Most parking garages are drab cubes of gray concrete; people don’t usually expect them to add much to a cityscape. However, the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., had different ideas when building the Skyline Garage.
The City of Birmingham, Ala., announced a new project designed to upgrade its current public parking garage lighting to energy-efficient, connected light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. The retrofits are expected to save about $375,000 per year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recognizes and promotes products that satisfy a high performance standard while saving energy. Created in 1992, the voluntary labeling program now covers a broad range of products, including lamps and residential luminaires.
As performance increases and costs decline, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is poised to become the predominant light source in the United States. Meanwhile, adoption of integrated advanced lighting controls continues to grow.
When people think of the low-carbon economy and the multiple technologies in place that are fueling the growth of green, it is likely that most of them would point to wind and solar as the two most significant and influential drivers of the trend.
In March, I attended a Central Arizona Chapter International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) meeting. A discussion ensued about the growing number of improperly installed and uncertified light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit lighting kits.
The World Wide Web connects 10 billion devices and counting into a global network. Any network-enabled device can establish a link to the internet, raising the potential to join building systems appliances and more.
A marriage is happening. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and controls may soon be inseparable. While popular in offices, the combined benefits of efficiency, lower cost and building-operation analysis are extending to other workspaces.
Demand for wiring and cabling is expected to grow in the months and years ahead. Low-voltage applications for light-emitting diode (LED) technology and fiber optic cabling within the power-generation and telecommunications industries will help drive this market.
Be it for selection, verification or refinement, a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting installation demonstration is a useful step in ensuring your choices meet the customer’s desires, needs and requirements. While LEDs are ubiquitous in today’s marketplace, they are constantly advancing.
For the ease light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can offer in providing an effective, low-draw and energy-efficient lighting solution, the considerations to their use are many. The best service you can provide is a bit of mythbusting regarding true LED end-of-life.
The market for light-emitting diode (LED) products and technology is more attractive than ever because of energy-conservation concerns and lower maintenance costs. Until now the cost wasn’t attractive enough for broad appeal.
With cities and utilities worldwide upgrading to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting for streets and outdoor areas, owners and installers wonder when they will build in the controls for smart-city applications.