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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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The Connected Lighting Alliance – The Future of Lighting Control is Wireless

The lighting industry needs a unified approach on the type of wireless connectivity which they implement. The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to promote the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards. In the recent months

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DOE Technical Reports & Briefs

http://energy.gov/eere/ssl/technical-reports-briefs This site contains links to technical reports and briefs published by the U.S. DOE, plus information on current studies under way. These reports are intended to present objective technical analysis based on the most recent, reference able data available

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DOE Technical Brief on The Safety of LED Lighting

Entitled True Colors: LEDs and the Relationship Between CCT, CRI, Optical Safety, Material Degradation and Photobiological Stimulation, it separates myth from fact about the potential of LEDs to cause retinal damage, changes to artwork or other media, and stimulation of

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NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology

This white paper, which was originally published in 2012, was updated to clarify terminology related to daylight responsive controls.  NEMA LSD 64 defines terminology related to controls for lighting systems for non-residential and residential applications. The goal of LSD 64

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Lighting Controls Association Whitepapers Receive 1 Million Views

LCA began publishing a monthly feature article on their website in 2002. Last month, LCA education hit a major milestone: These feature articles received 1 million views from site users. LCA is proud to serve the construction industry as the

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Lutron Publishes Whitepaper on Controlling LEDs

Unlike fluorescent loads, most LED products are inherently dimmable. However, the dimming performance can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer, or even in different fixtures from the same manufacturer. Additionally, the fast-moving state of the LED lighting industry means there

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DOE White Paper: Keeping Manufacturing in the United States

Reversing the trend of off-shore SSL manufacturing would have a significant impact on the U.S. economy through the retention of tens of thousands of jobs and of technical expertise and capability, and the creation of new jobs. It could boost

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NEMA White Paper Compares Luminaire Programs in U.S.

Titled “NEMA LSD 70-2014 A Comparison of High Performance Luminaire Programs in the U.S. Market,” white paper is designed to assist luminaire purchasers and specifiers in clearly stating their requirements and reducing confusion surrounding high-performance programs and their overlaps, or

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NEMA Publishes White Paper NEMA LSD 40-2014 Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps

This new edition updates the document to reflect current industry practices regarding end of useful life issues for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (SBCFL). The white paper responds to potential consumer concerns and communicates the actions that the industry has taken

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Dimming, Flicker and Power Quality Characteristics of LED PAR38 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released Report 20.2, which is part of a series of investigations on LED PAR38 lamps. Report 20.2 focuses on dimming, flicker, and power quality characteristics evaluated with a single dimmer. The dimming,

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NEMA Publishes White Paper NEMA LSD 70-2014: A Comparison of High Performance Luminaire Programs in the US Market

The goal of this paper is to assist luminaire purchasers and specifiers in clearly stating their requirements and reducing confusion surrounding some of the most popular high-performance programs and their overlaps, or lack thereof. The table provided in the paper

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Contractor’s Corner: LEDs and Retrofits by Stan Walerczyk

With LED products, the lighting retrofit industry has to change. First of all, it is important not to buy and install earlier version LED products. Often the specifications are made six months, one year or even longer before the products

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Choosing an Occupancy & Light On/Off Data Logger

White paper from Onset provides guidance on features to consider when choosing an occupancy and light on/off data logger. Learn how to select the right logger for identifying locations in your building where changes in lighting could result in immediate

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DOE White Paper “Keeping Manufacturing in the United States”

The solid-state lighting industry is steadily growing and establishing a manufacturing presence here at home. Solid-state lighting was not only born of U.S. ingenuity and R&D, but is riding the crest of a worldwide trend toward greater energy efficiency. This

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Should the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Change Three Requirements? by Stan Walerczyk

Although DLC has been doing a good job getting new LED fixtures approved, which they do much faster than Energy Star, and DLC’s requirements for minimum lumens per watt (LPW) and color rendering index (CRI) can be considered good, let’s

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New White Paper Explores Best Practices for High Performance Buildings

WattStopper and Durell Control Systems have published a new white paper examining best practices for control systems integration in high performance buildings. The paper uses case studies to explore how project partners can successfully collaborate with design and construction teams,

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