Archive for May 2011

Product Monday: Prescolite and Dual-Lite Partner on CFL Downlights

Prescolite and Dual-Lite have partnered to offer CFL downlights designed to optimize light output for low-mercury compact fluorescent lamps operating in emergency mode. Dual-Lite’s UFO-CF series of battery packs incorporate AC technology, preventing reduced light output common with low-mercury CFLs operating in emergency mode on a traditional DC battery. These packs are now standard with […]

Architectural Lighting: Designing with Light and Space by Herve Descottes and Cecilia E. Ramos

Architectural Lighting: Designing with Light and Space by Herve Descottes and Cecilia E. RamosISBN 9781568989389 Publication date 5/1/2011 7 x 8.5 inches (17.8 x 21.6 cm), Paperback 144 pages, 177 color illustrations Light is something like water—often taken for granted, and only noticed when it’s on short supply. But this shouldn’t be the case. Light […]

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Expands LED Light Site with the Introduction of “LED Fundamentals”

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors recently announced that it has launched a new section within its LED Light Site, labeled LED Fundamentals. The online tool is dedicated to providing instruction and educational tutorials on a range of subjects from LED lighting applications to LED system design considerations, and with a special focus on engineering discipline for […]

FTC Extends Deadline for New “Lighting Facts” Labels to January 1, 2012

After considering public comments, the Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for manufacturers to comply with new light bulb labels by approximately six months. The new “Lighting Facts” labels, which were announced last summer, will help consumers choose among the different lamps on the market such as incandescents, CFLs and LED lamps. The new […]

WAC Lighting Supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

WAC Lighting President Shelley Wang has announced that the company is supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) International. “We are so proud to support the JDRF,” explained Ms. Wang. “This organization offers a high level of education and results-driven research and developments to help cure Juvenile Diabetes. We are hoping that the foundation will […]

Journée Launches New Website

The new has a fresh new look dedicated to providing visitors with an easy way to navigate the site and find products. The new site’s homepage welcomes visitors with a flash animation that showcases Journée’s distinctive fixtures and also displays how the GE Infusion LED Module can be installed within Journée’s lighting fixtures. New […]

Strategies Unlimited Releases New LED Market Report

The high-brightness (HB) LED lighting market (packaged chips) continues to grow and is forecasted to reach $4.3 billion by 2014, according to LED Luminaire Market Review and Forecast 2011, a new report by Strategies Unlimited. With this explosive growth, the HB LED fixture market will follow in the same fashion–growing to more than $8 billion […]

North American Business Conditions Improved for Sixth Straight Month in April

The results from NEMA’s latest monthly survey of senior member company executives finds that business conditions improved for the sixth month in a row in April. The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions measured 57.1. While down slightly from the 60.9 mark recorded in March, a reading above 50 indicates more […]

NEMA Publishes SSL 3-2011 High-Power White LED Binning for General Illumination

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published SSL 3-2011 High-Power White LED Binning for General Illumination. This standard, first published in 2010, was produced by NEMA’s Solid State Lighting Section. SSL 3 offers categorization areas (bins) for chromaticity (colors), forward voltage measurements (an electrical designation), and luminous flux (light output) for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) […]

Pegasus Lighting Explains New Energy Standards for Incandescent Lamps

Pegasus Lighting recently published a great series about the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and its energy standards for incandescent lamps, which are expected to eliminate most common 40-100W household lamps between 2012 and 2014. Truth & Lies: The Incandescent Phase Out, Part 1 The Fine Print, Explained: The Incandescent Phase Out, Part […]