The University of California and its Partners Plan to Purchase One Million High-Quality LED Lamps

The Million Lamp Challenge has officially been launched by the University of California system in consultation with the California State Department of General Services! The groups have issued their purchasing standards that follow the Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification

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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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‘Big Brother’ Regulations Limit Advancements in LED Lighting by Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards

What can easily be considered Ivory Tower Orwellian Big Brothers, including energy code organizations, may have been helpful in the past. But the well-informed free market of lighting professionals, end users, and others, can now adapt much better regarding fast-evolving

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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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Cree Demonstrates 134-Lm/W Packaged LED with Incandescent Quality

Cree has announced the results of laboratory tests of a single high-power packaged LED that delivered almost 1600 lm with light quality that matches the incandescent lamp. The company said the 134-lm/W realized efficacy is 25% better than other LEDs

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California Tightens Color Performance of LED-Based Lamps

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the new Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations document that includes regulations on the performance of LED-based replacement lamps. Both general-service A-lamps and small directional lamps sold in California will now have to meet

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New CalEnergy Regs to Increase Costs, Lower Energy Efficiency for LED Bulbs

Today the California Energy Commission (CEC) unanimously approved the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations despite sound and substantive policy recommendations by industry, lighting experts, and consumer groups working to ensure sustained market adoption and energy efficiency gains. NEMA President &

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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 Energy Commission Proposes New Regulations for LED Lamps

The CEC is holding a webcast on the new rules today, November 18, and will accept public comments on the proposed regulations through November 30. Under the new rules, MR16 and other small-diameter directional lamps will get heightened efficacy requirements

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Bridgelux CEO: CEC Perfect Fit for Company’s Future Market Strategy

Bridgelux’s strategic partnership with one of China’s largest electronic company China Electronics Corporation (CEC) and its LED industry strategy has made CEC the ideal acquisitor among potential buyers, wrote Bridgelux CEO Bradley Bullington. The U.S. LED manufacturer has developed a

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Energy Commission Approves 2016 Title 24, Part 6

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved building energy efficiency standards that will reduce energy costs and increase comfort in new and upgraded homes and other buildings. The standards, which take effect on January 1, 2017, include significant changes to the

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Stakeholder Update on Title 24 15-Day Language

During the last month Ecology Action has continued to work directly with CEC on the 2016 update to Title 24 to drive sensible revisions that will result in greater real energy savings than current regulations. The revision process is nearing

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News Updates for the Week of March 18

1.      Ledmotive: Brilliant Innovation Video with LED Technology – Summary of a research idea conceived at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Lighting Group. This video explains the potential applications of a novel concept based on LEDs than uses a

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