Archive for October 2012

Fulham Wins Two TED Magazine Best of the Best Marketing Awards

The Electrical Distributor (TED), the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), has honored Fulham Co., Inc. with two 2012 Best of the Best Marketing Awards for its COMPREHENSIVE LIGHTING GUIDE. This global catalog won in both the Publication and the Literature/Selling Tool categories.

Cree Announces 10-Year Warranty

Cree has introduced a 10-year limited warranty on nearly all new Cree globally available commercial-grade indoor and outdoor luminaires.

Product Monday: LRD LED Retrofit Downlight by LumenOptix

LumenOptix has introduced its LED Retrofit Downlight Luminaire (LRD), a modular LED retrofit solution that enables a downlight of any make, model, or size to enjoy an upgrade in just minutes to LED technology. In addition to the benefits of LED technology such as energy savings, the product promises good lighting quality, optimized cut-off, precise […]

Lighting Rebates Enjoying Upswing

Rebates and incentives offered by electric utilities and regional energy-efficiency organizations are currently enjoying a major upswing, providing a significant resource that can reduce the cost of investing in energy-efficient lighting. According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), energy-efficiency rebate and incentive programs reached $6.8 billion in 2011, up 26% from 2010 ($5.4 billion) […]

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report 16

The U.S. Department of Energy has completed Series 16 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. A summary of the results is now available for download on the DOE SSL website here. Report 16 analyzes the performance of a group of 13 LED products labeled as BR30 or R30 lamps. Results show substantial […]

The Limits of BUG

Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., FIES, Senior Software Engineer for Lighting Analysts Inc., wrote an interesting whitepaper, Classifying Outdoor Luminaires: The Limits of BUG, available for free download here. The abstract: “The IES BUG rating system is useful for classifying outdoor luminaires when considering light trespass, sky glow, and glare in accordance with the Joint IDA-IES […]

Product Monday: Emergency LED Driver for Linear LED Strip Luminaires by Bodine

Philips Emergency Lighting has introduced the BSL310 Emergency LED Driver for linear LED strip fixtures. The BSL310 allows users to convert linear LED strip fixtures into code-compliant emergency lighting. The BSL310 is compatible with strips from a variety of manufactures, is Class 2 compliant, offers a 90-minute runtime and provides up to 1300 lumens in […]

Ledalite Celebrates 30 Years

This year marks Philips Ledalite’s 30th year of business. Established in 1982–with its humble beginnings with 20 employees working in a 1500-sq.ft. garage–Philips Ledalite has become a leading manufacturer of quality, high performance lighting. Today, the company occupies a 210,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, producing over 30 different product lines which offer more than 2 billion […]

Economic Downturn Cut Architecture Firm Revenue by 40 Percent, Employment by Almost a Third

Since the beginning of the recession in early 2008, architecture firms have collectively seen their revenue drop by 40% and have had to cut personnel by nearly a third. Despite a national recovery from the recession in 2009, construction activity continued to spiral downward, according to the recently released 2012 AIA Firm Survey, now available […]

New Efficient Lighting and Controls Design Certification? Take the NALCAC Survey

Update: I’ve been hearing some people had problems opening the survey link. Not sure what the problem might be, but everything is testing out here on Windows 7 with both Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. The link is On behalf of the Lighting Controls Association, I have been supporting the efforts of an […]