Lighting Industry

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Lighting Industry Grew High Single Digits In Q3 But Will Slow To Low Single Digit Growth

Channel Marketing Group’s Q3 Pulse of Lighting survey was completed by 200 distributors, manufacturers, reps, and lighting agents.

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

New California Law Protects Importers Using CA Ports

On September 30th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB2406 into law, protecting importers from the imposition of unfair fees and trade practices. The bill limits the damages of detention and demurrage fees imposed by international ocean carriers.

Lighting Industry

Record Utility Bonus Rebate Programs For Lighting

Brightswitch is reporting that there are a record number of utility bonus incentives for commercial lighting efficiency programs. A bonus program is when rebate organizations offer increased incentives for the existing rebate measures for a set period of time.

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

Important Details About The California Fluorescent Lamp Ban

On September 18, 2022, California banned fluorescent lamps, both CFLs and linear fluorescent lamps, joining Vermont’s ban in May, and the EU’s ban in December. California went beyond Vermont’s ban on 4’ lamps, by banning linear fluorescent tubes up to 8’ long.I chased down the legislative details for you.

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Are Graphene Composite Heat Sinks & Housings Ready To Replace Aluminum?

New materials have changed the lighting industry before. The change from RGB to phosphor-converted white LEDs was enabled by InGaN blue-pump LED development. Similarly, many TIR lenses have shifted from polymers such as polycarbonate to optical silicone..Another potential materials leap for the LED industry is that Chinese factories are beginning to offer high output luminaires with graphene composite heat sinks & housings.

Energy + Environment, Lighting Industry

As Chinese Heatwave Eases, Power Restrictions On Factories Are Lifted

The southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan downgraded emergency energy supply measures last week, restoring power to some factories after weeks of rolling blackouts due to a heatwave-driven shortage.

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

US DOE Publishes New Test Procedures For GSFL, IRL, & GSIL Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register Final Rule adopting amendments to the test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs), incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs), and general service incandescent lamps.

Events, Lighting Industry

LightSPEC West – A New Event Curated Especially For Specifiers

LightSPEC West is the West coast’s newest lighting, and design experience, featuring a CEU accredited educational program headlined by top experts in the L.A. market.

Lighting Industry, Women In Lighting

WILD’s Lamplighter Coalition Shines Light on The Need For Awareness & Action

The Lamplighter Coalition is a newly introduced program of Women In Lighting + Design (WILD) that is poised to address issues of safety at industry events.

Energy + Environment, Lighting Industry

Will Biomimicry Impact The Lighting Industry?

A recent article in Buildings Magazine examines the application of Biomimicry to sustainable products and building interiors.

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LEDucation 2023
LightFair 2023
IALD Enlighten Europe
Lightovation – Dallas Market Center
2023 IES Annual Conference
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