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Eaton Brings Lighting Expertise to Georgia Tech’s Internet of Things Research Center
May 24, 2017
Eaton announced it joined the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), an Atlanta-based research center dedicated to developing and applying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Read more

LRC Study Finds Robust Morning Light Improves Sleep And Mood, Lowers Stress In Office Workers
May 22, 2017
The LRC research team, led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro, professor and director of the LRC’s Light and Health program, investigated the connection between circadian stimulus (CS), a measure of light’s impact on the circadian system, and sleep, depression, and stress in office workers. Read more

Nora Lighting Welcomes New Agency Reps To National Training Event
May 18, 2017
Nora Lighting welcomed more than 30 new sales representatives to a National Sales Training Meeting at the company headquarters. The three-day event was hosted by Nora Lighting President and CEO Fred Farzan and Executive Vice President Jilla Farzan, and featured demonstration workshops and social events. Read more

2017 Featured LightFair Products From Light Directory
May 17, 2017
Welcome to the 9th Annual Featured LightFair Products from Light Directory. Check out some product highlights from the show and other innovative new products! Read more

Eaton Announces Winners Of The 40th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition
May 16, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced the winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition, part of the company’s commitment to celebrating current and future lighting designers and specifiers. Read more

LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 Celebrates All That’s New and Next In Lighting, Design And Technology
May 15, 2017
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) opened at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 7 with the 28th edition of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On LED Street Lighting’s Impact On Sky Glow
May 8, 2017
DOE has published the results of a study of the expected contributions to sky glow from converting high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lighting to broader-spectrum (i.e., white light) sources, with specific focus on LEDs. Read more

Eaton Makes Connections Work For Buildings, Communities And Homes With Connected Lighting Solutions
May 8, 2017
Power management company Eaton will highlight its comprehensive offering of connected lighting technologies and solutions at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, booth 1101, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 9-11. Read more

TARGETTI Announces New Leadership And Ownership
May 5, 2017
Targetti Sankey S.p.A, one of the leading manufacturers on the indoor and outdoor international architectural lighting market since 1928, announces that it is under the new ownership of the IDeA Capital Funds SGR. Read more

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Opens May 7th In Philadelphia
May 4, 2017
Tens of thousands of professionals from around the world will experience the products and knowledge transforming the future of light and technology in the Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® (May 7-8) and Trade Show & Conference (May 9–11). Read more

DOE Booth Sessions At LightFair International 2017
May 2, 2017
Visit DOE’s award-winning informational booth and free educational sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, May 9-11 in Philadelphia. Stop by any time to ask all your questions about DOE studies, resources, and tools. Read more

Foreverlamp To Launch New DesignLights Consortium Approved Classic High-Bay Series At LightFair 2017
May 1, 2017
Foreverlamp, creator of the award-winning Foreverlamp™ LED Retrofit Lamp Series, has expanded their cost-effective LED high bay offering with the traditional round look of an HID high bay and classic driver housing that delivers the modern efficiencies of today’s LED technology. Read more

Current And Future Conditions Indexes Down From Peak But Remain Strong
April 27, 2017
For the second month in a row, the current and future conditions index values matched up exactly, as both edged down from 76.5 in March to April's reading of 73.5. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Announces LED Flat Panel Offerings
April 27, 2017
Offering incredible performance in an energy-efficient, slim-profile package, Trace*lite's LP Series is ideal for office spaces, schools, hospitals and any indoor location that requires even illumination and lower maintenance. Read more

NEMA Calls On Secretary Of Energy To Complete Rulemaking For General Service Lamps
April 27, 2017
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has formally requested that the Secretary of Energy complete a rulemaking for general service lamps (light bulbs) that Congress required in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA-2007). Read more

Eaton’s Halo Product Line Named the Lighting Leader By BUILDER Magazine Readers
April 25, 2017
Power management company Eaton announced that BUILDER magazine’s 2017 Brand Use Study named its Halo® product line the brand leader in lighting. Read more

Energy Benchmarking Policies Lead To Installation Of Energy-Saving Technologies
April 24, 2017
Survey finds 82% of New York City facility managers who benchmark their facilities' energy use invest in energy-saving technologies. Read more

Eaton Named ENERGY STAR® Partner Of The Year By The EPA For The Third Consecutive Year
April 20, 2017
Power management company Eaton announced that it’s being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Continues To Strengthen
April 19, 2017
The first quarter of the year ended on a positive note for the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

AMA Lighting Recommendations Based On Wrong Metric, Say Speakers at NLB Forum
April 14, 2017
The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) warnings about too much “blue light” at night are seriously flawed: The AMA developed them using a measuring tool that does not measure the specific kind of “blue light” the AMA is concerned about. Read more

Fulham Introduces New LED Exit Signs Designed For Outdoor And Wet Applications
April 11, 2017
Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has added two new Wet Location LED Exit Signs to its FireHorse emergency lighting product line. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot On LED Industrial Luminaires
April 7, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED industrial luminaires. In terms of the data reported in the Snapshot, LED industrial products offer a compelling alternative to their incumbent counterparts. Read more

LRC Releases New Book Celebrating Collaborations With LRC Partners, Alliance Members, Sponsors
April 7, 2017
To celebrate these powerful collaborations, the LRC has published a book featuring 20 projects that have shaped our world—from enabling the broad adoption of solid-state lighting, to improving human health and wellbeing, to training the next generation of leaders in lighting. Read more

Add Drama To Interiors With New Abstract LED Pendant From Modern Forms
April 3, 2017
This luminaire is illuminated with indirect light against the sculptural metal blades and supplemented with a down light for a dimensional yet functional effect. Read more

WAC Lighting Adds Color Changing Option To 3.5” IC-Rated Aether Shallow Housing LED Down Light
March 31, 2017
Designed as the perfect lighting solution to fit shallow plenums above ceilings in residential and light commercial settings, the Aether IC Rated family from WAC Lighting is engineered with a low profile 3.5-inch LED shallow housing and has added a new color changing option. Read more

Despite Washington’s Unclear Path, Current Conditions Index Reaches Pre-Recession Level
March 31, 2017
In moving from 72.2 last month to 76.5 in March, the NEMA Electroindustry Business Confidence current conditions index reached its highest level since September 2005. Read more

Pittsburgh Pirates Install Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting System At PNC Park In Time For 2017 Season
March 30, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced that its advanced Ephesus light-emitting diode (LED) sports lighting and controls system is being installed at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for the 2017 season. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On The Energy Reporting Capability Of PoE Connected Lighting Systems
March 27, 2017
The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirements. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Launches STIRP QWIKLINK Series LED Luminaires
March 23, 2017
Part of GREEN CREATIVE’s new QWIKLINK Series, these linear luminaires feature the QWIKLINK connection system to easily and seamlessly connect up to 64′ of fixtures. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds Into Positive Territory
March 22, 2017
The AIA reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). Read more

VOLT Lighting Launches New Landscape Lighting Downlights With Advanced Features
March 21, 2017
VOLT® Lighting, leading factory-direct manufacturer of landscape lighting products, announces a new series of low voltage downlights – The Woodsman. These lights, developed by VOLT® engineers in their Innovation Laboratory, feature many new and unique innovations. Read more

Minnesota Twins Install Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting And Controls System At Target Field
March 21, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced that its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system is being installed at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, for the 2017 season. Read more

Forums At LIGHTFAIR 2017 Highlight Relevant Topics Of IoT, Connectivity And Lighting for Health
March 20, 2017
The Conference program has 75 courses including 12 forum sessions. Its two 2017 forums – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum – reveal how lighting and technology are transforming the future of the industry. Read more

Three Of The Next Four College Basketball Championship Games To Be Played Under Ephesus Lighting
March 15, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced that its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system will illuminate three of the next four college basketball championship games. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Expands LED Highbay And Canopy Offerings
March 14, 2017
Barron Lighting Group, the originator of the LED exit sign and brands such as Exitronix, Trace*Lite, specialtyLED and Growlite, announces the addition of its new LPC LED low profile canopy series and the ALH series of LED architectural linear highbays. Read more

Eaton Introduces The Next Generation Curved WaveStream LED And LuxWire Technologies
March 14, 2017
Combining a contemporary and minimalist design with advanced optical performance and connected lighting capabilities, the two pendant families also introduce Eaton’s LuxWire™ technology, allowing the luminaires to suspend effortlessly in space without large, unsightly power cables. Read more

ILP Launches New Website
March 13, 2017
Your destination for the number one source of energy efficient lighting has just been upgraded. ILP’s new website features a modern and cleaner look which allows the user to easily navigate through our products. Read more

LED Lamp From GREEN CREATIVE Selected As A Winner Of LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards
March 10, 2017
GREEN CREATIVE recently had its MR16 8.5W HIGH CRI selected as a winner in the Commercial-Quality SSL Lamp Design Category of LEDs Magazine annual Sapphire Awards. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE launches ELEVATE SERIES Panel LED Luminaires
March 8, 2017
PART of GREEN CREATIVE’s ELEVATE Series, these new panels use the latest in edge-lighting technology to produce a smooth, uniform lighting effect. Read more

Ephesus LED Sports Lighting Retrofit Solution Installed At 12 Championship-Caliber Youth Fields
March 8, 2017
Ephesus sports lighting LED and controls system has been installed at Ford Fields, part of the Ford Park complex in Beaumont, Texas, to illuminate the park’s 12 all-turf infield, championship-caliber youth baseball/softball fields. Read more

Fulham Wireless Programmable WorkHorse LED Drivers Receive Pennwell 2017 Sapphire Award
March 6, 2017
The Award was presented for Fulham’s line of WorkHorse outdoor, programmable LED drivers with integrated wireless controls to simplify field installation and customization. The Sapphire Awards were presented last week at this year’s Strategies in Light in Anaheim. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On Long-Term Evaluation Of LED Indoor Field Performance
March 3, 2017
To better understand the obstacles to manufacturing, specifying, procuring, and installing LED lighting products, the U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a report evaluating the long-term performance characteristics. Read more

LRC Research Featured In Architectural Lighting Magazine
March 2, 2017
In the most recent issue of Architectural Lighting magazine, LRC scientists Mariana Figueiro and Mark Rea explain how to quantify circadian light and its impact. Read more

Eaton And Enlighted Deliver Connected Lighting For Smart Commercial And Industrial Buildings
March 2, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with Internet of Things (IoT) leader Enlighted to accelerate the deployment of advanced sensory networks in commercial and industrial buildings. Read more

Mixed Views On Policy And Economic Environment Leave Current Conditions Index Unchanged From January
February 27, 2017
A sense of wait-and-see has crept into some of the comments, resulting in 11 point drops in the percentage of respondents reporting both better and worse conditions, along with a 22 point increase in the share of those who see current conditions as unchanged. Read more

Entering 2017, Architecture Billings Slip Modestly
February 22, 2017
The AIA reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from a score of 55.6 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 60.0, up from a reading of 57.6 the previous month. Read more

Eaton Announces 2017 Continuing Education-Accredited Classes Available At The SOURCE
February 20, 2017
Eaton announced its 2017 calendar of classes available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center, the industry’s leading lighting educational facility offering workshops, symposiums and interactive, hands-on learning experiences. Read more

2017 DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop Presentations Posted
February 16, 2017
The mix of perspectives spanning universities, labs, and companies large and small generated a robust and exciting exchange of ideas on SSL research, product development, and manufacturing R&D needs. Read more

Expanded LED Lighting Institute Includes 3D Printing, Connected Lighting
February 16, 2017
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has expanded its LED Lighting Institute to include new content on connected lighting and 3D printing—two up-and-coming fields where the SSL industry can add value and reap benefits. Read more

Fulham VP Outlines Need For Interoperability Standards For Smart Lighting At Strategies In Light
February 15, 2017
Russ Sharer, Fulham’s VP of Global Marketing, to Review the State of Industry Standards for Lighting Control Networks and Next Generation of Smart Lighting Products. Read more

New Normal For Lighting Industry Seems To Be In Effect, NLB Says
February 13, 2017
Lighting-equipment demand fell 4.7% between the second and third quarters of 2016, according to data developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for its Lighting-Systems Index (LSI). Read more

Lighting Standards Introduce Lamp Base And Holder For Tubular LEDs
February 13, 2017
The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C81 revised two standards: ANSI C81.61-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps and ANSI C81.62-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lampholders. Read more

The Next Three Professional Championship Football Games To Be Played Under Ephesus Sports Lighting
February 9, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced that its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system will illuminate the next three professional football championship games, scheduled for 2018 in Minneapolis, 2019 in Atlanta and 2020 in Miami. Read more

WAC Landscape Lighting Unveils Landscape LED Mini Accent
February 8, 2017
After the tremendous success of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award-winning Landscape LED Accent, WAC Landscape Lighting unveils the Landscape Mini Accent. Read more

Legrand, North America Acquires Original Cast Lighting, Inc.
February 7, 2017
Legrand, North America, today announced that it has acquired Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed with the latest technology for commercial applications. Read more

Despite Economic Uncertainties, Healthy Outlook For The Nonresidential Construction Market
February 3, 2017
For the coming year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast is projecting growth in overall nonresidential building spending of almost 6%, just below the pace of growth for 2016. Read more

Eaton’s New Halo Surface Mount LED Downlight Combines High Performance With A Sleek, Modern Look
February 1, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the Halo Surface Mount light-emitting diode (LED) Downlight (SMD), an ultra-low profile, surface-mounting luminaire featuring modern and elegant stylings with exceptional value. Read more

Confidence Indexes Soar In Spite Of Some Year End Weakness And Lingering Uncertainty
January 27, 2017
Mixed in with guarded optimism, panel comments also noted some market softness and uncertainty about the policy course being charted by Washington. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Decreased In Third Quarter 2016
January 25, 2017
NEMA's Lighting System Shipment Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased by 9.7 percent in 3Q 2016 compared to 3Q 2015 and 4.7 percent decrease compared to last quarter (2Q 2016). Read more

LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Increase In Third Quarter Of 2016
January 24, 2017
LED A-line lamps continue to grow, accounting for 32.4 percent of the market in third quarter 2016, and posting a 124.2 percent increase in shipments compared to 3Q 2015. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Ends Year On A Positive Note
January 20, 2017
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. Read more

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot On Troffers
January 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. A lot has changed since the last time a CALiPER Snapshot report included troffers, which was in April 2014. Read more

New President And Executive Officer Appointments Announced By Foreverlamp, Inc.
January 18, 2017
The changes are designed to allow the company’s leadership team to maximize time and attention to focus on seizing additional new growth opportunities and initiatives for LED lighting. Read more

2017 AIA Institute Honor Awards
January 13, 2017
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2017 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Read more

NEMA Publishes Comprehensive Catalog Of Electrical Standards
January 12, 2017
NEMA published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. Read more

Hubbell Lighting Cuts Ribbon On New Lighting Solutions Center
January 12, 2017
The LSC, based in Hubbell Lighting’s headquarters in Greenville, S.C., serves as the centerpiece of its commitment to train, educate and develop solutions as lighting technology continues to evolve. Read more

Aleddra Offers The Most Versatile UFO Highbay Fixture
January 12, 2017
Aleddra announces today, the availability of its UFO Highbay Fixture for the US market. The company is a known leader in LED technology innovation with products that are either superior in quality or highly competitive in price, or both. Read more

Learn ElumTools Online!
January 11, 2017
ElumTools is the popular plug-in used to produce accurate point-by-point lighting calculations INSIDE of Autodesk Revit. If your firm is working on Revit projects you can save countless hours by using ElumTools. Read more

Fulham Introduces LED Extreme Driver Family For Outdoor And High-Power Lighting Applications
January 10, 2017
Fulham has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications. Read more

Eaton Joins NextGen Home Experience®, Providing LED Solutions for DOE’s “Zero Energy Ready Home”
January 6, 2017
The 2017 NextGen First to the Future online television series will feature and promote the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program, which educates and encourages builders to build high performace homes. Read more

IOTA’s 10-Watt ILB-CP10-HE Emergency LED Driver Meets 2017 CEC Energy Standards
January 5, 2017
The ILB-CP10-HE from IOTA manages the charging efficiency of the battery while in the recovery and maintenance modes to minimize power consumption without affecting emergency performance. Read more

LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 Will Take Place In Chicago
January 5, 2017
The May 6-10, 2018 event marks LIGHTFAIR’s first Chicago staging since 1995 and will afford the global lighting design community the extensive accessibility, convenience and service benefits present in the city and in the vast facilities of McCormick Place. Read more

Fulham Introduces Energy Efficient LED High Bay Retrofit Kit
January 4, 2017
New Programmable LED Retrofit Kit Replaces 400W HID Lights with New, Programmable, Surface-Mount LED DC Module that Fits Any High Bay Refractor. Read more

Bullish Sentiment Predominates Sending Current EBCI Index To 16-Month High
January 3, 2017
Although some respondents noted weakness in their markets, the current conditions index benefited from a decidedly positive shift overall as it moved from 57.9 last month to 66.7 in December. Read more

Dave Raposa RIP
January 2, 2017
Our industry lost a great colleague yesterday. After six months of battling heart issues, Dave Raposa passed away quietly in Boston yesterday with his wife and family by his side. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Ekes Out Another Small Gain
December 21, 2016
Coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services. New design contracts also return to positive levels, signifying future growth in construction activity. Read more

David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair
December 19, 2016
David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB). Cary S. Mendelsohn, CEO of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company (Chicago, IL), was elected vice chair of the Bureau. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Announces Acquisition Of Growlite
December 16, 2016
Barron Lighting Group Announces Acquisition of Growlite, the Leader in Horticultural Lighting. The combined experience of Barron Lighting Group and Growlite bring together the science of HID and LED lighting with the art of indoor horticulture. Read more

Nora Lighting Employees Enthusiastic In Support Of No Kid Hungry Campaign
December 15, 2016
In a company-wide vote, employees at Nora Lighting overwhelmingly supported a holiday donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that helps ensure schoolchildren across America have access to healthy meals. Read more

LRC Scientist To Moderate Panel Session On The Health Impacts Of LED Roadway Lighting
December 12, 2016
A panel session entitled "Addressing Concerns about LED Street Lighting" will occur at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies, to share the latest evidence about the potential implications of LED roadway lighting on humans and other species. Read more

Hubbell Lighting Introduces SiteSync™ Lighting Control
December 8, 2016
Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced that it has formally introduced SiteSync™ Lighting Control to the market, further enabling its customers to reduce their total cost of ownership while improving quality of light for their exterior spaces. Read more

Leviton Acquires ConTech Lighting
December 7, 2016
Leviton announced the acquisition of ConTech Lighting. Through this acquisition, Leviton continues its strategic growth in lighting and expands its product offerings and solutions with ConTech Lighting’s high-quality, innovative designs. Read more

WAC Lighting Unveils Architecturally Scaled 4.5” Volta LED Downlight
December 7, 2016
The new 4.5-inch Volta LED downlight series represents an innovation in design and technology. Read more

AFX Introduces “STONEGATE™ by AFX”
December 7, 2016
AFX, Inc. recently announced their launch of Stonegate™ by AFX. The made-to-order product portfolio features contract quality, designer inspired fixtures produced in the United States. Read more

Modern Forms Unveils Escher LED Wall Sconce
December 6, 2016
Enigmatic spatial representation of a continuum, the uniquely configured Escher LED wall sconce is the latest addition from Modern Forms, a WAC Lighting company. Read more

DOE’s 2016 Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted
December 6, 2016
DOE’s 11th annual Solid-State Lighting Technology Development Workshop was held in Denver, where a diverse group of over 180 attendees and speakers addressed what needs to be done to leverage the full potential of SSL and tap even deeper energy savings. Read more

IOTA Releases 20-Watt ILB-CP Constant Power Emergency LED Driver
December 2, 2016
IOTA has released the first 20-watt ILB-CP Constant Power Emergency LED Driver.The ILB-CP20-HE combines IOTA's patented constant power technology with a 20-watt output for delivering even more emergency lumens for critical path of egress applications. Read more

WAC Lighting Hosts First-Ever Landscape Lighting Summit
December 2, 2016
The event was designed to introduce a key cross-section of landscape professionals, including electrical engineers, irrigation professionals and landscape contractors, to the WAC Lighting Company and its WAC Landscape Lighting brand. Read more

Anticipated Pro-Business Tilt In Washington Boosts Current And Future Confidence Indexes
November 30, 2016
NEMA EBCI panel members, all of whom responded to the November survey after the election results were known, pushed the current conditions index further into positive territory, moving it from 55.6 in October to 57.9 this month. Read more

It’s Not Just Traditional Infrastructure That Requires Investment
November 29, 2016
A new survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds that a large majority of Americans (83 percent) consider public buildings—schools, libraries, community centers, and parks—part of their community’s infrastructure. Read more

Fulham Products Receive 100% Compliance For Inclusion In IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse
November 29, 2016
The approved product SKUs will be listed in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) database to make it easier for distributors to find details about Fulham lighting products and pricing. Read more

M.S. In Lighting Program Now Offers Paid Post-Graduation Externship Option
November 28, 2016
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has recently expanded its M.S. in Lighting degree program to include a paid career externship at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization. Read more

NEMA Award Winners Demonstrate Outstanding Achievements In Electroindustry
November 21, 2016
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced the 2016 winners of its annual awards during the association's 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months
November 16, 2016
After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase demand for design services. Read more

Aleddra Announces The Most Affordable HID Replacement Lamp
November 16, 2016
The Patent-Pending CF-LED® U-lamp Slashes the LED Corn Light Cost by 50%. Read more

A New Tool For Lighting Designers And Specifiers
November 15, 2016
The LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool provides a customized platform to search and filter products from the extensive LED Lighting Facts database. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Releases New ENERGY STAR Certified 75W Halogen Replacement High CRI MR16 Lamp
November 15, 2016
This ENERGY STAR certified MR16 12V 8.5W HIGH CRI is a 75W halogen replacement and has been selected by the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) 2016 Progress Report. Read more

ELP Launches New LED Luminaire Website
November 11, 2016
The site offers easy access to product information, IES and Revit files and focuses on newly developed LED lines while still allowing access to past legacy products. Read more

Seven Of Eaton’s Products Honored For Innovation And Technical Achievement By The IES
November 11, 2016
The Report showcases products that provide significant technical advancement in the art and science of lighting over the last year. In the last decade, Eaton has had 78 products and applications accepted in the Report. Read more

Transforming The Future Of Light And Technology At LightFair 2017
November 10, 2016
Attendees from around the world will explore the future of lighting design at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, with the 2017 LIGHTFAIR trade show floor producing its largest footprint in history and showcasing two new pavilions. Read more

Eaton And Lighting Design Lab At Seattle City Light Offer Continuing Education Lighting Classes
November 7, 2016
The continuing education classes help utility program managers, lighting specifiers and lighting project managers learn the latest energy management and conservation solutions including advanced lighting and controls technologies. Read more

Rensselaer Lighting Research Center Expands M.S. In Lighting Program, Offering Paid Externships
November 4, 2016
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has recently expanded its M.S. in Lighting degree program to include a paid career externship at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization. Read more

Eaton’s LED Lighting And Controls Solutions Illuminate IMG College Facilities Across North America
November 3, 2016
Since Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business became the first company to illuminate a professional sports venue with LED lighting solutions in 2012, thousands of professional, college and municipal sports and entertainment venues of all sizes across North America have made the switch from metal halide lighting to state-of-the-art solid state lighting. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On The Testing Of OLED Luminaires
October 31, 2016
DOE CALiPER Report 24: Photometric Testing, Laboratory Teardowns, and Accelerated Lifetime Testing of OLED Luminaires, which is the first CALiPER report evaluating the performance of OLED luminaires based on independent procurement and testing. Read more

NALMCO Launches New Controls Certification
October 28, 2016
The certification is based on the Education Express curriculum developed by the Lighting Controls Association. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, TX. Read more

Fulham Demonstrates Latest LED Drivers At Hong Kong Light Fair
October 27, 2016
Latest Fulham LED driver products are ideal for OEMs and Wholesalers looking for customizable and emergency lighting solutions. Read more

Choppy But Positive Growth Trend Pushes Confidence Back Above 50
October 26, 2016
With respondents no longer expressing concern over monetary policy uncertainty and noting that the conclusion of the 2016 election season was near, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) returned to expansionary territory with a score of 55.6. Read more

Further Contraction In Architecture Billings Index
October 24, 2016
For the first time since the summer of 2012, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) posted consecutive months of a decline in demand for design services. Read more

New NEMA White Paper Discusses How To Reduce Energy Consumption In Commercial Buildings
October 24, 2016
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association published a white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. Read more

AFX Introduces New LED Decorative Sconces
October 20, 2016
The new LED sconces offer contemporary design styles with the energy efficiency of LED lighting, providing versatility for lighting designers and specifiers. Read more

New CALiPER Snapshot Report On Outdoor Area Lighting
October 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires. Read more

De-Lamping – An Achilles Heel For The Ballast-Compatible LED Tube
October 19, 2016
One of the largest universities in Florida rolled out its energy-efficient lighting pilot project after awarding to a third-party dual-mode T8 LED tube vendor that had touted a 10-year warranty and its broad ballast compatibility. Read more

Eaton Announces A Call For Entries For The SOURCE Awards National Lighting Design Competition
October 18, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that the company is now accepting entries for the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Read more

Lavina Correia Named Sales Application Engineer For Foreverlamp, Inc.
October 18, 2016
Lavina Correia, has been appointed Sales Application Engineer for Foreverlamp, a LED Lighting manufacturer that specializes in Big Lumen™ plug-n-play technology and products that are designed to specifically replace HID high bay lighting. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Releases ENERGY STAR Certified New Construction THINFIT Series Downlights
October 17, 2016
Part of GREEN CREATIVE’s new THINFIT Series, the 6’’ 11.6W DLNC and 4’’ 8.5W DLNC feature an integrated J-box and allows for installation in either new construction or remodel applications. Read more

AIA Innovation Award Recipients Selected
October 17, 2016
Program honors projects that highlight collaboration between design and construction teams to create better process efficiencies and overall costs savings. Read more

Martinsville Speedway Will Be The First Major Motorsports Facility To Install LED Lights
October 13, 2016
International Speedway Corporation announced that it will commit $5 million to equip the track with LED lighting, making it the first major motorsports facility to do so. Read more

Building Design Revenue Topped $28 Biillion In 2015
October 12, 2016
These findings, along with an in depth look at topics such as firm billings, staffing, and international work, are covered in the The Business of Architecture: 2016 Firm Survey Report. Read more

American Airlines Arena Increases Energy Efficiency With Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting System
October 11, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA®) Miami HEAT, is installing its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system. Read more

Foreverlamp Increases Lumen Output To 52,000 On The First LED Replacement Lamp For 1000W MH
October 5, 2016
Foreverlamp™, the first manufacturer to introduce an LED replacement lamp for 1000W MH, is proud to announce that the RS Series™ 1000W Replacement lamp is now available in 52,000 lumens. Read more

Lighting Research Center Expands SSL Research Capabilities To Connected Lighting, 3D Printing
October 4, 2016
Embracing the trends toward customization and data analytics, SSL research is now evolving to include new developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing—areas where the lighting industry can both find and add value. Read more

Achieving Lighting Energy Savings Safely From Aleddra LED
September 29, 2016
Recently, the government of a major metropolitan city in the Southeastern part of the United States, issued a RFP; the specifications called for a double-ended LED tube that worked on line voltage (Type B per UL definition). Read more

AFX Wins Awards In 2016 Lighting For Tomorrow Design Competition
September 28, 2016
AFX, Inc. wins a Functional Fixture Award for their Slate Pro LED Task light in the 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow design competition. Read more

Barron Lighting Group’s Test Lab Qualified To Perform UL Certification Testing
September 28, 2016
Barron Lighting Group announced that its lighting test lab has been qualified as a participant in the Data Acceptance Program (DAP) by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a globally recognized safety science organization. Read more

LGI Technology Proudly Announces The Launch Of The All New MagnaLED Retrofit Kit
September 28, 2016
The MagnaLED is the latest additions to the Los Angeles-based, commercial-grade LED manufacturer’s LED retrofit line up. The MagnaLED is designed to retrofit troffers by removing the tubes, disconnecting the ballast and adding the LED strips. Read more

Fulham Adds New HotSpot Plus LED Driver And Emergency System For Downlight Installations
September 27, 2016
Fulham announces the addition of a new HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with bottom side leads and studs (BLS) form factor designed for downlight and troffer installations where the driver resides on top of the fixture. Read more

LRC Doctoral Students, Research Scientists Present Innovative Technology Research At SPIE Conference
September 26, 2016
The presentations were part of the Fifteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting and LED-based Illumination Systems, which took place August 31 in San Diego, California. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Releases Plug And Play T5 HE DIR 3FT. And 2FT. LED Tubes
September 26, 2016
GREEN CREATIVE, the commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its T5 12W HE 3FT. DIR & T5 8W HE 2FT. DIR and LED tubes. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Slips, Overall Outlook Remains Positive
September 22, 2016
On the heels of six out of seven months of increasing levels of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell just below the positive mark. Read more

New Survey Finds Healthy Buildings A Key Design Priority For Both Architects And Building Owners
September 20, 2016
Nearly three quarters of U.S. architects say the health impacts of buildings are influencing their design decisions. That finding parallels a strong market demand by building owners, with a solid two-thirds surveyed also reporting that health considerations affect how they design and construct buildings. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Launches DLC Qualified ELEVATE Series LED 1x4’ Troffer
September 20, 2016
Part of GREEN CREATIVE’s new ELEVATE Series, the 1x4’ troffer features a modern look, high quality architectural finish and offers high performance lighting distribution with a low glare lens. Read more

Fulham Introduces HotSpot Constant Power LED Driver With Battery Power For Emergency Applications
September 20, 2016
Easily installed in the field or factory, this emergency lighting system comes with an integrated power source that can provide more than 90 minutes of emergency lighting. Read more

Eaton And CIMCON To Showcase Smart City Solutions At The IES Street And Area Lighting Conference
September 19, 2016
Eaton and CIMCON Lighting, Inc., a global leader in intelligent, web-based wireless outdoor lighting management systems, announced a collaboration earlier this month, providing powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities. Read more

Ken Hawley Joins GREEN CREATIVE As Vice President Of Sales
September 19, 2016
GREEN CREATIVE announces Ken Hawley as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Ken joins GREEN CREATIVE from Venture Lighting where he worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Americas) since 2003. Read more

CEE Announces Lighting For Tomorrow Awards, Including Three For WAC Lighting
September 19, 2016
Out of hundreds of entries in the competition this year, CEE presented nineteen 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards to manufacturers today in Nashville, including an impressive three accolades to New York based WAC Lighting. Read more

New GATEWAY Report On Tunable Lighting In A Senior-Care Facility
September 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a pilot installation of tunable-white LED systems at a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. Read more

LED Specifier Summit- Northwest Boasts Numerous Continuing Education Opportunities
September 14, 2016
The country's leading lighting experts will provide sessions to benefit architects, designers, engineers, facility managers, energy consultants and more. Read more

DOE Publishes New Forecast Of Energy Savings From LED Lighting
September 12, 2016
The new report uses an updated 2016 U.S. lighting-market model and extends the forecast period to 2035 from the 2030 limit that was used in previous editions. Read more

LightFair International 2017 Call For Speakers: Global Invitation To Experts In Diverse Disciplines
September 8, 2016
Experts are invited to submit proposals to share expertise and experience within the following focus areas: Inspiration, Core Knowledge, Design Tools and Technologies, Applications Research, Design Strategies, Professional Development, and Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity. Read more

Eaton And CIMCON Lighting Collaborate To Bring Connected, Smart City Solutions To The Market
September 7, 2016
The collaboration combines Eaton’s broad range of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities. Read more

Lighting Controls Association Publishes K-12 Classroom Application Guide
September 6, 2016
The LCA has published a basic guide to applying lighting controls to K-12 classrooms. This guide describes common requirements and provides a series of scenarios demonstrating successful application of lighting controls. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Partners With Singapore Based Relex Illumination
September 5, 2016
GREEN CREATIVE has partnered with Relex Illumination Pte Ltd, one of the most well-established lighting companies in Singapore, giving Relex exclusive distribution of GREEN CREATIVE products in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces IC-rated Aether Shallow LED Downlight
September 1, 2016
Designed as the perfect lighting solution to fit shallow plenums above ceilings in residential and light commercial settings, the new Aether IC Rated downlight from WAC Lighting is engineered with a low profile 3.5-inch LED shallow housing. Read more

Conditions Indexes Move More Firmly Into Expansionary Territory
August 31, 2016
In moving up to August’s current conditions reading of 58.3, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) has been at or above 50 for six consecutive months. Read more

Webinar Series On Healthcare Lighting
August 29, 2016
Registration is open for a three-part webinar series on healthcare lighting. All webinars will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and last one hour. Read more

Aleddra EasiFit T5 LED Tube is a STEAL!
August 26, 2016
Once upon a time, the T5HO fluorescent tube was considered one of the most energy-efficient lamps in all the land. (Not any more….. not even by a long shot!) Read more

Plant Pathologist Jaimin Patel Joins The Lighting Research Center At Rensselaer
August 23, 2016
The LRC announced that world-renowned plant pathologist Jaimin Patel, Ph.D., has joined the center, further strengthening the LRC’s horticultural lighting and plant pathology program. Read more

Eaton Expands Its LED Floodlight Family, For Commercial And Industrial Floodlighting Applications
August 22, 2016
Designed for superior performance, versatility, longevity and value, the Night Falcon series provides solutions for a broad range of outdoor needs, including area, security, façade, architectural landscape, signage and lighting for flag poles and monuments. Read more

InterLumi Panama 2016 Made Its Inauguration In A Complete Success
August 12, 2016
InterLumi Panama, held its first edition from July 6 - 8 2016, at ATLAPA Convention Center this summer. Attracting over 120 companies from 18 countries/regions and 1,977 high quality visitors from 27 countries/regions. Read more

LRC Summer Interns Investigate Solid-State Lighting Issues
August 11, 2016
For the fourth summer in a row, five undergraduate students spent eight weeks at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute learning about solid-state lighting and investigating technology and application issues. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Expands LED Louvered Bollard Offering
August 9, 2016
The TLED-ELB traditional louvered bollard utilizes long-life LED technology to deliver uniform illumination, superior spacing and low glare due to its highly engineered optical design. Read more

Are Plug And Play Control-Integrated Luminaires Ready For Prime Time?
August 8, 2016
In a large open office on the fourth floor of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, lighting scientist Leora Radetsky lifts the blinds and lets in the sunlight. Read more

GREEN CREATIVE Releases PL EDGE SERIES DIRect And BYPass LED Lamps With 13-18W Replacement Options
August 5, 2016
GREEN CREATIVE, the commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer proudly announces the launch of its next generation of PL DIRect and BYPass lamps for horizontal and vertical installations. Read more

Aleddra Troffer Retrofit Kit Unleashed
August 5, 2016
The beautifully designed Troffer Kit gives a face lit to the office environment, and the 0-10V dimming is very useful for conference room, classroom, and patient room. Read more

Foreverlamp Announces DesignLights Consortium Approval Of High-Bay Fixture
August 4, 2016
The BIG LUMEN Lighting Co., creator of the award-winning Foreverlamp™ LED Retrofit Lamp Series, announced that its HB™ Series High-Bay LED fixtures have been added to the DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL). Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces The Compass Family
August 3, 2016
Designed with the precision engineering and robust performance of its namesake, WAC Lighting unveils Compass, a new family of LED luminaires including flush mounts, pendants, vanities and wall sconces. Read more

WAC Lighting Debuts Duo 3-Inch Dual Source LED Downlight
August 3, 2016
WAC Lighting introduces Duo, the 3-inch Dual-source LED Down light (patent pending), which delivers high quality illumination from a miniature aperture that delivers a powerful lumen output in a variety of color temperatures. Read more

AMP® Lighting Launches New Lens And Filter Binder For Landscape Lighting Designers
August 3, 2016
AMP® Lighting, a direct-to-professional manufacturer of premium landscape lighting products, announces the launch of the industry's first Lens & Filter Binder - a storage and transport tool for the professional landscape lighting designer and installer. Read more

Fulham Opens New European Headquarters And Design Centre
August 2, 2016
New Netherlands Office to Serve as Focal Point for European Research & Design, Sales, and Administration for New Lighting Products. Read more

Eaton Introduces Dim-to-Warm LED Technology For Commercial And Residential Spaces
August 1, 2016
The award-winning D2W technology mimics the performance of an incandescent halogen lamp source when dimmed, smoothly dimming from a whiter LED color temperature to a warm, soft glow to create an inviting environment. Read more

Buffalo Sabres Enhance Fan Experience And Energy Efficiency With Advanced LED Lighting From Eaton
July 29, 2016
Power management company Eaton announced that owners of the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL®) Buffalo Sabres, are installing its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system. Read more

SpecialtyLED Announces Two New Architectural Linear Flex Products
July 29, 2016
Barron Lighting Group, the originator of the LED exit sign and brands such as Exitronix, Trace*Lite, specialtyLED and Indoor Grow Science, introduces the Surf and Wave, two exciting new commercial linear flex products from the specialtyLED brand. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Decreased In First Quarter With Mixed Results For Components
July 28, 2016
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased 0.8% quarter-to-quarter while posting a 0.6 percent increase year-over-year during 2016 Q1. Read more

Current and Future Indexes Ease Back But Continue To Suggest Conditions Conducive To Expansion
July 28, 2016
EBCI remained above 50 again in July, signaling that conditions continue to be conducive for expansion in this sector. However, the current conditions index retreated back toward the threshold point from 59.4 in June to 53.6 this month. Read more

Exitronix Innovates Emergency Lighting With Revolutionary Maintenance Features
July 25, 2016
Constructed of high quality steel, these compact designs deliver best-in-class optical performance and are packed with cost-saving maintenance features. Read more

IOTA Awarded Patent For ILB-CP Constant Power Emergency LED Drivers
July 25, 2016
The unique Constant Power design of the ILB-CP Series provides predictable performance for today's LED array and drivers and is the technology that has paved the way for field install emergency solutions for these applications. Read more

Eaton And NuLEDs Collaborate To Make Smart, Connected Lighting A Reality
July 25, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with NuLEDs™, Inc., a leader in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems, aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected. Read more

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot On TLEDs
July 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on linear LED lamps, commonly known as TLEDs. Read more

VOLT® Lighting Focuses On New Inventions To Make Landscape Lighting Installation Faster And Easier
July 19, 2016
VOLT® Lighting, leading factory-direct lighting manufacturer, recently released a number of new inventions designed to make landscape lighting installation faster, easier, and less expensive. Read more

Modern Forms Introduces Dove LED table And Floor Lamps
July 19, 2016
The new Dove from Modern Forms offers a simple folded form transformed into a lovely modern task light. Read more

Nora Lighting Founders Receive Lighting One Humanitarian Award
July 18, 2016
Nora Lighting founders Fred and Jilla Farzan were recently honored by the showroom cooperative Lighting One with the organization’s Humanitarian Award. Read more

Aleddra Unveils Troffer Retrofit Kit And T5 LED Tube
July 14, 2016
Aleddra LED Lighting, the market leader in dual-mode LED tube technology and safety, announces the addition of the all new EasiFit LED Troffer Retrofit Kit and EasiFit Glass T5 LED tube to its linear lighting product family. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Launches 37th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
July 13, 2016
Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, this unique program is open to anyone associated with a new or upgraded illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of what the Bureau calls High-Benefit Lighting. Read more

TARGETTI USA Appoints Record Number Of New Sales Representatives Across North America
July 12, 2016
Since Targetti USA’s official launch as an independent sales organization of the Targetti Group in the North American market, they have experienced exponential growth. Read more

A New Report And Webinar On OLED Lighting Products
July 11, 2016
DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT. Read more

New CALiPER Snapshot On LED Downlights
July 8, 2016
The Department of Energy CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Read more

IOTA Releases New ILB-CP07-2H Emergency LED Driver With FEMA 2-Hour Runtime
July 5, 2016
The new ILB-CP07-2H emergency LED driver from IOTA Engineering combines innovative Constant Power performance with an extended 120-minute runtime, creating an ideal solution for 2-hour FEMA tornado safe room requirements. Read more

LRC Issues Response To AMA Report On LED Lighting
July 1, 2016
Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) has produced a document cautioning the public about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a large number of requests for an opinion. Read more

VOLT® Lighting Renews Support For The International Dark Sky Association
June 30, 2016
In recognition of VOLT’s Dark Sky friendly products, the association assigned their Fixture Seal of Approval to several dozen VOLT® landscape lighting fixtures. Read more

Eaton Introduces Modular 2-Inch Round And Square LED Pinhole Downlights
June 29, 2016
The compact and uniquely modular recessed downlight system includes a housing, LED module and a choice of a field-interchangeable, round or square, 2-inch aperture pinhole trim, available in multiple aperture styles, optical distributions and finishes. Read more

NEMA’s Business Conditions Indexes Continue Upward Trend In June
June 29, 2016
June marks the third consecutive month in which NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) improved. The current conditions index increased from May's reading of 53.3 to reach 59.4 in June. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations Of Field LED Driver Replacement
June 27, 2016
This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, and how several aspects must be considered to ensure that the replacement driver will function the same as the original driver. Read more

Get The Facts: LED Street Lighting
June 27, 2016
The American Medical Association's recently adopted community guidance on street lighting adds another influential voice to issues that have been discussed in the lighting community for some time now, regarding light at night, its impacts on human health and the environment. Read more

Revit And ElumTools Training Online!
June 23, 2016
This four webinar series begins with an overview of Revit geared specifically for lighting professionals, including those with no prior knowledge of the Revit environment. Read more

Eaton to Highlight Advanced Solutions Designed To Save Time, Money And Energy At The 2016 PCBC Show
June 22, 2016
Power management company Eaton will showcase its innovative and energy-saving solutions for the residential building and construction industry at the 2016 PCBC trade show on June 22 and 23 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Read more

DOE Announces Selections For SSL Funding Opportunity
June 20, 2016
Total DOE funding for the nine projects is more than $10.5 million and leverages a cost-share contribution from each recipient, for a total public-private investment of over $13.5 million. Read more

Grand Canyon Designated A Dark Sky Park
June 17, 2016
The International Dark-Sky Association and the National Park Service are excited to announce that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA Dark Sky Park. Read more

Nora Lighting Introduces The Jason LED Track Head
June 14, 2016
Nora Lighting introduces the Jason LED track head, a fixture particularly well suited for display lighting in retail and commercial applications. Read more

Fulham Announces Acquisition Of Lumotech’s LED Driver Business
June 14, 2016
Acquisition of Dutch Company’s LED Driver Business Strengthens Fulham’s European Channels and Brings New Sustainable Lighting Solutions to Global OEMs and Distributors. Read more

Ephesus All Field LED Lighting Series Provides A High-Performing Retrofit Solution For Sports Fields
June 13, 2016
The LED solution provides high schools, colleges, municipalities and other venues with a high-quality, cost-effective, versatile and controllable outdoor LED sports lighting solution that is engineered to satisfy the lighting needs of facilities of all sizes. Read more

VOLT® Lighting Announces New Line Of Outdoor Decorative LED Bollard Lights
June 10, 2016
Constructed of intricately cut panels, these self-illuminating towers project compelling patterns of light and shadow onto landscape features and structures. Read more

DOE Publishes 2016 SSL R And D Plan
June 8, 2016
The plan was developed in conjunction with community experts through input received at roundtable meetings held in September and October 2015 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop held in February 2016 in Raleigh, NC. Read more

LRC Issues New DELTA Report: Mogul Screw-Base LED Replacement Lamps For High Bay Environments
June 8, 2016
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has issued a new DELTA report on mogul-base light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lamps. Read more

Online Registration Is Now Open for Sold-Out Exhibit Hall
June 8, 2016
The producers of LED Specifier Summit – Northwest, taking place Sept. 22, 2016 at Seattle's Washington State Conference Center, have announced the opening of registration for this new educational and sourcing event. Read more

Electrical Manufacturers Present Pro-Consumer, Energy-Efficient Solutions For DOE Light Bulb Rule
June 6, 2016
In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth
June 2, 2016
After beginning the year with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. Read more

NIH Releases Mariana Figueiro Presentation Video At Light At Night Workshop
May 31, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a video of Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro, Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center, presenting at the NIH Workshop: Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night, and Circadian Disruption. Read more

NEMA EBCIs Creep Upward In May
May 25, 2016
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) rose in May, edging up to 53.3 points from 50 in April. Twenty percent of panelists reported conditions improved in May, similar to April's 19%, but only 13% reported the business environment worsened in May, down from 19% in April. Read more

VOLT Launches New LED Lighting Calculators For Energy Consumption, Savings, And Payback Time
May 23, 2016
VOLT® Lighting, factory-direct manufacturer of landscape lighting systems, announced a new set of three online LED Energy Savings Calculators. Read more

LED Products From Eaton Honored For Innovation And Excellence
May 20, 2016
Power management company Eaton announced that its light-emitting diode (LED) products received three prestigious Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition awards and two LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) Innovation Awards®. Read more

Digital-Addressable Lighting Is The Focus Of NLB Lighting Colloquy Expert Panel
May 19, 2016
Known principally by the acronym DALI—for digital-addressable lighting interface—digital-addressable lighting stems from an evolving international standard for the control of electronic ballasts, transformers, emergency lights and exit signs, and LED light sources. Read more

Three SBIR-STTR Proposals Selected For Award For SSL Products
May 19, 2016
These new SBIR-STTR FY16 Phase I Release 2 awards will explore the technical and commercial feasibility of an innovative SSL product or component that is directly linked to the price and performance goals itemized in the DOE SSL Program’s R&D Plan. Read more

Fulham ThoroLED AC LED Retrofit Kits Receive ENERGY STAR® Certification
May 19, 2016
Fulham Co., Inc. today announced that three models of its AC-powered ThoroLED LED Retrofit Kits have been tested and certified as ENERGY STAR® Luminaire 2.0 compliant. Read more

2016 Featured LightFair Products From Light Directory
May 18, 2016
Welcome to the 8th Annual Featured LightFair Products from Light Directory. Take a moment and check out some product highlights from the show! Read more

B-K Lighting And TEKA Invite YOU To Make The PUSH For Service Members And Veterans!
May 16, 2016
How many pushups can you do in 90 seconds? Join B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination to find out while giving back to veterans and active duty military with Pushups For Charity™. Read more

DOE Awards LF Illumination Recognition For EF600 Cove System
May 13, 2016
Awards for winners of the 2016 Indoor and Outdoor NGL SSL Design Competition were presented at LIGHTFAIR 2016 on April 26 in San Diego. 25 commercial LED indoor and outdoor lighting products were recognized for excellence. Read more

Fulham Partners With CNS To Deliver Smart Web-Enabled DALI® Programmable Lighting Solution
May 12, 2016
Fulham Co., Inc. has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS), to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Read more

Halo Product Line Named The Leader In Lighting By BUILDER Magazine For 18th Consecutive Year
May 11, 2016
Power management company Eaton, a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, today announced that BUILDER magazine’s 2016 BUILDER Brand Use Study named Eaton’s Halo® product line the brand leader in lighting. Read more

Current Business Conditions Downshift To Neutral In April
May 9, 2016
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) continued its recent volatile behavior, dropping to a neutral 50 points in April after surging to 64.7 in March from 44.4 in February. Read more

Invue Arbor Family Balances An Organic Design With WaveStream LED Optical Technology
May 9, 2016
Power management company Eaton announces the launch of the award-winning Invue Arbor family of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, a new outdoor family featuring the company’s award-winning and patented WaveStreamTM LED technology. Read more

Veiled Source Ambient Lighting. Breakthrough Concept. Limitless Variations.
May 9, 2016
A paradigm-shifter for architectural linear lighting, the Stream Series from Prudential Ltg. creates an uninterrupted, wondrously uniform line of light. Read more

DOE Publishes Third GATEWAY Report On LED System Performance In A High-Temperature Environment
May 6, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released the third report in a series documenting the performance of LED luminaires in the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border Patrol Area, on the U.S.-Mexico border, which is a high-temperature, high-solar-radiation environment. Read more

Nora Lighting Now Offers More Than 100 LED Glass Pendants With 14W / 1100 Lumens
May 4, 2016
Nora Lighting has enhanced its LED pendant lines and now features more than 100 glass shades with dedicated 14W LED lamps and 1100 lumens. Read more

LED Luminaire From Eaton Named An Edison Awards Winner
May 4, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Metalux™ SkyRidge™ light-emitting diode (LED) with Integrated Sensor Control System has been named a 2016 Bronze award winner by the Edison Awards™. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On OLED Lighting In An Office Setting
May 2, 2016
The new report recounts the experiences of this pioneering project and provides valuable feedback to OLED and component manufacturers as well as luminaire manufacturers. Read more

LightFair 2016 Celebrates All That’s New And Next In Lighting And Design In San Diego
May 1, 2016
Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards® highlighted the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces InvisiLED Pro3, Robust LED Tape
April 29, 2016
Integrating a flexible LED design with the most robust and high performance system yet, WAC Lighting introduces InvisiLED Pro3. Read more

Ephesus LED Solutions Transform The Sports And Entertainment Experience
April 27, 2016
At LFI 2016, Eaton will showcase how its Ephesus sports lighting and controls portfolio is enhancing the in-arena and television broadcast viewing experience while drastically improving energy efficiency. Read more

Eaton Announces Winners Of The 39th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition
April 26, 2016
The winners were recognized yesterday at LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 in San Diego, California. Six professional awards and six student awards were presented. Read more

The AIA Select The 2016 COTE Top Ten Green Projects
April 25, 2016
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. Read more

LightFair 2016 Opens April 24 In San Diego To Reveal Light And Technology In A New Language
April 22, 2016
More than 600 exhibitors will present the lighting and design community’s latest innovations and newest concepts from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Ends The First Quarter On An Upswing
April 20, 2016
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 51.9, up from the mark of 50.3 in the previous month. Read more

Foreverlamp Introduces The First LED Plug-N-Play Replacement Lamp For 1000W MH Applications
April 19, 2016
The powerful LED lamp delivers up to 42,000 lumens at 400 watts providing the most powerful replacement lamp lumen package available in the industry today. Read more

Fulham Partners With Tvilight To Deliver First Smart City Programmable Lighting Solutions
April 19, 2016
New Fulham WorkHorse LED Outdoor Drivers Interoperate with Tvilight SkyLite Lighting Control and CityManager Software to Provide Cloud-controlled Lighting for an IoT World. Read more

