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Continuing Education: The Lifeblood of Electrical Contractors Including Lighting Installers
In this guest editorial, Capital TriState a continuing education firm for electrical contractors, argues that the increasingly complex work of electrical contractors including lighting installers…
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After 18 great years, we're wrapping up the sites...

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. "The compounds" were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs…

London Bridges to Get Signify LED Lighting Along with Control and Monitoring Service

Each year there are about 200 million crossings over the 15 bridges going to and from London. By 2022, up to 15 of these bridges will be illuminated with LED lighting from Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting. Signify reported that the Illuminated River Foundation awarded it the contract to…

Cree Launches FLEX Series LED Specification Troffers

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the FLEX Series LED Specification Troffer. The company claims that the FLEX Series troffers give architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom. Cree points to U.S. Department of Energy finding that about 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial…

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Carmanah Receives USD$1 Million Outdoor Illumination Order from Mexico

Carmanah of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, reports that Mexican officials have ordered nearly USD$1 million of Carmanah’s EG-series of solar outdoor lighting for a project. According to Carmanah, the new standalone EG-series solar outdoor lights, met all performance requirements and provided the necessary economics. The series boasts a lower capital …

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Energy Star Lamps V 1.0 Specification Discussed

The 2011 calender year has brought significant changes to Energy Star. On October 21, the EPA released Energy Star Draft 1 of the Lamps V 1.0 specification. The new specification merged the previous specifications into a technology neutral specification to replace the existing specifications for CFLs, Integral LED Lamps, and …

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Energy Star Manufacturers Reminded to Submit Qualified Product Unit Shipment Annual Report

The EPA reminded all ENERGY STAR manufacturing partners about the required annual report of their qualified product unit shipment data. EPA collects unit shipment data to determine the market penetration of the ENERGY STAR products to evaluate the program’s performance. The data collection deadline is March 31 of each year. …

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Gamma Scientific Laboratory Receives NVLAP Accreditation

Gamma Scientific, has reportedly been awarded accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program under the Energy Efficient Lighting Products Program (NVLAP Lab Code 200823-0). The accreditation includes LM-79 accreditation for Solid State Lighting Luminaires – Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy), and Solid State Lighting Luminaires -Luminous Intensity Measurements. The …

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