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Awards, Controls

Zhaga Consortium Launches New Award Program For Smart City Sensors

The Zhaga Consortium is launching a new awards program, the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards, to address the needs of many cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights. The awards encourage and recognize excellence in smart city sensors that can be installed on streetlights using the Zhaga Book 18 standard and are suitable for [...]

Awards, Controls

2023 Integrated Home Competition Launched For Smart Energy-Saving Products

The Consortium For Energy Efficiency (CEE) Integrated Home Competition seeks high-performance products that deliver energy savings and automated load management while continuing to meet consumer expectations for interoperability, reliability, and simplicity. Innovative submissions gain recognition through endorsement and promotion by Competition Sponsors. Residential end uses in the 2023 Competition span electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible products [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

US FTC Proposes Lighting Facts Label Changes

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed to expand the types of lamps that are required to display the Lighting Facts Label. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) specifically proposes to add: Lower-brightness lamps (light bulbs) that are not regulated by US DOE. These are lamps below 310 lumens and 30 watts. “Any other [...]

Products + Technology

Product Monday: Satco Decorative LED Flame Lamps

In November 2022, Satco announced the release of new decorative LED flame lamps that imitate a flame through the use of LED color-changing technology. These lamps create a gentle glow that dances and flickers without the risks associated with an open flame. These LED lamps are dual-mode capable, allowing them to operate in flame effect [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

California CEC Proposes The Repeal Of Portable Luminaire Title 20 Requirements

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has formally proposed to end Title 20 regulations on portable luminaires. CEC has issued Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) for the Repeal of Portable Luminaires Rulemaking, TN # 247747. Portable luminaires include wall plug products like table lamps and desk lamps. The CEC proposes to repeal standards for this appliance [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

What To Know About Right To Repair

Some in the lighting industry are concerned and closely following both state and federal policy efforts known as Right to Repair. The original motivation is over the right to repair consumer electronic devices and farm equipment. The lighting industry is concerned that proposed state and federal policy proposals might create unintended, burdensome requirements on the [...]

Products + Technology

CSL Half-Inch Downlights Enhance Interior Design

Miniaturization can be taken to extremes. The CSL Whisper ½” Trimless Downlight is a good example. CSL Whisper delivers up to 1100 lumens of minimal glare light. These recessed downlights include an installed 50° optic for general, task, and accent lighting. With an aperture smaller than a dime, these downlights enhance a space without drawing [...]

Dark Sky

Three New DLC Resources To Fight Light Pollution

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has been busy creating resources to fight light pollution. Here are three recent examples: Seven Strategies to Minimize Negative Impacts of Outdoor Light at Night. This whitepaper provides an overview of the types of light pollution that affect outdoor environments. It has high-level information for energy efficiency program staff, contractors, distributors, [...]

Agriculture, Light + Health

Product Monday: NanoLambda Ultra Compact Bluetooth Spectroradiometer

The XL-500 Meter by NanoLambda is an ultra-compact, wearable, wireless battery-operated Spectral Power Distribution or Spectroradiometer (SPD) measurement tool. It uses Bluetooth to upload data and has an internal memory to store over 8,000 measurements on a single battery charge. It captures 340-1,010 nanometer wavelengths in a single reading. The device is groundbreaking in its small [...]

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Freight Rates Expected To Drop In 2023

Sea, air, and trucking models all predict dropping freight volumes in 2023, which would lead to lower shipping costs and could make some goods more affordable. This is according to a trio of forecasts released last month. Those three forecasts found a “severe rate of contraction” in transportation prices measured in November, according to the Logistics Managers’ [...]

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