Archive for February 2013

Industry-drafted Model Outdoor Lighting Legislation Introduced in Massachusetts

Sen. Cynthia Creem of the Massachusetts State Senate has introduced SD 844, which was spearheaded by an industry coalition led by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) to reduce nighttime skyglow and light trespass in Massachusetts while ensuring that customer choice and proper […]

LIGHTFAIR 2013 Registration Is Open

Registration for LIGHTFAIR International 2013, which will occur April 21-25, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, is now open; register here.

Incremental Increase in Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected for 2013

Growing at a faster rate than the overall U.S. economy, the nonresidential construction industry is expected to see solid, yet measured, increases in activity this year, according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters. High demand for hotels and retail projects have the commercial sector pacing what projects […]

Product Monday: arabesque3 by alight

Alight’s arabesque3 delivers comfortable, energy-efficient ambient or accent architectural illumination within an 8-inch housing for higher lumen output and broader range of distribution capabilities for various commercial and institutional environments, indoor or out. Architectural, integrated linear-lighting designs can readily be created vertically and horizontally, either suspended or surface-mounted on ceilings and walls, to provide ambient […]

Dietmar Thomas on OLED Technology

Interesting video about the potential of OLED lighting technology, presented by Dietmar Thomas of Philips Lumiblade. Great stuff. Philips Lumiblade 2012 from Dezeen on Vimeo.

DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED Linear Pendants

The U.S. Department of Energy recently completed Series 19 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. Report 19 reviews the independently tested performance of nine LED linear pendants and also evaluates a supplemental collection of 11 linear pendant products available in both an LED and fluorescent version. In general, the LED versions were […]

DOE to Host Webcast on Successful Selection of LED Streetlight Luminaires on March 6, 2013

On Wednesday, March 6, DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will host a 90-minute live webcast on the factors involved in successful selection of LED streetlight luminaires. Presented by Eric Haugaard of Cree Lighting and Chad Stalker of Philips Lumileds, the webcast will guide participants through the modeling of a typical roadway layout — emphasizing […]

New Report Provides Both Roadmap and Rationale for Utility Participation in Building Codes Implementation

Building energy codes offer an attractive energy savings opportunity for utility efficiency programs, particularly now that there are new approaches to quantify the savings from code compliance efforts, according to Building Energy Code Advancement through Utility Support and Engagement, a report issued by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report recommends ways […]

Revolution Lighting Acquires Seesmart Technologies, Inc.

LED product manufacturer Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., formerly Nexxus Lighting, recently announced it has acquired Seesmart Technologies, Inc. for approximately $20 million. Seesmart, based in Simi Valley, California, is an LED solutions provider with products serving the commercial, industrial and institutional lighting markets. Seesmart’s exclusive network of more than 50 distributors has completed hundreds of […]

Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign Webcast Scheduled for February 28, 2013

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) will hold a webcast on the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign. LEEP was launched last fall by BOMA, the Green Parking Council, and the International Facility Management Association to encourage the use of high-efficiency lighting technology in parking lots and parking […]