Archive for May 2012

LFI 2012 Product Innovation Awards

The LIGHTFAIR 2012 Innovation Awards submissions spanned 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. The winners were awarded for product entries that exemplify the best in innovative design and thinking. The 2012 key award winners are: • CAST LIGHTING (LED Perimeter Light): Most Innovative Product of the Year—the program’s […]

Eaton to Acquire Cooper Industries for $11.8 Billion

Eaton Corporation and Cooper Industries recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Eaton will acquire Cooper in an $11.8 billion deal. At the close of the transaction, which is expected in the second half of 2012, Eaton and Cooper will be combined under a new company incorporated in Ireland, where Cooper […]

Jim Brodrick on Round 14 of CALiPER Testing

by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Results of the latest round of CALiPER testing were released recently, and as usual they’re worth noting because they help provide an indication of the current state of the solid-state lighting market – its strengths, weaknesses, and nuances. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) CALiPER program supports testing […]

Product Monday: Zipline by Leviton

Leviton’s Zipline is a linear fluorescent lighting fixture retrofit solution that reduces installation time and eliminates wiring errors. The Leviton-exclusive system utilizes an integrated ballast and lampholder in a self-contained assembly unit that greatly decreases components and wiring points necessary to retrofit existing lighting fixtures for use with energy efficient lamps. This effectively removes the […]

IES BIM Webinar

Sean Avery, PE, LEED-AP, electrical engineer for DLR Group, presents this three-part webcast about lighting and BIM. Introduction to lighting and BIM: Lighting tags: Lighting schedules:

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on NYC Roadway Lighting Demonstration

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a GATEWAY demonstration on Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, a heavily traveled New York City freeway with elevated portions. Four different types of LED roadway luminaires—each from a different manufacturer—were purchased in 2009 and compared with the incumbent high-pressure sodium light fixtures. The […]

The Home Depot and U.S. Green Building Council Launch New Database of Green Building Products for the Home

The green housing market is growing rapidly, having tripled since 2008. Green homes, which comprised 17% of new residential construction last year, are expected to increase by 29% to 38% of the market by 2016, according to a report recently published by McGraw-Hill Construction. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home […]

Lighting Equipment Demand Strengthened During First Quarter of 2012

After seeing ebbs and flows in each of the four prior quarters, NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index gained 5.2% on a quarter-to-quarter basis during 2012Q1. On a year-over-year basis, the index increased by 3.7%, indicating that aggregate lighting equipment demand has improved appreciably since the recovery began; however it remains well below the levels observed during […]

Product Monday: Adelie by HessAmerica

Adelie by HessAmerica is a non-glare, energy-conserving indirect LED post-top light fixture for pedestrian-scale outdoor spaces. It produces diffused, even illumination with low brightness and high visual comfort, while subtly defining its unique design at night. An indirect post-top reflector is finished in white powder-coat, protected with Teflon to maintain its appearance long-term while preventing […]

LITE Announces LED Fixture Locator

From the people who brought you the LED Lamp Locator, Lighting Internet Technology Enterprises (LITE) recently announced the launch of the LED Fixture Locator, which provides access to updated information on thousands of LED fixture products from hundreds of manufacturers. All major categories are covered, from downlights to cove lights.