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Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

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There are several simple conditions under which a facility operator should consider doing a lighting retrofit, notes Bob Smith, P.E., Director, Energy Marketing Solutions, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business. Simple ones to consider include high energy rates for which a lighting retrofit can help reach a faster payback with incentives offered  … Read More

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

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At the Moorpark Unified School District in Moorpark, CA, Gary Ventsam, director of maintenance and facilities, was weighing energy savings options. The choice came down to installing solar or doing a lighting retrofit with LEDs. At one point, there had been some concerns over LED brightness, clarity, and different colors,  … Read More

Smart Devices Under Siege

Smart Devices Under Siege

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The Internet of Things seems the stuff of dreams—a matrix of interconnected devices that offers dazzling efficiencies, automated “smart building” processes, and lifestyle conveniences that anticipate our every human need. However, for some time, technology experts have warned that the interconnectedness of devices could also pose security problems. And a  … Read More

When Are Lighting Retrofits a No-Brainer?

When Are Lighting Retrofits a No-Brainer?

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According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2012, the commercial sector—commercial and institutional buildings and public streets and highways—consumed about 274 billion kWh for lighting. This was about 21% of commercial sector electricity used.  … Read More

Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate to Make Smart, Connected Lighting a Reality

Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate to Make Smart, Connected Lighting a Reality

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Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with NuLEDs™, Inc., a leader in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems, aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected. The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering including Eaton’s complete portfolio of PoE-enabled light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and  … Read More

Shedding Light on Planned Obsolescence

Shedding Light on Planned Obsolescence

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There’s an incandescent light bulb at a California fire station that has burned since 1901, exceeding one million hours in service, and earning a Guinness Book record for the world’s longest-burning bulb. It’s an illumination anomaly.

Prior to 1924, incandescent bulbs were engineered to last upwards of 2,500 hours. Today, however,  … Read More



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