Archives: LED

Orion Wins School District Contracts, Increases Chances for Incentives

Carl Weinschenk

Several school districts nationwide have recently reduced their maintenance cost and energy use while improving the quality of light in the classroom and becoming eligible for higher rebates and incentives by installing energy efficient retrofit lighting platforms. Orion Energy Systems, a manufacturer of retrofit lighting platforms, says its lighting solutions have been installed in the   …Continue Reading


Washington City Saves, Drives Efficiencies with LED Streetlights

Carl Weinschenk

West Richmond, WA, recently replaced 1,097 streetlights with Autobahn LED luminaries from Acuity Brands, according to Equipment World. The transition enables energy use to be reduced by more than 60 percent and, according to the story, increases illumination and addresses “dark sky” conditions. The city simultaneously installed Acuity’s ROAM wireless monitoring system that enables the   …Continue Reading


Orion Energy Introduces LED Troffer Retrofit

Linda Hardesty

Orion Energy Systems launched its new High Lumen LED APOLLO Troffer Retrofit and 19 new LED products for commercial, industrial and retail facilities. The High Lumen LED APOLLO Troffer Retrofit is available in 7000 (2×2 and 2×4) and 9000 (2×4) lumen packages, expanding its use to now include broader retail and education applications. The troffer retrofit   …Continue Reading


UMD Performing Arts Center Will Achieve 80% Energy Savings with LED Retrofit

Karen Henry

The University of Maryland (UMD) Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC) will achieve an estimated 80 percent energy savings as the result of an LED wall washer retrofit. The project included replacing 87 halogen lamps lining the CSPAC’s atrium with LED modules. The primary goals of the retrofit were to maintain the visual appearance of   …Continue Reading


Community College Nets $80K in Lighting Rebates

Linda Hardesty

San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) chose Cree energy efficient LED lighting for its campus along with Cree SmartCast technology. The college upgraded its administrative offices with the LED lights and controls and is now consuming up to 75 percent less lighting energy. The college also received over $80,000 in rebates for the project. The   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Installs LED Streetlights, Wireless Controls for Town

Linda Hardesty

Ameresco completed an LED streetlighting and control project for the City of West Richland, Washington. The project team converted 1,097 high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights to energy efficient LED luminaires and installed a wireless monitoring and control system. The new LED streetlights are expected to reduce the system’s annual electricity consumption by 61 percent, saving the   …Continue Reading


St. Helens Oregon Selects Ameresco for Energy Savings Performance Contract

Linda Hardesty

The City of St. Helens, Oregon, selected Ameresco for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to upgrade 915 high-pressure sodium streetlights to LEDs. Ameresco will audit, design and implement the project and assist with securing the financing. Ameresco will also identify other efficiency, utility maintenance and infrastructure improvements. The city’s electric utility, Columbia River PUD,   …Continue Reading


Hubbell Launches Parking Garage LED

Linda Hardesty

Hubbell Lighting launched a commercial grade LED parking garage and canopy luminaire – the Beacon Products’ Orbeon. With Beacon Products’ optional Beaconnect Lighting Control technology, energy cost can be reduced by up to 80 percent, says the company. The small size Orbeon at 4.5” x 5.3“ x 11.25“ utilizes high-powered LEDs, precise optical control and features   …Continue Reading


Linear, Low-Bay/High-Bay LEDs Have Greatest Market Potential

Karen Henry

Linear and low-bay/high-bay LEDs are the most fertile ground for future energy savings in lighting, according to a new report from the US Department of Energy (DOE). The report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, investigates the current US market adoption and resulting energy savings of LEDs in 10 common white-light applications: A-type,   …Continue Reading


Cree, Epistar Sign LED Chip Patent Cross-License Agreement

Linda Hardesty

Cree signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement with Epistar, a chip innovator and manufacturer of LEDs that are used by lighting companies. The agreement relating to LED chips is intended to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad and substantial LED chip patent portfolios   …Continue Reading