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USC Brings Sustainability to Forefront of Athletics Experience

20 Mar , 2020  

This article was originally published on news.usc.edu on Feb. 27, 2020. On a misty Saturday morning, a giant crane lifted 1,100-pound pallets loaded with solar panels on top of the Galen Center. The heavy lift is a first step toward sustainability for the 14-year-old venue. Unlike many of the University Park Campus’s venerable Romanesque revival […]

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Building Technology, Lighting, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

LED Tariffs to Affect the Cost of Lighting in the US

22 Jun , 2018  

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Prices set to rise as LED tariffs get go-ahead luxreview.com, June 18, 2018 The cost of lighting looks set to rise now that the US government has confirmed that Chinese lighting components will be hit with tariffs of up to 25 per cent. Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and HID lamps as well as aluminium […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Chicago’s Approach to Street Lamp Conversion Reduces LED Controversy

3 Apr , 2018  

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Chicago dials down LED street lamp intensity — and controversy Written by Kevin Stark, energynews.us, March 7, 2018 As the city of Chicago begins converting more than a quarter-million street lamps to high-efficiency LEDs, the light — and public reaction — hasn’t been as harsh as what was seen in cities that were earlier adopters. “It’s […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

LED Lighting Efficiency Improvements Are Lowering the Electricity Demand

25 Oct , 2017  

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LED lighting leads region’s energy efficiency improvements KTVZ.com news source, October 17, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – Lighting efficiency improvements, especially the growing market for LED lights, helped Northwest utilities reduce electricity demand in 2016. The efficiency improvements totaled 275 average megawatts, the average power demand of 184,000 Northwest homes, according to the Northwest Power and […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Horticultural LED Job in Russia Is the Largest in History

26 Sep , 2017  

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Russian project is ‘largest horticultural LED job in history’ Luxreview.com, September 1, 2017 A MASSIVE installation of LED lighting designed to boost food supply in Russia will be the largest horticultural LED lighting project in history. Over 120,000 luminaires will illuminate a greenhouse growing area of 25 hectares, equivalent in size to about 40 soccer […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

The Energy Department Announces Funding for 7 SSL R&D Projects

14 Jul , 2017  

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

A CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Troffer Luminaires

16 Jan , 2017  

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DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database: The efficacy of LED troffers is notably higher than what’s typical of troffers that are fitted […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

When Will the Energy Industry Realize the Full Potential of LED?

1 Dec , 2016  

Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits My time doing market research in the semiconductor industry was one of the most fascinating phases of my career so far. As an “energy” guy at heart, I was most drawn to the “compound semiconductor” space with rapid advances in power electronics (driven by advances in SiC) and LED chips. […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

ENERGY STAR 2.0 – What Do You Need to Know?

17 Nov , 2016  

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits One of the largest online lighting distributors recently shared some information with Zondits regarding the ENERGY STAR program for lighting, specifically the new 2.0 version for lamps that goes into effect on January 2, 2017. What is ENERGY STAR 2.0? ENERGY STAR 2.0, which replaces the current 1.1 version, includes […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Biannual Report Released: Energy Savings from LED Lighting

16 Sep , 2016  

DOE Publishes New Forecast of Energy Savings from LED Lighting DOE, September 7, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy has just published the latest edition of its biannual report, Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications, which models the adoption of LEDs in the U.S. general-lighting market, along with associated energy savings, based […]

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