Archive for November 2009

NEMA Incandescent and CFL Indices Decline

NEMA’s lamp indices for incandescent lamps and CFLs declined 7.1% and 18.2%, respectively, on a year-over-year basis during the third quarter of 2009. The incandescent lamp sales index fell for the twelfth consecutive quarter and registered its lowest level ever recorded (55.4). CFL sales have contracted in five of the last 6 quarters, slipping to […]

NEMA Publishes LE 6-2009 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial and Residential Luminaires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LE 6-2009 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial and Residential Luminaires. The document, produced by NEMA’s Luminaire Section, was last published in 2008. LE 6 provides a procedure for the determination of the target efficacy rating (TER) for light fixtures under laboratory test conditions […]

Tony Stallard’s Kit Light Sculpture

A major new public artwork for Belfast, Ireland, entitled “Kit,” was recently unveiled at the public realm area at the Abercorn Residential Complex at Titanic Quarter as part of Belfast Festival at Queen’s. The high profile contemporary artwork is by Essex-based artist Tony Stallard and is the artist’s largest public artwork to date. “Kit” is […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you and your family have a fun and safe holiday today.

Walmart to Install Cree LED Lamps at 650 Stores

Cree, Inc. has been selected to provide LED lighting to Walmart for new stores and renovations. Walmart plans to install Cree LRP-38 LED lamps in 650 stores during the first year, replacing ceramic metal halide in the produce and electronics departments. Cree’s LR6 recessed LED downlights are also being used in new construction applications. The […]

Living Light

Columbia University’s Living Architectural Lab’s Living Light is a permanent outdoor light sculpture in Peace Park in Seoul, Korea that displays information about local air quality. Check it out here or take a look at the below video. Living Light (Seoul, 2009) from David Benjamin on Vimeo.

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People: Christopher Ruud Appointed President of Ruud Lighting

Ruud Lighting Incorporated has announced the promotion of Christopher Ruud to president, a role that his father, Alan Ruud, held since founding the company in 1982. In his new role as president, Christopher will oversee all U.S.-based business units and operations. Alan will retain his role as chairman and CEO.

Arch LED Conference Papers Available for Free Download

For all of my readers interested in LED, there’s a veritable goldmine of information available free right now at Architectural SSL Magazine’s blog SSL Interactive. This information consists of all of the papers from the magazine’s recent Arch LED conference. Check it out here.

Cree Announces 20% Increase in FYQ110 Sales

Cree, Inc. recently announced record revenue of $169.1 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2010, ended September 27, 2009. This represents a 20% increase compared to revenue of $140.4 million reported for the first fiscal quarter last year and a 14% increase compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.