Lighting en Homes Get Smart <div class="field-deck"> A burst of new interest in connected devices and responsive systems is bringing old dreams of the smart home to the real world. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In earlier visions of smart homes, it looked like electrical distributors could be key players in bringing the systems to market. That’s no longer the way it looks, but within the build-out of smart home capabilities many areas exist where distributors will have the opportunity to play a role.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electrical Market 101 Lighting Sales Gold Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:35:00 +0000 38341 at Copyright Ethan Miller, Getty Images England’s Ashmolean Museum Lights Up with LEDs <div class="field-deck"> Soraa light engines and fiber-optic technologies give the museum's displays a fresh look for the long term. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2015, seeing the dramatic improvements in efficiency and lighting quality of LED light sources, the museum leadership chose to replace its existing halogen lighting. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:03:00 +0000 38291 at <p>By employing the new Soraa LED light engines versus the previous halogen lamps, the museum expects to save nearly 75% in energy costs associated with lighting.</p> Photo courtesy of Soraa Iowa Car Dealer’s Switch to LED Saves Money and Improves Look <div class="node-body article-body">The management team at Karl Chevrolet knew they wanted to replace the lot’s legacy 1,000W metal-halide fixtures but needed a proven 1:1 replacement as well as a controls solution that was both affordable and compliant with the local utility’s program requirements to qualify for a custom rebate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:25:00 +0000 38271 at Image from Hubbell Lighting Better Lighting for Tunnel in Swiss Alps <div class="node-body article-body">The entrances to and exits from tunnels are high-risk areas for accidents because the lighting conditions change so abruptly. The risk can be reduced, however, with the right artificial lighting. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:55:00 +0000 38191 at <p>The Schallberg tunnel in the Swiss Alps near Brig, Switzerland, replaced its 1970s lighting system with state of the art LED lighting.</p> Photo courtesy of Tridonic Top 10 LED Picks for January 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">January's Top 10 LED Products are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Appleton Emerson, Auroralight, Barron Lighting, Bulbrite, Easy Lite Co., Econosense, HyLite LED Lighting, JESCO Lighting and Wattstopper/Legrand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Gallery Acclaim Lighting Appleton Emerson Auroralight Barron Lighting Bulbrite Easy Lite Co. Econosense HyLite LED Lighting JESCO Lighting and Wattstopper/Legrand. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:44:00 +0000 38171 at Lighting Brings Sophistication To Fitness Club <div class="node-body article-body">The club chose Soraa’s LED lamps for all its downlighting needs, as well as for spotlights throughout the space. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:16:00 +0000 37931 at <p>Changing rooms at the Gravity Club in Singapore use Soraa lighting to emphasize the architectural details.</p> Photo credit: Fitness First Group Green Events in 2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some of key events in the solar, wind, lighting and electric vehicle markets this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Solar Wind electric vehicles lighting solar wind Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:42:00 +0000 37921 at Smart Lighting’s Future Footprint <div class="field-deck"> Connected lighting will eventually revolutionize the lighting world, but there’s plenty of work to be done in standards, online security, IoT, cross-system integration, training and finding the new IT talent that understands it all. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although it seems like LEDs have been around forever, the panelists agreed most lighting systems still utilize traditional lighting technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:00:00 +0000 37891 at zhudifeng/iStock/Thinkstock Solar and LED Cut Costs at Exhaust System Maker Factory Pipe <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Factory Pipe, a manufacturer of high-performance exhaust systems, recently installed the largest rooftop solar power system in Mendocino County on the roof of its Ukiah, CA, headquarters.</p> <p>The solar was just the beginning. In collaboration with General Electric&rsquo;s Current, the company is offsetting 75% of its energy use through Current&rsquo;s rooftop solar offering and saving close to 60% in lighting-related energy use with an LED lighting retrofit in its manufacturing warehouse.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:18:00 +0000 37741 at Photo: GE Lighting Restoration Project Generates Savings for School District <div class="node-body article-body">The challenge was to retrofit the lighting fixtures with energy efficient components while maintaining the traditional historical aesthetic that fits the overall look of the middle school auditorium.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:07:00 +0000 37731 at <p>Restored lighting fixtures in Whitesboro&rsquo;s Middle School Auditorium after Meyda converted them to efficient LED lamping for energy and maintenance cost savings.</p> Photo: Meyda Lighting