Archive for March 2014

Product Monday: Index LED Pendants by Neo-Ray

Eaton/Cooper Lighting’s Neo-Ray LED pendant luminaire features unique adjustable optical panels and incorporates patented WaveStream technology to improve lighting quality. Operating at an efficacy of >95 lumens/W, the luminaire is available in 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 12-ft. individual lengths or continuous runs; 3000K, 3500K or 4000K; and high (4,291) or low (3,196) lumen packages. The […]

DOE to Host Webinar on LED Color Stability

On Tuesday, April 15, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program will host a 60-minute live webinar entitled LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions. The lumen maintenance lifetime of many LED products is 25,000 hours or more, but that doesn’t mean products are guaranteed to perform the same over that time. One thing […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes Article on New Metal Halide Luminaire Regulations

I recently wrote an article for the Lighting Controls Association covering new energy efficiency standards for metal halide luminaires announced by the U.S. Department of Energy. The new rules, which take effect in three years, will be disruptive to the metal halide luminaire market. Read it here.

Your Lights May Be Watching You

This interesting article recently published in The New York Times describes how LED luminaires are being tested as platforms for surveillance and other purposes such as monitoring carbon dioxide levels, communicating with shoppers and broadcasting sound. Welcome to the future. Check it out here.

DOE Announces Webinar Covering Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights

On Monday, April 14, DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will host a 90-minute live webinar entitled Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights. The relative newness of LED streetlights naturally prompts important questions about maintenance and reliability, and how to take these issues into account when planning and preparing for a transition to LED street lighting. […]

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING Publishes Article on Benefits of Daylight

Everybody loves daylight. Get the story here.

Product Monday: 75W and 100W LED Equivalents by Philips

Philips’ second generation 75W and 100W LED equivalent lamps are now ENERGY STAR (ES) qualified. With utility rebates of up to $10 per lamp, these latest additions may be found on shelves for as little as $9.97 and $14.97, respectively. Even without utility rebates, Philips has worked with The Home Depot to offer new lower […]

2014 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

The 11th annual Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 28–30 in Tampa, Florida, educated its 200 attendees with topics including creating added value with intelligent lighting and using spectral control to shape the lighting experience. Click here to download the presentations.

Hubbell Lighting Announces 2014 Lighting Education Schedule

Hubbell Lighting recently announced the release of the 2014 lighting education course schedule at its Lighting Solutions Center (LSC). The LSC courses are available to architecture, illuminating engineering, lighting design, electrical contracting and distribution professionals. The comprehensive lighting courses are instructed by experts who provide lighting specifiers with hands-on experience and real world solutions to […]

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Publishes Article About California Quality LED Lamp Spec

In late 2012, the California Energy Commission (CEC) published a voluntary specification recognizing quality LED lamps intended to replace screwbase incandescent lamps in luminaires. Called the Quality LED Lamp Specification (QLS), it covers a range of omnidirectional and directional (spot and flood) lamps.
 California utilities are now required to promote lamps that satisfy the spec […]