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Effective Dates For 7 States Banning Fluorescent Lamps

  Colorado recently became the seventh state to ban nearly all fluorescent lamps. The other six states are: California, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The above chart shows…

Mexico Surpasses China As Top US Trade Partner

  In mid-July, Mexico passed China to become the U.S.’s largest trading partner. Experts say Mexico’s gains are due to the U.S. strategy of gradual economic decoupling from China. This…

Product Monday: Verozza’s MODULINE Track System Is Both Minimalist & Feature-Rich

  Verozza’s MODULINE Low Voltage Track System excels at combining minimalist appearance with lots of value-added features. MODULINE is a 48V magnetic low-voltage track system that easily integrates general and…

Acuity’s Eric Gibson Talks Outdoor Lighting

I recently had the opportunity to interview Eric Gibson, Director, Product Market – Commercial Outdoor, Acuity Brands, for an article I developed for the November 2023 issue of tED Magazine,…

Announcing The LightNOW Fall Philanthropy Series

  The lighting industry provides an essential element of life in our built environments, and though the industry evolves, one aspect remains constant, lighting industry philanthropy. The commitment of companies…

U.S. Economy Defying Recession Predictions

Despite many predictions of a recession this Summer, the U.S. economy continues to chug along strongly, including consumer spending on luxury items, which typically see reduced demand in a faltering…

Six New IES Standards In The Past Year

  The IES has released six new standards during the past IES fiscal year. At a high level, three address ultraviolet (UV) sources, one addresses light pollution / sky glow,…

How Will A Gallium Shortage Affect LED Costs?

  I’ve previously written about China’s gallium export ban not impacting current global gallium supplies here. I’ve also written about the recent 2023 DOE Critical Materials Assessment, here. A deeper…

DLC’s Andrew Antares Talks Light Pollution Mitigation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Andrew Antares, Project Manager of Technical Development, DesignLights Consortium (DLC), for an article I developed for the November 2023 issue of Electrical Contractor…

Update on Lighting Industry Events

  Check out our latest updates on lighting industry events. If you have an event that you would like to add to our Events page or have updates about events…


ArchLIGHT Summit – 2023
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Light! Design Expo – IES San Francisco
DLC Controls Summit 2023
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