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Lighting and controls is a huge, constantly changing, dynamic market. The ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR lighting editorial listed below keeps current on technological innovations from LEDs, controls, and design to innovations in efficiency by traditional lighting formats. 

Last year, the International Code Council published the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), a model energy code that states and other jurisdictions can use in whole or part as their energy code. Today, many states base their commercial building energy code on the IECC.


In 2014, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to a group of scientists for their 1990s invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which enabled LEDs to generate white light.

Acuity Brand’s Trilia ceiling fixture, chosen by designer Leslie North for her home-based office, is marketed under the Winona Lighting nameplate.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly common in lamps and lighting fixtures in a range of settings. They are even beginning to dominate in some applications, including high-wattage area and streetlights.

Cree LED lighting helps create an inviting environment in the parking structure of Presence Saint Francis hospital in Evanston, Ill. The hospital benefits from the energy efficiency of the multilevel sensor in the VG Series LED luminaires, which lowers output from 100 percent to 25 percent after seven minutes of no occupancy detection.

With tens of thousands of parking garage structures containing hundreds of millions of spaces to accommodate the nation’s 135 million-plus registered passenger cars, the U.S. parking garage sector is a robust market that accounts for significant real estate in cities and towns nationwide.

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