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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 as cities, municipalities, and educational institutions make significant investments in…

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Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association Energy consumption in the Middle East is among the highest in the world and still increasing, leading to greater carbon emissions per capita than the world average. In the region, lighting accounts for 22 percent of energy use, compared to a global…

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Pro-consumer Solutions Needed in Light Bulb Rule

Pro-consumer Solutions Needed in Light Bulb Rule

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA In written comments NEMA filed with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. NEMA’s comments took issue with requirements in a DOE-proposed energy-efficiency…

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In Standby Power Race to the Bottom, DOE Takes New Path

In Standby Power Race to the Bottom, DOE Takes New Path

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In the November 2015 edition of this magazine, I expressed strong concern over an apparent “race to the bottom” with respect to standby power allowances. With their recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) for minimum energy conservation standards for general…

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Shedding Light on Advanced LED Sport Lighting Technology

Shedding Light on Advanced LED Sport Lighting Technology

By Joe Casper, Chief Technology Officer, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting Business Sports broadcasting has come a long way since its early days. Super Bowl I—then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game—aired in 1967. Compare the way that at-home broadcast looked to what the LED sports lighting technology for the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix stadium delivered, and the difference…

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Electrical Manufacturers Oppose California Energy Commission Specifications for LED Bulbs

Electrical Manufacturers Oppose California Energy Commission Specifications for LED Bulbs

By Alex Boesenberg, NEMA Regulatory Affairs Manager The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient and cost-effective LED bulbs currently on the market. A regulatory proposal under consideration at the CEC would compel California residents to buy more costly, less energy-efficient LED bulbs…

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Standards Harmonization Good for Growth of Solid State Lighting

Standards Harmonization Good for Growth of Solid State Lighting

Recently, NEMA published SSL 4-2012, SSL Retrofit Lamps: Suggested Minimum Performance Requirements.  The purpose of this standard is to provide suggested minimum performance levels for SSL retrofit products. Federal programs such as Energy Star set high performance goals to encourage growth of such products, but do not provide minimum acceptance criteria for products as a whole.  Since its publication, NEMA…

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Shedding Some Light on Consortium Collaboration

Shedding Some Light on Consortium Collaboration

In October 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.  Thus, the incandescent lamp was born.  More than 80 years later, the first practical visible-spectrum (red) light emitting diode (LED) was developed by Nick Holonyak at General Electric Company.  Almost 50 years later, the lighting industry has evolved and added a variety of…

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Reflection on Lightfair

Reflection on Lightfair

Last month, the lighting universe came together at Lightfair (or LEDfair, depending on who you ask).  Manufacturers from far and wide were displaying their best and brightest new technologies.  And though the weather was not always the most inviting, the city of Philadelphia most certainly was.  What a great venue. For those of you who missed it, a couple of…

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Performance Makes a Comeback with New Light Bulb Labeling System

Performance Makes a Comeback with New Light Bulb Labeling System

Ever thought about what you should consider when buying a light bulb?  Any clue what a lumen is? Chances are if you’re heading out to your local supermarket or hardware store to pick up some light bulbs, you’ll find a store attendant and ask what aisle the 100W (or 75W, 60W, etc.) light bulbs are in and pick up a…

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