New Light in Old Spaces by Doug Chandler

The market potential for putting modern LED lighting systems in existing buildings dwarfs new construction, but in many ways it’s a more challenging market to serve. Thanks to the humble light-emitting diode, the lighting market is among the brighter sectors

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Lighting’s Inventory Puzzles by Doug Chandler

How electrical distributors are dealing with inventory in lighting’s new world of accelerated obsolescence. The wondrous changes brought by LED lighting technology over the past few years — the ability to offer your customers a product that provides better lighting

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Alliance to Promote Smart Lighting by Doug Chandler

The AllSeen Alliance, a San Francisco-based cross-industry collaboration to advance device connectivity through an open source software project, recently announced an initiative designed to change how homeowners and business owners think about and interact with lighting systems in their homes

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Survey Shows LED Installations Surpassing Fluorescents for the First Time in 2014 by Doug Chandler

Lighting professionals expect to install more LED than fluorescent fixtures over the coming year, the first time this has happened, according to the 4th annual lighting survey by energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon (P2), an energy-efficient lighting specialist that’s part of

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Unexpected Side-Effects of the LED Revolution: Your Dingy Shirts by Doug Chandler

Website Gizmodo had an amusing find over the weekend, an article about how LEDs, which don’t illuminate much in the ultraviolet spectrum, fail to excite certain laundry detergent ingredients that “make your whites look whiter.” Many laundry detergents contain fluorescent

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News Updates for the Week of July 18

1. House Votes Down “Light Bulb Ban” Bill – A bill to beat back what critics are calling a ban on traditional light bulbs failed in the House of Representatives Tuesday. The “Better Use of Light Bulbs Act,” or BULB

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