Incandescent Lamp Shipments Wane During Q2 ’13

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

via LightNow Shipments of traditional A-line incandescent lamps, as measured by NEMA’s lamp shipment index, decreased for the third consecutive quarter in Q2 2013, reaching a low point for the series. Second quarter activity showed a decline of 8.6% from the previous quarter. Moreover, the index fell by 20.6% on a year-over-year basis. Compact fluorescent | Read More

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DOE to facilitate new investment in energy efficiency lighting

June 5th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

The newly appointed Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz announced  five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Today’s LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional | Read More

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First Energy Backpedals on Rebates

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March 27th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates | No Comments

FirstEnergy Corp.’s compact fluorescent light bulb program is back, but this time it’s up to consumers to call the company to receive them. FirstEnergy is also preparing to give direct subsidies to retail stores in the region that sell CFL bulbs, expand cash rebates to consumers who turn in old appliances and offer incentives to small | Read More

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When Did Using Less Energy Become Un-American?

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Featured | 3 Comments

With the unexpected consternation about the new light bulb regulations, it feels that doing something positive for the country has denigrated into political fodder.

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LEDs Make Their Move As 100-watt Phaseout Nears

CFL may be the popular solution now, but the real future of home lighting may be in LED
May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Lighting companies are unveiling the first LEDs (light emitting diodes) that produce the same amount of light as the 100-watt traditional incandescent that will be phased out nationwide in January. California-based Switch Lighting debuted its newest LED Tuesday at the 2011 Lightfair International Trade Show in Philadelphia. The bulb will cost a little more than | Read More

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Something You Should Know: EISA Act of 2007

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February 17th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Let’s get you up to speed: the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 (EISA) is a federal law aimed at the reduction of energy consumption, reduced dependence on foreign oil and strategies for addressing global climate change. A portion of the EISA act relates to the use of of metal halide probe start ballasts for | Read More

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Federal Trade Commission Sheds Light on Deceptively Labeled LED Bulbs

Left, two low-energy consumption bulbs and a traditional light bulb.
October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 5 Comments

While lighting companies are busy reporting advances in LED technology, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers that not all LED products will live up to their bright expectations. After a course of independent testing, the Federal Trade Commission has filed its first case challenging LED marketing claims. The FTC launched a suit against Lights | Read More

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Better Use of Light Bulb Act is Not Better

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

In response to the ‘Better Use of Light Bulb Act’, which was introduced in September by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently reaffirmed its commitment to support the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 2007). The proposed BULB Act would repeal parts of EISA 2007, which currently supports efforts to | Read More

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New Life for Old Fixtures

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 4 Comments

As the range for lighting options expands, compact fluorescent bulbs are contending directly with LED technology to become the number one resource of home environment energy-efficient lighting. Developers who focus on lighting design work will have to expand their technology to adapt to the continued development of lighting options. In an interview with The New | Read More

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2011: Lamps Boast Lighting Facts

July 7th, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

As consumers, it is sometimes difficult to compare traditional incandescent lamps to more efficient lamps, such as compact fluorescents. The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that by 2011, new labeling on light bulb packaging will help shoppers select the most efficient bulbs to fit their lighting needs. The label, featured on the front of the | Read More

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