Monthly Archives: February 2020

Rebate Trends for 2020 by BriteSwitch

Over the past few months, rebate organizations across the country have been busy updating their programs for 2020. We’ve noticed the following trends for this year: LED Rebate Amounts Decrease by 12% 76% of the US Offers Commercial Lighting Rebates

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Five Lighting Projects Among Recipients of DOE Funding Awards

In total, the five selected lighting projects will receive $12.5 million in federal funds that, when combined with a cost-share contribution, totals $16 million. Lumileds, LLC (San Jose, CA): Selected for award negotiation to address the “green gap” and improve

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LEDucation 2020 to Take Place March 17–18 in NYC

The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our primary concern and we are monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, both in the United States and internationally. At present, the situation has not impacted attendee or exhibitor registration and

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Energy Focus to Supply LED Lighting for the U.S. Navy Fleet with $3.4 Million Contract

Energy Focus, a U.S.LED lighting company, announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$3.4 million to supply tubularLED lighting products to the U.S. Navy by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a combat support agency in the U.S.

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Smart Lighting in Macy’s New Store Format – The Future of Retail

Macy’s celebrates the launch of its innovative and smaller format retail store, Market by Macy’s, now open at Southlake Town Square, a lifestyle shopping center in Southlake, TX. Consistent with Macy’s test, learn and innovate approach, Market by Macy’s partnered with

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Halo Smart LED Downlight

Wirelessly control Smart LED Downlight using the HALO Home mobile application. No HUB or internet access required. Adjustable CCT from 2700K-5000K Dimming down to 5% Compatible with 4″, 5″ & 6″ standard and shallow recessed housings: HALO™, ALL-PRO™ and more

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MaxLite G9 Base Lamp

The new MaxLite JA8- and UL-listed G9 base lamps are designed for use in miniature decorative luminaires. Available in 2,700K and 3,000K, the lamps consume 4W and emit 400 lm, equivalent to a 40W incandescent. Additional features of this dimmable

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EarthTronics TLED 4400 Lumen 34 Watt Type B 96 inch Double End Direct Wire

Easily replaces T12 and T8 96” fluorescent lamps and save up to 65% in energy costs.   The EarthTronics 96” TLED provides 4400 lumens and consumes only 34 watts.  The lamp CCT is 5000K and provides 82CRI for improved visual acuity

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Times Square Lighting Announces the MCR Series – 1000 – 4100 Lumens Track Light

The MCR is suited for medium to long throws. This power saving fixture can produce up to 175 lumens per watt. It features passive cooling, a long-life LED, and 1% dimming. Multiple mounting options, accessories, and dimming types are available.

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Rexel Energy Solutions Now Offering EV Charging Stations & Solutions

While lighting and controls have historically been its core focus, Rexel Energy Solutions (RES) continues to expand their offering in support of the country’s electrification initiative. As part of RES’s multi-year strategy to expand their offering in order to help

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A Judicious SWOT Analysis – Five (5) Apropos Questions to Ask Yourself by Bill Attardi

The SWOT (Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities / Threats) Analysis is an important tool in the strategic marketing planning process and is taught in every graduate and undergraduate business course in academia. My view is that this should be an

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CONFIRMED: L + B Postponed to September

In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt

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DLC Issues Final Standards for Commercial LED Lighting

The DesignLights Consortium recently released the final version of its new performance standards for high-performing, solid-state commercial lighting, continuing a decade-long push to maximize efficacy and energy efficiency while promoting advances in lighting quality. Released in two phases, the standards

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LED Industry Players Continue to Focus on Mini LED Applications

Display applications adopting Mini LED technology is expected to bloom in 2020 following the rumors of Apple releasing Mini LED based iPad and MacBook this year. Since last year, related players in the industry are pushing production and development of

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Halco Lighting Hires Josko Back

Jim Josko in the role of Strategic Accounts Manager. He brings over (30) years’ experience in the channel market and has held senior-level sales roles with Philips Lighting. Many will remember Josko and we welcome him back from retirement. Must

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Light + Building 2020 will Take Place as Planned

The biannual event of the lighting industry, Light + Building will be held as scheduled from March 8 to 13 in Frankfurt Germany, announced the event organizer Messe Frankfurt. This year at Light + Building there are 2,640 registered exhibitors.

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2020 Global Smart Residential Lighting Market Outlook

According to the latest report of 2020 Global LED Lighting Market Outlook- Light LED and LED Lighting Market Trend-1H20 issued by LEDinside of Trendforce, with the development of technology, mature products, active promotion of manufacturers and popularization of smart lighting

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LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Approximately 1 in 25 patients who visit U.S. hospitals contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual

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Director of LRC Develops Treatment for Alzheimer’s

With the support of a recent $3 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mariana Figueiro is perfecting a treatment she developed for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that helps to regulate sleep and

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2020 Nonresidential Construction Forecast: Slowdown But No Downturn

The U.S. economy grew by 2.2% in 2019 and is expected to slow to 2% in 2020, according to the most recent forecast released by the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on December 11, 2019. The slowdown in 2019-20 is

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