final Specification

The specification, cover letter, and a document with considerations for recertification of existing products can be found at http://www.energystar.gov/luminaires There will be an informational overview of the changes to the Luminaires program on June 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM Eastern

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline at Start of 2015

As expected, due to energy efficiency regulations the index for T12 lamps declined for the fifth consecutive quarter on a year-over-year (y/y) basis, dropping by 39.5 percent. T8 shipments also posted a double digit decline, decreasing by 21.7 percent. Shipments

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NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index Shows Mixed Results During First Quarter

Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 percent year-over-year (y/y) during 2015Q1. However, the quarter-to-quarter change was in negative territory, with a decline of 3.6 percent. Emergency lighting and fixtures gained ground

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NEMA Reaffirms Lighting System Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed its ANSI C81 standards for lamp bases and holders. http://www.NEMA.org • ANSI C81.61-2009 (R2014) American National Standard for Electrical Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps • ANSI C81.62-2009 (R2014) American National

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New 8’ LED Plug-And-Play Tubes Big Hit At LightFair 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/26/2015 CONTACT: David Shiller, Espen Technology Inc. 412-897-6432 david@espentech.com New 8’ LED Plug-And-Play Tubes Big Hit At LightFair 2015 Santa Fe Springs, CA | May 26, 2015 Espen Technology, a leading manufacturer of LED and fluorescent products

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Smart Lighting Heats Up

Startups selling Internet-connected lightbulbs are rising. Lighting giants like Philips and GE? Reeling. You could feel the excitement at the 2015 Lightfair, the annual lighting-industry trade show, held this year in New York City. General Electric GE -0.83% , one

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Can you spell … Disintermediated? by David Gordon

That was the subject line of an email received this morning from a distributor. The body of email had a link: http://creesolutions.com/Solutions/NoHassles Which started a thought process of: • Is this really disintermediation when there are a number of lighting

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New OLED Lighting Report for May 2015 To Be Released

Industry analyst firm n-tech Research has announced it will be releasing its latest report on the OLED lighting market the week of May 26th.  The report, “OLED Lighting 2015-2022: Reassessing Markets and Momentum” continues the firm’s coverage of the OLED

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Forest Lighting T8 LED Lamp

The Forest Lighting T8 LED Lamp is designed to perform efficiently in places where old-fashioned fluorescent lamps had been used. Our T8 LED tubes incorporate integral drivers, so out-moded failure-prone fluorescent ballasts are eliminated. Lighting systems are simplified. Forest Lighting

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Tops Market by Cree

Tops® Markets operates 153 full-service supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. When it came time to select a lighting solution for the new store in Geneva, New York, who better to turn to than Cree. Recently, Tops had been

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HID Lamp Indexes Decline During First Quarter 2015

Sodium vapor lamp shipments fell 11.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the same period last year. Shipments of mercury vapor lamps retreated by 18.4 percent year-over-year (y/y). Although the index for metal halide lamps registered a modest

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Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting, LLC

Leviton announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires. Intense Lighting, based in Anaheim, Calif., enhances Leviton’s current product offerings with a wide variety of specification grade LED lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality,

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Leviton Launches Company’s First Mobile Applications

Leviton recently launched the company’s first mobile applications (apps): Leviton 2 Go, the Leviton Library, the Leviton Title 24 and Leviton’s Captain Code® NEC®. The free apps from Leviton serve as a major digital stride for the company and were

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Smart LED Lighting Solutions Wow Attendees at Lightfair 2015 in Big Apple

Smart lighting customized for the user experience was the key theme shaping many of the new LED lamps, fixtures and controls in 500-plus booths at the 2015 Lightfair International trade show and conference, held this week at the newly refurbished

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Utilities Embracing Disruptive Energy, Non-Wires Alternatives

Utilities appear to be increasingly embracing disruptive energy as a business opportunity, rather than opposing it — albeit with some nudging from their regulators. The trend is particularly pronounced in New York, where this week Consolidated Edison — one of

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Soraa Directional Wireless LED Lamps

The PAR30L LED lamp offers wireless control and provides users a variety of customizable remote functions, including dimming, control of lamps in user-defined groups, and user-designed preset lighting scenes. Due to the directional nature of the lamps, lighting layers can

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Stakeholder Update on Title 24 15-Day Language

During the last month Ecology Action has continued to work directly with CEC on the 2016 update to Title 24 to drive sensible revisions that will result in greater real energy savings than current regulations. The revision process is nearing

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Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

The DOE is making up to $12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar support workforce, including professionals in the insurance, real estate and utility industries, who consumers rely on when they choose solar. An additional $5 million will

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Making The Case For Control & Monitoring Systems For Municipal Street Light Installations

Municipal streetlight installations can save money using LEDs. A lot of money can be wasted if cities don’t also install a control and monitoring system for maintenance. LED street lighting by itself commonly saves around 50 percent or sometimes even

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Utility Investment in Energy Efficiency Programs Continues to Increase, But We Need More

Energy efficiency programs – rebates, information, and market development efforts that make saving energy in our homes and businesses easy and cheap – are a key piece of the nation’s clean energy strategy. A new report shows that last year,

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