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Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.


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Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.

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WEIRD WEDNESDAY: This Chair Rocks! (And So Does Its Light!)

Rochus Jacob was awarded the first prize for his Murakami Chair which incorporates technology into the skids of the chair to run an OLED light—thereby powering an attached reading lamp with energy generated from its own rocking motion.

West Marine Gains From Lighting Retrofit

The CA-based boating retailer chose fluorescent lighting fixtures with reflective material when retrofitting one of its distribution centers.

Targeted Magnetic Ballast Phase Out To Begin Next Year

The July 1, 2010 date marks the last step of a multi-step phase-out that began on July 1, 2005, the date when ballast manufacturers could no longer sell T12 magnetic ballasts for use in new fixtures with full wattage T12 lamps.

Services & Maintenance: Lighting The Way From Good To Great

Contributor Howard P. Lewis writes on how strategic retrofits and maintenance practices serve facilities departments and occupants alike.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Powerlink G3 System

A Square D® Powerlink® G3 intelligent lighting control system can be a critical part of a demand response strategy.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Banana + Cement Bags = Lamp?

This one of a kind, handmade fixture by Domingos Totora and a team of artisans from Brazil is a decorative and utilitarian piece that reflects an adherence to ethnic ancestral style.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EYE 400W Metal Halide Lamp

This lamp from EYE Lighting is rated for both vertical and horizontal mounting.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Joins With ESCOs to Reduce Facility Energy Costs

OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched the SYLVANIA Energy Solutions Network, an alliance between the global lighting brand, energy service companies (ESCOs), and electrical distributors nationwide.

LED Lighting Chosen For Dallas Garage

A payback period of under two years was an important factor in the decision.

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which just passed the House in a close vote, is being seen by many energy and environmental advocates as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FirstLine 924 UPS

This three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) from Staco Energy Products provides computer grade power quality for virtually any lighting system.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Easy Dim Ballast From Robertson Worldwide

This three-step dimming ballast operates using existing wiring and standard wall switches.

Lighting Project Earns GE Edison Award

The participants have been recognized for their work on lighting the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (c.1927) in California.

Lighting Upgrades And Facility Management

Increased efficiency in this sphere is more important then ever. Results from a survey sponsored by NEMA/EnLIGHTen America examine facility managers' attitudes on their plans to proceed.

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Industry members can enter for a chance to win a vacation from Universal Lighting Technologies.

A Look At LED Lighting

LED lighting, with its promise of high levels of energy efficiency and long operating life, is being used in certain applications in many facilities. However, the technology is not mainstream in today's facilities.

ENERGY STAR Recognizes Technical Consumer Products

The company has been chosen as Partner of the Year for Lighting Product Manufacturer.

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

The co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment) unveiled a new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball last...

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic Fields.

GE To Take Low Voltage Offerings On The Road

GE Consumer & Industrial’s Electrical Distribution business will travel to 31 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada by January 2009. Beginning in August, GE’s...

Trends: 2007 Year In Review

TFM takes a look back at the most influential trends of 2007

Sustainable By Design: Energy Efficient LEDs Show Promise

This lighting source is making inroads in practical building installations.

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.

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