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Hiking Trails Lit with Solar Powered LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Sol recently completed the installation of commercial solar outdoor lights along the Maria Ygnacia Creek Trail, a 3.22-mile path in Goleta, Calif., popular with pedestrians and cyclists. The solar LED lighting was installed by the County of Santa Barbara along a 1,750-foot portion of the trail. The latest installation brings the total of solar lights   …Continue Reading


Cree Offers LED for Fluorescent Replacement

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its LS Series linear LED is designed to replace the millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. The LED comes with multiple mounting options and lumen packages and can reduce energy consumption by more than 25 percent (calculated against a fluorescent two-lamp fixture – with lamp and   …Continue Reading


Walmart Migrates Toward LEDs

Energy Manager Today Staff

Walmart is to purchase GE LED ceiling lights for over 100 new stores and remodels in 2014 in the US, Asia and Latin America, and its Asda locations in the United Kingdom. The new fixtures will use 40 percent less energy than lighting sources historically used in stores, and will help further the retailer’s goal   …Continue Reading


Lighting Strategies Detailed

Energy Manager Today Staff

Daylighting, adding individual controls or simply just choosing the correct lamp are all examples of energy efficient lighting strategies that forward-thinking businesses have implemented, reports Buildings. If a building is in line for a structural retrofit, it could be useful to consider making better use of the cheapest, lighting source: the sun. This can be done   …Continue Reading


High-Bay LEDs Come Into Their Own

Linda Hardesty

In 2013 several high-bay LED products were launched that provide exceptional quality in a price range that allows for acceptable paybacks from energy savings, according to Navigant Research, which predicts the high-bay lighting market is set for a rapid shift, similar to the shift toward LED lighting that has already begun in commercial buildings. The   …Continue Reading


Cree 8000-Lumen LED Module Enables Complete Replacement of Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using 63 percent of the power and lasting three times as long. The LMH2 LED Module addresses high-ceiling, high-lumen applications to replace 150-watt CMHs in spaces such as convention centers, airports, auditoriums and shopping malls.


LED Bulb Efficiency Improves as Cost Declines

Linda Hardesty

Although the initial purchase price is higher for more efficient technologies than for traditional bulbs, significant savings are achieved over the life of the bulb, according to the US Energy Information Administration. LED lighting technologies have been advancing rapidly with projections for further improvements, resulting in lower cost, increased reliability, and reduced energy consumption. By   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Linda Hardesty

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) installed Zinnia LED lighting fixtures by Journée Lighting, featuring General Electric’s Infusion LED Modules. MOCA replaced traditional 75-watt PAR halogen lamps with more than 450 new Zinnia luminaires outfitted with the Infusion LED Modules, offering a color rendering index of 90; a 2700K color temperature; and a dramatic   …Continue Reading


Carmanah Buys SOL for $7.5M

Linda Hardesty

Solar company Carmanah Technologies has a signed a letter of intent to buy SOL, a privately-owned, Florida-based company, specializing in commercial outdoor LED lighting powered by solar energy. Based on Carmanah’s current trading price, the total value of the transaction is about Canadian $7.5 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions   …Continue Reading


Food Distributor Deploys LED Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Frialsa, a distributor of chilled and frozen products across Mexico, has deployed Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System technology across 10 facilities, covering nearly one million square feet of space. The company says it is saving 80 percent on lighting energy use across the multi-site deployment. The Digital Lumens system is also providing detailed data   …Continue Reading


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