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Products + Technology

Products + Technology

Wide-Lite Offers Product Recycling Program

Wide-Lite, a Philips Group brand offers its Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Recycling Assistance Program. To take advantage of this program, specify this option with Wide-Lite C2C Ready products, then return the fixture to Wide-Lite at the end of its life. Wide-Lite will disassemble, recycle and dispose of all components, including the carton used to return [...]

Products + Technology

Do Premium Troffers Provide a Superior Alternative to Parabolics?

This fixture type goes by many names depending on the manufacturer, such as “volumetric lighting” and “diffuse lighting,” but a premium troffer is a fluorescent troffer with a photometric distribution including a small amount of light in the 60- to 90-degree zone, which smoothly fades as the angle gets closer to 90 degrees. It’s also [...]

Products + Technology

Architectural Record Announces 2009 Product Reports Call for Entries

Attention, all lighting manufacturers. Architectural Record magazine has announced that it will be publishing the 2009 Product Reports in its December issue. This special section will feature the “best and most innovative building products available to architect, specifiers and designers in 2010.” It’s put together by one of the best product editors in the business, [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Products + Technology

Brandston Article Takes Aim at Energy Regulations, Published by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has published a new opinion editorial by legendary lighting designer Howard Brandston taking aim at mandates to use compact fluorescent lamps in the home, and also pending legislation that would make energy codes much stricter than today. I’m proud to call Howard a client. I was pleased to work with him [...]

Products + Technology

GE ConstantColor HIR MR16 Lamps

New ConstantColor HIRTM MR16 lamps from GE Consumer & Industrial, which can replace standard MR16 lamps, offer up to a 43% improvement in energy efficiency and a higher quality of light through improved center beam candle power (CBCP) and color temperature maintenance. In addition to energy cost savings, customers will achieve savings in maintenance costs [...]

Products + Technology

100+ Buildings, Product Designs from 23 Nations Win Green Good Design 2009

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winning buildings and product designs from a special edition of the GOOD DESIGN Awards program for 2009. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN remains [...]

LED + SSL, Products + Technology

GE Announces New LED PAR Lamps

GE Lighting has announced the availability of the 7W Energy Smart white LED PAR20 lamp and 10W Energy Smart white LED PAR30 lamp, targeted to restaurants, retailers and other commercial customers. Available as spots or floods, these products feature advanced optical control to concentrate the white LED light on the targeted area and effectively diminish [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

BEGA Expands Its Express Program

BEGA/US has expanded its EXPRESS Program with additional products and availability of black and silver finishes. All products are shipped within five business days, according to the company. Click here to learn more.

LED + SSL, Products + Technology

DOE Releases Revised L Prize Competition Requirements

The Department of Energy has released revised competition requirements for the L Prize–the DOE-sponsored technology competition aimed at producing solid-state lighting products that can replace the common light bulb. The revised competition requirements include updates in several key areas, including 1) a specification for chromaticity, which compliments the existing specification for correlated color temperature, and [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Echelon Promotes Smart Streetlights with New Video

Recently, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), PG&E, BetaLED and Echelon Corp. came together to demonstrate how smart streetlight technologies and systems can reduce energy use and carbon emissions while increasing street safety. Streetlighting can consume up to 40% of a city’s electric bill. Echelon is promoting a concept [...]


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