Technology Blog

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10Feb

Guest blogger and senior lighting designer Keith DeFreese shares how EMC applied its LED lighting expertise to the 2016 St. Paul Winter Carnival Palace of the Four Winds.

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24Nov

In the lighting world, specification sheets tend to just list fixture (or lamp) lumens. In many cases, as designers, that is all the info we need. But sometimes we need a little more info about how these fixtures distribute light.

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08Oct

I’m not sure I would say these three men “perfected” LEDs, but we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without them.

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WNDLC: June Update

Tony Johnson

18Jun

In my last blog post, I mentioned that perhaps tracking a monthly top 10 average over time would be a valuable thing. It weeds out the “just barelys” and the “good enoughs” and targets the fixtures that hit the list each month that are pushing LED fixture efficacy higher.

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02Jun

In my mind there are three major categories of T8 LED Tube replacements: Direct Lamp Replacements, Ballast/Driver Swap and Ballast Bypass. They all have advantages and disadvantages, which I will discuss.

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02Jun

Summer is (almost) here. Let’s go tubing!!! So far we have reviewed the history of Highbay fixtures and Recessed Troffers on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) list. T8 LED Tubes is the next DLC category we’ll take a look at.

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10Apr

Back in March, we reviewed the history of Highbay fixtures on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) list. Now we will review Recessed Troffers (1x4, 2x2, & 2x4 new fixtures).

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11Mar

As I mentioned in my “What’s New on the DLC” introductory post, I’m going to work my way through the seven categories on the Qualified Products List (QPL). We’ll start with highbays.

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11Mar

What new LED products just came out? What new LED products are coming out soon? What trends can we expect with LED fixtures?

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03Feb

At the beginning of 2013, I boldly made four predictions about the lighting industry and its technology in a blog post. In last week’s post, 2013 Lighting Industry: A Look Back at My Predictions Part 1, I tackled Prediction #1, LED Efficacy. Today, let’s look at how I did with Predictions #2-4.

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28Jan

At the beginning of 2013, I boldly made four predictions about the lighting industry and its technology in a blog post. Now for the fun part: Looking back and seeing just how right (or wrong) I was.

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15Dec

“How can I go from a 400W lamp to an 180W LED fixture and get the same light levels?” I get asked this question all of the time, either from customers or people new to the industry.

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