Fulham Introduces Programmable WorkHorse LED Outdoor Driver Family With Optional Integrated Controls
April 19, 2016
The new WorkHorse LED drivers are the first integrated drivers for integrated remote management and are designed to work with the Tvilight CityManager web-based Smart City management platform. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Releases AGi32 Version 17
April 18, 2016
AGi32 version 17 introduces new features to speed the process of creating formatted output, facilitate complex luminaire aiming, assist in monitoring the status of your photometric data, and to interface with other Lighting Analysts software to execute climate-based annual daylight simulations. Read more

WAC Lighting Adds High-Output Spot Luminaires In Endurance Line
April 18, 2016
The 15-watt LED single spot replaces a 75-watt halogen fixture while the 30-watt LED double spot is the ideal retrofit for a 150-watt halogen fixture. Read more

Tailored Lighting Improves Quality Of Life
April 18, 2016
Lighting tailored to the needs of an individual can improve sleep and reduce depression and agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro. Read more

Aleddra Introduces G5 SureFit DBA LED Tube
April 15, 2016
Aleddra announces the availability of its fifth generation G5 SureFit DBA LED tube. It is the first dual-mode LED tube lamp that meets UL OOLV (Type A/Type B) safety standards (UL #479597) for direct-fit operation with a ballast and direct-wire operation on line voltage. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Introduces Climate-Based Daylight Modeling For AGi32 And ElumTools
April 14, 2016
Based on patented and patent-pending algorithms, annual daylight simulations can be performed on real building geometry with thousands of windows, skylights or openings using a five-phase daylight transfer with direct sunlight. Read more

ElumTools™ Is Now Capable Of Exterior Lighting Analysis
April 14, 2016
The latest release of ElumTools expands its calculation capability beyond interior-centric Rooms and Spaces by allowing Revit Regions and Areas to be used to assign calculation points, and as calculation volumes encompassing geometry, luminaires and multiple calculation point grids. Read more

LED Specifier Summit – Northwest: Call For Speakers
April 13, 2016
The event is looking for speakers for September 22, 2016 at the Washington State Conference Center. Speaker proposals are due April 22, 2016. Read more

PennSMART’s IoT Lighting Delivers Surveillance And Data Collection For Safety And Sustainability
April 12, 2016
Imagine street lighting with 360-degree video cameras, facial recognition and real-time notification to security and police dispatchers – all built discreetly into one streamlined, architecturally designed light post. Read more

DOE Booth Sessions At LightFair International 2016
April 11, 2016
Vendor-neutral experts. One-on-one Q&A. Today’s lighting challenges. Tomorrow’s lighting applications. Stop by DOE booth 2010 for all things SSL. Read more

Eaton Named ENERGY STAR® Partner Of The Year By The EPA
April 8, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that it’s being honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Decreased In Fourth Quarter With Mixed Results For Components
April 6, 2016
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased 2.6% quarter-to-quarter while posting a 0.1 percent increase year-over-year during 2015Q4. Read more

Texas Rangers Enhance Fan Experience And Energy Efficiency At Globe Life Park
April 5, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that the Texas Rangers have installed its advanced light-emitting diode (LED) system at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Read more

LEDucation Celebrates A Decade Of Record Breaking Numbers For Annual Event On SSL Technology
April 5, 2016
LEDucation celebrates its 10th consecutive show in New York City with large crowds and exhibitor participation to mark a decade of delivering leading educational programs and state-of-the-art technology on SSL. Read more

Lessons Learned From Award Winning Sustainable Design Projects
April 4, 2016
In order to examine how the architectural community is evolving in regards to sustainable design practices, the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) undertook an in-depth study of nearly 200 COTE Top Ten Award winning projects encompassing almost 20 years. Read more

Fulham Receives Class P Listing For 60W LED Drivers From Underwriter Laboratories
April 4, 2016
Fulham Co., Inc. announced that its Class P LED Drivers have been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), giving luminaire manufacturers a standardized platform for testing and evaluation of LED drivers. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Up Sharply In March
March 30, 2016
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America surged in March, climbing to 64.7 from 44.4 the previous month as more panelists reported conditions improved than eroded. Read more

Modest Expansion For Architecture Billings Index
March 28, 2016
The Architecture Billings Index saw a dip into negative terrain for the first time in five months in January, but inched back up in February with a small increase in demand for design services. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On Chromaticity Shift Modes Of LED PAR38 Lamps
March 25, 2016
The new report builds on CALiPER Report 20.4 by providing a tear-down analysis of its 32 LED PAR38 lamp models and also performing additional analyses on the spectroradiometric data obtained using a specially developed automated long-term test apparatus. Read more

Points To Consider Prior To Upgrading T8/T12 Fluorescent To LED Tube Technology By Aleddra
March 23, 2016
This short article provides a quick checklist on the issues with different LED tube designs, the lighting performance trend, and the recommendation of the newest dual-mode LED tube that works with ballast and AC line voltage. Read more

LEDucation Pre-Registration Discount To End On March 28th
March 21, 2016
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has announced that the Pre-Registration discount for LEDucation will close on Monday, March 28th. Read more

Mariana Figueiro Presents At NIH Workshop On Light At Night
March 18, 2016
She presented an overview of Light at Night (LAN) and its association with circadian disruption. The workshop was held at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Rodbell Auditorium. Read more

New DOE Resources On Understanding IES TM-30
March 18, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has created a number of useful new resources to help stakeholders understand IES TM-30-15, which describes a new method for evaluating light-source color rendition. Read more

New ETS-20 From IOTA Delivers Enhanced Control And Energy Savings For Emergency Fixtures
March 17, 2016
IOTA’s new ETS-20 and ETS-20-DR allow the use of control devices, such as wall switches, timers or occupancy sensors, on designated fixtures powered by an auxiliary generator or inverter supply. Read more

WAC Lighting Adds LED90 Edge Lit Button Lights For Under Cabinet Task Illumination
March 17, 2016
Designed with a low profile and shallow installation depth for delivering task lighting from tight spaces, WAC Lighting’s new LED90 Edge Lit Button Lights are designed to be surface mounted or recessed. Read more

LightFair International 2016 Keynotes Will Share Inspiration And Vision For The Future
March 15, 2016
Gensler principal Daniel Stromborg leads a field of celebrated speakers delivering LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 Keynote and Impact addresses all focused on advancing a global vision for the future of lighting and design. Read more

Vanderbilt University To Enhance Fan Experience With Advanced Ephesus LED Lighting From Eaton
March 15, 2016
The new LED system features Ephesus Stadium Pro lights and a DMX control system, which enables dynamic fan experience effects and increases operational flexibility. Read more

IES TM-30-15 Is Generating Serious Debate, National Lighting Bureau Panelists Reveal
March 14, 2016
The Color-Rendering Index (CRI) is a well-established tool used to indicate how accurately a given light source renders color when compared to a "reference" light source. Read more

Two SBIR Grants Awarded For SSL Technology
March 10, 2016
The SBIR-STTR program within the DOE seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federally sponsored innovative and novel research and development. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Launches Wet Location All-LED Exit And Emergency Combo Luminaire
March 9, 2016
This wet location all-LED exit and emergency combo is an ideal solution for wet applications and extreme cold conditions with the optional internal battery heater. Read more

Kaitlin LeSage Crawford Assumes Customer Service Manager Position For TARGETTI USA
March 8, 2016
TARGETTI USA, the North American operations for the TARGETTI Group, has appointed Kaitlin LeSage Crawford, IESNA | LC, as Customer Service and Marketing Manager. Read more

LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Posted Another Strong Quarter To Close 2015
March 7, 2016
LED A-line lamps surged 226.7 percent during 2015Q4 on a year-over-year basis. Meanwhile, halogen A-line lamps posted a year-over-year increase of 8.7 percent, and incandescent A-line lamps increased by 7.8 percent. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Lose Ground In February
March 3, 2016
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell back in February, dropping to 44.4 from 50 the previous month as more panelists reported conditions eroded than improved. Read more

Strong Enthusiasm Received For InterLumi Panama 2016
March 1, 2016
InterLumi Panama, the 1st international lighting & LED trade show in the region, will be a reality at the fairground ATLAPA Convention Center from the 6th to the 8th of July of 2016, under the efforts of the organizer America Expo Group. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Announces First Ever Contractor Rewards Program
March 1, 2016
This program allows participating contractors the opportunity to win monthly prizes and earn points with Barron Lighting Group. Read more

DOE Publishes New Report On The Performance Of Flicker Meters
February 26, 2016
Flicker is garnering attention across the lighting community, and gaining a better understanding of why flicker matters and how much it varies among lighting products. Read more

WAC Lighting Unveils Groundbreaking Landscape Lighting Collection
February 24, 2016
The new collection addresses problems in the irrigation and green industry which are not currently resolved by other landscape lighting companies. Read more

Fulham Releases 32W And 39W LED Engine Retrofit Kits For Easy Field Installation
February 23, 2016
The new 32 Watt and 39 Watt LED kits are simple to install with minimal tools and are designed to replace existing florescent, incandescent, and HID light fixtures with more cost-effective, brighter, LEDs. Read more

EarthTronics Introduces New T8 Type A For Instant Start And Program Start Electronic Ballasts
February 23, 2016
EarthTronics linear LED product line includes type A direct use T8 on electronic and emergency back-up ballasts and are available in a full line of lamps including u-bend, 24”, 36” and standard 48” T8. Read more

2016 SSL R And D Workshop Presentations Posted
February 22, 2016
The workshop combined plenary and LED/OLED breakout sessions, with presentations from 60 experts addressing such diverse lighting topics as health and human factors, IoT, manufacturing challenges, and site-specific applications such as restaurants, stadiums, and naval ships. Read more

Online Registration Is Officially Open For LEDucation
February 19, 2016
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) is proud to announce that event registration for "LEDucation" is officially open. Read more

Slight Contraction In Architecture Billings Index
February 18, 2016
Following a generally positive performance in 2015, the Architecture Billings Index has begun this year modestly dipping back into negative terrain. Read more

Nonresidential Construction Market Momentum To Continue
February 15, 2016
Construction spending greatly exceeded expectations in the nonresidential market in 2015, and this year should see healthy growth levels as well. Read more

Venture Lighting Launches New Website With Expanded Range Of LED Products
February 15, 2016
Venture Lighting, the innovative manufacturer and marketer of energy saving lighting systems now has expanded their line of Venture LED products and the new site is a clean means of finding information with visual clarity and ease. Read more

Lighting Industry CEO Pays It Forward
February 12, 2016
For almost 60 years, Jack Zukerman has been a well-known fixture in the architectural lighting industry. A side of Jack never expected was revealed today in an article by an ex-employee. Read more

CALiPER Publishes New Snapshot On MR16 Lamps
February 10, 2016
DOE’s CALiPER program has published a new Snapshot Report on LED MR16 lamps, which updates a similar Snapshot Report published in January 2014. Read more

Lighting Revolution Around The Corner, National Lighting Bureau Panelists Reveal
February 5, 2016
Lighting is on the cusp of change so profound that nothing has come close to depicting it. So Say three lighting experts who, together, represent one of the world’s foremost lighting-research institutes, one of the world’s largest landlords, and one of the world’s largest lighting manufacturers. Read more

Eaton Celebrates 25 Years In Education, 2016 Classes Available For Professionals And Students
February 4, 2016
Power management company Eaton announced its 2016 calendar of classes is available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center. Read more

Barron Lighting Group Announces Its New Education And Experience Center
February 3, 2016
Barron Lighting Group is excited to announce the recent opening of its new facility the “Education and Experience Center” located on the second floor of its Glendale, Arizona manufacturing facility. Read more

Cities, Utilities, And Businesses Commit To Unlocking Access To Energy Data For Building Owners
February 2, 2016
Local Government, private sector, and utility actions spur access to energy data and accelerate energy efficiency investment & innovation in buildings and homes. Read more

Advanced Ephesus LED Systems From Eaton Light Up Hockey All-Star Games
January 28, 2016
Power management company Eaton today announced that the biggest names in the National Hockey League (NHL®) and American Hockey League (AHL) will play their all-star events this weekend under its innovative and energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) digital lighting system. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Rebound In January Following A December Retreat
January 27, 2016
The index climbed to 50 from 41.2 the previous month, with an equal share of panelists (41%) reporting that conditions improved and that they deteriorated. Read more

LEDucation Announces Speakers For 10th Anniversary Event
January 27, 2016
LEDucation will offer a selection of over 30 educational sessions and 3 panel discussions that cover various aspects of LED lighting, design, controls and technology integration and application. Read more

Six SBIR-STTR Proposals Selected For Award For SSL Technology
January 26, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has selected for award six Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. Read more

2016 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence In Architecture, Interiors, And Urban Design
January 25, 2016
Selected from roughly 500 submissions, 18 recipients located throughout the world will be honored at the AIA 2016 National Convention in Philadelphia. Read more

LightFair International Offers Its First-Ever IoT And Smart Lighting Forum
January 21, 2016
The IoT & Smart Lighting Forum strives to address both the potential and challenges of IoT and whether smart lighting truly extends beyond using connectivity for energy efficiency and maintenance. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Ends Year On Positive Note
January 20, 2016
There were a few occasions where demand for design services decreased from a month-to-month basis in 2015, but the ABI concluded the year in positive terrain and was so in eight of the twelve months of the year. Read more

Eaton To Demonstrate Advanced Solutions For Smart, Reliable And Safe Homes
January 18, 2016
Power management company Eaton will showcase innovative lighting, power management, wiring devices and residential solutions for the building and construction industry at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show® (IBS), January 19 to 21, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

Eaton Extends Deadline For Entries For The SOURCE Awards National Lighting Design Competition
January 13, 2016
Power management company Eaton announced that it’s now accepting entries for the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Read more

Experience Brilliant Knowledge And New Features At LightFair 2016
January 11, 2016
Stellar industry experts shine light on the future of lighting and design as LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2016 presents the largest Conference offering in its 27-year history. Read more

Sun Life Stadium To Enhance Fan Experience And Energy Efficiency With Advanced Ephesus LED Lighting
January 11, 2016
Power management company Eaton announced that Sun Life Stadium plans to implement an advanced LED system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for stadium spectators and television audiences, while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. Read more

No Hungry Campaign Receives Holiday Gift From Nora Lighting
January 11, 2016
The program is sponsored by Share Our Strength and has supplied more than 460 million breakfasts, afterschool and summer meals. Read more

Best In Seven Years: Third Quarter 2015 Lighting Systems Index
January 6, 2016
Demand for lighting equipment jumped 4.4% between the second and third quarters of 2015 to achieve what the National Lighting Bureau hails as “the best quarterly performance since the second quarter of 2008.” Read more

College Football Playoff National Championship Game To Be Played Under Advanced LED Sport Lighting
January 4, 2016
If you’re planning on watching the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game next Monday, January 11 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, check out the stadium field lighting. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Retreat In December
January 2, 2016
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell to 41.2 in December as a larger share of panelists reported conditions deteriorated than reported they improved. Read more

Yorgey Re-Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair
January 2, 2016
Mr. Yorgey joined Lutron in 1974 and, since then, has advanced to varied positions in the company’s quality control, engineering, marketing, and sales departments. Read more

Philips Lights Up Times Square
December 31, 2015
Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, invites all New Year’s revelers to turn on their imaginations with Philips Lighting and make this season’s celebration an extraordinary experience. Read more

Does Your Lighting Expose You To A Cybersecurity Risk?
December 28, 2015
Could your lighting system give hackers what they need to steal your personal information…and more? Yes, can be the answer, depending on the design of the specific system involved and the quality of the installation. Read more

CEC Pursuing Regulatory Requirements To Mandate LED Bulbs That Are Less Efficient, More Expensive
December 27, 2015
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient and cost-effective LED bulbs currently on the market. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Hits Another Bump
December 24, 2015
As has been the case a few times already this year, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in November. The ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Increases During Third Quarter With Mixed Results For Components
December 17, 2015
NEMA's Lighting Systems Shipments Index increased by 4.8 percent year-over-year and by 4.4% quarter-to-quarter during 2015 Q3. Read more

HID Lamp Indexes Decline During Third Quarter Of 2015
December 14, 2015
NEMA’s shipments indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps declined in the third quarter of 2015. Sodium vapor lamp shipments fell 12.3 percent compared to the same period last year. Read more

Acuity Brands, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Juno Lighting Group
December 14, 2015
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the equity interests of Juno Lighting LLC ("Juno Lighting Group"). Read more

Architects Foundation Issues 2015 Annual Report on Design And Health Research Consortium
December 9, 2015
The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for policymakers, design and public health professionals and the general public. Read more

2015 Connected Lighting Systems Meeting Presentations Posted
December 8, 2015
The purpose of the meeting was to share perspectives and lay the groundwork for government/industry collaboration on the convergence of intelligent controllable light sources, communication networks, sensors, and data exchange in future lighting systems. Read more

2015 SSL Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted
December 7, 2015
The workshop offered a rich mix of perspectives and insights from a diverse group of participants ranging from utilities and energy efficiency organizations to manufacturers and specifiers. Read more

AFX Hires Eastern Regional Sales Manager
December 2, 2015
AFX Inc., an industry leader for over 75 years in energy-efficient lighting, announces that Lizzette Winters has been hired as the new Eastern Regional Manager for Commercial and Residential Sales. Read more

An Energy-Smart Strategy: Buy Great LED Lighting At A Fair Price
December 2, 2015
Charlie Munger taught his business partner Warren Buffett one important lesson, “it’s far better to buy a great company at a fair price than a fair company at a great price.” Read more

Thousands Of Eaton LED Lighting Products Listed In The 2015 DesignLights Consortium Product List
December 1, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced that more than 20,000 of its light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires are listed on the DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL). Read more

EBCI Climbs Above 50 Points In November While Future Conditions Reading Slips
November 30, 2015
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America measured 58.3 in November as a larger share of panelists reported conditions improved (33%) than reported they deteriorated (17%). Read more

Eaton Adds Sports Lighting To Its Connected LED Portfolio With Newly Acquired Ephesus Lighting
November 24, 2015
Ephesus Lighting is a market leader in high output controlled lighting solutions that harness advanced electronic design technology to bring lighting into the digital age. Read more

Architecture Billings Index On Solid Footing
November 23, 2015
There has been increasing levels of demand for design services for nearly all construction project types for the majority of the year as revealed in the ABI. Read more

LED Luminaire From Eaton Offers Energy-Saving And Affordable Solution For Area And Site Applications
November 23, 2015
Thhe Prevail luminaire combines easy installation features with multiple controls options, resulting in significant installation, energy and maintenance savings for both retrofit and new applications. Read more

Williams Introduces LX4 LED System
November 20, 2015
Continuous light, endless design. With the LX4, the power of light and architecture combine to create elegant, modern spaces. The 4” narrow aperture provides smooth, uninterrupted illumination with high-performing, energy-saving LEDs. Read more

Eaton To Showcase Advanced LED Lighting Technology And The Lighting reSOURCE At Greenbuild
November 17, 2015
Power management company Eaton will showcase its advanced light-emitting diode (LED) technology and scalable control systems at Greenbuild® International, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Read more

Nora Lighting Donation Helps Support Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Los Angeles
November 17, 2015
Nora Lighting recently donated nearly 100 lighting fixtures to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles “ReStores,” the social enterprise arm of the charitable organization. Read more

PYROS Family Of Outdoor Floodlights From Targetti
November 16, 2015
The PYROS Family of outdoor floodlights from TARGETTI includes 3 sizes for different architectural applications.Pyros f ixtures are ideal for illuminating façades, landscapes and architectural details. Read more

LRC Launches Lighting Design Website To Support Health And Wellbeing Of Older Adults
November 11, 2015
The constant, unvarying dim light found in many long-term care facilities means that older adults are not experiencing the robust daily patterns of light and dark that synchronize the body’s circadian clock to local sunrise and sunset. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On Exterior Lighting At Princeton University
November 9, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a report describing four exterior SSL projects that have been completed at Princeton University, which has long recognized SSL’s potential benefits. Read more

Acuity Brands, Inc. To Acquire Juno Lighting Group
November 5, 2015
Juno Lighting Group, a unit of Schneider Electric, serves customers throughout North America, including electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, homecenters, contractors, architects, engineers, lighting designers and commercial facilities. Read more

LED Luminaire From Eaton Offers An Energy-Efficient Solution To Commercial Applications
November 3, 2015
Featuring Eaton’s advanced LED technology, the luminaire is offered in multiple lumen packages, lensing and control options, making it an excellent replacement for general-purpose lighting applications of linear fluorescent products including low-bay industrials, wraparounds and striplights. Read more

Dual-Mode LED Tubes Gain Market Traction
October 29, 2015
DesignLights Consortium recently added the dual-mode Type D LED tube to its V3.0 technical requirements for rebate qualification. Read more

Current And Future NEMA Business Conditions Readings Rebound In October
October 28, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America measured 44.7 in October as a larger share of panelists reported conditions deteriorated than reported they improved. Read more

Solid Rebound For Architecture Billings Index
October 26, 2015
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to positive territory after a slight dip in August, and has seen growth in six of the nine months of the year so far. Read more

Light And Technology In A New Language At LightFair International 2016
October 26, 2015
Trade show floor and pavilion areas will be expanded for the 27th annual event with new exhibitors present across multiple categories. Read more

Eaton Offers Efficient And Efficacious Asymmetric Lighting Solutions To Large Open Spaces
October 22, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its Ametrix ASYX 2.0 light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, offering a wide range of asymmetric, scalable and controllable solutions for architectural indoor ambient and outdoor spaces. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Introduces New JC2 Lamps
October 20, 2015
Halco Lighting Technologies introduces the newest addition to their JC series with two JC2 LED lamps. These G4 base lamps are just 1.57 inches high and .70 inches wide. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On Street Lighting Conversion In Detroit
October 15, 2015
The DOE has released a new report on the comprehensive street lighting restoration currently being undertaken by the City of Detroit, which includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to LED. Read more

USDA-NIFA Awards Money For Light And Plants Research
October 12, 2015
USDA and NIFA have awarded $1.7 million to study the novel use of light to suppress a broad group of plant pathogens affecting sustainable production of organically grown crops. Read more

Eaton Launches The Lighting reSOURCE Online Informational Hub For Professionals And Students
October 8, 2015
The Lighting reSOURCE is designed to engage Eaton’s community of architects, builders, designers, engineers and lighting specifiers who are dedicated to advancing the lighting industry. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On LED Streetlight Conversion In Portland
October 7, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a GATEWAY report on the experiences of the City of Portland, OR, in converting its street lighting from high-pressure sodium to LED. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Announces Downlight Retrofit Replaceable Trim Series
October 6, 2015
Halco Lighting Technologies introduces their ProLED Downlight Retrofit Replaceable Trim Series. This new product line combines the energy efficiency of LED lighting along with modern and stylish trim options to help complement any décor. Read more

LEDucation Announces NEW Date and NEW Venue For 10th Anniversary Event Due To Overwhelming Response
October 5, 2015
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced that due to outstanding response of exhibitors and attendees alike, LEDucation 10 will be held at a new location to accommodate more exhibitors and overall general attendance. Read more

WAC Lighting Offers LED Architectural TUBE Interior And Exterior Luminaire
October 2, 2015
WAC Lighting offers architectural façade luminaires made of solid aluminum with pendant and surface mount downlight complements. Read more

NEMA Current And Future Business Conditions Indexes Drop In September
October 1, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell 10 points in September, dropping to 42.5. Read more

Aleddra Introduces Alegant Vapor Tight Fixture
October 1, 2015
Aleddra, the upstart LED manufacturer best known for its dual-mode SureFit DBA+ LED tube, announces their first outdoor luminaire; the IP65 Alegant Vapor Tight. Read more

Indy Fixtures Illuminate A Unique Artistic Statement - A Natural Living Wall
October 1, 2015
Gant Brunnett Architects choose Indy Lighting to illuminate living wall in library administrative offices. Read more

New BRIC LED Wall Sconce By WAC Lighting
September 30, 2015
A luminary building block, BRIC is an interior pocket sconce that provides warm ambient illumination with a diminutive form. Read more

Lighting Solutions From Eaton Enhance Aesthetics And Reduce Energy Consumption By Nearly 70 Percent
September 30, 2015
Power management company Eaton announced that its LED lighting solutions with an Integrated Sensor Control System is enhancing the lighting performance and aesthetics at the Atlanta-based corporate headquarters of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On The Photometric Testing Of White-Tunable LED Luminaires
September 28, 2015
The main goal of the new study was to understand the amount of testing required to characterize a white-tunable LED lighting product. Read more

TARGETTI USA Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Officially Launch New U.S. Operations
September 24, 2015
TARGETTI USA, the new North American operations for the TARGETTI Group, celebrated the opening of their new U.S. operations on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Irvine, California. Read more

Eaton Solutions Improve Lighting Efficiency And Performance, Make Navigating LAX Safer And Easier
September 23, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced it’s helping to improve optical performance and energy efficiency at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Central Terminal Area (CTA). Read more

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly
September 23, 2015
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 49.1, down from a mark of 54.7 in July. The new projects inquiry index was 61.8, down from a reading of 63.7 the previous month. Read more

Illuminating Engineering Society Recognizes Four Eaton LED Products For Technical Achievement
September 22, 2015
The Progress Report showcases products that provide significant technical advancement in the art and science of lighting over the last year. Read more

NLB Says Lighting Systems Index Is Moving In The Right Direction
September 18, 2015
After conveying disappointing results for the first-quarter of 2015, the latest Lighting-Systems Index results show that a modest rebound occurred during 2015’s second-quarter. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Sees Increases During Second Quarter With Mixed Component Results
September 17, 2015
Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 2.2 percent year-over-year (y/y) and by 0.4% quarter-to-quarter during 2015 Q2. Read more

ATG Electronics Is Newest National Lighting Bureau Sponsor
September 16, 2015
Established in 2001, ATG Electronics has dedicated itself to the design and manufacture of cutting-edge LED lighting solutions. Read more

Aleddra Launches Good Neighbor Referral Program
September 16, 2015
This program is meant to encourage a positive social relationship throughout the lighting community. Read more

Eaton Showcases Advanced LED Technology, Previews New reSOURCE Center At CTA LIGHTING FORUM XVI
September 15, 2015
Power management company Eaton will showcase energy-efficient lighting-emitting diode (LED) solutions and it’s latest controls technology at the Crites-Tidey & Associates, Inc. (CTA), LIGHTING FORUM XVI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On The Photoelectric Performance Of LED MR16 Lamps
September 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 22.1, which is part of a series of investigations on LED MR16 lamps. Read more

LightFair International 2017 Will Take Place In Philadelphia
September 8, 2015
LightFair International (LFI®), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017. Read more

Current Business Conditions Index Retreats In August Following July Surge, Future Holds Steady
September 4, 2015
After improving by more than 20 points in July, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined by 15 points in August to settle at 52.5. Read more

LEDucation 10 Issues Call For Speakers
August 28, 2015
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York has officially opened the “Call for Speakers” to be considered to present at LEDucation 10 on March 3rd and 4th, 2016. Read more

The P4000 From Prudential Lighting Gets A New Shape
August 25, 2015
A Prudential Ltg. best-seller for four decades has been reconfigured all in the name of fun. The ever-popular P4000 has a playful new donut shape called O, and it’s destined to be a crowd-pleaser. Read more

Strong Conditions Persist For Architecture Billings Index
August 24, 2015
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting healthy and sustained demand for design services in nearly all nonresidential project types. Read more

LightFair 2016 Call For Speakers: Global Invitation To Experts In Diverse Disciplines
August 24, 2015
Call for Speakers is now open in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show. Read more

Leviton Integrates BitWise And Omni Automation Platforms
August 20, 2015
Leviton today announced the free integration of Omni security & automation control systems into BitWise BC1, BC2 and BC4 audio/visual control systems. Read more

ATG Electronics Introduces The Stellar Linear High Bay
August 18, 2015
ATG Electronics (ATG) is proud to announce its latest LED innovation with the Stellar Linear High Bay, a DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) qualified. Read more

Summer Interns Investigate Solid-State Lighting Issues
August 17, 2015
This summer, five undergraduate students spent eight weeks at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer learning about solid-state lighting technologies and investigating technology and application issues in LED and OLED lighting. Read more

Thinnest Cable Suspension System On The Market
August 17, 2015
Griplock® Systems, LLC, a market leader in the cable suspension industry since 1992, introduces the thinnest cable suspension system on the market today, Wisp™. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On Successful LED Wall Washer Retrofit
August 13, 2015
The DOE has released a report, in which maintenance and energy costs were significantly reduced while retaining the quality of light when LED modules replaced 87 halogen lamps in existing wall washers. Read more

Modern Forms Releases Helix LED Indoor And Outdoor Wall Sconce
August 13, 2015
Sleek and commanding, the Modern Forms Helix features dramatic curves and contours that define this graceful design. This LED luminaire delivers interest-generating illumination with up and down lights. Read more

Touch Of Gold Highlights Decorative Glass In New LED Pendant Line From Nora Lighting
August 13, 2015
Nora Lighting’s Nicholas, Waterfall and Ghost LED pendants feature a “touch of gold” within the decorative glass, adding a rich and warm effect to overall illumination. Read more

IOTA Introduces Specialized Constant Power LED Emergency Driver Designs
August 13, 2015
Two new IOTA LED emergency driver designs have combined the advantages of Constant Power emergency performance with the versatility of open board and enclosed board designs that utilize external battery pack assemblies. Read more

Nine Projects Selected For The 2015 Education Facility Design Awards
August 10, 2015
The program honors educational facilities that serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. Read more

Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Solutions Help Denver And Detroit Airports Win Three Lighting Awards
August 6, 2015
Eaton announced that the DOE's Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficient in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized two airports for upgrading its parking garage lighting with Eaton’s light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires. Read more

Targetti USA Appoints Performance Lighting Systems As Southern California Representative
August 6, 2015
Targetti USA proudly announces the appointment of Performance Lighting Systems as a representative of both Targetti® and Duralamp® lines for LA and surrounding metropolitan areas. Read more

Healthy Growth Expected For Nonresidential Construction Market
August 5, 2015
The greatest amount of activity was seen in the building of commercial properties with an unusually high spike in manufacturing construction spending triggered by the surge in domestic oil and natural gas production. Read more

Business Conditions Index Rebounds Sharply In July, As Future Conditions Index Continues To Improve
August 3, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America improved by more than 20 points, marking an abrupt change of direction following three consecutive months of decline. Read more

New AX2 Suspended Or Wall LED From HE Williams
July 29, 2015
Sometimes less is more, a fitting statement for Williams AX2 series. With a slender 2” width and three configurations, the AX2 is a versatile, unobtrusive source of light. Read more

Institutional Project Demand Drives Architecture Billings Index To Highest Mark Since 2007
July 28, 2015
Paced by continued demand for projects such as new education and healthcare facilities, public safety and government buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in June following fluctuations earlier this year. Read more

Modern Forms Introduces Pandora LED Indoor And Outdoor Luminaires
July 28, 2015
Modern Forms proudly introduces Pandora, a multi dimensional and versatile LED lighting design. Read more

Can You Afford To Take The Utility Rebate?
July 27, 2015
If you are considering a retrofit of your fluorescent fixtures with ballast compatible LED T8 tubes, getting the utility rebate should be a no-brainer, right? Read more

New DOE Report Estimates LED Savings In Common Lighting Applications
July 27, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in a series analyzing markets where LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources. Read more

More LED Manufacturers Are Cutting The Cord
July 24, 2015
The number of LED lighting manufacturers eliminating the need for a power cord by incorporating Griplock® Systems powered suspension systems continues to rise, resulting in a new brand for the company. Read more

Hatch Lighting Lists Multiple Products In The UL Sign Components Manual
July 23, 2015
The SAM manual is designed to be a buyers guide for the sign industry. By using components listed in the SAM, sign manufacturers can streamline the UL certification process and produce products exempt from testing. Read more

TARGETTI GROUP Announces Launch Of New US Headquarters
July 23, 2015
TARGETTI GROUP announces new operations in the U.S. that will operate under the name TARGETTI USA and led by U.S. Business Development Manager, Marie Paris. Read more

Juno LED Trac Lighting Puts Automotive History In The Spotlight
July 23, 2015
The LeMay Museum, aptly dubbed “America’s Car Museum®,” in Tacoma, Washington, is home to more than 350 historically significant cars and motorcycles. Read more

Eaton Residential Solutions Featured On New Competition Series
July 22, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced its latest residential solutions will be showcased on FOX’s new competition series “HOME FREE“ , which will highlight technologies defining the next generation of smart and energy-efficient homes. Read more

NLPIP Releases Report On Wired And Wireless Lighting Controls
July 20, 2015
The report details findings from NLPIP’s study of wireless occupancy sensors and photosensors, focusing on control systems designed for a single room in a commercial building such as an office, classroom, or conference room. Read more

Ambient LED Luminaire Brings Energy Savings, Affordability and Aesthetics To Commercial Spaces
July 16, 2015
The Metalux™ Cruze™ light-emitting diode (LED) Luminaire, providing a high-performing, energy-efficient and affordable ambient solution to commercial offices, schools, hospitals and retail projects. Read more

LightShow West Announces The Opening Of Online Registration
July 15, 2015
Lighting trade show and conference offers one-stop sourcing and educational opportunities for West Coast architects, designers and engineers. Read more

AFX Partners With MP Lighting Bringing Specification Grade Architectural Solutions To US Showrooms
July 15, 2015
MP Lighting of Vancouver, Canada and AFX, Inc. of Waukegan, IL recently announced a strategic partnership offering MP Lighting’s architectural lighting solutions to Lighting Showrooms throughout the United States. Read more

Big Changes For ElumTools 2016, 2015, 2014
July 14, 2015
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in lighting design software, is pleased to announce a number of important enhancements to our ElumTools lighting calculation and visualization add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. Read more

Modern Forms Adds Quantum LED Bath Luminaire
July 14, 2015
The new Quantum LED Bath Luminaire from Modern Forms features opulent jewelry quality crystals artfully illuminated with multipoint source LED technology for a spectacle of shimmering sparkle. Read more

Lighting Research Center Evaluates Advanced Headlight Systems For Transportation Lighting Alliance
July 13, 2015
Through its Transportation Lighting and Safety program, the LRC is evaluating the potential for new lighting technologies and approaches to improve driving safety at night. Read more

Lighting The Flag In A Patriotic Landscape
July 10, 2015
Illuminating the American flag creates a bold statement in a landscape. It is also the law. According to U.S. Code, if the flag is not taken down at sunset, then it must be illuminated. Read more

Mark Roush Assumes Presidency Of The IES
July 6, 2015
Mark Roush assumes the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). Roush succeedes Paul Mercier. Read more

Sleek Lines Of Light. Super-Powered
July 1, 2015
Promising what LED has never before been able to deliver, the Bionic and P40 Series from Prudential Ltg. are an engineering coup with the power to transform the experience within the environment. Read more

Boxie LED Task Lamps Unveiled By Modern Forms
July 1, 2015
Minimalism is an art form. Breaking new ground with its first entrée into portable lamps, Modern Forms introduces the Boxie series of LED task lamps. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Returns To Positive Territory
June 29, 2015
Led by growing demand for new schools, hospitals, cultural facilities and municipal buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in May following its second monthly drop this year. Read more

LED Luminaire From Eaton Brings High Performance, Energy Savings And Affordability To Roadways
June 29, 2015
Power management company Eaton announced the introduction of the Streetworks Verdeon™ light-emitting diode (LED) Roadway Luminaire, adding another energy-efficient product to its street lighting line. Read more

Tesla Pro 2 Inch LED Recessed Downlights From WAC Lighting
June 29, 2015
Designed and engineered for high profile residential and commercial projects, WAC Lighting introduces Tesla Pro 2” LED Recessed Downlights to deliver robust illumination and superlative energy efficiency. Read more

ELP Celebrates 30 Years Of Lighting Manufacturing Excellence
June 26, 2015
It was a simple curve, sketched by Ralph W. Swarens on a paper napkin at his favorite coffee shop back in 1985, that shaped the beginnings of this revolutionary little lighting company. Read more

Statement From Mark Eubanks, President, Eaton Lighting Division
June 25, 2015
In the nearly three years since Cooper became part of Eaton, a worldwide leader in power management, we have been gradually transitioning from the Cooper Lighting name to the Eaton brand. Read more

Current Business Conditions Index Slips Again In June, Future Conditions Index Gains Ground
June 24, 2015
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined for a third straight month in June. Read more

LRC Study Shows Uniform Lighting In Parking Lots Provides Better Security, 75 Percent Energy Savings
June 22, 2015
A newly published study from the LRC shows that improving the uniformity of lighting in parking lots can increase the sense of safety and security, as well as provide up to an additional 75% energy savings by lowering total light levels. Read more

NEMA Lighting Systems Division Publishes Position Paper On Temporal Light Artifacts
June 18, 2015
NEMA Lighting Systems Division published Temporal Light Artifacts (Flicker and Stroboscopic Effects), a position paper on temporal light artifacts (TLAs) that addresses what is commonly referred to as flicker and stroboscopic effects. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Endurance Flood Exterior LED Luminaires
June 16, 2015
Engineered with AC-LED technology, this luminaire is half the size and offers twice the amount of light than similar fixtures in the marketplace. Read more

NEMA Publishes Procedure For Determining Efficacy Ratings For Luminaires
June 12, 2015
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published LE 6-2014 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Luminaires. Read more

Measurement Procedure For Quantifying Perceptible Flicker Proposed In LRC ASSIST Publication
June 10, 2015
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) has released a publication that proposes a new method of evaluating human perception of directly observed light source flicker. Read more

AFX Delivers Pro LED Task Light
June 10, 2015
These versatile LED task lights feature an adjustable slide switch allowing for color temperature selection (2700K, 3000K or 4000K), 90 CRI, as well as best-in-class lumens per watt in this category. Read more

Burn Hazard With Ballast Compatible LED Tube
June 8, 2015
Using Aleddra DBA Tube on Line Voltage without Ballast and Arcing. Read more

Finding Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions Just Got A Lot Easier
June 7, 2015
Specifically developed to help support commercial lighting retrofit projects, the Juno Lighting Group Energy Solutions site provides an easy way to find select Juno Lighting Group energy-efficient products that provide the best ROI. Read more

DOE Publishes 2015 SSL Research And Development Plan
June 4, 2015
The new R&D Plan was developed in conjunction with community experts through inputs received at roundtable meetings held in October 2014 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop, held in January 2015 in San Francisco. Read more

LRC Study On Emergency Visual Alarms Published
June 4, 2015
Researchers carried out experiments to measure occupants’ ability to detect visual alarms outside their field of view under different room light levels and while performing different visual tasks. Read more

Disappointing First Quarter 2015 Lighting Systems Index
June 2, 2015
After an outstanding fourth quarter 2014, which saw the highest lighting-equipment demand since the third quarter of 2008, first-quarter 2015 activity “has to be labeled disappointing,” said National Lighting Bureau Executive Director John Bachner. Read more

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue To Decline At Start Of 2015
May 31, 2015
​NEMA’s linear fluorescent lamp shipment indexes for 2015Q1 continued the downward trend exhibited during calendar year 2014. Read more

LightFair International 2015 Breaks All Records
May 31, 2015
LFI 2015 broke all registration and trade-show records with double-digit growth marking the largest staging in its 26-year history. Read more

First To The Future Home Web Series Hosted By Ty Pennington Features Lighting Products From Eaton
May 28, 2015
Power management company Eaton is featured on the new online web series "First to the Future Home," showcasing what it takes to make a home energy efficient, weather and storm resistant, healthy and intelligent. Read more

Modern Forms Wins Best Booth Award At 2015 Lightfair International
May 27, 2015
Modern Forms earned the accolade for excellence in visual display and product presentation in the 400 to 500 square feet category. Read more

Current And Future Business Conditions Indexes Retreat Further In May
May 26, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined for a second straight month in May, falling to 50 from 54.8 a month ago and from 58.3 in March. Read more

Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting, LLC
May 25, 2015
Intense Lighting enhances Leviton’s current product offerings with a wide variety of specification grade LED lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets. Read more

WAC Lighting Wins LFI Innovative Product Of The Year For Paloma LED Track Luminaire
May 25, 2015
WAC Lighting’s Paloma Adjustable Beam LED Track Luminaire received the 2015 Lightfair International’s Innovative Product of the Year in the Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf category. Read more

Architecture Billings Remain Stuck In Winter Slowdown
May 20, 2015
Riding a stretch of increasing levels of demand for thirteen out of the last fifteen months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped in April for the second month this year. Read more

Magnitude Lighting Converters Released A New Line Of Super Compact Dimmable Voltage LED Drivers
May 18, 2015
The E series is a phase cut dimmable Voltage LED driver ranging from 20W up to 96W all of which are Class 2, 12/24VDC. Read more

2015 Featured LightFair Products From Light Directory
May 17, 2015
Welcome to the 7th Annual Featured Light Fair Products from Light Directory. Take a moment and check out some product highlights from the show! Read more

Adolescents More Sensitive Than Adults To Light from Tablets And Other Self-Luminous Devices
May 17, 2015
The new study was the first to be conducted in the home environment that investigated the effects of self-luminous devices on melatonin levels in adolescents. Read more

Advanced LED Technology And Scalable Controls From Eaton Featured At AIA In Atlanta
May 14, 2015
Power management company Eaton will showcase advanced LED technologies and lighting controls solutions at the 2015 AIA National Convention and Design Expo. Read more

Aleddra SureFit DBA Tube Superior To Ballast-Compatible LED Tube
May 13, 2015
Aleddra introduced its SureFit® DBA+ tube officially at LightFair and drew an overwhelming interest. Read more

New GATEWAY Report Monitors LED System Performance In A High-Temperature Environment
May 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a follow-up GATEWAY report on LED system performance at the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border Patrol Area. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2015 Winners
May 6, 2015
Winners in the Indoor and Outdoor categories of the seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Design Competition were announced today at LIGHTFAIR® International in New York. Read more

Spectacular Opening For LightFair International 2015 Trade Show
May 5, 2015
An incredible opening day as thousands of attendees discover all that's new and next on the global stage for lighting and design technologies. Dynamic Conference programming continues with seminars and courses. Winners were announced at the LFI Innovation Awards. Read more

DOE Booth Sessions At LIGHTFAIR International 2015
May 3, 2015
Visit DOE's award-winning booth (#1875) and free educational sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, May 5–7 in New York City. Read more

Both Current And Future Business Conditions Indexes Down In April
April 30, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in April after holding largely steady during the first quarter. Read more

Hawk LED Exterior Luminaire Unveiled In New Endurance Series By WAC Lighting
April 30, 2015
From its all-new Endurance™ series, WAC Lighting introduces Hawk LED Luminaires. These exterior fixtures can be mounted in any direction for direct and indirect illumination for both residential and commercial applications. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Fin Exterior LED Luminaires
April 28, 2015
Adding to its new Endurance™ collection, WAC Lighting introduces Fin, a superior Exterior LED Luminaire. The Fin is offered in three wattages and two color temperatures options, all in one sleek size that is much smaller that its industry counterparts. Read more

LRC Issues New Guide To Selecting LED Troffers
April 26, 2015
The guide, LED Troffer Installations, provides step-by-step instructions on selecting suitable LED troffers or retrofit kits, along with sample calculations. Read more

NLB Launches 36th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
April 26, 2015
Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, the unique program is open to anyone associated with a new or upgraded illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of what the Bureau calls High-Benefit Lighting. Read more

LGI Technology Proudly Announces The New Generation III High Wattage Flood Lights
April 26, 2015
The Gen III LED Flood Light fixture is the latest addition to the Los Angeles-based, commercial-grade LED manufacturer’s LED Fixture line up. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Accelerates In March
April 22, 2015
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

LFI 2015 Delivers A 5-Day Event That Uncovers The Future Of Lighting Design Solutions And Knowledge
April 20, 2015
LightFair 2015 presents a comprehensive curriculum of lighting and design education featuring top thought-leaders in more than 78 course offerings to complement and extend the LFI trade show experience. Read more

Eaton Named By EPA As A 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year
April 15, 2015
The honor focuses on the company’s leadership in manufacturing ENERGY STAR-certified lighting products and educating customers about the environmental benefits when using energy-efficient products. Read more

High-Bay LED Solutions From Eaton Improve Lighting Efficiency And Performance
April 13, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced that it has helped improve the lighting performance and energy efficiency in a campus recreation facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

LRC To Establish OLED Education And Application Program To Assist Manufacturers, OLED Industry
April 12, 2015
The goals of this new program are to help New York-based companies develop energy-efficient OLED lighting products and to help create market demand for lighting products that deliver value. Read more

Industry Leader Joel Spira Leaves Legacy Of Comfort, Technology
April 12, 2015
Joel Spira, chairman and founder of Lutron Electronics, inventor of the solid-state dimmer switch, and 2010 NEMA Falk Award winner passed away April 8 at home. Read more

LED Lighting Institute Offers Hands-On Learning
April 8, 2015
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is offering its popular LED Lighting Institute—a 3-day seminar for industry professionals covering the latest advances in LED lighting technology. Read more

Kube Family Of LED Vanities And Sconces Unveiled By WAC Lighting
April 7, 2015
For fine bath and ambient lighting, WAC Lighting introduces the Kube family of LED vanities and wall sconces. Read more

Stylmark Increases Product Offerings For Large-Format Tension Fabric Light Boxes
April 6, 2015
Stylmark’s Optima LED® StretchLite Backlit Light Box fulfills the increasing market demand for lit tension fabric displays by accommodating graphics up to 30 feet. Read more

AIA Select Six Recipients For The 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards
April 2, 2015
As the traditional role of libraries evolves, the designs of these community spaces have changed to reflect the needs of the surrounding residence, as represented by the recipients of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Read more

Eaton Helps Duquesne University Increase Energy Efficiency At The Gumberg Library
March 29, 2015
Eaton announces that its Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires are helping to improve the lighting performance while lowering energy usage in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Read more

New Cobalt Series From Nora Lighting
March 29, 2015
Nora Lighting expands its LED recessed downlight offerings with the Cobalt Series, a cULus-wet listed retrofit fixture for use in existing IC or non-IC housings manufactured by Nora and others. Read more

Little Change In NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Between February And March
March 26, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was largely steady for a third straight month in March as the index inched up to 58.3 from 57.9 in February and 57.5 in January. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Improves In February
March 23, 2015
After its first negative score in ten months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed a nominal increase in design activity in February, and has been positive ten out of the past twelve months. Read more

Modern Forms Introduces Origami LED Indoor and Outdoor Wall Luminaires
March 23, 2015
Designed with a curvaceous form that accents and grazes the wall while enhancing the space, the new Origami sconce is perfect for fine interiors and exteriors that require an innovative decorative accent. Read more

LGI Technology Proudly Announces The Launch Of Its New Generation II LED Wall Pack Fixture
March 22, 2015
The Gen II LED Wall Pack fixture is the latest addition to the Los Angeles-based, commercial-grade LED manufacturer’s LED Fixture line up. Read more

Halo Product Line Named Leader In Lighting By BUILDER Magazine For The 17th Consecutive Year
March 18, 2015
Awarded for an unprecedented 17th consecutive year, the Halo product line of recessed, track and surface lighting was given top honors in all four lighting categories. Read more

Mariana Figueiro To Deliver Keynote At Light Symposium 2015
March 15, 2015
Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro, Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center, will be a keynote speaker at Light Symposium 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more

Architects Oppose Energy Efficiency Bill That Guts Energy Conservation Goals For Federal Buildings
March 12, 2015
“It doesn't make sense that a bill touted to encourage energy conservation throughout the economy would eliminate a federal requirement that requires new and newly renovated federal buildings to do just that." Read more

New PAR20, PAR30 And PAR38 EarthBulb LED Floodlights From Earthtronics
March 9, 2015
With higher whiteness rendering, EarthBulb PAR lamps utilize the entire visible spectrum to leverage the quality aspects of natural lighting and total light output, while exceeding LED Lamp Specification issued by the CEC. Read more

New Energy Efficient 12 Watt LED Plug-In Lamp From Earthtronics
March 9, 2015
New 12-watt LED Plug In Lamp provides 33 percent more energy savings and longer performance life than 18-watt G24q-2 base compact fluorescent lamps for commercial applications. Read more

LEDucation 9 Rises Above The Storm And Succeeds With Another Record-Breaking Event
March 9, 2015
LEDucation completes its 9th consecutive show in New York City with steady attendance despite the snow and weather issues that hindered the New York City and surrounding areas. Read more

Halo LED Recessed Downlights From Eaton Add Versatility, Up To 73 Percent Energy Savings
March 9, 2015
Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Halo® ALLSLOPE light-emitting diode (LED) Downlight System, adding more high-performing, energy-saving products to its recessed downlighting offering. Read more

Energy-Saving LED Luminaire Brings Performance And Long Term Reliability To Outdoor Floodlighting
March 8, 2015
Power management company Eaton announced the introduction of the Lumark Night Falcon™ light-emitting diode (LED) Floodlight Luminaire. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Roadway And Area Lighting
March 4, 2015
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.16-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed, Post Top-mounted Luminaires. Read more

Williams Introduces AXA Series Architectural LED Luminaire
March 3, 2015
Williams’ new AXA Series is a uniquely contoured suspended, architectural fixture. Read more

CLM Series Cove Lights With High Performance LEDs
March 2, 2015
ELP’s CLM Series LED cove lights provide T-5HO performance and a truly asymmetric distribution. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces R1L/R2L Series Of Premium LED Troffers
March 2, 2015
LaMar Lighting Company has introduced the R1L/R2L Series of premium recessed LED lensed luminaires that deliver high-quality volumetric lighting and superior glare control. Read more

Leviton Announces 2015 Five Star Dealer Program
March 1, 2015
The enriched Five Star Dealer Program is designed to highlight top dealers and integrators to ensure Leviton meets and exceeds our customers' expectations of a professionally installed security and automation solution. Read more

Current Conditions EBCI Steady In February, While Future Conditions Indicator Rises
February 25, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index for current conditions in North America was largely steady in February, inching upward to 57.9 from 57.5 in January. Read more

Berkley Unveiled By Modern Forms For LED Outdoor Lighting Applications
February 24, 2015
Offering arts and crafts styling with a refreshing twist, the new Berkley LED indoor/outdoor luminaire features an enduring look of forged iron over mouth blown etched opal glass. Read more

LEDucation 9 - Only 1 Week Away - Have You Registered?
February 23, 2015
LEDucation's LARGEST EVENT to date is ONLY 7 DAYS AWAY! Online Registration provides Scanned Badge for Quick and Easy Access into the Show! Read more

Leviton Debuts Lumina Gateway Wireless Energy Management Eco-System
February 23, 2015
Leviton today announced the release of the Lumina Gateway and the related wireless Lumina RF energy management product family, including occupancy sensors, motion sensors, door and window contacts, load control modules, light switches, thermostats, in-wall touchscreens and mobile applications (apps). Read more

