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Ace Hardware Deploys Digital Lumens LED System

Linda Hardesty

Ace Hardware upgraded the lighting in areas of its 1-million-sq-foot Rocklin, Calif., retail support center to the Digital Lumens’ Intelligent LED Lighting System, and since implementing the upgrade in October 2013, Ace Hardware saved an average of 81 percent on its lighting-related energy use. According to Ace Hardware, lighting is its single biggest energy warehousing   …Continue Reading

Cree Invests $83M in Lextar

Linda Hardesty

Cree is making an $83 million investment in Taiwan-based Lextar Electronics, and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips. Upon closing of the investment, Cree will own about 13 percent of Lextar. The companies say Lextar has established a strong technology position and customer base in the mid-power backlighting LED   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Programs Saves New Jersey School District $1M a Year

Karen Henry

Honeywell is leading an energy savings improvement program for New Jersey-based Hillsborough Township Public Schools to help boost energy efficiency in the district’s facilities. When complete, the upgrades are expected to cut the district’s energy use by almost 50 percent and reduce the school district’s annual operating costs by about $1 million. The school district will   …Continue Reading

Manufacturer Saves 50% on Energy with LED Retrofit

Linda Hardesty

Badger Meter – a manufacturer of fluid flow measurement and control products – completed a retrofit that replaced nearly 8,500 fluorescent lamps with LED products across various operations in its 315,000-sq-foot manufacturing and office facility in Milwaukee, Wis. The company wanted to save energy but also increase light levels for its nearly 500 employees in   …Continue Reading

Navigant: Falling LED Prices to Accelerate Adoption in Parking Lots, Outdoor Systems

Kirsten Korosec

As prices fall, the business case for replacing fluorescent, high-pressure sodium and metal halide lamps with LED lighting in outdoor systems will become more compelling, according to a report by Navigant Research. The report, “Outdoor and Parking Lighting Systems,” forecasts that worldwide revenue from LED lighting for outdoor and parking applications will grow from $921 million   …Continue Reading

Las Vegas Sands Properties Reduced Electricity Consumption by 47.3M kWh in 2013

Karen Henry

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Corporation released “Behind the Scenes: 2013 Sands ECO 360° Report,” an environmental impact report detailing the company’s green building approach, environmentally responsible operations, sustainable meetings program and stakeholder engagement initiatives. The report highlighted the following sustainability accomplishments among its properties and employees: One hundred and twenty sustainability-focused ideas were collected through LVS’   …Continue Reading

Dimmable LED Doesn’t Need a Dimmer

Linda Hardesty

Nanoleaf is running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its invention of a dimmable LED bulb – the Nanoleaf Bloom – that doesn’t require a dimmer. The company says with its patented technology, it has been able to transform the switching of a regular light switch into a control signal for the 75-watt replacement LED. Nanoleaf   …Continue Reading

Power-Hungry Pot Industry Has Utilities Flummoxed

Karen Henry

Washington state and Colorado are home to one of the most power-intensive industries to emerge since the data center—legalized marijuana farming. One out of every 200 W of electricity sold in Colorado is being used to fuel marijuana grow operations, according to an article from E&E Publishing’s EnergyWire. Since voters approved the production and sale   …Continue Reading

NY Hotel Saves $124,255 in First Year with LED Retrofit

Karen Henry

LED Source recently completed an LED lighting retrofit project at The Chatwal, located in Manhattan’s Theatre District. The project is part of a larger company initiative to target all hotel properties throughout the greater New York City area that could benefit from an LED lighting upgrade using the company’s Rebates and Incentives Program. The LED   …Continue Reading

Civilight Enters North American LED Market

Linda Hardesty

Civilight North America is now offering indoor LED lamps in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Civilight has three series – Architectural (highest quality), Professional (best price-performance) and Commercial (best ROI) – in PARs, BRs, linear tubes, bulbs (A19 and candelabra) and spots (MR16s and GU10s). The company also offers LED downlights for an integrated   …Continue Reading

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