Archive for January 2012

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Increase During Third Quarter of 2011

NEMA’s indexes for linear fluorescent lamp shipments increased during Q3 2011 compared to the previous quarter. T8 lamp shipments led the way with a 6.1% gain. Shipments of T5 and T12 lamps followed posting increases of 5.7% and 0.9%, respectively. Year-over-year performance showed double digit growth in T5s of 18.8% and 20.8% for T8s. The […]

IALD Announces Results of 2012 Elections

The International Association of Lighting Designers recently announced the results of the 2012 IALD Elections. IALD BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gustavo Avilés, IALD Lighteam Gustavo Avilés Mexico City, Mexico Kaoru Mende, IALD Lighting Planners Associates Inc Tokyo, Japan Suzan Tillotson, IALD Tillotson Design Associates New York, NY USA IALD MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR James Youngston, IALD Gabler-Youngston […]

Product Monday: Soft Line by Edge Lighting

Edge Lighting’s Soft Line uncoils like a tape measure, creating a 1-in.-wide line between opposing wall or ceiling surfaces using provided mounting turnbuckles. When suspended 1 to 2 ft. away from a surface, it provides indirect illumination at 2.3W/linear ft. and 80 CRI. Available in lengths up to 40 ft., the Soft Line can be […]

GE Announces 2012 GE Lighting Institute & Electrical Institute Course Schedule

Just announced for 2012 the public offered courses at the GE Lighting & Electrical Institute at Nela Park in Cleveland, Ohio … Fundamentals of Lighting – 1.5 CEU Industrial Solutions 101 Industrial Solutions 102 LED Indoor Workshop – 1.0 CEU Lighting Retrofits – 1.0 CEU Industrial Solutions 101 Fundamental of Lighting – 1.5 CEU Industrial […]

Jim Brodrick on LED Manufacturing in the United States: GE Lighting

Guest post by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although you do not often hear about growth in domestic manufacturing here in the United States, the solid-state lighting industry is steadily growing and establishing a manufacturing presence here at home. Solid-state lighting was not only born of U.S. ingenuity and R&D, but is riding the […]

GE Lighting Solutions and Dongbu Lightec Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

GE Lighting Solutions, LLC recently announced the settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit filed in May 2010 against Dongbu Lightec, formerly Fawoo Technology. The settlement terminates a pending action before the court regarding allegations of Dongbu Lightec’s infringements of US Patents 6,799,864 and 6,787,999 that cover, among other things, LED lamp heat sink designs and […]

Governor Cuomo Wants to Tear Down the Javits Center

After six years of detailed renovations of the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York Governor has proposed razing it and turning it over to development of other commercial and residential property. The new convention center would be built in Jamaica, Queens. Looks like LIGHTFAIR is staying in Philadelphia, at least for 2013, and now possibly […]

DOE Report Characterizes Lighting Market

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a free report detailing the characteristics of the U.S. lighting market by technology and sector. The 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization provides comprehensive and detailed estimates of the national inventory of installed lamps as well as their associated energy use and lumen production. It focuses on four […]

Product Monday: Energy Advantage CDM by Philips

Philips Lighting’s Energy Advantage CDM with All-Start lamps is a series of ceramic metal halide lamps available in 205W and 330W—and now, new in 2011, 145W—to replace 175W, 250W and 400W probe-start lamps to save energy and improve color quality. The lamp operates on both probe- and pulse-start metal halide ballasts in any orientation, so […]

Construction Spending Hits 17-Month High in November

Construction spending totaled $807 billion in November 2011, the highest level since June 2010, as homebuilding, private nonresidential construction and public construction all increased compared to October, based on Department of Commerce data. “Several segments of construction appear to be climbing out of a hole,” said Associated General Contractors of America Chief Economist Ken Simonson. […]