Monthly Archives: April 2017

LED On Washington Metro Enrages City Bigwigs

The trains on the Washington Metro, which is the third largest and third busiest transport system in the United States, have recently been upgraded to feature white-blue LED light. Detractors of the upgrade, of which there are many, have labeled

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Viribright Lighting Launches New Line of LED Light Bulbs

Patented technology allows Viribright to deliver high-caliber light performance at an affordable price. Viribright carefully engineers every bulb to create uniform light dispersion and minimize glare, creating a more pleasant viewing experience. All Viribright LED light bulbs are designed to

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Amerlux Adds Upper Reflector with Solite Lens as a Standard Offering for Square Downlights

Resolving the challenge to project even illumination from square downlights when using a round LED light source, Amerlux has developed a patent-pending upper reflector that can be combined with the Solite optic for square downlight families. This cutting edge optical

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Zumtobel Lighting-as-a-Service Deal Guarantees Light Levels and Energy Savings

Zumtobel Group’s new services operation has announced its first LaaS installation, at an Austrian plastics factory that is spending nothing upfront on new LED lighting but is instead paying a monthly fee for guaranteed lighting levels and energy reduction. The

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US Navy Told to ‘Buy American’ When It Comes to LED

President Donald Trump is laying down the law when it comes to ensuring that the federal government, which is one of the largest employers in the world, buys American. This means it is boom time for US manufacturers when it

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NEMA Publishes Standard on Test Methods for Temporal Light Artifacts

NEMA 77-2017 Temporal Light Artifacts: Test Methods and Guidance for Acceptance Criteria. Temporal Light Artifacts (TLA) are undesired changes in visual perception induced by a light stimulus whose luminance or spectral distribution fluctuates with time, such as flicker and stroboscopic

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Ushio America Introduces Ubiquity™ LED T8 Direct Replace Tubes

These lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps on most instant-start and programmed-start electronic ballasts. There’s no need to rewire fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing electronic ballast, saving labor and

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NEMA Calls on Secretary of Energy to Complete Rulemaking for General Service Lamps

The Department of Energy (DOE) began the rulemaking in December 2013 and published two rules on January 19, 2017, addressing only one of the issues that Congress required for the rulemaking. These rules did not address the key issue on

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Philips Launches Wireless Smart Office Lighting Rather Than PoE to Reach the Masses

Philips Lighting today launched a wireless lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) initiative for commercial offices, hoping to convince building managers to implement smart Internet-connected lighting schemes that Philips has addressed to date with more expensive wired offerings based on Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2017

April’s Top 10 LED Products are in and EW’s editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Atkore, EPCO, Focal Point llc, Leviton, Maxlite, Modern Forms, WAC Lighting and Wattsopper. If you have a new product

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Leviton Rolls Recent Acquisitions Into New Lighting Business Unit

Leviton is finally taking the plunge in the lighting industry. After acquiring three lighting companies over the past couple of years, the Melville, NY-based manufacturer best known for wiring devices and controls announced it has consolidated its recent lighting acquisitions

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Strategies Unlimited: Global Luminaires – Market Analysis and Forecast 2017

This report analyzes the market for the top luminaire form factors installed and provides detailed forecast and penetration of all technologies by major general lighting applications from year 2016 to 2022. Due to the surging application of the Internet of

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Strategies Unlimited: The Worldwide Market for LEDs – Market Analysis and Forecast 2017

In 2016 the LED component market saw a slight stabilization of the price erosion that swept the market in 2015. Though the mid-power LED package market may feel some price stabilization for now, the high-power LED package market may see

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Lutron Integrates with Google Home

that allows homeowners to easily control their Lutron Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS lighting systems using the Google Assistant, offering greater flexibility and peace of mind. Now –with a few words– you can have hands-free assistance controlling lights

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LEDs 98 Percent of Lighting Market by 2025

According to the latest report ‘Global LED Lighting Market (2017 Update)’, from Frost & Sullivan’s Homes & Building team, the LED lighting market accounted for almost 60 percent of global lighting in 2016 and was worth $47.3 billion, growing 18.1

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Energy Benchmarking Policies Lead to Installation of Energy-Saving Technologies

New York City facility managers who measure the energy performance of their buildings are investing in energy-saving technologies and operational improvements in order to improve their buildings’ energy efficiency, according to a survey http://www.nema.org/Technical/HPB/pages/default.aspx conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers

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The Global Lighting, Design and Technology Community Connects at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017

When the global lighting, design and technology community converges at LIGHTFAIR® International in Philadelphia May 7 – 11, professionals from around the world will discover a full slate of industry-specific networking events available to elevate and enhance the trade show

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Smart Cameras Will Help Spokane Light Its Roads More Intelligently

Fresh off a smart lighting project in which it relies in part on intelligence sent by remote IBM Watson computers, controls company Echelon is now also beefing up its ability to think on its own, as it has installed a

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Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions for Smart LED Lighting

Fulham Co., Inc., announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham’s strategic European expansion. Fulham has been developing its

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Over 10 Million LED Bulbs Distributed in UP at Rs 80 (US$1.31)

The citizens of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India have replaced 10 million inefficient bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, distributed under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme. UP has been the fastest state in the country to achieve

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