Considerations for Planning an LED Lighting Retrofit

| Lighting can be an easy route to cost and energy savings. Reducing the amount of wattage used correspondingly reduces your utility bill. Maintenance costs can also be decreased with the installation of efficient lighting. “Retrofits come and go with the cost of energy,” observes Bill O’Connell, technical sales manager for Ledvance LLC. With the prices ... READ MORE

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

| 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 by the utility to “buy-down” the cost of the installation, which... ... READ MORE

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

| 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, he points out. ... READ MORE

Smart Devices Under Siege

| 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 few weeks ago, it did. ... READ MORE

When Are Lighting Retrofits a No-Brainer?

| 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

| 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 NuLEDs’ drivers, software, sensors and ... READ MORE

Shedding Light on Planned Obsolescence

| 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, their flicker typically fades ... READ MORE

Eaton’s LED Luminaire Named an Edison Awards Winner

| Power management company Eaton today announced that its Metalux™ SkyRidge™ light-emitting diode (LED) with Integrated Sensor Control System has been named a 2016 Bronze award winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. “It’s exciting to see ... READ MORE

Vanderbilt University to Enhance Energy Efficiency with Eaton’s Advanced Ephesus LED Lighting System

| Power management company Eaton today announced that the home field of the Vanderbilt University men’s baseball team, Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee, has installed an advanced light-emitting diode (LED) system designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. The Commodores opened their season under the ... READ MORE

The Blue Light Blues and Biophilic Lighting

| Light not only illuminates our environment, but studies show that it also regulates human physiological processes by influencing a variety of subconscious functions such as sleep, mood, concentration, melatonin synthesis, and mental health. And it does so with the help of the retina. The retina, a thin neural sheet at the back of the eye, ... READ MORE