How Would You Light a Hotel Owned by Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo? Koncept Lighting Knows
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How Would You Light a Hotel Owned by Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo? Koncept Lighting Knows

When designing for a hotel owned by an international sports star, a high-energy environment is essential to the brand. While the Times Square location generates excitement in its own right, the Pestana CR7 Times Square hotel in New York City continues that vibrancy inside with the help of Koncept Lighting and interior design firm VLDG,…

GE Lighting Joins Forces With SmartThings to Advance Smart Home Lighting
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GE Lighting Joins Forces With SmartThings to Advance Smart Home Lighting

Cleveland-based GE Lighting, a Savant company, has joined forces with SmartThings, Samsung’s global connected living platform, to enhance home experiences by expanding connected smart lighting options for consumers. Now compatible with Matter, Cync® reveal® undercabinet fixtures work with SmartThings to help revolutionize the connected kitchen experience creating customizable lighting that integrates seamlessly into users’ lifestyles….

Off-Grid Living: Integrating Solar Power and LED Lighting Solutions
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Off-Grid Living: Integrating Solar Power and LED Lighting Solutions

Magic Lite, a sister company of NSL, recently implemented a fully off-the-grid home illuminated by cutting-edge LED lighting solutions on the Magnetawan River. Barry and Lorraine Burton transformed their retirement dream into reality by building a fully off-grid home powered by solar energy. This project not only embodies sustainability but also highlights the excellence of…

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Acuity Brands Expands into Service Station and Convenience Store Market

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced its expansion into the re-fueling vertical, including service stations, convenience stores, and quick-service restaurants. The company is reimagining the customer experience with solutions specifically developed for these applications, alongside existing products from its lighting and controls portfolio. Acuity Brands has entered into a sales agency agreement with Red Leonard Associates, Inc….

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Understanding U.S. Energy Regulations and Standards: Key Updates for 2024

Energy regulations are crucial for reducing consumption and setting mandatory requirements for new buildings and renovations. Major U.S. standards like Title 24 of California’s regulations, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 serve as the basis for state codes. While the IECC covers both residential and commercial buildings, ASHRAE focuses solely on…

Dissecting the Residential Lighting Trends Indicated by DOE’s Latest Report
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Dissecting the Residential Lighting Trends Indicated by DOE’s Latest Report

Lighting is always the first place energy experts point to when it comes to reducing electricity usage, but as the DOE’s recently released 2020 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization (LMC) of its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Program indicates, lighting only accounts for 14% of the nation’s total electricity consumption. (Air conditioning/heating, water heaters, appliances, washers/dryers, refrigerators, and…

Elisterno Outdoors Expands Product Line to Wet-Rated Designer Sconces
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Elisterno Outdoors Expands Product Line to Wet-Rated Designer Sconces

California-based Elisterno Outdoors, a division of custom hospitality lighting manufacturer Innovations in Lighting, has expanded its product line to include decorative wall sconces that are UL-listed for wet locations. “After the strong response we received early this year on our innovative chandeliers, we realized there was also an underserved segment in the sconce market and…

Final Phase of DOE’s L-Prize Lighting Competition Has Begun
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Final Phase of DOE’s L-Prize Lighting Competition Has Begun

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the third and final phase of its Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) competition, a DOE American-Made Challenge designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, local manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting in commercial buildings. Phase 3, called Manufacturing & Installation (M&I), will unfold over 16…

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Legrand Announces SLS Controls As New Sales Agency for Residential Lighting Control and Shading Systems Products in New York Metro Market

Effective April 1, SLS Controls became the authorized representative for Legrand’s residential lighting controls and shading brands, Vantage and Legrand Shading Systems, in the New York Metro territory. SLS Controls’ years of experience and technical expertise in the residential lighting control and shading sector will position them for success. “We are confident that SLS Controls…

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Commercial Lighting Rebate Outlook for 2024

By Craig DiLouie March 25, 2024 In 2024, commercial lighting rebates remain a strong incentive for adoption of energy-efficient lighting and controls in existing buildings. Notable trends in prescriptive rebates include continuing widespread availability, softening demand for rebate dollars, more bonus programs, generally increasing average rebate amounts, and strengthening of networked lighting control rebates. Rebate…

Meteor Lighting’s Indirect Luminaire  Shines for Natatorium Environments
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Meteor Lighting’s Indirect Luminaire Shines for Natatorium Environments

Meteor Lighting has developed the natatorium-rated Bolt Nova Series indirect luminaire that redefines the landscape of indirect applications. Meticulously crafted to excel in challenging natatorium environments, the Bolt Nova shines with a commitment to reliable performance. Its innovative heat dissipation features ensure consistency as it illuminates spaces with a remarkable lumen range from 43,750 up…

MTA Plans for Safety Upgrade to Brighter LED Lighting in Every Subway Station
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MTA Plans for Safety Upgrade to Brighter LED Lighting in Every Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced a plan to convert all 150,000 fluorescent light fixtures across the subway system to LED lighting by the middle of 2026. This project will brighten every subway platform and mezzanine, increasing safety system-wide and enhancing the customer experience. The new LED light fixtures will also enhance illumination for…

3 Top Trends in Hospitality Spaces for 2024
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3 Top Trends in Hospitality Spaces for 2024

When it comes to decorative lighting, many manufacturers are turning to natural materials such as reclaimed wood, bamboo, jute, water hyacinth and seagrass for pendants, portable lamps, and fixtures. 2. Wellness Choices — Hotel and restaurant operators are heeding the call for health-conscious and wellness options. For hotel design, this translates into creating designated green…

Bringing Modern Lighting to Historic Condos
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Bringing Modern Lighting to Historic Condos

Mid-Century Modern design has experienced a renaissance in popularity over the past decade, leading to new product development for residential and commercial spaces that imitate this iconic aesthetic. In the case of Scottsdale, Arizona’s Olympus Condominiums, however, PureEdge Lighting’s Lazer Line system brings ultra-modern technology to a building that is authentically of that era. What…