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FSG Lighting at Oculus Soars to New Heights

The Oculus is the station house for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub — but it’s also so much more. On Veterans Day, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey unveiled a new lighting system at the Oculus in Lower Manhattan,

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OSRAM May Give Up IoT Lighting Business

Based on the reporting from LEDs Magazine, AMS CEO Alexander Everke is strongly hinting that OSRAM could abandon most of the businesses under its Digital Group. This group, which is also referred to as “DI”, provides lighting solutions for a

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Free event: Using Time-Sensitive Tax Tips to Get More Projects Approved

Join Mark Jewell of Selling Energy and Randy Lucas of Lucas Tax + Energy on December 2  for a fast-paced free webinar. Fifteen years after EPACT 2005 created substantial tax benefits for making buildings more efficient, there are now no

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Registration Has Opened for the 2021 Lighting R&D Workshop

A virtual and free event co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Opportunities to hear from and interact with top lighting scientists and industry thought leaders and to provide input on future research needs. Partnerships

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Revised EU Regulations Light the Way to More Stringent Requirements for Light Sources

Two EU regulations on energy efficiency and labeling of lamps and light sources have been significantly updated. FABIAN FLIGGE explains how to meet challenges posed by the regulations and describes an innovative test method to facilitate market access. https://www.ledsmagazine.com/

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Big Ass Fans Adds UV-C to Kill Airborne Coronavirus

Boosting air circulation can increase ultraviolet effectiveness. Lexington, KY’s Big Ass Fans earlier this year started offering a couple of ceiling fans that include UV-C lamps embedded in the suspension stem, above the blades and pointing outwards. The idea is

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Yearly Revenue of Horticultural LED Expected to Grow by Nearly 40% in 2020

Owing to the gradual legalization of marijuana cultivation and the pandemic-induced surge of recreational and medical marijuana markets in North America, horticultural LED has become one of the fastest-growing lighting markets in 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Moreover, as

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Wrigley Field Designated National Historic Landmark

(Had to share this with you……..they won one World Series in a 100 years and they get a national historic landmark……. what will the Yankees get?) 🙂  U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has designated Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL,

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Back by Popular Demand: The NAED Market Overview Survey

This year we are asking additional questions in our survey to include more products and overall size of the market now and in the future. Results will provide NAED members with a good overview of the electrical industry’s sales efforts.

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EPA Releases Compliance Advisory for UV Devices Designed to Kill Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant shortage of traditional household disinfectant products such as wipes and sprays, numerous ultraviolet (UV) devices have been marketed to consumers with claims that they kill germs, bacteria, and viruses. What

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German Supermarket Trials UV-C Air Purifiers and Disinfection Boxes to Fight Coronavirus

A small supermarket in Hamburg, Germany is trialing UV-C purifiers as one possible method its larger group might use to remove coronavirus that could be present in the air. The branch of the national Edeka chain has also deployed a

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NEMA Standards that Power and Connect the Electroindustry

NEMA publishes more than 700 electrical and medical imaging Standards and technical whitepapers that cover millions of Member products. We believe that Standards play a key part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and

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Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current

TriGain®, a potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor, is a breakthrough in phosphor technology that improves the color rendering for LEDs through its unique red emission, without sacrificing efficiency. Other solutions take a significant efficiency penalty to achieve similar color rendering. Current’s

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Two Existing Technologies Could Fight COVID Now

Germicidal lighting and a tuberculosis vaccine should be a part of the pandemic response. The article explains that the technology has been around since 1937 when it was first used against a measles outbreak. https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-existing-technologies-could-fight-covid-now-11605567973

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Home Depot Sales Surge in Third Quarter

Third-quarter sales surged 23% and the home improvement chain beat expectations by almost any measure. Revenue totaled $33.54 billion for the three months ended Nov. 1. The pandemic has led to a vast shift in spending patterns. At least some

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The Home Depot Announces Agreement to Acquire HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

The acquisition is expected to position The Home Depot as a premier provider in the MRO marketplace. Under the terms of the merger agreement, a subsidiary of The Home Depot will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding

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Another European Soccer Team Goes for UV-C to Fight COVID-19

PSV Eindhoven taps ceiling luminaires from Signify to disinfect air in the locker rooms, even when people are present. Signify is installing coronavirus disinfection lighting in the locker room of another European professional soccer team, this time heading three miles

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NEMA Launches Industrial Control Panel Council

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association(NEMA)  announced the creation of its new Industrial Control Panel Council to promote the proper installation of industrial control panels, provide guidance and recommendations on installation practices for various jurisdictions, advocate for Standards and best practice documents for the industry, and develop educational

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Lumileds and BIOS Partner to Deliver More Efficient Circadian Lighting

BIOS (Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems) LLC and Lumileds have jointly announced an efficacy breakthrough in solid-state lighting (SSL) systems intended to impact human wellbeing — technology often called human-centric lighting. Lumileds will supply BIOS and its BIOS Illuminated licensed

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DLC Adds IoXt Alliance Certification Program to Recognized Cybersecurity Standards

The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, recently announced the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has added ioXt security certification to its Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. Along with ioXt, NLC5 offers a full breakdown

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