Archives: LED

Energy Efficiency Program Saves Texas College $4.4M

Karen Henry

Midland College, in Midland, Texas, has completed construction of its multi-phased energy program with OpTerra Energy Services. The campus-wide sustainability improvements will help the college save $4.4 million in energy and operational costs over the next 15 years. Midland College partnered with OpTerra in 2012 to design and deliver an energy savings plan based on   …Continue Reading


Roadway LED Can be Dimmed

Linda Hardesty

Eaton added another energy-efficient product to its street lighting line – the Streetworks Verdeon LED roadway luminaire. An optional National Electrical Manufacturers Association 7-pin photocontrol receptacle enables wireless dimming when used with a compatible photocontrol. The product is also available with a dimming motion control option. The Verdeon provides energy savings up to 50 percent   …Continue Reading


Connected LEDs Illuminate Warehouse

Linda Hardesty

The bicycle parts distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) outfitted its new Lancaster, Pennsylvania, warehouse and distribution center with Digital Lumens‘ Intelligent LED Lighting System. The Digital Lumens system at the 122,000-sq-foot facility is comprised of smart LED-based high bay fixtures, which are fitted with integrated sensors and connected via a wireless network. The system also   …Continue Reading


LEDs Reduce Energy 84% at Arboretum

Linda Hardesty

The Morton Arboretum, an outdoor tree museum and tree research center located in Lisle, Illinois, has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout its buildings. The upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF). Prior to the upgrade, the Arboretum’s calculated annual energy consumption was 156,483 kWh. Upon completion   …Continue Reading


EarthTronics Intros LED Recessed Retrofit Downlights

Linda Hardesty

EarthTronics offers a full line of Energy Star rated LED recessed retrofit downlights in 4- and 6-inch diameters, providing 550 to 1200 lumens for architectural/décor lighting applications. The energy efficient LED recessed retrofit downlights replace popular, less proficient 4-, 5- and 6-inch aperture fixtures and produce a full flood light with a 90° beam angle.   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Mount Rushmore

Linda Hardesty

Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota has been retrofitted with a new LED lighting system that was custom designed and manufactured by Musco. The project began in January of 2013. The system needed to project light over 1,100 feet, while directing the light to illuminate the monument and not the mountain below. Advanced optic   …Continue Reading


Cree Recalls 700,000 LED T8 Tubes

Linda Hardesty

Cree is voluntarily recalling 700,000 of its LED T8 tubes, which it recently launched. A design flaw in the tubes could result in a burn hazard. Cree is cooperating with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Profeco in Mexico. Owners of the LED T8 tubes can opt for a refund or replacement   …Continue Reading


Home Depot Sells Cree LED Flood Light for $9.97

Linda Hardesty

Cree introduced its new BR30 LED flood light to replace incandescent floods. At a price of $9.97, the bulb uses 86 percent less energy and lasts 25 times longer than the incandescents it replaces. Cree BR30 LED flood lights are ENERGY STAR compliant and available at The Home Depot. The new Cree BR30 LED uses   …Continue Reading


DOE Finds Illuminance Degradation at Border Patrol Lighting Retrofit

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released an updated report on its lighting evaluation project along the US-Mexican border in Yuma, Arizona, LEDs Magazine reports. In February 2014, DOE installed six LED-based area luminaires on three poles to evaluate their performance in an environment with extreme temperatures and other environmental challenges before proceeding with   …Continue Reading


LED Market Outlook Is Bright

Karen Henry

Unit shipments of LED lamps and modules are expected to experience an overall 19 percent compound annual growth rate through 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. LED prices have declined to a point where this type of lighting is becoming the economical choice in almost every application. In commercial buildings, the shift   …Continue Reading