Archives: LED

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


General Dynamics Works with Utility to Reduce 2M kWh Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Engineers with General Dynamics Mission Systems are teaming up with the utility Eversource Energy to improve the energy efficiency at the company’s 870,000-sq-foot facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The two companies began work last fall, developing and implementing a multi-year plan to reduce the energy used for lighting, heating and cooling operations at the facility by   …Continue Reading


DOE Awards Nearly $8.2M for LED/OLED Lighting Development

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department is funding nine research and development projects to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development and manufacturing. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality LED and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products to reduce overall US energy consumption. DOE-funded R&D looks to increase the efficiency of today’s LEDs by an   …Continue Reading


Boston’s Liberty Hotel Retrofits ‘Back of the House’ with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

To save energy at its hotel with nearly 300 guest rooms and three dining spots, Boston’s Liberty Hotel has retrofitted its back of the house operation with ThinkLite energy efficient LED lighting. EnerNOC conducted the efficiency initiative at The Liberty Hotel. ThinkLite’s technology allowed EnerNOC to use the existing fluorescent light fixtures and simply retrofit   …Continue Reading


DOE Names Winners of LED Design Competition

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation Luminaires design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting. The competition is sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers to promote excellence in the design of LED commercial lighting fixtures, or “luminaires.” Twelve entries were   …Continue Reading


Dartmouth Upgrades Field House Lighting with Digital Lumens

Linda Hardesty

Dartmouth College has upgraded the lighting in its newly renovated Leverone Field House to the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System, achieving NCAA-required lighting levels and reducing lighting energy use by 75 percent. The existing 1,000-Watt metal halide fixtures were replaced with LED high bay fixtures in the 91,000-sq-foot facility. The Dartmouth LED system also   …Continue Reading


LEDs Facilitate Retail Shopping Applications

Linda Hardesty

Acuity Brands recently acquired the patent portfolio of ByteLight and has announced the commercial availability of its lighting-based ByteLight services for indoor positioning in retail stores. Lighting-based indoor positioning services take advantage of LEDs as a vehicle for embedded technology that provides shoppers with store information via an opt-in a retailer’s loyalty app. Shoppers use   …Continue Reading


Orion Energy Systems Wins LED Retrofit with VA

Linda Hardesty

Orion Energy Systems received a contract award of about $700,000 from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Virginia. Orion is upgrading the location’s fluorescent fixtures with its patented LED Troffer Retrofit product. Orion Energy also installed its exterior product, the ISON LED area light. The company says the contract is just the latest from the VA   …Continue Reading