America’s Light Bulb Revolution

The energy savings are expected to grow as highly efficient and increasingly inexpensive LED bulbs continue to replace older lights. But energy efficiency advocates worry that the Trump administration could slow the pace of this lighting revolution. Last month, the

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DOE Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment. SUMMARY: On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published two final rules adopting revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental

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NEMA Second Quarter Consumer Lamp Indexes Show a Y-O-Y Increase in LED A-Line Shipments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released its 2017 second quarter Lamp Indexes. The NEMA Lamp Indexes are composite measures of member companies’ U.S. shipments of a variety of lamp types. The report is designed to track underlying demand for

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First Quarter 2017 Year-Over-Year LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Up, Incandescent, Halogen, and CFL Shipments Decline

LED A-line lamp shipments decreased 8.1 percent in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016. However, LED A-line lamps continued a year-over-year climb increasing 4.7 percent compared to 1Q 2016. Incandescent and halogen shipments posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease in 1Q 2017

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NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.20-2003

American National Standard for Electric Lamps—A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. This standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of the group of incandescent lamps that have A, G, PS, and similar bulb shapes with

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Startup Helping Consumers Navigate The New Era Of LED Lighting

LED technology is not new. The light-emitting diode was first invented in 1927 and appeared in electronics in the early 1960s. However, it was not until recently that cost and performance improvements made LEDs commercially viable.  LED lights are much

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Incandescent A-Line Lamps Decline Sharply in Second Quarter

NEMA’s shipments index for incandescent A-line lamps dropped 61.2% during 2014Q2, as the full effect of EISA 2007 lamp efficiency regulations took hold during the first six months of the year. Substitute lamp types such as LED A-line and halogen

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LED Street Lights in Europe: A Bright Tomorrow

Incandescent and halogen lamps have been banned in Europe.  The European Union (EU) has taken this strong step as a move toward meeting its 20-20-20 targets of increasing energy efficiency by 20%, increasing the share of renewable energy by 20%

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News Updates for the Week of June 13

1. Light Bulb Repeal Bill Stalls in Congress – A bill to repeal the banning of ordinary incandescent light bulbs is bottled up in a congressional committee despite Americans’ apparent distaste for the more expensive bulbs that would replace them.

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