Archive for January 2015

Jim Brodrick on Evaluating LED Luminaire Reliability

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Long lifetime ranks high on solid-state lighting’s list of potential advantages. But accurately predicting that lifetime is no easy matter, because — unlike most other lighting technologies — SSL has many different […]

GE Announces Lighting Institute Course Offering for 2015

GE recently announced for 2015 the public offered courses at the GE Lighting Institute at Nela Park in Cleveland, Ohio: 2/3-5 Fundamentals of Lighting – 1.5 CEU 2/17-19 Lighting Retrofits – 1.0 CEU 3/10-12 Lighting Essentials for Distributors – 1.0 CEU 3/17-18 Lighting for Commercial Properties – 1.0 CEU 3/25-27 Advanced Selling Tools for LED […]

NEMA Publishes Standard for Harmonic Emission Limits and Related Power Quality Requirements

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C82.77-10-2014 American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—Harmonic Emission Limits—Related Power Quality Requirements. This standard specifies harmonic limits, their methods of measurement, and power factor for lighting equipment. With the increased use of sensitive electronic equipment, harmonic distortion on power lines is an ever-increasing issue for residential, […]

Kevin Willmorth Revisits 52 in 52

In 2010, Kevin Willmorth embarked on an extraordinary task–create 52 LED lighting products in 52 weeks. In honor of 2015 being the International Year of Light, he’s doing it again. Check out his interesting creations here.

Product Monday: LED Pendants and Sconces by Winona

The Canoe LED Pendant and Sconce Collection from Winona Lighting features an elegant slim profile and even indirect illumination. The Canoe family is offered in three styles: vertical wall mount, horizontal wall mount and horizontal pendant. Luminaires range from 30 to 54 inches in length depending on mount application. The solid aluminum housing is available […]

DOE Releases Report on SSL Adoption in Museums

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state lighting in museums. The survey was sent to members of the museum community who had requested a copy of “The Guidelines for Assessing Solid-State Lighting for Museums,” the pivotal resource co-authored by […]

LRC Examines Mogul Base LED Replacement Lamps, Authors New Report

HID lamps represent 2% of all installed lamps but 26% of national lighting energy consumption. Mogul-base LED replacement lamps are now being marketed as energy-saving equivalents. In response to a need to objectively evaluate available options, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute began characterizing the market for and performance testing of mogul-base […]

2015 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition Call for Submissions

Lighting for Tomorrow, the energy-efficient residential lighting product awards competition, is now accepting submissions. This includes energy-efficient lamps and luminaires as well as controls. The deadline for Intent to Submit is April 24, 2015. For complete guidelines and rules, click here. Winners will be announced during an award ceremony at the ALA Conference in October […]

DOE Announces New Fluorescent Lamp Energy Standards

On the last day of 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) completed new standards for general-service fluorescent lamps. You can see the complete regulations here. After a first read-through, the regulations appear to strengthen existing lamp standards with a majority of covered lamp types. I’m currently working on a detailed write-up of the new standards, […]

Product Monday: APlus by Edison Price

The APlus product line, which includes the APlus WhiteLight and the dim-to-warm APlus Sunset, provide LED combination downlight/wallwashers. The APlus product line is powered by Cree’s diffuse dome LED module (90+ CRI). Downlight reflectors provide a wide distribution with a 0.9 spacing ratio, a 40° shielding angle and low brightness at normal viewing angles. The […]