DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

There are many factors that influence product efficacy, but the efficacy trend with LED downlights is concerning. The importance of efficacy gains is not solely related to energy savings. Improved LED package efficiency can simplify thermal management and allow more

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Eleven New SBIR-STTR Grants Awarded for SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded 10 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The 11 FY17 grants will

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5 Charts That Illustrate The Remarkable LED Lighting Revolution

“The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report. The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is on track to save U.S. consumers and

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LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow by James Brodrick

A DOE study looks at uplight, lumen output, spectral power distribution and other variables. Recently, there’s been some concern as to whether LED street lighting is more likely to cause sky glow than conventional (typically, high-pressure sodium) street lighting. Compared

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DOE’s Third Connected Lighting Systems (CLS) Workshop

held two weeks ago in Santa Clara, CA. It’s no secret that the explosion of connectivity triggered by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also impacting the lighting industry — to such an extent as to constitute

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DOE Announces Awardees of First Phase of SBIR-STTR Grants for 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The five Phase I Release 1

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DOE New Report on the Impact of Color Shift on Reliability

LED Luminaire Reliability: Impact of Color Shift, developed by the LED Systems Reliability Consortium (LSRC) under the auspices of the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance, is available online. The purpose of the new report is not to define limits for

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DOE Publishes Report on LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow

DOE has published the results of a study of the expected contributions to sky glow from converting high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lighting to broader-spectrum (i.e., white light) sources, with specific focus on LEDs, and presents the contributions in a manner

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NEMA Calls on Secretary of Energy to Complete Rulemaking for General Service Lamps

The Department of Energy (DOE) began the rulemaking in December 2013 and published two rules on January 19, 2017, addressing only one of the issues that Congress required for the rulemaking. These rules did not address the key issue on

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot on LED Industrial Luminaires

Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts®database: • The efficacy of LED industrial luminaires is notably higher than what’s typical of their incumbent counterparts. About 23% of the industrial luminaires listed with

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DOE Report on PoE Connected Lighting Systems

The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirement. It then classifies PoE system devices

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How LED Lighting Can Transform USA

Only 10% of USA’s streetlights have been converted from the traditional sodium lights to LED lights in the past few years, despite the fact that LED lights can save up to 50% more energy than the sodium lights. The District

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New DOE Caliper Snapshot Report on LED Troffers and Troffer Retrofit Kits

Troffers are a staple of the lighting industry, providing economical ambient lighting in offices, schools, and commercial spaces. They come in a variety of form factors, typically 2×4, 2×2, and 1×4, and have traditionally utilized a variety of optical systems,

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Retail Lighting Trends by Craig DiLouie

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than 600,000 retail buildings are currently operating in the United States, representing more than 11.3 billion sq.ft. As one of the largest markets for lighting, retail applications have distinctive needs. Retail

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DOE 2017 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

The 14th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 31– February 2 in Long Beach, CA. Over three full days, 250 attendees participated in plenary discussions and breakout sessions on LED and OLED technology. Presentations from 60 experts addressed

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Case Study: Preliminary Results Show Promise for Tunable White Light in Senior Care Facilities by Hannah Fullmer

Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of

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New SBIR Phase I Grants Awarded for SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The five FY17 Phase I

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DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers

Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database: • The efficacy of LED troffers is notably higher than what’s typical of troffers that are fitted with fluorescent lamps. About 10% of the

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There Are 1.9 Million Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

In December 2016, E2 and E4TheFuture released Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, which found that energy efficiency is a massive employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each and every state. The report, based on U.S.

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A New DOE Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

For lighting designers and specifiers, the LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool provides a customized platform to search and filter products from the extensive LED Lighting Facts database – which now includes more than 54,000 LED lighting products from over 1,400

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