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2018 Energy Trends: Connected Lighting is the Future (Part 2)

2018 Energy Trends: Connected Lighting is the Future (Part 2)

For my last post, we explored two emerging trends in connected lighting that will define 2018. Standardization around a protocol, like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), will help simply installation and allay interoperability fears. And, once the gener ...

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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehicle ...

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Peering into the Crystal Ball – Smart Lighting Solutions and the Internet of Things

Peering into the Crystal Ball – Smart Lighting Solutions and the Internet of Things

My previous post we examined the fascinating concept of vertical farming and LEDs bridging the gap on artificial lighting. Let's now look at the future and the major advantages of networked lighting control systems. My call for action is this - utili ...

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Science Reality - Growing Food Without the Sun!

Science Reality - Growing Food Without the Sun!

And now for something completely different. Last blog we examined wireless advantages to lighting Going Wireless - A Practical Solution, now I want to turn focus onto a specific area of interest in lighting. Growing food without the sun sounds like s ...

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Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

My previous blog delved into Explaining the Jargon Behind the Internet of Things; in this post I am going to explore how advances in wireless technology are making Smart Lighting Solutions viable to the retrofit market. The U.S. Energy Information Ag ...

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The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems

The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems

At first glance, retrofitting an existing fluorescent fixture with an LED Linear tube seems like an appealing option. You achieve some of the energy savings associated with LEDs without having to purchase and install a new fixture. The popularity beh ...

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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 that ...

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To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

During the annual program planning and design phase, energy efficiency utility incentive program implementation teams have to consider how to balance risk and reward when determining whether measures should be custom or prescriptive. A utility and a ...

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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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Achieving big savings: takeaways from ACEEE’s recent report

ACEEE recently wrote a great paper titled "Big Savers: Experiences and Recent History of Program Administrators Achieving High Levels of Electric Savings." While the report is substantial, I highly recommend reading it if you have the time. In the ...

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