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Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape

Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. Endnotes for the President Lighting industry disruption continues with light-emitting diode (LED) market penetration accelerating and domestic U.S. manufacturing base for lamps of all types shrinking. Reduced barriers to market entry and falling production costs allowed new manufacturers to join an industry that was once dominated by a few large companies. In turn all these factors have contributed to acquisitions, Read more […]

Key Lighting Product End Markets Signal Little Growth for Industry

Key Lighting Product End Markets Signal Little Growth for Industry

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Fred Ashton, Economist, NEMA Nonresidential fixed investment in structures, a key end market for lighting products, has struggled to gain traction over the past year and will likely detract from overall GDP growth again in 2020. Fixed investment in structures has declined in four of the previous five quarters as of Q3 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and has subtracted a cumulative Read…

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I Am NEMA | Laurie Soucy

I Am NEMA | Laurie Soucy

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Laurie Soucy, Director, Statistical Operations, NEMA As the Director of Statistical Operations for NEMA/BIS I have the opportunity to work across all Divisions of NEMA. While I oversee all of the statistical reports, I am personally responsible for managing the Lighting Division statistical reports. This includes collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical reports as well as managing Member committees Read more […]

Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?

Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Michael Poplawski, Principal Investigator for Connected Lighting Systems Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Among the many ways LED lighting is changing the definition of what lighting can do and be is by enabling the development of connected lighting systems (CLS). LED technology facilitates the integration of intelligence, network interfaces, and sensors into lighting devices, which can Read more […]

Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity

Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Kees Teunissen, Senior Scientist, Light and Vision, Signify Research For many decades, light sources have been specified by their correlated color temperature (CCT) and general color rendering index (CRI)1. With the adoption of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting purposes, these two specification items, alone, are insufficient to fully characterize the appearance of object colors in a Read more […]

NEMA ANSI Committees Look Ahead to Busy Year

NEMA ANSI Committees Look Ahead to Busy Year

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Michael Erbesfeld, Program Manager, NEMA NEMA is the Secretariat for the American National Standards Lighting Group (ANSLG) is composed of three Accredited Standards Committees (ASC): ASC C78 Electric Lamps; ASC C81 Bases, Holders, and Gauges; and ASC C82 Electronic Ballasts and Drivers. These three ASCs cover lighting technology from incandescent to solid state. Last year was a dynamic one for the ANSLG,  Read more […]

Section Continues Work on Street and Area Lighting Projects

Section Continues Work on Street and Area Lighting Projects

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by David Richmond, Program Manager, NEMA ASC C136 covers all types of street and area lighting, including lamp types, pole construction and support, tunnel lighting, enclosed architectural luminaires, system selection guides, lighting controls, ingress protection, and ancillary devices. ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C136 is publishing a new outdoor lighting Standard: C136.58-2019 Luminaire Four-Pin Read more […]

The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site

The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting Back in the 1990s, thanks to the internet, online shopping emerged, bringing with it profound innovations, including the now-dominating mobile platform. With this mobile platform, shoppers have taken control. They search, research, choose, pay, and ship—all whenever and wherever they want. Still,  when they enter a physical brick-and-mortar Read more […]

From the Chair | Raj Batra – March/April 2020

From the Chair | Raj Batra – March/April 2020

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. From the moment we wake up until the time we switch off our bedside lamp, lighting is an integral part of many of the daily things we do. On-demand lighting is something that we rely upon and expect to be available as a matter of course. Writing this column made me reflect on how much we take modern lighting for granted. The inventions that have shaped our world,…

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The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting

The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Steve Mesh, Principal, Lighting Education & Design Mr. Mesh teaches a full-day class on networked lighting controls on behalf of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Lighting controls save energy. That’s why many electric utility companies incentivize people for installing them, and, in some cases, they also incentivize manufacturers for making them. Any time a control device switches off or dims Read more […]