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Archive for November, 2019

Federal Dollars Pushing Commercial Efficiency: L-Prize Update

The Department of Energy wants to significantly stimulate the efficiency of commercial lighting products. A decade ago, their original Lighting Prize revolutionized screw-in bulbs. Now the current competition is even more ambitious: a multi-year project with serious money, hoping “to unlock the … future of illumination in commercial and institutional buildings.” It’s come along since [ ...

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Don’t Just “Go LED”: Status on Commercial LED fixtures


LEDs are not all the same. The range of efficiency is surprisingly wide. We were talking recently to a colleague about lighting options for his office. He was shocked to learn that there were differences in efficiency. He thought “just going LED” was sufficient. It’s a widely-held misconception at this stage in the LED revolution. This is why, when we hear someone proudly proclaim “we went …

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