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California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are 30% more efficient than previous standards for non-residential construction.
For the third consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
The Georgia World Congress Center has been awarded a $2.3 million grant for a major lighting retrofit and controls system upgrade.
The DEFINITY PAR38 LED lightbulb from Lighting Science Group is the industry’s first LED bulb to receive the ENERGY STAR label. The bulb is 80% more efficient than the 75 watt incandescent halogen bulb it replaces, has approximately 50% more lumens (light output) than competing products, and is fully dimmable. The DEFINITY PAR38 bulb is the first in a line of Lighting Science Group products going through the ENERGY STAR approval process; the line includes A19, PAR30, PAR20, MR16, and G25 bulb types. To ensure both performance and reliability, the cULus-listed DEFINITY LED line was tested under the ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria, Version 1.1 process by an independent laboratory approved by the U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program. To receive the ENERGY STAR label for an integral LED lamp, the DEFINITY PAR38 bulb was tested at a third party laboratory under the LM79 standard for overall efficiency, color temperature, color rendering, color spatial uniformity, and light emission pattern. Additional testing required for ENERGY STAR approval included: rapid cycle thermal stress testing, in-situ temperature testing, both lumen maintenance and color maintenance testing, and an operational test for 3,000 hours at elevated ambient temperature. It comes with a five-year limited warranty.
Philips Electronics has participated in lighting the Times Square Ball for 10 years, with a conversion of the numerals (2-0-1-0) to LED technology this year.
Facility managers can access this Web-based tool to calculate potential lighting-related energy savings available with occupancy sensors.
Through a program from Efficiency Vermont, the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro, VT retrofitted its parking lot and access road with LED luminaires.
Philips Lighting Electronics has expanded its family of Optanium 28 Watt T5 electronic ballasts to include a fixed output version designed to support recessed lighting applications.
“Smart” sensors have the ability to adapt a facility’s lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.