LED Luminaire Provides High Efficacy And Cost Effective Illumination To Open Ceiling Environments
February 22, 2015
The energy efficient linear direct/indirect LED continuous row system provides a cost effective solution in large open ceiling environments, offering up to 55 percent in energy savings over fluorescent luminaires. Read more

DOE Publishes Long-Term Testing Investigation Of Retail Lamps
February 18, 2015
The DOE CALiPER program has released another special report on LED lamps that are available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Softens In January
February 18, 2015
Following a nine-month stretch of positive billings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed no increase in design activity in January. Read more

WaveStream LED Luminaires Feature Integrated Sensor Control System, Saving Time And Money
February 17, 2015
Eaton announces that its Metalux Encounter™ and SkyRidge™ light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire families are now available with an optional integrated sensor control system, optimized to meet energy codes for occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces Decorative Shade Luminaire With Energy-Saving Technology
February 17, 2015
LaMar Lighting Company introduces Shade, a decorative architectural luminaire with the energy-saving benefits of occu-smart® bi-level lighting technology. Read more

NEMA Publishes ANSI C78.81-2014
February 12, 2015
NEMA Publishes ANSI C78.81-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. Read more

Williams Introduces Voltaire LED Wall Packs
February 12, 2015
H.E. Williams, Inc. proudly introduces Voltaire architectural LED wall packs. Aesthetically designed and competitively priced to be the best in their class, the VW Series presents architects and specifiers with a viable alternative to common wall packs. Read more

Terri Thornton Joins LDPI As Eastern Regional Sales Manager For Electrical Distribution
February 10, 2015
LDPI, Inc., a leading manufacturer of lighting technologies for Industrial and Hazardous locations, welcomes Terri Thornton to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Terri has over 20 years of lighting experience in various sales roles. Read more

2015 SSL Research And Development Workshop Presentations Posted
February 10, 2015
This year, DOE merged its two SSL R&D workshops into a single meeting to gather all aspects of the supply chain, and the large turnout generated a robust and exciting exchange of ideas on SSL research, product development, and manufacturing R&D needs. Read more

NEMA Lighting Systems Division Publishes Paper On Domestic Procurement Policy And Manufacturing
February 9, 2015
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Lighting Systems Division, published a brief white paper on considerations U.S. federal, state, and local governments should have in mind when setting requirements for procurement of energy-efficient lighting systems. Read more

Outdoor Lighting: Visibility, Liability, And The Future
February 9, 2015
By 2020, predicts the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of the United States’ outdoor lighting will use light-emitting-diode (LED) technology. Read more

QHC LED Fixture Awarded For Advancement In Lighting Industry
February 8, 2015
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee has recognized the innovative QHC LED fixture by Precision-Paragon [P2] as a “unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.” Read more

Paul Markee Joins LDPI As Business Development Manager
February 5, 2015
LDPI, Inc., recently hired Paul Markee in the position of Business Development Manager. Paul has over 20 years in sales, business development and management roles. Read more

Online Registration Officially Opens For LEDucation 9
February 4, 2015
As the premier lighting event dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, LEDucation 9 will host its annual educational event and expo in New York City at the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel on March 5th and 6th, 2015. Read more

Recovery For Construction Industry To Result In Solid Increases In Spending Levels In 2015 And 2016
February 1, 2015
The commercial construction sector is now looking at double-digit increases in 2015, led by vigorous levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Gain Ground To Start The New Year
January 27, 2015
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America rebounded in January, climbing to 57.5 from 50.0 in December. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds To End 2014 On Solid Footing
January 27, 2015
There were ten out of twelve months of increasing demand for design services in 2014, and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) points to a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry. Read more

IOTA ILB-CP LED Emergency Drivers Now UL Classified For Field Installation
January 26, 2015
The new certification makes the ILB-CP Series the only LED emergency drivers UL Classified for use in field installation projects. Read more

Lighting Systems Index On The Rise During Third Quarter
January 25, 2015
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased 1.9 percent from the second to the third quarters of 2014, climbing to its highest level to date in calendar year 2014. Read more

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report On Retail Lamps
January 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. Read more

LEDucation Offers The Largest Number Of CEU Educational Sessions In Its Nine Year History
January 20, 2015
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) is proud to announce a record number of educational sessions will be offered during LEDucation 9 for continuing educational credits (CEUs). Read more

Nora Lighting Team Raises Funds For Homes For Our Troops Program
January 19, 2015
Nora Lighting Executive Vice President Jilla Farzan spearheaded a team effort to raise funds and donate building materials for Homes For Our Troops, a privately-funded non-profit organization that builds specially-adapted homes for vets who have returned with serious injuries. Read more

LGI Technology Proudly Announces The C Series LED Gas Station Canopy Fixture
January 18, 2015
The C Series LED Gas station canopy light is the latest addition to the Los Angeles-based, commercial-grade LED manufacturer’s LED Fixture line up. Read more

Eaton Teams With Actor Ed Begley, Jr. To Highlight Energy-Saving and Advanced Performance Solutions
January 15, 2015
Actor, environmentalist Begley to discuss the building and design of his new green, sustainable home featuring Eaton products. Eaton also exclusive lighting provider for NextGen Home TV’s Showcase Home. Read more

DOE Releases Report On SSL Adoption In Museums
January 14, 2015
The DOE has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state lighting in museums. Read more

2014 Another Year Of Accomplishment For The National Lighting Bureau
January 13, 2015
“I have to believe that we are on the verge of some major breakthroughs, in large part because of the versatility and tunability of LED lighting.” So said the National Lighting Bureau’s outgoing chair, Howard P. Lewis. Read more

LightFair International 2015 Stages Global Connection For Integrated Design
January 11, 2015
The worlds of design, technology, controls and systems integration converge in an incomparable presentation of innovation and education—all in the global celebration of lighting advancement that is LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2015 May 3-7 in New York’s Javits Center. Read more

LaMar Lighting Launches Second Generation Of Occu-Smart LED Luminaires
January 7, 2015
LaMar Lighting Company introduces the second generation of its LED occu-smart® series of motion-sensor controlled bi-level lighting, which delivers ample illumination when the space is occupied and dims down for energy-savings the rest of the time. Read more

LRC Examines Mogul Base LED Replacement Lamps, Authors New Report
January 7, 2015
The rapidly changing landscape of lighting in the U.S., largely due to the widespread acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) technology, has opened a universe of new possibilities regarding LED replacement lamps. Read more

NEMA Business Conditions Gauges Slip In December
January 4, 2015
After improving for two months in a row in October and November, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in December, falling to 50.0. Read more

Demand Softens, But Outlook For Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive
December 28, 2014
Buoyed by sustained demand for apartments and condominiums, coupled with state and local governments moving ahead with delayed public projects, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has been positive for seven consecutive months. Read more

GATEWAY Report On High-Luminous-Flux LED Lighting In A High-Temperature Environment
December 21, 2014
The DOE has released a GATEWAY report on a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) area lighting was replaced with LED at three pole locations along the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border Patrol Area. Read more

New York Dark Skies Bill A Model For Outdoor Lighting
December 21, 2014
Specifically, the bill requires the use of properly shielded light fixtures to prevent unnecessary up- and side-lighting, thereby reducing sky glow. Read more

Innovative Lighting Solutions From Eaton To Be Featured In Upcoming Episode Of PBS’ For Your Home
December 17, 2014
For Your Home, a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton’s Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Read more

LED Solutions From Eaton Help Georgia Auto Dealer Cut Energy Costs, Enhance Customer Experience
December 15, 2014
Pioneer Ford has seen a 61 percent drop in energy usage, better focus on design and color. Read more

New 24W LED Specialty PAR38 BiancoLume Bulb
December 14, 2014
LGI Technology, the Los Angeles-based, Commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its new 24W LED Specialty PAR38 BiancoLume bulb. This is the latest addition to LGI’s line up. Read more

NLB Panel: Therapeutic Lighting Can Make A Major Difference For Many
December 14, 2014
Therapeutic lighting can be a prescription for better health, especially for seniors with dementia in long-term care facilities. Now, more and more-effective products are needed to implement the highly positive research results achieved to date. Read more

Custom Lumen Output From Birchwood Lighting
December 14, 2014
The new CLO (Custom Lumen Output) designation, available across Birchwood Lighting’s complete line of LED luminaires, allows drive conditions to be factory set for specific luminaire wattage or lumen performance. Read more

Slim Profile LED Emergency Driver From IOTA Selected For The IES 2014 Progress Report
December 8, 2014
The IOTA ILB-SL-CP12 slim profile constant power LED emergency driver has been selected by the IES to be included in this year’s IES Progress Report. Read more

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Benefits From VO-LED Luminaires From Lamar Lighting
December 8, 2014
LaMar Lighting’s VO-LED Series luminaires are part of the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s (VAMC) renovation intended to reduce energy consumption and maintenance and enhance illumination. Read more

LightFair 2015 Conference Introduces Controls Forum And New Course Lengths
December 7, 2014
The new LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 6 and it will cover current and near-future research with case studies that showcase best practices for the present and future. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Niveous LED Pendant
December 4, 2014
Featured in WAC Lighting’s dweLED collection, the Niveous LED Pendant, offers optimized light distribution that utilizes multiple LEDs to achieve an evenly lit globe. Read more

Energy Efficient LED Luminaire From Eaton Provides Optical Performance For High Ceiling Applications
December 1, 2014
Incorporating patented WaveStream™ LED optical technology, the high efficacy luminaire provides uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high ceiling applications in retail, commercial and architectural spaces. Read more

In Search Of Ballast Compatibility With Ballast-Compatible LED Tubes
November 30, 2014
Recently, one college in Utah discovered that a ballast-compatible LED tube could only work with one of several ballasts used in its facilities. Read more

Current And Future Business Conditions Indexes Gain Ground In November
November 30, 2014
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America improved for the second month in a row in November. Read more

2014 SSL Market Development Workshop Presentations Posted
November 30, 2014
More than 175 attendees gathered at the ninth annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop to learn the latest on today's toughest LED lighting issues and to find out what's next on the horizon. Read more

Visible Light Communication From Acuity Brands Honored With Lux Innovation Of The Year Award
November 24, 2014
The magazine has distinguished the company with a Lux Award in the Controls Innovation of the Year category, for the Visible Light Communication technology enabled in its eldoLED® LED drivers. Read more

Pace Of Demand Slows Slightly, But Positive Outlook For Architecture Billings Index Continues
November 19, 2014
Headed by the continued strength in the multi-family residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, demand for design services continues to be healthy as exhibited in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Read more

LGI Technology Proudly Announces The Launch Of Its New 7W MR16 LED Lamp
November 17, 2014
LGI Technology, the Los Angeles-based, Commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its new 7W MR16 LED lamp. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Responds To Stricter BLE Standards
November 13, 2014
In response to the new Ballast Luminous Efficiency (BLE) standards that will go into effect on November 14, 2014, Halco Lighting Technologies® is pleased to announce that its ballast line is in compliance with those standards. Read more

AFX Introduces New Decorative LED Sconces
November 13, 2014
The new LED sconces feature multiple color, size, lamp source and design options providing versatility for lighting designers and specifiers. Read more

ELP LED Luminaire Is Accepted By The 2014 IES Annual Progress Report
November 10, 2014
The IES Progress Report Committee presents the 2014 Progress Report which will include Engineered Lighting Products new LED AK Series wall wash luminaires. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Supports Earth Craft House Project
November 9, 2014
As a part of the “Residential Energy Efficiency Technology” program at GNTC, students are building two model/test houses on the Gordon County Campus. The two houses are identical in size at 16’ x 24’. Read more

Lighting Value Metrics Video From The Lighting Research Center
November 9, 2014
Since the advent of the electric lamp, the lighting industry has focused on reducing costs so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of lighting. Read more

Fixtures From Lamar Lighting Qualify For Con Edison And NYSERDA Demand Management Program Incentives
November 6, 2014
LaMar Lighting Company announces that its LED and fluorescent occu-smart® fixtures qualify for the Demand Management Program incentives offered by Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Read more

DOE Publishes Technical Brief Clarifying Misconceptions About Safety Of LED Lighting
November 5, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy has published a technical brief entitled True Colors: LEDs and the Relationship Between CCT, CRI, Optical Safety, Material Degradation, and Photobiological Stimulation. Read more

Current Conditions EBCI Rebounds In October, But Future Conditions Index Slides
November 2, 2014
EBCI for current conditions in North America improved to 58.3 in October as the share of panelists reporting improved conditions rose by a larger amount than the share reporting they worsened. Read more

Lithonia Lighting Launches E Series LED Modules Optimized For Value And Performance
October 30, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces the new ENERGY STAR® certified E Series LED recessed modules from Lithonia Lighting® – offering exceptional performance and energy-saving benefits at an attractive price point. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead For Construction Industry
October 23, 2014
With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Read more

Winona Lighting Launches The Sleek, Sophisticated Canoe LED Pendant And Sconce Collection
October 22, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces the CanoeTM LED Pendant and Sconce Collection from Winona Lighting®, designed to meet the needs of the designer for applications calling for an extraordinary architectural lighting element. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Introduces New ProLED Panel Light Fixtures
October 21, 2014
Halco Lighting Technologies® introduces ProLED® Panel Light fixtures. These new fixtures provide an energy efficient alternative to Linear Fluorescent recessed fixtures. Read more

Halo LED Solutions From Eaton Bring Energy Efficiency To The Greenbuild LivingHome
October 21, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Halo® light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from its Cooper Lighting Division are featured in the 2014 Greenbuild® LivingHome show home. Read more

DOE Street Lighting Consortium Releases Results Of Public Street And Area Lighting Inventory Survey
October 20, 2014
DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released the results of a web-based inventory survey of public street and area lighting across the U.S. Read more

LED Acrylic High Bay Fixture from LGI Technology
October 19, 2014
LGI Technology, the Los Angeles-based, commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its new 100W LED Acrylic High Bay Fixture. Read more

DOE Publishes 20K Hour Testing Results For 2008 GATEWAY Bridge Installation
October 19, 2014
The report is a welcome addition to the literature on LED lighting, which is lacking in the area of longer-term field performance. Read more

Modern Forms Introduces Davos, A New Cutting-Edge LED Luminaire
October 16, 2014
Modern Forms introduces Davos, a modern work of art and sleek LED design. Featuring an ultra-thin profile with automotive gloss finishes, this luminaire balances cutting edge style and substance. Read more

Lithonia Re-Engineers Popular P Series In Response To New Title 24 Residential Lighting Requirements
October 15, 2014
Now, new residential construction has a best-in-class option for high efficacy LED lighting in spaces such as kitchens and basements. Read more

Eaton Announces Halo Photo Contest In Support Of ENERGY STAR Program
October 14, 2014
The competition hopes to bring awareness of light-emitting diode (LED) ENERGY STAR® certified lighting fixtures and the benefits and achievements of the ENERGY STAR program. Read more

Lighting By Gregory 2014 Interior Design Competition Is Open For Submissions
October 13, 2014
The #LBGDesignCompetition will give entrants an opportunity to showcase their talents by crafting a design for the new multi-use area in the historic showrooms second floor. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Solar Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment
October 12, 2014
ANSI C136.40 defines the electrical and mechanical requirements of standalone solar-type light systems for use in roadway and area lighting equipment. Read more

Illuminating Engineering Society Recognizes Nine Eaton LED Products For Technical Achievement
October 8, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced that the IES Progress Committee has recognized nine of its LED luminaires from its Cooper Lighting Division for inclusion in the 2014 IES Progress Report. Read more

Juno Lighting Group Tops The Industry With The Most Recognized Products
October 5, 2014
Juno Lighting Group LED luminaires across four brands honored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Flat During Second Quarter On Mixed Component Results
October 5, 2014
​Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Shipments Index, was essentially flat during the second quarter, increasing 0.1 percent over 2014 Q1. Read more

Ed Pink Racing Engines Shop Sees Green With LEDtronics Long-Life LED High Bay Luminaires
October 2, 2014
Ed Pink has been building racing engines since 1946, and Ed Pink Racing Engines has enjoyed success in nearly every form of motor sports over the past 56 years. Read more

LRC Partners With NYSERDA And NYSDOT To Develop Sustainable Roadway Lighting Seminars, Guidebook
October 1, 2014
Until recently, roadway lighting technologies changed very slowly. Technologies like high pressure sodium (HPS) and other high intensity discharge (HID) lamps used in cobra head-style fixtures were state-of-the-art for decades. Read more

WattStopper Leverages Existing Building Control Investments To Deliver High Performance
September 29, 2014
WattStopper’s new relay panel retrofit solution enables high performance control capabilities while eliminating costly installation and wiring requirements for building owners and property managers. Read more

Acuity Brands Launches Six New Lithonia Lighting Indoor LED Flush Mount Luminaires
September 29, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces six additional designs to its line of new generation LED flush mounts from Lithonia Lighting®. The new luminaires are ENERGY STAR® qualified and offer up to 84-percent energy savings over traditional incandescent sources. Read more

SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 Features Award-Winning Lighting Installation
September 28, 2014
SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 provided a regional stage for the New York City metro area design community to learn about the latest product designs and technology from SDA’s versatile lines of lighting and controls manufacturers. Read more

Eaton Products Honored In Next Generation Luminaires Indoor Solid-State Lighting Design Competition
September 25, 2014
The prestigious competition recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Read more

Juno Hyperbolic Trims, The Silent Ceiling Solution To Brightness Control
September 25, 2014
Innovative Juno hyperbolic trims are so effective at reducing brightness that we coined a new term to describe their effect … the Silent Ceiling™. Read more

Sentry Electric Adds YouTube Channel
September 25, 2014
Along with Sentry’s website and presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slideshare, YouTube allows both mobile and desktop users to find multiple access points to Sentry’s product information. Read more

Current And Future Conditions EBCIs Retreat In September
September 24, 2014
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America retreated to 57.1 in September from 68.2 in August, its highest level in more than three years. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Exhibits Continued Strength
September 24, 2014
On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Read more

LaMar Lighting Launches LED Express For Troffers
September 24, 2014
LaMar Lighting Company has received UL approval to offer many of its recessed fluorescent fixtures with various types of modular LED light engines. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Showcases ProLume High Efficiency T8 Systems
September 22, 2014
Halco Lighting Technologies® showcases the ProLume® High Efficiency T8 Systems as an alternative to legislated 700 series lamps and standard T8 ballasts. Read more

Eaton Helps Improve Lighting Efficiency And Performance At Denver International Airport
September 22, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced its Cooper Lighting Division is helping to improve optical performance and efficiencies at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Read more

AFX Wins 2014 Lighting For Tomorrow Award
September 17, 2014
AFX, an industry leader in energy-efficient decorative lighting has won the 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow award in the Decorative Lighting category with their Cortez LED Pendant. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Recognizes 57 Commercial LED Indoor Lighting Products
September 17, 2014
The sixth annual Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition has recognized 57 commercial LED indoor lighting products for excellence. Read more

Nora Lighting Employees Remember 9/11 With Memorial Service
September 16, 2014
With a moment of silence and a prayer of hope, Nora Lighting employees honored the 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Read more

DOE Releases Latest Report On Energy Savings Forecast Of Solid-State Lighting
September 14, 2014
The sixth iteration of the Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications compares the annual lighting energy consumption in the U.S. with and without further market penetration of LED lighting. Read more

IOTA LED Battery Packs Now Feature Class 2 Output Compliance
September 14, 2014
The Class 2 output of the IOTA ILB-CP Series allows operation of LED arrays from 10-60 volts, and features auto-sense capability that automatically adjusts the forward voltage to accommodate load fluctuations caused by age, temperature, or component variances. Read more

More Architectural Feature Than Fixture
September 11, 2014
Understated presentation. Powerful impact. Introducing Stream, an illumination breakthrough that plays with depth perception, creating an uninterrupted line of light that extends as far as the blueprint dictates. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Vibe LED Picture Light
September 11, 2014
The new low profile Vibe LED Picture Light from WAC Lighting features a canopy that both hides behind the artwork and serves as the mount. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology
September 10, 2014
This white paper, which was originally published in 2012, was updated to clarify terminology related to daylight responsive controls. Read more

Leviton Announces Acquisition Of BitWise Controls, LLC
September 8, 2014
Leviton today announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC, a leader in design and manufacture of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities. Read more

NEMA Publishes Two Lighting Standards
September 7, 2014
Both standards are referenced in the updated version of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Lamps Program, which was released August 28. Read more

The AIA Recognizes 11 Projects With The 2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award
September 7, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. Read more

Winona Lighting Expands Offering With New Suite Of Stylish, High-Performance LED Luminaires
September 3, 2014
Traditional, transitional and contemporary styles are offered in a variety of complementary architectural shapes across the brand's pendant, ceiling-mount and wall sconce portfolio. Read more

AccuLite Exeter Series LED Highbays, High Performance, Decorative Luminaires
August 31, 2014
AccuLite Exeter E3 LED Series make a bold aesthetic statement while providing a robust light engine that delivers up to 10,000 lumens. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Reaches Highest Mark Since 2007
August 28, 2014
The last three months have shown steadily increasing demand for design services and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is now at its highest level since 2007. Read more

Current Conditions EBCI Climbs For Second Month In A Row In August
August 27, 2014
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 in August, its highest level in more than three years. Read more

NEMA Launches New ANSI-Accredited Lighting Systems Committee
August 26, 2014
This committee has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Executive Standards Council as an Accredited Standards Committee (ASC). Read more

Art On The Outside Program, Illuminated With LEDtronics LED T8 Tube Lights On The Inside
August 24, 2014
The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, presents Illumetric—a triptych of massive diamond, cube and rectangle-shaped sculptures brought to the city by Shana Mabari. Read more

Orbit Industries Goes Live With New Website
August 21, 2014
Orbit Industries, a leading U.S. manufacturer of electrical products, introduces an updated website with a host of new interactive features. Read more

Stan Deutsch Associates Ramps Up Plans For Premier Lighting Showcase In New York City
August 21, 2014
SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 to be held at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion, September 15 – 17, 2014. Read more

DOE Publishes Revised Report On Dimming LEDs With Phase-Cut Dimmers
August 20, 2014
DOE has revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success. Read more

Leviton Expands VerifEye Line Of Smart Meters With Series 4000 Industrial-Class Meter
August 19, 2014
Leviton announced today the expansion of its revenue-grade line of VerifEye™ submetering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 Industrial ModBus Smart Meter. Read more

Juno LED-Compatible MR16 Trac Fixtures, Specifically Designed To Accommodate 12V LED MR16 lamps
August 18, 2014
Juno LED-Compatible MR16 Trac Fixtures enable you to take maximum advantage of the economy, energy efficiency, and manufacturer’s rated life of these lamps. Read more

Aleddra EasiRetrofit G3 LED Tube Outshines Ballast Compatible Tube On Total ROI
August 17, 2014
Improved light performance combined with decreases in price recently has now allowed for LED lighting to become the default energy efficient lighting choice for many applications. Read more

IOTA Releases ILB-SL-CP Slim Profile Battery Pack For LEDs
August 14, 2014
The ILB-SL-CP Series introduces four new LED emergency battery models to their existing line of integral LED emergency solutions, and was recognized at the LFI Innovation Awards at this year’s Lightfair event. Read more

Indy Multi-Head LED 14W Luminaires
August 12, 2014
With the introduction of the new Generation 2 series, Indy Multi-Head LEDs now offer more performance and efficiency than ever before. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces Atria Series Of Architectural Luminaires
August 12, 2014
The Atria luminaires expand the company’s line with a modern and elegant style by popular demand and provide direct/indirect lighting with maximum uplight and controlled downlight for balanced illumination. Read more

Juno Retrofit LED Basics Series Trim Modules
August 12, 2014
Juno Retrofit LED Basics Series trim modules provide 600 lumens of brilliant, high-quality light equivalent to a 65-watt incandescent lamp. Read more

LEDtronics LED Lighting Helps Florida Town Protect Sea Turtle Nesting
August 11, 2014
The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On LED Lighting In A Performing Arts Setting
August 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration of LED lighting at the University of Florida's Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion in Gainesville. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report On LED MR16 Lamps
August 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the photometric performance of 27 LED MR16 lamps. Read more

July Business Conditions Improve From June
August 3, 2014
More respondents to NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Survey reported conditions improved in July than reported they deteriorated. Read more

Momentum Increasing For Architecture Billings Index
July 29, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 53.5, up from a mark of 52.6 in May. This score reflects an increase in design activity. Read more

Aleddra Offers A Program To Address Failures Of Other Manufacturers’ Double-Ended LED T-8 Tubes
July 29, 2014
Aleddra announces a cost effective upgrade program featuring its latest Generation 3 EasiRetrofit double-ended LED T-8 Tube. Read more

Nonresidential Building Activity Expected To Increase In 2015
July 28, 2014
The commercial construction sector is still looking at solid spending increases throughout the remainder of 2014, paced by high levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. Read more

WAC Lighting Unveils Elliptic LED Pendant
July 27, 2014
WAC Lighting introduces the new Elliptic LED pendant, a celestial spherical form with the visual orbiting movement of heavenly bodies. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report On LED Outdoor Area Lighting
July 22, 2014
Based on LED Lighting Facts® data through the second quarter of 2014, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, canopy luminaires, and outdoor directional luminaires. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Posting To IYL 2015 Blog
July 21, 2014
According to the NLB post, almost all answers to “Why do we need light here?” reinforce the observation that “light is for people.” Read more

Architects To Help Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide
July 17, 2014
The National Performance-Based Design Guide (NPBDG) is the first broad-reaching performance-based tool for use by facility owners and building industry professionals. Read more

LED Product Family Provides Up To 79 Percent Energy Savings For Commercial Buildings
July 15, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Corelite™ Divide™ Series from its Cooper Lighting division. Read more

Municipal Consortium Releases Updated Model Specification For LED Roadway Luminaires
July 13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released the first updated version of its Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires. Read more

Aleddra EasiRetrofit G3 LED T8 Tube Shines On Safety And Maintenance Concerns
July 13, 2014
Many lighting professionals and facility managers have long been puzzled on the question: What would happen if a maintenance crew re-inserts a fluorescent tube into a fixture converted to be used with an LED tube only. Read more

Lighting Controls Association Welcomes New Members
July 8, 2014
The Lighting Controls Association, the industry organization dedicated to promoting adoption of advanced lighting controls in commercial buildings, announces new members including Cree, ETC and Nedap Light Control. Read more

LRC Issues New DELTA Report: LED Lighting In A Campus Building
July 8, 2014
The 20-page full color, illustrated report, “LED Lighting in a Campus Building,” detailing the project evaluation and findings, is available for free download from the LRC website. Read more

Commercial And Industrial Lighting Upgrade Checklist Available Free From National Lighting Bureau
July 6, 2014
How to select upgraded lighting? A good place to start is the Lighting-Upgrade Checklist for Commercial & Industrial Buildings developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Read more

Lighting-Systems Index Contracts 1.7 Percent In 1st Quarter
July 2, 2014
The National Lighting Bureau is crediting the unusually harsh 2013-14 winter for causing the first-quarter 2014 NEMA Lighting-Systems Index (LSI) to decline 1.7% from its fourth-quarter 2013 performance. Read more

Three Point Jump For Architecture Billings Index
June 30, 2014
On the heels of consecutive months of decreasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has returned to positive territory. Read more

DOE Announces Selections For SSL R And D Funding Opportunity
June 29, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the SSL funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000973. Read more

June Business Conditions Remain Unchanged From May, High Optimism For Next Six Months Ebbs Slightly
June 29, 2014
The EBCI for future North American conditions continued to signal widespread optimism even though the index slipped to 82.5 in June from 85.3 in May. Read more

LED Lighting Solutions Help Enhance Energy Efficiency, Optical Performance And Aesthetics
June 29, 2014
Mumbai’s international airport recently opened the new T2 terminal, which will see more than 40 million visitors annually and features decorated carpets, an art museum and bold designs. Read more

Acuity Brands Distinguished With Most Innovative Product of the Year Award At LFI
June 25, 2014
Peerless® Open LED luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. have been acknowledged as the sole recipient of the annual Most Innovative Product of the Year award from the LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 awards competition. Read more

LED Luminaire Adds Uplight Illumination To High Bay Commercial, Retail And Industrial Applications
June 25, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Metalux SkyBar™ light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division. Read more

New Fixture-Integrated Wireless Controls For High Performance, Facility-Wide Lighting Management
June 24, 2014
XPoint wireless lighting control systems deliver easy fixture-by-fixture outdoor lighting control. Read more

xCella Wireless Lighting Control System Maximizes Lighting Potential In Small Spaces
June 24, 2014
New scalable room-based lighting controls dramatically reduce installation and commissioning costs. Read more

MKS Advanced Recessed LED Lighting Downlight Featured On Architectural Lighting
June 23, 2014
Sunlite is proud to announce that our MKS Advanced LED Downlight Series was chosen as a 2014 featured downlight on Architectural Lighting. Read more

LED Products From Eaton Honored With Two LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards
June 23, 2014
Presented at the LFI conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 3, the competition features the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Releases AGi32 Version 15
June 22, 2014
AGi32 version 15 introduces a tremendous new feature to assist professionals in selecting the proper new lighting products to employ in exterior lighting retrofit projects: the ability to utilize images captured from Google Earth. Read more

Featured 2014 LightFair Products From Light Directory
June 18, 2014
Welcome to the 6th Annual Featured Light Fair Products from Light Directory. Take a moment and check out some product highlights from the show! Read more

Solar Powered LEDtronics LED Area Lights Offer Security To Mesa Residential Community
June 18, 2014
In a bid to pursue a more energy-efficient, healthy and sustainable environment, the City of Mesa so far has installed over 840 kW of renewable solar energy inside its service area, and more solar projects are in progress. Read more

Introducing New Stylish And Efficient Lithonia Lighting LED Closet Light
June 17, 2014
The LED Closet Light presents a new spin on a traditional fixture featuring advanced LED technology for a stylish and efficient lighting solution. Read more

LumaWatt Wireless Lighting Management And Control System Brings Energy Savings To Outdoor Projects
June 16, 2014
The lighting management and control system minimizes power consumption and energy costs by providing lighting where and when it’s needed, specifically designed for area, roadway and parking garage/canopy applications. Read more

DOE Training Session Presentations From LightFair International 2014
June 12, 2014
Once again, DOE hosted its award-winning informational booth and free training sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, held June 3–5 in Las Vegas. Read more

Lighting Research Center Authors National Academies Report On New Roadway Lighting Technologies
June 12, 2014
A major challenge in assessing new roadway lighting technologies is that information for different systems is given in different forms, making comparisons difficult. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces 38th Annual SOURCE Awards Call For Entries
June 10, 2014
Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Lighting Division is now accepting entries for the 38th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Read more

Ron Naus President Of B-K Lighting And TEKA Illumination Dies At 47
June 8, 2014
Ronald S. Naus, President of B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination passed away early Saturday morning, May 31st, 2014 at the age of 47. He was born January 1967 in San Jose, CA. Read more

Cooper Lighting Business Announces Winners Of The 37th Annual SOURCE Awards
June 8, 2014
The winners were recognized at LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 held on June 2, in Las Vegas. Five professional awards and five student awards were presented. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On Cost-Effectiveness Of Linear T8 LED Lamps
June 4, 2014
Report 21.3 details a set of life-cycle cost simulations that compared a two-lamp troffer using LED lamps (38W total power draw) or fluorescent lamps (51W total power draw) over a 10-year study period. Read more

DOE Training Sessions At LightFair International 2014
June 1, 2014
Visit DOE’s award-winning booth and wall-to-wall free training sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, June 3-5 in Las Vegas, NV. Read more

Current EBCI Stable In May, Optimism For Next Six Months Retreats From April Peak
May 29, 2014
The EBCI continued to signal widespread optimism even though the index retreated from 92.9 in April, a twelve year peak, to 85.3 in May. Read more

Contraction In Architecture Billings Index Continues
May 27, 2014
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces HBL 1 LED High Bay Luminaire
May 25, 2014
Company’s First LED High Bay Solution Features Wide Beam Spread for Aisle Lighting, Delivers 85 CRI & Maintains Color Consistency from Unit to Unit. Read more

DOE Publishes Fact Sheet On LED Lighting And Health
May 21, 2014
The U.S. DOE has published a fact sheet that looks at what's known—and not known—about the effects of lighting on human health, with specific reference to LEDs. Read more

Acuity Brands Revolutionizes Digital Lighting Control For Architectural Spaces
May 21, 2014
New Fresco touchscreen control system from Acuity Controls manages all dimensions of digital lighting, including color and color temperature in a clean, elegant design. Read more

WattStopper Showcases High Performance Building Solutions At LightFair International
May 20, 2014
WattStopper will be exhibiting innovative high performance building solutions at the 25th LIGHTFAIR® International in Las Vegas, June 3-5, 2014. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Mini LED Multiple Recessed Spots
May 18, 2014
WAC Lighting introduces Mini LED Multiple Spots for remodeling and new construction applications for residential and commercial environments. Read more

Acuity Brands Launches Advanced Generation Of Its Award-Winning OLED Product Portfolio
May 15, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. announces the launch of a next-generation OLED product portfolio, including the award-winning RevelTM, KindredTM, TriliaTM, and CanvisTM. Read more

Lighting Research Center Launches Lighting Energy Alliance
May 13, 2014
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative, the Lighting Energy Alliance, to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs. Read more

LightFair 2014 Keynote And Impact Speakers Span Multiple Facets Of Lighting And Design
May 11, 2014
World-renowned keynote and impact speakers, addressing multiple facets of lighting and design, lead the more than 170 presenters taking the stages at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2014 opening June 1, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read more

Aleddra Introduces Economical And Environmentally Friendly EasiRetrofit G3 LED Tube At LightFair
May 11, 2014
Aleddra LED Lighting announces today that it will introduce their third generation (G3) EasiRetrofit® LED tube lamp at the upcoming LightFair 2014 in Las Vegas, June 3-5. Read more

More Than 12 Thousand Eaton LED Products Included In 2014 DLC Qualified Products List
May 7, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced that more than 12,000 of the light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires from its Cooper Lighting Division have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL). Read more

AFX Announces New Website Launch
May 6, 2014
AFX (formerly American Fluorescent), an industry leader in using technology and creativity to deliver stylish and cost-effective lighting solutions is pleased to announce the launch of their all new website. Read more

Consortium Releases Updated Model Specification For Networked Outdoor Lighting Control Systems
May 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released an update to its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, V1.0. Read more

DOE Publishes 2014 Updated SSL Research And Development Plan
May 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2014 edition of the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). Read more

National Lighting Bureau Launches 35th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
April 30, 2014
The Bureau coined the term High-Benefit Lighting to denote “function-focused” electric-illumination systems that are designed to fulfill the specific purposes for which they will be used, especially to maximize bottom-line returns for those who own, manage, and/or rely on the lighting. Read more

WattStopper Expansion Adding Jobs, Enhanced Support In Birmingham, Alabama Location
April 29, 2014
WattStopper, the industry leader in energy-efficient lighting controls, is pleased to announce expansion of its Birmingham, AL office, adding new positions to support commercial building control projects throughout the US and Canada. Read more

New Whisper LED Luminaires Combine Energy Efficiency And Functionality With Elegant Design
April 27, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. expands its architectural lighting solutions with the launch of Whisper LED luminaires from Mark Architectural Lighting. Read more

Aleddra EasiFit LED Lowbay Is The Ideal Screw-In Replacement For Mogul Base MH/HID Lamp
April 27, 2014
Aleddra HaloMax Highbay Luminaire has quickly become the favorite of lighting designers and architects for high-end commercial lighting applications. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report On LED T8 Lamps
April 24, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the bare-lamp performance of 31 linear LED lamps intended as an alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. Read more

Juno Lighting Group Unveils Newly Designed Website
April 23, 2014
The redesigned website provides faster search tools, more intuitive navigation and new design that enables users to quickly find luminaires and detailed product information. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Mired In Slowdown
April 22, 2014
Following a modest two-month recovery in the level of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) again turned negative last month. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On Dimming, Flicker, And Power Quality Characteristics Of LED PAR38 Lamps
April 20, 2014
The dimming, flicker, and power quality behavior of the LED PAR38 lamps evaluated in this study was less consistent than that of conventional halogen PAR38s. Read more

NEMA Publishes A Comparison Of High Performance Luminaire Programs In The US Market
April 16, 2014
The paper is to assist luminaire purchasers and specifiers in clearly stating their requirements and reducing confusion surrounding some of the most popular high-performance programs and their overlaps, or lack thereof. Read more

LIGHTFAIR® 2014 Will Stage Two New Healthcare And Hospitality Lighting Forums
April 15, 2014
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will stage two new Forums as a part of the 2014 Conference – LFI Healthcare Lighting Forum and LFI Hospitality Lighting Forum – each aligned with LFI’s growing focus on healthcare and hospitality lighting trends and technologies. Read more

New Autobahn Series ATBS LED Luminaires Slash Operation Costs For Roadway, Security Applications
April 13, 2014
The new LED luminaires offer a sleek, attractive appearance and 60 percent greater efficiency compared to traditional high intensity discharge (HID) systems. Read more

Orbit Introduces EESLA-LED Emergency/Exit Combination Light For Public Areas
April 13, 2014
Orbit Industries introduces the EESLA-LED, a new emergency/exit combination light with two high-powered, fully adjustable LED lamp heads. Read more

Aleddra Introduces Classic LED Highbay To US Market
April 13, 2014
The HaloMax LED highbay that was introduced at LEDucation 8 last month received rave reviews and has been touted as one of the best designed highbays for high-end applications. Read more

Nora Lighting Versa Track Fixtures Now Compatible MR16 LED Or Halogen Lamps
April 6, 2014
Nora Lighting’s most popular MR16 low voltage track heads (with dimmable electronic drivers/transformers) are now compatible with MR16 LED or halogen lamps. Read more

Leviton Receives Three Product Of The Year Category Awards
April 6, 2014
Leviton has received three ”Product of the Year” category awards from Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine (EC&M) for the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, Zipline™ LED Platinum and ODC Series Sensors. Read more

New Decorative Track Lighting From Acuity Brands Adds Character And Flair To Any Space
April 6, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces 15 decorative track lighting products from Lithonia Lighting® to enhance room décor and lighting in residential and light commercial spaces. Read more

Demand For T5 And T12 Lamps Increases During Fourth Quarter
April 2, 2014
T5 and T12 lamp shipments improved by 9.9 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, on a quarterly basis (q/q) during 2013Q4. Shipments of T8 lamps contracted 2.1 percent q/q. Read more

HID Lamp Indexes Continue To Slide During Fourth Quarter
April 2, 2014
NEMA’s shipment indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline during 2013Q4. Shipments of sodium vapor lamps fell 5.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the previous quarter. Read more

Aleddra Launches Education Cooperative Purchase Program At Green Technology Summit In Sacramento
March 31, 2014
In order to help public education institutions reap the benefits of energy efficient lighting, Aleddra will launch the “Education Cooperative Purchase Program” at the upcoming Green Technology Summit in Sacramento, CA, April 8th-9th. Read more

Leviton Helps Educate Health Care Professionals With Smart Solutions To Comply With Code Changes
March 30, 2014
Leviton is responding to the growing demand by health care facility managers for education related to NFPA® 99: Health Care Facilities Code. Read more

Acuity Brands Recognized For Excellence In Outdoor LED Lighting By DOE-Driven Competition
March 27, 2014
The award-winning TunnelPass LED luminaire reduces energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. Read more

Current Business Conditions Improve In March Optimism For Next Six Months Remains Strong
March 27, 2014
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America edged above the 50 point mark typically associated with a stable business environment in March to 52.6. Read more

LEDucation 8 Event Exceeds Expectations For both Attendees And Exhibitors
March 26, 2014
Thousands of attendees joined other lighting designers, interior designers, architects, engineers, students, facility managers, building owners and more for one of the industry’s most popular events on LED technology. Read more

Eaton’s LED Technology Provides Efficient, Uniform And Affordable Illumination For Ambient Lighting
March 26, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division. Read more

Acuity Brands Now Offers AEL Valiant And American Revolution Models As LED Luminaires
March 24, 2014
To improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance, the new AVPL2 and ARDL luminaires have been upgraded to include the latest LED light engines from Acuity Brands. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Shows Slight Improvement
March 20, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up slightly from a mark of 50.4 in January. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). Read more

LED Solutions From Eaton Improve Lighting Performance And Efficiency At Detroit Metropolitan Airport
March 19, 2014
Eaton's Cooper Lighting division’s McGraw-Edison Valet and Ventus light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires are replacing 6,050 existing parking garage fixtures at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to improve efficiencies and optical lighting performance. Read more

New WattStopper Videos Explore Digital Control Infrastructure Capabilities
March 17, 2014
WattStopper rolled out a new video series focusing on the expanded capabilities of the company's award-winning Digital Lighting Management (DLM) technology platform. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Gains Traction During Fourth Quarter
March 16, 2014
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index gained traction during 2014 Q4, increasing by 1.8 percent. The index increased 4.7 percent on a year-over-year basis. Read more

Eaton’s Area Luminaire Offers Savings Greater Than 85 Percent In Security Applications
March 12, 2014
Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Lumark Caretaker™ light-emitting diode (LED) Area Luminaire from its Cooper Lighting Division. Read more

Certification Program Designed To Help Create A More Efficient Path For LED Luminaire Manufacturers
March 11, 2014
UL announced the introduction of the Type TL Program, which offers a set of certification guidelines designed to create a more efficient path for manufacturers in developing new LED luminaire products. Read more

Eaton LED Products Honored In Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor SSL Design Competition
March 10, 2014
The prestigious competition, which recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires, also awarded the TopTier luminaire the additional designation of Best in Class. Read more

Peerless Introduces Timeless, Versatile And Comprehensive Suite Of Square LED Luminaires
March 10, 2014
Square luminaires enable specifiers to meet complex lighting challenges and illuminate entire spaces using a single design vocabulary. Read more

LEDucation 8 Pre-Registration Discount To End On March 17th
March 10, 2014
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has announced that the Pre-Registration discount for LEDucation will close on Monday, March 17th. Read more

U.S. Energy Sciences, Inc. Completes 10,000 Square Foot Expansion
March 9, 2014
The expansion accommodates a new paint line enabling USES to post-paint its all-aluminum components, delivering a more durable, attractive finish. Read more

DOE Publishes Special CALiPER Report On Retail Lamps
March 6, 2014
The DOE CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report On LED MR16 Lamps
March 4, 2014
The DOE CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on MR16 lamps, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market for that class of products. Read more

The Zenith From Prudential Lighting
March 3, 2014
Taking a cue from the popularity of our Half Snap wrap luminaire, Prudentail Ltg. is pleased to introduce Zenith, a modern square-shaped pendant. Read more

Aleddra Debuts Aesthetic HaloMax LED Highbay Luminaire At LEDucation8
March 2, 2014
Aleddra, known for the safest LED tube on the market, will introduce another “one of a kind” LED lighting product at the upcoming LEDucation tradeshow in New York City, March 18 – 19. Read more

The RIGHT Reflection Leaves The Best Impression
March 2, 2014
Mirror Solutions by Stylmark Seamlessly Fit Retail and Hospitality Environments. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces VO-LED Series Of Motion Sensor Controlled Bi-Level Lighting
March 2, 2014
New Occu-smart® Luminaire Features Four Standby Light Levels for Maximum Flexibility. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2013 Outdoor Winners
February 27, 2014
The 2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation Luminaires(TM) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read more

New Holophane LED Floodlights Save Energy, Reduce Maintenance, Improve Quality Of Light
February 26, 2014
Sustainable flood light reduces energy consumption and total cost of ownership. Read more

AFX Introduces Stylish Pendants With LED Light Engine Solutions
February 25, 2014
From classic to contemporary, the new LED enhanced pendants provide versatile and efficient lighting possibilities in a variety of diffuser styles, color options and profiles. Read more

SRL-LED Roadway Luminaire From Sentry Electric Recognized With 2014 Product Innovation Award
February 24, 2014
Sentry Electric announced that Architectural SSL Magazine has selected the company’s SRL-LED Roadway Luminaire as a recipient of a 2014 Product Innovation Award. Read more

Peerless Introduces Ultra Thin, Edge-Lit Vellum Luminaires Offering Sheer Elegance In LED
February 24, 2014
Peerless announces the release of Vellum linear suspended LED luminaires. Read more

LEDucation 8 To Feature Eight CEU Sessions In Annual Event On LED Technology
February 20, 2014
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce its versatile speaker line up and also notify attendees that event registration for “LEDucation 8” is officially open. Read more

Slight Rebound For Architecture Billings Index
February 19, 2014
After consecutive months of contracting demand for design services, there was a modest uptick in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Read more

Acuity Brands Begins Production Of eldoLED ECOdrive Digital LED Driver Family
February 19, 2014
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today the introduction of the ECOdrive® family of LED drivers from eldoLED® and its launch to the OEM market. Read more

Acuity Brands Triumphs With Seven 2014 Product Innovation Award Distinctions
February 17, 2014
Award-winning Acuity Brands LED and OLED products designed for indoor applications are among the industry's most innovative solid-state lighting products. Read more

Lighting Research Center Offers Residential Lighting One-Day Training Course
February 16, 2014
New Course Helps Contractors, Homebuilders, Energy Auditors, Architects, to Select and Install Efficient, New Lighting Technologies, LEDs. Read more

Online Registration Officially Opens For LEDucation 8
February 12, 2014
As the premier lighting event dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, LEDucation 8 will host its annual educational event and expo in New York City on March 18th and 19th, 2014. Read more

Aleddra Customizes LED Tubes To Solve Customer Challenges
February 12, 2014
Life is full of variables, and there is no difference when it comes to energy efficient lighting. Read more

NAS Report And Microsite Trace SSL Evolution And Future Promise
February 11, 2014
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has added a new microsite to complement its 2013 report, Assessment of Advanced Solid State Lighting. Read more

Builders Name Eaton’s Halo Product Line As The Leader In Lighting For The 16th Consecutive Year
February 11, 2014
Awarded for the 16th consecutive year, the Halo product line of recessed, track and surface lighting was given top honors in major categories, including Brand Familiarity, Brands Used in Past Two Years and Brands Used the Most. Read more

LED Luminaires Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption, Enhance Safety At Bartow County College
February 10, 2014
The Bartow County College and Career Academy addressed lighting uniformity issues in parking lots and driveways with a lighting retrofit from Acuity Brands, Inc. Read more

New Report: Early Lessons Learned In Bringing SSL To Market
February 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that documents early challenges and lessons learned in the development of the SSL market. Read more

Lighting Flexibility: A New Generation Of Ascendia
February 5, 2014
Heatron has introduced the newest generation of Ascendia High Performance LED modules which now deliver up to 8800 lumens, 25 percent more lumens compared to the previous generation. Read more

LED lamps From LEDtronics Replace Incandescent Bulbs At Washington, D.C., Hotel
February 4, 2014
LEDtronics®, Inc. announced that it helped the Hilton Garden Inn in Washington, D.C., eliminate the time and costs involved in maintaining old, incandescent bulbs on their marquee canopy by replacing them with the latest in lighting technology — LED bulbs. Read more

Optima LED StretchLite Is The Newest Addition To Stylmark’s Optima LED Light Box Series
February 3, 2014
Targeting the need of designers and retailers to create high-impact environments, Stylmark today announced the latest addition to its family of Optima LED light boxes: The Optima LED® StretchLite with Perimeter Lighting. Read more

Ballast Compatible LED Tube Is A Penny-Wise But Dollar-Foolish Trap
February 3, 2014
The cost of implementing and maintaining the operation of ballast compatible LED tubes is more than twice the cost of using self-sufficient LED tubes. Read more

Optimism For The First Half Of The Year Continues To Climb Despite Weather Related Slip
February 2, 2014
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America slipped below the 50-point level typically associated with expansion in January for the first time since October 2012. Read more

Nonresidential Building Activity Projected To Accelerate In 2014
January 30, 2014
Healthy fundamentals in the commercial property market combined with the international economy returning to more traditional growth levels are factoring into a projected increase in growth for the design and construction industry. Read more

LRC Announces New Light And Health Institute
January 29, 2014
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold a two-day, hands-on seminar May 6-7, 2014, to teach the many ways in which light affects, and can be used to improve, health and wellbeing. Read more

New White Paper Explores Best Practices For High Performance Buildings
January 29, 2014
WattStopper and Durell Control Systems have published a new white paper examining best practices for control systems integration in high performance buildings. Read more

LaMar Lighting Launches New Occu-Smart Website
January 28, 2014
Designed to serve as a resource for architects, lighting designers, electricians and facility managers, the site educates about occu-smart’s benefits, offers tools to calculate energy, and installation and troubleshooting tips. Read more

LED Technology Adds Brightness Control, Up To 80 Percent Energy Savings For Halo Downlighting
January 28, 2014
Ideal for new construction, remodel and retrofit projects, the Halo downlights incorporate WaveStream™ light-emitting diode (LED) technology, resulting in the first LED surface product to perform and look like a traditional recessed downlight. Read more

ETL Listed Modular LED Street Lights Provide High-Lumen Lighting With Up To 75 Percent Energy Saving
January 28, 2014
The new Series SLM00 Modular LED streetlight fixtures are dimmable from 15% to 100% of maximum brightness, support input voltages from 120 to 277 VAC, and conform to IESNA Type III pattern, providing full cutoff. Read more

2013 Another Strong Year For The National Lighting Bureau
January 27, 2014
“The National Lighting Bureau has once again performed yeoman service for North America’s lighting community.” So said National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis in reviewing the Bureau’s 2013 accomplishments at the conclusion of his fourth year in office. Read more

Circuit Of The Americas, Home Of The Formula 1 U.S. Grand PrixTM, Selects Acuity Controls
January 26, 2014
Circuit Of The Americas selected the ROAMview™ wireless lighting monitoring and control system to help manage the outdoor lighting of its 1,335-acre site including the racetrack, associated facilities and parking lots. Read more

Nora Lighting Launches 25th Year In Business
January 22, 2014
Nora Lighting launched its 25th year in business with an industry reception at the company’s new showroom at the Dallas International Lighting Market. Read more

Another Decline For Architecture Billings Index
January 21, 2014
Following consistently increasing demand for design services throughout most of 2013, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has posted its first consecutive months of contraction since May and June of 2012. Read more

Eaton Sponsors Outdoor Lighting Design Award For The 2014 IES Illumination Awards Program
January 20, 2014
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. Read more

