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LED Color Tuning Enriches Interiors

LED Color Tuning Enriches Interiors

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Brent Protzman, Manager, Energy Information and Analytics, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. As light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and controls become more commonplace, so too does the scrutiny of color quality and how it affects people, especially those in customer-care environments in which employees face an almost constant dose of computer monitors and stress. Research suggests that color tuning and dimming Read more [...]
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 rule aimed at forcing the exclusive adoption Read more [...]
NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

NEMA Strategic Initiative: Promoting Smart Cities

The NEMA Strategic Initiatives Program was established to seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending challenges, and address issues involving multiple NEMA product sections and divisions. The 2016 Smart Cities Strategic Initiative contains four components: Energy and Water: An initiative to quantify the energy efficiency of water supply, delivery, and treatment systems; to analyze the market potential to improve efficiency by using member products; and to evaluate the viability Read more [...]
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 security personnel know when and where luminaires Read more [...]
Increased Awareness Creates New Paradigm in Recycling

Increased Awareness Creates New Paradigm in Recycling

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Paul Rodriguez, Program Manager, NEMA Since the first fluorescent tubes were invented in the mid-19th century, scientists have been filling glass tubes with all kinds of gases to try to get the best light possible for consumers. From carbon dioxide and nitrogen to the classic neon lamp, different gases were used for different colors and intensities of light. Commercially speaking, Read more [...]
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 light source technologies that can be spectrally tailored, such as fluorescent and light-emitting Read more [...]
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 the semi-conductor industry and is only recently seeing widespread commercial availability. Fueled by energy costs and availability, the Read more [...]
View from the Top: Driving Innovation in an Accelerating Market

View from the Top: Driving Innovation in an Accelerating Market

By Amy Huntington, President, Market Group Americas for Philips Lighting. The transformation towards the Internet of Things (IoT) and a connected future is happening at an accelerated rate. As we see an increase in the adaption of smart lighting systems, we are also seeing a dramatic change in products, business models, and the industry as a whole. This has had a direct impact on the innovation, standardization, and regulation cycle, creating new challenges in generating effective standards Read more [...]
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 poles today, over the years many cities invested in historically styled lighting fixtures for their downtown shopping and residential streets Read more [...]
Past as Prologue: What’s Ahead for Solid-State Lighting?

Past as Prologue: What’s Ahead for Solid-State Lighting?

By James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Over the last decade, solid-state lighting (SSL) has evolved from a novelty to a viable option for most general lighting applications. Back in 2005 some likened the lighting market to the Wild West—not only because early SSL products didn’t match the performance of the technologies they were intended to replace but also because a lack of standards caused a great deal of confusion that was compounded by exaggerated performance claims. Today Read more [...]