Submit Technical Lighting Questions for ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting Session

The U.S. EPA is hosting a session at the 2017 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting (ESPPM) in Chicago, IL to address stakeholder questions on Lamps and Luminaires: Requirements, Testing, Certification, and Verification Testing. The meeting will be held at the

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City of Chicago Contracts with Ameresco to Modernize and Connect Largest City

Working with Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a leading networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things™, the project is believed to be the largest city-led wireless smart street light program in the U.S., and will connect more

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Chicago Is Spending $160 Million on Smart Street Lights

The project aims to replace 270,000 lights with remotely-controlled and auto-dimming LEDs expected to slash energy consumption and pay for themselves. More than just brighter lights, the four-year undertaking adds a degree of automation. The LEDs will be able to

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LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 Will Take Place in Chicago

The May 6-10, 2018 event marks LIGHTFAIR’s first Chicago staging since 1995 and will afford the global lighting design community the extensive accessibility, convenience and service benefits present in the city and in the vast facilities of McCormick Place, which

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Chicago to Replace 270,000 High Pressure Sodium Lights by End of December

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project is designed to enhance public safety and quality of life for all Chicagoans by providing better, more reliable outdoor lighting along with speeding up responsiveness to streetlight service requests. The Smart Lighting Project is being

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Exorcising The Cubs Curse – And Other Baseball Superstitions

Erik Williams and Brad Knaub had seen every attempt to exorcise the Curse of the Billy Goat go awry, from intrepid Cubs fans who have smuggled more benevolent goats into Wrigley Field to that Greek Orthodox priest who once sprayed

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IoT Emerge Takes an In-Depth and Real-World Approach to the Internet of Things

Nov. 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Produced by the IoT Institute, join us at IoT Emerge in Chicago for keynotes, sessions, workshops, live demonstrations, hands-on training, peer-to-peer networking and more focused on Industrial IoT, Smart Cities and IoT Engineering.

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Chicago Announces Plans to Switch to LED Streetlights

The Chicago Smart Lighting Project outlined the initiative’s goal to update 270,000 city lights in the next four years. Currently, there are approximately 348,500 outdoor lights across Chicago, including street, alley, viaduct, pathway and lakefront lights. The city plans to

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Chicago Smart Lighting Project Request For Information

Interested parties are invited to respond to a comprehensive streetlight modernization initiative intended to: a) Deliver an energy efficient street, alley, viaduct, and pathway lighting grid and lighting control network to the City and Parks under a design, build, and

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Industry Leaders to be Honored at NAED National Meeting

Industry Leaders to be Honored at NAED National Meeting – The awards, recognizing individuals and companies that embody the industry’s highest standards, will be given during the closing ceremony at the 2015 NAED National Meeting in Chicago on Monday, May

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City Formally Launches Contest For ‘Lighting Framework Plan’

The city has officially announced the beginning of a design contest for its new Lighting Framework Plan (LFP) initiative that could turn parts of downtown Chicago into a lighting spectacle in hopes of boosting tourism. Announced in January by the

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News Updates for the Week of September 16

1.      ENERGY STAR Lighting Road Mapping Meeting – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcome lighting stakeholders to this initial road mapping discussion on October 9, 2013 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM CDT.

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News Updates for the Week of July 29

1.      DOE Studies Residential Lighting Usage – DOE has published a collaborative study focused on developing new estimates of residential lighting usage and energy consumption at the national and regional levels. The study, Residential Lighting End-Use Consumption Study: Estimation Framework and

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