T8 Rules to Take Effect Craig DiLouie

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps. These standards identify categories of lamps and impose minimum efficacies, expressed in lumens/W. Primarily impacting 4-ft. 32W T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8 lamps,

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ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 Revises ANSI C82.3-2016 Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps

This standard describes the essential design features and operating characteristics of reference ballasts for fluorescent lamps. The items specified are those that have been found necessary to ensure accurate and reproducible results when either lamps or ballasts are being tested.

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue Year-Over-Year Decline

NEMA’s linear fluorescent lamp shipments indexes continued their year-over-year decline in 2015Q4. After declining for seven consecutive quarters, the index for T12 lamps posted a 4.2 quarter-over-quarter increase, but declined 17.4 percent from fourth quarter 2014. T8 and T5 shipments

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Fluorescent Bulbs – Global Strategic Business Report 2015 by Research & Markets

Despite being considered as energy efficient and an ideal replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs are facing a strong competitive threat from LED bulbs. LED is an ideal replacement also for CFLs. Key benefits of LED driving its adoption

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Solar-Powered LED Outdoor Fixtures

Solar Electric Power Co. (SEPCO) SolarViper solar-powered, pole-mounted LED area, parking lot, roadway and walkway provide crisp white light where needed at motorist and pedestrian levels, without dependence on any electrical-utility grid system. The lighting fixture is 100% solar powered

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I REMEMBER WHEN FLUOURECENTS WERE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY BY BILL BROWN, CHAIRMAN, A.L.P. LIGHTING COMPONENTS COMPANY www.alplighting.com & BILL BROWN SALES www.billbrownsales.com

I have been in the lighting industry for almost 65 years.  When I started, fluorescents were the new technology.  It took fluorescents almost 30 years to develop and become a stable product in the industry.  It’s my observation that LED

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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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NEMA: Demand Growth for T5 and T12 Fluorescents Beats T8, but T8 Share Still Dominates

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., said shipments of T5 and T12 linear fluorescent lamps improved by 9.9 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, on a quarterly basis during 2013 Q4. Shipments of T8 lamps, by contrast, contracted 2.1

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Totally Tubular: Linear LEDs

Totally Tubular: Linear LEDs – With an urgent demand for energy efficiency, lighting continues to stake its claim as a solution. T8 and T5 fluorescents—both important evolutions in improved lamps and ballasts—have been landmark offerings and have successfully illuminated interior

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