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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 ...

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Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

My previous post, The Upside of Networked Lighting Controls, focused on the value that networked lighting controls create. Networking is not only changing how our ‘things’ communicate, it is also changing our vocabularies. Networking has develope ...

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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 ...

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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 p ...

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Anticipating LIGHTFAIR International 2017

Before I jump into the specific things that LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (LFI) has me looking forward to, let me tell you that LFI is the premier event for the lighting community. It is more than products and seminars – it’s a convergence of like ...

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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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