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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?

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

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.

LEDs get more control options, innovation advances in SSL designs

LEDs get more control options, innovation advances in SSL designs

The exhibit floor at LightFair International (LFI) 2014 indicated trends, some familiar and some new, in LED lighting: mobile devices as an interface for smart lighting systems; in-store communication platforms based on LED lights; plastics used as light guides; and LED linear lights as replaceme...
LED lighting advances in horticultural applications, boosts productivity

LED lighting advances in horticultural applications, boosts productivity

A Japanese indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day under LED lighting while university researchers study the impacts on SSL in bedding plant and tomato applications.

Halco recalls LED PAR lamps, announces extended-life fluorescent T8s

Halco recalls LED PAR lamps, announces extended-life fluorescent T8s

Halco Lighting has announced 60,000-hour-rated fluorescent T8 lamps, while on the LED side the manufacturer is recalling LED PAR lamps in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Ephesus Lighting will supply LED lighting for Ottawa Senators hockey

Ephesus Lighting will supply LED lighting for Ottawa Senators hockey

SSL has moved slowly into arena lighting, but maturing technology will lead to more projects such as the LED lighting retrofit of the Canadian Tire Centre.

The 3D solid-state lighting (SSL) implementation is combined with an interactive control pedestal at ground level that allows the public to control the lighting.

Multilayer LED design blankets Peru bank façade (VIDEO)

A team led by Claudia Paz Lighting Studio has created a new LED-based façade lighting project on a Banco de Crédito del Peru (BCP) building in Lima, Peru.

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