Monthly Archives: September 2015

Does Your Replacement Lamp Qualify for California Utility Rebates?

CLTC is now the lead organization processing LED product report reviews for the upstream Residential Lighting Incentive Programs conducted by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. CLTC staff work with the utility Program Managers to identify product that will be considered for

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Lighting Systems Index Sees Increases During Second Quarter With Mixed Component Results

Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 2.2% year-over-year (y/y) and by 0.4% quarter-to-quarter during the second quarter of 2015. The increase was driven by emergency lighting and luminaires, which gained ground on

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EU Drives Take-Up of LED Streetlights Through EPC

The EU-backed Streetlight-EPC initiative aims to stimulate use of energy performance contracting (EPC) to drive take-up of energy-efficient streelighting refurbishment. The project hopes to get 36 EPC projects up and running in nine regions across the EU, triggering investments worth

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LEDucation Announces NEW Date and NEW Venue for 10th Anniversary Event

Due to overwhelming response and to accommodate more exhibitors and overall general attendance, LEDucation 10 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29th – 30th, 2016 in New York City at a new event location – The NY Hilton

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EW’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for October 2015

LED products from Acuity Brands, Cree, Hubbell Lighting, Edge Lighting, Espen Technology, JESCO, Litetronics, Nicor, Nora Lighting and Nordeon made EW’s picks for the October 2015 Top 10 LEDs. http://ewweb.com/gallery/sneak-preview-ews-top-10-led-product-picks-october-2015#slide-0-field_images-27131 http://ewweb.com/gallery/sneak-preview-ews-top-10-led-product-picks-october-2015#slide-0-field_images-27131

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New Mobile App: EC Cat Connection—Your Link to Manufacturer’s Catalogs

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine is partnering up with Electricsmarts to offer you an iPad app that contains hundreds of manufacturer’s catalogs. When you want pricing or product information, fire up the app and search by category or manufacturer name. This new

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Lighting Control Up 50 Percent in New Homes

Across the board, installed technologies play a key role in new construction, but some technologies—like lighting controls—are playing an even more important role than others these days. The biggest growth categories among builders are led by automated lighting controls (up

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Inside the New IES Method for Color Evaluation by Craig DiLouie

The color quality of light sources is critical in a broad range of applications, from making colors pop in retail merchandise to promoting social interaction by properly rendering skin tones. To evaluate, predict and discuss color quality, the industry relies

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Company Tackles Challenge of LED Upgrade at Art Museum in Kansas City

The internationally recognized Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, Mo., has more than 33,500 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and new American Indian and Egyptian galleries. So

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NICOR Adds a New Level of Ambience to Its LED Downlight Family with Sunset Dimming

Sunset dimming not only improves the flexibility of lighting, but now increases the overall color selection in a design space adding a new level of ambience.  ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (August 2015) – NICOR has taken its highly successful LED Downlight

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DISINTERMEDIATION IN THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY BY CHRIS BROWN

TED Publisher’s Note: So here we go. We have already posted stories about disintermediation and “Illumigeddon” at tedmag.com in the past. Now we are asking the questions to the manufacturers and distributors who are directly involved in the situation. This

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Color Rendering Method

The lighting industry appeared to be gearing up for another of its periodic format wars as battle lines were drawn this week over a proposed replacement for the Color Rendering Index. The Illuminating Engineering Society in the US has unveiled

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Xicato Publishes IES TM-30-15 Color Rendering Data for LED Modules

Xicato® published today on its website TM-30-15 Color Rendering results for its entire product range of XTM and XIM modules. TM-30-15 is a new method for quantifying color rendering properties of light sources that was recently published by the Illuminating

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Lighting Changes Proposed for ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard

Twenty-three addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are now open for public comment until October 4, 2015. To access the online comment database either to review documents currently posted for public review and

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The Climate Group Calls for All City Street Lighting to Switch to LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC, launched its new major global campaign LED = Lower Emissions Delivered, to encourage local governments, cities and utilities to embrace the carbon and cost benefits of switching to LED.

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DOE’s CALiPER Report 23: Photometric Testing of White-Tunable LED Luminaires

The advent of SSL has already brought substantial change to the lighting industry, and one recent development that’s especially intriguing is color-tunable luminaires http://energy.gov/eere/ssl/led-color-tunable-products — that is, luminaires that can change their spectral power distribution (SPD). Although versions of this

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New Method for Measuring Efficacy of LEDs Reduces Measurement Uncertainty Compared to Photometers

Researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a more accurate method of measuring the luminous efficacy of LEDs.                                

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MLS Buys 11 Percent Stake in Kaistar Lighting

Forest Lighting announced that its parent company, MLS, will purchase 10.91% of the outstanding shares of stock in Xiamen, China-based Kaistar Lighting. Kaistar Lighting is a joint venture established in 2011 by Epistar, Evertop, and Country Lighting. MLS is the

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Top Three Emerging LED Markets with Huge Economic Potential

LEDinside’s editorial team compiled data from China’s customs and other research organization reports to present an overview of market conditions of certain popular oversea markets. The following market evaluations are for reference purposes. 1) Egypt is Africa’s third largest economy,

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LEDs Illuminate Jerry World and the Nashville Predators NHL Arena

Musco Lighting has announced that it supplied LED-based lighting to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. The installation is based on Musco’s SportsCluster Green system. The company said it used custom optics to focus the light

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