Get Your Money Back: An Update on Lighting Rebates

In the commercial sector, cash rebates from utilities and energy-efficiency organizations remain a popular incentive for lighting upgrades. A rebate may be prescriptive, available through [...]

Beyond the Ceiling: Healthy Lighting for Hospitals

Lighting systems have historically been designed for visual performance and comfort, but science tells us light plays a major role in synchronizing the human circadian system. The growing [...]

LED Streetlighting Technology Is Just Getting Started

The 2018 LightFair International Trade Show, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial light trade show and conference, was held in Chicago last week. Vendors displayed their [...]

Achieving the Maximum: Estimating Energy Savings

In September 2017, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) published “Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control Systems.” The report analyzes the energy-savings potential of networked lighting [...]

The LED Era Has Arrived

Lighting technology continues to expand with new products and systems that will benefit commercial and residential markets. Lighting has become smarter and easier to integrate with other systems [...]


High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, notably metal halide and high-pressure sodium, are widely installed in industrial, retail, and other applications. In recent years, the LED revolution has [...]

For Rent: Lighting as a Service

A combination of rapidly advancing technology and a change in U.S. accounting standards is encouraging a new business model for financing lighting and other energy-system upgrades. The new [...]

Study Highlights Positive Effect of LEDs on Health

While the trend toward indoor and outdoor LED relamping projects has been exploding in recent years because of cost- and energy-saving saving opportunities, a less noticeable LED trend is [...]

Chicago Getting Smart About Street Lighting

In the movement toward a more efficient and sustainable energy economy, several factors have played an important role. LEDs have dramatically increased efficiency in the lighting sector. Smart [...]