Archive for the ‘Lighting Industry’ Category

The University of California and its Partners Plan to Buy 1 Million LED Lamps

The Million Lamp Challenge has officially been launched by the University of California system in consultation with the California State Department of General Services. The groups have issued their purchasing standards to encourage the purchase and installation of high-quality LED lamps in their buildings: • UC System Purchasing Standard • DGS Purchasing Standard The purchasing […]

Lighting’s Creative Destruction

Below is my contribution to the July issue of tED Magazine on the topic of change in the lighting industry. Reprinted with permission. At this year’s Strategies in Light conference in Anaheim, California, two notable speakers talked about how LED technology is disrupting the traditional lighting industry. tED caught up with them to ask how […]

How Distributors Can Up Their Lighting Game

tED Magazine recently published two online articles about how electrical distributors can up their lighting game in a competitive marketplace. Namely, through partnerships, relationships and adding value throughout the procurement process, from “show don’t tell” product introductions to negotiating the best price to ensuring good service. Read part 1 here. Read part 2 here.

Expanded NEMA Lighting System Index Edges Higher in First Quarter 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw a 1.4% increase compared to 4Q 2016 but a 3.4% decline when compared to 1Q 2016. Emergency lighting, fixtures, and lighting controls posted quarter-over-quarter increases while the remaining components declined during the same period. The same components also posted year-over-year increases, but were offset by the decline in ballasts […]

Pompeo Group Teams with Tounge Associates

The Pompeo Group, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance with Tounge Associates, a merger and acquisition firm. Tounge Associates’ expertise in the M&A field, combined with The Pompeo Group’s nearly three decades of lighting industry experience, can assist lighting, energy, IoT and electrical companies source buyers, merging partners or strategic acquisition targets.

IES Offers LC Study Group

I was very happy to gain the LC certification six years ago and would encourage any lighting practitioner to consider it. For those of you doing so, the Illuminating Engineering Society is offering an LC Study Group, an online, web-based support program. It’s not required to take the LC exam but may be helpful. Run […]

IALD Announces Winners of 34th Annual IALD Awards

The 34th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards recognized 22 projects from eight countries and including interiors, monuments, façades, museums and a residence. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design. The highest point score winner across […]

GE Lighting Up for Sale

Following months of rumors, it is now confirmed that GE Lighting is up for sale, based on an internal memo by GE President and CEO Bill Lacey. This does not include Current by GE, which focuses on IoT, networked lighting, and wireless lighting control in buildings. tED Magazine has the story here. This post updated […]

Acuity’s Dan Ryan on Bundling in Lighting Industry

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Ryan, VP Product, IoT Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting. The topic: disruption in lighting, notably the current trend of “bundling,” which was the subject of his presentation I caught at Strategies in Light. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I […]

IES Accepting Submissions for Next Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced it is accepting submissions for the next IES Progress Report. The deadline is May 29, 2017. Learn more and submit your product here.