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Streetlamp Retrofits Are Lighting Up the LED Market

Karen Henry

The LED retrofit market is at the beginning of a huge upward swing, according to an article in Forbes. IHS Technology reports that of the 140 million streetlights installed worldwide, just over 13 percent are LEDs, and that percentage is expected to jump to almost 65 percent by 2020. Although LEDs cost three to four   …Continue Reading


Veterans Affairs to Save $880,000 Per Year After Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Energy Systems Group has been awarded a $7.8 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to implement an energy savings program at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The VAPAHCS operates nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes. This ESPC program will provide the VAPAHCS with two   …Continue Reading


Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Greenhouse

Karen Henry

To help gardening businesses reduce their energy use and save money—regardless of the season—Michigan State University Extension outlined some common energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be used in the greenhouse. Heaters that are 93–95 percent efficient are now available, and installing one of these can save a gardening business up to 45 percent   …Continue Reading


Veeco Helps Lower Cost of LEDs

Karen Henry

Veeco Instruments has introduced the TurboDisc EPIK700 Gallium Nitride Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system. The product was designed to help lower manufacturing costs for light emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting applications. Based on Veeco’s TurboDisc technology, the EPIK700 MOCVD system enables customers to achieve a cost per wafer savings of up to   …Continue Reading


Cree LED Fits Halogen MR16 Sockets

Linda Hardesty

Cree’s new MR16 Series LED lamps are designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets of traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamps. With a suggested retail price of $25, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are designed to meet Energy Star qualification to deliver a rapid payback of   …Continue Reading


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


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