Monthly Archives: November 2015

BIG FISH IN SMALL POND STRATEGY BY BILL ATTARDI

Let me share what I am learning teaching graduate and undergraduate classes at Monmouth University. We talk a lot about content marketing, the whole product concept, social media, the smart information age, the high-tech life cycle. How a phone is

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Walmart Great Value 10W LED Light Bulb at $4.88

LED light bulbs hit a new milestone this year, with 60W replacements selling for less than $5, no rebates necessary. One of those low-cost options can be found on the shelf at Walmart. Sold under the “Great Value” brand name,

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Channels and Complexity By Ted Konnerth, Egret Consulting Group

There’s a lot of buzz about disintermediation lately and most of it is directed towards Lighting. And there is a very good reason why Lighting takes the brunt of it…. It’s the most complex electrical product vertical. I’ve often said

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Japan Energy-Efficiency Plan to Switch Off All Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Tubes

The government plans to phase out all incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes by fiscal 2020 and light up the nation with highly energy-efficient LED. A rapid shift to LED light sources is expected to occur when light bulbs and

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Apple Rumored to Adopt OLED Displays in iPhone from 2018

Following the announcement, South Korea LG Display has started to scale up production capacity in Paju, South Korea.. The report noted it will be difficult for Apple to secure panels to meet the demand for 200 million phones that the

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UK County to Switch 16,000 Streetlights to LED

The current stage (2015-2016) for collection are reported at 5,600 with a further 2,800 fixtures estimated for collection and conversion by November 2015. Thus, approximately 12,000 streetlights are expected to be collected throughout the period from 2016 to 2017. The

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CLTC Collaborates with Southern California Edison

CLTC, in partnership with Southern California Edison, recently kicked off a new project portfolio to assess controls, lighting, and daylighting technologies and their potential for commercial applications. The new projects will have elements of market assessment, EM&V, and selected demonstrations.

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Energy Use Reporting through Lighting Control Systems

CLTC, in collaboration with Sempra Utilities, developed a test methodology to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems (ALCS). One of the features of networked lighting controls is the ability

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Amerlux Chaperone LED Indirect Luminaire for Garage Applications

The new Amerlux Chaperone is transforming dark, uncomfortable parking environments into safe, pedestrian-friendly venues with high levels of visibility and safety in an elegant style. Crisp and attractive, Chaperone LED Indirect Garage Luminaire greatly reduces glare, giving the comfort of

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DOUG BORCHERS LEAVES ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY

Dickman Supply announced on Monday, November 23 that Doug Borchers would be leaving the industry. In addition to his work at Dickman, we should point out that during Doug’s career in electrical distribution, he spent time working with the National

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Eaton Launches The Lighting reSOURCE Online Informational Hub

The site features educational content including energy and LED tool kits, incentive maps, energy savings calculators and original content about lighting industry trends, regulations and innovations, in addition to photo galleries to inspire designs. For over 20 years, Eaton’s SOURCE

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Canada’s Sixth Largest City Scales up LED Streetlight Replacement Budget

Several Canadian cities have announced plans to swap their old traditional streetlights for more energy efficient LED lights, but the country’s sixth largest capital Mississauga, located in Southern Ontario underestimated the finance it would need. Initially, the Mississauga council aimed

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Horseheads, NY to Buy Street Lighting from NYSEG

The NY State Public Service Commission (Commission), as part of its continuing effort to lower municipal energy costs across the State, today said it had approved separate requests to sell utility-owned streetlights to three municipalities: Town of West Seneca (Erie

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Global Lighting Fixtures Market to US $215.29 Billion by 2021

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Lighting Fixtures Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2021” the lighting fixtures market was valued at US $136.30 bn in 2014; and

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India to Cut Half of its Energy Bill with LED Streetlights

India’s Panaji state cabinet decided to switch all conventional streetlights to LED. The conversion will cost about US $13.9 million. The project will be executed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) within six months, reported the Times of India. Conventional

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Binghamton, New York Kicks Off 7K LED Streetlights Switch

Several test LED lights were installed in the city earlier in mid- 2015. The project will cost US $4 million but the energy and maintenance savings will offset the expense in the long run. The project is expected to be

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Universal’s EVERLINE® LED Retrofit Kit

Simplifies the transition from fluorescent to LED. Linear fluorescent technology represents an estimated 80% of the installed equipment and 72% of total annual energy consumption for commercial lighting making it the perfect candidate to upgrade to LED with a retrofit.

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC HELPS MISSISSIPPI CITY SAVE THOUSANDS

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The city of Tupelo should start saving $140,000 or more each year for the next two decades by upgrading to more efficient lighting at athletic fields, parks and government buildings. Under the energy savings contract with

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GE’s Intelligent Streetlight Comes to NYC

Watch the video… Connecting a city to the Industrial Internet drives the change that can help turn challenges into opportunities. From parking optimization to more efficient emergency responses and more, the possibilities are endless. Imagine if your street light could

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Disintermediation Strategy: A Fact of Our New Lighting Life by Chris Brown

The recent discussions regarding disintermediation should be stirring conversation on how distribution deals with a fact of our new lighting life: Some manufacturers will choose to (or feel forced to) deal directly with our end users. Disintermediation is here, and

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