Archive for January 2011

January 2011 Issues of LightNOW Published

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Product Monday: Two Cooper Industries Products Recognized as 2011 Top Product Winners

Products from Cooper Lighting and Cooper Controls have been selected as 2011 Top Product winners by Building Operating Management magazine. The winning products are the Halo H7 LED Collection from Cooper Lighting and the Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool from Cooper Controls. The Top Product winners were selected using an e-mail ballot to readers of […]

The Lighting Quotient Showcases Environmental Commitment with Cradle to Cradle Certification

The Lighting Quotient has announced that several of its linear fluorescent products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified—Silver rated. The 10 light fixtures, all within the Elliptipar product division, received this certification through a thorough process conducted by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm. The Lighting Quotient is […]

University of California (Davis) Plan to Cut Energy Use by 60 Percent

The University of California, Davis and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) have announced a commitment to reduce the campus’s electricity use for lighting by 60% by the end of 2015. The Smart Lighting Initiative makes UC Davis the first large institution to commit to a sweeping cut in energy use after the California Public […]

Indy Designer Series LED Downlights Achieve ENERGY STAR Mark

Juno Lighting Group, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, has announced that several products within its Indy Designer Series of LED downlights for commercial applications now carry the ENERGY STAR mark on their labeling. The ENERGY STAR program is led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy as a national effort to […]

PR Opportunity for Lighting Manufacturers in Illuminate Magazine

One of the hats I wear in the industry is editor at large for Illuminate, the quarterly lighting supplement to Architectural Products Magazine read by 32,000 architects and lighting designers. I am currently developing the lighting product section for the April/May LIGHTFAIR 2011 issue and looking for great products to include. If you work for […]

Philips EnduraLED Lamp Helps Bring Macy’s Quality and Sustainability Goals to Light

Philips Lighting recently announced that iconic retailer Macy’s has selected Philips EnduraLED LED lamps as part of the nationwide program to retrofit 117,000 halogen-based accent lighting in 86 of its U.S. stores. In just two weeks, Philips was able to design and produce thousands of EnduraLED PAR38 SP15 lamps that could meet Macy’s sustainability goals, […]

Product Monday: Lunera Lighting Partners With Armstrong to Deliver a Pre-Qualified Fixture for TechZone Ceilings

Lunera Lighting, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Systems to provide the 5400 Series, an edge-lit LED lighting fixture compatible with Armstrong’s TechZone Ceiling Systems. The sleek, energy efficient, linear fixtures create a clean, elegant ceiling visual and provide voluminous light when installed in the six-inch-wide technical zone. By […]

NEMA Publishes Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out Brochure

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a brochure that clarifies the upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. Beginning in 2012, and a year earlier in California, traditional 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt, and 40-watt bulbs will be phased out, with a completion date of 2014. Based on the average number of sockets per household, NEMA […]

Shipments of Metal Halide Lamps Remain Solid During the Third Quarter

Shipments of metal halide high intensity discharge (HID) lamps grew by 4.6 percent to 87.1 during the third quarter of 2010. The index showed solid year-over-year growth increasing 5.7 percent. Conversely, sodium vapor HID lamp shipments retrenched 10.4 percent during the quarter to 82.1, the second lowest level on record for the index. Mercury vapor […]