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  • Jan 27, 2015
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    White House Program Triples DOE Efforts to Promote Advanced Outdoor Lighting

    The Obama Administration last week launched a new program aimed at helping mayors in cities throughout the United States convert outdoor lighting to more advanced technology. The Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting triples the goal pursued by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings initiative, which sought to convert 500,000 outdoor light poles to LED technology. With the goal of 1.5 million poles, the administration hopes to...More
  • Jan 23, 2015
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    CFL shipments lag, but T12s grow

    NEMA’s shipment index for T12 lamps beat the previous two quarters by advancing 8.6% from the second quarter to the third. In contrast, shipments of T5 and T8 lamps decreased by 6.6% and 11.1%, respectively....More
  • Jan 16, 2015
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    Cree files complaints against Feit Electric

    Cree filed intellectual property and false-advertising complaints against Feit Electric Co. and its Taiwanese supplier, Unity Opto Technology Co., alleging that Feit engaged in “false and misleading advertising claims,” specifically that they say their products meet specifications required by the Energy Star program, and that the defendants infringed 10 of Cree’s lighting-related patents....More
  • Jan 13, 2015
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    Hubbell Building Automation Joins CLA

    The Connected Lighting Alliance encourages open-source compatibility between companies and products while removing confusion for consumers in the marketplace....More
  • Jan 9, 2015
    blog

    Commissioning costs drive shift to fixture-level lighting control

    IHS Technology, increasing emphasis on reducing commissioning costs associated with lighting is promoting the use of more distributed lighting control architectures with fixture-level control....More
  • Jan 9, 2015
    blog

    New York dark skies bill a model for outdoor lighting

    NEMA has worked for several years with a coalition of the nation’s major industry and advocacy groups that are concerned with quality lighting in the U.S., including the International Association of Lighting Designers, Illuminating Engineering Society, and International Dark-Sky Association, all of whom played a significant role in passing this legislation....More
  • Dec 29, 2014
    News

    Fastenal to Stock Revolution Lighting LED Products

    Under terms of the partnership, Fastenal will stock and sell a variety of Revolution Lighting’s LED products through its U.S. Fastenal stores and distribution centers....More
  • Dec 16, 2014
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    GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for 2014 GE Edison Awards

    GE Lighting is calling for entries for its 32nd annual GE Edison Award competition. The award program recognizes excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that make significant use of GE Lighting products, including LED systems, luminaires, architectural products, lamps and modules, as well as lighting controls and non-LED lamps and luminaires. Online entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 19, 2015. To submit a project, applicants should go to the GE Edison Award entry website for full details....More
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