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What's New In Energy Efficiency

New Year, New Federal Standards—What 2018 Has in Store for the Fluorescent Lamp

New U.S. Department of Energy standards require that all General Service Fluorescent Lamps (GSFL) manufactured after Jan. 26 meet increased standards for efficacy, or lumens per watt, to encourage the adoption of high-efficiency lighting products. This change will have significant impact on the 32-watt linear fluorescent T8 lamp, which is among the most common fixture …

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Technology Corner: Past, Present and Future

Lighting technology, and how trade allies use and understand it, has come a long way since NWTAN was founded in 2007. The first issue of Light Source was published in 2008 to engage trade allies in learning more about energy efficient lighting technologies. In our first year, we touted our workshops, and featured stories about …

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Luminaire-Integrated Controls

Below is Craig DiLouie, LC’s contribution to the March 2017 issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The lighting controls revolution features three notable trends promoting integration of control with light. The latest commercial building energy codes promote complex control schemes. The LED source is highly controllable. And sensors and microprocessors have become miniaturized. Just as …

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