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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 seasonal adjustment factors to produce three lamp index reports which are focused on A-line, high intensity discharge (HID), 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 […]

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…

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