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Lighting

 

 

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. 

Validation for SSL costs come in all sorts of ways, including the need for less copper wire.

If your sales pitch regarding light-emitting diode (LED) technology is that it lasts forever, uses less power and is cheaper to operate, keep going. Establishing the rate of return on investment (ROI) for solid-state lighting (SSL) is more varied and expansive than you might think.


While lighting control technology has proven to be a great means for reducing energy consumption, saving energy costs, and enhancing user satisfaction within a lighted space, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing.

Why lighting professionals matter


Lighting upgrades have long been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to cut a building’s energy use. Efficiency requirements are making some of these projects a necessity, as, for example, replacement T12 fluorescent lamps disappear from the market.

At the Greenbuild conference in November 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the fourth generation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

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What Retailers Want
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As an electrical contractor, you may feel like you’re walking a tightrope when selecting and installing lighting systems for modern retail stores. You want to provide retailers’ desired look and feel while meeting their requirements for long life and operating efficiency within budget.

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Pros Embrace Design Challenges of Lighting an Ancient Building
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Having lit a large stuffed elephant in Wisconsin, and a three-story high wooden one in New Jersey, CLI was then called upon to light a resident goat in a full-scale reproduction of an 1100 B.C. Iron Age house in Canaan.

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Components of the Glass Fiber Optics
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Glass fiber optics lighting is composed of three compatible parts. First-time users should consult with a qualified supplier to create a bill of materials. A light source: (called an illuminator or projector) is conveniently located in a readily accessible place for relamping.

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Cleaning Fixtures Can Save 10 Percent in Lighting
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Final results of a four-year landmark building lighting study by the National Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) provides a roadmap for achieving potential savings of 10 percent of the lighting costs or more––or from $2.7 billion to $3.6 billion in savings annually––for many build

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Sportslighting - A Simple Approach
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The next time you drive by an outdoor sports field, notice that each floodlight has a unique combination of rotation and tilt angles.

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Emergency Lighting Technology Evolves to Save Lives
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Fires take the lives of thousands of people each year. In 1998 and 1999 alone, 4,035 and 3,570 civilian fire deaths occurred in the United States.

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Dramatizing New Warehouse Lighting Technology's Benefits
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Here’s something lots of good salespeople know: In order to be truly persuasive, you’ve got to put the benefits out front, and forcefully show your prospects what your proposal can do for them.

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