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Solid State Lighting: A highly Energy Efficient Lighting

June 8, 2017 8:20 am

  Electricity comprises a large portion of overall energy usage in any nation. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), United States consumed about 412 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity for lighting function in a residential and commercial sector. This accounts for 15% of the total electricity consumed by both sectors and about 11% of total U.S. electricity consumption for the year 2014. Energy Efficient Lighting Today, there is increasing demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lighting system. Solid-state lighting is an emerging technology with the potential to improve the lighting system and significantly lower the energy usage and the cost....

Importance of working with Reliable Lighting Experts

June 6, 2017 8:39 am

Lighting can either enhance the appearance of overall space or make everything look plain and dull. Different space requires different lighting. A customer may be unaware of the best lighting option for their space. Be it an individual facility or a unit, it is always better to have a knowledgeable lighting expert by our side when planning a major lighting upgrade. Importance of Lighting Experts A light consultant analyses the system determines how it can be enhanced, builds a strategic design and chooses an appropriate lighting fixture that works best for a given application. Companies also provided tailored lighting design based...

Importance of Dark-Sky Standards

June 6, 2017 8:13 am

As the artificial light glows up the skies, it becomes harder to view the beauty of the night sky. Excessive and inappropriate outdoor lighting generates light pollution which further affects the overall ecological and economic system of the universe. According to the UVM National Park study, 99 percent of the world’s skies suffer from light pollution. And as per Larry Ciupik, an astronomer at Adler Planetarium, Chicago appears to be one of the most light-polluted cities in the world. Light-pollution is a major concern to astronomers as well. Astronomers argue that increase in light-pollution restricts the future astronomical observation. The University of...

Human-Centric lighting – Solution for Aging Workforce

June 6, 2017 12:49 am

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is aging workforce. As people grow old, the visual ability declines. The decrease in ability to see the distance starts in the forties and in early sixties the lens loses flexibility and becomes cloudier, making visuals more blurred. Moreover, aging also increases the sensitivity to glare. As a result, a 60-year-old person needs considerably more light than a 20-year-old to see the same visual detail. Inadequate lighting has a major consequence on the aging workforce. The nature of work has evolved over the years. More time is spent indoors working before screens....

Different Lighting Requirements For Different Retail Sectors

June 5, 2017 1:09 am

In the retail sector, lighting varies from one retail type to another. Just like other building applications, retail spaces such as specialty stores, hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets have unique lighting requirements that help maximize the shopping experience and enhance sales revenue. Moreover, no retail facility can accomplish all of its lighting needs with one type of lamp or luminaire. Lighting in a retail facility requires a number of layers comprising of ambient lighting, accent display lighting, architectural lighting, refrigerated lighting, outdoor lighting, signage lighting, and specialty lighting that complements each other. Specialty stores like clothing and jewelry stores have complex...

Intelligent Street Lighting Paves Way for Smart City

June 5, 2017 12:43 am

Street lighting today is an essential component of any public space. Until now, lighting up places during the night has been the main task of street lights. However, in future, street light would perform multiple functions. With emerging vision of Internet of things and the smart city concept, cities have realized that streetlight can do much more than just reducing the cost and saving energy.  The intelligent street lights are networked and centrally controlled with sensors, wireless transmitters and microprocessors built within the LED systems. The cloud platform collects and analyzes data from these components to deliver optimized information for...

Consumer Awareness and Adoption of New Lighting Technology

June 3, 2017 8:07 am

The lighting industry is flourishing like never before. The business is evolving rapidly with new opportunities and technologies every day. Solid State Lighting is the new electric lighting technology to emerge in past few decades. The SSL technology is being preferred by commercial and residential sectors but at present the technology finds itself restricted with many barriers like pricing, availability and consumer mindset about the product. The massive and dynamic innovation in the lighting industry poses a challenge on how manufacturers do business from product development to consumer engagement. Gaining knowledge about what consumers know and don’t know can provide...

The Intelligent LED Lighting Opportunity

June 2, 2017 1:54 am

The entry of PoE-powered intelligent LED lighting is a technology wave that brings significant opportunities to ease security improvements – but these opportunities are not obvious. The Intelligent LED Lighting Opportunity would casually pass by, but this time, the consequences of missing out such opportunities are much greater than for that has been previously missed. These opportunities will not appear automatically. Integrators need to plan, employ the right stakeholders, and bring it all together. The key technology behind intelligent LED lighting networks is Power over the Internet (PoE), which brings the low-voltage cabling and equipment that connect Internet of Things...

MAXLITE New Construction and Remodel LED Downlight Fixtures

May 30, 2017 8:04 am

MaxLite’s LED downlights are great energy efficient solutions for recessed lighting applications. The new construction and remodel fixtures have been engineered to make installation in grid ceilings and dry wall ceilings a snap. Each recessed fixture is supplied with a performance-leading LED module and white trim ring that installs flush to the ceiling. A high performance LED array emits industry leading lumen output, high CRI (80+) and still delivers extended lifetime in excess of a 50,000 L70 measurement. For new construction and remodel projects in residential and commercial applications, MaxLite’s line of LED Recessed Downlight Fixtures reduces energy consumption throughout...

PHILIPS adds ambient spot LED lamps for Hospitality And Residential Sector

May 29, 2017 8:41 am

Philips Lighting has introduced a new line of dimmable LED lamps for hospitality and residential sector, which will set the LED technology on high standards comparative to its halogen lighting, along with its LEDs’ well-known energy savings and maintenance benefits. The new GU10 and MR16 pin-format LED lamps would provide a light spectrum and effects almost identical to halogen with the highest quality dimming,” the Dutch lighting giant said in announcing its new Philips Master LED ExpertColor series. It described the new lamps as 94 percent identical to halogen light color, compared to only about 60 percent with standard LED lights. The company rated...