Month: September 2010

The Modern CFL Turns 25

OSRAM SYLVANIA announced earlier this year that the year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the development of the modern compact fluorescent lamp. The lighting industry began tracking sales of…

OSRAM SYLVANIA announced earlier this year that the year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the development of the modern compact fluorescent lamp.

The lighting industry began tracking sales of integrated CFLs in the United States in 1997, when just 13.3 million units were sold, compared to 2.8 billion incandescent bulbs. Integrated CFL sales in the United States increased to 57 million bulbs in 2001 and to more than 273 million in 2009. In Canada, the number of CFLs sold went from just under 1 million pieces in 2001 to a high of over 46 million pieces in 2007. The 2009 SYLVANIA Socket Survey has found more than 70 percent of American households now have at least one CFL.

Happy birthday, CFL!

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Leotek Relocates U.S. Headquarters in Silicon Valley, California

Leotek, a developer of LED technology, has announced the relocation of the company’s headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations to a new, larger facility in Silicon Valley, California housing the company’s…

Leotek, a developer of LED technology, has announced the relocation of the company’s headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations to a new, larger facility in Silicon Valley, California housing the company’s manufacturing, warehousing adn distribution operations in addition to support departments. According to the company, the move is intended to accommodate growth in the company’s core business groups: LED lighting for Traffic Signals, Commercial and Industrial applications, and National Accounts. A a result, says President Steve Bacilieri, the 3- to 4-week shipping period for products formerly manufactured in Taiwan will be eliminated, allowing lead times to decrease to 1-3 weeks, while also providing more options for accessories and finishes. Chris Nye, Director of Commercial and Industrial Lighting, also noted that because the company’s GreenCobra LED streetlight is now being manufactured at the new facility using American workers, the product now meets the Buy American provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Dan Gerstenhaber Joins Available Light

Steven Rosen, President of Available Light, a lighting design firm working worldwide in the fields of museum exhibition, architecture and corporate communications, has announced that Dan Gerstenhaber has joined the…

Steven Rosen, President of Available Light, a lighting design firm working worldwide in the fields of museum exhibition, architecture and corporate communications, has announced that Dan Gerstenhaber has joined the firm. Dan, along with Principal Bill Kadra, will be responsible for operating the Special Event and Trade Show division of Available Light. For the past four years, he served as Production Coordinator and Lighting Designer for ELS, a major Los Angeles production house. In this capacity, he was responsible for a wide range of projects from trade show exhibits for clients such as Hologic, Bose, and Akamai Technologies to motion picture premiere events for all the major studios including 20th Century, Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers.

Dan can be reached by email or at 978.744.6800, x129.

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Lighting Services Inc Uploads New Product Demonstration Video to YouTube

Lighting Services Inc has published a short four-minute video demonstrating the features of the CX16 Series with its removable housing design for easy lamp changing, which also allows the luminaire…

Lighting Services Inc has published a short four-minute video demonstrating the features of the CX16 Series with its removable housing design for easy lamp changing, which also allows the luminaire to be transformed from a spotlight to a wall wash in seconds.



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Product Monday: Wide-Lite’s HIBRED Lighting System

Wide-Lite’s HIBRED lighting system combines HID and other traditional light sources for peak hours of illumination with an LED array that provides low-level ambient illumination during off-peak hours. The system…

Wide-Lite’s HIBRED lighting system combines HID and other traditional light sources for peak hours of illumination with an LED array that provides low-level ambient illumination during off-peak hours. The system work with existing area and site luminaires or can be used as a standalone retrofit system.

Click here to visit Wide-Lite’s products page.

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CIE/USA Announces Seminars on Photometry, Colorimetry and Application of Solid-State Lighting on November 10, 2010

CIE/USA, the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), is offering a one-day series of seminars on the photometry, colorimetry and application of solid-state lighting. Experts will…

CIE/USA, the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), is offering a one-day series of seminars on the photometry, colorimetry and application of solid-state lighting. Experts will present:

* basic concepts
* advanced techniques
* state of the art research on the characterization and measurement of light and lighting
* discussions of international lighting recommendations for roadway lighting and issues of vision and health

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Cameron Miller, NIST; Dr. Yoshi Ohno, NIST; Dr. Wendy Davis, NIST; Dr. Ronald Gibbons, VTTI; Dr. Rolf Bergman, Rolf Bergman Consulting; Mr. Terry McGowan, IDA; Mr. Philip Wychorski, Orion Standards LLC.

This event is scheduled in conjunction with the 2010 IES Annual Conference in Toronto on November 10, 2010 at the same hotel.

Click here to download the registration form.

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Controls Friday: Leviton RF Wireless Occupancy Sensor Products Named Among Buildings Magazine’s Top 81 Money-Saving Products

Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF™ line of lighting controls was selected by Buildings Magazine as one of its Top 81 Money-Saving Products. In selecting their top picks in the category,…

Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF™ line of lighting controls was selected by Buildings Magazine as one of its Top 81 Money-Saving Products. In selecting their top picks in the category, Building’s editors took into account criteria such as: initial cost, life-cycle costs, sustainability, longevity, energy efficiency, occupant productivity and maintenance requirements. LevNet RF, along with 80 other products that help companies operate more profitably, was profiled in the June issue, Product features such as LevNet RF’s suitability for installation in a wide range of commercial retrofit applications, self-powering feature, signal transmission range of up to 150 feet and its ability to operate without batteries or new wires were highlighted in the issue.

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IALD Lighting Design Awards Online Entry Site Now Open

Projects completed after June 1, 2009 are eligible to be entered in the 28th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The online entry site is now open to qualifying projects….

Projects completed after June 1, 2009 are eligible to be entered in the 28th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The online entry site is now open to qualifying projects. The early bird deadline is October 15, 2010, after which entry fees go up; all entries must be received by October 29, 2010.

Click here to view the full Call for Entries document (PDF). Click here to submit your entry online.

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LIGHTFAIR Announces 2011 Show Floor is 97% Sold Out

LIGHTFAIR International is poised to connect more than 20,000 lighting professionals with nearly 500 manufacturers at the 2011 conference and trade show taking place May 15-19, 2011 in its new…

LIGHTFAIR International is poised to connect more than 20,000 lighting professionals with nearly 500 manufacturers at the 2011 conference and trade show taking place May 15-19, 2011 in its new east coast location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center enables LFI to expand its exhibitor base and featured pavilions across more than 180,000 sq. ft. of trade show floor space—the largest in the history of LFI. This year, the show floor is enhanced by four pavilions, which spotlight new and innovative companies, product and projects from around the globe:

Building Integration Pavilion, launched in 2010, features companies displaying solutions and products used to maximize and create energy-efficient buildings
Global Light + Design Pavilion, presents decorative lighting solutions from internationally recognized manufacturers based outside of the U.S.
Daylighting Pavilion, the trade show counterpart to LFI’s Daylighting Institute, focuses on architectural daylighting, daylight harvesting, energy efficiency and conservation, solar shading and natural light
Design Pavilion, showcases modern and classic decorative designs with a creative edge and innovative style

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