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Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

As a lighting consultant for DNV GL I am frequently asked “what is the next big thing after LED?” While this is a worthy question, it is disconnected from the reality of the current lighting market. A 2015 study by the Department of Energy found ...

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Is the CFL era over? Rapid changes in the Residential Lighting Market

Since early 2012, when the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) began to have an impact on the presence of traditional incandescent general purpose lamps in retail stores, the residential lighting market has undergone rapid changes. Before the ...

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Advanced Lighting Controls – Market Feedback Required

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It is no secret that utilities are exploring ways to diversify their energy efficiency portfolios. One of the major trends right now is the movement away from offering only widget-based programs to encourage ...

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We're hitting program savings goals, now what?

We're hitting program savings goals, now what?

Many states across the country jumped on the energy efficiency bandwagon about five or ten years ago, and the results since have been impressive.  For example, in 2006, Illinois and Michigan ranked 26th and 33rd respectively in ACEEE’s energy effi ...

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The top 5 challenges and opportunities of implementing a midstream program

When I was the C&I portfolio manager at ComEd, we launched a midstream lighting program in the Spring of 2010.  Over the next four years, ComEd’s midstream program offer would evolve to become one of the most successful program offers ever lau ...

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Moving beyond lighting to achieve energy efficiency program savings in a significant industrial customer base

Moving beyond lighting to achieve energy efficiency program savings in a significant industrial customer base

Energy efficiency programs can move beyond lighting and find significant savings from the utility’s large C&I customers.  As an earlier blog post mentioned, LEDs have drawn the focus of lighting away from fluorescent and HID technologies, maki ...

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Utilities: It’s time to transform your lighting program

Utilities: It’s time to transform your lighting program

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Utility energy efficiency programs have relied heavily on lighting projects to meet energy savings goals. But with the phase-out of CFLs and other low-cost program mainstays, will lighting projects lose thei ...

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Lights, Lights, and More Lights….Camera, Action

Lights, Lights, and More Lights….Camera, Action

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Were you one of the 43 million people who tuned in to watch the Oscars on Sunday? If so, you may have noticed the fabulous stage lighting. It was truly fabulous. I counted 1,200 lamps in individual rings wit ...

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