UL Whitepaper: Grow Your Knowledge: Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting has existed for many years as a supplement to, or replacement for sunlight as the catalyst for plant growth. While many light sources have been used, professional, large-scale operations tend toward HID lamps for most supplemental and replacement

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Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

With the aim to understand human-centric LED lighting and to guide a smoother proliferation of the technology, LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint paper in which they defined the benefits, technologies, and potential

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NEMA Publishes New White Paper on How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. Standards now require that

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NALMCO Newest Certification- CLCP

The lighting industry is undergoing massive change due to growing demand for intelligent LED lighting systems and controls. LED lighting, which promises high operating cost savings, is ideally paired with intelligent lighting controls, which promise additional savings and flexibility. Accelerating

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Advanced Control for Outdoor Lighting by Craig Dilouie

Traditionally, outdoor lighting was automatically turned ON and OFF at the circuit level by an astronomical time switch or photosensor. Energy codes are now promoting power reduction during dusk-to-dawn lighting operation. Coupled with advances in wireless communication and intelligent control,

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A Comparison of On-demand vs. Service Plan Electrical System Maintenance Programs by Denis Koch

Schneider Electric Executive Summary: Most organizations have gaps in their electrical infrastructure maintenance practices. As a result, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of equipment may rise as instances of downtime increase. Maintenance is performed to prevent faults from occurring. Network

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Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction by Russell Kurtz, Ph.D.

Applications for OLEDs in lighting are opening unique possibilities for designers; however, the organic materials make OLEDs more fragile than LEDs. A higher-index Luminit Light Shaping Diffuser® developed into a barrier film could be an excellent substrate for OLEDs, encapsulating

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NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver. Developed by

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2016 State of E-Commerce in Distribution

E-commerce in distribution continues to expand. In this whitepaper, sponsored by Unilog and produced by Modern Distribution Management, learn: • E-commerce as a percentage of distributor sales & expectations for growth • Distributor priorities for e-commerce • How distributors drive

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Energy Efficiency in Campuses and Other Building Complexes

This whitepaper looks at energy efficiency in general and specifically how energy monitoring through flow metering can help to achieve energy saving targets and enable various tenants within building complexes to pay a fair price for the energy they consume.

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Saving Energy in Buildings with Adaptive Lighting Systems / Solutions for the Retail Sector

The California Lighting Technology Center has produced a new report covering the current state of retail lighting and the extraordinary energy savings potential that can be achieved with adaptable lighting control systems. The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of

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The Existing and Developing Standards for LED Lighting by Bizled Bureau

DOE works closely with a network of standards-setting organizations to accelerate the development and implementation of standards required for LED lighting products, and offers technical assistance and support. Listed are the existing and developing standards and white papers for LED

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Philips White Paper: A (B)Right Choice for Cities

Nowadays many of the people who live in cities and smaller towns see it as only natural for urban areas to be lit up, yet few of them are familiar with the history of urban lighting. The first time candle-lit

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Global Lighting Technologies White Paper

Light Guide Technology Enables Uniform and Bi-Directional Distribution from LEDs in General Lighting Applications. Fixture manufacturers have sought a solution for use in suspended light fixtures that will allow the light to be distributed upward, for indirect illumination, as well

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NEMA Publishes NEMALSD 73-2015

Energy Savings with Fluorescent and LED Dimming. This new white paper describes the signal path from the user control input through the control wiring, ballast or driver, and lamp or LED module. It also explains factors that affect energy consumption

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The Industrial Internet: Changing the Competitive Landscape

How big is the economic power of the Industrial Internet? Consider one analysis that places a conservative estimate of worldwide spending at $500 billion by 2020. The Industrial Internet—the combination of Big Data analytics with the Internet of Things is

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NEMA Lighting Systems Division Publishes Domestic Procurement Policy and Manufacturing Efficiency for Lighting Product

Specifically, the paper summarizes issues surrounding requirements that governments may set on the manufacturing location of final products or any product component. According to the paper, which is specifically to assist policy makers, any government decision that affects lighting products

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Whitepaper: Making Outdoor Lighting More Efficient, Safe & Affordable by Echelon

Modern commercial outdoor lighting systems are being asked to do more than ever before. In addition to fulfilling their primary purpose of casting light onto dark roadways, parking areas, and public spaces,outdoor lighting systems are increasingly evaluated for how well

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Zhaga Consortium Starts Work on New Specification for COB LED Arrays

In response to feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, the Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light sources, is now working on a new Book that will include Chip-on-Board (COB) LED arrays. The new Zhaga Book will

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White Paper: Prospects for U.S.-Based Manufacturing in the SSL Industry

Public-sector investments in energy-efficient lighting tech­nology, in particular those made through the U.S. Depart­ment of Energy Solid-State Lighting Program, are yielding excellent returns for taxpayers in the form of savings on electricity bills and reductions in carbon emissions. These benefits

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