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ENERGY STAR Certified LED Light Bulbs

Light bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR offer value because they save you money on your energy bills. Enter your zip code to see sponsored offers in your area: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/special-deals

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Signify Launches Trulifi

Signify launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world’s fastest and most reliable LiFi systems commercially available. The range, branded Trulifi, leverages existing and future professional luminaires. Instead of using radio signals (such as WiFi, 4G/5G, Bluetooth, etc.), Trulifi uses

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OLEDs Light Dentist Office on Park Ave

Don Kossar, principal of Don Kossar Interiors, was designing the dental office of Dr. Pasquale Malpeso on Park Avenue in Manhattan, NYC, when he envisioned OLED fixtures encircling the reception desk and arching down the entry staircase. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

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5 States with the Most Interest in Rebates

Over the past year, the top 5 states where customers were looking for rebates are CA, PA, TX, NY and IL. While these 5 states were the most searched for states in the past year, there is a high amount

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NEMA New Standard Available for Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.54-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, which standardizes the specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communicating critical lamp

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NEMA New Lighting Systems Standard Available for Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.42-2019 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits. This Standard defines the mechanical and electrical requirements for transforming an installed high-intensity discharge (HID) roadway and area

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EW’s Top 10 LED Picks for May, 2019

Congrats to Amerlux, Appleton/Emerson, Black+Decker, Chalmit, ESL, Foreverlamp, Hubbell Lighting, Literonics, Lutron, Nora Lighting, for being selected by Electrical Wholesaling’s editors for our Top 10 LED Picks for May, 2019. Do you have a product you would like us to

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Apple’s Pro Display XDR Highlights Potential of Mini LED

While Apple did not call the backlighting system mini LED technology, the sources indicated that the design of the superbright arrays of LEDs as demonstrated by the Pro Display XDR is regarded as “mini LED-like” technology. The Pro Display XDR

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Gooee and Croonwolter&Dros Have Signed a Contract That Will Connect More Than 5,000 Buildings

Gooee’s Building Operating System – which includes a Bluetooth sensing network deployed using the luminaires  – will take control of inefficient, existing building systems to optimise both building and business performance. With almost 12 million square metres being maintained and

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Trump Says U.S. and Mexico Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avoid Tariffs

Mexico has agreed to U.S. demands that it tighten its borders to stop the flow of illegal Central American immigrants from coming into the U.S. through Mexico. The deal suspends steep tariffs on imported Mexican goods that were to go

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Oil and Gas Industry Issues Circadian Lighting Guidelines

In an influential move to mitigate harmful blue-tinged LED light at night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new workplace safety guidelines directing sites to minimize circadian disruptions from light sources. API, the trade association for the US oil

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Nevada Takes a Stand on Lamp Efficiency Standards

In February, the Department of Energy announced a plan to rescind an expansion of efficiency standards for lamps that was scheduled to go into effect in 2020. The expanded standards were adopted two years ago by the Obama administration. The

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Impacts on Lighting If China Weaponizes Rare Earth Metals

The 17 rare-earth elements are cerium(Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), and yttrium (Y). Despite their name, rare-earth elements are – with the exception of the radioactive promethium – relatively plentiful in Earth’s crust. Do you remember when China last manipulated rare earth exports, in 2010 / 2011?  It was a

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EEI Announces Finalists for 2019 Edison Award

Five U.S. and two international electric companies have been named finalists for the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2019 Edison Award. Since 1922, the Edison Award has recognized electric companies for their distinguished leadership, innovation, and contribution to the advancement of

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Wireless Mesh Controls the Lights at Tata Steel HQ

The company’s office in Deeside, North Wales has been equipped by its in-house engineers with Signify’s Zigbee-based Interact Pro with Philips Interact Ready luminaires. The Interact Pro system allows employees to tailor the light levels according to their requirements. It also allows

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Energy Star Enhancements for 2019

Since awarding the first Energy Star for a top-performing building more than 20 years ago, the EPA’s Energy Star program for commercial buildings has certified more than 34,000 commercial buildings for superior energy efficiency. On average, these buildings use 35

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China Local Governments Slash Subsides for LED Makers

Shifting the focus of subsidization from procuring MOCVD sets to R&D for technological innovations and patent applications, according to industry sources. Many China-based LED chip makers, regardless of market demand, expanded production capacities in 2017-2018 by virtue of local governments’

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Unveiled: The Downlight with Built-in Alexa

The lighting industry’s first downlight with built-in voice control by Amazon’s Alexa has been unveiled by Eaton. While Alexa is becoming increasingly common for lighting control in the residential sector, this is the first luminaire to have the voice-control assistant completely built

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2019 LFI Innovation Awards

LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards showcased the industry’s most innovative products introduced during the last 12 months. Entries spanned 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Check all product submissions: https://www.lightfair.com/lfi-innovation-awards

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Five Trends Spotted at Lightfair 2019 by Jim Lucy

As attendees scurry around the miles of aisles of Lightfair to stop by the remaining booth visits on their list, it’s time to summarize the key trends that emerged at America’s largest lighting show of the year, which one attendee

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