Monthly Archives: June 2017

City of Chicago Contracts with Ameresco to Modernize and Connect Largest City

Working with Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a leading networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things™, the project is believed to be the largest city-led wireless smart street light program in the U.S., and will connect more

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The 2017 Electrical Wholesaling Top 200

Electrical Wholesaling’s annual listing of the 200 largest distributors of electrical supplies is the most in-depth ranking of the largest players in the electrical market available anywhere. Along with the ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors by 2016 sales

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New Standard Minimizes Cable Energy Loss for Power over Ethernet Lighting Systems

Today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new installation standard designed to ensure minimal energy loss for PoE lighting systems. ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Lighting Systems published ANSI C137.3 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Minimum Requirements for

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Decrease in the First Quarter of 2017

The linear fluorescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016 of 0.7 percent, 3.7 percent, and 12.4 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps

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HID Lamp Indexes Decline First Quarter 2017 in Year-Over-Year Comparison

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 1Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2016 with sodium vapor posting a 22.4 percent decline, metal halide a 19.6 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 19.2

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2017 MDM Market Leaders | Top 25 Electrical Distributors

(This list does not include master distributors.) Here are the Top 10: 1. Sonepar North America 2. WESCO International 3. Graybar 4. Anixter International Inc. 5. Rexel Holdings USA/Revel Canada 6. Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) 7. Border States Electric 8.

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LEDVANCE Commits to the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting Challenge

to sell 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023. The Clean Energy Ministerial is a forum of countries working together to promote the global transition towards clean energy generation and consumption. The Global Lighting Challenge, launched in the winter of 2015,

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Expanded NEMA Lighting System Index Edges Higher in First Quarter 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw a 1.4 percent increase compared to 4Q 2016 but a 3.4 percent decline when compared to 1Q 2016. Emergency lighting, fixtures, and lighting controls posted quarter-over-quarter increases while the remaining components declined during the

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First Quarter 2017 Year-Over-Year LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Up, Incandescent, Halogen, and CFL Shipments Decline

LED A-line lamp shipments decreased 8.1 percent in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016. However, LED A-line lamps continued a year-over-year climb increasing 4.7 percent compared to 1Q 2016. Incandescent and halogen shipments posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease in 1Q 2017

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Rexel Energy Solutions Continues to Expand for Stronger ESCO Support Nationwide

Rexel Energy Solutions, a stand-alone operating business within Rexel USA, has continued to add ESCO Sales Representatives for stronger national coverage of ESCO customers. They announced their plans to expand their ESCO support infrastructure earlier this year. In addition, they’ve

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Football Club’s Iot Sports Lights Are A World First

The Internet Protocol-controlled floodlighting at Sparta ’25 football club can be controlled by officials and players using smart phones. The LED lighting system features three settings, ’match’ with 100 per cent lighting, ’training’ with 50 per cent dimming and ‘comfort’

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Legrand Acquires Server Technology, Inc.

Legrand is already present in the datacenter market through companies specializing in VDI cabinets (Ortronics, Electrorack and AFCO Systems Group in the United States, Aegide/Minkels in the Netherlands, SJ Manufacturing in Singapore and Valrack in India), in PDUs as well

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MaxLite introduces line of LED sign lighting solutions

AlphaMax Modules and Double-Sided T8 lamps designed to provide business owners and sign makers with simple-to-install, durable sign lighting systems   WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (June 22, 2017) – MaxLite, a leading provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions, today announces the launch

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5 Charts That Illustrate The Remarkable LED Lighting Revolution

“The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report. The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is on track to save U.S. consumers and

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Samsung’s LM301 packaged LED family achieves 220-lm/W efficacy

Samsung said the new performance level was achieved based on a flip-chip architecture and with the help of new phosphor technology. The maximum efficacy was achieved at a relatively low drive current, and the company has yet to publish a

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Can Retail Reboot? by Leonora Desar

Retail stores, which some lighting manufacturers rely on for their bread and butter, are closing at an alarming rate. The news isn’t all bad. There are several niches within retail where lighting is used now more than ever to draw

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LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow by James Brodrick

A DOE study looks at uplight, lumen output, spectral power distribution and other variables. Recently, there’s been some concern as to whether LED street lighting is more likely to cause sky glow than conventional (typically, high-pressure sodium) street lighting. Compared

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New LED Technology Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth

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Conversation with President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

President Bush will offer his thoughts on his eight years in the Oval Office, the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, and the power of freedom at the 40th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) on September 27-29, 2017

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DOE’s Third Connected Lighting Systems (CLS) Workshop

held two weeks ago in Santa Clara, CA. It’s no secret that the explosion of connectivity triggered by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also impacting the lighting industry — to such an extent as to constitute

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