Archive for July 2012

Acuity Brands Web Tool Calculates Life Cycle Costs of Lighting Systems

Acuity Brands, Inc. has developed a financial tool that allows users to determine the true economic value of a lighting system, greatly exceeding the simple data output found on many industry “payback” calculators. The Visual Economic Tool is a free tool that uses recommended industry practices (IESNA RP-31-1996, Recommended Practice for the Economic Analysis of […]

Product Monday: ElumTools 2013 by Lighting Analysts

Lighting Analysts, Inc. has announced the availability of ElumTools 2013, an enhanced and updated software add-in to Autodesk Revit 2013 MEP or Architecture. ElumTools 2013 contains several user-driven enhancements such as dedicated emergency calculation mode, support for luminaire dimming and switching, and a more accurate treatment for transmission of electric light through glass.

Brownlee Lighting Expands With New Building Addition

Brownlee Lighting recently announced the completion of a 16,000-sq.ft. building expansion. The new addition, located at 4600 Dardanelle Drive, has doubled inventory storage capacity and is home to an additional wet spray and a new powder coating system. Office space was also increased with multiple new offices, including a larger conference room and two R&D […]

Demand for Halogen A-Lamps Accelerated in First Quarter of 2012

NEMA’s shipment index for halogen A-line lamps showed a continued acceleration in growth during Q1 2012, improving by 110% on a year-over year basis. Halogen A-line lamps garnered a share of 2.8%, double their share during the same period last year. This increase was preceded by gains of 90% and 98% during Q3 and Q4 […]

2012 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference to be Held September 9-12

The 31st annual Illuminating Engineering Society Street and Area Lighting Conference will be held in Miami September 9-12, 2012. This event was created for industry professionals to openly exchange information on outdoor lighting issues, learn about outdoor lighting technology and applications, and view the latest products and services. Click here for more information and to […]

GE Lighting Announces New Professional Solutions Organization

GE Lighting recently announced it is aligning its Lighting Solutions sales and applications solutions teams with its North America professional sales teams under a single structure and single leader. Jaime Irick, who has been leading GE Lighting Solutions–GE’s LED and lighting fixtures business–isnow be responsible for all sales activities of all lighting technologies in GE […]

Product Monday: Mino LED by Peerless

Peerless Lighting’s Mino is a suite of three direct ambient 2×2 LED luminaires–Recessed, Surface and Pendant–that deliver quality illumination, modern design and energy efficiency. Designed to be kind to the eyes, the Peerless Mino product’s advanced optics diffuse and evenly distribute soft, uniform light resulting in comfortable, glare-free and productivity-enhancing illumination. The luminaires in the […]

IES Launches Website

The Illuminating Engineering Society has launched a new blog-format website designed to educate the public about good lighting. The site, produced by IES and written by myself and industry writer Susan Bloom, contains numerous short posts about lighting basics and how to apply good lighting practices in the home. Check it out here.

LED Rebate Programs Proliferate

Originally published in TED Magazine, April 2012. More than $5 billion in commercial lighting rebates are offered in nearly eighty percent of the United States, according to Leendert Jan Enthoven, president of Briteswitch, LLC, a firm that locates, optimizes and does all the paperwork to obtain rebates, incentives and grants for commercial end-users. In 2012, […]

Department of Energy Approves Exemption for Halco 700 Series T8 Lamps

The Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals has granted Halco Lighting Technologies a two-year exemption relief for certain T8 fluorescent lamps from the efficiency regulations that went into effect on July 14, 2012, according to the company. This decision permits Halco to continue to manufacture its 700 Series T8 general service fluorescent lamps […]