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Cree enters the LED MR16 lamp market with 92-CRI offering

Cree enters the LED MR16 lamp market with 92-CRI offering

Adding to the TrueWhite family of products that exceed 90 CRI, Cree's LED-based MR16 lamp works with dimmable magnetic and electronic ballasts and dims to 5%.

Ikea venture group invests in Scottish manufacturer Design LED Products

Ikea venture group invests in Scottish manufacturer Design LED Products

Following its green philosophy, Ikea funds manufacturer that specializes in flexible tiles with LEDs embedded in the tiles that can enable unique luminaire forms.

GE Lighting expands Lumination DI and RS LED downlight families

GE Lighting expands Lumination DI and RS LED downlight families

The Lumination RS family now includes 4- and 6-in. models that are even simpler to install in existing ceiling cans while the DI series includes new configurations and finishes targeting new construction.

Dell Children's Medical Center installs Acuity LEDs, achieves LEED Platinum

Dell Children's Medical Center installs Acuity LEDs, achieves LEED Platinum

Lithonia SSL fixtures along with Acuity nLight controls proved more cost effective than a high-performance-fluorescent retrofit and helped the hospital to achieve the goal of LEED Platinum recognition.

Princeton University pursues LED-centric campus wide lighting upgrade

Princeton University pursues LED-centric campus-wide lighting upgrade

Iconic New Jersey university begins a comprehensive upgrade to LED lighting with the goal of reducing carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Badger Meter converts manufacturing facility from fluorescent to LED tubes

Badger Meter converts manufacturing facility from fluorescent to LED tubes

Manufacturer of flow measurement and control products replaced more than 85,000 fluorescent lamps with LED tubes and projects 18-month payback period.

Philips lights Chelsea soccer venue with LED floodlights

Philips lights Chelsea soccer venue with LED floodlights

The Stamford Bridge stadium becomes the first top-level soccer stadium to feature LED lighting for better viewer experience including those watching on TV.

Wisconsin healthcare provider slashes energy costs with LED retrofit

Wisconsin healthcare provider slashes energy costs with LED retrofit

ThedaCare Health System installs Acuity Brand LED luminaires to improve uniformity, increase safety for drivers and pedestrians, and save the healthcare provider $40,000 annually.

GE Lighting delivers next-generation LED-based canopy fixtures

GE Lighting delivers next-generation LED-based canopy fixtures

The new canopy design follows a trend of locating the LED light engine behind a diffuser lens to reduce glare and provide even illumination.

DOE publishes Gateway research on LED lighting in a theatrical setting

DOE publishes Gateway research on LED lighting in a theatrical setting

The comprehensive tests included an evaluation of LED lighting in a performance dance venue, an acting studio, and dressing rooms documenting both energy savings and lighting quality.

Outdoor lighting: Glare mitigation, new fixtures, and SSL projects

Outdoor lighting: Glare mitigation, new fixtures, and SSL projects

New research has yielded a model for predicting discomfort glare that can help specifiers mitigate glare issues in new projects, while luminaire makers fight glare, and cities around the globe continue the transition to LED street lights.

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

1000Bulbs.com launches 60W-equivalent LED lamp at six dollars

Sold under the PLT brand, the 1000Bulbs 60W-equivalent LED lamp delivers 800 lm with a design that looks much like an A19 lamp.

US Department of Energy (DOE) Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

DOE Caliper report identifies shortcomings of LED MR16 lamps

LED MR16 lamps generally lag legacy halogen lamps in lumen output and CBCP, and the DOE found sparse choices in high-CRI lamps when purchasing products on the commercial market for a Caliper report.

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.

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.

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.

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