Article Published On LED Lumen Maintenance And Light Loss Factors
January 19, 2014
Entitled "Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors: Consequences of Current Design Practices for LEDs," the article discusses complications related to the lamp lumen depreciation (LLD) light loss factor and LEDs. Read more

LaMar Lighting Offers Many UL-Listed Surface-Mount Luminaires With Factory-Installed LED Tubes
January 19, 2014
The new capability allows LaMar to offer the latest LED technology within a broad line of luminaires quickly and cost-efficiently and streamlines the purchasing and installation process for customers. Read more

EPCO And Aleddra Partner To Offer Cost-Effective T12 Retrofit Solution
January 19, 2014
Engineering Products Co. and Aleddra LED Lighting announced that the two companies will jointly offer a complete retrofit lighting solution that converts older, four- or eight-foot T12 strip light fixtures into an energy-efficient fixtures using linear LED lamps. Read more

IOTA Releases Two New Unit Inverter Designs For Emergency Lighting
January 15, 2014
IOTA has expanded their emergency unit inverter product line with the new IIS-375-LED and IIS-550-I inverters, designed to bring wider capability to emergency lighting loads. Read more

LED Street Lights Reduce Energy Consumption By Over 72 Percent At NRG Power Station
January 15, 2014
LEDtronics® announced that their LED Cobraheads Streetlight Fixtures helped NRG reduce energy consumption by over 72% and decrease light pollution in the local area. Read more

LEDucation Expo Officially Sells Out For 6th Consecutive Year
January 14, 2014
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) is proud to announce that the exposition show floor for LEDucation 8 is at 100% capacity. Read more

Florida Department Of Transportation Addresses Highway Safety Concerns With LED Lighting From Acuity
January 12, 2014
Nearly 1,000 American Electric Lighting® Autobahn LED luminaires from Acuity Brands, Inc. were installed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to address safety and maintenance challenges on a 19-mile stretch of Highway 98. Read more

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report On Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting
January 9, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new GATEWAY report entitled Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting. Read more

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Retreat During Third Quarter
January 7, 2014
NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5, T8 and T12 lamps retreated during 2013Q3, decreasing by 7.3, 9.4 and 5.5 percent, respectively. Read more

Current Conditions EBCI Slips In December But Still Signals Improvement
January 5, 2014
EBCI for current conditions in North America slipped for the second straight month in December, falling to 52.8 from 53.1 in November, but continued to point to improvement in the business environment by remaining above the 50-point mark. Read more

HID Lamp Indexes Contract During Third Quarter
January 5, 2014
Demand for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, as measured by NEMA’s HID shipment indexes, remained soft during 2013Q3. Seasonally adjusted shipments of sodium vapor lamps dipped 3.2 percent on a quarterly basis (q/q), falling to a new series low. Read more

Aleddra LED Tube Receives Outstanding Rating Among Facility Managers
January 5, 2014
Aleddra, known for its EasiRetrofit tube, the safest LED tube on the market, announces a sales growth exceeding 50% in 2013. Company Expands Sales Team to Service Educational, Commercial, and Industrial Customers. Read more

Leviton Introduces New Humidity Sensor And Fan Control
January 5, 2014
Leviton today introduced its new Humidity Sensor and Fan Control, a state-of-the-art device featuring digital sensing technology to control ventilation in humid or damp areas in the home. Read more

NEMA Publishes New Standard For Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps
January 1, 2014
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI_ANSLG C78.901-2013 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Sheds Light On 2020
December 30, 2013
What will the world of lighting look like in 2020? That’s what Edison Report TV producer Randy Reid set out to learn by interviewing the experts who comprise the board of directors of the National Lighting Bureau. Read more

LED A-line Replacement Lamps Begin Making Inroads Into The Market
December 26, 2013
NEMA’s index for LED A-line replacement lamps increased for the second consecutive quarter in Q3 2013. Shipments during the quarter registered a gain of 71.9 percent compared to the previous quarter. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On Accelerated Life Testing Of SSL Luminaires
December 22, 2013
The DOE has published the findings of a new study utilizing a highly accelerated life-test method intended to produce failures in SSL luminaires in a reasonable test period, with the goal of providing insight into potential failure modes. Read more

Slight Contraction For Architecture Billings Index
December 17, 2013
After six months of steadily increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) paused in November. Read more

Eaton Announces 2014 Class Schedule For The SOURCE Lighting Educational Facility
December 16, 2013
Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division today announced the release of the 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. Read more

Lighting Research Center Launches Light And Health Alliance
December 15, 2013
The LRC has launched a new collaborative initiative—the Light and Health Alliance—to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information based on basic and applied research. Read more

LaMar Lighting Introduces DS-LED Dual Sensor Luminaire With Optional Emergency Battery Backup
December 12, 2013
LaMar Lighting Company introduces DS-LED, a dual sensor luminaire with an optional 90-minute emergency battery pack to its Occu-smart® line of bi-level lighting. Controlled by two highly sensitive external infrared motion sensors, DS-LED provides safe, dependable illumination while conserving energy. Read more

Nora Lighting Employees Respond To Philippines Typhoon With Charitable Donation
December 10, 2013
Employees at Nora Lighting responded quickly to calls for help by raising more than $2,500.00 for the American Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Read more

DOE Announces Funding Opportunity For Solid-State Lighting
December 8, 2013
Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0000973, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2014”), a total of up to $10 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas. Read more

Inefficient Incandescent Light Bulb Phase Out Complete
December 5, 2013
America will conclude its three-year farewell to inefficient general-purpose incandescent light bulbs on December 31, 2013, the National Lighting Bureau advises. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report On LED A Lamps
December 4, 2013
The DOE's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED A lamps to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market. Read more

LED Technology From Eaton Provides Unmatched Glare Control In Parking Garage Applications
December 2, 2013
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting division has introduced the highly efficient McGraw-Edison TopTier™ parking garage and canopy luminaire. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA BL 3-2013 Dimming Ballast Energy Performance
December 1, 2013
This standard provides a methodology for applying existing test methods for program start ballasts to fluorescent dimming ballasts. It also provides a method to calculate ballast luminous efficiency (BLE) for fluorescent dimming ballasts. Read more

Facility Managers Select Aleddra EasiRetrofit LED Tube For Better Safety
December 1, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting is pleased to share that its double-ended EasiRetrofit LED tube has been selected as the top choice among facility managers for energy-efficient lighting retrofits due to its superior safety. Read more

Despite November Slip, North American Current Conditions EBCI Shows Signs Of Improvement
November 30, 2013
NEMA’s EBCI for current conditions in North America slipped in November, falling from 56.3 in October to 53.1, but showed signs of improvement in the business environment by remaining above the 50-point mark. Read more

2013 SSL Market Introduction Workshop Presentations Posted
November 26, 2013
More than 200 attendees gathered to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Slows Down
November 24, 2013
Following three months of accelerating demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflected a somewhat slower pace of growth in October. Read more

Philips And Desso Announce Partnership To Develop Light Transmissive Carpets
November 21, 2013
This innovation will further unlock the potential of LED integration into surfaces and adds an exciting dimension to interior design and space planning. Read more

IOTA Releases The ILB-CP Constant Power Emergency Battery Packs For LEDs
November 19, 2013
The ILB-CP Series is a family of integral emergency battery packs that deliver constant power to the LED array during a loss of normal AC power. Read more

New SkyRidge Fixtures Use WaveStream LED Technology To Illuminate Ambient Applications
November 19, 2013
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting division has introduced Metalux SkyRidge™ luminaires. Read more

Neptun Light Adds New Line Of Products To DLC Qualified Products List
November 17, 2013
Neptun Light, Inc. has announced the addition of four high/low bay fixtures to the DesignLights Consortium Qualified Products List (DLC QPL). Read more

LF Illumination Announces EF200 Cove Lighting System Catalog
November 17, 2013
LF Illumination today announced the release of its EF200 Cove Lighting System catalog, showcasing an industry-leading level of customization in its EF200 System. Read more

New Product Selection Guide From WattStopper Helps Building Professionals Manage Energy
November 13, 2013
WattStopper has published a new edition of its popular Product Selection Guide (PSG), a comprehensive catalog of energy-efficient lighting controls and services that help enable a net zero future. Read more

Eaton LED Solutions Improve Lighting And Provide 60 Percent Energy Savings For A Georgia Auto Dealer
November 12, 2013
Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division are proving that LED fixtures can provide more than just energy savings with a recent project for Georgia-based car dealership, Nalley Honda-Buick-GMC-Isuzu located in Brunswick. Read more

Leviton Partners With Make It Right To Build Homes For Communities In Need
November 11, 2013
Through product donations and financial contributions, Leviton aims to advance Make It Right’s vision of “people around the world living in healthy communities and affordable, high-quality, environmentally sustainable homes.” Read more

DOE Publishes New Report On Dimming LEDs With Phase-Cut Dimmers
November 7, 2013
The report was created in response to issues raised about dimming by energy efficiency organizations and specifiers, and is based on experience from CALiPER testing and GATEWAY demonstrations. Read more

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report On Subjective Evaluation Of LED PAR38 Lamps
November 6, 2013
DOE has published the first in a series of four special investigations intended to extend the findings of CALiPER Application Summary Report 20: LED PAR38 Lamps, which was published late last year. Read more

AIA Selects 2013 Upjohn Research Initiative Projects
November 5, 2013
The jury for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative, a joint program of the College of Fellows and the Board Knowledge Committee to support knowledge sharing between practitioners and academicians, has announced the five projects selected to receive grants. Read more

LEDucation 8 Expands SSL Educational Expo To A 2 Day Format And New Location
November 4, 2013
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced that due to outstanding response of exhibitors and attendees alike, LEDucation 8 has expanded to a 2-day event and will be held at a new location to accommodate more exhibitors. Read more

NLPIP Releases Report On Plasma Lighting Systems
November 3, 2013
The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently released its latest publication, Lighting Answers: Plasma Lighting Systems. Read more

DOE Publishes Pricing And Efficacy Trend Analysis For Utility Program Planning
October 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report, SSL Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning. Read more

North American EBCIs Indicate Improving Conditions In October
October 29, 2013
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America measured 56.3 in October, down slightly from 56.7 in June. Read more

DOE Publishes Report On Color Stability Of LED Lighting Products
October 28, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report, Color Maintenance of LEDs in Laboratory and Field Applications. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Surges Higher
October 27, 2013
Showing a steady increase in the demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continues to accelerate, as it reached its second highest level of the year. Read more

Innovative Dual Loop Photosensor From Wattstopper Accepted Into Prestigious 2013 IES Progress Report
October 23, 2013
The IES Progress Committee’s annual report recognizes products that contribute “unique and significant advancements to the art and science of lighting.” Read more

LED Lighting Gaining Market Penetration, But Still Slight Compared to Traditional Technologies
October 21, 2013
“Although LED lighting technology is genuinely exciting, and discussed extensively in a variety of media, it’s still not used as much as ‘the buzz’ would suggest.” So said National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis. Read more

EF100 Recessed Modular Lighting System from LF Illumination
October 21, 2013
LF Illumination's EF100 can be considered a hybrid system that offers the simplicity and versatility of track in a recessed architectural platform that will elevate any application where traditional track is not desired. Read more

LSI Industries Introduces New High Performance LED Interior Fixtures
October 21, 2013
LSI Industries recently introduced a number of high performance LED interior lighting fixtures to further expand its family of LED products. Read more

Efficient Lighting Solutions From Eaton Recognized By Illuminating Engineering Society
October 21, 2013
Power management company Eaton today announced 15 products from its Cooper Lighting division have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee and will be included in its 2013 Progress Report. Read more

Leviton Expands VerifEye Line Of Smart Meters with Series 8000 Multi-Point Meters
October 21, 2013
Designed for multi-tenant metering and integration with building automation systems; Contractor-friendly design speeds installation and reduces costs. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Performance Extremely Encouraging
October 20, 2013
“Extremely encouraging” is how National Lighting Bureau Executive Director John Bachner characterized second-quarter 2013 performance of the NEMA Lighting Systems Index (LSI), which posted its strongest showing since the third quarter of 2008. Read more

DOE Announces Dates For 2014 SSL Workshops
October 16, 2013
DOE’s interactive solid-state lighting workshops create a crossroad for academia, industry, and government leaders to connect, share updates and diverse perspectives, and participate in shaping the future of lighting. Read more

LRC Evaluates Safety Impacts Of Advanced Car Headlight Systems
October 15, 2013
The LRC is evaluating the potential for new lighting technologies and approaches to improve driving safety at night, including new car headlight systems. Read more

LED Consumers Should Beware Of False UL Labels, Says Aleddra LED Lighting
October 13, 2013
Company owns three patents to protect LED users from shock hazards. Read more

Sustained Growth In T5 Fluorescent Lamp Shipments
October 9, 2013
NEMA’s T5 lamp shipments index sustained a recent growth trend by posting its fourth consecutive quarterly increase during 2013 Q2. Read more

HID Lamp Indexes Continue To Hover Near Record Lows
October 8, 2013
NEMA’s indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments continued to hover near historical low levels during 2013 Q2. The index for mercury vapor lamp shipments continued to track downward. Read more

LightForms LLC Changes Name To LF Illumination LLC
October 7, 2013
It was announced today by LightForms, LLC CEO Jack Zukerman that effective immediately, the new name for his architectural lighting design and manufacturing corporation is LF ILLUMINATION LLC. Read more

DOE Publishes 2013 SSL Manufacturing Research And Development Roadmap
October 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2013 edition of the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap. Read more

NEMA Publishes 2014 Annual Standards And Products Guide
October 6, 2013
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published the 2014 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Gains Continue During Second Quarter
October 2, 2013
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index posted a modest increase of 2.4 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the second quarter of 2013. Read more

WattStopper Granted Patent For Technology That Improves Building Performance
October 2, 2013
The patent covers the technology behind the timesaving free topology wiring and automatic configuration, known as Plug n’ Go™. Read more

Remodelers Choose Halo From Cooper Lighting
September 30, 2013
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting division’s Halo line of recessed, track and surface lighting products has been named the preferred choice in the Lighting category in Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Brand Use Study. Read more

Safety Test Shows Double-Ended EasiRetrofit LED Tube Safer Than Single Ended Tube For Maintenance
September 29, 2013
Safety is always a concern when it comes to the use of any electrical device or equipment. Read more

Ron Naus Elected President Of The IALD Education Trust Board Of Directors
September 29, 2013
Ron Naus has been an active member of the IALD Education Trust and Board serving in several capacities over the past five years including Director at Large 2010-2012. Read more

Bay Area Climate Collaborative And Cooper Collaborate To Advance Energy-Efficient Streetlighting
September 26, 2013
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) and Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division today announced a collaboration to accelerate the energy-efficient streetlighting market through the Bay Area Next Generation Streetlight Initiative. Read more

Revo Personal LED Task Light Chosen For Product Innovations Award By BUILDINGS Magazine
September 23, 2013
Light Corporation is proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has selected the Revo Personal LED Task Light as a 2013 Product Innovations Merit Award winner. Read more

LSI Industries Has Taken Parking Garage Lighting To A Whole New Level
September 22, 2013
Specially designed to meet the needs of the parking garage space, LSI’s XLPG is purpose built to deliver optimum performance using significantly less energy as compared to traditional light sources. Read more

Report Spotlights How Innovative Design Strengthens Economy And Spurs Invention In Urban America
September 22, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today released its “Cities as a Lab: Designing the Innovation Economy” report that demonstrates how design can foster innovative approaches to American cities’ changing needs. Read more

LED Solutions From Eaton Allow California Facility To Save More Than 50 Percent On Exterior Lighting
September 19, 2013
By utilizing a range of exterior LED solutions, the facility will achieve proper illumination while also realizing a total energy savings of more than 50 percent compared to metal halide equivalents. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Logos, New LEDme 120 Volt LED Track Luminaire
September 19, 2013
Defined as good logic, reasoning and the rational principle governing the universe, Logos is the ultimate pragmatic lighting solution for upscale retail and other commercial applications. Read more

Strong Conditions Revealed In Architecture Billings Index
September 18, 2013
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed more acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally. Read more

4 Inch Square Architectural Downlights Introduced By NSpec, A Division Of Nora Lighting
September 18, 2013
The Q4 Series, new 4-inch square low voltage downlights for architectural, commercial and residential applications, is now available from NSpec, the architectural and specifier division of Nora Lighting. Read more

Sentry Electric LED Luminaire Recognized By 2013 IES Progress Report
September 17, 2013
Sentry Electric proudly announces that the SDAS-LED Downtown luminaire has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 IES Progress Report. Read more

Builder Confidence Unchanged In September
September 17, 2013
Following four consecutive months of improvement, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged in September. Read more

CITGO Launches Energy Efficient Lighting Program
September 16, 2013
Representatives of CITGO Petroleum Corporation were joined by hundreds of Bronx residents today to celebrate the 2013 edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP). Read more

Energy Efficient Light Standard Is Merely A Baseline
September 15, 2013
The energy efficient lighting standard for LED lamps and fixtures set by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) is gaining wider acceptance by utility companies for rebate. Read more

LED Lights Help Fantasy Springs Casino Save 291,000 Kilowatts
September 12, 2013
LEDtronics®, Inc., announced that their LED lights will help Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino save 291,000 kilowatts of power in one year and receive a $32,000 rebate from the Imperial Irrigation Energy Rewards Rebate Program. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces LINE Edge Lit LED Task Luminaire
September 12, 2013
Adapting advanced illumination technology from the display industry for superior under cabinet lighting, WAC Lighting introduces LINE, a new edge-lit LED task luminaire that delivers an asymmetrical forward throw light distribution. Read more

Our Changing World Requires A Smart Approach To Public Safety
September 11, 2013
Moving beyond simply lighting the pedestrian path or streetscape, PennSTAR® INTEGO efficiently combines our LED lighting platform with an integrally mounted security camera. Read more

Amerlux Unveils Expansion Plan
September 10, 2013
The new facility will encompass more than 70 percent additional space, featuring state of the art Lean Manufacturing processes for both interior and exterior lighting products and a wire-guidance system in the warehouse that will reduce costs and increase quality. Read more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
September 10, 2013
The Pennsylvania Globe Gaslight Co. was honored when asked to host the event in Connecticut. Over 150 attendees, both men and women, gathered on the factory floor for a panel discussion group. Read more

Army Sergeant Justin Bond To Speak At The B-K Lighting 12th Annual 911 Memorial Ceremony
September 9, 2013
BK Lighting, TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes, Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering and Etendue will pay respect to the fallen, the survivors and the men and women in uniform on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Read more

American Institute Of Architects And Niantic Labs Partner On Mobile Landmark App
September 8, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has joined with Niantic Labs at Google as a premier audio content partner to launch a new version of the Field Trip smartphone app. Read more

LightForms, LLC Presents A New Paradigm In Recessed Adjustable Lighting
September 4, 2013
Architects and Lighting Designers are constantly on the lookout for something new in architectural lighting. Read more

LEDucation 8 Issues Call For Speakers
September 3, 2013
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced its “Call for Speakers” for LEDucation 8, the largest single day exhibition and educational event dedicated solely to the ever evolving LED market and technology. Read more

Popular Aleddra LED EasiRetrofit Tube Now DLC Qualified For Utility Rebate
September 2, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting announces that its energy-efficient LED T8 EasiRetrofit tubes are now qualified by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) for utility rebates. Read more

WattStopper Simplifies Control System Integration And Improves User Experience
August 29, 2013
WattStopper has launched an integration building block that allows third party systems to take advantage of the simplicity of Digital Lighting Management (DLM). Read more

Cooper Introduces Metalux Encounter Series Featuring Revolutionary LED WaveStream Technology
August 25, 2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that its Cooper Lighting division is rolling out its new light-emitting diode (LED) WaveStream™ technology with the introduction of the Metalux Encounter™ ambient luminaires. Read more

Advanced Line Of LED Landscape Lights With A New Approach To Design Flexibility And System Longevity
August 25, 2013
The Impressionist Series™ from CAST Lighting, includes a collection of bronze and copper directional lights, wash lights, and tree lights. Read more

Positive Trend Continues For Architecture Billings Index
August 21, 2013
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a jump of more than a full point last month, indicating acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally. Read more

Leviton Wins NAED Best of the Best Award
August 20, 2013
Leviton has received tED Magazine’s “Best of the Best Award,” winning Best Product Launch by a Major Manufacturer for its 2012 launch of the Zipline Lighting Retrofit Solution. Read more

Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA Saves 78 Percent On Electricity Costs With Aleddra EasiRetrofit T8
August 18, 2013
Determined to maintain operational sustainability, the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA recognized the need to upgrade its lighting in the pool and surrounding areas. Read more

Efficient Measurement Of Large Light Source Near-Field Color And Luminance Distributions White Paper
August 18, 2013
For optical design and product qualification, the output color and luminance distributions of large light sources are needed to qualify and predict the performance of architectural, automotive, street, security, entertainment and other lighting systems. Read more

WattStopper Expands Lighting Control Toolbox To Better Manage Energy In High Performance Buildings
August 15, 2013
The panels allow designers to easily layer multiple control strategies and integrate seamlessly with other building systems to meet the newest energy code requirements and optimize energy management. Read more

Cooper Lighting Expands Halo LED Recessed Downlight Collection
August 14, 2013
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division has added new models to its Halo light-emitting diode (LED) RL46 and RL56 retrofit families, providing customers with a wider selection of color options to satisfy more lighting design needs. Read more

LIGHTFAIR International 2014 Call For Speakers: Global Invitation To Experts In Diverse Disciplines
August 13, 2013
LFI 2014 Call for Speakers opens with a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show. Read more

74 Percent Market Penetration Predicted For White Light LED
August 11, 2013
A comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy report predicting the market penetration of light-emitting diode (LED) white-light sources from 2010 to 2030 is available free from the National Lighting Bureau. Read more

Aleddra EasiRetrofit Tube Provides Better Protection Than Single-End LED T8
August 11, 2013
The LED T8 tubes have gained a wider market acceptance due to its high energy efficiency at 100 lumen-per-watt and matured industry standards on safety and performance. Read more

Interactive Video Helps Contractors, Builders, Electricians Select and Install LED Lighting
August 8, 2013
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released an interactive video that offers guidance about selecting and installing LED lighting. Read more

The AIA Recognizes Five Projects With The 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award
August 6, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected five educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. Read more

Sentry Electric Introduces New LED Street Light And Area Luminaire
August 6, 2013
Sentry Electric, one of North America’s most experienced and knowledgeable manufacturers of outdoor luminaires, proudly introduces the SDAS-LED Downtown luminaire. Read more

Slow Down In 2013 Nonresidential Building Activity
August 5, 2013
With slower than expected activity in the nonresidential construction sector in the first half of the year, the projections for growth in spending have been scaled back. Read more

DOE Updates L Prize PAR38 Competition Requirements
August 5, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has revised the L Prize® PAR38 competition requirements based on feedback from lighting industry experts and data analyzed from the LED Lighting Facts® program. Read more

Aleddra EasiRetrofit Tube Lamp Solves LED T8 Maintenance Dilemmas With Fiscally Feasible Replacement
August 4, 2013
In just a few short years, standards and guidelines have helped improve the quality of LED lamps, forcing manufacturers to produce better and more reliable lamps. Read more

LRC Designs New Skylight To Scoop Up Daylight, Save Energy
August 1, 2013
The LRC recently released a guide for designing light scoops—an innovative type of skylight designed by the LRC with funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Read more

Architectural Lighting Innovator Debuts August 1st
July 31, 2013
Lighting industry maverick Jack Zukerman today announced the debut of LightForms, LLC, an architectural lighting innovator that combines the talents of some of the best minds in the industry. Read more

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report On Outdoor Area Lighting
July 30, 2013
The DOE CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on outdoor area lighting, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database. Read more

DOE Selects Eaton For Research Grant To Develop Next Generation Of Energy Efficient Lighting
July 29, 2013
Eaton’s research will aim to improve the manufacturing speed of light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures by three times over the typical rate, reduce LED light engine costs by five times and reduce assembly costs by approximately 50 percent. Read more

WAC Lighting And Team Phoenix to Run The 2013 ING New York City Marathon
July 28, 2013
WAC Lighting’s Robert Bazan is joining Team Phoenix to run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon to benefit The New York Asian Women’s Center. Read more

DOE Publishes Major New Study On Residential Lighting Use
July 25, 2013
DOE has published a collaborative study focused on developing new estimates of residential lighting usage and energy consumption at the national and regional levels. Read more

Qualite Sports Lighting LLC Acquires Universal Sports Lighting
July 24, 2013
Universal Sports Lighting (USL), will enhance Qualite's ability to expand sports lighting technology capabilities and further grow Qualite's footprint in the industry. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Stays In Growth Mode
July 23, 2013
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee Light Link
July 21, 2013
ZigBee Light Link allows consumers to gain wireless control over all their LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches, using systems developed by an array of manufacturers. Read more

Intense Lighting Expands The MB Track Line With The High Performance, Yet Compact MB Mini
July 21, 2013
Intense Lighting announces the nationwide launch of the MB Mini (MBM), a high performance, precision-engineered compact version of the award-winning MB LED track head luminaire. Read more

Extended Height Occupancy Sensor Allows More Facilities To Benefit From Digital Control Solutions
July 18, 2013
WattStopper has released a new Digital Lighting Management (DLM) extended height passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor that gives specifiers more flexibility when designing control solutions for spaces with 20’ to 40’ ceiling heights. Read more

AIA Selects 12 Projects For National Healthcare Design Awards
July 17, 2013
The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Read more

EasiRetrofit LED T8 Lamp Demo Video Online
July 17, 2013
Aleddra’s EasiRetrofit® LED T8 lamp is the most installation-friendly LED tube on the market. Read more

IOTA Engineering Unveils New Logo And Website
July 15, 2013
IOTA has unveiled a new logo and tagline in addition to launching a newly redesigned website. The new IOTA logo is already making its appearance on printed literature and will soon be seen in several print and on-line industry publications. Read more

LEDtronics Adds Energy Saving Long Life LED Lights On Santa Monica Pier And Carousel Building
July 11, 2013
LEDtronics announced that their new LED lamps at the Santa Monica Pier and Carousel Building are helping the 97-year-old landmark conserve energy by more than 30%, increase safety, remove light pollution, and reduce maintenance time. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On LED Street Lighting
July 9, 2013
Nine different LED products were installed in February 2011 as replacements for incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires. Read more

Cooper Lighting Amplifies Industry Reputation With 18 LED Product Awards
July 8, 2013
In a span of just four months in 2013, the Lighting division earned these notable accolades, which recognize a variety of its innovative, indoor and outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) product solutions. Read more

First Remote Controlled Track Fixture Introduced By NSpec From Nora Lighting
July 8, 2013
REVO, the industry’s first motorized track head that can be adjusted with a hand-held remote, has been introduced by NSpec, the architectural and specifier division of Nora Lighting. Read more

L Prize Winner Completes 25,000 Hours Of Testing
July 7, 2013
The L Prize®-winning lamp from Philips Lighting North America has shown no falloff in light output after 25,000 hours of continuous lumen maintenance testing. Read more

Architects Team With HUD To Promote Rebuild By Design Regional Design Competition
July 2, 2013
“Rebuild by Design,” which has an entry deadline of July 19, hopes to promote resiliency in the small coastal towns of New Jersey to lower Manhattan that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy late last year. Read more

Digital Lighting Management Partition Controls Manage Lighting Energy In Multi Use Spaces
June 30, 2013
WattStopper has launched two Digital Lighting Management control devices that offer design professionals elegant, cost effective solutions for managing energy efficient lighting controls in partitioned spaces. Read more

North American EBCIs Indicate Improving Conditions For The Eighth Consecutive Month In June
June 30, 2013
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America rose in June, up from 55.9 in May to 56.7. Read more

ASSIST Publication Guides Managers Of Multi-Family Housing In Selecting LED Lighting
June 26, 2013
The Lighting Field Guide: Upgrading to LEDs for Multi-family Housing, provides a clear, concise guide to selecting LED replacement lighting products for common interior and exterior lighting applications found in multi-family housing. Read more

AIA Issues Report On Key Trends In Architecture Marketplace
June 23, 2013
It is intended to provide original research that applies to the current and future practice of architecture focusing on the areas of sustainability, advances in building performance, changes in project delivery and the evolution of technology. Read more

Beauty Meets High Performance Design With Transition® Enclosed Fixtures From Columbia Lighting
June 23, 2013
To seamlessly light indoor commercial spaces, Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today two new brilliantly designed enclosed basket fixtures from Columbia Lighting – the Transition® Enclosed TRE (fluorescent) and LTRE (LED). Read more

LRC Demonstrates Advanced Building Infrastructure For Solid-State Lighting In Hollywood
June 20, 2013
In a Hollywood conference room, researchers from the LRC and product engineers from OSRAM capped off eight years of research and concept development with a field demonstration that takes LED lighting to the next level. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Tube LED Luminaire
June 19, 2013
WAC Lighting is proud to introduce Tube, a new indoor and outdoor LED sconce luminaire. Read more

Strong Rebound For Architecture Billings Index
June 18, 2013
Following the first reversal into negative territory in ten months in April, the Architecture Billings Index has bounced back in May. Read more

2013 SSL Manufacturing Workshop Presentations Posted
June 17, 2013
During the workshop, speakers and participants examined SSL manufacturing issues and discussed proposed updates to the DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap. Read more

UL Expands Zhaga Testing Capabilities For LED Light Source Interchangeability
June 16, 2013
Zhaga is an industry-wide cooperation aimed at enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers, as well as developing standard specifications for these sources. Read more

Comcast and Osram Announce Agreement To Bring Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs To Xfinity Home
June 13, 2013
Comcast and Osram Sylvania announced the companies have entered into an agreement to offer energy efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely from anywhere through the Xfinity Home platform. Read more

CFL Safety Issues An Urban Myth, Says NLB
June 12, 2013
“Absolutely, categorically untrue. An urban myth.” That’s how National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis (Visioneering Corporation) describes claims that compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs) pose a fire hazard when they reach the end of their lives. Read more

Aleddra LED Tube Lamp Brightens Up Auburn SuperMall With 50 Percent Less Energy
June 11, 2013
During recent events, the mall management team learned of Aleddra LED tube lamp that not only would reduce energy consumption but would also increase lighting levels, something desired by the mall security staff. Read more

New Website From Legion Lighting
June 10, 2013
Legion Lighting Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer of lighting equipment, has redesigned their website. In addition to a new look, navigating the site is much easier. Read more

Lighting Equipment Shipments Continued To Improve During The First Quarter Of 2013
June 9, 2013
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased in the first quarter of 2013 following a 3.4 gain in the fourth quarter of 2012, growing 5.4 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis and by 3.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. Read more

User-Based Definition For Lamp Dimming Proposed In The LRC ASSIST Recommends Publication
June 6, 2013
The new publication that addresses the issue of how lamps should dim in terms of their “look and feel” during the dimming process. Read more

Popular Styling of Ghost Chandelier Now Available In Two New Luminaires
June 4, 2013
ILEX Architectural Lighting is pleased to announce that one of their most popular fixtures, the ILEX™ Ghost Chandelier, is now available in two new complementary products. Read more

Cooper Expands Its Lumark Crosstour™ LED Wall Pack Series To Meet High Lumen Output Needs
June 4, 2013
Designed to efficiently satisfy high lumen output needs, the Lumark Crosstour™ MAXX LED wall pack and site luminaires deliver up to 7,416 lumens replacing up to a 400-watt metal halide fixture, while consuming only 85 watts and providing up to 85 percent in energy and maintenance savings. Read more

DOE Announces Selections For SSL Manufacturing Funding Opportunity
June 4, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of five projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement. Read more

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Remain Dim
June 2, 2013
NEMA’s shipment indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps declined on a year-over-year basis (y/y) for the fourth consecutive quarter in 2013Q1. Read more

T5 And T8 Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Surge During First Quarter
June 2, 2013
NEMA’s T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamp indexes surged upward 6.3 and 15.7 percent on a year-over-year basis (y/y), respectively, during 2013Q1. Read more

AFX Introduces Paulmann Lighting, Delivering Trend-Setting Lighting Systems To The United States
May 30, 2013
With fully customizable features for flexibility in lighting design, the portfolio features high-quality LED, fluorescent, and halogen pendants, wall sconces, table and floor lamps. Read more

Though Somewhat Weaker, North American EBCIs Still Indicate Improving Conditions In May
May 29, 2013
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in May, falling from 66.7 in April to 55.9, but continued to show signs of improvement in the business environment by remaining above the 50-point mark. Read more

Energy-Efficient LED Replacements For PAR38-Style Floodlight Bulbs For Home And Commercial Use
May 29, 2013
The PAR38WF-18W-001A Series comes with a softly diffused, precision domed lens that directs a high-lumen, wide beam of light in an omni-directional illumination pattern. Read more

LRC Student Receives Sylvan R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship
May 28, 2013
Ute Besenecker, a graduate student pursuing her doctoral degree in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) is the recipient of the Sylvan R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship. Read more

Sustained Growth For Halogen A-Line Lamp Index
May 27, 2013
NEMA’s index for halogen A-line lamp shipments showed sharp growth during Q1 2013 registering an index level of 528.3, an increase of 127.1 percent on a year-over year basis (y/y). In contrast, the incandescent lamp index retreated by 28.8 percent (y/y), to 40.2. Read more

Architects Choose Cooper Lighting As The Preferred Brand Of Choice
May 27, 2013
Cooper Lighting, a division of Eaton, is pleased to announce that it has been named the preferred brand of choice in the Lighting: Interior/Exterior category in Architect magazine’s 2013 Brand Use Study. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Mirabel Opal Glass Pendant in Early Electric Collection
May 26, 2013
Honoring the Victorian penchant for faceted embellishment, the subtle yet stylish opal cased glass of WAC Lighting’s new Mirabel Pendant spins a new twist on a classic design. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces SOURCE Awards Competition Call For Entries
May 23, 2013
The 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in interior or exterior design projects. Read more

LightFair International 2013 Breaks All Records
May 22, 2013
The 24th edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Philadelphia April 21-25. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Reverts Into Negative Territory For First Time In Nine Months
May 21, 2013
After indicating increasing demand for design services for the better part of a year, the Architecture Billings Index has reversed course in April. Read more

LRC Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource For Homes
May 20, 2013
The LRC has launched the first interactive website to help homeowners and professionals choose the right products to maximize energy savings and achieve lighting effects to meet a wide range of needs in their homes. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces Winners Of The 36th Annual SOURCE Awards
May 19, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce the winners of the 36th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Read more

Featured Light Fair 2013 Products From Light Directory
May 16, 2013
Welcome to the 5th Annual Featured Light Fair Products from Light Directory. Take a moment and check out some product highlights from the show! Read more

LRC Researchers Receive Leon Gaster Award
May 14, 2013
Russ Leslie, along with Leora Radetsky, and Aaron Smith have been awarded the prestigious Leon Gaster Award from the Society of Light and Lighting for the paper, “Conceptual design metrics for daylighting,” published in Lighting Research & Technology last year. Read more

WattStopper Launches Dual Loop Photosensor For Energy-Efficient Control Of Spaces With Skylights
May 13, 2013
WattStopper announced the new LMLS-600 dual loop photosensor that provides superior automatic daylighting control for applications with skylights. Read more

EasiRetrofit® LED T8 Lamp Leading LED Tube Retrofit Market
May 12, 2013
Aleddra EasiRetrofit LED T8 tube continues its lead in the LED tube retrofit market by winning fluorescent tube replacement projects from all sectors, including education; government; industrial facilities; and commercial buildings. Read more

LED Bollards From Sentry Electric Chosen Top Pick By BUILDINGS Magazine
May 12, 2013
Sentry Electric proudly announces that BUILDINGS Magazine has selected the company’s LED Bollard family as a top 2013 Money-Saving Product. Read more

DOE Updates SSL Research And Development Plan
May 8, 2013
This year’s streamlined edition provides a description of the activities the DOE plans to undertake over the next several years to implement its SSL mission, and informs the development of annual SSL R&D funding opportunities. Read more

Lighting System Designers On NLB Website
May 7, 2013
Effective design results in what the Bureau has dubbed High-Benefit Lighting® that provides benefits such as improved worker productivity, fewer production errors, enhanced safety, increased security, and more, including better health. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Electric Lamps—Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps
May 2, 2013
This standard sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal halide lamps operated on 60 Hz ballasts to ensure interchangeability and safety. Read more

Aleddra Products Are Huge Hit At Light Fair 2013
May 1, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting today announces that at Light Fair 2103 its energy-efficient EasiRetrofit® LED T8 tube booked record sales and its new LightFly™ 5000 Balloon Light drew passionate interest from multiple segments. Read more

DOE Report Estimates LED Savings In Common Lighting Applications
April 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report analyzing markets where light-emitting diodes (LEDs) compete with traditional lighting sources. Read more

North American EBCIs Point To Continued Improvement In Business Conditions In April
April 29, 2013
NEMA’s EBCI indicated continued improvement in the business environment, as the index edged up to 66.7 from the 65.9 recorded in March. Read more

LED 2013 Product Application For iPad From Columbia Lighting
April 28, 2013
Columbia Lighting is pleased to announce that our new LED 2013 product app for iPad has now been updated to include the LLT – LED Lens Troffer and the LLHP – Premium LED High Bay. Read more

Red Light Increases Alertness During The Post-Lunch Dip
April 25, 2013
A new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that exposure to certain wavelengths and levels of light has the potential to increase alertness during the post-lunch dip. Read more

More Positive Momentum For Architecture Billings
April 24, 2013
The AIA reported the March ABI score was 51.9, down from a mark of 54.9 in February. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services. Read more

DOE Publishes LED Lighting Facts Snapshot Report On Indoor Ambient Lighting
April 22, 2013
The DOE LED Lighting Facts® program has released a Snapshot Report on indoor ambient lighting. Read more

Acuity Brands Explores Groundbreaking Lighting Technologies At LightFair 2013
April 21, 2013
Acuity Brands, Inc. will hold a Technology Tuesday educational series on April 23 at Lightfair 2013 in Philadelphia. Technology Tuesday will explore advanced technologies that are paving the way for solid-state lighting. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On Parking Garage Lighting
April 17, 2013
LED luminaires were substituted for the incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires and evaluated for relative light quantity and performance. Read more

DOE Releases Model Specification For Control And Remote Monitoring Of LED Roadway Luminaires
April 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released Version 1.0 of its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires. Read more

WattStopper Daylighting Control Launch Scheduled At California Lighting Technology Center
April 15, 2013
The University of California at Davis’ (UC Davis) California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) is hosting a launch event for WattStopper’s LMLS-600 Switching and Dimming Dual Loop Photosensor. Read more

Phihong Announces Wireless Power And Dimming Controls For OEM Lighting Applications
April 15, 2013
Phihong USA, a leading global supplier of power solutions for OEM lighting technologies, has developed a new series of remote access tools that provide users with greater control over their LED lighting installations. Read more

Phihong Introduces New Adapter Style LED Driver For Personal Lighting Applications
April 15, 2013
Phihong USA has developed a new, low-cost, fixed-prong, wall-plug adapter style LED driver capable of driving small arrays of LEDs, like those in personal lighting applications, at a constant current. Read more

DOE Hosts Free Training Sessions At Lightfair 2013
April 11, 2013
Once again, the DOE will host its award-winning informational booth and free training sessions at Lightfair® International, held April 23-25 in Philadelphia. Read more

State-of-the-Art Street Lighting From Cooper Brings Energy-Efficient Illumination To Austin, Texas
April 10, 2013
To provide a stylish and energy-efficient upgrade, the city is performing a major renovation of nearly 35,000 outdated high pressure sodium (H.P.S.) fixtures. Read more

LSI Industries Introduces The Sterling
April 10, 2013
LSI Industries has taken LED performance to a whole new level with its newest LED area light solution called the Sterling (XSB). Read more

National Academy Of Sciences Releases Report On Solid-State Lighting
April 9, 2013
The NAS committee reviewed the development and future impacts of SSL, including projections of cost and research and development (R&D) necessary to overcome barriers to widespread adoption. Read more

Teron Lighting Receives Email Marketing Award
April 8, 2013
Teron Lighting, Inc. (TLI), a Fairfield-based manufacturer of commercial lighting fixtures owned by Kichler Corporation (Cleveland, OH), has been recognized by Constant Contact for their exemplary marketing results. Read more

New Photometry Lab At The Lighting Research Center
April 4, 2013
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer recently unveiled its new photometry laboratory with a ribbon cutting at its 25th anniversary celebration, March 20. Read more

DOE Publishes Exploratory CALiPER Study On Commercial Ambient LED Lighting
April 3, 2013
The DOE has released an exploratory CALiPER study on the problems and benefits likely to be encountered as LED products intended to replace linear fluorescent lamps become increasingly popular. Read more

LSI Industries Introduces The First In A New Family Of LED Architectural Area Light Fixtures
April 3, 2013
The sleek one-piece housing makes the XAMU extremely aerodynamic – plus the new fixture offers greater performance with three reflectors, two drive currents and energy-saving control options. Read more

Cooper Lighting Joins CLTC To Collaborate On New Energy Efficient Research And Development Projects
April 2, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce that it has joined the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) as an affiliate partner. Read more

What A Difference A Year Makes For Incandescent Lamps
April 2, 2013
NEMA’s incandescent lamp shipments index showed a precipitous decline of 40.1 percent compared to the same period last year. Read more

Heatron Inc. Announces Launch Of Ascendia 8” Round High Brightness LED Module
April 1, 2013
Delivering up to 7400 lumens from an 8” diameter module, Ascendia offers luminaire manufacturers a low profile module which easily integrates into cans, cylinders, pendants and surface mount down light fixtures. Read more

North American Current Conditions EBCI Slips While Future Conditions Index Climbs In March
March 31, 2013
NEMA’s March Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions continues to indicate improvement in the business environment despite slipping in March. Read more

DOE Releases Report On LED Environmental Testing
March 28, 2013
The DOE has released a new study addressing the potential environmental impacts from landfill disposal of three light-source technologies used in residential homes: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), and LED. Read more

Leviton Expands Energy Management Offering with VerifEye™ Submetering Solutions
March 27, 2013
VerifEye enables tracking, monitoring and verification of real-time energy usage, providing precise data for billing, reducing operating costs and allowing users to experience long-term energy savings of 15 to 20 percent. Read more

Cooper Lighting Joins Green Parking Council
March 26, 2013
Cooper Lighting, a leader at the forefront of transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Green Parking Council (GPC) as a platinum-level partner. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Continues to Improve At A Healthy Pace
March 24, 2013
With increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index is continuing to strengthen. The American Institute of Architects reported the February ABI score was 54.9, up slightly from a mark of 54.2 in January. Read more

Central Park LED Luminaire From Sentry Electric Recognized With 2013 Product Innovation Award
March 20, 2013
Sentry Electric announced that Architectural SSL Magazine has selected the company’s Central Park LED luminaire as a recipient of a 2013 Product Innovation Award. Read more

LEDtronics Introduces Direct Incandescent-Replacement RPLH Series Panel LED Pilot Lamps And Holders
March 20, 2013
Continuing to expand its offerings of based LEDs for industrial controls and retrofit panel mount applications, LEDtronics introduces 22mm and 30mm direct incandescent-replacement RPLH Series Panel LED Pilot Lamps and Holders. Read more

HAI by Leviton Announces KNX Gateway
March 20, 2013
HAI by Leviton announced the launch of its KNX Gateway, an interface allowing HAI by Leviton’s Omni and Lumina Ethernet-based controllers to communicate with and control KNX devices through KNX’s standardized network communications BUS protocol. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2013 Indoor Winners
March 19, 2013
Winners in the Indoor category of the fifth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Design Competition were announced today at the LEDucation 7 conference in New York. Read more

Cooper LED Fixtures Provide First LED High-Mast Roadway Illumination For Chubbuck, Idaho Project
March 18, 2013
The goal of the project was to light a new interstate interchange with LED fixtures and utilize 80-foot high-mast poles to minimize the number of poles needed in the design. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Launches 34th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
March 17, 2013
The unique program is open to owners, designers, facility managers, contractors, manufacturer’s representatives, utility employees, users, and virtually anyone else associated with a illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of High-Benefit Lighting(R). Read more

IOTA Welcomes Two MVPs To Their All-Star Team
March 17, 2013
IOTA Engineering is pleased to announce they have brought Jeff Price and Greg Decker on board to their Sales Team! Read more

In-Depth Perimeter Lighting Webinar From Cast Lighting
March 14, 2013
Learn the essentials of perimeter security lighting - how to achieve up to 90% savings in material, labor, and energy; and how to add this service to your existing business. Read more

Cooper Products Recognized In Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor SSL Design Competition
March 14, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce that its Streetworks Navion roadway product family and the Lumière Eon Bollard have been honored by the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) 2012 Outdoor SSL Design Competition. Read more

US Green Building Materials Market
March 13, 2013
Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity, combined with continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products, will propel US growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion. Read more

New LC8 Modular Panel Provides Off-The-Shelf Versatility For Lighting Control Applications
March 13, 2013
WattStopper has announced a modular panel to provide electrical contractors with cost-effective code-compliant lighting control for a wide variety of small projects. Read more

Announcing ElumTools™ 2013.4
March 12, 2013
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in lighting design and calculation software is pleased to announce the availability of ElumTools 2013.4, an enhanced version of our software add-in to Autodesk® Revit® 2013. Read more

Aleddra Announces High-Performance LED Highbay Luminaire
March 11, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting today announces its high-performance Star Highbay LED luminaire is available in the North American market as an energy efficient solution for high bay lighting application. Read more

LightFair International 2013 Offers Key Networking And Special Events
March 11, 2013
LFI will offer a robust schedule of networking and special events to be staged in the newly added Hall F, which will feature the popular Spotlight Lounge and new product categories. Read more

US Embassy Innovation Center Opens With Award-Winning LEDs
March 10, 2013
The building now features numerous high performance LED fixtures, selected from NGL competition winners, plus one organic LED fixture. There are no incandescent or fluorescent bulbs in the facility. Read more

Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute
March 7, 2013
The LRC will hold a four-day, hands-on seminar May 14-17, 2013, to teach industry professionals how to incorporate LEDs and OLEDs into lighting applications. Read more

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum And Sports Arena Sign Upgraded With LED T8 Tube Lights
March 5, 2013
Every day, more than 300,000 motorists pass by the electronic sign alongside Interstate 110 that announces coming events at the Los Angeles Coliseum and the Sports Arena. Read more

LEDucation 7 Announces Advanced Registration And Expects Its Largest Show In History
March 4, 2013
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce record numbers for advance registration to LEDucation 7 to be held in New York on Wednesday, March 20th. Read more

Nora Lighting Announces Four New Brand Designations To Better Differentiate Product Lines
March 4, 2013
Nora Lighting, a well-known name in the interior lighting industry with fixtures for residential and commercial applications, has announced four new brand designations to better differentiate product lines. Read more

Lighting Equipment Shipments Improved During The Fourth Quarter Of 2012
March 3, 2013
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased in the fourth quarter of 2012 after a decline in the third quarter, growing 1.9 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis and by 3.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. Read more

IOTA Engineering Announces New YouTube Channel
February 28, 2013
IOTA is pleased to announce the launch of the new IOTA Engineering YouTube channel. This channel represents a whole new way for designers, contractors, and electricians to gain insight into IOTA’s emergency lighting products. Read more

North American EBCIs Continue To Flash Strongly Positive Signals In February
February 27, 2013
NEMA’s EBCI again pointed toward widespread improvement in the business environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers, with the overall index steady in February at 73.8, matching its highest post-recession mark. Read more

Strong Surge For Architecture Billings Index
February 21, 2013
As the prognosis for the design and construction industry continues to improve, the ABI is reflecting its strongest growth since November 2007. Read more

Webcast On Selection Of LED Streetlight Luminaires
February 20, 2013
On Wednesday, March 6, DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will host a 90-minute live webcast on the factors involved in successful selection of LED streetlight luminaires. Read more

Fundamental Considerations When Choosing LED Tube Lamps From Aleddra
February 18, 2013
Facilities managers and lighting contractors who are new to LED lighting however can be confused or even frustrated when it comes to choosing the right LED T8 lamp for his/her energy efficient project. Read more

Dimmable LED A19 Bulb From LEDtronics For Omnidirectional Illumination Consumes Only 13 Watts
February 18, 2013
LEDtronics, Inc., announces the newest members in its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient LED replacements for A19-style light bulbs for home and commercial use. Read more

LightFair International 2013 Adds Hall F, New Categories And Networking Events
February 18, 2013
The debut of Hall F illuminates the future of new lighting technologies with a well-placed spotlight on a diverse and well-known lineup of exhibitors. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2012 Outdoor Winners
February 17, 2013
Winners in the Outdoor category of the fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read more

ConTech Lighting Unveils iPhone And iPad App
February 14, 2013
ConTech Lighting is proud to introduce their new iPhone and iPhone App, now available in iTunes! The app places over 600 pages of specification grade lighting product information at your fingertips. Read more

Architects And Alliantgroup Launch Education Initiative On Energy Saving Tax Deductions
February 13, 2013
The American Institute of Architects has launched an education initiative that shows how the design and construction industry can use a provision in the tax code to help win business and save energy in the process. Read more

Cooper Lighting Launches Sure-Lites PathLinx LED Emergency Lighting Line
February 13, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce the launch of its Sure-Lites PathLinx emergency lighting line, offering features to reduce egress system costs. Read more

2013 SSL Research And Development Workshop Presentations Posted
February 12, 2013
The input gathered from attendees will inform updates to DOE's SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan, which is widely consulted by government and industry both here and abroad, and also guides DOE's SSL funding solicitations. Read more

LED Bollards From Sentry Recognized As 2013 Top Product From Building Operating Management Magazine
February 12, 2013
Sentry Electric announced that Building Operating Management Magazine has selected the company’s LED bollards as a recipient of its 2013 Top Product Award. Read more

MODERN FORMS, New Innovative LED Luminaire Brand And Fashion Forward Manufacturer, By WAC Lighting
February 11, 2013
Engineered to the finest detail for unsurpassed performance and design sophistication, MODERN FORMS is established by WAC Lighting as a future forward manufacturer and innovative brand of unique, upscale LED luminaires. Read more

Builders Name Halo Brand From Cooper The Leader In Lighting For The Fifteenth Consecutive Year
February 11, 2013
Awarded for the fifteenth consecutive year, Halo sweeps all lighting categories including Brand Familiarity, Brand Used in Past Two Years, Brand Used Most and Quality. Read more

DOE Recognizes Top SSL Research And Development Achievements
February 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy recognized five research and development project teams last week at its tenth annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held this year in Long Beach, CA. Read more

