Month: August 2012

Data Transmitted by Twisted Light Beams

RedOrbit.com recently reported: “A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of…

RedOrbit.com recently reported:

“A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds – up to 2.56 terabits per second.

To put that in perspective, broadband cable (which you probably used to download this) supports up to about 30 megabits per second. The twisted-light system transmits more than 85,000 times more data per second.”

Get the full story here.

Meanwhile, Boston University continues to work on LED luminaires that serve an additional function of providing wireless data transmission. Get the story here.

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Sky Factory Goes Net-Zero

The Sky Factory, a global fine art and technology company that creates virtual skylights and windows for interior environments, has just become the first net-zero solar powered business in Iowa….

The Sky Factory, a global fine art and technology company that creates virtual skylights and windows for interior environments, has just become the first net-zero solar powered business in Iowa. Designed and installed by Fairfield’s Ideal Energy, the 3,500 sq. ft. photovoltaic panel array, generating 54 kilowatts, is the largest private installation in Iowa and will cover 104% of Sky Factory’s power needs.

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Sylvania Publishes Online Substitution Tool

OSRAM SYLVANIA offers an interesting online tool identifying regulatory impacts on various light source technologies, with suggested substitutions for products being eliminated. Check it out here.

OSRAM SYLVANIA offers an interesting online tool identifying regulatory impacts on various light source technologies, with suggested substitutions for products being eliminated. Check it out here.

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Product Monday: Corvi Linear Series by JESCO

JESCO Lighting Group’s Corvi Linear LED Series is a sleek, low-profile tubular-shaped light housing, in 12-, 24-, 36-, or 48-inch lengths, well suited for merchandise display lighting. Individual units can…

JESCO Lighting Group’s Corvi Linear LED Series is a sleek, low-profile tubular-shaped light housing, in 12-, 24-, 36-, or 48-inch lengths, well suited for merchandise display lighting. Individual units can be closely abutted for near-continuous runs or effects. It mounts easily, providing wanted high lumen levels for specific lighting tasks.

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DOE Releases L Prize Lumen Maintenance Report after 18,000 Hours of Testing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report, Lumen Maintenance Testing of the Philips 60-Watt Replacement Lamp L Prize Entry, after completing 18,000 hours of lumen maintenance testing….

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report, Lumen Maintenance Testing of the Philips 60-Watt Replacement Lamp L Prize Entry, after completing 18,000 hours of lumen maintenance testing. Long lifetime is a much-touted potential advantage of solid-state lighting and one of the L Prize competition requirements. The minimum test period defined for the competition was reached in April 2011. Because the L Prize competition has provided an unprecedented opportunity to test some of the pivotal assumptions about LED lighting products, DOE continues to run the lumen maintenance testing of the Philips entry. This enables:

* Collection of independent, high-quality, long-term, statistically valid lumen and chromaticity maintenance data for the L Prize-winning LED replacement lamp product.
* Comparison of long-term data with lumen maintenance predictions based on shorter-term (6,000-hour) lamp aging data and LM-80-08 data for the LED packages used in the integral lamp.

The testing involves running 200 sample lamps continuously in a high-temperature (45°C, 113°F) test bed to simulate actual conditions, with a movable integrating sphere taking spectral measurements on each lamp at regular intervals. Data from the first 7,000 hours of operation showed lumen maintenance predicted with 95 percent confidence to be 97.1 percent at 25,000 hours—a level of performance that significantly exceeds the L Prize lumen maintenance requirement of 70 percent (L70). In July 2012, accumulated run time surpassed 18,000 hours. Using the latest data, key findings include:

* Very little change in light output
* Chromaticity remains well within the L Prize requirements
* Most recent data projects lumen maintenance will be 97.8% at 25,000 hours

The Lumen Maintenance report supplements the Stress Testing report posted in April 2012. To learn more, visit the L Prize Lab Testing webpage, or view the video below.

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New Report Highlights Benefits of LED Technology for Airfield Lighting

LED technology holds significant promise for airfield lighting in the U.S, mainly in terms of the potential for longer operating lives and increased efficacy of LEDs compared to incandescent lamps,…

LED technology holds significant promise for airfield lighting in the U.S, mainly in terms of the potential for longer operating lives and increased efficacy of LEDs compared to incandescent lamps, the most common light source on airport runways and taxiways today, according to a new report: Issues with Use of LED Airfield Lighting: ACRP Synthesis 35.

Drawing on the experience of airport operators, on published accounts of LED airfield installations, and on the LRC’s knowledge of LED lighting technologies and aviation applications, John Bullough, senior research scientist and adjunct assistant professor at the Lighting Research Center, authored a newly published report written to assist airports as they decide if and when to install LED runway and taxiway lights.

The report was published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies through the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), which funded the study. A panel of experts from aviation, government, industry, and academia appointed by the National Academies oversaw the project.

Bullough’s report summarizes the responses of airports across the country to a survey questionnaire regarding their experiences with LED airfield lighting, supplemented by published reports that until now have been scattered in many locations. The report also contains an overview of LED light source technology, the relevant FAA guidance documents for airfield lighting, and pointers to resources on airport funding and economic cost analysis tools.

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NECA Offering Free Admission to Annual Trade Show

The NECA Show, produced by the National Electrical Contractors Association, will occur September 30 through October 2 in Las Vegas. This year, NECA is offering free admission to the Show…

The NECA Show, produced by the National Electrical Contractors Association, will occur September 30 through October 2 in Las Vegas. This year, NECA is offering free admission to the Show floor for all electrical professionals. This no-charge admission includes:

• Access to the people, products, solutions, and ideas displayed by more than 275 exhibiting companies and organizations.
• Admission to the Show on Sunday (11:30am to 5pm), Monday (11:30am to 4pm), and Tuesday (10:30am to 2:30pm) – one, two or all three days.
• Free admission to any one or all 17 of the Technical Workshops.

