Archive for August 2009

Brandston Article Takes Aim at Energy Regulations, Published by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has published a new opinion editorial by legendary lighting designer Howard Brandston taking aim at mandates to use compact fluorescent lamps in the home, and also pending legislation that would make energy codes much stricter than today. I’m proud to call Howard a client. I was pleased to work with him […]

Philips and Lighting Science Group Settle All Litigation

Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG) and Royal Philips Electronics have announced that they have settled all of their commercial and intellectual property disputes by way of a comprehensive agreement that revives their former commercial alliance. The agreement provides that trade in LED lighting products between the companies will be intensified, that LSG takes out a […]

GE ConstantColor HIR MR16 Lamps

New ConstantColor HIRTM MR16 lamps from GE Consumer & Industrial, which can replace standard MR16 lamps, offer up to a 43% improvement in energy efficiency and a higher quality of light through improved center beam candle power (CBCP) and color temperature maintenance. In addition to energy cost savings, customers will achieve savings in maintenance costs […]

Phoenix Products Relaunches Website

Phoenix Products Company, Inc., a manufacturer of special purpose lighting fixtures and ovens, has announced the launch of its newly designed website, With an improved navigation and a new look, the website provides quicker access to the information users need. The product pages have been enhanced, allowing for greater accessibility to specification sheets, IES […]

Wall Street Journal: Commercial Real Estate Lurks as Next Potential Mortgage Crisis

This is not good.

Bangkok Mall Sparkles with 75,000 Red LEDs

A massive exterior lighting installation built with 75,000 red LUXEON LEDs is raising the visibility of CentralPlaza ChaengWattana, a seven-story, 300-store shopping complex in Bangkok. Thailand’s Lumitron Lighting International engineered and manufactured the lighting installation for the upscale mall, backed by proof of concept and engineering services from LUXEON supplier and LED application development specialist […]

ASHRAE Meeting Highlights Existing Buildings

The need to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings was highlighted at the ASHRAE 2009 Annual Conference held in Louisville. At the meeting, ASHRAE launched the prototype of its Building Energy Quotient building energy labeling program, introduced a year-long focus on existing buildings and kicked off the Society’s most highly anticipated certification program to-date, […]

DOE Announces ENERGY STAR SSL Outdoor Lighting Webcast

RESCHEDULED! DOE has rescheduled this webcast for October 8, 2009. Thanks to Joe Salimando for pointing that out to me. On September 10, 2009, the Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on ENERGY STAR SSL Outdoor Lighting Criteria. The webcast starts at 1:00 PM ET and will include a 60-minute presentation followed […]

NEMA Publishes LL 9-2009 Dimming of T8 Fluorescent Lighting Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LL 9-2009 Dimming of T8 Fluorescent Lighting Systems. This new standard is the first coordinated guidance from industry on the dimming of T8 fluorescent lighting systems; LL 9 covers ranges between 100% and approximately 35% output (60mA lamp current). The publication was a result of discussions between […]

August Issue of LightNOW Published

Check out the month’s stories here. The newsletter typically goes from around the 25-28 of the previous month to the 25-28 of the current month, depending on how on where the dates fall. We like to send out the newsletter on a Monday for best response. Click here to join the more than 11,700 lighting […]