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EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to tune V1.1 of the Energy Star Lamps specification even as the V1.0 specification is being adopted in the LED lamp market.

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

Luxy Star adds flexibility to LED desk lamp, and USB-based charging for smart devices

Luxy Star Lichttechnik continues to turn out new versions of its Smart LED Desk Lamp with the newest version offering simpler left-to-right adjustment of the light engine and universal USB charging.

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors

HessAmerica launches outdoor pedestrian lighting in innovative form factors (UPDATED)

The Parco family of luminaires lights areas such as pedestrian walkways and plazas with form factors and mounting options that deliver a novel, stylish feel and accurate beam control with no uplight.

Schreder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

Schréder lights Nevada Interstate tunnel with LEDs, adds adaptive controls

The 1394-ft Carlin Tunnel in northeastern Nevada now features LED lighting in the eastbound bore with the westbound bore slated for completion by November.

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

GE Lighting's Albeo lights Boston University athletic center with LED high bays

SSL fixtures replace aging metal halide lighting, eliminating the noise from ballasts, reducing maintenance costs, and slashing electrical usage by 770,000 kWh annually.

DOE publishes LED outdoor lighting report, charts performance gains

DOE publishes LED outdoor lighting report, charts performance gains

The latest US Department of Energy Caliper Snapshot Report on outdoor lighting reveals that the industry has now delivered products capable of replacing 400W high-pressure sodium lights while also delivering better and more pleasing light quality.

British Columbia creates bulk purchasing initiative for LED street lights

British Columbia creates bulk purchasing initiative for LED street lights

BC Hydro, Shared Service BC, and Ministry of Environment form an LED street light program, guided by LightSavers Canada, that will enable municipalities to save money on SSL street light conversions.

How do plug-and-play T8s stack up against ballast-bypass LED lamps?

How do plug-and-play T8s stack up against ballast-bypass LED lamps? (MAGAZINE)

Laura Peters evaluates the photometric, electrical, and financial hurdles to retrofitting linear fluorescent lamps with LED-based tubes, including both plug-and-play products and tubes that require rewiring.

When the going gets tough, LEDs lighten up

When the going gets tough, LEDs lighten up (MAGAZINE)

Extreme conditions and high-risk environments in hazardous locations mean that LED luminaires must be designed to meet a unique set of challenging criteria, discovers Caroline Hayes.

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