LRC And Penn State Researchers Identify Links Between Visibility And Safety From Roadway Lighting
February 10, 2013
Tackling the tricky questions of when and where to install roadway illumination is a challenge for transportation agencies. Read more

NEMA Publishes Lighting Controls Terminology
February 7, 2013
NEMA LSD 64 defines terminology related to controls for lighting systems for non-residential and residential applications. The goal is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as the definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA LE 4-2012 Recessed Luminaires, Ceiling Compatibility
February 5, 2013
NEMA LE 4-2012 contains definitions, dimensions, and tolerances for recessed luminaires designed to use fluorescent, high-intensity discharge, and incandescent light sources. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies® Announces New ProLED® MR16 Series Lamps
February 5, 2013
Halco Lighting Technologies® introduces their new ProLED MR16 Series lamps to replace standard 10W, 20W, 35W and 50W Halogen MR16 lamps. Read more

Miniature 2-Pin/G4 Base, 12VDC LED Bulbs From LEDtronics Offer Up to 90% Energy Savings
February 4, 2013
LEDtronics®, Inc., announces a series of Bi-Pin G4 base T3.3 tubular LED miniature lamps as direct replacement for 12V xenon and halogen T2/T3/T4 bulbs from 8 watts up to15 watts, including xenon 1205X (5W) and halogen lamps 774 (8W), 891 (8W, 12.8V) and 773 (8W). Read more

North American EBCIs Pick Up In 2013 Where They Left Off In 2012
February 3, 2013
NEMA’s January Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions built on the momentum generated at the end of 2012, climbing for a fifth month in a row to 73.8. Read more

Aleddra LED Tube Helps Achieving 13 Month Payback For PICA Parking Garage
February 3, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting today announces its EasiRetrofit™ LED T8 lamp has been successfully deployed for a commercial parking lighting project and help achieving 13-month payback for the end user. Read more

WattStopper Releases Powerful Driver Module To Niagara AX Integrators At No Cost
January 31, 2013
WattStopper announced the release of a time-saving Niagara AX driver module that streamlines integration when WattStopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) controls are combined with Niagara controllers in high performance buildings. Read more

NEMA Publishes National Standard For Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment
January 30, 2013
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.32 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting—Enclosed Setback Luminaires and Directional Floodlights. Read more

Incremental Increase In Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected For 2013
January 30, 2013
Growing at a faster rate than the overall U.S. economy, the nonresidential construction industry is expected to see solid, yet measured, increases in activity this year. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Roadway And Area Lighting Luminaires
January 30, 2013
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.23-2012 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed Architectural Luminaires. Read more

Top 5 Incentives For Energy Efficiency Lighting In 2013 From Aleddra
January 28, 2013
Facilities Managers or supervisors looking for incentives to kick off energy efficient lighting projects in 2013 will have not one but five incentive to consider. Read more

Rory Sutherland To Give Keynote At The LRC 25th Anniversary Celebration
January 28, 2013
The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer is pleased to announce Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, will give the keynote at the 25th Anniversary Celebration, March 20, 2013 in Troy, N.Y. Read more

WAC Lighting Unveils Plymouth LED Pendant featuring Authentic Period Design With Modern Technology
January 27, 2013
Integrating an early electric period design with modern technology, WAC Lighting unveils the Plymouth LED Pendants in the popular Early Electric Collection. Read more

Alera Lighting Introduces Micro6, A Best-In-Class Architectural Recessed Luminaire
January 27, 2013
Alera Lighting announces the introduction of the Micro6 — a high efficacy LED or supremely efficient T5 lighting solution for contemporary architectural ceiling systems. Read more

Orbit Industries Donates Electrical Supplies To The Pathway School
January 27, 2013
The Pathway School, an educational facility for students with complex learning disabilities, recently received a gift of electrical equipment donated by Orbit Industries, a manufacturer of electrical installation products. Read more

Fifth Consecutive Month of Gains In Architecture Billings Index
January 23, 2013
“While it’s not an across the board recovery, we are hearing a much more positive outlook in terms of demand for design services,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. Read more

NCQLP LC Luncheon At LightFair 2013 Speaker Announced By NCQLP
January 22, 2013
The NCQLP is pleased to announce that the Annual Luncheon at Lightfair honoring LCs will feature Gerry Cornwell, LC, Academic Coordinator, Certificate Program in Lighting Design, Ryerson University in Toronto. Read more

More Energy Efficiency With LED T8 High Bay Luminaire
January 22, 2013
A local contractor and a local distributor recently completed three energy efficient high-bay lighting projects in Kent, Washington using the Aleddra 4-ft LED T8 lamps. Read more

Industry Drafted Model Outdoor Lighting Legislation Introduced
January 21, 2013
SD 844 would take advantage of current lamp and luminaire technology and standards to the maximum extent possible with optimal “total lifecycle costs,” assurance of good visibility, and minimizing energy consumption. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Donates Linear Lamps to Support Local High School Program
January 21, 2013
Halco Lighting Technologies® partners with a local high school – donating ProLume® lamps to Kell High School Robotics Team in Marietta, Georgia. Read more

Strategies In Light 2013 Conference Program Now Available
January 20, 2013
The 2013 Conference Program is now available. Join thousands of LED and lighting professionals for three days of information exchange and networking. Read more

2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence In Architecture, Interiors, And Urban Design
January 17, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2013 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Read more

Aleddra Announces EasiRetrofit LED Tube Light Video Competition
January 15, 2013
Aleddra LED Lighting announces the EasiRetrofit™ LED Tube Video Competition and the winner will receive a free iPad Mini at LightFair 2013. Read more

Howard Lewis Elected To 4th Term As Bureau Chair At The National Lighting Bureau
January 14, 2013
Howard P. Lewis, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s (IES’) representative to the National Lighting Bureau, has been elected to an unprecedented fourth consecutive term as Bureau chair. Read more

Aleddra EasiRetrofit LED Tubes Now Aavailable For 8-ft T12 Retrofit
January 14, 2013
Aleddra LED lighting announces today that EPCO T8 retrofit kits can be used with Aleddra EasiRetrofit™ LED T8 tubes for retrofit projects involving 8-ft T12 strip fixtures to T8 LED lamps. Read more

Energy Savings Advancement In Recessed Lighting From Prudential Lighting
January 13, 2013
Lighting makes up about 18% of the total electricity consumed in the U.S. and energy efficient lighting plays a major role in conservation efforts. Read more

New LED Product Application For iPad From Columbia Lighting
January 10, 2013
This application has been developed to offer customers and sales representatives an easier, more engaging way to access information on our LED product-line. Read more

LEDtronics Lights Up The Green City Path In Pasadena
January 10, 2013
LEDtronics, Inc. is one of the Southern California companies helping the Pasadena City Council in its goal to “increase conservation and sustainability”. Read more

Aleddra Moving Into New Office To Accommodate Growth
January 9, 2013
Aleddra LED lighting, well known for its patented EasiRetrofit™ LED T8 tubes, had a very successful run in 2012, and as a result it out-grew its current office capacity. Read more

AIA And NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase
January 8, 2013
The initial online offering will focus on healthcare facilities, learning environments and high-performance building types and contain 500 different reports. Read more

North American EBCIs Close 2012 On A Positive Note
January 7, 2013
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions extended its late-year rally in December, climbing for a fourth month in a row to 63.9. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Chair Sounds Strongly Optimistic Note In Annual Report
January 7, 2013
National Lighting Bureau (NLB) Chair Howard P. Lewis sounded a strongly optimistic note in his December 7 annual- report address to the Bureau’s board of directors. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Metalux ArcLine LED Series
January 7, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce the addition of the Metalux ArcLine™ LED Series to its family of architectural recessed luminaires. Read more

Architects Issue Statement On Fiscal Cliff Vote
January 2, 2013
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement in reaction to the House and Senate votes approving the “Fiscal Cliff” deal negotiated by Congressional leaders earlier this week. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The McGraw-Edison Galleon LED Luminaire
January 2, 2013
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce the addition of the McGraw-Edison Galleon™ LED luminaire to its line of outdoor LED area, site, and roadway lighting products. Read more

DOE Releases CALiPER 2012 Year In Review
January 1, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a CALiPER 2012 Year in Review report that summarizes recent testing results and provides an overview of multi-year trends. Read more

32,256 Philips LEDs Light The Iconic 2013 Times Square Ball
December 27, 2012
Philips continues to bring innovative LED technology into the lives of millions by lighting the world-famous Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. Read more

LightFair International 2013 Expands To Largest Trade Show In Its History
December 23, 2012
The 2013 additions of solar power and software accelerate LFI’s continuing growth as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Read more

President Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Bill Into Law
December 20, 2012
The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (HR 6582) is the legislative vehicle for provisions promoting advanced metering in the federal government. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Signaling Gains For Fourth Straight Month
December 18, 2012
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

ConTech Lighting 2012 Lighting Awards For Creative Design
December 17, 2012
The award winners were recognized in the categories of hospitality design and commercial design; projects are located in Florida and Illinois, respectively. Read more

Lighting Research Center Celebrates 25 Years Of Research And Education
December 16, 2012
The Lighting Research Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for March 20, 2013 in Troy, N.Y. The event will include a keynote, panel discussion, LRC tours and demonstrations, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner. Read more

IALD Announces Call For Presentations: Enlighten Americas 2013
December 12, 2012
To be considered as a conference speaker you must submit your proposal via the online submission site by 18 January 2013. Read more

Architectural Products Magazine Names Digital Lighting Management Best Lighting Control System
December 12, 2012
WattStopperfs PIA f12 award for DLM was in the Lighting/Electrical category. Winning products, judged by a group of 50 independent industry professionals are featured in the November 2012 issue of the magazine. Read more

Buying The Wrong LED Tube Lamps Can Be Expensive
December 12, 2012
When making purchasing decision on energy efficient lighting, it is not uncommon for people to choose LED tubes lights on price alone. Read more

Architects Issue Report Documenting The Connection Between Design And Public Health
December 11, 2012
“Architects play a key role in designing healthy environments,” said AIA CEO Robert Ivy. “This report shows the benefits our profession can bring to establishing a built environment that encourages exercise and discourages a sedentary lifestyle.” Read more

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Continue To Decline
December 9, 2012
NEMA’s indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments declined for the second consecutive quarter in 2012 Q3. Combined HID lamp shipments through Q3 2012 declined nearly 5 percent versus last year. Read more

Lighting Equipment Demand Dwindled During The Third Quarter Of 2012
December 6, 2012
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index declined in the third quarter of 2012 after a positive performance in the first half of 2012, falling 3.3 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Read more

Ecofriendly OLED Chandelier And Wall Sconce From WAC Lighting Receive Product Innovation Award
December 6, 2012
WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald has announced that the Vela Organic LED Chandelier and Wall Sconce have won a Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products magazine. Read more

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report On LED PAR38 Lamps
December 5, 2012
Report 20 evaluates the independently tested photometric performance of 38 LED PAR38 lamps, with results showing significant improvement versus earlier CALiPER testing of similar products. Read more

How To Lead Energy Efficient Lighting In Your Organization By Aleddra LED
December 4, 2012
Successful facility management (FM) leaders distinguish themselves on the operation efficiency, and energy efficient lighting is always high on their priority list. Read more

Columbia Lighting Introduces LLT – A Versatile LED Lensed Troffer Family
December 4, 2012
LED Recessed Lensed luminaires deliver an exquisite balance of aesthetics, performance and efficiency. Read more

T12 Fluorescent Lamp Index Tumbles During Third Quarter
December 2, 2012
NEMA’s T12 lamp shipment index tumbled to 37.5 a decline of nearly 40 percent on a year over-year (y/y) basis during Q3 - the first quarter following the implementation of the new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps. Read more

Energy Savings Advancement In Recessed Lighting
December 2, 2012
Introducing Wing¢â architectural recessed luminaires by Prudential Lighting. Clean lines and remarkable lighting performance, Wing controls where the light is directed so well, less fixtures are needed. Read more

WattStopper Sponsors New Professional Lighting Education Program At University Of Colorado
December 1, 2012
WattStopper Vice President Sales and Marketing Jim Young proudly announced that the company is a key sponsor of the newly formed Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy. Read more

WAC Unveils Energy Efficient Kitchen Lighting Solutions
November 29, 2012
WAC Lighting offers energy efficient lighting solutions to light up an entire kitchen with less than 100 watts of energy. Read more

DOE Announces Funding Opportunity For SSL U.S. Manufacturing Support
November 29, 2012
The DOE seeks applications for SSL manufacturing R&D projects that will achieve significant cost reductions through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Read more

EBCI For Current North American Business Conditions Climbs To Highest In Seven Months
November 28, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions climbed nearly 13 points in October, its third straight monthly increase. Read more

Webcast On Dimming LEDs: What You Need to Know
November 27, 2012
On Monday, December 10, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on the challenges and opportunities facing users trying to dim LED light sources today. Read more

Tsunami Wall Mount Illuminates Building Facades As Uplight Or Downlight
November 27, 2012
U.S. Architectural Lighting introduces the Tsunami Wall Mount, a graceful outdoor luminaire that can be used as either an uplight or downlight. Read more

Cooper Products Accepted Into The Prestigious 2012 IES Progress Report For Technical Advancement
November 27, 2012
A total of 14 innovative products, including 13 LED luminaires, represent significant product developments and improvements to the lighting industry. Read more

GE Lighting Acquires Albeo Technologies Inc.
November 26, 2012
GE Lighting has signed an agreement to acquire Boulder, Colorado-based Albeo Technologies Inc., a privately held LED fixture manufacturer established in 2004. Read more

Lighting Industry Mourns The Passing Of Showroom Sales Rep Jack Melnick
November 26, 2012
Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, CA, Melnick was very active in the industry he loved and was regarded by hundreds of business associates as a colleague and friend. Read more

Ecoluminance: LRC Develops New Method To Light Roundabouts
November 25, 2012
The LRC has developed a concept for roadway illumination called "Ecoluminance" which incorporates roadside vegetation with low-level pedestrian and landscape lighting, retroreflective markers, and LED road and walkway illumination. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Positive For Third Straight Month
November 25, 2012
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Incandescent Lamp Shipments Index Remains Resilient Through Third Quarter
November 22, 2012
NEMA’s index for traditional A-line incandescent lamps increased 20.2 percent during Q3 2012 rebounding from a slide of 18.2 percent in Q2 2012. Read more

LEDucation Expands Expo Floor For 7th Annual Educational Event/Expo On March 20, 2013
November 19, 2012
Over 2,500 members of the lighting design, architectural and engineering community are expected to attend LEDucation for its seventh annual educational event and expo on LED technology. Read more

LightFair International 2013 Introduces Exterior And Roadway Lighting Pavilion
November 18, 2012
The Pavilion is the latest addition in LFI’s large and growing mix of products and technologies expanding to embrace the broad spectrum of manufacturers offering solutions for various outdoor applications. Read more

LED Luminaires And Bollards From Sentry Electric Light Up Sacred Heart Academy
November 15, 2012
Sentry Electric, one of North America’s most experienced and knowledgeable manufacturers of outdoor lighting, has provided Sacred Heart Academy of Hempstead, NY with LED luminaires and bollards for its entire campus. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On Occupancy Sensors
November 14, 2012
The DOE has published a GATEWAY demonstration report that summarizes and compares experiences from field installations of occupancy sensor-controlled LED lighting in two parking structures and two parking lots. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Halo LED Recessed Downlighting System
November 14, 2012
The ML56 series offers multiple lumen packages, four color temperatures and unique trim options for both 5-inch and 6-inch recessed housings. Read more

LightFair International Grows West: 2016 Trade Show And Conference In San Diego
November 13, 2012
LFI will produce its 2016 west-coast event in San Diego in a strategic move signaling continuing growth for the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Read more

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report On LED Linear Pendants
November 12, 2012
The DOE has completed Series 19 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. A summary of the results is now available for download. Read more

Top 10 Considerations For Energy Efficient Lighting Implementation From Aleddra
November 12, 2012
The following considerations are drawn from successful energy efficient lighting projects using LED T8 lamps, and they would help facility managers and lighting contractors achieve a better ROI. Read more

Leviton Makes Donation To The American Red Cross For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
November 11, 2012
The relief efforts are particularly poignant for Leviton, since the company has called Long Island home for the past century, and has seen firsthand the devastating toll that the storm took on many of its neighbors and employees. Read more

Cooper Lighting LED Products Honored In Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards
November 8, 2012
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce that three of its LED architectural products have been recognized for ingenuity in Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIA) competition. Read more

The AOLP Releases New Guidelines For Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
November 7, 2012
The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals is pleased to announce the release of a new document, Guidelines for Low Voltage Landscape Lighting. Read more

DOE Releases Feasibility Assessment Of LED Roadway Lighting On The Golden Gate Bridge
November 5, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a technical feasibility assessment of replacing existing high-pressure sodium and low-pressure sodium roadway lighting on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Read more

EBCI Climbs Closer To Breakeven Mark In October
November 4, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions again moved upward, climbing to 45.5 in October from 42.1 in September and 35.7 in August. Read more

Columbia Lighting Introduces LLHP Premium LED High Bay
November 4, 2012
Designed for durability, energy savings, and performance, LLHP is ideal for demanding environments like sports complexes, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, commercial farm buildings, and indoor recreational spaces. Read more

Advanced Light Hazard Meter From Gigaherz Optik
November 4, 2012
The XD-45-HB BLUE Light Hazard Detector employs three filter sensors to cover the 300 to 700 nm spectral effectiveness range for BLH-Blue Light Hazard. A fourth photometric sensor is included to establish the 500 lux reference distance for illuminance and/or radiance qualification. Read more

Nora Lighting Introduces Bravo LED Linear Lightbars With Integral Dimmable Drivers
November 4, 2012
Nora Lighting now features Bravo and Bravo Plus, two new LED linear lightbars that include encapsulated 120V dimmable LED drivers that allow extended runs and easier installation. Read more

Cooper Products Help Illuminate A Student-Designed Building At Johnson County Community College
November 1, 2012
Cooper Lighting recently provided lighting solutions to the University of Kansas’ Studio 804 design team to illuminate Galileo’s Pavilion, a student-designed building on the campus of Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Read more

Eco-Friendly CFL-Replacing LED Lamps From LEDtronics Offer Energy Reduction
October 31, 2012
LEDtronics®, Inc., the industry’s most innovative LED lamp manufacturer for almost 30 years, announces a family of CFL-style, right-angle-illumination LED lamps with dual- or quadpin GX23, G24Q and G24D bases. Read more

US LED And Smart Street Lighting Study
October 30, 2012
A new survey from Northeast Group of nearly 100 cities and municipalities in the US on their LED and smart streetlighting projects. Includes a detailed forecast to 2025 for this $4.7bn market. Read more

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report On LED Recessed Wallwashers
October 29, 2012
The DOE has completed Series 18 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. A summary of the results is now available for download. Read more

Aleddra Added 277V 4-ft LED T8 To LDL List For Rebates
October 28, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced that its linear 4-ft LED T8 in 277V replacement tube is now listed with Lighting Design Lab (LDL) in Seattle for utility rebates. Read more

Increase For Architecture Billings Index
October 25, 2012
Billings at architecture firms in September increased at their fastest pace since late 2010. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 51.6, up from the mark of 50.2 in August. Read more

LED Lighting Video Series Targets Electrical Industry
October 25, 2012
A new video series from ElectricTV.net focuses on what electrical contractors need to know about LED lighting. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces Lumark LED Parking Garage Canopy Luminaire
October 23, 2012
Cooper Lighting is pleased to introduce the Lumark Quadcast™ LED Parking Garage/Canopy Luminaire, an economical, high-performing LED solution for parking garage, canopy, stairwell and low-bay installations. Read more

DOE Releases Demonstration Report On LED Roadway Lighting in Philadelphia
October 22, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration of LED roadway lighting conducted at three sites in Philadelphia, PA. Read more

Commerce Department Award To Help Architects Increase U.S. Exports And Create Jobs
October 22, 2012
The AIA announced that it had accepted an award from the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) to promote American architectural services to India and Sri Lanka. Read more

Birchwood Lighting Launches All New Website
October 21, 2012
Birchwood Lighting, manufacturer of high quality specification-grade light fixtures, introduces an entirely re-designed website showcasing a fresh new look along with up-to-the-minute product information, improved functionality and navigation. Read more

Blue Light Could Help Teenagers Combat Stress
October 21, 2012
New Study from the Lighting Research Center: Short-Wavelength Light Enhances Cortisol Awakening Response in Sleep-Restricted Adolescents. Read more

Nora Italian Art Glass Pendants Now Feature 10W LED Lamps With Dimmable Driver
October 18, 2012
Nora Lighting introduces Nicolas, a new series of hand-blown Italian art glass pendants that accept a wide range of lamp sources, including 10W LED luminaires with dimmable drivers. Read more

Shipments Of LED Based Street Lights Will Surpass 17 Million By 2020
October 17, 2012
According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, unit shipments of LED lamps for street lights will rise from fewer than 3 million in 2012 to more than 17 million in 2020. Read more

New Report On The OLED Lighting Materials Market
October 16, 2012
The report reviews the key technical and commercial developments of the past year and provide granular, eight-year volume and revenue forecasts for this business. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces Asymmetric LED Indirect Lighting Solutions
October 15, 2012
Available in pendant and wall configurations, the versatile luminaires are designed for both indirect general illumination and highlighting architectural features for a wide variety of applications. Read more

Underwriters Laboratories Enhances LightSmart App
October 15, 2012
The popular app helps users see the many benefits gained through LED and other more energy-efficient lighting solutions in their home or office space. Read more

Looming Fiscal Cliff Could Cost Design And Construction Industry More Than $2 Billion In Lost Work
October 14, 2012
The design and construction industry could face another $2 billion in lost work if Congress and the White House fail to reach agreement on a federal budget in time to avoid massive mandatory federal spending cuts on January 2. Read more

NEMA Publishes Annual Standards And Products Guide
October 13, 2012
NEMA has published the 2013 edition of its Electrical Standards and Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Halo LED Retrofit Baffle Trim For Recessed Downlights
October 11, 2012
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has introduced the Halo RL56 LED Retrofit Baffle Trim. Read more

Lighting Up The Aviation Industry
October 8, 2012
When the Boeing company and the FAA needed to develop innovative, efficient lighting solutions, they turned to Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On LED Post Top Lighting
October 7, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the evaluation report from a GATEWAY demonstration in New York City's Central Park, conducted in collaboration with The Climate Group and the New York City Department of Transportation. Read more

Aleddra Attracts OEM Buyers At LightShow East
October 7, 2012
At the LightShow East in Washington DC, Oct. 3-4, Aleddra’s 1-ft LED T8 sample tube quickly became one of the hottest giveaways. Read more

AIA Introduces Energy Modeling Guide
October 4, 2012
In order to help architects more accurately predict the energy consumption in their design projects, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has put together An Architect’s Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process. Read more

Williams Outdoor Introduces LED Bollards
October 4, 2012
Williams Outdoor, an H.E. Williams, Inc. brand, introduces a complete offering of LED outdoor bollards. Williams Outdoor bollards now provide long-lasting LED illumination in a vast array of styles and sizes. Read more

LED Solutions From Cooper Lighting Help Cameco Mines Increase Energy-Efficiency
October 2, 2012
With the goal of reducing maintenance, down time and overall energy use, Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, began investigating new lighting solutions for both its McArthur River and Cigar Lake mines. Read more

HAI By Leviton Releases Omni LTe Home Control System
October 1, 2012
The system provides enhanced comfort, safety, convenience and energy savings by coordinating multiple subsystems including lighting, heating and air, security, audio/video, scenes and messaging. Read more

Innovative WattStopper Sensor For Outdoor LED Fixtures Wins Top Honors
September 30, 2012
WattStopper’s Digital High/Low Passive Infrared Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensor has been chosen as the Lighting category Gold 2012 Product of the Year by readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Read more

WAC Lighting Receives Best Of The Best Marketing Excellence Award For Creative Displays
September 27, 2012
WAC Lighting was honored recently by The Electrical Distributor (tED), the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, with a 2012 Best of the Best Marketing Excellence Award. Read more

North American EBCIs Rebounded In September
September 26, 2012
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions rose to 42.1 in September, up from 35.7 and 38.6, respectively, in August and July. Read more

Cooper Lighting Expands Its Popular Lumière Line Of LED Architectural Products
September 25, 2012
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has introduced the Lumière Eon line of architectural indoor and outdoor LED luminaires. Read more

NEMA Responds To Senate Passage Of Energy Efficiency Provisions
September 24, 2012
NEMA today commended the Senate for passing several energy efficiency amendments to HR 4850, the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act. Read more

LRC Researchers Propose New Metric To Help Architects And Builders Take Advantage Of Daylighting
September 23, 2012
Researchers at the LRC have proposed a new metric to help architects and builders more easily take advantage of the benefits of daylighting. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Inches Back Into Positive Territory
September 20, 2012
On the heels of a nearly three-point increase, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed into positive terrain for the first time in five months. Read more

WAC Lighting Supports New York Heroes
September 19, 2012
WAC Lighting to Participate in 5K Memorial Run and Fundraiser in Memory of Fallen Firefighter Stephen Siller. Read more

Cooper Lighting Product Honored With A Prestigious Lighting For Tomorrow Award
September 19, 2012
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce that its IRiS™ Lighting Systems P3LED directional series has been recognized as a winner in the prestigious tenth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Read more

Intense Lighting Now Offers A Complete Line Of Its Popular MB Track Luminaires
September 17, 2012
Intense Lighting, a leading manufacturer of high quality, specification grade lighting products and LED lighting solutions, has expanded its popular and highly successful MB line of LED track luminaires. Read more

Halco Lighting Technologies Introduces Carbon Filament Series Lamps
September 17, 2012
Halco Lighting Technologies® introduces the Antique Series, which use a carbon filament with simulated oil-rubbed glass to produce a classic, old-fashioned feel. Read more

Nora Lighting Remembers 9/11 With Memorial Service And Donation
September 17, 2012
A memorial service at Nora Lighting on September 11th honored the 3,000 Americans killed on that day in 2001 in the terrorist attacks. Read more

NEMA To Present Webcast On Latest Advancements In Lighting Control Technology
September 17, 2012
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) enLIGHTen America Campaign will host a webcast on building codes and lighting controls. Read more

DOE Releases Specification For Adaptive Control And Remote Monitoring Of LED Roadway Luminaires
September 16, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released a draft Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires. Read more

Cooper Lighting Hosts DesignLights Consortium’s Stakeholder Meeting
September 16, 2012
Cooper Lighting has announced that it’s the premier meeting host of the inaugural 2012 DesignLights™ Consortium’s (DLC) Stakeholder Meeting to be held at the Intercontinental® Buckhead Hotel & Resort in Atlanta on Oct. 28-31, 2012. Read more

Stan Deutsch Associates To Host SDA Lighting Showcase 2012 In NYC October 1-3
September 13, 2012
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) will be hosting the "SDA Lighting Showcase 2012," New York City's Premier Lighting Event, from October 1-3rd. Read more

U.S. Architectural Lighting Announces The Availability Of The Versalux LED
September 13, 2012
U.S. Architectural Lighting announces the availability of the Versalux LED, a new luminaire for streetscapes, walkways, plazas, commercial and transit centers, and other public areas. Read more

AIA Selects Four Projects For National Healthcare Design Awards
September 12, 2012
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. Read more

Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipients
September 11, 2012
Ute Besenecker and Indika Perera, graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center (LRC), are recipients of the 2012-2013 Robert J. Besal Fund scholarships. Read more

DOE Releases Cost Model For Manufacturing Of LED Packages
September 10, 2012
Developed by a DOE working group in response to feedback from previous DOE workshops and roundtables, the Modular LED Cost Model (LEDCOM) provides a simplified method for analyzing the manufacturing costs of an LED package. Read more

Lighting Index Provides More Good News
September 9, 2012
The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) reports that second-quarter 2012 NEMA Lighting Systems Index (LSI) performance gained almost 3% over first-quarter 2012’s performance and 6.6% over second-quarter 2011’s. Read more

NEMA Sends Message To 2012 Candidates: Save Energy And Save Lives
September 6, 2012
NEMA issued a public statement to 2012 Presidential and Congressional candidates outlining proposals that create a more secure, energy-efficient, and healthy future for the country and its citizens. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 63
September 5, 2012
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 63 Measurement Methods and Performance Variation for Verification Testing of General Purpose Lamps and Systems. Read more

NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.1
September 5, 2012
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.1 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Filament Lamps—A Guide for Selection. Read more

Sentry Electric Tulip Series Luminaires Are Now DLC Qualified
September 4, 2012
Sentry Electric is pleased to announce that eighteen products within the Tulip Series category are now DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) qualified. Read more

Alera Lighting Announces Daylighting Sensors Now Available In Popular Architectural Luminaires
September 3, 2012
Alera is proud to announce that daylighting sensors are now pre-installed in a variety of popular Alera architectural luminaires further expanding their commitment of incorporating sustainable technology into energy savings solutions. Read more

Business Conditions Deteriorated Again In August, But EBCI Panel Sees Improvement Ahead
September 2, 2012
The latest Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) results suggest the North American electroindustry remained in a “soft patch” in August. Read more

DOE Publishes Updated Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research And Development Roadmap
August 29, 2012
Complementing the SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) that guides the Core and Product Development R&D programs, the Roadmap's primary goal is to guide the manufacturing R&D program and help direct funding solicitations for it. Read more

Cooper Lighting Expands Its LED Outdoor Area/Site/Roadway Offering
August 29, 2012
Cooper Lighting has introduced the addition of the Navion™ LED luminaire to its line of Lumark LED outdoor area, site and roadway lighting products. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Brochure Featuring New OLED And LED Lighting Designs
August 29, 2012
Presenting its second wave of new lighting designs for 2012, 
WAC Lighting introduces a 26-page brochure featuring new products and upgraded lighting 
designs offering the latest OLED and LED technologies. Read more

Light From Backlit Displays May Cause Melatonin Suppression
August 28, 2012
A new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) shows that a two-hour exposure to electronic devices with self-luminous “backlit” displays causes melatonin suppression, which might lead to delayed bedtimes, especially in teens. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Downturn Moderates As Negative Conditions Continue
August 26, 2012
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Aleddra Announces Product Lines For Emerging Markets
August 26, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced it starts to offer cost-effective product lines for Emerging Markets. Read more

WAC Lighting Adds 21W LEDme Impulse Track Luminaires
August 26, 2012
Robustly engineered with upgraded LED technology for a higher lumen output, WAC Lighting expands on the highly successful LEDme® Impulse 120-volt track luminaires with a turbocharged 21W version. Read more

New Holophane Fixtures Reduce Energy Consumption Over 80 Percent, Boost Lighting Uniformity
August 26, 2012
New Sign-Vue® LED luminaires from Holophane significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs while meeting requirements for the billboard advertising industry and DOT signage. Read more

Calculation Methods For Estimating Detection And Acceptance Of LED Light Source Flicker Published
August 23, 2012
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) recently released a new publication that addresses the issue of LED light source flicker. Read more

Sentry Electric Launches New Web Site
August 20, 2012
Sentry Electric is pleased to announce the launching of its new web site.Designed with the user in mind, the new web site offers improved navigation, increased site content, and a host of other new features. Read more

NEMA Statement On Compact Fluorescent Lamps And Ultraviolet Emissions
August 19, 2012
NEMA has issued a clarification on the effects of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation from compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Cambridge Crystal Pendant In New Early Electric Collection
August 19, 2012
Prismatic sparkles softly illuminate from WAC Lighting’s new Cambridge pendant. Intricately sculpted of faceted clear crystal with meticulous attention to detail, the Cambridge shows off design possibilities with advanced LED technology. Read more

The AIA Recognizes 15 Projects With The 2012 CAE Educational Facility Design Award
August 16, 2012
The purpose of the design awards program is to identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design, and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities. Read more

DOE Releases Caliper Application Summary Report 17
August 14, 2012
The DOE has completed Series 17 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. Report 17 analyzes the performance of a group of six LED products labeled as AR111 lamps, a niche product. Read more

Historic Park Around Los Angeles City Hall Turns Greener With LED Lighting
August 13, 2012
When the park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall reopened after eight months of repair work, sustainability and energy conservation were among a variety of articulated criteria for its restoration. Read more

The Market For Energy Efficiency Retrofits In Commercial Buildings Will Nearly Double By 2020
August 12, 2012
Energy efficiency retrofits represent a rapidly growing market that will benefit the environment, building owners, tenants, and communities alike. This global market will expand from $80.3 billion in 2011 to $151.8 billion by 2020. Read more

Lighting Research Center At Rensselaer Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Solid-State Lighting Alliance
August 8, 2012
Solid-state lighting, the LED in particular, has advanced to become a promising light source because of its ability to save energy and money, reduce environmental pollutants, and provide custom, quality lighting. Read more

Leviton Introduces New Line Of Motion Sensors
August 6, 2012
Leviton today introduced a full line of residential Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors that combine state-of-the-art technology with a sleek new design to provide optimal management of lighting and motor loads. Read more

Nora Introduces Brilliant Pendants With Hottest Accent Color Of The Year
August 6, 2012
The stylistas have spoken. From hot wall colors to tasty accents, they have a major “crush on orange” this year. Every brilliant and brash tone of this peppy color is making its presence felt in home, hospitality and retail décor. Read more

Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected To Increase With Stronger Growth Projected For 2013
August 5, 2012
Even with the myriad of obstacles preventing a full scale recovery, the design and construction industry appears to have reasons to be at least modestly optimistic in the coming months and into next year. Read more

Leviton Acquires Home Automation, Inc.
August 2, 2012
Leviton announces the acquisition of Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leader in home automation controls for residential and light commercial applications. Read more

New Buildings Institute Announces Launch Of LEED Automation Tool
August 1, 2012
The COMNET Portal is an online platform used to collect energy modeling simulation results, perform quality assurance checks, and submit the results to LEED Online for Energy & Atmosphere Prerequisite 2 and Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1. Read more

Nora Lighting High Output And Standard LED Tape Lights Are Now Damp Location Listed
August 1, 2012
Nora Lighting expands the versatility of its Title 24-compliant Standard and High-Output LED Tape Lights with new IP44 damp location listings. Read more

American Fluorescent Rebrands To AFX Lighting
July 31, 2012
As a pioneer in fluorescent lighting designs, the move from American Fluorescent to AFX is a new step for the company as they increase embracing new and improved LED products and novel lighting technologies. Read more

Juno Lighting Group Unveils New Lighting Education Center
July 31, 2012
Juno Lighting Group®, a leader in innovative commercial and residential lighting solutions, hosted over 200 specifiers, contractors and distributors at a grand re-opening event of its Des Plaines, Ill., lighting education center. Read more

2012 Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop Presentations And Materials
July 30, 2012
200 attendees gathered July 18–19 in Pittsburgh to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. Read more

John Bullough Of The LRC Authors National Academies Report On LED Airfield Lighting
July 29, 2012
Drawing on the experience of airport operators, John Bullough of the LRC authored a newly published report written to assist airports as they decide if and when to install LED runway and taxiway lights. Read more

New Glass Washington Postlite® LED Luminaires Promote Sustainability And Aesthetics
July 26, 2012
New Glass Washington Postlite® Series LED luminaires from Holophane combine the elegance of an early 20th century urban scale acorn fixture with the performance and sustainability of advanced LED technology. Read more

EBCI: Business Conditions Deteriorated In July, But Improvement Expected In Second Half Of The Year
July 25, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions fell to 38.6 in July from 52.4 in June. Read more

Aleddra T8 LED Lamps Classified Under UL 1598C
July 25, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting today announced its single-ended and double-ended T8 LED tubes are classified according to the new UL 1598C safety guideline for LED Luminaire Conversions, Retrofit. Read more

Cooper Lighting Recognized As A 2012 Best Practices Awards Winner
July 24, 2012
Cooper Lighting has been named a 2012 Best Practices Awards Winner in the Enterprise Data Management Strategies category by The Data Warehousing Institute. Read more

Weak Market Conditions Persist According To Architecture Billings Index
July 23, 2012
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw more poor conditions last month, indicating a drop in design activity at U.S. architecture firms, and suggesting upcoming weakness in spending on nonresidential construction projects. Read more

New Glass Design Guide From Nora Lighting
July 23, 2012
Nora Lighting has released a “New Glass” design guide that spotlights the company’s latest collection of international glass pendants and sconces. The new collection complements the company’s current line-up of artisan glass fixtures. Read more

Exposure To Light Could Help Alzheimer Patients Sleep Better
July 22, 2012
Funded by a R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the study is the first to collect circadian light exposures in individuals with ADRD. Read more

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report 16
July 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy has completed Series 16 of testing through the DOE Solid-State Lighting CALiPER program. Report 16 analyzes the performance of a group of 13 LED products labeled as BR30 or R30 lamps. Read more

WAC Lighting Showcases Future Of Solid State Lighting With Two New Organic LED Luminaires
July 17, 2012
Creating a symbiosis of eco-friendly nanotechnology and modern aesthetics that simply inspires, WAC Lighting continues to push boundaries with two new Organic LED luminaires that transform the future of lighting into a unique platform for today. Read more

LED Product From Cooper Lighting Honored With A 2012 Best Of NeoCon Award
July 17, 2012
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has been honored with a Best of NeoCon® Gold award for its family of io® Tile Gen II LED luminaires. Read more

Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Dim During First Quarter
July 16, 2012
NEMA’s shipment indexes for linear fluorescent T5, T8, and T12 lamps decreased during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On LED Roadway Lighting
July 15, 2012
The DOE has published the first evaluation report from a GATEWAY demonstration on NE Cully Boulevard, a residential collector road in Portland, OR. Read more

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Show Growth For First Quarter
July 15, 2012
NEMA’s shipment indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps returned to positive growth territory during the first quarter of 2012, with each lamp type showing year-over-year gains following negative growth to close out the final quarter of 2011. Read more

Cooper Lighting Releases New And Updated Product Selection Guide
July 11, 2012
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has announced that the sixth edition of its Product Selection Guide (PSG) is now available. Read more

Sentry Electric Showcases New LED Luminaires At The LED Show 2012
July 11, 2012
Sentry Electric will be showcasing several new LED luminaire solutions at The LED Show 2012 in Las Vegas, NV on July 31 through August 1. Read more

Growth In Halogen A-Line Lamp Index Accelerates During First Quarter
July 10, 2012
NEMA’s shipment index for halogen A-line lamps showed a continued acceleration in growth during Q1 2012 improving by 110 percent on year-over year basis. Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Milford Schoolhouse Pendant
July 10, 2012
WAC Lighting’s new Milford pendant brings the softer side of schoolhouse to a variety of spaces with a milk white glass shade that creates a warm glow, radiating charm and nostalgia for discriminating designers and homeowners. Read more

DOE Releases New Gateway Report On Museum LED Retrofit Lighting
July 9, 2012
The DOE has published the final evaluation report from a retrofit of track lighting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Read more

Aleddra Announces My Aleddra, My Advantage Campaign
July 9, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced its new marketing campaign "My Aleddra, My Advantage" for its partners. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Tunnel And Underpass Lighting Luminaires
July 8, 2012
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.27 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Tunnel and Underpass Lighting Luminaires. Read more

Announcing ElumTools™ 2013
July 8, 2012
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in lighting design and calculation software is pleased to announce the availability of ElumTools 2013, an enhanced and updated software add-in to Autodesk® Revit® 2013 MEP or Architecture. Read more

WAC Lighting Debuts Ginkgo Pacific Northwest Art Glass LED Pendant
July 5, 2012
Hand painted background of blue, green, rose and gold shades shimmer on the unique Ginkgo LED glass pendant by WAC Lighting. Read more

LED Lamps To Provide Global Savings Of $100 Billion Over 5 Years
July 4, 2012
The widespread adoption of retrofit LED lamps will create global energy savings worth $100 billion over the next five years, according to a recent report from IMS Research. Read more

DOE Releases Part 2 Of SSL Life-Cycle Environmental Impact Study
July 2, 2012
The DOE has published a report that looks at the direct and indirect material and process inputs to fabricate, ship, operate, and dispose of LED lamps, compared with incandescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Read more

New Consortium To Drive Standardization Of A Software Interface For Managing Outdoor Lighting
July 1, 2012
The formation of a new global consortium made up from lighting industry players, with the aim of creating a globally accepted standard for a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks has been announced today. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Lumark Crosstour LED Floodlight
July 1, 2012
Versatile Crosstour wall-mount luminaire now satisfies floodlighting applications, offering benefits to contractors, wholesalers and lighting specifiers. Read more

NanoMarkets Announces Release Of Latest Report On OLED Materials Market
June 28, 2012
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that it will begin shipping its latest report that analyzes the opportunities for OLED materials suppliers in both the display and lighting sectors over the next eight years. Read more

Sentry Luminaire With Cosmopolis Chosen Top Pick By BUILDINGS Magazine
June 28, 2012
Sentry Electric, roudly announces that BUILDINGS Magazine has selected the company’s Battery Park luminaire with CosmoPolis Lamp/Ballast Combination as a top 2012 Money-Saving Product. Read more

North American EBCIs Manage To Remain Above Water Even Amidst Economic Slowdown
June 27, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 52.4 in June from 54.2 in May and has retreated more than 20 points since reaching a post-recession high in February. Read more

WattStopper Launches Streamlined Website With Access To A Wealth Of Online Tools And Resources
June 27, 2012
WattStopper has produced an enhanced website to streamline the user experience, including quicker access to valuable resources and improved search capabilities. Read more

Worldwide Intelligent Lighting Controls Market To Surpass $4.3 Billion By 2020
June 27, 2012
According to a new report from Pike Research, the global market for intelligent lighting controls will enjoy steady and robust growth over the rest of this decade, rising from $1.5 billion in 2012 to more than $4.3 billion in 2020. Read more

New Philips LED System On Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Helps Illuminate Path To Economic Recovery
June 26, 2012
After over a decade in the dark, the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge has come alive with a new advanced LED lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics (PCK). Read more

Cree LEDs Light Up The Largest Municipal Street Lighting Project In China
June 26, 2012
Officials in the Beibei district of Chongqing, China recently completed the installation of more than 20,000 street lights featuring 1.9 million Cree XLamp® XP-E and XP-G LEDs. Read more

San Jose Manufacturing R And D Workshop Presentations Posted
June 25, 2012
With nearly 200 attendees and two days of formal and informal discussion, the fourth annual DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop was held in San Jose, California. Read more

Energy-Efficient 7-LED S6 Candelabra Lamp Suitable For Many Decorative, Architectural Applications
June 25, 2012
LEDtronics® announces the SLF467-UL Series of S6 candelabra-based seven-LED, ETL-registered light bulbs that are ideal for decorative and architectural applications such as low-wattage nightlights and aisle seat lighting. Read more

Adjust-e-Lume® Technology Approved For Registered Trademark By U.S. Patent Office
June 24, 2012
B-K Lighting is pleased to announce the U.S. Patent Office awarded a registered trademark with its distinctive “®” symbol for the new Adjust-e-Lume® technology used with BKSSL™ Power of ‘e’ products. Read more

Substantial Drop In Architecture Billings Index
June 19, 2012
Following the first negative reading in five months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has had a significant drop in May. Read more

LIGHTFAIR® International 2012 Breaks All Records
June 17, 2012
Attendance broke all previous records with 24,121 professional attendees registered. The LFI 2012 attendee population included representatives from 73 countries. Read more

HAI Wins Two Commercial Integrator BEST Awards
June 13, 2012
HAI Wins First Commercial Focused Awards, Commercial Integrator BEST Awards for MicroControl Energy Management and Omni-Bus Lighting Network. Read more

Aleddra 4Ft T8 LED Tube Is Now LDL Listed
June 12, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced that its 4-ft T8 LED replacement tube is now listed with Lighting Design Lab (LDL) in Seattle for utility rebates. Read more

Aleddra Joins Zhaga To Promote LED Interchangeability
June 11, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced that it has joined Zhaga, a lighting industry consortium, to promote the LED light source interchangeability. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces 36th Annual SOURCE Awards Call For Entries
June 11, 2012
Cooper Lighting has announced a call for entries for its 36th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Read more

DOE Announces Funding Selections For SSL Manufacturing Research And Development
June 10, 2012
These two-year projects will focus on achieving significant cost reductions while maintaining quality by improving manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Read more

DOE Releases Caliper Application Summary Report 15
June 6, 2012
Report 15 of testing analyzes the performance of a group of 10 LED floodlights that mirrors the broad range of conventional luminaires designated as floodlights. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The First Zhaga Certified LED Recessed Luminaire
June 5, 2012
Cooper Lighting has announced the expansion of the IRiS™ Lighting System’s architectural product line to include the P3LED directional series, a 3-inch aperture LED recessed series, the first in the world to be a Zhaga certified luminaire. Read more

Serrano From Columbia Lighting Goes LED
June 5, 2012
Columbia Lighting is excited to introduce Serrano LED, the latest addition to its advanced architecturally styled luminaire line. Serrano LED integrates high efficacy, superior color rendering, serviceability, and competitive pricing into one versatile fixture. Read more

US Luminaire Market To Reach 25 Billion By 2016
June 4, 2012
The Freedonia Group has added the "Lighting Fixtures to 2016" forecast to their collection of Construction & Building Materials market reports. Read more

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Changes
June 4, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013 (or potentially earlier in 2013 if USGBC members and the market indicate readiness for ballot). Read more

May Business Confidence Survey Results Less Upbeat, But Still Points To Growth
June 3, 2012
The EBCI for current North American conditions slipped to 54.2 in May from 59.1 the previous month and has retreated by a cumulative 18.3 points since reaching a post-recession high in February. Read more

Nora Lighting Pendant Garners 2012 ADEX Award For Design Excellence
May 31, 2012
Nora Lighting has been named a 2012 Platinum Award winner for the company’s Eric pendant in the Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition, sponsored by Design Journal magazine. Read more

MAR2 LED Series Fixture From Rig-A-Lite
May 30, 2012
This addition to our hazardous and severe environment product offering offers a copper free extruded aluminum housing suitable for use in offshore rigs, land drilling rigs, oil and gas production, refineries or other areas where hazardous gases are present. Read more

Lighting Controls Market Poised For Continued Growth
May 29, 2012
Verify Markets finds that the need for energy savings and peak demand reduction are key drivers for continued growth in the lighting controls market. Read more

Aleddra Becomes Built Green Member And Sponsor
May 28, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting today announced that it is now a proud member and sponsor of Built Green, a residential green building certification program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomis Counties, Washington, including Seattle metropolitan. Read more

Nora Lighting Unveils New LED Track LIght With Adjustable Beam
May 28, 2012
Nora Lighting introduces the industry’s first LED track fixture with a completely adjustable beam spread. The new Nora LED Flex Beam features precise beam control from 14° to 40° in a single fixture. Read more

New WattStopper Universal Room Controller Dims Lighting, Including LEDs
May 24, 2012
The versatile devices can control virtually all load types including LEDs, and are part of the company’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) suite of intelligent controls. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Reverts To Negative Territory
May 23, 2012
After five months of positive readings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has fallen into negative terrain. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Sentry Electric Extends Post Top Luminaire Offering With Cosmopolis
May 22, 2012
Sentry Electric has extended its broad offering of decorative luminaires with a new lamp/ballast combination that helps to reduce the luminaire’s total cost of ownership. Read more

Lighting Equipment Demand Strengthened During First Quarter Of 2012
May 21, 2012
After seeing ebbs and flows in each of the four prior quarters, NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index gained 5.2 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during 2012 Q1. Read more

The Overall Value Of The Lighting Market Will Shrink As LEDs Displace Conventional Technology
May 20, 2012
According to a recent report from Pike Research, LEDs will displace more than 52% of the global market for lamps in commercial buildings by 2021. Read more

Eaton To Acquire Cooper Industries To Form Premier Global Power Management Company
May 20, 2012
The transaction will significantly increase the capabilities and geographic breadth of the combined company’s power management portfolio and electrical business. Read more

LED Solutions From Cooper Boost Long-Term Sustainability At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
May 20, 2012
Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recognized a need for upgrading the parking garage lighting that would optimize energy savings, while continuing to provide a safe and well-lit environment for its passengers. Read more

Leviton Products Awarded Three 2012 ADEX Awards For Design Excellence
May 20, 2012
Leviton earns platinum, gold and silver-level awards for energy saving products. The products were selected from a field of thousands of entries in the competition. Read more

New Alera Lighting Family Is Ahead Of The Curv
May 19, 2012
The Curv radial baffle option employs either solid radial blades or contemporary light-infused perforated baffles to illuminate a variety of workplace, educational, and healthcare environments. Read more

DOE Wins “Best Booth” Award For Its Educational SSL Exhibit
May 17, 2012
DOE was cited as Best Booth in the 600- to 800-square-foot category for its vendor-neutral training sessions designed to educate attendees on how to make informed purchasing and specifying decisions in the fast-moving SSL market. Read more

NEMA Publishes Specifications For The Chromaticity Of Solid State Lighting Products
May 16, 2012
This publication specifies the range of chromaticities recommended for general lighting with solid state lighting (SSL) products and advises customers of their white light chromaticities. Read more

2012 Featured Light Fair Products From Light Directory
May 15, 2012
Welcome to the 4th Annual Light Directory Featured LightFair Products! Please use the link below each product to request additional information. Read more

BK Lighting And Teka Illumination Unveil LIGHTWHERE™ Mobile App At LightFair
May 14, 2012
World class lighting manufacturers B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination announced today the release of the new LIGHTWHERE™ app during the 2012 LIGHTFAIR International Trade Show and Convention. Read more

Aleddra UL Classified Doubled Ended LED Tubes Drew Record Crowd At LightFair 2012
May 13, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., today announced that its patented, UL-classified, double-ended LED tubes drew record crowd at LightFair International 2012 last week at Las Vegas. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2012 Indoor Winners
May 10, 2012
Winners in the Indoor category of the fourth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at LIGHTFAIR® International in Las Vegas. Read more

Transportation Lighting Alliance Study From LRC Explores Pedestrian Safety At Roundabouts
May 10, 2012
This is the topic of the newest Transportation Lighting Alliance (TLA) report from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Read more

Light Fair International 2012 Celebrates Innovative Products And Design In Las Vegas
May 9, 2012
Just hours ago, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, opened at the Las Vegas Convention Center—now in its 23rd edition. Read more

DOE Training Sessions At Light Fair
May 6, 2012
Representatives from the DOE will be on hand to answer your questions about the latest CALiPER test results, GATEWAY demonstrations, LED Lighting Facts®, the L Prize®, the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, and more. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Winners To Be Announced At Light Fair
May 6, 2012
The winners of the 2012 Next Generation Luminaires™ Indoor Design Competition will be announced at LIGHTFAIR® International on May 10, 2012. Read more

