Construction + Economy

Construction + Economy, Controls

Big Activity With U.S. Computer Chip Manufacturing

Many LED drivers, luminaire controllers, and lighting control systems rely on computer chips. The COVID-19 pandemic created major disruptions to the global computer chip supply, affecting everything from cars to computers to all types of consumer electronic products.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Product Monday: Award-Winning PC Amber & Narrow Band Amber Street Lights

I’ve written before about the mounting scientific evidence of a dramatic global collapse in insect and bird populations due to white LED streetlights. I predict, over time, a return to amber streetlighting, but this time instead of HPS & LPS, it will be amber LED sources. This trend has already begun with several different manufacturers [...]

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

‘Big Plumbing’ Muscling Into Lighting

For the past two decades, thought leaders in the lighting industry have been publicly lamenting that the lighting industry will be gobbled up by the electronics industry, Silicon Valley tech giants, and the big telecoms. 20 years into the LED era for general lighting, and this still has not come to pass.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Chinese Trade Rebounds In May With Eased COVID Restrictions

China’s trade growth rebounded in May after COVID restrictions that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers began to ease.

Construction + Economy, Legislation + Regulation

Distributors Report Infrastructure Law Funds Flowing

A recent survey by Electrical Wholesaling of the Top 150 electrical distributor chains, revealed that Infrastructure Law funds are beginning to be spent in the electrical market.

Construction + Economy, Light + Health

Hospital Lighting Market Projected To Surge

A recent LD+A article discusses the significant growth projected in the hospital lighting market. Research and Markets unveiled in their Hospital Lighting-Global Market Trajectory and Analytics report that the global market is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2027,

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Lighting Industry Supply Chain Continues to Change

A recent LEDs Magazine article laid out ways that the lighting industry supply chain problems are not only changing constantly, but likely getting worse.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Covid Lockdowns Relaxing In Guangzhou & Shenzhen

Lockdowns in two major Chinese manufacturing cities have begun relaxing, in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, last week.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

NEMA Creates Federal Infrastructure Project Portal

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act  (IIJA), signed into law in late 2021, represents a significant milestone in the transformation of U.S. infrastructure toward an accessible and electrified transportation system, modernized buildings and lighting, a more resilient grid, and a more efficient and expanded domestic manufacturing sector.

Construction + Economy

Survey Of 1,000+ Contractors Foresees Growing New Construction Demand And Hiring

Construction contractors expect increasing demand for numerous types of projects in 2022 despite ongoing supply chain and labor challenges, as most firms plan to add workers this year, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage.


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