Monthly Archives: August 2020

ALA’s Women in Lighting Launches Mentorship Program

The American Lighting Association (ALA) recently announced that its Women in Lighting Committee has launched a mentor matching program, open to any woman who is an ALA member. All segments of the industry and all experience levels are welcome. The

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Opinion: The Lighting Industry Needs an Efficiency Revolution by Michael Kershner, Lighting Designer

All sectors of the lighting industry must come together and embrace innovation in order to survive today’s business climate, according to Michael Kershner. As the founder and principal of Innovating Lighting Consultants (ILC), a lighting design and procurement firm based

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Proposed CEA Horticultural Lighting Policy May Require LEDs in California

The 2022 code cycle for the California Energy Commission is well underway, and proposed CEA lighting policy would impose horticultural efficacy limits that essentially mandate SSL. The State of California and its California Energy Commission (CEC) creates regulatory policy that

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Samsung Partners ScoreVision to Integrate Sports Software Technology with LED Display and Mobile Devices

Pairing Samsung’s line of LEDdisplays with ScoreVision’s integrated platform of scoring, video capture, and fan engagement software gives teams the tools they need to provide a professional game-time experience both inside and outside of their venues. Within sporting venues, Samsung’s LED displays

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Start Your 2021 IALD Awards Submission Today

Start Your 2021 IALD Awards Submission Today– SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS ONLINE NOW…Be recognized as the best in architectural lighting design. The IALD has released the Call for Entries for the 38th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, and entries can

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EOI, Edison See Rebounding Shipments for LED Automotive Lighting

Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) and Edison Opto have seen orders for LED automotive lighting modules rebound in third-quarter 2020 and expect booming shipments to remain until November 2020 at least, according to the companies. Currently, LED automotive lighting modules account for

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What’s New in Connected Lighting by Craig DiLouie

Three leading lighting brands say demand for connected lighting is solidly increasing in both indoor and outdoor markets, driven by simplified energy code compliance and value-added features such as data and location services. As such, this premium segment of the

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NEMRA Launches New Online Training Resource

The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), Carmel, IN, has bolstered the training resources it offers rep and manufacturer members with the launch of NEMRA U,  utilizing the BlueVolt e-learning platform, an online training tool already loaded with 600 courses.  To get

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LSI Industries Launches New Commercial Parking Garage Luminaire

Ideal for both new and retrofit construction projects, the company’s new CGC luminaires are edge-lit and feature sleek, low-profile (less than 3.5 inches in height), circular housing with no visible hardware or heat fins. LSI’s new commercial parking garage fixture

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Signify Partners EDZCOM to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries

Signify and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi,

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LEDVANCE, Sylvania Natural Series

Wins BUILDINGS Editor’s Choice 2020 Product Innovation Award.  Deliver the benefits of natural light with the new SYLVANIA Natural Series of LED lighting products with innovative TruWave Technology from LEDVANCE.TruWave combines unique chip, phosphor and packaging technology to offer a

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Kenall Manufacturing, SimpleSeal CSERO(I)

Wins BUILDINGS Merit Award. Kenall is expanding its offering of sealed, high-performance cleanroom luminaires with the new SimpleSeal CSERO and CSERI. These fixtures are engineered to protect the integrity of all makes of cleanrooms, creating bright, evenly diffused light to

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NEMA Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG)

The Electrical Standards & Products Guide lists NEMA Standards, product categories, and the Member manufacturers of those products. ESPG is the guide to electrical products and is read by buyers, specifiers, contractors, and distributors—your client base. Each year, ESPG lists

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BUILDINGS Announces 33 Winners for 2020 Product Innovations

BUILDINGS, in partnership with interiors+sources, is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Product Innovations Awards. The annual competitive awards program for manufacturers of commercial interior building products, which went virtual for the first time in history as a

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The Secret Ingredient of Virus-Fighting Panel: Titanium Oxide

A light panel with a photocatalytic coating of titanium oxide which is claimed to eliminate 99 per cent of airborne viruses, bacteria and bad air odour is being marketed as an alternative to UV-C luminaires in the fight against Covid-19.

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NEMA Launches Automotive Component Council

To increase manufacturer collaboration in the changing and expanding automotive component market. The ACC will develop a deeper understanding of the automotive supply chain market, advocate for policies and regulations that impact the market, and develop baseline Standards qualification programs

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Public Health Pushes the Needle on UV Partnership Opportunity by Carrie Meadows

 The coronavirus pandemic has perhaps heightened the profile of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, but the demands of the application mean pushing UV LEDs beyond current limitations for more widespread and sustainable solutions. While we do not deny the validity of other

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Eaton Says Lighting ‘No Longer Viable’ As Doncaster Plant Closes

One of the UK’s biggest lighting factories is set to close due to pressure on margins in the commercial lighting sector. Electrical giant Eaton is quitting the mains lighting market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and closing the

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Ushio Care222® Far UV-C Excimer Mercury-Free Lamps

The filtered Care222 lamps can be safely used not only in unoccupied spaces but also in occupied spaces without posing a health risk to humans when used within the current exposure limits recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial

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What to Consider When Switching to LEDs by Ellen Helm

Frustrated by frequent maintenance, poorly lit areas, and high-energy consumption, you’ve decided to upgrade your facility’s lighting. You’ve obtained the manager’s approval for the retrofit and are eager to begin the switch to LEDs, but before you purchase the luminaires

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