Cooper And Rambus Sign License Agreement To Provide Innovative, LED-Based Lighting Solutions
May 6, 2012
Cooper Lighting and Rambus Inc. announced they have signed a licensing agreement for the use of Rambus' patented lighting innovations. Read more

GE Plans World Debut Of LED Bulb That Replaces 100 Watt Incandescent
May 6, 2012
GE Lighting this week will illuminate a light-emitting diode replacement for the 100-watt incandescent light bulb—developed in its East Cleveland, Ohio LED lab—that packages 27-watts of input power in a standard “A-19” bulb shape. Read more

Schneider Electric And Tridonic Announce Strategic Partnership
May 2, 2012
The strategic partnership between the businesses will combine the product innovation and market pedigree from the companies to develop cutting-edge, energy-efficient lighting control solutions for customers globally. Read more

HAI Releases iTunes App, HTX2, Customizable Stand Alone Remote Control For Audio/Video Equipment
May 2, 2012
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced that the iTunes store now features a new HAI application for iOS devices, "HTX2". Read more

DOE Grants 2 Year Reprieve To 700 Series T-8 Fluorescent Lamps
May 1, 2012
Responding to three individually filed exception requests, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has postponed by two years – to July 14, 2014 – the “phase-out” date for 700-series T-8 general-service fluorescent lamps. Read more

Stonco Twilighter LED WallPak
May 1, 2012
Crescent/Stonco is proud to introduce the new Twilighter LED WallPak perimeter lighting fixture (TLW). The TLW LED surface mount luminaire is ideal for security, accent, and perimeter lighting. Read more

Crescent Introduces The Sealtight LED Luminaire
May 1, 2012
Crescent/Stonco is proud to introduce the new Sealtight LED Luminaire. The Sealtight LED from Crescent offers an IP65 rated luminaire for any wet location application where energy efficiency is a must. Read more

The DOE Publishes Updated SSL Research and Development Plan
April 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy has published the April 2012 edition of the Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). Read more

Cooper Lighting Solutions Help Long Lake Elementary School Become A Model Of Energy Efficiency
April 29, 2012
Out of renovation options, the District opted for a complete rebuild of the nearly 50-year-old building in an effort to make the new school a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. Read more

Light And Building 2012 Attracts 196K Visitors
April 26, 2012
Some 196,000 visitors made their way to Frankfurt for Light+Building 2012, The World’s Biggest Trade Fair for Lighting and Building Services Technology, which closed its doors on 20 April. This is an estimated increase of around 7 percent compared to the last edition two years ago. Read more

EBCI Indicates Improvement In North American Conditions Slowed In April
April 25, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated nearly 13 points in April to 59.1, following a sharp run-up earlier in the year to its highest levels since 2005. Read more

Aleddra Receives US Patent For LED Tube With Double-Safety Switch Design
April 24, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., announces today that it has received US Patent for its LED linear tubes with double-safety switch design. Read more

LEDme Step Lights From WAC Lighting Receive SSL Architectural Product Innovation Award
April 24, 2012
Leading the industry with technological innovation and the latest solid state lighting advancements, WAC Lighting has received a Product Innovation Award from Architectural SSL Magazine, for the company’s new LEDme® Step Lights which are ideal for safety and style on indoor and outdoor stairs, walls and pathways. Read more

Positive Conditions Persist For Architecture Billings Index
April 22, 2012
The commercial sector continues to lead the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) which has remained in positive territory for the fifth consecutive month. Read more

New Video Webisode Highlights Adult Eye Changes
April 17, 2012
“The Aging Eye,” a brief, informative video about lighting principles for older adults, was recently introduced on the LRC Web site. Read more

Aleddra Announces Daily iPad Drawing At LightFair 2012
April 17, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., announced it will offer a daily drawing of the latest iPad at its LightFair booth #938. Read more

Aleddra Becomes An ENERGY STAR Pledge Driver To Promote Energy Saving Life Style
April 17, 2012
Aleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., announced it has signed up as an ENERGY STAR pledge driver. Aleddra urges its employees and families and friends to use less energy, which can help save money and help protect the climate. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The First Commercial ENERGY STAR Qualified Compact Fluorescent Downlight
April 15, 2012
Cooper Lighting has announced the introduction of a comprehensive line of high-efficiency, high-quality recessed downlights offering value-driven solutions for the commercial construction market. Read more

LED Replacement Lamps Market Analysis And Forecast 2012
April 10, 2012
Strategies Unlimited projects unit growth of 30% in 2012-2016 for LED replacement lamps. The global market will grow from $2.2 billion in 2011 to $3.7 billion in 2016. Read more

Cooper LED Solutions Shine A Light On Cost Savings At Grand Traverse County Civic Center Track
April 9, 2012
To help increase overall illumination, the County turned to solutions from Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry. Read more

Center For Green Schools Launches Green Classroom Professional Certificate
April 9, 2012
The certificate program provides pre-K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and parents with the knowledge and skills to support environmentally healthy, resource efficient and sustainable schools and classrooms. Read more

WAC Lighting To Sponsor Long Island, New York Invitational Science Fair
April 9, 2012
Establishing a commitment to the education and enrichment of science students on Long Island, New York, WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald has announced that the company will sponsor The Research Association’s Annual Invitational Science Fair for the next five years. Read more

NLB Urges The American Lighting Community To Set The Record Straight
April 5, 2012
“People are not being given good information about lighting.” So says NLB Executive Director John P. Bachner, who decries what he called “the particularly poor reporting about the ongoing elimination of 100, 75, 60, and 40 Watt incandescent lamps from the national inventory. Read more

LEED Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark
April 2, 2012
Since its launch in 2000, the LEED green building program has been transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained. Read more

EBCIs For North American Business Conditions Remain Strongly Positive In March
April 1, 2012
Following a run-up of more than 20 points in January and February, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated slightly in March, slipping 0.5 points to 72. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On Museum LED Retrofit Lighting
March 28, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a retrofit of track lighting used to illuminate a special photography exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. Read more

HAI Releases Stand-Alone Remote Functionality With Kwikset ZigBee Door Locks
March 28, 2012
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced stand-alone integration with an HAI MicroControl and Kwikset ZigBee wireless door locks. Read more

LEDucation Achieves Another Record Breaking Year With A 20 Percent Increase In Attendees
March 27, 2012
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce that LEDucation 6 accomplished its most successful event to date with over 2,000 attendees. Read more

Bartco Lighting To Release New Field Adjustable Linear Fluorescent Light Fixture
March 27, 2012
Bartco Lighting Combats Field Dimension Changes with the SLIDE-A-LIGHT™. Read more

HAI Snap-Link Mobile For iPhone/iPad Features Customizable Remote Control For A/V Equipment
March 26, 2012
HAI announced that the iTunes store now features version 1.07 of Snap-Link Mobile that includes the ability to remotely control audio/video equipment when used in conjunction with an HAI Home Theater Extender (HTX2). Read more

HAI Announces Record Number Of 2012 Five Star Dealers
March 26, 2012
HAI, the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced the winners of its Five-Star Dealer program for 2012 on March 27th at the International Security Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

HAI Adds VoIPAlarm As Newest Connectivity Partner
March 26, 2012
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced a Connectivity Partnership with NextAlarm and their VoIPAlarm product. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive For Fourth Straight Month
March 25, 2012
The AIA reported the February ABI score was 51.0, following a mark of 50.9 in January. This score reflects a slight increase in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). Read more

Stonco’s LytePro16 Is DLC Compliant
March 22, 2012
Stonco’s LytePro16 architectural LED wall sconce is DLC Compliant. On Monday, March 19, the LP16 was listed under the DLC website as a registered product for rebates. Read more

Bartco Lighting Releases New iPhone And iPad Application
March 21, 2012
Bartco Lighting, has released an iPhone/iPad App to aid architects and lighting designers in the specification of luminaires. Read more

Webcast On L Prize PAR 38 Competition: A New Start
March 20, 2012
On Tuesday, March 27, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 60-minute live webcast on the newly reopened L Prize® PAR 38 competition. Read more

Global Lighting Association Launches
March 19, 2012
A coalition of leading national and regional lighting associations, the Global Lighting Association represents more than 5000 lighting manufacturers collectively accruing US$50 billion annual sales. Read more

WAC Lighting Announces Project Photography Contest
March 19, 2012
WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald has announced the company’s first Project Photography Contest, which offers opportunities to win up to $1,000 and a sample of the company’s newest and greatest LED luminaires. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s Halo Brand Named The Leader By Builders For The Fourteenth Consecutive Year
March 19, 2012
Cooper Lighting announced that its Halo brand of recessed, track and surface lighting products has once again been named the Brand Leader in lighting by Builder magazine. Read more

ASID Interior Design Index Slips Slightly
March 18, 2012
The ASID Interior Design Billings Index ended 2011 slightly below positive territory at 49.4, continuing a decline in November (50.2) from October (51.4), when the Index hit its highest point in the second half of the year. Read more

2012 GE Lighting Revolution Tour Hits The Road
March 15, 2012
This tradeshow on wheels is designed to give designers, distributors, architects, contractors, facility maintenance, and utility executives a first-hand experience of GE’s latest innovations in lighting technology. Read more

Hello Gorgeous! WAC Lighting Puts South Florida Make-Up Studio Up In Lights!
March 14, 2012
Lighting is highly critical for Toronto-based Gee Beauty. When Hollywood celebrities and other discerning customers receive signature treatments, the task lighting can truly make the difference. Read more

Shipments Of Incandescent Lamps Illuminate At The Close Of 2011
March 14, 2012
NEMA’s indexes for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamp shipments increased by 29.4 and 3.6 percent, respectively, during Q4 2011 compared to Q3 2011. Read more

DOE Reopens L Prize PAR 38 Competition
March 12, 2012
The L Prize competition challenges the industry to develop exceptionally high-performance, ultra-efficient LED alternatives for two of the most widely used light bulbs: 60W incandescent lamps and PAR 38 halogen lamps. Read more

Announcing ElumTools 2012 Release 3
March 11, 2012
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in lighting design and calculation software is pleased to announce the availability of ElumTools 2012, Release 3. Read more

WattStopper’s “Switch to Digital” Program Helps Contractors Address New Energy Code Requirements
March 8, 2012
WattStopper has launched “Switch to Digital,” a new program focused on providing complete Digital Lighting Management (DLM) solutions for contractors as they begin to encounter complex new energy code requirements. Read more

Residential Lighting Design Guide Available From The National Lighting Bureau
March 7, 2012
Developed by the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), the Guide is a resource of best practices and lighting designs applicable nationwide. Read more

“EcoChandelier” From WAC Lighting Cited As Hot 50 Products By Green Builder Magazine
March 6, 2012
WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald announced that the Sôl™ Organic LED Chandelier was included in Green Builder Magazine’s “Hot 50 Products” and described the luminaire as an “EcoChandelier.” Read more

Cree Joins Forces With League Of Green Embassies To Drive Energy Savings
March 4, 2012
Cree, Inc. announces participation in a series of energy efficiency renovations across U.S. Embassies in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon. Read more

Cooper Donated Products Part of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Renovation In Columbus, Ohio
March 4, 2012
Designed to provide both with new, improved spaces featuring eco-friendly solutions, Cooper Lighting and Cooper B-Line products proved to be an ideal fit. Read more

EBCI For February North American Business Conditions Surges To Six Year High
March 1, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions jumped sharply in February, rising more than 18 points to 72.5, its highest level in more than six years. Read more

DOE Releases Life Cycle Energy Consumption Report
February 28, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report comparing the energy consumed over the entire life cycle for LED lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and incandescent lamps. Read more

NLB Launches 33rd Annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
February 27, 2012
The NLB has launched its 33rd annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program. Unique in concept, the program is open to virtually anyone associated with a High-Benefit Lighting installation. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive For Third Straight Month
February 26, 2012
On the heels of consecutive months of strengthening business conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has now reached positive territory three months in a row. Read more

LEDtronics LED Pendant Lamps Help Central California Town Reduce Energy And Maintenance Costs
February 23, 2012
The City of Carpinteria in November 2011 completed its retrofit project of replacing all its existing city-owned high-pressure sodium (HPS) decorative street lights with energy-efficient LEDs. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard
February 22, 2012
This standard covers the definition and measurement of field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to the use and application of vacancy and occupancy sensors using individual or any combination of passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. Read more

NEMA Publishes NEMA SSL 4 Retrofit Lamps: Minimum Performance Requirements
February 22, 2012
This publication applies to integral LED lamps, which are defined as a lamp with LEDs, an integrated LED driver, and a base that meets appropriate American National Standards (ANSs) and is designed to connect to the branch circuit via a lampholder/socket that meets appropriate ANSs. Read more

NEMA Publishes C136.29 Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Halide Lamps–Guide For Selection
February 22, 2012
This selection guide includes screw base single-ended metal halide lamps that can be used in roadway and area lighting equipment. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Year In Review
February 21, 2012
"What a year!” That’s how National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis sums up 2011 and the Bureau’s accomplishments that year. “Our focus has been the existing lighting market,” he said, “trying to encourage and provide guidance about lighting-system improvements. Read more

DOE Forcast: LEDs 74 Percent Of Lighting Sold By 2030
February 21, 2012
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published an update of its report forecasting the energy savings potential of LED white-light sources. Read more

Long Island IES Announces Inaugural Trade Show Event
February 20, 2012
The Long Island section of the IES announced a brand new trade show that will be debuting on April 18. The new trade show, called Long Island Control-LED, will be geared specifically to lighting technologies related to LED products and lighting controls. Read more

Leviton Lighting Controls Wins Second Straight TFM Readers’ Choice Award
February 20, 2012
Leviton Lighting and Energy Solutions was selected by readers of Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) magazine as the winner of the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for preferred brand for lighting controls. Read more

Atlanta Research And Development Workshop Presentations Posted
February 19, 2012
Nearly 300 attendees gathered at the ninth annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop in Atlanta, sharing insights on the latest technology advances and exploring the science challenges and technology hurdles that must be addressed for SSL to succeed. Read more

Six Cooper Products Honored In Architectural Products Inaugural Product Innovation Awards
February 16, 2012
Cooper Lighting announces that six products have been recognized for ingenuity in Architectural Products 2011 Product Innovation Awards (PIA). Read more

Toshiba Brings Expertise, 120-Year Heritage In Lighting To Growing Market
February 15, 2012
Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba) announces that it is launching energy-efficient, long-lasting LED luminaires for roadway, area, and high-and low-bay lighting applications. Read more

WattStopper Announces Four 2012 Sessions To Train Electrical Distributor Controls Specialists
February 14, 2012
WattStopper is pleased to announce the 2012 schedule for its NAED-accredited program, “Training for Electrical Distributor Controls Specialists.” Read more

Wynn Las Vegas Wins 2011 Lighting Control Innovation Award Of Merit
February 13, 2012
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. Read more

Cooper Lighting And Cooper Controls’ Products Accepted Into Prestigious 2011 IES Progress Report
February 12, 2012
Cooper Lighting announces that ten of its innovative products have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing “an advancement in the art and science of lighting.” Read more

DOE Releases Consortium Financial Tool
February 9, 2012
The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released an economic cost-benefit analysis tool to help cities, utilities, and other organizations estimate the costs and impacts of switching to street lighting that uses LEDs. Read more

Leviton Introduces Universal Dimmers Compatible With Dimmable LED, CFL And Incandescent Bulbs
February 8, 2012
Leviton today introduced state-of-the-art Universal Dimmers, engineered to provide homeowners optimal control of current and emerging incandescent, dimmable CFL and dimmable LED bulbs without sacrificing performance. Read more

Intense Lighting Announces The Addition Of The IVR2-RPS To Its Popular V-Rail Product Line
February 7, 2012
Intense Lighting is proud to introduce the addition of the IVR2- RPS to its V-Rail product line. This second generation, solid state luminaire utilizes a remote 24V Class 2 power supply and offers a sleek, minimalistic, architectural design. Read more

LEDucation 6 Exhibitor Floor Sells Out Once Again
February 6, 2012
With a confirmed presence of 95+ leading manufacturers of LED products and technology, LEDucation 6 positions itself for another record breaking year. Read more

LED Cluster Bulbs Offer Faster Turn-On And More Uniform Illumination Than Replaced Filament Lamps
February 6, 2012
LEDtronics announces a family of sunlight-visible, bayonet-base 6/7 LED cluster lamps as replacement for incandescent T3¼ miniature bulbs whose critical status indication is the determining factor and relamping costs are a major consideration. Read more

Sun Valley Lighting Introduces Mozart Lantern With LED or HID Light Sources
February 5, 2012
Mozart, a unique street and area lighting lantern with LED or HID light sources, is now available from Sun Valley Lighting. The fixture is designed to complement traditional and transitional architecture in civic centers, parks, plazas and other public areas. Read more

Lighting Analysts Releases AGi32 Version 2.3 With New Multi-Processor Capable Calculation Engine
February 5, 2012
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in calculation and visualization software for the lighting design professional, is proud to announce the release of the latest major revision of their flagship program, AGi32 version 2.3. Read more

LRC Presents Photometry Institute Seminar
February 4, 2012
The LRC has developed a new professional lighting seminar, the Photometry Institute. Participants will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and conduct photometric testing and evaluation of a wide range of lighting products and systems. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s Halo Product Named Electronic House 2012 Product Of The Year
February 2, 2012
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce that its Halo H4 LED Adjustable Gimbal Series has been named a winner in Electronic House magazine’s 2012 Product of the Year competition. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On NYC Roadway Lighting Demonstration
February 1, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a GATEWAY demonstration on Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, a heavily traveled New York City freeway with elevated portions. Read more

Asheville Boasts First Large-Scale LED Street Light Deployment In North Carolina
January 31, 2012
Taking steps to improve energy efficiency and reduce its overall carbon footprint, the City of Asheville has initiated North Carolina’s first large-scale deployment of LED street lights.
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LED Landscape Lighting Webinar For Landscape And Lighting Professionals
January 29, 2012
As a landscape or lighting professional, you are undoubtably confronted with clients who insist on LED’s and expect you to be the expert. That’s a tall task since understanding LED’s (especially as installed in an outdoor environment) requires some intensive study. Read more

Leviton Launches Redesigned Website, Providing Complete Solutions To Educate Visitors
January 29, 2012
Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems, today launched its newly redesigned website, offering an enhanced user experience for both professionals and consumers. Read more

CAST Lighting Introduces The First Advanced Modular LED Landscape Lights Designed For Outdoor Use
January 28, 2012
CAST Lighting announced today the introduction of a new generation of LED outdoor lights. The LED landscape lighting fixtures incorporate a revolutionary LED module designed for the specific rigors of outdoor lighting. Read more

WattStopper Launches Multi-Level Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensor
January 26, 2012
WattStopper has introduced FSP-211 Digital High/Low Passive Infrared Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensor to conveniently control lighting in areas such as parking facilities, gas stations, pedestrian pathways and warehouses. Read more

EBCI For Current North American Conditions Edges Up In January While Future Conditions Index Surges
January 25, 2012
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions edged higher in January, rising to 54.2 from December’s reading of 52. Read more

DOE Report Characterizes Lighting Market
January 24, 2012
The DOE has released a report detailing the characteristics of the U.S. lighting market by technology and sector, which helps chart progress made toward the goal of transitioning to more efficient white-light source technologies. Read more

LED Lighting Extends The Shelf Life Of Meat
January 22, 2012
Using light-emitting diode (LED) lights in refrigeration units saves energy for retailers and extends the shelf life of some beef products, according to new research conducted at Kansas State University. Read more

USGBC Releases List Of Top 10 States For LEED Green Buildings
January 21, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Positive For Second Straight Month
January 18, 2012
After showing struggling business conditions for most of 2011, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has now reached positive terrain in consecutive months. Read more

Parking Facility Recognized For Sustainable Lighting
January 17, 2012
In December, the Green Parking Council recognized 25 forward-looking parking facilities across North America whose operators have committed to environmentally responsible technologies and practices. Read more

Leviton’s GreenMAX® Lighting Control System Awarded The Eco Cihac 2011 Sustainable Innovation Awards
January 16, 2012
Leviton received the award in the Energy Efficiency category with its product GreenMAX®, thanks to its environmentally-friendly technology that saves money and energy. Read more

DOE Releases Consortium Report On LED Street Lights
January 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration of LED technology in ornamental post-top street lights. Read more

First Light Bulb Recycling Machine Debuts At IKEA
January 12, 2012
Revend Recycling Limited, a UK distributor and operator of reverse vending machines, has launched an innovative machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. Read more

Load-Shed Ballast System Field Test Results Published
January 11, 2012
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has released a new publication detailing field test results for a load-shedding ballast system for fluorescent lighting commercially available from OSRAM Sylvania. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s LED Products Featured On DesignLights Consortium’s Qualified Products List
January 11, 2012
Cooper Lighting is pleased to announce its products represent approximately 50 percent of the recommended commercial LED models on the DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL). Read more

LRC Kicks Off 2012 Seminar Series For Manufacturers And Entrepreneurs
January 10, 2012
The seminars will be conducted by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with Rensselaer’s Engineering Research Center for Smart Lighting and Linc—The Lighting Cultivator. Read more

IES 2011 Progress Report Released
January 9, 2012
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to make available the results from the 2011 IES Progress Report, announced at the 2011 IES Annual Conference in Austin, TX on November 1. Read more

Leviton LevNet RF Wireless Controls Help University Of California Santa Cruz Library Win Two Awards
January 9, 2012
Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, and the University of California Santa Cruz’s (UCSC) Science and Engineering Library’s joint project has been named a recipient of two significant awards. Read more

2012 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence In Architecture, Interiors, And Urban Design
January 8, 2012
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2012 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Read more

Walmart Opens All LED Neighborhood Market
January 6, 2012
The new Wichita, Kansas, store expects to see a 40 percent savings on the energy-efficient lights, which also last at least 6 years beyond conventional lighting, reducing maintenance costs. Read more

Future Conditions EBCI For North America Rises To Seven Month High In December
January 3, 2012
Results from NEMA’s latest business conditions survey show the flagship Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions exceeded 50 points in December. Read more

Online Pattern Guide Models Daylighting Strategies
January 1, 2012
New Buildings Institute (NBI) released its Daylighting Pattern Guide, a free, online resource to help industry professionals integrate proven daylighting strategies into commercial building projects. Read more

Ring In The New Year With Energy-Efficient Philips LEDs In Times Square
December 30, 2011
When the glittering Times Square New Year's Eve Ball descends to mark the beginning of 2012, it will also usher in one of the most important eras in lighting since Thomas Edison unveiled his incandescent electric light. Read more

Stunning Lighting Images And Happy New Year
December 29, 2011
Take a few minutes to view some of the absolutely stunning lighting images from the Pegasus Lighting Blog pages. WOW!! Read more

Specs Now Available For 2012 Shemitz Lighting Scholarship
December 28, 2011
The Lighting Quotient and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have released the 2012 specifications for the student scholarship program that honors The Lighting Quotient’s founder, lighting innovator Sylvan R. Shemitz. Read more

WattStopper Photosensors Named As BOM 2012 Top Products Award Winners
December 26, 2011
WattStopper’s innovative LMLS-400 and LMLS-500 digital photosensors were selected by Building Operating Management (BOM) readers as recipients of BOM’s 2012 Top Products Awards. Read more

Architecture Billings Climbs Into Positive Territory For First Time In Four Months
December 23, 2011
Continuing the positive momentum of a nearly three point bump in October, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reached its first positive mark since August. Read more

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Increase During Third Quarter
December 22, 2011
NEMA’s indexes for linear fluorescent lamp shipments increased during Q3 2011 compared to the previous quarter. T8 lamp shipments led the way with a 6.1 percent gain. Read more

Incandescent Lamp Shipments Remain Robust During Third Quarter
December 20, 2011
NEMA’s incandescent lamps shipment index for Q3 2011 decreased 1.2 percent from the previous quarter, but was up 21.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Read more

Sodium Vapor HID Lamp Index Lone Bright Spot for HID Shipments
December 20, 2011
NEMA’s shipment index for sodium vapor high intensity discharge (HID) lamps increased 7.1 and 2.0 percent on a quarterly and year-over-year basis, respectively, during Q3 2011. Read more

NEMA Reiterates That Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Remain
December 19, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), representing more than 95 percent of the U.S. lighting manufacturing industry, remains committed to and supportive of the lighting standards established in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). Read more

Nora Lighting Team Celebrates Holidays With Donation To Vista Del Mar Service Agency
December 19, 2011
Vista Del Mar, one of southern California’s oldest and most highly-regarded children’s community service organizations, was the recipient of a major donation, given by Nora Lighting on behalf of the company’s owners, customers, independent reps and staff. Read more

Orbit Introduces New LED Exit Sign/Emergency Light Combo Fixture For All Public Areas
December 19, 2011
The new Orbit EECLA-R fixture features an exit sign with two adjustable emergency lights that can be positioned at the top of the sign or re-aligned to either side. Read more

Adjust-e-Lume™ Enables Dynamic Control Of BKSSL™ Solid-State Products
December 18, 2011
B-K Lighting introduces the new Adjust-e-Lume™ technology to its BKSSL™ family of products featuring the Power of ‘e’. This patent pending technology provides dynamic lumen adjustment (100%~25%) at the individual fixture without the need for an external dimming device. Read more

Howard Lewis Re-elected Chair Of National Lighting Bureau
December 18, 2011
The Bureau is an independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education organization sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Releases ElumTools 2012 Release 2 With Network Licensing
December 15, 2011
Lighting Analysts, Inc., a world leader in calculation and visualization software for the lighting design professional, is proud to announce that ElumTools 2012 Release 2 is now available. Read more

NEMA Publishes LSD 56
December 15, 2011
NEMA has published LSD 56: Compatibility of Forward Phase Control Dimmers and Dimmable Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CFLs and Dimming. Read more

CSA LED Lighting Lab Opens In Atlanta
December 14, 2011
The laboratory provides testing and certification of LED and lighting products to more than 75 different standards as well as required third-party ENERGY STAR testing. The lab has the capacity to test thousands of lighting products for safety, light output, heat output, endurance, and light dispersion. Read more

Amerlux Unveils SmartSite LED Street Lighting And Network Control System
December 14, 2011
Amerlux unveils SmartSite™, powered by Intellistreets and the world’s most technically advanced street lighting system which integrates energy efficient LED lighting technology with a robust, bi-directional mesh network control system. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s LED Solutions Light Up The Atlanta Botanical Garden This Holiday Season
December 14, 2011
Cooper Lighting is helping to brighten Atlanta’s Botanical Garden this holiday season by sponsoring the inaugural Garden Lights, Holiday Nights show, which runs through January 7. Read more

LEDs To Capture 52% Of Commercial Lighting By 2021
December 13, 2011
While the market share of LED solid-state lighting (SSL) is currently quite low, a new report from Pike Research forecasts that LED share will reach 52% of the commercial lighting market by 2021. Read more

Center For Green Schools At USGBC Releases Best Of Green Schools 2011 List
December 12, 2011
The USGBC Center for Green Schools has released its inaugural best of green schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments. Read more

LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpass New Construction Counterparts In Square Footage
December 11, 2011
As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis. Read more

Holophane Opens Nighttime Demo Space In Ohio
December 11, 2011
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently opened a unique demonstration program that enables customers walking through a series of outdoor lighting environments to experience first-hand the quality of different outdoor lighting technologies. Read more

Retailer Builds Its First Superstore Designed To Meet LEED Standards With Cooper LED Products
December 11, 2011
By selecting interior and exterior LED lighting products, City Furniture has reduced its energy usage by more than half. Read more

New WattStopper CodeSmart Publication Spotlights Up-to-Date Energy Code Requirements
December 8, 2011
WattStopper launched a new CodeSmart publication designed to guide lighting and building professionals through the intricacies of the many lighting control requirements that debuted in this newest version of the code. Read more

Cree Releases Silicon Carbide Power Devices In Chip Form
December 7, 2011
Cree, Inc. continues to advance the revolution in high-efficiency power electronics with the release of the industry’s first fully qualified SiC MOSFET power devices in “bare die” or chip form for use in power electronics modules. Read more

Leviton Awarded Top Products Of 2012 From Building Operating Management Magazine
December 7, 2011
Leviton has been named among Building Operating Management magazine’s top products of the year for the company’s SectorFlex Intelligent Digital Lighting Control System. Read more

Transformations In Lighting: 2012 DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop
December 6, 2011
This gathering of solid-state lighting professionals is a crossroad where the nation's top researchers and lighting industry leaders meet to explore the science challenges and technology hurdles that must be addressed for SSL to succeed. Read more

ASID Interior Design Billings And Inquiries Index Dips In Third Quarter
December 5, 2011
Results of the ASID Interior Design Billings & Inquiries Index for the July-August period of 2011 signaled that business conditions for the interior design industry were aligned with the broader U.S. economy’s sub-par growth. Read more

AIA Commends Obama Administration’s $4 Billion Public/Private Sector Plan To Upgrade Buildings
December 4, 2011
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today expressed its support for the Obama Administration’s $4 billion public/private sector plan to upgrade buildings for energy efficiency throughout the country. Read more

NEMA Publishes Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment Standard
December 1, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.11, Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment —Multiple Parallel Wired Sockets. Read more

North American Business Conditions Improve For Second Consecutive Month In November
November 30, 2011
Results from NEMA’s latest business conditions survey showed the economic environment facing the North American electroindustry improved for a second straight month in November. Read more

Cooper LED Products Reduce Energy Consumption And Cost At The Austin City Hall Parking Garage
November 29, 2011
The parking garage at the City Hall in Austin, Texas, houses 750 parking spaces and must leave its lights on 24 hours a day, making for high energy usage and big electrical bills. Read more

Kingman Regional Medical Center Upgrades Parking Lot Lighting With High Power LED Shoebox Fixtures
November 28, 2011
Nestled in the foothills of the Hualapai Mountain range, the award-winning Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is a community-owned 235-bed healthcare facility located in Kingman, Arizona. Read more

Walmart, Walgreens And The Fresh Market Among Industry Leaders In Lighting Efficiency
November 27, 2011
More than 45 retailers from across North America attended GE Lighting's 3rd annual LED & Energy Efficient Lighting Trends for Retail conference at the lighting unit's global headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio. Read more

Billion Dollar Green Challenge Launches
November 27, 2011
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge invites colleges, universities, and other nonprofits to invest a total of $1 billion in self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy-efficiency upgrades. Read more

Theme Of The Recent 2011 IES Annual Conference
November 24, 2011
Several sessions of "sparring speakers," research applied case studies, a hot topic panel discussion, and award ceremonies are among the highlights that comprised the annual conference in Austin, TX, October 31 and November 1. Read more

China Announces Plan To Phase Out Incandescent Lamps
November 23, 2011
China’s official news agency, Xinhua, revealed a three-phase schedule for eliminating incandescent lamp sales. Earlier this year, China announced a 5 year plan to cut energy consumption and carbon emission (per unit of GDP) by 16 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Read more

Socket Survey From Sylvania Reveals Majority Of Americans Are Aware Of Light Bulb Phase Out
November 20, 2011
While awareness of the national phase out grew by 19 percent in the last year, 45 percent of respondents are still unaware of the impending light bulb legislation. Read more

NLB Response To Time Magazine Article
November 20, 2011
While the Switch LED lamp featured as one of the 50 inventions of the year [TIME, November 28, 2011] is certainly a laudable (but far-from-unique) development, the writer’s comments about incandescent lighting and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are appallingly inaccurate. Read more

Cooper Lighting Expands Its Decorative Product Offering
November 20, 2011
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has expanded its popular Shaper Fabriqué Architectural Fabric Series of decorative pendant, wall and surface luminaires. Read more

LightFair International Will Take Place In Philadelphia For 2013 Trade Show And Conference
November 19, 2011
The 2013 edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will take place April 23-25, 2013 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more

Dean Pournaras Named President Of WattStopper
November 18, 2011
WattStopper announced the resignation of its current president, Jerry Mix, and the immediate appointment of Dean Pournaras in that position. Mix will be joining Finelite as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2012. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s LED Downlights Featured In The University Of Kansas Center For Design Research
November 17, 2011
Designed in response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability at the university, the KU Center for Design Research includes several highly-efficient interior and exterior products including Cooper Lighting’s LED downlights. Read more

LEDucation 6 Announced For March 21, 2012 In New York
November 16, 2011
Over 2,000 members of the lighting design, architectural and engineering community are expected to attend LEDucation for its sixth annual educational event. Read more

On Site Video Boosts Conversations And Revenue For E-Commerce Lighting Site
November 16, 2011
For online retailer Pegasus Lighting, details are everything. With a mission to provide customers with “a learning experience in lighting” and a varied product line of light fixtures with extensive features, it’s important to be succinct. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Moves Upward
November 15, 2011
After a sharp dip in September, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed nearly three points in October. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

2011 IES Illumination Awards Recipients
November 13, 2011
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is pleased to announce the recipients of the IES Illumination Awards for 2011. The IES granted one Award of Distinction, seven Awards for Excellence, and four Special Citations. Read more

Light Directory iPhone And Android Apps Now Available
November 12, 2011
Get all of the features of LightDirectory.com on your iPhone and Android Phone! Search our lighting manufacturer database, browse lighting products by specific category and request catalogs. The app also keeps you up to date with lighting industry news, job postings and events. Read more

NEMA Publishes Annual Electrical Standards And Products Guide
November 10, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published the 2012 edition of its Electrical Standards and Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. Read more

AG-DALI Announces DALI Award 2012
November 9, 2011
The activity group (AG) DALI is inviting entries for the fourth DALI Award, a prize for outstanding Digital Addressable Lighting Interface-based lighting projects realized in the last two years (January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011). Read more

Cooper LED Solutions Add Safe, Reliable, Energy-Efficient Lighting To Detroit Windsor Tunnel
November 7, 2011
The Detroit Windsor Tunnel, a subterranean passage connecting the United States and Canada, recently upgraded its lighting fixtures to include energy-saving LED products from Cooper Lighting. Read more

Denali Series From BK Lighting Selected For IES 2011 Progress Report
November 7, 2011
The 2011 Progress Report will feature B-K Lighting's new Denali Series Floodlight as one of the year's most significant lighting products. Read more

AIA Launches Online Database Capable Of Matching Stalled Projects With Investor Financing
November 6, 2011
The AIA announced that it has launched an online database that will let developers and architects network with investors interested in lending to projects that have been stalled primarily due to lack of financing. Read more

Webcast: Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Model Specification For LED Roadway Luminaires
November 6, 2011
On November 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast on the Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires developed by DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium. Read more

More Than A Million Cree LEDs Illuminate First Major Highway LED Lighting Project In China
November 3, 2011
China recently completed its largest highway lighting upgrade with more than 10,000 street lights featuring more than a million Cree LEDs. The Shenzhen highway project includes nearly 75 miles of roadways, with LED fixtures installed along one tunnel and four highways. Read more

Cooper And The Long Island Power Authority Partner To Promote The Use Of Energy Saving LED Lighting
November 2, 2011
Cooper Lighting announced that it has partnered with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and nine local electrical distributors to help promote the use of ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED lighting in homes. Read more

The Clinton Foundation Los Angeles Street Lighting Project
November 1, 2011
The Clinton Foundation is working with the city of Los Angeles to retrofit more than 140,000 streetlights with LEDs. When complete, the project will reduce carbon emissions by up to 40,500 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 6,700 vehicles off the road every year. Read more

Bulbrite Donates Pink Light Bulbs To Fight Breast Cancer
November 1, 2011
To help support Breast Cancer patient education, research, and care while recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bulbrite has donated pink light bulbs to The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop. Read more

Intelligent Lighting Controls Market To Reach $2.6 Billion By 2016, According To Pike Research
October 31, 2011
The intelligent lighting controls market is expanding rapidly, according to a recent report from Pike Research, with growth to double in the next six years to $2.6 billion, driven primarily by the office building and education markets. Read more

DOE Consortium Publishes Roadway Lighting Specification
October 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has published guidance for cities, utilities, and other local agencies interested in saving money and energy by converting their street and roadway lighting to LED technology. Read more

Hockey Team Center Updates Concourse Lighting
October 29, 2011
Representatives from Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues hockey team, approached Lighting Associates, Inc's (LAI) Outside Sales Representative Dave Drake about 18 months ago for assistance with their lighting needs. Read more

Control This! 2011 Reports Record Attendance
October 26, 2011
Hosted by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of America (IESNYC), the educational forum on state-of-the-art lighting control systems and energy management technology delivered a full day of accredited educational sessions and a packed exhibit floor of over 40+ exhibitors. Read more

North American Business Conditions Improve In October With Further Gains Seen Over Next Six Months
October 25, 2011
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) indicated that conditions facing the North American electroindustry improved on balance in October, climbing to 57.4 from 50 in September. Read more

Sentry Electric Illuminates The Boardwalk Empire
October 24, 2011
When the production team of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire television series needed to replicate vintage luminaires and lampposts from the 1920’s Atlantic City boardwalk, they turned to Sentry Electric for the answers. Read more

2011 Solar Decathlon Team Chooses Cooper Lighting’s Halo LED Downlights For Efficient House Concept
October 24, 2011
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, recently provided Halo 4-inch and 6-inch LED recessed downlights to Florida International University’s (FIU) Solar Decathlon team. Read more

NEMA Publishes New Incandescent And Electric Lamp Standards
October 23, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI ANSLG C78.21—Incandescent lamps: PAR and R Shapes and ANSI ANSLG C78.40—Electric Lamps: Specifications for Mercury Lamps. Read more

Another Drop For Architecture Billings Index
October 19, 2011
Following the first positive score in four months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reversed direction again in September. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

WattStopper Announces New BIM Objects For A Broad Array Of Its Innovative Lighting Control Products
October 19, 2011
Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction. Read more

DOE Educates And Informs At Greenbuild
October 16, 2011
As part of DOE’s ongoing commitment to lighting education, the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) program hosted an informational booth and educational seminars at Greenbuild 2011, held October 5–6 in Toronto. Read more

OLED Displays And Lighting Market To 2020
October 13, 2011
GBI Research has released its latest research, “OLED Displays and Lighting Market to 2020 - Technological Innovations Lead to Cost Efficient Products and New Aesthetics”. The report gives an in-depth analysis of the global OLED market for displays and lighting, covering four major regions. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Next Generation LED LightBAR System
October 11, 2011
The new system’s unmatched optical performance delivers improved lumen output and efficiency, while continuing to offer up to 75% in energy savings over traditional High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) outdoor lighting sources. Read more

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Introduces Five New Documents For Use On Sustainable Projects
October 10, 2011
Developed using AIA’s flagship documents as a base, and incorporating concepts and model language from the AIA’s Guide for Sustainable Projects, the new documents address the unique roles, risks and opportunities encountered on sustainable design and construction projects. Read more

Osram Sylvania Acquires Encelium Technologies
October 9, 2011
This move will enhance the company's position in two key global growth markets, LED based technologies and Light Management Systems (LMS). Encelium is an ideal complement to OSRAM and OSRAM SYLVANIA's General Lighting portfolio of energy-efficient lighting products and solutions. Read more

$16 Million San Diego Lighting Upgrade Uses Broad-Spectrum Induction Technology
October 5, 2011
The city of San Diego, California, has launched a $16 million street-lighting upgrade. The city will replace 35,311 conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) units with more efficient, longer-lasting broad-spectrum induction units. Read more

Leviton Acquires Obvius Energy Information Solutions
October 4, 2011
Acquisition to enhance Leviton’s leadership position in measurement and verification products for commercial users to make smart decisions on reducing energy use. Read more

Post Top Retrofits Step Into The Light
October 3, 2011
Millerbernd Lighting has completed the LM-79 test on its Acorn Retrofit Light Engine for post top fixtures. This comprehensive testing process was completed including in-situ temperature testing, photometric testing and CCT. Read more

Control This 2011 Announces Speaker Line-Up
October 2, 2011
With a confirmed presence of 30+ leading controls manufacturers from across the world, Control This positions itself for a record breaking year in providing its attendees with the latest in controls and energy management. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces The Lumark Crosstour LED Wall Pack Series
October 2, 2011
Cooper Lighting has introduced an internally developed wall-mount luminaire featuring the industry’s first universal “all-in-one” product design to satisfy a myriad of application needs. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Releases ElumTools™ 2012
September 29, 2011
Lighting Analysts, Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural release of the ElumTools add-in software for Autodesk Revit 2012. ElumTools is the first fully integrated Revit add-in for calculation and visualization of electric lighting results directly within the Revit environment. Read more

North American Business Conditions Stabilize In September
September 27, 2011
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) indicated that conditions facing the North American electroindustry stabilized in September, after signaling deterioration in each of the three previous months. Read more

Incandescent Lamp Index Increases During Second Quarter
September 26, 2011
NEMA’s shipment index for incandescent lamps increased for the second consecutive quarter in Q2 2011, showing an improvement of 5.6 percent over the same period last year. Conversely, the index for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) declined for the fifth consecutive quarter. Read more

IES Publishes Standard On Useful Lifetime Of LEDs
September 26, 2011
The document recommends a method for projecting the lumen maintenance of LED light sources from the data obtained by the procedures found in IES document Approved Method for Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources (LM-80-08). Read more

Cooper Lighting Honored With A Prestigious Lighting For Tomorrow Award
September 26, 2011
Cooper Lighting announced its new Halo H4 LED 4-inch Adjustable Gimbal Series has been recognized as a winner in the prestigious ninth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. The awards were announced at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on September 13. Read more

DOE Announces Funding Opportunity For Solid-State Lighting U.S. Manufacturing Support (Round 3)
September 25, 2011
The funding is directed toward the existing DOE SSL R&D program area for Manufacturing Research and Development, to establish the U.S. as a global manufacturing leader and to help create jobs here at home. Read more

Lighting Focus At World Energy Engineering Congress, NLB Says
September 22, 2011
Lighting will be an important topic of discussion and education at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), in Chicago, October 12-14, 2011, at the Navy Pier Convention Center, the National Lighting Bureau reports. Read more

NEMA Publishes Standard For Solid State Light Sources Used In Roadway And Area Lighting
September 21, 2011
The first solid state lighting (SSL) standard produced by ANSI accredited standards committee C136.37, this standard defines interchangeability and some requirements for SSL source fixtures (also referred to as luminaires and LED or light-emitting diode fixtures). Read more

Architecture Billings Index Turns Positive After Four Straight Monthly Declines
September 20, 2011
On the heels of a period of weakness in design activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) took a sudden upturn in August. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Sodium Vapor HID Lamp Index Declines During The Second Quarter
September 20, 2011
NEMA’s sodium vapor high intensity discharge (HID) lamps shipment index declined for the fourth consecutive quarter on a year-over-year basis, retreating 15.8 percent during Q2 2011. The index value of 77.7 is the lowest reading on record for the series. Read more

2011 Winner Embarks On Philips Light World Tour
September 20, 2011
Philips Lighting announced the winner of the 2011 Light World Tour, an initiative designed to share visual inspiration in the professional lighting design community. The 10 finalists were determined by user votes over a 2 month period using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On Museum Demonstration
September 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a retrofit of track lighting used to illuminate a special gallery exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. Read more

Robust Growth For T5 And T8 Lamp Shipments During First Half Of 2011
September 18, 2011
NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps increased 30.2 and 12.5 percent, respectively, during the first half of 2011 compared to the same period last year. Read more

Study Challenges Claims That Satellite Images Of Outdoor Lighting Predict Breast Cancer Incidence
September 17, 2011
A recent study conducted by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that satellite images of outdoor lighting are unrelated to actual light levels reaching the eye. Read more

Innovative Lighting Technique Reduces Risk For Falls In Older Adults
September 13, 2011
Scientists at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel night-lighting system that provides visual and spatial cues to promote better postural stability and control. Read more

Ballast Sized UL924 Bypass/Shunt Relays For Emergency Lighting Applications
September 12, 2011
Functional Devices, Inc. is pleased to announce its continued innovation in the lighting industry with the introduction of its new family of Ballast Sized UL924 Emergency Bypass/Shunt Relays. Read more

Control This 2011 Event Sponsors Announced
September 11, 2011
As the official host of the event, IESNYC proudly announces the support of a growing list of sponsors including Wattstopper as this year’s Presenting Sponsor following the success of their participation in last year’s inaugural event. Read more

ASL Launches New Green Lighting Website
September 11, 2011
ASL’s new improved lighting fixtures website is an engineer’s dream. You can instantly research and compare all your choices and options. Read more

Marine Hero Discusses His Three Tours Of Duty In Iraq At Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
September 8, 2011
For the ninth consecutive year,B-K Lighting, TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes, Blue Dolphin Design & Engineering and Etendue Café held a memorial service to remember the tragedy of 9/11. Read more

NEMA To Host Webcast On Reducing Building Energy Use With The Latest Lighting Management Technology
September 7, 2011
The event focuses on the latest lighting control technologies, strategies and systems that will enable building managers to approach net-zero energy use and achieve sustainability goals. Read more

Good-Bye T12. Hello Opportunity By John Philip Bachner
September 6, 2011
Some folks seem to think that any replacement lighting is fine, especially if it saves energy. But any light is not good light, a point proven when, driving home at night, you’re momentarily blinded by the high beams of an oncoming car. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On LED Retrofit Lamps
September 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a retrofit of 32 track lights used to illuminate artwork in the lobby of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) headquarters building. Read more

IES Publishes Standard On The Commissioning Process
September 5, 2011
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) announces a new document on the commissioning process. The purpose of the document is to provide a quality assurance process to verify that buildings and their installed systems satisfy owner and designer performance criteria initially and throughout the life of the building. Read more

Nora Lighting Launches New Website
September 2, 2011
With a clean, contemporary look, the new Nora site makes it even easier to review the company’s entire lighting line or to pinpoint products of specific interest. The website can also be discovered through social networks, including Face Book, You Tube and others. Read more

IES Announces Publication Of The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
September 1, 2011
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) announces the publication of The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition, the most comprehensive one-volume reference on lighting. The Lighting Handbook presents all phases of lighting and integrates the views of IES Committees and individual specialists in each knowledge area. Read more

North American Business Conditions Index Rebounds In August, Future Conditions Index Retreats
August 31, 2011
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions gained ground in August, but remained below levels suggestive of industry-wide expansion for a third straight month. The index climbed to 41.4, up 9.4 points from its July reading. Read more

DOE Investment Yields Research And Development 100 Award Winner In Energy-Efficient Lighting
August 30, 2011
RTI International’s nanofiber lighting improvement technology (NLITeTM) has been honored with a 2011 R&D 100 Award. Established in 1963 by the editors of R&D Magazine, the annual R&D 100 Awards identify the 100 most significant, newly introduced research and development advances of the past year in multiple disciplines. Read more

AIA Selects Three Projects For National Healthcare Design Awards
August 25, 2011
The American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Read more

Outdoor LED Product From Cooper Wins Top Awards In Architectural SSL Product Innovation Competition
August 24, 2011
Cooper Lighting announces that its Invue Mesa LED Luminaire was selected by a team of judges as the winner of two awards in Architectural SSL magazine’s first Product Innovation Awards (PIA) competition. Read more

Ever Wonder How LEDs Are Made?
August 23, 2011
What is an LED? How is it made? This informative video from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, “Light from Crystals”, explains how an LED is made and shows you the processes involved. Take a look behind the scenes and experience the core of our energy efficient light sources. Read more

CONTROL THIS! 2011 Announces Speakers And Event Registration Officially Open
August 22, 2011
Taking place on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 in New York City, ControlThis! is holding a premier lecture series and tradeshow dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting, engineering and design community on lighting controls systems and energy management technologies. Read more

Lighting Research Center Hosts Outdoor Lighting Institute October 12-13, 2011
August 21, 2011
This practical course is geared toward engineers, lighting designers, municipal officials, and utility personnel who must design, specify, and commission energy-efficient outdoor lighting installations for sites including streets and roadways, parking areas, parks, and pedestrian areas. Read more

Cree Buys Ruud, BetaLED
August 17, 2011
Cree, Inc. announces the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, Inc., at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million. Combining two highly complementary LED innovators, the acquisition allows Cree to extend its leadership position and increase the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Drops For Fifth Straight Month
August 16, 2011
Following a drop of almost a full point in June, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell again by more than a point in July. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Acuity Brands Acquires Horizon Control Inc.
August 15, 2011
Acuity Brands announced that it has acquired for cash Horizon Control Inc. For over 15 years, Horizon Control and its management team have developed and licensed products to the entertainment and architectural lighting control markets. Read more

DOE Announces Funding Opportunities For SSL: Core Technology Research And Product Development
August 12, 2011
Under these funding opportunities, DOE seeks applications for projects to advance research, development, and market adoption of SSL technology. The funding is directed toward two existing DOE SSL R&D program areas for Core Technology Research and Product Development. Read more

Lighting Survey
August 9, 2011
This lighting industry survey is intended to better understand fixture specification and end use of high intensity luminaires. The perspective of lighting professionals with strong knowledge of the industry is needed. It should take approximately 20 minutes and you will receive your choice of a $20 gift card (Amazon/Target) at the end. Read more

New Recommended Practice Published By The IES: RP-22-11 Tunnel Lighting
August 7, 2011
The purpose of the document is to provide recommended practices for designing new tunnel lighting systems and advance the art, science and practice of engineering as it relates to tunnel lighting. Read more

Cooper Introduces Metalux Retrofit Kits Offering Significant Energy And Labor Saving Solutions
August 4, 2011
Cooper Lighting has introduced a series of four contractor-friendly Metalux fluorescent retrofit kits designed to meet and exceed today’s energy needs and guidelines while improving light quality. Read more

DOE Announces Philips As First Winner Of The L Prize Competition
August 2, 2011
DOE's L Prize challenged the lighting industry to strive to develop super high-performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money. Read more

Speakers From Acuity, Panasonic And Sony To Present At The 13th Annual OLEDs World Summit
August 1, 2011
The preliminary agenda has been set for the 13th annual OLEDs World Summit – the longest-running conference in the industry. The summit, which is being presented in conjunction with the OLED Association, will take place Sept. 26-28, 2011, at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Read more

Seattle Market Introduction Workshop Presentations Posted
July 31, 2011
More than 275 attendees gathered July 12–14 at the DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Market Introduction Workshop in Seattle, sharing the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Says Higher Prices For Fluorescent Lamps
July 28, 2011
Terbium. Erbium. Yttrium. They’re hardly household names, but they and 14 other rare-earth elements (REEs) are essential to the operation of a variety of household products (flat-panel displays and color TVs), as well as medical devices, the batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles, catalytic converters, and processes like petroleum refining. Read more

