Lighting

Acclaim Introduces LED Driver

Carl Weinschenk

Acclaim Lighting has introduced the AL Driver 400, a multi-protocol 400 watt driver aimed at low-voltage LEDs. The company says that the input control protocols are DMX, RDM, 0-10V and DALI. The device also has six pin terminals for PWM outputs. The AL Driver 400 supports input voltage between 100 and 277 VAC and has   …Continue Reading


Energy Performance Contracts Facilitate Big Changes for CA School District

Carl Weinschenk

The Hacienda la Puente Unified School District in Industry City is working with Schneider Electric on a six-year, four-phase project.


Jackson, MS, Replacing Lights

Carl Weinschenk

Jackson, Mississippi has announced the first phase of an energy efficiency project. The Mississippi Link says that the project is aimed at improving lighting on some city streets and city buildings while, at the same time, reducing energy use and saving operational and maintenance costs. The project will use what the story refers to as   …Continue Reading


Harristown Awarded for Work in Harrisburg, PA

Carl Weinschenk

Harristown Enterprises, which is in Harrisburg, PA, has received a rebate of more than $1.2 million from PPL Electric Utilities. The story in the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal says that the company spent almost $16.5 million on two properties in the city. The rebate will be used for downtown real estate projects, the story says.   …Continue Reading


Revolution Lighting Announces Wins

Carl Weinschenk

Revolution Lighting has won an installation project with Hibbett Sports that features installation of 73,000 LED tubes at 300 of the chain’s stores nationwide. The LEDs were trialed at Hibbett Sports’ retail store in Florida. The result was 67 percent in savings compared to the facility’s existing fluorescent lighting. The press release says that the   …Continue Reading


Wyoming Refining to Save with New Motors, LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

Wyoming Refining, which is in Newcastle, is lowering its annual electric bill by about $10,600 via installation of energy-efficient lighting and motors, according to The Wyoming Business Report. The company is receiving rebates of $10,250 from Black Hills Energy-Wyoming Electric. The work was done during a plant overall. The story says that 265 LED fixtures were installed.   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency’s Healthcare Facility Challenge

Carl Weinschenk

It is possible to cut energy use and improve the safety and comfort of patients.


Leviton Adds to Lumina Line

Carl Weinschenk

Leviton has added three wireless units to the Lumina RF line. These dimmers are aimed at the restaurant, retail store and office market and operate at 300W, 600W and 1,000W. The devices all are 3-way enabled and utilize DD00R matching remotes, the press release says. The units are built for ease of installation, according to   …Continue Reading


Finding the Right LED

Carl Weinschenk

Assessing test lab results, following regulations, employing best practices and using plain old common sense are parts of the process of selecting the most appropriate devices.


GE Shreveport Plant Finishes First Stage of Retrofit

Carl Weinschenk

General Electric’s Shreveport plant has completed the first of seven phases of AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCO) Louisiana Commercial & Industrial Solutions efficiency program. The first phase, according to ArkLaTex, focused on LED retrofits. GE replaced 280 T5HO fluorescent high bays with 140 LEDs. The expected annual savings is $32,000. The ongoing program will   …Continue Reading