Monthly Archives: April 2016

Global Revenue for Lighting as a Service Is Expected to Reach $1.6 Billion in 2025

A lack of experience with the new lighting and lighting controls products is giving way to LaaS, shifting the way the solutions involved in a modern lighting system are provided to building end users. According to a new report from

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Major League Baseball Opens with LEDs in San Diego and Arlington

Musco Lighting and Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting each have announced new high-profile, sports-venue, LED-based lighting projects that came to light with the dawn of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres in San Diego,

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Chicago Announces Plans to Switch to LED Streetlights

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project outlined the initiative’s goal to update 270,000 city lights in the next four years. Currently, there are approximately 348,500 outdoor lights across Chicago, including street, alley, viaduct, pathway and lakefront lights. The city plans to

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Sensity Systems Joins Panasonic’s CityNow Initiative to Accelerate the Transformation of Smart Cities

Today, about 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban environments. By 2050, an estimated 70 percent will live in these areas, putting cities under even greater pressure to modernize their private and public infrastructure and services. Sensity’s Internet

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Lighting Control Rebates Going Strong

About two-thirds (64%) of the United States is covered by prescriptive lighting rebates, according to BriteSwitch, http://briteswitch.com/index.html a rebate fulfillment company. These rebates can significantly reduce the installed cost of new lighting in existing buildings and improve payback by 20-25%,

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Circadian Lighting Is Developed to Help Dementia Patients at UK Hospital

UK smart lighting and LED specialist PhotonStar said it has completed a circadian lighting installation at a dementia ward in London where the dynamically changing light levels are expected to improve patient health. The system of 56 LED downlights at

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Current, Powered by GE, Acquires Daintree Networks to Transform Buildings from Idle to Intelligent

Current, powered by GE, announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service offering to small- and medium-size

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ENERGY STAR Lighting Webinar Series

In recent years, EPA has worked with stakeholders to raise the bar for efficient lighting. Building on more than 20 years of partnership to foster the future success of the ENERGY STAR program for lighting, EPA is hosting a webinar

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DOE Announces Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance & Suitability (LAMPS) Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies (ET) program is announcing the availability of up to $3 million for a new program focused on developing higher-efficacy and cost-effective replacement lamps in general illumination applications. ET’s program seeks

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Celebrating Earth Day with Low-Cost ENERGY STAR Certified LED bulbs

In celebration of Earth Day, more consumers will benefit from lower utility bills and discover the simple choice for energy savings—ENERGY STAR! Beginning this spring and continuing through Earth Day, Greenlite and the Dollar Tree are launching a nationwide promotion

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Rethinking Lighting by Chris Brown & Bill Attardi

The End of Lighting as we Know it or Welcome to Lighting’s Innovation Era. Digital IoT control, continuing advances in the solid-state technology and new business models for installing and selling lighting are rewriting the rules of the lighting game.

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Big Threat or Big Opportunity by Gary Thomas

There are growing discussions in the electrical distribution community about the threat of select manufacturers and certain mega-Internet companies circumventing existing distribution channels by selling direct to end-users. It is referred to as “disintermediation”, and some fear that such a

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LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 Opens April 24 in San Diego to Reveal Light and Technology in a New Language

Thousands of professionals from around the world will experience and explore light and technology in a new language in the Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® (April 24 – 25) and Trade Show & Conference (April 26 – 28). More than 600 exhibitors

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TOPAZ OPENS NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN PHILLY AREA

Holtsville, NY April 11th, 2016 – Topaz Lighting, a leading manufacturer, and distributor of lamps, LED lighting products and electrical fittings, announces the opening of its new Philadelphia-area distribution center at 905 Wheeler Way in nearby Langhorne, PA.   Read

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DOE Rulemaking Could Dash California Title 20 Sting

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is purportedly readying regulations on general service lamps, including both LED-based products and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that would in part negate the widely-criticized California Title 20 rulemaking. Evidently, the DOE policy will require

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LEDinside Reports Global LED Market Posts First YoY Decline in 2015

The latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds the total value of the global LED market (include both visible and non-visible LED products) arrived at US$14.32 billion in 2015, representing YoY growth of -3%. The market witnessed its

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EW’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for April 2016

Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2016 are in. Congratulations to the following companies for being featured: EPCO, Everline, Green Creative, JESCO Lighting, Litetronics, Luraline, MaxLite, Shat-R-Shield, Solais/PowerSecure International and WAC Lighting. http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-product-picks-april-2016#slide-0-field_images-32161

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Philips Said to Name Banks for Possible Lighting Unit IPO

Royal Philips NV has named six banks and filed draft documents to the Dutch market regulator for a possible initial public offering of its lighting division even as a process to sell the business through an auction continues, according to

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NEMA’s Publishes ANSI C78.374-2015: Light-Emitting Diode Package Specification Sheet for General Illumination Applications

The purpose of this new standard is to specify the standardized white light-emitting diode (LED) package specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communication between LED package producers and users in general illumination applications. The minimum defined

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The Great Lighting Debate of 2016

How to successfully position your Company in Today (and Tomorrow’s) Lighting Industry – IMARK Showcase 4/5/16 Presenters: Bill Attardi aka ‘Captain Sunshine’ vs. Chris Brown aka ‘Chicken Little’ A debate on the Future of the Lighting Industry (and how you

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