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Glimpse Recessed LED Lighting

September 20th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

Recently, Lighting Science Group unveiled a new recessed LED lighting fixture. Unlike competitors models, Glimpse can be surface mounted to a J-Box as a luminaire or be retrofit into 5” or 6” recessed downlight by replacing the existing Edison base lamp and trim


How Old Are US Power Plants?

August 16th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), about 530 gigawatts, or 51% of all generating capacity, were at least 30 years old at the end of 2010. The U.S. fleet of electric power generators has a very wide range of ages, dependent on technology type


Philips Wins Prestigious Department of Energy L Prize

August 4th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth

The traditional incandescent light bulb has been the market staple for more than a century. Unfortunately, this light source uses 10% of its energy output for light and wastes the other 90% as heat. The the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized that energy efficient alternatives needed to be made readily available and become the new standard for Americans. On August 3, 2011, DOE officially announced Philips Electronics North America as the first winner of the L Prize competition with an LED replacement for the 60-watt incandescent bulb



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