Monthly Archives: June 2015

Building Energy Management Systems

This Navigant Research report assesses the global market for BEMSs, including the software, services, and hardware components. The market landscape continues to evolve as trends such as corporate awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) and demand for data-driven decision

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OLED Lighting 2015-2022: Reassessing Markets and Momentum

A year ago the outlook for OLED lighting seemed to brighten a bit, anticipating that new capacity build-outs and continued development would enable higher outputs and lower costs, and finally start to unlock broad market demand. Unfortunately these efforts largely

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for June 2015

Check out Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for June 2015. This month we are featuring LED products from Acuity Brands, Eaton Cooper Lighting, Cree, EYE Lighting, Forest Lighting, GE, Hubbell Lighting, Lutron, Nora Lighting and Osram Sylvania.   Read more

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Italy’s Largest LED Road Lighting Upgrade

More than 140,000 LED luminaires have been installed around Milan in what is said to be the largest LED road lighting upgrade in Italy. Most of the fittings are Italo lanterns (pictured). They’ve been installed by AEC Illuminazione, which won

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Bright New Ideas in LED Lighting

LED light bulbs are much more efficient and longer lasting than their incandescent counterparts, but without all the “baggage” of compact fluorescent lights. LEDs don’t contain mercury, they reach full brightness instantly, and they have a more pleasing color spectrum

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Webinar—High-Efficiency Parking Lighting Strategies for Federal Agencies

On July 16, there will be a 60-minute live webinar to provide useful information and an overview of the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign, where federal facilities managers can go to find the technical resources they need, including

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AdVenture Marketing Conference – Early Bird Deadline July 8

The early bird deadline for the upcoming AdVenture Marketing Conference is quickly approaching – Wednesday, July 8. The NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference focuses on the education and networking needs of industry marketing professionals. The conference will feature high-impact sessions facilitated

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Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus Commercial Building Retrofit Starts Construction in LA

Upon completion, the newly-retrofitted 142,000 square foot Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute, is designed to be an “intelligent building of the future” and generate more energy on annual basis than it uses. The building will demonstrate the future of

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UL And NEMA Announce Revisions to UL 943 GFCI Standard

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announce changes to the UL Standard 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) (Tri-national harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520) that will take effect on June 29, 2015.

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New Smart Lightbulb Emulates the Sun in Your Home

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your

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Territory Sales Manager- (1) Metro NY Area, (1) NJ/PA Area

Topaz Lighting and Electric is looking for one Territory Sales Manager for the Metro NY territory and one for the New Jersey/Pennsylvania territory. Reporting to the VP of Corporate Business Development, this position manages all selling activities of Topaz’s Lighting

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Regional Sales Manager-Southern Region

Topaz Lighting and Electric is looking for a Regional Sales Manager-Southern Region. Reporting to the National Sales Manager, this position manages all selling activities of Topaz’s Lighting and Electrical products through electrical distributors while increasing sales, building brand awareness, and

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2015 Update of World LED Lighting Markets

The Frost & Sullivan report shows LED lighting will go mainstream in 2015 and be a fully established global market by 2019. By late 2014, LED lighting was closing in on 40% penetration of the global lighting market. It was

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Bulb Price Wars Drives Cree LED Business Restructure

The U.S. LED manufacturer announced Wednesday that “the company has decided to restructure the LED Products business to reduce excess capacity and overhead to improve the cost structure moving forward.” The decision to slim down its LED business was attributed

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Chicago School District Reduces Lighting Wattage By 40% with Acuity Brands Integrated LED Lighting and Controls

Community Consolidated School District 59 in Illinois selected LED lighting and controls from Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) to improve the overall learning environment in its schools. Graybar, the electrical distributor tasked with effectively keeping the project on schedule and

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9 Cool Things Lights Can Do Thanks to the IoT

The market for the internet of things (IoT), or internet-connected objects, is exploding, and it’s going to change the lighting industry, our homes and our cities, in very big ways. Some of them are undeniably gimmicky, while others do really

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Panasonic Shuts Down Fluorescent Light Production in Indonesia, Laying Off 700 Employees

Panasonic’s lighting business, including bulbs and fluorescent lights, was once a major profit generator for the company. The spread of LEDs, however, has forced the company to review its traditional lighting businesses. The company has spun off its fluorescent lamp

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GREEN CREATIVE Launches PAR REFINE Series High CRI LED Lamps

GREEN CREATIVE Launches PAR REFINE Series High CRI LED Lamps – The new PAR REFINE Series includes PAR38, PAR30 long and short neck and PAR20 lamp types in spot, narrow flood and flood beam angles. All PAR REFINE series lamps

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MaxLite Introduces ENERGY STAR Qualified Omnidirectional LED A-lamp 

Redesigned with a rounder, more traditional bulb shape and offered at a price point under $10, MaxLite’s new ENERGY STAR qualified LED omnidirectional A19 lamp makes switching to LED seamless for consumers. The lamp looks just like a traditional incandescent

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IIoT Smart Lighting Report Shows 100% Increase In Intelligent Features Since Last Year

Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 C&I luminaires worldwide. “Since introducing our first reports in 2013, we added a smart lighting focus,

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