Products + Technology

Controls, Products + Technology

Philips Ledalite new ecoSTEP Initiative Introduces Lighting Solutions Providing Up to 35% Energy Savings

Ledalite’s ecoSTEP program highlights new product options and corporate initiatives that support the company’s ongoing sustainability commitments. Available in all Ledalite 2’x2′ recessed luminaires, the ecoSTEP offering delivers energy savings of 25%-35%, with 68% less mercury content, and requires less maintenance and fewer luminaires for a wide range of open plan spaces including libraries, offices [...]

Products + Technology

Philips Lighting Adds 90W Model to CosmoPolis System

Philips Lighting has expanded its series of 60W and 140W CosmoPolis white light HID lamp/ballast systems with a new 90W model, providing higher efficiency and performance than traditional HID systems. The lamps are up to 65% smaller than competitive HID lamps and the ballasts are up to half the size.

Products + Technology

IceTray by Peerless Lighting

IceTray by Peerless is a family of direct indirect/direct and perimeter luminaires providing high-performance lighting in a retro style with three baffle styles—rectangular, angular and curved. With a choice of seven distributions ranging from 80/20 to 5/95, three lamp choices and one to four lamps per cross section, IceTray is a versatile product suitable for [...]

LED + SSL, Products + Technology

History in The Making? The Race Is On: Philips Enters First Contestant for L Prize

The Department of Energy’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition has received its first entrant: a product from Philips Electronics. Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60W incandescent light bulb. Philips developed this product in response to DOE’s industry-wide challenge, and was today recognized by [...]

Products + Technology

Philips’ ActiLume Color System Provides Dynamic Effects

The ActiLume Color System by Philips provides dynamic and static color effects using energy-efficient fluorescent and solid-state lighting. Comprised of three elements—color controller, Philips Advance ROVR electronic ballast and control method (infrared remote control or programming software)—ActiLume Color enables scene-setting and exciting color effects without complicated commissioning. Visit Philips to learn more.

Legislation + Regulation, Products + Technology

Explained: The New DOE Rules on Fluorescent and Incandescent Reflector Lamps

In July 2009, the Department of Energy issued new energy efficiency standards for commercial general-service fluorescent lamps and incandescent (and halogen) reflector lamps. The new rules take effect July 14, 2012 and will basically eliminate products with the lowest efficiency and lowest cost. In the case of fluorescent lamps, equivalent-performance products are readily available, such [...]

Controls, Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

EnOcean: Our Technology Emerging as Lighting Control Wireless Standard

Over a year ago, a group of building controls manufacturers formed the EnOcean Alliance to promote interoperable wireless sensor networks based on the EnOcean wireless standard. Today, 113 companies, including Leviton, Masco, Distech Controls, Philips Ledalite and Osram Sylvania have engineered products that use wireless and energy harvesting sensors, switches and controls. According to EnOcean, [...]

Products + Technology

GE Unveils 23W CMH PAR38 Lamp

At 55.4 lumens/W, GE’s new 23W ConstantColor CMH Integral PAR38 lamp leads the industry in efficacy among integrally ballasted ceramic metal halide lamps, compared with competitive offerings that produce 51 lumens/W and 50.8 lumens/W, according to GE. TCLP compliant. Suitable for display and ambient lighting in retail environments.

LED + SSL, Products + Technology

LED Journal: “Creating Tunable White Light with High Color Rendering Index Using Color Mixing”

An interesting potential advantage of LED lighting for buildings is the ability to add a new dimension of control–color–enabling adjustment of color temperature based on different uses of a space or time of day, while also providing high color rendering. LED Journal has published an article on this topic by Muhamad Moussa, technical marketing engineer, [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Products + Technology

NLB: Upcoming Ballast Phaseout to Create Major Lighting Upgrade Opportunity

Despite strong, on-going sales of 4-ft. T12 fluorescent lamps, the magnetic ballasts commonly used for the lamps’ operation will start becoming relics of the past on July 1, 2010, when their continued manufacture for commercial and industrial applications becomes prohibited by DOE ballast efficiency regulations. According to the National Lighting Bureau, the July 1, 2010 [...]


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