December 2015: Lighting Special Report


Lighting an iconic Ferris wheel is not an electrical contractor’s usual task. However, Briggs Electric...

Multifunctional sensors, networked wireless controls accessible from mobile devices, and, yes, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are...

While street lighting improves traffic safety by enabling pedestrians and motorists to see each other,...

The 24-hour lighting scheme demonstration room at the Lighting Research Center provides cycled electric lighting. Shown here are cool, high light levels during the day.

Light doesn’t only serve as the basis of vision. It can influence behavior and how...

With an estimated 1–2 billion fluorescent sockets installed in commercial, industrial, institutional and retail applications...

Bosch FL12 12V battery work light has 10 high-intensity LEDs.

The Light-emitting diode (LED) seems to be everywhere, including in tiny keychain flashlights, conventional flashlights...

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| December 2015
A major part of the National Electrical Contractors Association’s (NECA) mission is to shine a light on the importance of apprenticeship programs.

| December 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has had general industry and shipyard standards regulating work in confined spaces for years.

These city parking garage LEDs reduced energy use by 75 percent.
| December 2015
While many businesses and households have embraced light-emitting diodes (LEDs), Columbia, Mo., is on a mission to “light the city” with LEDs.

| December 2015
In the nationwide drive for a cleaner energy mix, efficiency continues to take on an expanding role.

| December 2015
The energy-efficiency community is finding it harder to obtain high rates of return on energy-efficient upgrades.