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. 

As energy-saving automatic lighting controls become more popular for retrofit options in existing buildings, electrical contractors may find themselves in a position of estimating energy savings to justify owner investment.


Roughly 70 million U.S. street and roadway lighting fixtures—estimated to be a $200–300 million market—represent big business for electrical contractors, especially as this application increasingly converts to light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

A large majority of commercial building energy codes in the United States are based on either the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 energy standard or the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) model code. Both feature increasingly stringent requirements for lighting controls.

Federal ballast energy regulations took effect Nov. 14, 2014, and they primarily affect the availability of T12 electronic, sign and residential-only ballasts.


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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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