Strategies in Light 2018

February 13 – 15, 2018 – LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, LONG BEACH, CA – The lighting industry has been steadily marching beyond the LED component to the capabilities of digitally-controllable solid-state lighting (SSL), which can now be connected to other

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CLTC Kicks Off Life Testing For Commercial LED Products

Recently, CLTC energized a round of life testing focused on evaluating commercially available medium screw base and linear LED replacement lamp solutions on behalf of the California Energy Commission! This work serves to provide our industry with independent lamp testing

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Fremont, CA: 14,000-Plus Streetlights Will Be Subbed with LEDs

City officials say the conversion will start late this month or early October, and the bulk of work will be done by the end of the year. In all, 14,279 streetlights and 710 park lights will have their HPS lamp

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Amerlux Completes LED Retrofit Lighting Project in Downtown LA

Amerlux recently supplied its Avista LED light engines as part of a major retrofit project in the downtown Los Angeles area in California. Since the late 1920s, GE lamps were used to provide light for the streets of downtown LA

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DOE Rulemaking Could Dash California Title 20 Sting

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is purportedly readying regulations on general service lamps, including both LED-based products and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that would in part negate the widely-criticized California Title 20 rulemaking. Evidently, the DOE policy will require

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California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Code Standards take effect on January 1, 2017: • Residential Lighting: The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.

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Strategies in Light and The LED Show Exhibitors Bring Latest LED Technologies to Light

Co-located from Mar. 1-3, 2016, it will bring LED and SSL industry professionals and companies to the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA), providing opportunities for inter-business networking as well as a peek at the latest technologies, products, and

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California Energy Commission Should Not Increase Price of LED Bulbs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) again today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient, cost-effective, and preferred LED bulbs currently on the market. A proposal under consideration at

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CEC Pursuing Regulatory Requirements to Mandate LED Bulbs That Are Less Efficient, More Expensive

NEMA called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient and cost-effective LED bulbs currently on the market. A proposal under consideration at the CEC would reverse that trend. The

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California Wants Renewable Energy for Half Its Power by 2030

Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California’s climate-change goals, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. Brown tried for an even stronger measure that also would

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2015 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards Announced

Lighting for Tomorrow is a competition that challenges manufacturers to develop residential lighting products that successfully incorporate advances in both design and energy efficiency. Awards were presented at the American Lighting Association Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, CA, on October

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

The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of California’s lighting electricity use, has historically not embraced the use of lighting controls to save energy. To address the slow adoption of adaptive lighting solutions in the retail sector, researchers developed and

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Orange, CA Looking to Lighten Up on Energy Use

The city of Orange is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly by auditing the energy use at its buildings and moving forward with a plan to replace incandescent street lights with LED versions. The projects are part of the

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HOW TO SURVIVE CALIFORNIA TITLE 24 by Stan Walerczyk, HCLP, CLEP, LC www.lightingwizards.com

If you are not already aware, California’s 2013 Title 24 is scheduled to start on July 1, 2014. The most important message if you cannot complete projects before July 1 is: Get existing Title 24 permits before July, which should

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