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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. 

Solid-state lighting, such as light-emitting diode (LED) technology, promises significant short-term opportunities, notably in the retrofit market. However, many industry stakeholders are concerned about long-term risks LEDs present as they continue to gain acceptance.


GE's Bright Stik, which it bills as a CFL replacement

Today, GE posted a satirical break-up letter addressed to the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). The company is moving the focus of its consumer lighting business to the light-emitting diode (LED) lamp.

Multifunctional sensors, networked wireless controls accessible from mobile devices, and, yes, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are trends that picked up steam this year. These interconnected technologies will be transformational for the electrical contractor (EC).

While street lighting improves traffic safety by enabling pedestrians and motorists to see each other, it also contributes to aesthetics. Landscape lighting enhances security and accents special features to create a unique atmosphere for outdoor events.

More on Lighting

 
Retiring the Light

Building owners interested in entertaining a lighting upgrade proposal often are interested in an energy-saving retrofit, but they may actually need a redesign that saves energy and improves lighting quality.


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Day-Brite Capri Omega Lighting Institute To Hold Office Spaces Seminar

Day-Brite Capri Omega (DCO) Lighting Institute will offer a seminar on office spaces at its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified facility (LEED-CI), which is designed to educate visitors about the importance of good lighting and highlight the importance of energy conservati


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Studies in Savings

Real-world experiments to reduce electricity costs by automatically reducing peak demand provide information that can be used to convince end-users these measures lead to significant monetary savings. California


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BU Creates Next Generation Wireless Network

According to Boston University (BU), its College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to develop the next generation of wireless communications technology based on visible light instead of radio waves.


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Are You Ready?

Although the construction market is down, manufacturers are going full steam, developing new labor-saving lighting technologies.


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Safeguarding Against Shattering

Metal halide lamps occasionally fail "non-passively" at end of life, which may cause hot quartz elements to be ejected from the light fixture, presenting a fire risk.


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Landscape Lighting

Residential landscape lighting design is a rapidly growing business that is transforming the way people think about the space surrounding their homes. No longer is landscaping limited to one neatly trimmed hedge, one manicured lawn, and one glaring flood light on the garage.


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