Online Animated View of Solar Eclipse by State

What will this eclipse look like in your state? On August 21, 2017 – A Total Eclipse of the Sun…….check out an animated grid map for over 150 points across the U.S.A. Enjoy! http://shadowandsubstance.com/2017/2017e.html

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Albuquerque, NM Streetlights to Go LED

Old streetlights will be replaced under a 15-year deal with Citelum, which has worked on similar projects in cities including Paris and Copenhagen. Citelum has spent the last 12 months developing a “lighting masterplan” for Albuquerque, beginning with an inventory

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London Connects 28,000 Streetlights to IoT

London’s financial district, known as the City of London (12,000), as well as the Borough of Barking and Dagenham (15,500) in the city’s northeast, will now control street lights remotely using so-called Internet of Things protocol. The lights could eventually

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OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Acquires AIXTRON’s MOCVD Systems

AIXTRON Planetary technology supports production ramp-up to meet current market demand for 150 mm IR high-power lasers and LEDs. AIXTRON announced that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has purchased the company’s AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary system for the manufacturing of mainly infrared-based high

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New IoT Platform from Acuity Brands Helps Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation Through Lighting

Acuity Brands introduced Atrius Spaces, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform service that helps customers manage space utilization using a building’s occupancy data. Atrius Spaces, which includes a web application and an application programming interface (API), can be used to

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TCP Launches New Website

“Whether you are a distributor, a lighting specifier, a project manager, or a resident who wants to understand their lighting options and technology better, our new user-friendly, easily searchable website helps you find what you need quickly,” said Lesley Matt,

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DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on OLEDs in an Office Space

DOE’s GATEWAY program was invited to evaluate the new lighting system for the offices of the Rochester, NY, accounting firm of DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP, one of whose founding partners, David DeJoy, is also co-founder and CEO of OLEDWorks,

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2017 Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS)

The new NGLS features multiple competitions, a tighter focus on specific lighting applications, and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings and greater interaction among entrants, judges, and host sites. The response has been extremely positive, and

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NEMA Files Legal Action That Could Stymie California Regulations on LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced that it filed legal action seeking to preempt regulations established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) from taking effect. Parts of the CEC regulatory policy have come under attack from many in

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ASABE Publishes Metric Standard for LED Horticultural Lighting

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the first in a series of three standards on horticultural lighting. The first standard focuses on definitions and descriptions of metrics. ASABE has published the ANSI/ASABE S640 standard “Quantities

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make 179D Tax Deduction Permanent

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress that would make permanent a key energy efficiency tax incentive for owners and designers of energy efficient buildings while expanding its benefits to designers of hospitals, schools, tribal community facilities and other non-profits.

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Prepare for IoT – The Next Revolution in LED Lighting

By Mark Verheyen, Universal Lighting Technologies President and CEO. Perhaps the most striking thing about the LED revolution is the speed with which it has transformed our industry. A solid majority of our company’s business is LED-related now, and it

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Facility Maintenance Decisions 3-Part Series on LED By John Lutz

With the promise of longer performance lives and lower costs than traditional lighting systems, LEDs are an appealing option for applications throughout commercial and institutional facilities. 1) LEDs: Making Upgrades Work – Expanding applications and appealing ROI make LED technology

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WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS IN THE CURRENT SMART LIGHTING INDUSTRY? BY BILL ATTARDI

We defined the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) Stars / Problem Children / Cash Cows / Dogs in our last two blogs…….Now it’s time to put everyone in their place! Forget about Cash Cows and Dogs……..those still in the traditional no

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Market Data: LED Global Outlook

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for LED lighting across five end uses: commercial buildings, residential buildings, industrial buildings, outdoor lighting, and automotive headlights. The report briefly covers technology trends and market issues, including the key drivers and

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EOSRL and Avertronics Develop Smart Lighting System

Electronics and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has cooperated with Avertronics to develop a human-centric smart ambient lighting system, with the system expected to double market values of LED lamps. Via

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Industrial Lighting Market by Light Source (LED, HID, Fluorescent)

The industrial lighting market was valued at USD 7.59 Billion in 2016 and is expected to be worth USD 13.17 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 7.82% between 2017 and 2023. The objective of this report is to

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for July

Congratulations to the product development teams from Nora Lighting, US Architectural Lighting, Soraa, MaxLite, Lind Equipment, Acclaim Lighting, Foreverlamp, Litetronics, Architectural Area Lighting/Hubbell Lighting and TE Connectivity. If you have a new product that you would like considered for our

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Installation: InstantFit LED Lamps w/ EasySmart & Lumina RF Wireless Controls

Convert to LED and retrofit spaces with multi-zone controls using Philips EasySmart lamps and Leviton Lumina RF wireless controls. Easy installation steps include simply replacing lamps in existing fixtures, replacing the wall switch and configuring the system with the Leviton

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Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Program Signs 100 New Licensees to Reach 800 Members

The 100 new members, which represent small- and medium-sized businesses as well as large multinationals, come from all around the world. A significant number of the new licensees are manufacturers of retrofit bulbs or private label retailers. In addition to

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