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Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Knowing when to hold 'em and knowing when to fold 'em Risk is a fact of life, and inherent to every business decision we make. While we can never eliminate risk, we can mitigate its impact on our decisions by assigning probabilities to possibl ...

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What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

In the adoption of technology or new ideas in general, there is always a group of people that are last. You know--the person who just got their first smartphone, still buys compact discs, or gets their news from an actual "paper" newspaper. This gr ...

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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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The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

The Upside to Networked Lighting Controls

My previous post, The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting, highlighted the limitations that some linear LED tubes have in integrating with a Smart Lighting Solution. The take away was that lighting retrofit happen infrequently, and it's a ...

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Confronting challenges head on - my takeaways from the DLC Stakeholder Meeting

We live in fascinating times, where nothing feels static and everything feels open to change. The dynamic nature of digitalization is opening a universe of new possibilities, not for any one industry but for society at large. The driving force behind ...

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Utilities – Now is the time to advance your lighting program!

Utilities – Now is the time to advance your lighting program!

In my previous blog I shared a primer of information on LIGHTFAIR International 2017, the anything and everything lighting trade show. Let's explore now the elements in building a lighting program. Utilities remain heavily dependent on lighting proj ...

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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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Five trends for Energy Efficiency in 2017

I think everyone will agree that 2016 was a year full of surprises and many people are looking forward to putting it behind us. However, 2016 was a good year for energy efficiency. There were major legislative initiatives, industry mergers, and man ...

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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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