The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Energy Storage Systems

The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Energy Storage Systems

This is the first in a series of articles on the coming wave of transmission-related innovations and its implications for the electricity sector. NEMA President & CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff When I think of someone turning up the air conditioning or powering a blow dryer, I envision a distant power…

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Lean Manufacturing Creates Culture of Improvement

Lean Manufacturing Creates Culture of Improvement

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. North American manufacturers have been part of the lean movement since 1990, when James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, and Daniel Roos published The Machine that Changed the World, documenting the advantages of Japanese manufacturing methods over the mass…

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Galloping through the Wild West of Lighting Protocols

Galloping through the Wild West of Lighting Protocols

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Robert Hick, Vice President of Engineering, Lighting, and Energy Solutions, Leviton Manufacturing Company Over the past 20 years or more, several control protocols have become popular for indoor and outdoor lighting systems. In North America, only a few “open”…

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Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE, formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA Technological and business innovations are transforming what lighting can do, as well as the industry that delivers it. The primary change agent is solid-state lighting, notably the white-light properties…

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Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Amy Huntington, Philips Lighting CEO, Market Group Americas Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of the lighting industry. Although we have witnessed many technological shifts, none has been quite as disruptive as the industry’s…

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Daylight Management Opens the Window to Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Daylight Management Opens the Window to Comfort and Energy Efficiency

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Konstantinos Papamichael, PhD, Professor, Department of Design and Co-Director, California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis Daylight management is an emerging term referring to strategies and technologies for controlling daylight penetration in interior spaces through windows, clerestories, skylights,…

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Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, Lighting Industry Journalist, Analyst, and Marketing Consultant The rapid adoption of lighting controls necessitates an educated workforce that can properly design, install, and commission lighting systems. The majority of energy codes require a broad range…

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