(Free admission is limited to the Show itself and does not include access to NECA Convention events, which are reserved for the association’s members.)

How to get a free admission pass:

• Go to www.necaconvention.org and click on “Register Now” in upper right.
• Click on “Click Here if you have a Special Admission Code.”
• Enter the code P112 into the box that appears.

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UL Expands Capacity with New Lab

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has opened a new 38,000 square-foot laboratory located in Allentown, PA. The Photometric Testing & Technology Center will be a testing and certification hub for all of…

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has opened a new 38,000 square-foot laboratory located in Allentown, PA. The Photometric Testing & Technology Center will be a testing and certification hub for all of North America. The lab conducts testing of lighting products to various global energy efficiency programs such as ENERGY STAR, DesignLights Consortium, Lighting Facts, Zhaga, California Energy Commission, CAP (MSHA) and National Resources Canada. The Allentown facility is also globally recognized as one of the first Zhaga-approved testing laboratories and offers testing to various IES standards, including LM-79.

The expanded capacity enhances UL’s testing services for the entire supply chain in the lighting industry, from distributors of electrical material, to manufacturers, retailers, architects and designers. Not only will the ISO/IEC 17025-accredited lab feature rapid turn-around times for verifying product performance, it will also offer expanded photometric testing with state-of-the-art goniophotometers and integrating spheres and allow customers to leverage onsite training facilities.

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City of Seattle Seeks Manager for Lighting Design Lab

CITY OF SEATTLE Lighting Design Lab Manager (Mgr 1 – Utils) SALARY: $32.45 – $48.67 Hourly LOCATION: Various – Seattle area, Washington JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time SHIFT:…

CITY OF SEATTLE
Lighting Design Lab Manager (Mgr 1 – Utils)

SALARY: $32.45 – $48.67 Hourly
LOCATION: Various – Seattle area, Washington
JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
SHIFT: Day
DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light
BARGAINING UNIT: WSCCCE, Local 21 CL Managers
CLOSING DATE 09/04/12 04:00 PM Pacific Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Seattle City Light’s Conservation Resources Division is currently hiring for a Manager for the Lighting Design Lab (LDL). Beginning in 1989, the LDL worked to transform the Northwest lighting market by promoting quality design and energy efficient technologies via education and training, consultations, technical assistance, and demonstrations. This lab is operated by Seattle City Light with support from northwest regional utilities and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. The LDL offers resources, information, and training on energy efficient lighting technologies and effective lighting design to architects, lighting designers and contractors, utility personnel and other lighting industry participants throughout Seattle City Light’s service territory and the Pacific Northwest Region.

The Lighting Design Lab Manager oversees a dynamic technical resource for the region’s conservation and lighting community, and supervises 5 professional and technical staff. In this role, the Lighting Design Lab Manager will be expected to provide strategic leadership and promote excellent customer service to the utility’s customers of this unique and celebrated facility.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a direct report to the Conservation Resources Division Director and key member for the Division’s leadership team, you will manage and promote the operation of the Lighting Design Lab, as well as lead a team of knowledgeable staff.

* Oversee the operations of the Lighting Design Lab, a 7,400 sf facility located in South Seattle. Manage the Street and Area Outdoor Lighting Center at South Seattle Community College, including working toward achieving financial self sustainability.
* Provide effective leadership to LDL staff and carry out personnel duties including hiring, supervising, employee development and mentorship, as well as performance reviews and expectations.
* Serve as a technical expert within the region and build strong working relationships with customers, contractors, engineers, developers, and building owners.
* Seek opportunities for collaborations and partnerships between the LDL and the energy efficient lighting industry, Puget Sound and regional utilities, local or regional organizations, and other City departments.
* Conduct seminars on energy management and speak to community groups and organizations regarding energy conservation and City Light’s energy conservation programs.
* Utilize technical expertise to support in the development and implement the mission, vision and strategic plan for the Lighting Design Lab.
* Design the annual work program for the LDL. Implement strategic training plans, consultation partnerships with regional customers, and arrange lighting displays and demonstration at the LDL.
* Develop and manage the annual budget for the LDL (approx. $1M) and manage contracts and oversee purchasing. Negotiate yearly funding with current sponsoring utilities, as well as identify and negotiate new funding methods and sources.
* Energetically cultivate effective team work, working relationships, and communication within the LDL and the Conservation Resources Division.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or a related field.

Experience: Four years increasingly responsible professional experience in program management, energy conservation management, planning, or analysis, with at least two years work experience in professional energy management analysis or energy planning analysis. (Or a combination of education and training and experience which provides an equivalent background to perform the required work.)

Certification/License: Driver’s License or equivalent mobility.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Desired Qualifications: Experience developing a strategic plan for a customer-service organization and demonstrated success in implementation. Strong knowledge of effective lighting design and energy conservation principles, concepts and measures; specifically, as they apply to energy efficiency lighting technologies and measures. Strong program management skills, including some experience planning, organizing, problem-solving and program implementation.

Ability to effectively lead a team of energy professionals. Skilled and experienced in successfully supervising and motivating professional and technical employees. Ability to coach employees, encourage teamwork and promote high standards of customer service. Experience with budgets and/or financial management. Experience working with multiple stakeholders, vendors, and customers. Experience negotiating contracts and/or other agreements. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from diverse professional, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability to adapt to shifting and multiple priorities and work in a goal-oriented environment. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

To Apply:
Please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment to create a profile by 4PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2011.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/

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