The University of California and Its Partners Plan to Buy 1 Million 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. With bids due September 22, the groups have issued their purchasing standards to encourage the purchase

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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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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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DOE on LED Lamps Sold at Retail Stores

Two recent DOE CALiPER reports add key insights to our knowledge of how those lamps perform. The reports follow on the heels of CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3, which was released last year and showed that LED lamps have quickly

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Civilight North America Offers 11 New ENERGY STAR Qualified LED Lamps

Offered in three series, Architectural, Professional and Commercial, Civilight’s LED lamps push the boundaries of CRI and R9, while maintaining the efficacy and lifetime required for ENERGY STAR certification. Architectural 19-watt PAR38 Commercial 16-watt PAR38 Professional 19-watt PAR38 Architectural 14-watt

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Understanding New Lighting Technology

Cost had been the biggest factor in bringing new lighting technology to market. “Initially LEDs were expensive as they were a new technology and bore the cost of innovation and introduction to market,” noted Catherine Feliz, LED lamps product manager

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Civilight North America Launches Coast-to-Coast Lighting Rep Network

Civilight North America is proud to announce a manufacturer rep network that spans from coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada. The network consists today of 30 industry leading Commercial and Industrial and Showroom representative agencies that are

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The Smart Money Is on Smart Lamps

The market for home lamps that do everything from dance to transmit data is about to turn on, as vendors will sell nearly a quarter of a billion smart lamps annually by 2020, according to a new research report. ‘Smart bulbs,’ as US-based

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Civilight North America Releases Broad Portfolio of LED Lamps

Civilight North America is now in volume production with their broad portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market, offered in three series – Architectural, Professional and Commercial. http://www.civilight-na.com Architectural 10-watt MR16 Architectural 10-watt LED A19 Architectural 6-watt LED

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Smart LED Lamps Pour In from the Smart-Device and -Home Industries

We are seeing a number of color- and white-point-tunable LED lamps enter the market from unlikely spaces. Companies that have focused their efforts on add-ons for tablets and smartphones, home automation, and the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) see the

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DOE Releases LED T8 Caliper Report

http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/doe-releases-led-t8-caliper-report The Department of Energy’s CALiPER program performed a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Each report in the series covers the performance of up to 31 linear LED lamps, which were purchased in late 2012 or 2013. The first

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LED Lamps at LFI: Controls, Dimming, and Durability on Display by Maury Wright

The retrofit lamp area remains the most significant product sector in the LED-lighting market for now, and that fact was evident on the exhibit floor at LightFair International (LFI) with the technology maturing and innovation aplenty. Designs look increasingly like

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Linear (T8) LED Lamps in a 2×4 K12-Lensed Troffer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released Report 21.1, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.1 focuses on the performance of 31 types of linear LED lamps operated in a typical

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DOE’s Updated LED T8 Caliper Report Indicates Improved Performance, But Lumen Output Lags

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) latest Caliper report focuses on the bare-lamp performance of 31 linear LED lamps as measured against T8 fluorescent tubes. DOE testing found these LED lamps to exhibit improved performance relative to previous Caliper tests.

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Lunera Lighting Gains Funding, Launches LED Lamps for CFL and MH Sockets

Lunera Lighting has announced new debt financing of $5 million from Opus Bank as the solid-state lighting (SSL) company attempts to make the transition from a startup to an established player in the lighting market. The company has simultaneously announced

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Public Lighting Authority to Install LED Lamps in Detroit

Public Lighting Authority to Install LED Lamps in Detroit – The state-created Public Lighting Authority is looking for LED suppliersto speed up the $160 million relighting project of Detroit. The authority decided to exclusively use LED lamps and accelerate the

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News Updates for the Week of November 28

  1.     Switching to Efficient Lighting – Shopping for energy-efficient lighting can now be as quick as screwing in a light bulb. These apps not only help you find a light bulb that fits your lighting needs, but also calculate

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News Updates for the Week of August 22

1. Cree Acquires Ruud Lighting, Inc. to Accelerate the LED Lighting Revolution – Cree, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, Inc., a leader in LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million. Combining two

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News Updates for the Week of November 15

1. LEED Revision Tightens Energy-Efficiency Standards With New Credits, Categories – The first of two public comment sessions opened this week on changes proposed for the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. The update to

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