Month: 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…

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 luminaire is equipped with a 0-10V standard dimming driver but is available with an integral Fifth Light Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) driver option, integral emergency battery packs and daylight and/or occupancy sensors.

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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…

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 that could change is the color of the light, or chromaticity. This webinar will examine the causes of color shift, and look at existing metrics used to describe color shift/color stability in LED lighting. Are there established tolerances for color shift? What current standards apply to the measurement of color shift, and are there plans for new methods and/or standards for projecting color shift in the future? Presenters Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting will answer these questions and many others.

The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT) and will include a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session with attendees. IES continuing education credits will be offered.

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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…

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.

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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,…

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.

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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…

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. Presenters Glenn Cooper of the City of Boston, Stephen Crume of the City of Seattle, and Patrick Batte of the City of Las Vegas will discuss actual field experiences of their respective LED street lighting programs and lessons learned along the way. They will also review failure rates and failure modes experienced to date and the associated best practices their programs have developed in response.

The webinar will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) and will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with attendees.

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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…

philipsPhilips’ 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 pricing: $19.97 for the Philips 15W LED (75W equivalent) and $24.97 for the Philips 19W A21 (100W equivalent).

The second generation lamps are little more efficient than the first generation (gaining two watts in efficiency), produce soft white light, fit into existing luminaires, and work with standard incandescent dimmers.

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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…

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.

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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,…

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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 some of today’s most difficult lighting challenges. Some of the LSC 2014 courses also qualify for various continuing education units with virtually all the course content being non-commercial.

Learn more here.

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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…

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 in their residential rebate programs.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has the story here.

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