Archive for October 2011

Product Monday: Wall/Slot 2100 by Litecontrol

The Wall/Slot 2100 from Litecontrol offers a small-scale alternative for perimeter lighting. With this system, the lamps are completely hidden from view and the 6-in. height of the luminaire works well in spaces with restricted plenum depths.

Lighting Analysts Releases ElumTools 2012

Lighting Analysts, Inc. recently announced ElumTools add-in software for Autodesk Revit 2012. This product was recognized in the IES 2011 Progress Report and won best of category for Research, Publications and Software at the LIGHTFAIR 2011 Innovation Awards. ElumTools is the first fully integrated Revit add-in for calculation and visualization of electric lighting results directly […]

IMS Research Forecasts LEDs to 70 Percent General Lighting Market Penetration by 2020

IMS Research has extended its global lighting (lamps and luminaires) market and installed based forecasts through 2020. This new release of The World Market for Lamps & Luminaires in General & Exterior Lighting is now available to both new and existing customers. In lighting, LEDs are continually improving in efficiency and with the quantity and […]

NEMA Podcasts Explain New Lightbulb Labels and Lumens

To support America’s transition to more-efficient residential lamps, NEMA is producing a six-part podcast series focused on the 5LS of Lighting: Location, Lumens, Lightbulbs, Label and Law. As utilities, contractors, and consumers attempt to both understand and explain the new lighting world, they can quickly learn the basics. The most recent releases are included below. […]

Nora Relaunches Website

More than 500 new products and a powerful new search engine are featured on the completely redesigned Nora Lighting website. The new Nora site makes it even easier to review the company’s entire lighting line or to pinpoint products of specific interest. The website can also be discovered through social networks, including Face Book, You […]

Product Monday: Luminous Recessed Luminaire by Neo-Ray

The Luminous recessed ambient luminaire from Neo-Ray features a high efficiency of 80% and a refreshing aesthetic using frosted acrylic diffusers. The luminaires are offered in 1×4, 2×2 and 2×4 sizes in one-, two- and three-lamp T5 and T8 configurations. The center section is defined with an extruded frame and is available with various lens […]

NEMA Reports Robust Growth for T5 and T8 Lamp Shipments During First Half of 2011

NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps increased 30.2% and 12.5%, respectively, during the first half of 2011 compared to the same period last year. Moreover, the Q2 2011 index values for both T5 and T8 lamps were at record highs. Meanwhile, first half shipments of T12 lamps declined 11.1% on a […]

Consumers to Enjoy Lighting Choice in 2012

Despite the uproar over the “incandescent ban” starting in 2012, consumers will continue to enjoy choice in 2012. That’s the subject of a column I wrote for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR’s September issue. I hope you’ll check it out here.

DOE Updates SSL Website

The Department of Energy has updated its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) website with a fresh look and new content areas. The website continues to offer the same resources, including R&D roadmaps and project highlights, reports on CALiPER testing and GATEWAY demonstrations, technology fact sheets, and guidance and tools for product evaluation. The new content areas–developed with […]

Window Retrofit Weminar October 26, 2011

Discover how to choose the right windows for retrofit projects at this webinar to be held from 1-2:30 PM CST on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Click here to learn more and to register.