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Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

Integrated Lighting Systems Reduce Military Base Costs, Meet Security Requirements

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Rob Drago, Vice President, Infrastructure Vertical Marketing, Acuity Brands Lighting In today’s world, military bases must implement very high security measures to ensure the safety and security of all personnel. These facilities require high-quality, reliable lighting and real-time reporting and diagnostics so that energy and…

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Making the Case for Spectral Freedom

Making the Case for Spectral Freedom

By Mark E. Duffy, PhD, Manager—Global Industry Standards, GE Lighting With the transformation of our lighting industry well underway, consumers are beginning to learn what lighting professionals have known for many years: light sources have color, and it can be important in application. Globally, as the industry transitions to more efficient lighting for general service, the market is shifting to…

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Roots of Modern Light Bulb Set Precedents for Innovation

Roots of Modern Light Bulb Set Precedents for Innovation

By Paul Rodriguez, Program Manager, NEMA When Thomas Edison filed his patent for the incandescent bulb in 1879, his was far from the first or only designer. Similarly, when energy crises demanded the development of the modern compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), it was not the first or only design of its kind. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology got its rise in…

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LEDs on Retrofit Fast Track for Historically Styled Lighting Applications

LEDs on Retrofit Fast Track for Historically Styled Lighting Applications

By Tom Salpietra, President & COO, EYE Lighting International Since street lighting became popular in the U.S. in the last half of the 1800s, the light source has migrated from natural gas to mercury, then to sodium lamps, and now to LEDs. While the ordinary “cobra head” and shoebox are the most common luminaire designs found on top of light…

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OLEDs: The Other Solid-State Lighting Technology

OLEDs: The Other Solid-State Lighting Technology

By Peter Y. Ngai, PE, LC, FIES, Vice President of OLED Lighting, Acuity Brands Lighting The solid-state lighting market is presently dominated by inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs have high efficacy and long lifespans and have nearly reached cost parity with traditional forms of lighting. A relatively new technology has recently entered the commercial sector, though, which has the potential…

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