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LEDs to Get Bigger Share of Market Even as Revenue Drops, Navigant Says

Karen Henry

Industry-wide transformation to LED lighting is picking up steam and is expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to a new report from Navigant Research, “Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets.” Among other things, the speed at which LEDs will replace other types of lighting will be driven by price and policy. While LED   …Continue Reading


Streetlight Retrofit in China’s Foshan City Achieves 70% Energy Savings

Karen Henry

The Utilities Department of Nanhai District, Foshan City, China, contracted with Chinese lighting company Guangdong Rongwen Energy Science and Technology to retrofit just over 14,000 LED streetlights, LEDs Magazine reports. Rongwen was tasked with providing a solution that would complement the city’s energy savings program and provide LED product procurement, construction, installation and commissioning, training,   …Continue Reading


LED Panel Light Replaces Fluorescents

Linda Hardesty

VOLT Lighting added a line of edge-lit LED panel lights to provide an energy-saving replacement for outdated fluorescent lighting. In addition to energy savings, the LEDs provide illumination that is more diffuse and evenly distributed. Another benefit is that, unlike fluorescents, these LED panels can be dimmed. The LED panels have the same width and   …Continue Reading


Noribachi Outfits Sports Facility with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi provided an LED lighting upgrade for Bucknell University’s Gerhard Fieldhouse sports facility in Lewisburg, Penn. For the project, Noribachi engineered 112 custom LED light retrofits to replace metal halide bulbs in the facility’s existing indirect light fixtures. According to a company spokeswoman, the 112 old bulbs had 1.15 kW system wattage, and with the   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Newport Bridge

Linda Hardesty

The lighting on the Claiborne Pell Bridge in Newport, RI, was retrofitted with high efficiency LEDs, which replaced the existing metal halide lighting on both the roadway and the cables. The project was completed by Rhode Island-based Energy Source. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, which manages the span, expects savings of 321,000 kWh   …Continue Reading


Several LEDs Surpass 100 Lumens per Watt

Linda Hardesty

Improvements in lighting technology for LED bulbs have increased lighting efficiency, or efficacy, according to the Energy Information Administration, which says in September of this year, several manufacturers released EnergyStar-qualified bulbs surpassing 100 lumens per watt. For comparison, traditional incandescent bulbs, which do not meet current light bulb efficiency standards and are no longer sold,   …Continue Reading


LED Project Pioneers Dimming Controls on Public Street Lighting

Linda Hardesty

A closed military base in Maine was redeveloped for civilian use, and the project included new LED street lighting with dimming capability. Pemco Holdings, in partnership with Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, completed the Brunswick Landing LED street lighting improvement project at the former Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine. The project, which pioneered the use   …Continue Reading


Eco-Shift Retrofits Panamanian Warehouse with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Eco-Shift Power signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Mbrace Energy and Farmazona to retrofit a warehouse in Panama with LED high bay lighting fixtures. The deal represents Eco-Shift Power‘s push into Latin America. The company recently acquired Sun Industries of Santa Ana, Calif., and plans to expand on Sun’s market share in the US   …Continue Reading


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


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