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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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LSU football upgrades indoor turf, lighting

Two upgrades to the LSU Indoor Practice Facility were recently completed prior to fall camp. A new 120-yard turf field and LED lights were installed for the 83,000 square foot indoor venue. Sixty dimmable LED lights were installed to replace

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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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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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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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LED Filament Lamp Market Demand Likely to Hit 300 Million Units in 2017

According to a report from LEDinside, stage lighting and filament lamp market grows significantly due to good market demand. In 2016, global LED filament lamp market demand was 150 million units. In 2017, the market demand is likely to hit

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PI-SCALE Creates Pilot Line to Commercialize Flexible OLED Lighting

Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible OLEDs for lighting and signage applications have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. The project

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Legrand Lighting Control Systems Now Compatible with Voice Control-Enabled Devices

Building on its commitment to enhancing the delivery and control of power and light, Legrand introduces Voice Control compatibility with its radiant® Collection RF (radio frequency) and adorne® Collection Wi-Fi Lighting System. This new functionality enables Legrand customers to control

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Revised Standard on Solid-State Lighting Extends Chromaticity Range

In a revision of ANSI C78.377-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid-State Lighting Products, the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, establishes a range of chromaticity for general lighting with solid-state lighting (SSL) products

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House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut Energy Star by 40 Percent

The House Appropriations Committee voted on July 18 to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, which provides $31.4 billion to federal investments in natural resources. This budget is $824 million less than 2017, and part of

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Recall: Light Fixture Recalled Due to Impact Hazard

The plastic diffuser lens on Lithonia Lighting’s LBL4W model LED ceiling light fixtures can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact. About 5,600 units have been recalled after the company received six reports of loose or

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Want to Know More About Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Check out: LuxReview – • http://luxreview.com/article/2017/07/igor-answers-your-power-over-ethernet-poe-questions • http://luxreview.com/article/2017/07/can-i-install-poe-at-home-and-what-would-that-look-like-to-me- • http://luxreview.com/article/2017/07/what-are-the-practical-benefits-of-poe-and-what-can-be-powered-and-controlled-by-poe-today- • http://luxreview.com/article/2017/07/what-does-it-look-like-to-install-poe-and-who-can-do-it- • http://luxreview.com/article/2017/07/how-does-power-over-ethernet-poe-lighting-work-

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

There are many factors that influence product efficacy, but the efficacy trend with LED downlights is concerning. The importance of efficacy gains is not solely related to energy savings. Improved LED package efficiency can simplify thermal management and allow more

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Nanoparticles Can Boost LED Lighting Efficiency by 50%

In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into

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Potential Risks to Human Health of Light Emitting Diodes

Following a request from the European Commission, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) reviewed recent evidence to assess potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) emissions. The review of the published research conducted

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LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 Call for Speakers

The LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) Conference, which offers hundreds of hours of education in a highly diverse curriculum, begins its run to opening day 2018 with the Call for Speakers launching on July 11, 2017. This global invitation calls for top

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