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White Paper: TALQ Specification 2.0

The TALQ Consortium published a White Paper that offers insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications such as outdoor lighting networks. The document explains the system architecture and data model, as well as

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WHITE PAPER – Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation by ARM

With a growing focus on human-centric workspaces, building owners and operators are looking beyond energy efficiency, and considering smart lighting as the backbone for advanced building automation applications. • Advanced applications based on a smart lighting system • Critical factors

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WHITE PAPER ABOUT OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND HUMAN/ANIMAL FACTORS NOW AVAILABLE FROM NLB’S FREE LIGHTING BOOKSTORE

News National Lighting Bureau 180 Reachcliff Drive Shepherdstown, West Virginia Tel. 304.870.4249 www.nlb.org John P. Bachner john@bachner.com 202/441-7879 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHITE PAPER ABOUT OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND HUMAN/ANIMAL FACTORS NOW AVAILABLE FROM NLB’S FREE LIGHTING BOOKSTORE Shepherdstown, WV: “Outdoor lighting

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New NEMA Framework Predicts Energy Savings from Lighting Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 79-2018 Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems, a new white paper that includes a framework used to gauge the effectiveness of different lighting control methods. “While the potential to save energy

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WHITE PAPER – Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation Provided by Arm, USA

With a growing focus on human-centric workspaces, building owners and operators are looking beyond energy efficiency, and considering smart lighting as the backbone for advanced building automation applications. Download this white paper and learn: • Advanced applications based on a

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Saving America’s Cities: How Amerlux’s Smart Tech Cuts Energy Bills and Crime

Amerlux energy audit whitepaper

Amerlux’s breakthrough Avista LED streetlight retrofit product is designed to dramatically improve lighting while, simultaneously cutting crime rates, energy and maintenance costs. Avista works with your existing light poles and fixtures, delivering 10-20 years of maintenance-free operation. Los Angeles reduced

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WHITEPAPER: Minimize Risk and Maximize Building Performance

Today’s building owners and facility managers are focusing on adding value in every aspect of building performance — increased energy savings, improved operations, and an enhanced working environment for employees. Electrical contractors are increasingly challenged to provide the solutions that

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Philips Lighting (Signify) Whitepaper Establishes EyeComfort Parameters and Trademarks

Nowadays, light quality is a key differentiator in lighting. In general, quality of light refers to the visual aspects of light and its dependencies on and interaction with people and the environment. LEDification gives us endless possibilities to differentiate in

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NEMA White Paper Explains the Fluorescent Ballast Rule

NEMA LSD 66-2017 Understanding the Fluorescent Ballast Rule, EPCA 10 CFR 430. “This white paper updates a 2012 ballast ruling, which became effective in 2014, and offers historical context for the current use of the ballast luminous efficiency metric,” said

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White Paper – Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy by LightingEurope

Members have a long experience in dealing with aspects related to the circular economy. The industry has a solid track record in the areas of recycling, management of hazardous substances, improving efficiency and replacement of failing components for repair purposes.

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White Paper: Extending the Life-Time of LEDs

LED applications are becoming increasingly more diverse; design requirements, location or the function of the product are all elements that prove the challenges that face LED designers are continually evolving. LEDs, like most electronic devices will perform well until external

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White Paper: How B2B Distributors Can Beat Amazon

Whether they’ll admit it or not, B2B distributors will soon be dominated by a marketplace. The question isn’t when or if, but who will be leading this change. Established distributors could find themselves fulfilling orders for Amazon, or embrace the

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Free Whitepaper: 2017 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends

This whitepaper gives a high-level view of the revenues of wholesale distributors in 2016 and gives a look at the economy’s impact on the industry. Deflation drove down the real value of production in 13 of the 19 major wholesale

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Federal Pre-ememption as a Barrier to Cost Savings and High Performance Buildings in Local Energy Codes

This white paper from New Buildings Institute (NBI) looks at the impacts of federal rules on efficiency standards for appliances, water heating and HVAC equipment and lays out possible solutions from an examination of policies from around the world. Decades-old

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UL Whitepaper: Grow Your Knowledge: Horticultural Lighting

Horticultural lighting has existed for many years as a supplement to, or replacement for sunlight as the catalyst for plant growth. While many light sources have been used, professional, large-scale operations tend toward HID lamps for most supplemental and replacement

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Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

With the aim to understand human-centric LED lighting and to guide a smoother proliferation of the technology, LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint paper in which they defined the benefits, technologies, and potential

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NEMA Publishes New White Paper on How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary of typical application settings. Standards now require that

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NALMCO Newest Certification- CLCP

The lighting industry is undergoing massive change due to growing demand for intelligent LED lighting systems and controls. LED lighting, which promises high operating cost savings, is ideally paired with intelligent lighting controls, which promise additional savings and flexibility. Accelerating

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Advanced Control for Outdoor Lighting by Craig Dilouie

Traditionally, outdoor lighting was automatically turned ON and OFF at the circuit level by an astronomical time switch or photosensor. Energy codes are now promoting power reduction during dusk-to-dawn lighting operation. Coupled with advances in wireless communication and intelligent control,

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A Comparison of On-demand vs. Service Plan Electrical System Maintenance Programs by Denis Koch

Schneider Electric Executive Summary: Most organizations have gaps in their electrical infrastructure maintenance practices. As a result, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of equipment may rise as instances of downtime increase. Maintenance is performed to prevent faults from occurring. Network

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