Industry News - Energy Watch News

Industry News

Know More Now

EnergyWatch is the comprehensive resource for electrotechnology news on a daily basis. EnergyWatch covers everything from new products and trends to industry news. EnergyWatch is your electrical industry resource for energy-efficiency intelligence and business development opportunities. You get the focused and unbiased information you need to compete in a rapidly changing playing field.

Subscribe to our Industry News Feed Subscribe to our Industry News Feed!

Enter your email address:  

To submit your news, please contact Jude Martin-Cianfano at News@energywatchnews.com.



EW’s 2020 Top 200 Ranking

The nation’s largest electrical distributors are navigating through the economic storm touched off by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Accounting for an estimated $81.4 billion in sales — 69% of Electrical Wholesaling’s $117.5 billion in estimated 2019 total sales through distributors of

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


PGE Program Will Transform Hundreds of Homes Into a Virtual Power Plant

Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is set to launch a pilot program that will incentivize installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries that PGE will dispatch, contributing up to four megawatts of energy to PGE’s grid. The

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Job Growth Hits Record 4.8 Million As Unemployment Rate Falls To 11.1%

The rebound in hiring added to a stream of data, including consumer spending, in suggesting that the recession which started in February was likely over. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week acknowledged the rebound in activity, saying the economy

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


New DOE Study Examines Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED Packages, Based on LM-80 Data

To better inform our understanding of LED reliability over the course of a product’s lifetime, DOE has released the results of a study assessing the four major phosphor-converted LED (pc-LED) package types: ceramic-based, polymer-based, chip-on-board (COB) packages, and chip-scale packages

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Your Guide to the New EU Regs on Lighting

The result of nearly five years of negotiations, the new rules – the Single Lighting Regulation (SLR) and the Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR) – will apply from 1 September 2021.The only exception to this dateline is for the removal of

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Looking at Red LED Light Helps to Improve Eyesight for Elderly

A research led by researchers of UCL (University College London) revealed that staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Based on the result of the study, scientists believe that new affordable

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


DLC New Technical Requirements for Networked Lighting Controls

The DesignLights Consortium(DLC) released a new version of its technical requirements for networked lighting controls, aiming to encourage wider market adoption of this energy saving and smart building-enabling technology by focusing on issues that are key to increasing customer confidence. Networked Lighting Control System

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram, Like Signify, Is Ramping Up Conventional UV-C Lamps to Fight Covid

It’s working on an LED version, but for now, a 30-year-old mercury tube is getting the call. On the heels of Signify announcing it is cranking up production of ultraviolet-C-band (UV-C) lamps proven to kill the coronavirus in a lab,

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Far-UVC Light Safely Kills Airborne Coronaviruses, Study Finds

More than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans, a new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found. In

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Signify Bets Big on Upper-Room UV-C Lighting

Signify is increasing production of its UV-C mercury lamps by eight-fold, launching no fewer than 12 product ranges using UV-C light, and has bought the assets of Germicidal Lamps & Applications (GLA), a Dutch firm with expertise in UV-C disinfection.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


LightingEurope Calls for UV-C Products to be Allowed on EU Market

LightingEurope endorsed the recent UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and called on European Union Member States to ensure UV-C products can continue to be placed on the EU market.Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


DOE Integrated Lighting Campaign Website Launched

The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of advanced lighting controls and of integrating lighting systems with other building or business systems in their facilities.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Savings from Better Buildings Partners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 public and private sector organizations in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. To date, partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units of energy,

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


Signify to Connect Half Million Smart Streetlights in New York

Signify announced its partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to support the Smart Street Lighting NY project of the state. The Smart Street Lighting NY program was launched in 2018 with the aim to replace streetlights in New

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Ushio America Recalls LED T8 Lamps

Ushio America Inc., Cypress, Calif., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recently recalled its Indiglow LED T8 backlit lamps with a 4-ft tube, which are a direct drop-in replacement for 30W and 32W T8 fluorescent tubes. Approximately

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Apple as Nudge to Epistar and Lextar Merge?

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar and Lextar are going to form a new holding company, aiming to intensify its growing momentum in next-gen display technologies Mini LED and Micro LED. LEDinside noticed that Apple, who is reportedly launching Mini LED-based

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Zhaga Publishes Book 20 on Smart Interface

Zhaga Book 20 defines a smart interface between an indoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module. The module connects to the LED driver, and typically provides sensory inputs or enables communication between network components. It brings together complementary specifications from

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


CEA-Leti Breaks Throughput Record for LiFi Using Micro LEDs

CEA-Leti recently announced its researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1 Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro- light-emitting diode (LED). Their data transmission rate of 7.7 Gbps achieved with a 10 µm

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Bradford to Upgrade 60,000 Streetlights with Smart LED

The West Yorkshire town of Bradford is to replace over 59,000 street lights and 17,000 lampposts in an ambitious project which will feature a central management system. The project will reduce Bradford City Council’s street lighting power consumption by 65

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


More Daytime Light Exposure Leads to Better Sleep Quality and Less Stress

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is investigating the impacts of working from home or quarantining indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic on individual daily light exposures. The results showed that indoor and outdoor light exposure significantly

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Submit Industry News
  • Contact Information

  • Industry News Submission Form




Featured Articles

Retrofitting with LED Lighting by Emerson

Emerson explains why converting from traditional lighting sources to LED in industrial facilities improves safety, productivity, and long-term financial performance. When facilities are considering converting from traditional lighting sources to LEDs, getting buy-in from management before beginning the retrofit is

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


Thank You Mr. Edison, We’ll Take It From Here by Chuck Swoboda

I had the opportunity to be part of that meeting in California as the CEO of Cree, one of the LED companies that hosted the event. I was convinced at the time that the future would be lit with LEDs,

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


Time to Ditch the Lumen, Says Top Lighting Scientist Dr Christopher Cuttle

The lumen, a measure of lighting since the 1920s, is outdated and needs replacing, one of the world’s top lighting scientists has claimed. Dr Christopher Cuttle, lecturer in Advanced Lighting Design at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, says

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


A Guiding Light by Craig DiLouie

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes free design guides for buildings that achieve major energy reductions without compromising quality. The latest guides go even further, targeting net-zero buildings. The guides’ actionable recommendations, which rely on

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


America 2.0: Promises of IoT and the Utility of Data Centers by Rebecca Gilstrap

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the concept of “America 2.0.” Forced social distancing has brought about a fundamental change in every aspect of our lives. Playing a pivotal role within the formation of the “new normal” will be technology including

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


View more Featured Articles.