First Quarter 2017 Year-Over-Year LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Up, Incandescent, Halogen, and CFL Shipments Decline

LED A-line lamp shipments decreased 8.1 percent in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016. However, LED A-line lamps continued a year-over-year climb increasing 4.7 percent compared to 1Q 2016. Incandescent and halogen shipments posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease in 1Q 2017

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MaxLite introduces line of LED sign lighting solutions

AlphaMax Modules and Double-Sided T8 lamps designed to provide business owners and sign makers with simple-to-install, durable sign lighting systems   WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (June 22, 2017) – MaxLite, a leading provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions, today announces the launch

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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 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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Laser Li-Fi Is Ten-Times Faster Than LED Li-Fi

Li-Fi technology that uses LED lighting instead of radio waves to transmit data, will now use laser-based lighting, that will transmit data rate ten times faster. Laser-based Li-Fi will have better light output than LED. As LEDs use phosphors to

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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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Webinar: Join Current, Powered by GE on December 15 at 2pm

…for an information-rich webinar to explore an intelligent approach to energy management through LED lighting & controls. Experience a real-time, holistic view of an enterprise platform that provides insights to optimize & forecast. Discover: • Why LED technology and controls

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A Reminder of SSL’s Potential

As SSL performance continues to improve and prices continue to drop, adoption continues to increase. According to the latest DOE Revolution Now report, total installation of LED A-type bulbs exceeded 200 million last year, growing 160% over 2014, and they

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LED Bulbs Have Turned Into Multi-Functional Gadgets

With fast advancements in LED technology, a simple LED bulb is no longer just a source of lighting—it has become a multi-functional gadget that can connect with the web, influence human behavior, work with sensors and much more. At present,

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LED Innovation For Warehouse Facility

By Justin Moon Today, LED is driving a relentless quest to innovate in the lighting industry, and industrial facilities lighting is at an important inflection point. Both manufacturers and their customers have to evolve from simple, but outdated lighting platforms,

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DOE Invests $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

DOE said in a release that the nine projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality LED and OLED lighting. 1) Cree, Inc. (Durham, N.C.)—Developing a high-efficacy LED lighting fixture that has good color rendering as well as advanced features

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Lessons Learned from the Top 200 by Jim Lucy

Here are the five most important things I learned from this year’s Top 200 ranking. http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-2016s-largest-electrical-distributors 1. Distributor acquisitions are surging again in the electrical market. 2. The oil and gas blues have been a sad song for an awful

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DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

Widely referenced by industry and government both here and abroad, the R&D Plan reflects SSL stakeholder input on key R&D topics that will improve efficacy, reduce cost, remove barriers to adoption, and add value of LED and OLED lighting solutions

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A 60% Energy Cut in Warehouse Lighting – But It’s Not LED

A combination of T5 fluorescent and controls has delivered a saving of 60 per cent in energy over the existing low-pressure sodium lighting installation at a warehouse in the UK. Intelligent sensor control was essential, allowing light levels to adjust

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GE Lighting Recalls High-Intensity LED Replacement Lamps Due to Impact Hazard

This recall involves GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3

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Cree To Reinvent Residential Streetlights With Energy Saving LEDs

Cree, the world’s leading LED lighting company, is set to reinvent the LED residential streetlight with a new product providing energy savings and warm color. Cree proclaims itself as “leading the LED lighting revolution,” and in many respects it’s not

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GE LED Transition

GE Lighting will discontinue the manufacture and sale of CFLs for the US residential market by the end of 2016 in favor of LED-based lamps. GE Lighting has been among the leaders working on LED-based retrofit lamps in the past

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Ameren Missouri to Convert 125,000 Street Lights to LED

The utility plans to replace about 25,000 Ameren-owned street lights each year. In five years, about two thirds of the street lights it owns will be converted to LED. For the new LED lights, Ameren also proposed lowering the flat

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LEDtronics LED T5 High Output Tube Light Kits

The T5 Tube Light Kits are MUCH more competitively priced, and even have less labor cost from the customer’s side! They fit into almost ANY fixture, and feature great ease of installation, requiring only a single driver for up to

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Emergency Lighting: Is LED First Choice?

An increasing number of people would say yes, such has been the growth of LEDs in the market, and the almost universal acclaim for their benefits. LED products tick the box for practically every photometric parameter. Lamp life is clearly

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