Bill Brown Sales to Represent Intematix LED Modules and Remote Phosphor Solutions

(Niles, IL) – Bill Brown Sales (BBS), the leading national sales agency in the lighting components industry, announces that it will represent Intematix, a California-based innovator of remote phosphor technology and modular LED solutions. Intematix has long been a pioneer

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Weather-proof Step Lights Hit Market

Amerlux’s Passo Seals LED Optical Chamber To Eliminate Water Infiltration OAKLAND, N.J. – Oct. 3, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a step light with game-changing innovation that prevents water seepage, which is

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MaxLite Recieves Honorable Mention from Lighting for Tomorrow

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (September 15, 2017) – MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, was awarded an Honorable Mention for its Joint Appendix 8 (JA8) certified LED A21 Lamp in the 2017 Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Winners of the

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MaxLite launches J-Box Downlight as all-in-one recessed lighting solution

Expanding its portfolio of LED products designed to save installers time and money, MaxLite introduces the J-Box Downlight as the easy and economical way to add high quality recessed lighting to residential and commercial spaces. The downlight is built with

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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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NAILD Unveils Advanced, Industry-Specific Lighting Training

Training Focuses on Customized Solutions, not Product Sales PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — May 24, 2017 – Lighting professionals can now focus their expertise on specific market segments through its redesigned Lighting Specialist (LS II) program, the National Association of Innovative

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Strategies Unlimited: Global Luminaires – Market Analysis and Forecast 2017

This report analyzes the market for the top luminaire form factors installed and provides detailed forecast and penetration of all technologies by major general lighting applications from year 2016 to 2022. Due to the surging application of the Internet of

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Lighting Control Rebates Going Strong

The simplest and most popular type of incentive remains the prescriptive rebate, typically targeted to existing buildings. This type of rebate identifies a list of technologies and products that are found to provide suitable performance while saving energy. After installation,

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Jacksonville Abandons IoT Project Citing ‘Other Priorities’

Florida’s most populous city, opted to ditch a pilot installation by GE that was set to involve equipping some of its street lights with chips and sensors that would eventually do everything from improving lighting controls and efficiency to detecting

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New Crestron Zūm Makes It Simple to Design, Set Up, and Manage Lighting Control in Any Space

All the essential “building block” devices (wireless dimmers, switches, sensors, etc.) needed for dimming and automation are thoughtfully engineered to work together wirelessly. Setup only requires a few taps on a keypad, dimmer, or mobile app. Scaling from standalone systems

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NALMCO Newest Certification- CLCP

The lighting industry is undergoing massive change due to growing demand for intelligent LED lighting systems and controls. LED lighting, which promises high operating cost savings, is ideally paired with intelligent lighting controls, which promise additional savings and flexibility. Accelerating

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Webinar: Cree and Electrical Contractor present ‘Lighting Joins the IoT—Simplification and Energy Efficiency’

On Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, a webinar on the evolution of lighting controls. Historically, lighting controls have always had a singular responsibility—manage the lights. Additionally, they have largely operated over electrical circuitry (a combination of high and

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NEMA Publishes NEMA 410-2015

Performance Testing for Lighting Controls and Switching Devices with Electronic Drivers and Discharge Ballasts. This standard covers the definition, measurement, and testing of characteristics relevant to the use and application of lighting controls and electronic drivers, discharge ballasts, and self-ballasted

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Energy Use Reporting through Lighting Control Systems

CLTC, in collaboration with Sempra Utilities, developed a test methodology to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems (ALCS). One of the features of networked lighting controls is the ability

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New Report Explores the Internet of Things Technology & Application Market

…that was worth $1029.5 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach $1423.09 billion by 2020. Internet of Things concept has gone beyond machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. IoT has already revolutionized the consumer application industry. Various other IoT applications trends such

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DLC Networked Lighting Control Systems Specification

This document defines draft system ‘capabilities’ and ‘attributes’ that must be met or reported for lighting control systems to be listed on a future DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) Networked Lighting Controls Qualified Products List (QPL). Products that are listed on this

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NEMA Publishes NEMALSD 73-2015

Energy Savings with Fluorescent and LED Dimming. This new white paper describes the signal path from the user control input through the control wiring, ballast or driver, and lamp or LED module. It also explains factors that affect energy consumption

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Saving Energy in Buildings with Adaptive Lighting Systems: Solutions for the Retail Sector

The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of California’s lighting electricity use, has historically not embraced the use of lighting controls to save energy. To address the slow adoption of adaptive lighting solutions in the retail sector, researchers developed and

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ILLUMIGEDDON –OR NOT BY JAMES R. BENYA, PE, FIES, FIALD

http://benyaburnett.com/ Author’s note – at the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) conference in Denver, Bill Attardi, Chris Brown and I debated Chris’ blog about Illumigeddon, his prediction of massive change in the lighting distribution industry. In my presentation

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SSL Industry Waits for the Right IoT Standards and Wireless Protocols

Whether dealing with new construction or retrofitting existing buildings with energy-efficient LEDs, deploying advanced sensors with every light fixture gives organizations the ability to capture vast amounts of data and gain deep insights into their workspaces. The energy savings from

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