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Kimco Spends $8M to Upgrade Shopping Center Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Kimco Realty, a publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood shopping centers, is embarking on a nationwide program to reduce energy consumption of its exterior lighting. The Illumi-Nation program will first launch in Kimco’s Western region. The company plans to invest about $8 million over the next year to overhaul lighting systems at more than   …Continue Reading


Civilight Releases LED Portfolio for North America

Linda Hardesty

Civilight North America is now in volume production with its portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market. These LED lamps were initially developed for the European market. Civilight’s products are offered in three series – Architectural, Professional and Commercial. Civilight offers six standard lamp families, and within these families, it offers three series. MR16   …Continue Reading


Cornell Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED

Linda Hardesty

Cornell University selected Ephesus Lighting to install its LEDs at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school’s Ithaca, NY campus. The project, commencing throughout the 2014-15 academic year, will require only 612 Ephesus LED fixtures to replace the 750+ metal halide fixtures currently in use. The conversion to the maintenance-free system is   …Continue Reading


Cree SC5 Technology Platform Doubles LED Light Output

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its new SC5 Technology Platform with Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs can reduce system costs by up to 40 percent in most lighting applications. The SC5 Technology Platform doubles the lumens out of a single LED and significantly reduces thermal, mechanical and optical costs at the system level. It is built on Cree’s   …Continue Reading


Noribachi Completes Lighting Retrofit for TSA

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi completed one of the largest LED retrofit projects of an existing building in the US for the 29-year-old Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters. The TSA project was a three-year, four-phase project focused on its 550,000-sq-foot building and parking garage. The agency is on track to save $550,000 in 2014 electrical expenses, which exceeds forecasts, due   …Continue Reading


DOE Wants 75% Increase in LED Lumens per Watt

Linda Hardesty

The US Energy Department is offering $10 million to support research, development and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies, both LED and OLED. Today, available LED technology is about 150 lumens per watt; DOE’s target is 250 lumens per watt – a 75 percent increase. The funding opportunity is open to applications in the following   …Continue Reading


DOE Recognizes Oregon Cities, Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy recognized the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Ore., as well as the Portland Public School District for reducing their energy use. As Better Buildings Challenge partners, they have committed to reduce the energy use in ten million square feet of building space by 20 percent over the next decade. The   …Continue Reading


Inventors of Blue LED Win Nobel Prize

Linda Hardesty

Shuji Nakamura (pictured), Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of the blue LED. The Nobel committee said the innovation “has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.” IHS Technology says the invention of blue LEDs was a game changer that led to the creation of   …Continue Reading


NRG Stadium Retrofits with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

NRG Stadium in Houston is illuminating its field with an array of LED lights that will use 60 percent less energy than the lighting they replaced. NRG Energy and stadium officials hired Musco Lighting to engineer the custom lighting system, which draws 337 kW at full power, 60 percent less than the stadium’s previous light   …Continue Reading


GaN-on-Silicon LED Recognized by Lighting Society

Linda Hardesty

LatticePower’s new GaN-on-Silicon PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. Lattice Power says growing GaN material on a silicon substrate has been a vexing problem for the industry as a result of the material lattice mismatch and thermal expansion mismatch between   …Continue Reading


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