Universal University Offers Sign and Outdoor Solutions Course

This course provides an overview of the outdoor lighting market, discusses the magnetic to electronic conversion, offers comprehensive product solutions, discusses common applications and provides resources for additional information. Included are installation example videos, information about LED options, and other

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DOE New CALiPER Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting

Covers area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires. Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to solid-state lighting. LED outdoor area lighting has

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Navigant Research Outdoor Lighting Systems

As outdoor lighting technologies become more efficient and less expensive, more and more owners are investing in lighting upgrades. While the use of lighting controls is also on the rise, there is less standardization around the technologies. Many different network

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Advanced Control for Outdoor Lighting by Craig Dilouie

Traditionally, outdoor lighting was automatically turned ON and OFF at the circuit level by an astronomical time switch or photosensor. Energy codes are now promoting power reduction during dusk-to-dawn lighting operation. Coupled with advances in wireless communication and intelligent control,

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Standards will futureproof intelligent outdoor SSL deployments

Street-light technology has changed greatly over time, including the type of light sources used, and the way street-lighting systems are operated and managed. Recent concerns about global warming and the rising cost of energy have incentivized utilities and municipalities to

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Excellence in Outdoor Lighting Awarded at Annual Forum Luncheon

The Petoskey-based Outdoor Lighting Forum recognized Excellence in Outdoor Lighting and the Dark Sky Advocate of the Year for 2015, during a luncheon at the City Park Grill in Petoskey on Tuesday, April 21. Learn more via Petoskey News.

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Europe’s Plan to Make the ‘Humble’ Lamppost a Bit Less Humble

Outdoor lighting giants Philips and Schréder are joining a group of companies and cities from across Europe to kickstart the market for ‘smart’ streetlights. Smart lighting technology – with sensing and communication capabilities built in like Wi-Fi, air quality monitoring,

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IES Publishes Two New Outdoor Lighting Standards

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) has published two new recommended-practice standards for outdoor lighting that are of relevance to SSL because of its growing dominance in outdoor lighting applications: IES RP-20-14 (“Lighting for Parking Facilities”) is intended

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Whitepaper: Making Outdoor Lighting More Efficient, Safe & Affordable by Echelon

Modern commercial outdoor lighting systems are being asked to do more than ever before. In addition to fulfilling their primary purpose of casting light onto dark roadways, parking areas, and public spaces,outdoor lighting systems are increasingly evaluated for how well

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New York State Adopts Outdoor Lighting Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the “Healthy, Safe and Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting Act,” which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies. The bill requires the use of properly shielded luminaires to prevent unnecessary

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The 2015 IES Illumination Awards Program is Open for Submissions

It is comprised of five program categories: 1) The Lighting Controls Innovation Award Sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association 2) The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design 3) The Outdoor Lighting Design Award Sponsored by Eaton’s Cooper

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NY Law Aims to Cut Sky Glow from Outdoor Lighting

A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently is designed to preserve dark night skies by setting shielding requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies. Major industry and advocacy groups, including the International Dark Skies Association, worked

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New York’s Dark Skies Bill a Model for Outdoor Lighting

New York Governor Cuomo signs into law the Dark Skies bill, which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting applications installed by state agencies. Specifically, the bill requires the use of properly shielded light fixtures to prevent unnecessary up- and side-lighting, thereby

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USM Saves Over $10M in Energy Costs Since 2009

The University of Mississippi has used several energy conservation measures including turning off lights, unplugging appliances and even changing light fixtures. During fiscal year 2009, Southern Miss spent $7.2 million on energy costs. For FY 2014 which ended June 30,

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USG Begins Project to Bring More Outdoor Lighting on Campus

The Undergraduate Student Government is undertaking a project to introduce more outdoor lighting on campus. According to Ella Cheng ’16, the chair of the University Student Life Committee, the idea began with her predecessor Greg Smith ’15, who met with

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High Performance Outdoor Lighting

Detroit is one of five cities that are in the process of upgrading their streetlights to LED as charter members of DOE’s High-Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, which aims to replace more than 500,000 outdoor luminaires in the next two years.

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Longmont Council to Consider Updates to Outdoor Lighting Regs

The future may soon be brighter for developers seeking Longmont’s permission for the higher levels of lighting typically installed at service stations’ gas pumps and banks’ outdoor drive-through customer lanes. Learn more via Longmont Times-Call.

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Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Expands LNC2 LED Wallpack Series

The compact architectural styled wallpacks are designed for mounting heights up to 15 feet and offer the complete package of performance value.  New features and expanded options include: Battery backup options for egress applications—provides 1 fc average over 16’L x

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New GATEWAY Report – Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting

New GATEWAY Report – Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting – Follows two pedestrian-scale lighting projects that required multiple mockups —  one at Stanford University in California and the other at Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York —  to gain insight into

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New GATEWAY Report – Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting

New GATEWAY Report – Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting – Follows two pedestrian-scale lighting projects that required multiple mockups —  one at Stanford University in California and the other at Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York —  to gain insight into

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