Monthly Archives: October 2020

The SaveOnEnergy.com® Electricity Bill Report: Who paid the most, least?

Most state electricity comparisons are made on the basis of electricity rates, usually expressed in cents per kilowatt hours (kWh). It’s a number that doesn’t mean much to average users, who care more about that figure on the bottom line

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GE Current’s 365DisInFx™ Technology is Different

365DisInFx™ technology leverages a business’ existing lighting infrastructure to deliver germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light in places where people gather. Current’s patented technology is proven to reduce common pathogens on surfaces, and multiple application tests and end-user pilots are underway. With products

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Coronet Enters GUV Market with Upper-Room Disinfection Solution

Coronet’s GUV series brings proven technology from the medical community to commercial spaces, providing direct high CRI white lighting with indirect 275 nanometer UVC to provide safe, effective Upper-Room Germicidal disinfection. Coronet integrates UV-C lighting at 275 nanometers (nm) into

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Delta Electronics Obtains Energy-Saving Street Light PFI for New Taipei City

Delta Electronics announced on the 19th that the company has obtained the phase 2 project of the energy-saving street light replacement and maintenance PFI (private finance initiative) for the 13 administrative districts in the north of New Taipei City, after

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DOE Study Examines Age-Related Changes in LED Device Efficiency and Optical Performance

Lighting application efficiency (LAE) describes the efficient delivery of light from the light source to the lighted task and is viewed as a new frontier—increasing energy savings with solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies. The framework for LAE that is proposed by

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Kudlow: GDP Rebound ‘Exceeded All Expectations

The news that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) has rebounded at a 33.1% annualized rate in the third quarter of this year “exceeded all expectations” and will mark a strong recovery that will continue into 2021, White House Economic Council

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RIGHT-SIZE YOUR BUSINESS. NOW…….SHRINK OR SINK! BY CHRIS BROWN, FORMER CEO OF WIEDENBACH BROWN

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now! JW von Goethe The previous column discussed the need for asking hard questions and making hard decisions, to survive and thrive during and

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Cree Smart Bulbs Change Color for Just $10

Cree’s new line of hub-free smart bulbs include a color-changing 100-watt replacement bulb as well as indoor and outdoor floodlights. The Cree Connected Max series of smart bulbs need no hub to connect with Alexa or Google. Pricing starts at

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ArchLIGHT Summit Exhibitor Registration Opens

Dallas Market Center announces that exhibitor registration is now open for ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification and design communities. The first ArchLIGHT Summit will take place September 21-22, 2021 on the first

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EW’s Top 10 LED Lighting Picks for October 2020

Congratulations to the project managers and marketing teams of Acuity Brands, DABA International, Evluma, Keystone Technologies, LEDVANCE/SYLVANIA, Leviton, Lumecon, Lutron Electronics, MaxLite and Nora Lighting for having their products selected for this month’s Top 10 LED Lighting Picks. Do you

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LEDs Magazine’s Renaissance of Light Quality Virtual Conference Sessions Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

On September 29-30, 2020, LEDs Magazine held a virtual lighting conference. The sessions are now available for on-demand viewing: https://virtual.ledsmagazine.com/ The Inspiration that Drives the SSL Design Community An Understanding of the Latest Advancements in LED and OLED Sources How to

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EW’s Top 10 Product Picks for October 2020

Congratulations to the project managers and marketing teams of ABB, Arlington, CEMBRE, Distech Controls, EXAIR, Greaves, KNIPEX Tools, Leviton, Milwaukee Tool and WAGO for having their products selected for this month’s Top 10 Product Picks. Do you have a product

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NEEA and DLC Release New Study Results on Network Lighting Controls

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance(NEEA) and the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released the results of a study that strengthens the case for expanding use of networked lighting controls (NLCs) to significantly drive energy savings in the commercial and industrial sector. The report found

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Energy Efficiency as a Service is Catching On by Rick Laezman

One of those innovative financing mechanisms, energy efficiency as a service (EEaaS), is helping building owners invest in new technology to reduce energy use. Typically, a building owner enters into an agreement with a provider that pays for energy efficiency

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Frost & Sullivan 2020 Annual Update of Global LED Lighting Market

Lighting is moving beyond its traditional purpose of illumination and adding value on tangible aspects of sustainability irrespective of the market. The global LED lighting market is a highly competitive market, driven by the demand for energy efficient lighting, reduced

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The DALI Alliance (Diia) Is Now Offering D4i Certification of DALI-Based Control Devices

Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. D4i is the DALI standard for intelligent, IoT-ready luminaires. By taking care of control and power requirements, D4i makes it much

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NAED Cancels Both Western & Eastern Conferences in 2021

The Western Region Conference scheduled for January 18 – 20 and the Eastern/South Central Region Conference scheduled for February 22 – 24. NAED is refocusing its efforts to bring members a virtual conference the week of February 22, 2021. This

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Cree, Inc. to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Company’s board of directors, Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $50 million upon closing and $125 million to be paid upon maturity of a seller

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Employ the TM-30 Method to Find the Right Light by Craig DiLouie

From ensuring that merchandise looks vibrant in a retail store to including proper flesh tones in an office space, color quality is a key specification characteristic for light sources. TM-30 has three main outputs. The first is fidelity index (Rf), which

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Zhaga’s Book 18 Plans to Add ANSI’s C136.41 Dimming Receptacle

Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid

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