Decline In Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected In 2011 With Modest Growth For 2012
July 27, 2011
Lenders that have been extremely reticent to finance construction projects, budget shortfalls at all levels of government, the ripple effect of overbuilding, a depressed housing market and rising costs of key construction commodities are all contributing to what projects to be a decline of 5.6% in spending this year for nonresidential construction projects. Read more

Political Pulls With Energy Efficient Lighting
July 27, 2011
The efficiency standards for light bulbs set into place by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) have been a topic of debate in the political arena recently. Here is an excellent blog posting about this topic from Pegasus Lighting. Read more

Share Of Survey Respondents Seeing Improved Conditions Declines In July; Six-month Outlook Firms
July 26, 2011
The broad economic slowdown of recent months continued to affect the electrical manufacturing sector in July. Forty-four percent (44%) of respondents to NEMAs latest Electroindustry Business Confidence Survey reported that the economic environment facing the industry in North America deteriorated in the most recent month, up from 36% in June. Read more

Leviton GreenMAX Awarded Product Of The Year From Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine
July 25, 2011
Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, today announced its GreenMAX Relay Control Panels were chosen by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine as the Best Product of the Year for lighting control products. Read more

CONTROL THIS! 2011 Announced For October 20th, 2011 In New York City
July 24, 2011
More than 500 lighting design community members are expected to attend this tradeshow and lecture series dedicated to the challenges facing the industry in lighting controls and energy management technologies. Read more

Lighting Facts Partners Recognized At DOE SSL Workshop
July 21, 2011
The three-day event brought together more than 275 utilities, energy efficiency program representatives, manufacturers, and other industry insiders interested in keeping up to date on the latest SSL commercialization developments. Read more

WattStopper’s YouTube Channel Facilitates Access To Collection Of Informative Lighting Control Video
July 20, 2011
WattStopper has created a YouTube channel in order to share its growing video library with a wider audience. Viewers can choose from numerous informative short subjects on topics ranging from installing specific controls to selecting high ROI control investments. Read more

Lighting Analysts, Inc. Releases Version 2.2 Of AGi32 Lighting Design And Rendering Software
July 20, 2011
Lighting Analysts, Inc. is pleased to release version 2.2 of its award-winning AGi32 lighting design software. With many new or revised features developed from frequent customer requests, AGi32 version 2.2 is sure to improve workflow and provide designers with new solutions to age-old problems. Read more

Another Setback For The Architecture Billings Index
July 19, 2011
June marked the third consecutive decline in revenue at U.S. architecture firms as measured by the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

GE Lighting To Acquire Lightech, A Technology Leader In LED Drivers
July 19, 2011
GE Lighting today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held, advanced lighting technology leader based near Tel Aviv, Israel, with commercial teams in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Read more

Fluorescent Lamp Phase Out
July 18, 2011
The most-commonly used four-foot, eight-foot, and two-foot (U-shaped) T12 fluorescent lamps will begin disappearing from distributors’ and retailers’ shelves in less than one year. The targeted lamps – long-time commercial-lighting staples – fail to meet efficiency standards that will go into effect on July 1, 2012, the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) reports. Read more

Photometric Toolbox Version 1.8 Released
July 18, 2011
Version 1.8 of Lighting Analysts’ Photometric Toolbox software adds some very handy changes for those who are serious about lighting. The latest version of the software has added intelligence- it detects improperly delimited files(missing carriage return or line feed), errors which are common to Internet downloads. Read more

DOE Publishes Updated Recommendations For Testing And Reporting LED Luminaire Lifetime
July 17, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published an updated version of the guide LED Luminaire Lifetime: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting, the latest edition in a series of publications on LED product performance and lifetime. Read more

Lighting Based Technology Replacing Wi-Fi?
July 17, 2011
A great new blog post from Pegasus Lighting about a technology called light-based data transmission. It’s also known as Li-Fi, and the name fits: Using light to transmit data wirelessly may very well replace Wi-Fi in the near future. Read more

Studies Published On Minimizing Flicker From SSL Systems; ASSIST To Release Related Recommendation
July 14, 2011
Flicker and stroboscopic effects have been a concern with solid-state lighting (SSL), and industry and the ENERGY STAR program have debated recently the effects of frequency and other driving modes on the perception and acceptability of flicker. Read more

B-K Lighting And TEKA Illumination Expand GreenSource Initiative Rebate Offers
July 14, 2011
In an effort to encourage the market conversion to high efficacy sustainable products, B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination are expanding the popular GreenSource Initiative™ rebate programs. Read more

NEMA CFL Index Continues Retreat At The Start Of 2011
July 13, 2011
NEMA's compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps index retreated for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q1 of 2011, registering a reading of 180.8, a decline of 16.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. Incandescent lamp shipments fared better, showing an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous quarter. Read more

Green Lighting Virtual Conference From Architectural Lighting Magazine
July 12, 2011
Hear from industry leaders in the architecture and lighting communities about strategies for sustainable design and how new lighting innovations and energy-efficient technologies are helping to shape the buildings of today and tomorrow. Read more

MLB All-Stars Under Venture Lights
July 12, 2011
Venture Lighting’s Sports Lighting Product Delivers a Winning Solution for Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Read more

Transition Transcends Existing Fixture Efficiencies
July 10, 2011
Until now, architectural presentation was often compromised for optimum energy performance. Not anymore. Satisfy both the need for fixture efficiency and the desire for high-end styling with Columbia Lighting’s new Transition® fixtures. Read more

AIA To Develop Database Of Stalled Projects Suitable For Investor Financing
July 10, 2011
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced it would make available to potential investors a database of stalled building projects nationwide that make economic sense but which lack the financing to be completed. Read more

New Line Of LED Tube Fixtures From LEDtronics
July 6, 2011
LEDtronics announces its new line of ETL-listed LED Tube Light Fixtures specifically designed for energy-efficient, environment-conscious and high-output T8 LED tube lights that help commercial, governmental and industrial facilities reduce their power consumption and maintenance costs as well as minimize their ecological footprint. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces SOURCE Awards Call For Entries
July 5, 2011
The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, is open to all lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in an interior or exterior design project. Read more

i3dOP Debuts As The First Photometric Application For iPhone And iPad
June 30, 2011
Ian Ibbitson, a developer of high-performance, state-of-the-art business and software solutions, has released i3dOP for iPhone and iPad, a version of the IESNA-recognized 3dOP application. An industry first, i3dOP facilitates on-the-go lighting design and verification with type C IES files. Read more

Dates Announced For IntertechPira’s 13th Annual OLEDs World Summit
June 29, 2011
IntertechPira is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual OLEDs World Summit will take place Sept. 26-28, 2011, at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. This event will provide attendees with the most up-to-date news and developments in the field of OLEDs, as well as offer valuable networking opportunities. Read more

Business Conditions Lose Steam In June, But Six Month Ahead Outlook Remains Solid
June 28, 2011
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 45.5 in June, dropping below the 50-point “growth threshold” for the first time since October 2010. The index had climbed as high as 69.6 as recently as February 2011, prior to a sharp run-up in oil prices and Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Read more

Model Lighting Ordinance Released To Promote Responsible Outdoor Lighting
June 26, 2011
The Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) is an outdoor lighting template designed to help municipalities develop outdoor lighting standards that reduce glare, light trespass, and skyglow. Such standards reduce expenses, save energy, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Remains in Reverse
June 22, 2011
On the heels of a sizeable decrease in April, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slowed even further in May. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Online School Best Practice Solutions Offer Design Choices For Energy Savings
June 22, 2011
WattStopper has published a set of best practice solutions for classrooms to help specifiers and facility managers quickly identify and implement energy-saving lighting control solutions for these high-value spaces, which account for approximately $8 billion in energy costs annually in the U.S. Read more

Philips Launches 2011 Light World Tour Competition
June 21, 2011
Royal Philips Electronics announces the launch of the 2011 Light World Tour, an initiative designed to share visual inspiration in the professional lighting design community. Individuals who work on or are touched by lighting design are invited to win a three-month tour to search for and visit the most inspiring and innovative lighting sights on earth. Read more

ASSIST Recommendations Provide New Methods For Evaluating Street And Roadway Lighting
June 15, 2011
Outdoor lighting is a critical component for communities because it can provide visibility, promote a sense of security, deter crime and attract economic activity. Its selection and implementation have to be carefully considered, however, to optimize energy efficiency while minimizing undesirable effects, such as glare. Read more

Spring Proves Fruitful For Lighting Research Center Graduate Students
June 14, 2011
In the spring of 2011, Lighting Research Center (LRC) graduate students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute racked up an impressive list of accolades ranging from campus entrepreneurship awards to winning first place in national design competitions. Read more

Vibrant LED Pilot Lights Add Long Life To Industrial Control Status Indicators
June 13, 2011
Continuing to expand its offerings of based LEDs for industrial controls and retrofit panel mount applications, LEDtronics introduces 22mm and 30mm direct incandescent-replacement RPLH Series Panel LED Pilot Lamps and Holders. Read more

DOE Releases Latest Lighting Facts Product Snapshot
June 9, 2011
The report uses verified performance data from the Lighting Facts product list, which now has nearly 1,000 LED replacement lamps registered, to compare their performance to standard technologies and the new performance levels mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Read more

This Spring, Even the Lights Are Graduating At California State University, Fullerton
June 8, 2011
This is exactly the kind of lighting project the Obama administration would be proud of. A large entity, motivated through financial incentives, replaces hundreds of energy-guzzling, metal halides with efficient-and-programmable LEDs to save energy and create jobs. Read more

Sixty Three Percent of Architects Surveyed Report Stalled Projects
June 7, 2011
Almost two-thirds of architects surveyed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) last month report that they have at least one project that is stalled due to lack of financing, despite record low interest rates. Read more

LightFair International 2011 Breaks All Records
June 7, 2011
The 22nd consecutive edition of LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) broke all records for attendance and exhibit space in its May 17—19 run at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the LFI 2011 venue. Read more

NanoMarkets Announces Release Of Latest Report For OLED Materials Market
June 3, 2011
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released its latest report titled, "The Market for OLED Materials 2011" which says that the market opportunities for the various materials used in OLED displays and lighting will exceed $2.0 billion (USD) by 2016. Read more

2011 Featured LightFair Products From Light Directory
May 31, 2011
Check out our featured products from LightFair. Be sure to use the request link under each product to get additional information. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Tumbles Nearly Three Points
May 31, 2011
Following several months of relatively positive business conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell almost three points in April. Read more

North American Business Conditions Continued To Advance In May, But Gains Have Slowed
May 25, 2011
NEMAs Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions topped the 50 point mark for the seventh consecutive month in May, signaling continued improvement in the business environment. Read more

Energy Efficient LED Lighting Helps Water Treatment Plant Reduce Its Carbon Footprint, Energy Costs
May 24, 2011
After recently completing the installation of 637 solar panels on the roof the Union City, California-based Union Sanitary District (USD) approached LEDtronics to explore energy-saving lighting solutions throughout its 33-acre wastewater treatment facility. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces A Proprietary Linear LED Platform
May 23, 2011
At its industry-leading LED Innovation Center has internally developed and recently launched the ALM 1.0, a patent pending linear LED platform designed to integrate into 32 luminaires within the company’s historical linear fluorescent brands. Read more

Performance Testing For Lighting Controls And Switching Devices With Electronic Drivers
May 23, 2011
NEMA has published NEMA 410-2011 Performance Testing for Lighting Controls and Switching Devices with Electronic Drivers and Discharge Ballasts. This standard, last published in 2004, is maintained by the association’s Lamp, Ballast, Lighting Controls, and Wiring Device sections. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On Walmart Parking Lot Lighting
May 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration conducted at a Walmart Supercenter in Leavenworth, Kansas, to evaluate the use of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology in a commercial parking lot lighting application. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On LED T8 Replacement Light Products
May 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from an evaluation of three LED products designed to directly replace linear fluorescent lamps (most commonly “T8” lamps) in commercial ambient lighting. Read more

LightFair 2011 Opens To Massive Crowds In Philadelphia, Breaks Record Again
May 17, 2011
LightFair International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, set new records in the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center—its 2011 show location. Read more

Acuity Brands Acquires Healthcare Lighting
May 14, 2011
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired for cash Fairview, PA-based Healthcare Lighting, Inc., a leading provider of specialized, high-performance lighting products for healthcare facilities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more

Stylmark Introduces New Edge-Lit LED Light Box
May 12, 2011
Stylmark, an industry leader in LED lighting for retail and commercial environments, has enhanced their graphic solution product offerings with the introduction of the new Optima LED™ Edge-Lit Light Box. Read more

Pegasus Lighting Debuts Mobile Website
May 12, 2011
The lighting retailer presence in the mobile space is surprisingly sparse. Pegasus Lighting saw an opportunity to offer online shoppers the convenience of a site designed specifically for smartphones while still offering the full feature-set from its main website. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard for Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment—Solar Lighting
May 11, 2011
This new standard, produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting, defines requirements for the specification and installation of dc solar-powered roadway and area lighting systems. Read more

Androids, LEDs, And Google From The Pegasus Lighting Blog
May 11, 2011
At the Google I/O conference this week, the search giant announced a new partnership with manufacturer Lighting Science Group, as well as an exciting new product. Read more

Solar Powered LED Luminaire Illuminates Mailbox Panel In Sonoran Desert City
May 8, 2011
The homeowners association of a lovely residential complex in Tucson, Arizona, was looking for an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to light up a 20-foot bank of residential mailboxes. Read more

Recyclebank And Lunera Lighting Create Green Schools Energy Challenge
May 8, 2011
Schools can win an energy retrofit to help make classrooms state-of-the-art green; Winning schools will see substantial energy savings through improved, near-daylight quality of LED lighting. Read more

NEMA To Host Webinar On Reducing Costs And Saving Energy In Buildings By Managing Lighting
May 8, 2011
NEMA’s enLIGHTen America campaign will present a webinar on June 1 from 2–3 p.m. EDT, hosted by Today’s Facility Manager, focusing on the latest lighting management strategies and systems that enable building managers to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, meet code mandates, and enhance occupant productivity. Read more

LightFair International Prepares To Break More Records At 2011 Trade Show And Conference
May 3, 2011
In less than two weeks, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will swing open the doors to welcome the 2011 attendees in this year’s location in the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more

New Digital Photosensors Allow Control Flexibility And Easy Integration With Occupancy Sensors
May 2, 2011
WattStopper has launched two powerful daylighting sensors that allow engineers, building owners and installers unprecedented options when designing, purchasing and implementing daylight harvesting systems Read more

DOE Publishes Updated SSL Research And Development Plan
May 1, 2011
The report provides a description of the activities the Department plans to undertake over the next several years to implement its SSL mission, and informs the development of annual SSL R&D funding opportunities. Read more

Nora Lighting LED Fixtures Qualify For New DOE "Lighting Facts" Labeling
April 28, 2011
Nora Lighting is among the industry’s first manufacturers to qualify for the Department of Energy’s new LED “Lighting Facts” labeling. Read more

Jack Zukerman Announces That Proceeds From His Memoir Will Benefit The IALD Educational Trust
April 28, 2011
All proceeds from the sale of LET THERE BE LIGHT, a memoir by Jack Zukerman, will benefit the IALD Education Trust and its efforts to support architectural lighting design education. Read more

North American Business Conditions Improved For Sixth Straight Month In April
April 27, 2011
The results from NEMAs latest monthly survey of senior member company executives finds that business conditions improved for the sixth month in a row in April. Read more

Architecture Billings Index In Holding Pattern
April 27, 2011
The first quarter of 2011 has seen the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remain virtually unchanged and right at, or slightly above, the break-even level. Read more

NLB Calls For An End To Artificial Lighting
April 25, 2011
The National Lighting Bureau – an independent, not-for-profit lighting-information service – has called for the end of “artificial lighting.” Read more

Let There Be Light By Jack Zukerman
April 24, 2011
Let There Be Light is the story of a man who not only plotted the course of his life, but also the course of lighting while rubbing elbows with corporate giants like John Tishman; Bill Hewitt, CEO of John Deere; Bill Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard; Bill Haas of Levi Straus and Jimmy Ling, CEO of LTV. Read more

Kichler Lighting Acquires Teron Lighting
April 24, 2011
Kichler Lighting, manufacturer of residential lighting, announced the acquisition of Teron Lighting, manufacturer of commercial lighting products headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio. Read more

IES Annual Conference Call For Papers
April 21, 2011
Authors of papers regarding the art, science and practice of illumination are invited to submit their papers for possible presentation at the 2011 IES Annual Conference scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas. Read more

Lighting Facts Label Update From The Pegasus Lighting Blog
April 19, 2011
Last July, the Federal Trade Commission made an important announcement that changed the meaning of the words “Lighting Facts” forever. Read more

Launch Of Mobile App Further Connects Attendees, Exhibitors To LightFair International
April 18, 2011
Leveraging the latest in technological advances and trends, LFI has launched a new mobile app for the more than 20,000 attendees expected at the 2011 trade show and conference in Philadelphia next month. Read more

The National Lighting Bureau Announces The 32nd Annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards
April 14, 2011
This unique program is open to virtually anyone associated with a High-Benefit Lighting installation: owners, designers, facility or property managers, contractors, manufacturer representatives, utility employees, and users, among others. Read more

New Control Six™ Online Interactive Tool Helps Identify “best fit” Energy-Efficient Lighting Control
April 13, 2011
WattStopper has launched Control Six Online, a new free online tool to help users pinpoint ideal lighting control solutions for the six types of spaces most commonly found in commercial buildings. Read more

NEMA Launches Premium Exit Sign Program
April 12, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Emergency Lighting Section has launched its Premium Exit Sign Program, which establishes standards for and encourages the use of high-performance exit signage. Read more

Cooper Products Recognized In Next Generation Luminaires Solid State Lighting Design Competition
April 11, 2011
Cooper Lighting has announced that multiple products have been recognized for excellence by the Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition. Read more

LEDtronics Innovative LED Bulb Design Improves CLCX Process Locomotives Ground Lighting By 200%
April 10, 2011
Incandescent lights on the outside of its locomotives were wasting too much power and were not providing sufficient bright light to effectively illuminate the steps, couplers, and trucks of the locomotive. Read more

New NanoMarkets Report Predicts Asian OLED Lighting Market To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2016
April 7, 2011
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released its latest report titled, “OLED Lighting Markets Asia-2011,” that says the market opportunities in Asia for OLED lighting will generate $2.1 billion by 2016. Read more

Wedding Lighting Design: Worth Every Penny?
April 7, 2011
A New York Times article recently described a trend in wedding planning involving a focus on lighting design. Read more

Truth And Lies: The Incandescent Phase Out Provided By Pegasus Lighting
April 3, 2011
A very interesting 5 part blog post provided by Pegasus Lighting on the upcoming incandescent phase out. We have provided Part 1 with links to Parts 2 - 5. Enjoy! Read more

WattStopper Digital Lighting Management Snags 2011 BOM Top Product Award
April 3, 2011
WattStopper is proud to announce it has received a 2011 Building Operating Management Top Product Award for its innovative Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product line. Read more

NEMA Publishes SSL 3-2011 High-Power White LED Binning For General Illumination
March 31, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published SSL 3-2011 High-Power White LED Binning for General Illumination. This standard, first published in 2010, was produced by NEMA’s Solid State Lighting Section. Read more

March North American EBCIs Point To Continued Growth, But Reflect Increased Caution
March 30, 2011
Senior executives at NEMA member companies reported that, on balance, business conditions facing their firms improved for a fifth consecutive month in March. The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions measured 60.9. Read more

Sentry Electric Provides Superior Performance With New ARA LED Reflector System
March 28, 2011
Sentry Electric, one of North America’s oldest and most knowledgeable manufacturers of outdoor lighting luminaires, introduces ARA, a unique, contoured LED reflector system that delivers superior light distribution. Read more

93% Of Lighting Suppliers To China See Stronger Exports Despite Cost Challenges
March 27, 2011
China suppliers of lighting and electricals are releasing more energy-efficient luminaries, bulbs and tubes to meet demand for environment-friendly fixtures and light sources across residential, commercial and industrial segments. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Shows Nominal Increase
March 23, 2011
During the first two months of 2011 the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is not exhibiting the strength of business conditions that were seen in the final quarter of 2010. Read more

LFI 2011 Institutes To Feature Acclaimed Keynotes Tapped To Address Architecture, Design
March 23, 2011
Each year LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) raises the bar and takes lighting education, inspiration and innovation to the next level, and this year is no different. Read more

LEDucation 5 Attendance Breaks Records
March 21, 2011
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce that LEDucation 5 continues its reign as one of the premier educational and exhibit events within the industry. Read more

WattStopper Multi-way Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor Awarded 2011 BOM Top Product Honors
March 16, 2011
WattStopper is proud to announce it has received a 2011 Building Operating Management Top Product Award for its unique PW-103N multi-way wall switch occupancy sensor with LED nightlight. Read more

LFI Design Symposia Return To Showcase The Impact Of Light On All Industries
March 15, 2011
The Design Symposia, which premiered last year at the 2010 LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) as part of its renowned conference program, will return in 2011 with experts of affiliated industries to highlight the diversity of lighting design and how it is incorporated into industries across the spectrum. Read more

NEMA Publishes Two Solid State Lighting Standards
March 14, 2011
With these publications, NEMA establishes harmonized requirements and expectations for solid state lighting (SSL). Both are directed toward designers, manufacturers, and users of SSL products. Read more

NEMA's T5 Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Rebound During 2010
March 13, 2011
NEMA’s T5 lamp index increased for the third consecutive quarter, registering a reading of 164.5 during 4Q 2010. Shipments of T5 lamps showed robust growth for the calendar year by advancing nearly 31.0 percent over 2009. Read more

HID Lamp Indexes Decline During Fourth Quarter
March 10, 2011
NEMA’s shipment indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps declined by 11.7, 17.1, and 0.9 percent on a year-over-year basis for sodium vapor, mercury vapor, and metal halide lamps, respectively. Read more

Lamp Indices Showed Mixed Results During Fourth Quarter Of 2010
March 9, 2011
NEMA’s lamp indices for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps showed mixed results during the fourth quarter of 2010. Shipments of incandescent lamps were in positive territory for the first time in 2010, increasing 14.3 percent compared to the previous quarter. Read more

New Ontario Courthouse Utilizes Cooper Products To Satisfy Energy-Efficiency Requirements
March 8, 2011
The Superior and Ontario Courts justice services, which operated in eight separate buildings, was looking to increase efficiency, prompting officials to implement a project to integrate the operations into one modern building. Read more

NEMA Publishes Two Standards For Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment
March 6, 2011
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two ANSI C136 series standards for roadway and area lighting equipment. Read more

New Guide Provides Daylighting Designs To Maximize Students' Health And Performance
March 3, 2011
The book is the culmination of a research project that began in 2008 to scientifically quantify the impact of daylight design on students’ well-being and performance in K-12 schools and investigate the underlying biological mechanisms associated with this possible link. Read more

NLPIP Releases Report On Street Lighting Technologies Used In Residential Areas
March 2, 2011
The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lighting Research Center (LRC) released its latest publication, Specifier Reports: Streetlights for Local Roads. Read more

NEMA Publishes Guidelines On The Application Of Dimming To High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
March 1, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 14 Guidelines on the Application of Dimming to High-Intensity Discharge Lamps. This white paper, last published in 2002, was produced by NEMA’s Lamp Section. Read more

Virgin Islands Water And Power Authority Chooses Cooper Lighting LED Street Lighting Fixtures
February 28, 2011
With a strong commitment to finding innovative ways to increase efficiency and provide savings for the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), engineers selected Cooper Lighting for a large-scale upgrade of 972 of the Islands’ street lights. Read more

NEMA Releases The 5 Ls Of Lighting, An Educational Guide To Energy-Efficient Lighting
February 28, 2011
During today’s Diane Rehm Show on NPR, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced the availability of The 5 Ls of Lighting: The Consumer’s Guide to Choosing Energy-Efficient Lighting. Read more

Lighting Equipment Demand Remained Weak During Fourth Quarter Of 2010
February 27, 2011
After seeing modest gains in each of the five prior quarters, NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index receded 2.1 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during 4Q 2010. Read more

Architecture Billings Hold Steady After Two Months Of Improving Conditions
February 24, 2011
After showing positive momentum during the fourth quarter of 2010, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slipped almost four points in January. Read more

NEMA Executives’ Assessment Of Business Conditions Improved In February
February 23, 2011
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions – derived from a survey of senior industry executives – climbed to 69.6 in February, up 6 points from January’s reading of 63.6. Read more

CIE/USA Sponsoring Seminars On Solid State Lighting, Photometry, Colorimetry And Application
February 22, 2011
The National Lighting Bureau is supporting a series of solid-state lighting seminars sponsored by the U.S. chapter of the International Commission on Illumination (Commission International de l’Eclarage) – CIE/USA. Read more

Leviton Acquires Quantran Systems Limited
February 21, 2011
Leviton, the leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management systems, revenue grade metering and commercial data networking solutions, announced the acquisition of Quantran Systems Limited. Read more

Cooper Lighting Products Accepted In 2010 IES Progress Report
February 20, 2011
Cooper Lighting announces that nine of its Cooper Lighting and Cooper Controls products have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing “an advancement in the art and science of lighting.” Read more

Lighting Controls Association Updates Education Express Course On LED Lighting Control
February 17, 2011
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE300: Lighting Control of LEDs, a key offering in the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses, has been updated. Read more

2010 Research And Development Achievements Honored At DOE SSL Workshop
February 14, 2011
Notable achievements by four research and development project teams were honored last week at "Transformations in Lighting," the eighth annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop, held this year in San Diego, California. Read more

DOE Publishes Report Estimating Energy Savings In Niche Markets
February 10, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy has released analysis findings for markets where light-emitting diodes (LEDs) compete with or are poised to compete with traditional lighting sources (e.g., incandescent and fluorescent). Read more

National Lighting Bureau Makes "Unbelievable Progress" In 2010
February 9, 2011
"Heroes of the lighting community" is how the National Lighting Bureau describes its sponsors "whose volunteered efforts and funding made 2010 the most remarkable year in Bureau history". Read more

LightFair International Enhances Platform To Connect Students With Lighting Industry
February 8, 2011
LightFair International (LFI), the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, continues to enhance its global position with an expanded program designed to connect the industry’s future to innovation, education and today’s leaders. Read more

Nora Lighting Adds Sites And Sites And Isaac Trujillo As Showroom Sales Reps In Western U.S.
February 8, 2011
Nora Lighting expands its showroom representation in the western U.S. with the addition of two new sales firms, announced Fred Farzan, president of the lighting manufacturer. Read more

Nora Multiple Lighting Systems Offers Independently Adjustable And Switched Fixtures
February 7, 2011
Nora Lighting offers one of the industry’s most versatile lines of Multiple Lighting Systems (MLS) for commercial, retail and gallery installations. Read more

Visionaire Lighting Proudly Announces Its Newest LED Outdoor Luminaire — The Premier
February 6, 2011
This post top's pleasing 4,000 Kelvin light illuminates evenly and elegantly; while tapping the latest in Light Emitting Diode technology to reduce running costs. Read more

Okemos Public Schools Select Cooper Lighting LED Product To Update Parking Lot
February 3, 2011
Officials at Okemos Public Schools in Okemos, Michigan, needed to update the parking lot at Chippewa Middle School with goals of improving safety and traffic flow in the lot, reducing energy usage, and upgrading the performance of the outdoor lighting system. Read more

LRC Steers Initiative To Achieve Sustainable Lighting In South Asia With LED Technology
February 3, 2011
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is steering a major initiative to promote sustainable lighting in South Asia, using light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Read more

World Bank Group Selects LRC To Test Off-Grid Lighting Products In Support Of Lighting Africa
February 2, 2011
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was recently awarded a World Bank Group contract to perform laboratory testing of LED-based, off-grid lighting products for Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program. Read more

NEMA Publishes Air Infiltration Ratings For Recessed Luminaires
February 1, 2011
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 58-2010 Air Infiltration Ratings for Recessed Luminaires. This new white paper was produced by NEMA’s Luminaire Section. Read more

Lewis Re-Elected Chair Of The National Lighting Bureau
February 1, 2011
Howard P. Lewis, representing the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), has been re-elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau. Read more

Increase In Nonresidential Construction Spending Not Expected Until Late 2011
January 31, 2011
A slow recovery period is projected for the nonresidential construction industry this year, and 2011 spending levels are not anticipated to be enough to show growth over 2010 figures. Read more

WattStopper Digital Lighting Management Accelerates Completion Of iPrep Academy
January 30, 2011
WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management and technical lighting control expertise facilitated completion of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ new iPrep Academy within tight timeframes. Read more

Two Cooper Industries Products Recognized As 2011 Top Product Winners
January 26, 2011
Products from Cooper Lighting and Cooper Controls have been selected as 2011 Top Product winners by Building Operating Management magazine. The winning products are the Halo H7 LED Collection from Cooper Lighting and the Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool from Cooper Controls. Read more

North American EBCIs Firmly In Expansionary Territory In January
January 25, 2011
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions continued to point to a broadly improving environment in January. Read more

The 2011 IES Illumination Awards Program Is Open For Submissions
January 24, 2011
Submissions are now being accepted online for the 2011 IES Illumination Awards. Read more

WattStopper Contribution Helps Secure New UC Davis Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair In Energy Efficiency
January 23, 2011
WattStopper’s $10,000 contribution has helped the University of California at Davis achieve the financial goal required to endow the new Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum
January 20, 2011
On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces 2011 Class Schedule For The SOURCE Educational Facility
January 20, 2011
The SOURCE is located at Cooper Lighting’s headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia, and offers a wide variety of seminars designed to broaden the understanding of lighting and its applications. Read more

One Meter Integrating Sphere For BTS256-LED Tester
January 16, 2011
In order to measure luminous flux (lumens), color and spectral distribution of large area solid state and traditional type light sources a large diameter integrating sphere is commonly used. Read more

The Toro Company Acquires Certain Assets Of Unique Lighting Systems
January 16, 2011
The Toro Company announced it has acquired certain assets from Unique Lighting Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, professionally installed landscape lighting fixtures and transformers for residential and commercial use. Read more

B-K Lighting And TEKA Illumination Host First Spanish Language Web Event
January 14, 2011
In an effort to promote the ideals of quality, service, innovation and value of solid-state lighting to design professionals worldwide, B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination held its first Spanish language Webinar for lighting designers in Mexico on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Read more

2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence in Architecture, Interiors, And Urban Design
January 13, 2011
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2011 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Read more

Involving Customers In Website Design Process Proves Successful For Pegasus Lighting
January 10, 2011
The redesign involved months of planning, coding and testing with the ultimate goal of creating an intuitive online shopping experience combined with the company’s stated goal of providing a learning experience in lighting to its many website visitors. Read more

LEDucation 5 Speakers Announced And Registration Is Officially Open
January 10, 2011
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce its impressive speaker line up and also notify attendees that event registration for “ LEDucation 5” is now officially open. Read more

L.A. Museum Hosting 4.5 Billion Year Old Specimens Employs 21st Century LED Lighting Technology
January 9, 2011
After five years of restoration, modernization and seismic retrofitting, the historic Rotunda building of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum in July 2010 reopened with a new face and a whole new set of lighting. Read more

Nora Lighting Enlivens Holidays At Hillview Acres Children's Home
January 6, 2011
Nora Lighting customers, sales reps and employees helped make the holidays a little brighter for young residents at Hillview Acres Children’s Home in Chino, CA. Read more

New Offerings Create Largest, Most Diverse LFI Conference In History
January 5, 2011
Through the strategic selection of relevant topics and by tapping nearly 100 industry experts as speakers, LFI has reinforced its position as the world’s largest annual lighting educational platform. Read more

Say Farewell To The 100-Watt Incandescent Lamp
January 5, 2011
Prepare to say goodbye to the venerable 100-watt “general-service” incandescent bulb. In less than one year – as of January 1, 2012 – it will be a violation of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Public Law 110-140) to import the bulbs to the United States or to manufacture them there. Read more

Lighting Science Group Mourns The Passing Of Zachary S. Gibler
January 3, 2011
Lighting Science Group Corporation is saddened to announce the passing of Zachary S. Gibler, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, following serious injuries sustained from a fall while riding his bicycle on January 2nd. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Reaches Highest Score Since 2007
December 31, 2010
After stepping back in October reversing into the negative territory, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose more than three points in November to reach its highest mark since December 2007. Read more

Indexes For Current And Future North American Business Conditions Close 2010 On Upswing
December 30, 2010
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions climbed for a second consecutive month in December, rising 5.5 points to 68, its highest level since June. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment
December 22, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.26-2010 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Troubleshooting Guide for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Luminaires. Read more

WattStopper’s Making The Connection: A Digital Lighting Management Exceeds Attendance Expectations
December 21, 2010
This event showcased the functionality of DLM lighting controls, within a framework of market drivers, meeting and exceeding energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010, achieving sustainability goals, and advancing intelligent building operations. Read more

Osram Sylvania's Third Annual "Socket Survey" Reveals More Americans Aware Of Light Bulb Phase Out
December 19, 2010
More than one-third of Americans are aware of the phase out, but nearly 30% are worried about the transition. Read more

Leviton Acquires Integrated Metering Systems
December 19, 2010
Leviton Manufacturing Company announces the acquisition of Integrated Metering Systems (IMS), a leading manufacturer of revenue-grade sub-metering solutions. Read more

Swedish Energy Agency Partners With The Lighting Research Center
December 16, 2010
LRC welcomes the Swedish Energy Agency as the newest member of the LRC Partners Program, which is designed to coordinate the efforts of public and private organizations to advance lighting research, education, and technology. Read more

Energy-Saving LED Lights At Pasadena Library To Save City Thousands
December 14, 2010
LEDtronics has completed a significant eco-friendly pendant lighting project at the Pasadena Central Library that will save the City of Pasadena thousands of dollars, according to city officials. Read more

City of Virginia Beach Selects Cooper Lighting For Interior And Exterior LED Lighting Upgrades
December 13, 2010
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to save energy, reduce maintenance requirements and improve lighting quality through energy-efficient lighting retrofit. Read more

LEDucation 5 Exhibitor Floor 100% Sold Out!
December 13, 2010
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is proud to announce that the exhibit floor for LEDucation 5 is completely sold out. Read more

Kim Lighting's Lightvault LED Product Line Improves Lumen Output, Expands Application Usage
December 11, 2010
Kim Lighting, the premiere manufacturer of architectural outdoor lighting, takes you on a journey of Lightvault LED history and application. Read more

2010 IES Progress Report Now Available
December 8, 2010
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to make available the results from the 2010 IES Progress Report, announced at the 2010 IES Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, November 7 – 9. Read more

IES To Publish 10th Edition Of The Lighting Handbook
December 7, 2010
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) will publish in early 2011 the 10th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook, the most comprehensive one-volume work on lighting. Read more

Shipments Of Metal Halide Lamps Remain Solid During The Third Quarter
December 5, 2010
Shipments of metal halide high intensity discharge (HID) lamps grew by 4.6 percent to 87.1 during the third quarter of 2010. The index showed solid year-over-year growth increasing 5.7 percent. Read more

NEMA-Backed Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act Of 2010 Passes Congress
December 3, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S 3250 Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010, which includes provisions backed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Read more

Incandescent Lamp Index Declines To Record Low During Third Quarter Of 2010
December 1, 2010
NEMA’s index for incandescent lamps declined 17.2 percent for the third quarter, registering a record low reading of 46.5. The index showed a year-over-year decline of nearly 19.0 percent. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Reports Third-Quarter 2010 Lighting Systems Index Improvements
November 30, 2010
Third-quarter 2010 NEMA Lighting Systems Index (LSI) performance bested the second quarter’s by 0.9% and was 5.6% ahead of third-quarter 2009’s, the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) reports. Read more

City Of Fargo Saves Money While Enhancing Downtown Lighting
November 29, 2010
Fargo’s focus was centered on energy efficient lighting, green technology and a reduction in energy and maintenance costs; however the aesthetic feel was also critical. Read more

Improvement Seen In Both Current And Expected North American Business Conditions In November
November 28, 2010
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions climbed 14.5 points in November, rising to 62.5 from 48 a month ago. Read more

Demand For Lighting Equipment Firms Slightly During Third Quarter Of 2010
November 23, 2010
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index ticked 0.9 percent higher on a quarter-to-quarter basis during 2010Q3. On a year-over-year basis the index showed a 5.6 percent gain compared to the third quarter of 2009. Read more

GE Publishes Position Paper On Lighting Efficiency Laws And Industry Transformation
November 22, 2010
GE Lighting's position paper, A Transforming Global Lighting Industry, provides perspective on lighting legislation and the energy-efficient lighting technologies that are available to consumers and businesses now and in the years ahead. Read more

NEMA Announces 2011 Board Of Governors Officers
November 21, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the officers of its 2011 Board of Governors. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Reverts Back Into Negative Territory
November 17, 2010
Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped nearly two points in October. Read more

Green Building Market And Impact Report 2010
November 17, 2010
The findings of the third annual Green Building Market & Impact Report are both encouraging and cautionary. Read more

NLPIP Releases Addendum To Report On Street Lighting Technologies And Addresses Industry Comments
November 16, 2010
NLPIP received some critical comments from government representatives who claimed that NLPIP made an error in the report by selecting “underpowered” luminaires to be equals to existing fixtures, even though “higher-powered” models might be available. Read more

NEMA Publishes Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out Brochure
November 15, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a brochure that clarifies the upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. Read more

B-K Lighting Leads Industry In Solid State Lighting Documentation
November 15, 2010
With more than 125 registered products to date, B-K Lighting is the leading manufacturer taking part in the U.S. Department of Energy – SSL Quality Advocates Program. Read more

Cooper Lighting Pioneers the Industry’s First High-Performance LED Sign Light
November 11, 2010
Cooper Lighting is pleased to introduce the Marquis LED Sign Light, the first high-performance LED luminaire in the industry optimized for the extremely stringent IESNA RP-19 Roadway Sign Lighting standard. Read more

LEDucation 5 Announced For March 16, 2011 In New York City
November 11, 2010
More than 1,000 lighting design community members are expected to attend seminars led by LED experts to help attendees recognize the ever changing, constantly evolving LED market. Read more

NEMA Announces Board Members
November 10, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has elected new individuals to its board of governors during its annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. Read more

Carmanah Unilaterally Terminates Lightech Merger
November 10, 2010
On November 10, 2010, Carmanah Technologies Corporation notified Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd. of Carmanah's unilateral termination of the Agreement and Plan of Merger it had entered with Lightech on September 21, 2010. Read more

Cooper Industries Announces Acquisitions Of Mount Engineering And Apex Lighting Controls
November 9, 2010
Cooper Industries announced the acquisitions of Mount Engineering plc, a United Kingdom based manufacturer of specialty threaded adaptors and reducers for harsh and hazardous environments, and Apex Lighting Controls Ltd., a private manufacturer of Energy Management lighting controls also based in the UK. Read more

Juno Lighting Group’s Indy Designer Series LED Architectural Grade Luminaries Earn Energy Star Label
November 8, 2010
Juno Lighting Group®, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric and a leader in high-quality and energy efficient lighting, announced several luminaries in its Indy Designer Series of LED downlights now carry the Energy Star® label. Read more

City of Waukesha, Wisconsin Turns To Cooper Lighting For Energy-Saving Outdoor LED Lighting Retrofit
November 8, 2010
When the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin made the decision to switch to a more energy-efficient method of street lighting, Cooper Lighting was ultimately selected from 14 total manufacturers for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded project. Read more

NEMA Bestows Awards On Electroindustry Leaders
November 7, 2010
Joel A. Spira, founder, chairman, and director of research of Lutron Electronics, heads the list of electroindustry leaders being honored this weekend by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) at its annual conference. Read more

Remodeling Professionals Name Cooper Lighting's Halo Brand The Leader In Lighting
November 3, 2010
Cooper Lighting has announced that its Halo brand of recessed and track lighting has been named by Remodeling magazine as the Brand Leader in Lighting. Read more

The Heavy Metal “V” Tour Launches
November 2, 2010
The heavy metal “V” tour definitely isn’t the traditional road show. The heavy metal “V” tour definitely isn’t the traditional road show. When you buy a ticket for one of these tour cities, you will get an album of new releases in metal halide education. Read more

Historic Changes To Commercial Building Codes Will Drive Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction
November 1, 2010
Local and state building code officials last week approved a package of revisions to the commercial section of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that represent the largest single-step efficiency increase in the history of the national, model energy code. Read more

Arrow Electronics And Cree To Host Lighting Seminar And Solutions Fair
October 31, 2010
Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Cree, Inc. announced they have teamed with manufacturers of complementary components to host a lighting design seminar and solutions fair Dec. 1-2, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California. Read more

Designers Throw Light On Latest Innovations At Light Focus Conference
October 31, 2010
World renowned lighting designers took the stage at the Light Focus Conference currently underway as part of Light Middle East at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read more

North American Business Conditions Slipped In October, But Six-Month-Ahead Outlook Improved
October 26, 2010
Data from NEMA’s monthly survey on the electroindustry business environment showed a slight decline in business conditions in October, but an improvement in expectations for future conditions. Read more

Emco LED Area Luminaire From Philips Gardco
October 25, 2010
Emco Lighting by Philips Gardco is excited to introduce its newest LED luminaire, the Emco LED Area. This is an ideal fit for the specifier searching for an economy LED outdoor area luminaire that also delivers big on style and performance. Read more

NEMA Announces Global Lighting Forum Initiative For LED Technology
October 24, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a member of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), has announced an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. Read more

Ten Labs Added To NVLAP Directory Of Accredited Laboratories For SSL Test Methods
October 24, 2010
NVLAP provides third-party accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories and accepts applications for solid-state lighting (SSL) test methods as part of the Energy Efficient Lighting Products laboratory accreditation program. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Is Positive For First Time In Over Two Years
October 20, 2010
For the first time since January 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicated a growth in design activity in September, increasing for the fourth straight month. Read more

New Group Dedicated To Development Of Induction Lighting Technology
October 20, 2010
Mule Lighting, a pioneer in lighting and battery related products since 1923, has established a new division to focus on the development of induction lighting technology and solutions. Read more

LED Spectrolightmeter Recognized In IES Progress Report
October 18, 2010
Gigahertz-Optik’s BTS256-LED Spectrolightmeter will be formally recognized in the 2010 IES Progress Report at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America annual conference this November in Toronto, Canada. Read more

VLED™ Optical Modules From Sun Valley Lighting
October 17, 2010
Sun Valley Lighting’s popular turn-of-the-century streetlights now feature new VLED™ Optical Modules for precise, energy-efficient LED performance. Read more

Partnership Establishes First OLED Pilot Manufacturing Site In U.S.
October 17, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of Canandaigua, New York for America’s first pilot manufacturing facility for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting panels. Read more

American Fluorescent Introduces Delta Series Of Decorative Fluorescent Lights
October 14, 2010
American Fluorescent has introduced the Delta Series of stylish, versatile and energy efficient lighting that features diffusers handmade by skilled glassmakers. Read more

Acuity Brands Acquires Winona Lighting In Cash Deal
October 14, 2010
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired for cash Minnesota-based Winona Lighting, Inc., a premier provider of architectural and high-performance indoor and outdoor lighting products. Read more

Cooper Lighting's Halo® LED Downlight Series Lends Range Of Energy-Efficient Benefits
October 13, 2010
The Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center in Chico, California, now enjoys a variety of energy-efficient, aesthetic and cost-saving benefits thanks to the HALO® LED 600 Series recessed downlight from Cooper Lighting. Read more

Energy Saving Potential Of LEDtronics Solid State Lighting Applications Impresses Congressman
October 11, 2010
Few lawmakers have more influence in the nation’s capital than 17-term Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, the powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Read more

Cooper Industries Receives Top Honors In 2010 Product Of The Year Competition
October 7, 2010
Cooper Bussmann and Cooper Lighting, divisions of Cooper Industries have been selected as Gold and Silver Medal winners in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year competition. Read more

Lighting For Tomorrow 2010 Winners Announced
October 7, 2010
The eighth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition awards the best designed, energy efficient lighting products in the residential market. In addition to the expansion of the solid-state lighting (SSL) competition to include replacement lamps, 2010 featured a brand new lighting controls competition. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Electricity Meters
October 6, 2010
NEMA has published ANSI C12.20-2010 American National Standard for Electricity Meters—0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Classes. The standard, last published in 2002, was produced by the ANSI C12 Accredited Standards Committee for Electricity Metering, Subcommittee 16. Read more

WattStopper Hits The Road With Making the Connection: A Digital Lighting Management Roadshow
October 4, 2010
This 8-city event will showcase the functionality of DLM lighting controls, within a framework of market drivers, meeting and exceeding energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010, achieving sustainability goals, and advancing intelligent building operations. Read more

National Lighting Product Information Program Releases New Report On Street Lighting Technologies
October 3, 2010
The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) released its latest Specifier Report, designed to provide objective performance information on existing street lighting technologies including light-emitting diode (LED), induction, and high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights. Read more

NEMA Lamp Companies Agree To Reduction In CFL Mercury Content Cap
September 30, 2010
Members of the Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced today that they are voluntarily reducing the maximum allowable mercury content in the compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that they offer for sale for typical residential use in the United States. Read more

North American EBCIs Bounce Back In September Following August’s Slide
September 29, 2010
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions rebounded in September, rising 7.3 points from August to 52.6. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces Linear LED Confinement Luminaires
September 27, 2010
Cooper Lighting has expanded its Fail-Safe confinement/correctional product line to include two new linear LED surface-mount lighting fixtures, the first of a full line of LED confinement fixtures to be released this year. Read more

DOE Announces Winners Of Lighting For Tomorrow 2010 Competition
September 27, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), announced this week the winners of the eighth-annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

Modest Improvement In Architecture Billings Index
September 26, 2010
Still not entering into the positive phase, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased for the third straight month in August. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Roadway And Area Lighting Equipment
September 23, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.36C-2010 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Steel Roadway and Area Lighting Poles. Read more

Osram Sylvania Announces Results Of Major Commercial Lighting Survey
September 22, 2010
The first ever Osram Sylvania Commercial Lighting Survey, released today, revealed the priorities and experiences of over 350 facilities decision-makers and lighting designers across the education, healthcare, hospitality, office and retail sectors. Read more

Carmanah Signs An Agreement To Acquire Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd.
September 21, 2010
Carmanah Technologies Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd. an Israeli corporation. Read more

NEMA Publishes Exit Sign Visibility Testing Requirements For Safety And Energy Efficiency
September 20, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published EM 1-2010 Exit Sign Visibility Testing Requirements for Safety and Energy Efficiency. The standard, last published in 2007, was produced by NEMA’s Emergency Lighting Section. Read more

Better Use Of Light Bulb Act Is Not Better
September 20, 2010
NEMA reaffirmed its commitment to public policies that encourage transitioning to more energy-efficient lighting, including the energy-efficient light bulb provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). Read more

Light Focus Conference To Turn Spotlight On Hot Sustainability Topics
September 19, 2010
Top experts from the field of lighting design and innovation will share their ideas and insights on the latest developments in the worldwide lighting industry at the upcoming Light Focus conference which will run alongside Light Middle East 2010. Read more

LightFair International Jumpstarts 2011 With 97 Percent Of Show Floor Sold Out
September 16, 2010
LightFair International (LFI) is poised to connect more than 20,000 lighting professionals with nearly 500 world-renowned manufactures at the lighting industry’s premier event taking place May 2011 in its new east coast location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Read more

IES Accepts Two WattStopper Entries Into 2010 Progress Report
September 15, 2010
WattStopper is proud to receive recognition from the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Progress Committee for two “unique and significant advancements to the art and science of lighting.” Read more

Powerful Microscope To Study Lighting
September 13, 2010
The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was revealed Friday at the Univ. of Cambridge. The new electron microscope was officially unveiled by the Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP. Read more

Seven SBIR/STTR Grants Awarded For SSL Technology
September 12, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded six Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. Read more

Ready To Install Line Voltage Rail Kits From Nora Lighting
September 9, 2010
Nora Lighting has introduced a new series of line voltage Rail Kits that include three to four fixtures and all the components necessary for turn-key installations. Read more

NEMA Publishes White Paper On Outdoor Lighting Issues And Quality Lighting Applications
September 8, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 11-2010 White Paper on Outdoor Lighting Issues and Quality Lighting Applications. This white paper, last published in 2004, was produced by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division. Read more

Global Energy Efficient Lighting Market To Hit $32.2 Billion By 2015
September 7, 2010
From 2010 to 2015, the global energy efficient lighting market is projected to increase from $13.5 billion to $32.2 billion, according to the latest issue of EL Insights. Read more

The Illuminating Engineering Society Of North America To Host Annual Conference
September 2, 2010
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce its Annual Conference. Theme: Quality Lighting in a Greener World. Read more

IE/USA Seminars On Photometry, Colorimetry And Application Of Solid-State Lighting
September 1, 2010
The CIE/USA, the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), is offering a one-day series of seminars on the photometry, colorimetry, and application of solid-state lighting. Read more

Madera-Based Company Will Honor 9/11 Victims - Local Air National Guardsman Set To Speak
September 1, 2010
BK Lighting, TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes and Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering will pay respect to the fallen, the survivors and the men and women in uniform on Friday, September 10, 2010. Read more

NEMA's T5 Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Show Double Digit Increase
August 31, 2010
The index reclaimed lost ground from the previous quarter, rebounding by 19.8 percent. T8 lamp shipments also showed robust growth, increasing 12.7 on a year-over-year basis. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces Recessed LED Indirect Luminaire
August 30, 2010
Cooper Lighting has introduced the io® lili, a 2' x 2' recessed LED indirect luminaire designed to replace comparable fluorescent alternatives for general lighting applications. Read more

Demand For Lighting Stagnates During Second Quarter Of 2010
August 29, 2010
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index (LSI) dipped 0.3 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the second quarter of 2010. On a year-over-year basis, the index registered a 5.3 percent gain versus 2Q 2009. Read more

CFL Lamp Index Gives Back Prior Gains For Second Quarter 2010
August 26, 2010
NEMA’s compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) index posted a reading of 210.1 during the second quarter of 2010, negating the 3.1 percent year-over-year gain during the previous quarter. Read more

Significant Growth For Sodium Vapor Lamps During Second Quarter
August 25, 2010
Shipments of sodium vapor high intensity discharge (HID) lamps increased 3.9 percent to 92.6 in 2010Q2, the highest level in two years. Read more

