Archive for July 2010

Controls Friday: Encelium Publishes New Whitepaper on Advanced Lighting Controls

Encelium Technologies recently announced the release of a new whitepaper titled, “Using Advanced Lighting Controls to Drive Down Energy Costs and Improve Worker Satisfaction,” authored by Terry Mocherniak, Chief Operating Officer, Encelium Technologies and contributed by Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, Director of Sales, Encelium Technologies and President of the Lighting Controls Association. The whitepaper […]

Kudos: Cree Partnership Brings LED Lights to New Habitat for Humanity Homes

Cree, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity International recently announced a three-year, $1.5 million pledge to provide high-efficiency Cree LED downlights for the kitchens in all new Habitat homes built in the United States. More than 1,500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. will have access to Cree’s kitchen lighting package, which features Cree’s newest […]

July issues of LightNOW Published

Check out the stories here (issue #1) and here (issue #2). Click here to join the nearly 14,000 lighting professionals who receive LightNOW in their in-box every month. Subscription is free, takes moments, and we strictly respect your privacy. There is also an option to subscribe to the Lighting Controls Association’s lightingCONTROL newsletter, which offers […]

Distributors Report Ballast Shortage

TED Magazine’s got the story here.

Leucos USA Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Luxit Decorative Architectural Lighting

Leucos USA recently announced it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of Luxit, a manufacturer decorative architectural lighting owned by FDV Group, Leucos USA’s Italian parent company. While the other Leucos USA companies (FDV Collection, Leucos and ITRE) are known for marrying old-world hand-blown glass techniques and modern design, Luxit has made its mark by […]

Litecontrol Releases New “Light the Walls” Booklet

Litecontrol, a company I’m proud to call a client, has published a new brochure providing guidance to designers interested in perimeter lighting best practices and techniques to achieve architecturally attractive and visually comfortable spaces. Download the brochure here.

Acuity Brands Acquires Renaissance Lighting

Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced that it has acquired for an undisclosed amount of cash the remaining outstanding capital stock of Herndon, VA-based Renaissance Lighting, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of architectural LED downlights. Previously, Acuity Brands had entered into a strategic partnership with Renaissance which included a $9.1 million investment in minority ownership in […]

DOE Announces Plans for Consumer Education Campaign on Lighting Changes

The Department of Energy today announced plans for a new consumer education initiative that will be timed to the upcoming changes in lamp regulations. The initiative will provide greater awareness of the overall benefits of the legislative changes and new, “greener” technologies such as LEDs and CFLs. Joining DOE at the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Market […]

GE Announces Efficiency Breakthrough in White OLED Technology

GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company, GE Lighting and Konica Minolta have achieved a significant advance that brings the companies closer to making high-efficiency organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting devices a reality. GE and KM scientists have demonstrated illumination-quality white OLEDs using “solution-coatable” materials that are essential for producing […]

Jim Brodrick on New FTC Consumer Lamp Labeling Requirements

Guest Post by Jim Brodrick, Department of Energy [Recently], the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its new consumer labeling requirements for medium screw-based light bulbs. The bottom line is that manufacturers of incandescent, compact fluorescent, and LED light bulbs will have to begin employing a new “Lighting Facts” label that’s similar to DOE’s Lighting FactsCM […]