Archive for February 2012

LRC Presents Photometry Institute Seminar, April 11-12, 2012

Evaluation methods and testing requirements for LED and solid-state lighting products are rapidly changing as new standards, metrics, and labeling programs become available to the lighting industry. As a result, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) has developed a new professional lighting seminar, the Photometry Institute, to be held April 11-12, 2012. In this two-day, interactive […]

NEMA Publishes ANSI ANSLG C78.21 Incandescent Lamps and ANSI ANSLG C78.40 Electric Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI ANSLG C78.21—Incandescent lamps: PAR and R Shapes and ANSI ANSLG C78.40—Electric Lamps: Specifications for Mercury Lamps. Providing physical and electrical characteristics of incandescent lamps, ANSI/ANSLG C78.21-2011 describes PAR and R bulb shapes. The standard covers lamps with clear, frosted and lens end bulbs, clear and prescription […]

Product Monday: Tru Start CFLs by TCP

Tru Start by TCP is a new generation of compact fluorescent lamps featuring a 15- to 20-second run-up time, 20,000-hour rated life and good light output.

Revenue From Net Zero Energy Buildings to Reach $1.3 Trillion by 2035, According to Pike Research

According to a new report from Pike Research, worldwide revenue from zero energy buildings will grow rapidly over the next two decades, reaching almost $690 billion by 2020 and nearly $1.3 trillion by 2035. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 43%, with much of that growth occurring in the European Union. Pike Research’s […]

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) Published

The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) provides minimum requirements for the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings and covers the building envelope, systems and equipment for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, service water heating, lighting, and the provision of electrical power systems and motors. Check it out here.

December 2011 Construction at $816.4 Billion Annual Rate

Construction spending during December 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $816.4 billion, 1.5% (±1.4%) above the revised November estimate of $804 billion, according to the Department of Commerce. The December figure is 4.3% (±1.9%) above the December 2010 estimate of $782.9 billion. The value of construction in 2011 was $787.4 billion, […]

Electrical Contractor Magazine Publishes Article About New Lamp Labeling

Common household lamps now carry uniform labeling to facilitate educated decisions focusing on light output and energy costs, not watts, helping consumers transition to more efficient lamp types. That’s the topic of an article I contributed to the January 2012 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine. Read it here.

Product Monday: Amalgam CFLs by Litetronics

Litetronics’ 65-150W amalgam compact fluorescent lamps are designed as an alternative to HID lamps in high-bay applications, saving energy while offering a rated life of 10,000 hours and remote ballasting.

LEED Volume Program for Operations & Maintenance

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED Volume Program for Operations & Maintenance is available for existing green building projects. The LEED Volume Program streamlines the certification process for high-volume property owners and managers of existing buildings and new construction projects. Utilizing a prototype-based approach, the program enables large-scale builders, owners, and managers to achieve […]

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on Walmart Parking Lot Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration conducted at a Walmart Supercenter in Leavenworth, Kansas, to evaluate the use of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology in a commercial parking lot lighting application. This GATEWAY demonstration report provides an overview of project results including lighting performance, economic performance, and potential […]