Business Environment Faced By Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Turned Negative In August
August 24, 2010
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions plummeted in the latest month, falling nearly 18 points. Read more

tED Magazine Releases Premiere Marketing Analysis Report
August 22, 2010
The tED Marketing Analysis Report is designed to help both electrical distributors and manufacturers understand current marketing activities and the differences between approaches to the marketplace. This information was gathered by tED magazine over the last few months. Read more

Still Showing Weakness, Architecture Billings Index Increases Slightly
August 18, 2010
Following a two-month soft patch the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose almost two full points in July. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

LightFair Calls On Industry Experts For 2011 Educational Program In Philadelphia
August 15, 2010
Just three months after the record-breaking Las Vegas show and conference, LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) has already developed and expanded its renowned educational program for 2011, and is now seeking the industry’s leaders to present next year. Read more

B-K Lighting And TEKA Illumination CEO Set To Speak at ASLA Annual Meeting And Expo
August 15, 2010
Doug Hagen will join industry leaders Jan Moyer of Jan Moyer Design and Mark Oxley of Outdoor Illumination, Inc. for an Educational Session entitled “Landscape Lighting For Comfort, Safety and Visual Interest.” Read more

Materials Posted From The Philadelphia Market Introduction Workshop And Street Lighting Webcast
August 11, 2010
More than 300 attendees gathered in Philadelphia on July 21–22, 2010, to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. Read more

B-K Lighting And TEKA Illumination Aid In Sponsorship Of LAF Annual Benefit
August 10, 2010
The Landscape Architecture Foundation's Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes the nation’s most talented and promising landscape architecture students Read more

Safety Program Helps Bring LED Exit Signs To Schools Across The Country
August 8, 2010
Pegasus Associates Lighting has initiated a Commitment to Education & Safety program that offers LED exit signs to education institutions at a heavily discounted price. Read more

Public Has Yet To Fully Embrace New Headlamp Technologies
August 6, 2010
The latest report from the Transportation Lighting Alliance (TLA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) evaluates newspaper stories about automobile headlamps in order to gauge public opinions and understanding about these systems. Read more

WattStopper Introduces Wallbox Dimmers To Maximize Energy Savings Between On And Off
August 4, 2010
WattStopper has enhanced its extensive offering of energy-efficient lighting controls with a line of wallbox dimmers and fan speed controls to help building owners and facility managers capture energy savings when lighting is on. Read more

Kim Lighting Incorporates Microemitter LED Technology Into Its Signature Product Line
August 3, 2010
The Archetype LED is designed to employ Kim Lighting’s patent pending MicroEmitter™ technology featuring its unparalleled ability to capture and harness light using a patent pending optical system that shapes, points and tightly controls the beam of individual clusters of LEDs within independent MicroEmitter modules. Read more

Lightronics Announces The Hiring Of New Rep Firm - Quantum Sales And Technology, Inc.
August 3, 2010
Lightronics welcomes Quantum Sales & Technology as their New Rep Firm for Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Southern Nevada. Read more

Philips Lumileds Crosses 1 Billion LUXEON LED Benchmark
August 3, 2010
Philips Lumileds today announced that it shipped its billionth LUXEON power LED in the 2nd quarter of 2010. Read more

Too Few Commercial Lighting Decision Makers Use The Cash For 'Clunker Lighting' Program
August 2, 2010
A comprehensive cash-for-clunker-lighting program already exists, says the National Lighting Bureau, but far too few commercial-lighting decision-makers are using it, hurting their own organizations’ bottom lines and the environment we all share. Read more

Negative Conditions Persist In Architecture Billings Index
August 1, 2010
There was a negligible increase in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) last month. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

NAED Releases 2010 Performance Analysis Report (PAR) Highlights
July 29, 2010
The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) released its annual Performance Analysis Report (PAR) Highlights, which compiles performance data from NAED electrical distributors to provide a benchmark for distributor operations in the industry. Read more

North American Business Confidence Indexes Retreat In July
July 27, 2010
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions slid nearly 7 points in July, falling to 63.5 – its lowest level since January 2010 – from 70.4 a month earlier. Read more

DOE Announces Plans For Consumer Education Campaign On Lighting Changes
July 25, 2010
DOE announced plans for a new consumer education initiative that will be timed to the upcoming changes in light bulb regulation. The initiative will provide greater awareness of the overall benefits of the legislative changes and new, “greener” technologies, such as LEDs and CFLs. Read more

Second Draft Of Model Lighting Ordinance Is Released For Public Comment
July 20, 2010
The long-awaited second draft of the IDA-IESNA Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) is available and open to public review. Public comments will be accepted for 60 days, closing 23 August. Read more

Generous Donation From Pegasus Associates Lighting Helps Complete Reconstruction
July 20, 2010
When Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA) sought out various building materials for their newest housing project, Pegasus Associates Lighting offered to provide recessed lighting for the house’s four bathrooms. Read more

DOE Publishes Updated SSL Manufacturing Research And Development Roadmap
July 18, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy has published the 2010 edition of the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Manufacturing R&D Roadmap. Read more

Nonresidential Construction Recovery Possible By Latter Part Of 2011
July 15, 2010
Even with modest improvements in the overall U.S. economy, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by more than 20 percent in 2010 with a marginal increase of 3.1 percent in 2011 in inflation adjusted terms. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces McGraw-Edison Ventus Outdoor LED Area Luminaire
July 14, 2010
Energy-saving lighting fixture sets benchmark for optical performance and versatility. Cooper Lighting has introduced the McGraw-Edison Ventus, an outdoor LED area luminaire offering unmatched optical performance and versatility with superior light quality. Read more

Make Over A Room With One Finger, GE Lighting And An iPhone
July 14, 2010
As easy as flipping a switch, consumers can now make over the lighting in a room to better fit their moods and personality with GE Lighting’s new iPhone application. Read more

NEMA Expands enLIGHTen America Campaign To Twitter And Blogosphere
July 13, 2010
The expansion marks the most recent step in an initiative dedicated to building awareness of the value of lighting retrofits using the latest technology. Read more

John Selander New President Of The IES (2010 - 2011)
July 12, 2010
John Selander, LC, assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) effective July 1, 2010. Read more

Albeo’s C-Series LED Lighting Chosen For Natural Grocers Chain Expansion
July 11, 2010
Albeo Technologies Inc. announces that Natural Grocers’ new stores in Longmont CO, Dallas TX, and Cheyenne WY will be entirely lit with Albeo’s NGL award winning C-Series LED lighting. Read more

Nora Rail Offers "Unlimited" Lighting Design Options With Multiple Light Sources And Fixture Styles
July 7, 2010
Nora Lighting’s graceful and innovative 120V Nora Rail system now offers greater design and installation flexibility by incorporating the traditional capacity of track lighting with the style and architectural aesthetic of a “field-bendable” curving rail. Read more

Sustainable Holophane LEDgend™ LED Luminaires Promote Safety On Municipal Roadways
July 7, 2010
New contemporary styled LEDgend™ Roadway LED luminaires from Holophane meet demands for sustainability and enhance visual comfort and safety for pedestrians and drivers on municipal roadways and other areas. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On Parking Lot Lighting
July 7, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the Phase I report from a demonstration of LED parking lot lighting at a T.J.Maxx in Manchester, New Hampshire. Read more

Cree And Philips Sign Comprehensive LED Patent Cross-License Agreement
July 7, 2010
Cree, Inc. and Philips have signed a comprehensive, worldwide patent cross-license agreement designed to further accelerate the growth of the LED lighting market. Read more

Gateway Demonstration At DOL Headquarters Parking Garage
July 6, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the first Washington, DC-based GATEWAY demonstration project using solid-state lighting in a federal facility. Read more

LED Residential Under-Cabinet Luminaires Report Available Online
July 5, 2010
The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) has released a new Lighting Answers report that discusses the performance of LED residential under-cabinet luminaires. Read more

EBCI Suggests June Improvement In Business Conditions Was Broad-Based, But Modestly Paced
June 30, 2010
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions posted a small gain in June, climbing 1.6 points from May to 70.4. Despite their prevalence, though, reported improvements in the business environment have been relatively modest in intensity. Read more

New ASSIST Technical Paper Evaluates The Impact Of Outdoor Lighting On The Human Circadian System
June 29, 2010
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination and Technologies (ASSIST) recently published a technical paper that quantitatively evaluates the impact that outdoor lighting has on the human circadian system. Read more

Visionaire Lighting Presents 2010 Product Ordering Guide Version V
June 27, 2010
Visionaire Lighting, manufacturer of specification-grade outdoor lighting, proudly introduces its latest Product Ordering Guide, version V. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Falls Back After Three Months Of Improving Conditions
June 27, 2010
After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

IOTA Releases Free IIS Inverter Presentation CD-ROM
June 27, 2010
Emergency lighting manufacturer IOTA Engineering has released their new informative IIS Inverter Series PowerPoint Presentation on CD-ROM. Read more

IES Establishes New Public Policy Initiative: Robert Horner Appointed As Director Of Public Policy
June 24, 2010
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) announces a new public policy initiative regarding energy conservation and efficiency, sustainability and lighting quality, and a new staff appointment in support of the initiative. Read more

New Tear Drop LED Luminaires From Holophane Combine Historical Appeal With Longevity And Performance
June 23, 2010
The same historically styled tear drop luminaires that graced America’s boulevards during the first half of the 20th century are now available with LEDs. New Tear Drop LED Series luminaires feature high performance optics for true street lighting performance, with robust die cast construction to maximize energy efficiency and reliability. Read more

Coming In 2011: New Labels For Light Bulb Packaging
June 22, 2010
Starting in mid-2011, consumers shopping for light bulbs will notice new labeling on packaging designed to help them choose among the different types of bulbs on the market – traditional incandescent bulbs, and newer high-efficiency compact fluorescent (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Read more

WattStopper’s Free PlugCalc Identifies Energy Savings From Automatically Controlling Plug Loads
June 20, 2010
PlugCalc enables users to calculate energy savings opportunities as well as Return on Investment (ROI) by automatically controlling plugged in office equipment and other plug loads. Read more

ASSIST Recommendation Provides New Metrics For Specifying Color Properties In Retail Lighting
June 17, 2010
A recent survey of lighting designers and specifiers by the National Lighting Product Information Program showed that for retail applications, light source color properties are considered more important than any other light source criterion, including energy efficiency. Read more

IKEA To Phase out Incandescent Lighting In All US IKEA Stores Beginning August 1, 2010
June 16, 2010
Switch On. Switch Off. Switch Over. IKEA makes the change for a brighter future. Starting August 1, 2010, IKEA will begin to phase out all incandescent light bulbs in their US stores. This recent IKEA environmental initiative has a target date of incandescent bulb elimination by January 1, 2011. Read more

NEMA Announces Premium Efficiency Program For Low-Voltage Distribution Transformers
June 14, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)announced the initiation of the NEMA Premium Efficiency Transformer Program, which will help utilities, commercial buildings, and industrial plants incorporate super high-efficiency electrical transformers into their operations. Read more

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report On Palo Alto Roadway Lighting
June 14, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration conducted in Palo Alto, California, to evaluate the feasibility of replacing high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights with LED and induction streetlights. Read more

LightFair International 2010 Breaks West Coast Records
June 13, 2010
LightFair International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, experienced its most phenomenal West Coast show last month. Read more

DOE Publishes Recommendations for Testing And Reporting LED Luminaire Lifetime
June 10, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new guide, LED Luminaire Lifetime: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting, developed by a working group created by DOE and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance. Read more

GE And Lithonia To School Districts: Learn How To Cut Lighting Energy Costs Up To 50 Percent
June 9, 2010
Superintendents, business managers, and school boards can take a meaningful step toward extraordinary, lasting lighting energy savings--and improved, more flexible learning environments by visiting a new website. Read more

Nora Lighting Donates Energy Efficient Fixtures To Historic Pasadena Showcase House
June 7, 2010
Historic home and garden tours are popular community fund-raisers – and one of the oldest and most prestigious is the annual Pasadena Showcase House, which attracted more than 40,000 visitors over a four-week period. Read more

DaySwitch Field Test Demonstrates Simple Daylight Harvesting Technology To Save Energy
June 7, 2010
The LRC has been working on a daylight-switching device called the DaySwitch®, designed for existing lighting fixtures and featuring simple setup and commissioning. The demonstration results are summarized and published in Field Test DELTA: Daylight-Harvesting Switch. Read more

2010 IES Illumination Award Recipients Announced
June 6, 2010
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce the recipients of the IES Illumination Awards for 2010. Read more

NEMA Publishes LSD 23-2010 Recommended Practice - Lamp Seasoning For Fluorescent Dimming Systems
June 2, 2010
LSD 23 makes recommendations for the commissioning and maintenance of lamps in dimmable linear fluorescent lighting systems to reduce flicker and other visual instabilities that are sometimes encountered. Read more

Cooper Lighting Announces Winners Of The SOURCE Awards
June 1, 2010
The winners were recognized at Lightfair International 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Keynote Speaker luncheon on May 11 in front of an audience of 650 design professionals. Read more

The Radiant Reds From Nora Lighting
May 31, 2010
Nora Lighting releases The Radiant Reds, a show-stopping series of red-hot art glass pendants that add an exclamation point to sophisticated black and white or neutral interiors. Read more

Robust Growth In Metal Halide HID Lamp Shipments During First Quarter Of 2010
May 31, 2010
NEMA’s high intensity discharge (HID) lamp indexes for each of the major lamp types (sodium vapor, mercury vapor, and metal halide) increased on a year-over-year basis during the first quarter of 2010. Read more

NEMA's T8 Fluorescent Lamp Index Recoups Losses From 2009
May 30, 2010
NEMA’s T8 lamp shipments index increased 7.2 percent during the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period a year ago. Read more

GreenMAX™ Relay Control Panels Sets New Benchmark For Smart Lighting Control Applications
May 30, 2010
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s new line of GreenMAX™ Relay Control Panels establishes a new standard for energy efficient lighting management. Read more

Current Conditions EBCI Slips In May, But Six-Month Outlook Improves Again
May 26, 2010
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped 3 points to 68.8. Nonetheless, the index remained well above the 50 point level indicative of an environment conducive to electroindustry growth for a fifth straight month. Read more

NEMA’s CFL Lamp Index Posts Solid Growth During First Quarter Of 2010
May 26, 2010
NEMA’s compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) index reversed a negative trend that dated back to the first quarter 2009, registering a 3 percent year-over-year increase. Read more

Funding Opportunities For Solid-State Lighting: Core Technology Research And Product Development
May 25, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two Solid-State Lighting (SSL) funding opportunities. Under these funding opportunities, DOE seeks applications for projects to advance research, development, and market adoption of SSL technology. Read more

NEMA Publishes LSD 54-2010 The Strengths And Potentials Of Metal Halide Lighting Systems
May 24, 2010
This new white paper, developed by the NEMA Lamp Section, reviews the beneficial characteristics of metal halide high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting, including high energy efficiency and viability in outdoor and other lighting applications. Read more

LED Beacon Lights On Maintenance Trucks Are Safe, Economical Alternatives To Rotating Beacons
May 23, 2010
A recent study by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC), sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), has shown that LED beacon lights use less power without compromising safety. Read more

Lighting Systems Index Climbs For Third Consecutive Quarter
May 20, 2010
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased 1.1 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the first quarter of 2010. Read more

WattStopper Digital Lighting Management Adds Connectivity Without Complexity
May 19, 2010
WattStopper has added network capability to its self-configuring Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting control product line, enabling remote management of lighting controls throughout a floor, a building or an entire campus. Read more

27th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards Winners Announced
May 19, 2010
Twenty-three winning projects representing projects from 12 countries comprise the winners of the 27th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards Winners. Read more

2010 Featured LightFair Products From LightDirectory.com
May 18, 2010
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Light Directory Featured LightFair Products! Get a peak at some of the new products that were featured at LightFair last week. Check back often as we will be adding products throughout the month. Read more

New Holophane HDX Series Luminaires Ensure Emergency Lighting For Hazardous Environments
May 17, 2010
Holophane launches its new HDX Series luminaires for indoor emergency sign lighting in hazardous and highly corrosive environments. Read more

Continued Upward Trend In Architecture Billings Index
May 14, 2010
On the heels of a more than two point gain in February, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was up again in March. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI rating was 46.1, up from a reading of 44.8 the previous month. Read more

Measuring The Success Of Social Media With Pegasus Lighting
May 13, 2010
As social media is increasingly becoming a central aspect of many company’s marketing plans, measuring its return on investment is becoming a central question. Read more

Innovation Honored At Lighting Industry's Most Celebrated Awards Presentation
May 12, 2010
The LFI Innovation Awards is an overview of the latest lighting-related products and designs introduced over the last 12 months or launched at LFI 2010. Read more

Senate Energy Committee Passes NEMA-Backed Efficiency Standards For Outdoor Lighting
May 9, 2010
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation supported by NEMA that for the first time would set national energy efficiency standards for pole-mounted outdoor lighting. Read more

Amerlux Renames Outdoor Lighting Division
May 6, 2010
Amerlux Global Lighting Solutions announces it is rebranding its national manufacturing operation of outdoor lighting, fixtures and accessories as Amerlux Exterior Global Lighting Solutions. Read more

LED Lighting Penetration To Reach 46% Of The Commercial Building Lamp Market By 2020
May 5, 2010
According to a new report from Pike Research, LED lighting will become an increasingly important segment of the market, and by 2020 it will achieve a 46% penetration of the $4.4 billion U.S. market for lamps in the commercial, industrial, and outdoor stationary sectors. Read more

LEDtronics LED Bulbs Help Art Museum Toward Environmental Sustainability
May 3, 2010
A critical letter about the use of chemical pesticides on its lawns in 2008 led to a series of steps and decisions at Farnsworth Art Museum that culminated with a resolution to become a leader in environmentally sustainable practices. Read more

NEMA’s North American EBCIs Remain At High Levels In April
May 2, 2010
The economic environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers continued to show strong improvement in April, according to respondents to NEMA’s latest business confidence survey. Read more

Kim Lighting Launches Enhanced KimNOW! Quick Ship Program
April 29, 2010
Kim Lighting is pleased to announce the KimNOW! 5-Day Shipping Program has been expanded to include 12V and 120V Landscape, In-Grade, and Floodlights - an expansion of 38 items in all! Read more

Kim Lighting Introduces LED Landscape Expansion
April 29, 2010
Kim Lighting is pleased to announce over twenty new 12/120/277 Volt Landscape LED products for the residential and non-residential markets. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Begins 31st Annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program
April 28, 2010
This unique program is open to virtually anyone associated with a High-Benefit Lighting installation: owners, designers, facility or property managers, contractors, manufacturer’s representatives, utility employees, and users, among others. Read more

IES To Host 29th Annual Street And Area Lighting Conference
April 27, 2010
The only conference of its kind, the Street and Area Lighting Conference provides industry professionals with a forum for an open exchange of information on a wide range of outdoor lighting issues. Read more

More GE T8 Energy-Efficient Fluorescent Light Bulbs To Be Made In USA, Creating U.S. Jobs
April 27, 2010
GE Lighting's plant in Bucyrus, Ohio is fast becoming its global center of excellence (COE) for the manufacture of high-efficiency, long-life "T8" linear fluorescent light bulbs used in factories, offices, hotels, schools, government buildings and new construction to help conserve energy and reduce energy costs. Read more

Reportlinker Adds Lighting Fixtures Industry Report
April 26, 2010
Demand for lighting fixtures in the US is forecast to grow five percent per annum to $22 billion in 2014. After adjusting for the effects of inflation, this pace represents a rebound from the slight dip in lighting fixture demand that occurred between 2004 and 2009. Read more

Lighting Science Group Receives Allocation Of $18.8 Million In Federal Economic Stimulus Bonds
April 26, 2010
Lighting Science Group Corporation has been awarded a preliminary allocation of up to approximately $18.8 million in federal economic stimulus bonds to acquire and develop a research, development, engineering, design, and manufacturing facility in Brevard County, Florida that has the potential to create 832 new jobs. Read more

Free DTE Energy Lighting Webinar To Show Businesses How Little Changes Can Save Big Bucks On Energy
April 25, 2010
DTE Energy will be conducting a free webinar May 20 to help small- and medium-sized businesses learn how to save money on energy bills by making changes to their lighting. Read more

NEMA Announces Sponsorship Of High-Performance Building Week
April 22, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced its sponsorship of the High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) High Performance Building Week, June 13-19, 2010. Read more

New Holophane Full Cutoff Series Luminaires Offer Vintage Looks, Long Life
April 21, 2010
New Holophane Full Cutoff Series LED luminaires combine a vintage appearance with the sustainability and reduced life cycle costs associated with LED technology. Read more

James Brodrick, Stephen Jones Featured Keynote Speakers At LFI 2010 In Las Vegas
April 20, 2010
James Brodrick, PhD, and Stephen Jones will address solid-state lighting and the impact of integrated design on the AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) industry in a two-day lineup of dynamic keynote luncheons. Read more

DOE Launches Municipal Consortium On LED Street Lights
April 19, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that Seattle City Light has been selected to lead a national effort to guide municipalities in evaluating light emitting diode (LED) street lights. Read more

New iPhone App From Pegasus Associates Lighting
April 18, 2010
It seems there really is an App for just about everything. Electrical contractors, interior designers, and DIY-ers putting the finishing touches on a home improvement or commercial lighting project: meet the Lighting Library app from Pegasus Associates Lighting. Read more

B-K Lighting, TEKA Illumination And Blue Dolphin Honored For Local Educational Committment
April 15, 2010
For the past five years, B-K Lighting, TEKA Illumination and Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering have partnered with the Madera County Compact by supporting the School of Engineering and Technology at Madera High School. Read more

NEMA Publishes SSL 3-2010 High-Power White LED Binning For General Illumination
April 14, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published SSL 3-2010 High-Power White LED Binning for General Illumination. This marks NEMA’s first solid state lighting (SSL) standard. Read more

Lightronics Announces The Hiring Of New Rep Firm – Architainment Resources
April 14, 2010
Lightronics welcomes Andy Broitman with Architainment Resources as their New Architectural Rep Firm for the state of Virginia. Read more

WattStopper Controls Contribute To 40% Energy Savings In Kaiser Permanente Warehouse
April 14, 2010
The upgrade resulted in better task lighting throughout the facility and energy savings of over 40%, as detailed in the following case study. Read more

Lightfair International Moves To Philadelphia For 2011 Trade Show And Conference
April 13, 2010
The 2011 edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) will be staged in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in a move that gives exhibitors and attendees the convenience of a continuing East Coast venue during the renovation of New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, LFI’s traditional site. Read more

LED Street Lighting Field Test Results Published
April 12, 2010
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released a new publication detailing field test evaluation results of an LED street lighting installation in a suburban business park in upstate New York. Read more

Sylvan R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship Sponsored By The Lighting Quotient
April 11, 2010
In honor of his memory, his family and company, now The Lighting Quotient, have established the Sylvan R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship to help deserving students pursue their studies, and most of all, their passion for beautiful lighting. Read more

Department Of Energy Selects NEMA To Produce Smart Grid Educational Videos
April 8, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for a grant to produce a series of short educational videos on power grid operations and Smart Grid installation and use. Read more

Leviton Urges Consumers To “Switch” To “Green” Alternatives
April 8, 2010
Leviton Manufacturing is urging consumers to choose “green” alternatives to standard electrical switches when purchasing or installing these devices in residential and commercial buildings. Read more

Cooper Lighting Expands Halo LED Recessed Downlight Offering
April 7, 2010
New higher lumen packages and additional color temperature choices for commercial and residential general lighting applications. Read more

GE Lighting's Environmental Awareness Campaign Offers Tips To Save Money On Energy This Earth Day
April 4, 2010
Each of us can make a significant impact on the environment without even knowing it. Whether it's switching to an energy-efficient light bulb or planting a flower, each small change today can make a positive environmental impact tomorrow. Read more

Illuminating Engineering Society Call For Papers
April 1, 2010
Authors of papers regarding the art, science and practice of illumination are invited to submit their papers for possible presentation at the 2010 IES Annual Conference scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada from November 7-9, 2010. Read more

Modest Rebound In Architecture Billings Index
March 31, 2010
Stimulus package having limited impact because funding not yet reaching intended recipients. Following a drop of nearly three points, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) nudged up almost two points in February. Read more

Electroindustry Firms Report Improved Business Conditions And Future Expectations In March
March 30, 2010
The business environment has improved markedly since December 2009, according to electrical equipment manufacturers polled in NEMA’s most recent business confidence survey. Read more

China Lighting And Electrical Suppliers Emphasize 'Green' Products Amid Export Revovery
March 29, 2010
Anticipating a vigorous market in the next 12 months, China's lighting and electrical suppliers are focusing on 'green' products to attract orders, according to Global Sources' China Sourcing Report: Lighting & Electricals. Read more

UL Environment To Develop Sustainability Standards For LED Modules And Other Lighting Products
March 28, 2010
These standards will assist consumers, designers, architects and building operators in identifying more sustainable options for interior and exterior light fixtures, LED modules and related lighting components. Read more

B-K Lighting's Marketing And Sales Department Has Received An Award For The BKSSL Catalog
March 25, 2010
First time ever! B-K Lighting's Marketing and Sales Department has received an Award for the BKSSL™ Catalog in the Sales Promotion Division. Read more

NEMA Publishes ICS 20 Informational Guide To Electrical Industrial Topics
March 24, 2010
This new publication provides information on various topics of interest related to the application and proper usage of electrical equipment in the global marketplace. Subjects include enclosure type ratings, wire sizing, and feeder and branch circuits. Read more

NEMA Publishes American National Standard For Electric Lamps
March 24, 2010
NEMA has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.81-2010 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. The standard was last revised in 2005. Read more

NEMA Publishes Outdoor Lighting And Human/Animal Factors: An Industry Opinion
March 22, 2010
This new white paper, developed by the NEMA Lighting Systems Division, outlines industry concerns and opinions regarding the subject of light at night and outdoor electric lighting as related to humans, animals, energy conservation, and the environment. Read more

Vice President Joe Biden Visited Cree To Discuss Green Technology And American Innovation
March 18, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden visited Cree to discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to fighting for issues important to America’s middle class families, including creating well-paying manufacturing jobs and building the clean energy economy. Read more

National Lighting Bureau Introduces New Sponsorship Category
March 16, 2010
The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has established a new sponsorship category targeted at for-profit organizations with annual receipts of less than $10 million. Read more

NEMA Endorses Building STAR Rebate Proposal To Fund Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Retrofits
March 15, 2010
NEMA has joined a coalition of 80 contractor groups, unions, manufacturers, businesses, financial services companies, and energy-efficiency advocates to advance the adoption of Building STAR. Read more

Sylvania Announces 40 For The Future Earth Day Challenge
March 14, 2010
The 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge is designed to show consumers how easy it can be to "green" their lifestyles, their homes, their offices and their communities. Read more

President Of Pegasus Lighting Recognized As Triangle Top 50 Entreprenuer
March 11, 2010
This award recognizes leaders who have made a significant impact in the Raleigh - Durham, NC business community. Read more

WattStopper Announces eCampus, Interactive Online Training Site
March 10, 2010
WattStopper has launched eCampus, a comprehensive and interactive online training site designed to make learning about lighting controls enjoyable and rewarding. Read more

DOE Solid State Lighting Workshop Highlights And Presentations Posted
March 9, 2010
More than 350 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers gathered in Raleigh to participate in the "Transformations in Lighting" Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, hosted by DOE. Read more

International Fight Over The Exit Sign
March 9, 2010
Americans may think the big red word is perfect, but the rest of the world thinks it’s ridiculous. Read more

GE Lighting Receives Fifth EPA/DOE Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award
March 9, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded GE Appliances & Lighting the ENERGY STAR(R) Sustained Excellence Award for the fifth straight year. Read more

Sleek Cast Brass 12V Uplight from Orbit Evergreen
March 8, 2010
Model B140SH, a sleek cast brass 12V uplight for illuminating architectural details and landscape features, is now available from Orbit/Evergreen. Read more

Nora Lighting Introduces The NHID-4 Series Of Architectural Ceramic Metal Halide Down Lights
March 7, 2010
Nora’s NHID-4 Series is among the most compact and versatile HID recessed fixtures for commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare and educational installations. Read more

LightFair International's Largest Las Vegas Trade Show Floor 99 Percent Sold Out
March 6, 2010
With less than three months until the opening days of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) is poised for another stellar year with its 2010 trade show floor 99 percent sold out. Read more

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled By American Electric Lighting
March 4, 2010
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Read more

A New Standard For The Design Of High Performance Green Buildings
March 4, 2010
The standard provides a long-needed green building foundation for those who strive to design, build and operate green buildings. Read more

B-K Lighting Receives First Addy Award Nomination
March 3, 2010
First time ever! B-K Lighting’s Marketing and Sales Department is among the nominees for a 2010 Addy Award. Read more

LEDucation IV Breaks Highest Attendee Record
March 3, 2010
Presented by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), LEDucation IV has firmly established itself as the premier lighting event within the industry with a record-setting attendance. Read more

Lamp Indices Gain Ground During Fourth Quarter Of 2009
March 2, 2010
NEMA’s lamp indices for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps increased 6.7 and 15.5 percent, respectively, during the fourth quarter of 2009. Read more

Johnson Controls Acquires Lighting Services Company
March 2, 2010
Johnson Controls, Inc. has announced the acquisition of National Energy Services (NES), a lighting services company headquartered in Roswell, GA. Read more

Lack Of Morning Light Keeping Teenagers Up At Night
February 28, 2010
The first field study on the impact of light on teenagers’ sleeping habits finds that insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep. Read more

UC Davis 'Green' Lighting Center Gets Bigger, Smarter And $10 Million In New Grants
February 28, 2010
At just five years old, the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis has so many successful projects under way that it has moved into a new facility with twice the space. Read more

Demand For Lighting Equipment Increases During Fourth Quarter Of 2009
February 26, 2010
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index climbed 4.1 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the fourth quarter of 2009. With the exception of emergency lighting, all of the market segments tracked in the LSI contributed to the improvement. Read more

EBCI For Current North American Conditions Climbs To Highest In Nearly Four Years
February 24, 2010
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions advanced sharply for a second straight month in February, climbing to its highest level in nearly 4 years. Read more

Significant Drop In Architecture Billings Index
February 23, 2010
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read more

WattStopper’s Dorene Maniccia Assumes Chair Of NEMA Lighting Controls Section
February 23, 2010
WattStopper is pleased to announce that Dorene Maniccia, Director of Policy and Industry Affairs, has been named Chair of the Lighting Controls Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Read more

NEMA Publishes LSD 49-2010, SSL For Incandescent Replacement—Best Practices For Dimming
February 23, 2010
This new white paper, produced by NEMA’s Solid State Lighting Section, provides recommendations for the dimming and design of screw-based incandescent replacement solid state lighting (SSL) products. Read more

Albeo Lights Thomas Jefferson, First All-LED School In The United States
February 22, 2010
Albeo Technologies Inc. supplied LED lighting to the first school entirely lit with white-LED Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology. Thomas Jefferson Primary School in Peoria IL is undergoing extensive reconstruction to repair damage caused by fire in November of 2008. Read more

DOE Report Estimates Energy Savings Potential Of SSL
February 21, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released analysis findings of the energy savings potential of solid-state lighting (SSL) sources for general illumination applications compared to conventional light sources (e.g., incandescent and fluorescent). Read more

WattStopper Announces 2010/2011 Edition Of Product Selection Guide
February 17, 2010
WattStopper has published its 2010/2011 Product Selection Guide, a comprehensive lighting control guidebook containing information on lighting control strategies, product technologies, energy code compliance, sustainability, and design assistance. Read more

Camber Now Available From U.S. Architectural Lighting
February 16, 2010
Featuring an eclectic blend of curvilinear and rectilinear surfaces, Camber is accentuated by structurally-expressive components designed to be seen in daylight and at night. Read more

Lighting Influences The Taste Of Wine, New Study Shows
February 16, 2010
Lighting influences how wine tastes and how much consumers are willing to pay for it, the National Lighting Bureau reports, citing conclusions drawn from a series of three German experiments in which more than 500 people tasted white Riesling wines. Read more

A Shift Towards Intelligent And Energy-Efficient Luminaires To Spur Growth In The European Lighting
February 15, 2010
A greater emphasis on energy savings in the lighting sector and a new legislation that phases out inefficient lighting will help the European lighting equipment markets to bounce back to growth by 2010. Read more

DOE Issues Recovery Act Buy American Waiver For CFLs
February 15, 2010
The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued long-awaited waivers for several lighting products from the Buy American requirements that apply to manufactured goods to be used in projects funded by EERE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Read more

B-K Lighting Launches Its Latest BKSSL Technology With “The Power of e”
February 15, 2010
In response to consumer demand for sustainable lighting and new technologies, B-K Lighting proudly introduces “The Power of e” utilizing BKSSL™ technology. Read more

Next Generation Luminaires Announces LED Design Competition Winners
February 14, 2010
Winners of the second annual Next Generation Luminaires awards were announced at the Strategies in Light Conference in Santa Clara, California. Read more

The International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2010 Board of Directors
February 14, 2010
The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes two new members to the IDA Board of Directors. Read more

Philips Acquires Italy-based Luceplan SpA
February 12, 2010
Philips announced that it has agreed to acquire Italy-based Luceplan SpA, a leading consumer luminaires company in the lighting design segment in Europe. Read more

LightFair International Launches Design Symposia, Broadens Educational Programming
February 12, 2010
The 2010 LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI) educational program—a lineup of robust institute courses and conference seminars—adds more fresh content with the launch of the Design Symposia. Read more

National Lighting Bureau "Overachieves" In 2009, Despite Economy
February 10, 2010
The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) reaches millions of lighting decision-makers each year and, despite the nation’s and the lighting industry’s economic woes, the Bureau reached more people in 2009 than ever before. Read more

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ LED Light Site Empowers And Educates With Online Resources
February 9, 2010
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has launched a new website dedicated to serving as an interactive online resource to educate, empower, connect and communicate with customers in the burgeoning LED and solid state lighting space. Read more

The IES Illumination Awards Program Is Open For Submissions
February 8, 2010
Submissions are now being accepted online for the 2010 IES Illumination Awards. Hurry, the deadline is Friday, February 12th! Read more

Date Set For The Next LRC LED Lighting Institute
February 8, 2010
Each LED Lighting Institute is designed to teach industry professionals how to incorporate light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into lighting applications. Each LED Lighting Institute includes updated technical content based on the latest industry developments. Read more

Super Material Will Make Lighting Cheaper And Fully Recyclable
February 7, 2010
With the use of the new super material graphene, Swedish and American researchers have succeeded in producing a new type of lighting component. It is inexpensive to produce and can be fully recycled. Read more

Electrical Association Honors Acuity Brands Lighting Executive With Top Award
February 7, 2010
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has named Cheryl R. English, LC, FIES, of Acuity Brands Lighting among the winners of its 2009 Kite & Key Award. English is vice president of Market and Industry Development for the Conyers, Ga.-based lighting manufacturer. Read more

WattStopper Commercial Multi-Way Occupancy Sensors Offer Unprecedented Features And Versatility
February 4, 2010
WattStopper has announced four new multi-way wall switch occupancy sensors for code-compliant lighting control in commercial spaces with more than one entrance or switch location. Read more

Orbit/Evergreen Well Light Series Features Adjustable Gimbals For Precise Illumination
February 3, 2010
Orbit/Evergreen’s low voltage 5010 Series of well lights is now available with an adjustable gimbal and in range of finishes, including cast aluminum, cast brass, stainless steel, marine grade 316 stainless steel and fiberglass. Read more

Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipient
February 3, 2010
Sara Nonaka, a graduate student pursuing her Master’s of Science in Lighting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC), was selected to receive one of five national scholarships from the Besal Lighting Education Fund. Read more

Novel Crosswalk Lighting Improves Pedestrian Safety
February 1, 2010
Data shows that intersection improvements need to be made, and scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) are helping to evaluate different crosswalk lighting systems in order to improve pedestrian safety. Read more

Orange County Convention Center’s Green Initiatives Include Albeo LED Lighting
January 31, 2010
Florida’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the nation’s second largest, is leaping ahead with their environmental stewardship through a wide range of green initiatives. Read more

NEMA’s Business Confidence Indexes Post Positive Results To Kick Off 2010
January 28, 2010
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rebounded in January, rising nearly 9 points to 57.1. Read more

NGLIA Members Receive DOE Awards To Develop LED Technology And Manufacturing
January 28, 2010
NEMA has announced that six member companies of the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) have been awarded nine projects by the U.S. Department of Energy to spur development of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology, which uses light-emitting diode (LEDs) and organic LEDs. Read more

Acuity Brands Announces Collaboration With Samsung LED
January 27, 2010
Acuity Brands, Inc. and Samsung LED Co. Ltd announced they have agreed to collaborate in the development of leading products utilizing light-emitting diode (LED) technology that will establish a new standard for performance in solid-state lighting systems. Read more

DOE Announces Selections For SSL Core Technology Research, Product Development, And Manufacturing
January 27, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of 17 projects for solid-state lighting (SSL) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read more

Architecture Billings Index Remains In Negative Territory
January 26, 2010
On the heels of a more than three point drop in November, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) had a negligible increase of less than one point in December. Read more

A Quick Recovery For The European Energy Efficient Lighting Market In 2011
January 25, 2010
Greater emphasis on energy savings in the lighting sector and new legislation on phasing out inefficient lighting will help the European energy efficient lighting (EEL) market bounce back from negative growth by 2010. Read more

Cooper Lighting Introduces Extensive Offering Of LED Outdoor Solutions
January 25, 2010
Cooper Lighting has announced the introduction of one of the industry’s largest LED outdoor product offerings providing relevant LED solutions for Streetlighting, Area/Site, Wall Mount, Parking Garage, Canopy and Pathway applications. Read more

Lewis Elected Chair Of National Lighting Bureau
January 21, 2010
Howard P. Lewis, representing the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau. Read more

Albeo, First Manufacturer To Be DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Approved
January 20, 2010
Albeo’s award winning C-Series Parking Garage Luminaire, model number LS-B144-01BC0, is among the first Solid-State fixtures to qualify for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Designlights Consortium’s Qualified Products List (DLC QPL). Read more

Builders Name Cooper Lighting’s Halo Brand The Leader In Lighting For Eleventh Consecutive Year
January 20, 2010
Cooper Lighting has announced that its Halo brand of recessed and track lighting has once again been named by Builder Magazine as the Brand Leader in lighting. Read more

Lighting Africa's Global Business Conference And Trade Fair 2010
January 19, 2010
One of the biggest events of its kind in Africa, Lighting Africa’s 2nd International Business Conference & Trade Fair for off-grid lighting will be held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on May 18-20, 2010. Read more

LEDucation IV Registration Is Open
January 19, 2010
Registration is open for LEDucation IV, the premier lighting event dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community. Read more

Haiti Solar Lighting Imminent As Sol Inc. Flies Donated Lights And Volunteers
January 18, 2010
As the fog cleared Tuesday morning, at 9:32 AM EST, the DC-3 flown by Missionary Flights International took off carrying the first wave of long-term solar lighting relief for Haiti. Read more

Secretary Chu Announces More Than $37 Million For Next Generation Lighting
January 17, 2010
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces more than $37 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support high-efficiency solid-state lighting projects. Read more

NEMA Members Awarded Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits
January 14, 2010
Several member companies of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have been awarded a total of more than $120 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. Read more

Amerlux Helps Light World's Tallest Building
January 13, 2010
Global Leader of Architectural Lighting Solutions Illuminates Space Connecting Dubai’s 2,717-Foot Tall Luxury Tower, 12-Million-Square-Foot Dubai Mall. Read more

WattStopper Introduces Its First Astronomical Time Switch
January 11, 2010
WattStopper has launched the RT-200 Astronomical Time Switch, augmenting the company’s already extensive line of energy-efficient residential lighting controls. Read more

Cooper Lighting Products Accepted In 2009 IES Progress Report
January 11, 2010
Cooper Lighting announces that four products and a lighting application have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report Committee as providing “an advancement in the art and science of lighting.” Read more

Albeo Announces Record Year And Triples LED Lighting Manufacturing Space
January 10, 2010
Albeo Technologies Inc. delivered record 2009 revenues with over 37% year-over-year growth and an exceptional increase in December shipments of over 250%. Read more

Wavien, Inc. Introduces the Premien Recycling Bullet LED Light Module
January 7, 2010
Wavien, Inc. announces that advances in its patented Premien LED technology have resulted in the development of an ultra-narrow beam LED optic using innovative recycling technology. This new design combines several optical components into a single, low-cost, moldable plastic module. Read more

Lightfair International Expands Renowned Conference Program In 2010
January 5, 2010
LightFair International (LFI) is expanding its curriculum to offer an even broader lineup of seminars, courses and workshops this year. Read more

Lighting Analysts Launches Redesigned Website
December 30, 2009
The new website incorporates a clean, crisp appearance, allowing visitors to easily navigate throughout the site using newly designed navigational tools. Read more

Final EBCI Of Year Shows Deterioration in December, Enhanced Prospects For First Half Of 2010
December 29, 2009
The index failed to top the critical 50-point threshold for the first time since July, indicating modest deterioration in the business environment following a period of steady, if slow, growth over the last several months. Read more

After Some Encouraging Signs, Architecture Billings Index Drops Substantially
December 27, 2009
Following its highest mark since August 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped more than three points in November. Read more

LED And OLED Technologies Open Up New Growth Markets
December 25, 2009
These technologies offer a particularly small size, a long lifetime and top levels of energy-efficiency, thus opening up new applications and new markets. Read more

Hi Score And The City Of Tamarac Leading The Way In The Conversion To LED Lighting
December 21, 2009
The pilot program initiated by the city of Tamarac in April of 2009 is seeing approximately 60% savings on energy cost on the initial 25 LED street lights installed on West Commercial Boulevard. Read more

Nora Lighting Presents Generous Gift To Habitat For Humanity's Home Improvement Store
December 17, 2009
Nora Lighting was recently recognized as a major corporate supporter for a “very generous” donation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Read more

West Side Systems Introduces Energy Savings Calculator For iPhone
December 16, 2009
West Side Systems has introduced a new iPhone app to aid in estimating electrical cost reductions in residential or commercial installations. Read more

Rambus Acquires Patented Innovations And Technology From Global Lighting Technologies
December 14, 2009
Rambus Inc. announces it has acquired technology and a portfolio of advanced lighting and optoelectronics patents from Global Lighting Technologies Inc. (GLT). Read more

NEMA And AIA Call On Congress To Extend Commercial Building Tax Deduction
December 10, 2009
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have called on Congress to support the enlarging the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction from $1.80 per square foot to $3 per square foot in order to help stimulate immediate job creation. Read more

LRC Helps Catapult South Asia's Lighting Infrastructure Into 21st Century
December 8, 2009
The LRC is conducting an intensive five-day program designed to teach the latest advances and applications in lighting and demonstrate how these techniques and methods can be applied to achieve reliable, clean and efficient lighting throughout South Asia. Read more

Tornado Bollard From U.S. Architectural Lighting
December 8, 2009
Adding an “exclamation point” to architectural and landscape design, the new Tornado bollard from U.S. Architectural Lighting offers a modern sculptural approach to public area lighting, along with significant energy-savings. Read more

NEMA Publishes LSD 46-2009 Photoluminescent Exit Signage: Factual Review
December 6, 2009
This new white paper, produced by NEMA’s Emergency Lighting Section, describes concerns regarding the marketing and application recommendations common to photoluminescent exit signage in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Present And Future Developments In Lighting: Themes Of The Recent 2009 IES Annual Conference
December 3, 2009
More than 400 lighting professionals met November 15-17 in Seattle , WA for the 2009 Annual Conference of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Read more

New Product Line From Nora Lighting That Accepts Interchangeable, Self-Ballasted GU24 CFL Lamps
December 3, 2009
Nora Lighting introduces the industry’s first compact fluorescent GU24 family of housings and trims that accept interchangeable, self-ballasted GU24 CFL lamps in 13W, 18W and 26W. Read more

NEMA Publishes BL 2-2009 Energy Efficiency For Electronic Ballasts For T8 Fluorescent Lamps
December 2, 2009
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published BL 2-2009 Energy Efficiency for Electronic Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent Lamps. The standard was developed by NEMA’s Ballast Section and revises the 2007 version. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On Portland LED Street Lighting
November 30, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration of light-emitting diode (LED) residential street lighting in Portland, Oregon. Read more

LightFair International Launches Building Integration Pavilion, Educational Track
November 29, 2009
Further extending its position as the leader in commercial and architectural lighting technology and education, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) is launching the Building Integration Pavilion on the trade show floor, along with a parallel educational track as part of its renowned conference programming. Read more

November EBCI Signals Growth In North American Business Conditions For Fourth Consecutive Month
November 27, 2009
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions rallied in November, climbing 2.1 points to 54. Read more

Decline In Lamp Indices Persists Into Third Quarter, 2009
November 22, 2009
NEMA’s lamp indices for incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps declined 7.1 and 18.2 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis during the third quarter of 2009. Read more

Shipments Of Lighting Equipment Rise During Third Quarter Of 2009
November 19, 2009
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased 3.3 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the third quarter of 2009. This marks the LSI’s first increase in 9 quarters. Read more

Albeo Launches S-Series Sealed High Bay And Low Bay LED Lighting
November 18, 2009
Albeo Technologies, a performance leading LED lighting manufacturer, introduces its new S-Series line of general illumination light fixtures for demanding environments. Read more

Leading Luminaries To Speak At LEDucation IV
November 17, 2009
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), with support from the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC), announces LEDucation IV. Read more

Shimmering Waterfall Series From Nora Lighting
November 17, 2009
The graceful, flowing lines of moving water are captured in Waterfall, Nora Lighting’s newest art glass shade for pendants and matching sconces. Read more

U.S. Dept. Of Energy To Fund Innovative OLED Lighting Developed By DuPont
November 16, 2009
DuPont announced that it has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a two-year project to develop a solid-state lighting source using low-cost organic light emitting diode (OLED) solution-processing manufacturing techniques. Read more

27th IALD International 2010 Lighting Design Awards Call For Entries
November 15, 2009
The IALD encourages submissions of all types and sizes. There is no minimum or maximum number of awards granted. Awards of Excellence and Merit will be based on points earned for both aesthetic and technical design achievement. Read more

DOE Releases Gateway Report On LED Freezer Case Lighting
November 12, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration retrofit of light-emitting diode (LED) freezer case lighting in an Albertsons Grocery store in Eugene, Oregon. Read more

Valmont Honored With U.S. Commerce Department's Excellence In Exporting Award
November 8, 2009
Valmont Industries was presented with the Presidential "E Star" Award. The "E Star" Award recognizes continued superior performance in increasing or promoting exports. Read more

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association Has Published LE 6-2009
November 5, 2009
NEMA has published LE 6-2009 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Luminaires. The document, which was produced by NEMA’s Luminaire Section, was last published in 2008. Read more

Proven Method Available To Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption In Street Lighting
November 4, 2009
LRC researchers demonstrated in multiple field tests that, by using what they describe as a Unified System of Photometry, a street lighting system can be designed to reduce energy use while maintaining or improving perceptions of visibility, safety, and security. Read more

NEMA Announces Consensus Legislative Proposal On Outdoor Lighting Standards
November 3, 2009
In a press conference held at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced ground-breaking consensus legislation, which will, for the first time ever, set federal efficiency standards for pole-mounted outdoor lighting. Read more

Kim Lighting Launches LED Parking Structure Lighting
November 2, 2009
Kim Lighting is proud to announce its new performance standard in LED parking structure lighting with PGL7 LED. New line brings latest LED technologies to parking structure and low mounting height applications. Read more

North American Business Conditions Readings Retreat Modestly In October
November 1, 2009
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions lost ground in October for the first time in four months, falling 6.7 points. Read more

Dole Saves 95% With Albeo’s C-Series LED High Bay
November 1, 2009
Albeo Technologies Inc. announces the retrofit of a Dole cold storage warehouse with Albeo's award winning C-Series solid-state high bay. Read more

Obama Announces $3.4 Billion Investment To Spur Transition To Smart Energy Grid
October 27, 2009
President Barack Obama announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. history, funding a broad range of technologies that will spur the nation’s transition to a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. Read more

NEMA Awarded Commerce Grant To Develop North American Smart Grid
October 26, 2009
The U.S. Department of Commerce Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) has awarded NEMA a financial assistance award to support NEMA’s efforts to coordinate the development of Smart Grid standards and technology in Canada and Mexico with those in the United States. Read more

WattStopper Announces New Residential Vacancy And Occupancy Sensors
October 25, 2009
WattStopper has expanded its line of residential lighting controls, incorporating an additional sensing technology and more control options. Read more

ASHRAE Seeks Proposals On User's Manual For Green Buildings
October 22, 2009
Requirements to achieve green buildings will soon be available from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America in the form of a standard. Read more

Welch Allyn Global Headquarters Takes Advantage Of Daylighting With Help From LRC DesignWorks
October 20, 2009
Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, decided to improve the image, function, and sustainability of its global headquarters in upstate New York by designing a new expansion that incorporates daylighting. Read more

Nora Lighting Donates Fixtures To ABC-TV's "Heroes At Home" Extreme Makeover Program
October 19, 2009
A family that has dedicated its time and resources to helping less fortunate neighbors has itself become the recipient of a generous gift: a new home from ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover. Read more

The World's First OLED Lighting Design Conference
October 18, 2009
The OLED-Lighting design conference is the world's first (and only) OLED lighting design conference. It will take place on December 2nd in Boston. Read more

Advanced Energy Design Guides Available
October 14, 2009
The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. Read more

Photometric Toolbox Version 1.7 From Lighting Analysts
October 13, 2009
Version 1.7 of Lighting Analysts’ Photometric Toolbox software adds capabilities of critical importance to the Architectural lighting industry in today’s efforts to control stray light and introduce new lighting products based on solid state technologies. Read more

New Apertures Now Featured On Nora LED Recessed Downlights
October 12, 2009
Nora Lighting’s energy-efficient LED recessed down lights are available with small apertures and high lumen output to accommodate a wide range of new construction and renovation projects. Read more

Cooper Lighting’s Jim McCarthy Honored With 2009 Pillar Of The Industry Award
October 11, 2009
Cooper Lighting announced that Jim McCarthy, Senior Marketing Specialist, has been awarded a 2009 Pillar of the Industry award from the American Lighting Association (ALA). Read more

Indy Brand Expands High-End Architectural Line With Three New LED Luminaires
October 11, 2009
Indy™, the premier brand of architectural recessed lighting and the first choice for lighting designers, architects and engineers, expands its