Archive for April 2012

Product Monday: New Infusion LED Module by GE Lighting

GE Lighting’s new Infusion LED module series features higher lumen packages and color options, creating new design opportunities for spotlighting, downlighting, track and accent lighting. These modules are available in 1000, 1500, 2000 and 3000 lumens, in color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K and 4000K, and CRI options of 80 and 90. They are also dimmable […]

Century-Old GE Bulbs Light Up 100th Anniversary Celebration of Nela Park

One hundred years ago—March 25, 1912 to be exact—executives and employees gathered at GE Lighting’s newly forming Nela Park campus to bury a sealed time capsule packed with a daily newspaper, pamphlets, pins, photos and some GE light bulbs representing available and emerging incandescent technologies of the era. The collection of treasures inside the capsule […]

Come to the What’s New in Lamps and Ballasts Seminar at LIGHTFAIR 2012

For another year, industry veteran Howard Wolfman, PE and I will be presenting “What’s New in Lamps and Ballasts,” a 90-seminar at LIGHTFAIR 2012 providing an independent view of the latest trends and developments in lamp and ballast technology over the past 12-18 months. The session will be held Wednesday, May 9, from 4:30 to […]

Jim Brodrick on PAR38 L Prize Competition

Guest post by Jim Brodrick, Department of Energy [Recently], DOE reopened the PAR 38 category of the L Prize competition. As you might recall, we suspended that category in January 2011 for retooling. Why? In order to incorporate lessons learned from the competition’s 60W replacement lamp category. The changes made will streamline and improve the […]

Code News

OHIO: March 27, 2012. The Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS) has announced a public hearing on April 26, 2012 at 10AM in Reynoldsburg. IDAHO: February 2, 2012. Proposed electrical code adoption effectively killed. NEW JERSEY: January 25, 2012. The New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board announced the proposed adoption to the 2011 National […]

NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.29 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Halide Lamps–Guide for Selection

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.29 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Halide Lamps–Guide for Selection. This selection guide includes screwbase single-ended metal halide lamps that can be used in roadway and area lighting equipment. The contents and scope of C136.29-2011 may be viewed here.

Product Monday: Granville II LED Luminaires by Holophane

GranVille® II LED luminaires from Holophane offer the same classic housing choices that made Holophane’s GranVille HID line popular and are offered with Classic or Premier prismatic borosilicate glass optics to facilitate use of new or installed pieces. These fixtures feature a new optical design that provides HID light levels while creating a comfortable wholly […]

DOE Approves Two-Year Extension for Energy Standards for 700 Series T8 Lamps

Department of Energy (DOE) regulations for general-service fluorescent lamps, which take effect July 14, 2012, strengthen standards established by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 while expanding coverage to include 8-ft. T8 lamps, 4-ft. T5 lamps and more wattages of 4-ft. T8 and T12 lamps. Aside from some exemptions, the regulations were expected to eliminate […]

Top 10 States for LEED

Sq. ft. of space to earn LEED-certification in 2011 Per capita District of Columbia 18,954,022 31.50 Colorado 13,803,113 2.74 Illinois 34,567,585 2.69 Virginia 19,358,193 2.42 Washington 14,667,558 2.18 Maryland 11,970,869 2.07 Massachusetts 13,087,625 2.00 Texas 50,001,476 1.99 California 71,551,296 1.92 New York 36,538,981 1.89 Minnesota 9,591,445 1.81

Electrical Contractor Magazine Publishes Article About Model Lighting Ordinance

The Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO), produced jointly by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), provides a template for municipalities seeking to develop standards for responsible outdoor lighting. Specifically, the MLO addresses skyglow (light emitted up into the sky that obscures nighttime viewing of stars), light trespass (light emitted onto neighboring […]