Border States Electric, Fargo, N.D., has a handy guide on its Supply Chain Solutions blog by Keeley Mahoney, lighting and energy solutions specialist. In it Mahoney breaks down some of the misconceptions about brightness and color temperature and why sometimes a customer will consider light too bright in once application when further questions reveal it’s really the quality of the light, not the quantity, that is causing the trouble....More
On July 1, 2014, the new California Title 24, Part 6 of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which covers lighting controls and other electrical equipment, process and HVAC equipment, and window treatment, will go into effect....More
Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting, published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), looks to establish success criteria for pedestrian lighting design and offer ways designers can satisfy those criteria by applying solid-state-lighting solutions....More
The U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Alliance is supporting the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign, which to date has helped more than 100 U.S. businesses and organizations with planning or installing energy efficient lighting in their parking lots and garages....More
A new study out this month from the Mayors Climate Protection Center, prepared for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) that met in Washington, D.C., last week, found that 54% of cities that responded to the survey are targeting outdoor lighting for improved energy efficiency or reduced energy consumption. The study, prepared in cooperation with Philips, covered 288 cities throughout the United States....More
More than half of all the light sources in our country’s offices, classrooms, and other commercial spaces are linear fluorescent tubes, which can be found in a range of fixtures, including 2 ft × 4 ft, 2 ft × 2 ft, and 1 ft × 4 ft troffers....More
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) recently unveiled "American National Standard Practice for Office Lighting (ANSI/IES RP-1-12)," the latest in a continuing series of IES Recommended Practices for lighting practitioners....More
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased in the first quarter of 2013 following a 3.4 gain in the fourth quarter of 2012, growing 5.4% on a quarter-to-quarter basis and by 3.8% on a year-over-year basis...More
If you’re an electrical engineer striving to earn the highest salary possible, a move to California may be in your future — considering the fact that six of the top 10 highest paying cities for electrical engineers just happen to fall within that state’s borders.
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Download these Frequently Asked Questions, sponsored by Westex to learn more about FR Clothing. These FAQs discuss the benefits of arc rated clothing and how NFPA 70E applies.
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Facility Managers Turn to Smart Meters to Comply with LEED v4
With the introduction of LEED v4, facility managers face tougher metering requirements. In response, they are turning to advanced energy "smart meters" to easily access more granular energy data when measuring and verifying their building's energy consumption....More
The electrical industry spends hours participating in training in order to understand the revisions found in the 2014 NEC that will enhance electrical safety for our community. Electrical code revisions also serve as a significant catalyst that enables investment,...More
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