Archive for October 2015

CLTC and Bosch Partner on DC Microgrid Demonstration

The California Lighting Technology Center is partnering with Bosch to demonstrate the Bosch Direct Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (DCBMP) at a Southern California Honda warehouse facility. Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of the DCBMP, a DC building microgrid that integrates advanced technologies to provide reliable power to the connected loads, resilience during grid outages, increased […]

MIT’s Super-Fast Cameras Capture the Travel of Light

Interesting look at photos passing through water, enabled by super-fast cameras developed by MIT.

Lighting Industry Roundup

Xicato recently published on its website TM-30-15 Color Rendering results for its entire product range of XTM and XIM modules. See the results here. Hubbell Lighting has launched a competition to challenge the design community to create lighting brilliance—the 2015 LitePro DLX Design Competition. The competition is open to lighting design professionals and students internationally […]

NEMA Current Conditions Index Plunges in September

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell 10 points in September, dropping to 42.5. Fifteen percent of panelists reported the business environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers improved in September, while 30% claimed it worsened. Meanwhile, the EBCI for future North American conditions declined modestly to 52.5 in September after […]

Product Monday: Tiki by Impact Lighting

Impact Lighting’s Tiki pendant combines a parabolic downlight component with an inverted bell uplight component. The LED module is available in 3000K, 3500K or 4000K CCT and 80 CRI. Projected life of 71,000 hours at L70. Variety of finishes. Click here to learn more.

LEDucation Announces New 2016 Date and Venue

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York has announced that due to strong response by exhibitors and attendees, the 10th anniversary of the organization’s annual LEDucation event will be held at a new location. LEDucation will take place March 29-30, 2016 at the NY Hilton in Midtown in New York City. Click here to learn […]

CIE Publishes Position Statement on CRI

The International Commission on Illumination (CIE), which created and maintains the color rendering index (CRI) standard, recently published a position statement on CRI, its limitations, and whether and how to replace it. The complete statement is available here. Notable excerpts: On the limitations of CIE: “With the rapid uptake of LED lighting, which has greater […]

DOE Releases Common Definition of Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses and Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition of a zero energy building, or what is also referred to as a “net zero energy” or “zero net energy” building. After leading an extensive stakeholder engagement process over the past year and a half, […]

Taking Stock of U.S. Street Lights

In late 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) published the results of a survey of entities across the United States that operate public street and area lighting.
 The survey was conducted in the latter half of 2013 to gain a better understanding of national energy consumption related to […]

Product Monday: MayaLED by Luminis

MayaLED by Luminis presents a family of site and area luminaires ranging from 1,000 to 13,000 lumens, with a new bollard complementing the existing line of wall-mounted and post-top luminaires. MayaLED offers a choice of precision optics, with IES Type II, IV and V distribution available. 4000K CCT and 80 CRI standard, with other CCTs […]