Working Together towards the Connected Future

Working Together towards the Connected Future

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Michael W. Pessina: Co-Chief Executive Officer and President, Lutron Electronics As we strive to enhance NEMA’s advocacy efforts in 2017, an important part of our mandate is working together to shape and advance better electrical and energy policies, regulations,…

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South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  Bryan Holland, South/Southwest Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) supersedes all previous editions, supplements, and printings dating back to 1897. The states and local jurisdictions that adopt and enforce the current edition of the NEC enhance…

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Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  David Ghatan, President, CM Kling + Associates Inc. The lighting systems market holds opportunities and barriers for designers, as systems integrate and communicate more comprehensively than ever. Without standard protocols and hardware, however, they’re hard to understand, specify, and…

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Revision to Chromaticity Standard Extends Range

Revision to Chromaticity Standard Extends Range

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Michael Erbesfeld, Program Manager, Lighting Systems Standards, NEMA   ANSI C78.377-2015 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Products provides the range of chromaticity (color) for general SSL products. It applies to LED…

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MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joe Robinson, Senior Vice President of Health Systems Solutions, Philips Healthcare, and Chairman, MITA Board of Directors The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is well-positioned to lead efforts that will leave a positive and lasting impact on the medical…

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Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although the impressive efficacy gains made by light-emitting diodes (LED) products over the last few years fall well short of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ultimate targets, they’ve already surpassed the limits…

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Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Laurie Miller, Director, Statistical Operations, NEMA  NEMA Business Information Services (NEMA/BIS) works closely with members of the NEMA Lighting Systems Division to collect domestic product shipment data. On a quarterly schedule, NEMA/BIS uses the data collected from members and…

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Smart Lighting: What the industry is saying

Smart Lighting: What the industry is saying

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Smart lighting can deliver traditional illumination and provide new functionality. The Internet of Things, connected lighting, and smart lighting are terms commonly used in the lighting industry today. In the initial period of solid state lighting advancement, light-emitting diode…

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A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

Two Institutions Reduce Energy Use by 85% with LED Retrofits This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tom Salpietra, President and COO, EYE Lighting International Sleek, modern designs, as well as historically styled outdoor lighting fixtures, have been growing in popularity over the last few decades…

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