New light bulbs offer alternative to LEDs and CFLsNews from San Jose Mercury News:
For consumers who are still bemoaning the phaseout of incandescent light bulbs, hate the harsh CFLs and can’t figure out LEDs, another option may be on the horizon — a new kind of bulb is slated to hit store shelves this fall.
Like LEDs and CFLs, the new bulbs, developed by a startup company called Finally Light Bulb, are much more efficient than the old power-sucking incandescent ones and are reputed to last far longer. But unlike [...] Continue Reading…
Philips Launches Cheaper Hue Smart Light Bulb KitNews from TechCrunch:The Philips Hue product line is great, but it’s also very expensive with some starter kits costing $ 200. If you really want to be able to control multiple light bulbs at a time, Philips has something new for you — a $ 40 wireless dimming kit. In order to bring the price down, Philips had to remove a bunch of features, starting with the ability to control your lights from your phone.
Here’s how it works: The new [...] Continue Reading…
Light bulb outshines solar and wind on gridNews from San Antonio Express-News (subscription):
Eagle Ford & Energy
LEDs beat solar, wind at energy conservation
By Naureen S. Malik, Bloomberg News
August 14, 2015
Photo: Getty Images File Photo
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Beyond the bulbNews from Fox News:
By Adam Verwymeren
Published August 07, 2015
Energy-hogging incandescent bulbs currently are on their way out, and increasingly, consumers are turning to LEDs to light their homes. But [...] Continue Reading…
Cooper Lighting recalls fluorescent lighting fixturesNews from ConsumerAffairs:
Cooper Lighting of Peachtree City, Ga, is recalling more than 1.62 million utility wrap light fixtures sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.
The firm has received 7 reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. The fixtures were sold in white and can be mounted from heights between 8 and 12 [...] Continue Reading…
Gem, Décor LED Bulb projects stunning warm lightNews from Designboom:
Inspired by the desire to merge elegant design with sustainability, the Gem features a unique dodecahedron shape and frosted white glass finish. The bulb emits the same gorgeous warm light as an incandescent while using only a fraction of the energy. Elegance fit for any home, studio or interior design space, the Nanoleaf Gem is a greener option for those looking to make a long-lasting statement.
Specifications:40W equivalent bulbuses 5W of energy to produce 470 lm.Available in E26 bulb base.Lasts [...] Continue Reading…
Track lighting installation: Easy as replacing fixtureNews from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Q: I want to replace my old light fixture with track lighting. Is it much different from replacing a regular light fixture?
A: There are a few minor differences, but nothing that should cause any problems. If you have replaced a light fixture before, this will be a piece of cake.
Whereas a single light fixture has one or more bulbs in a single group, track lighting spreads single light fixtures along a track. You can lengthen the track or even [...] Continue Reading…
South Side’s CCI Center to be renamed for Whitehall native instrumental in …News from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Ann Jones Gerace oversaw the transformation of a building built in 1910 on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side into the CCI Center. It was one of the first energy efficient, environmentally sustainable showcases for what would become the city’s still growing “green” building scene.
Today, on the 45th Earth Day, the building will be transformed again, renamed the Ann Jones Gerace Center, after the woman who recycled the former glass warehouse, soap factory and art gallery, [...] Continue Reading…
Kohl’s, Manpower, A.O. Smith, Marcus post double-digit gainsNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
While the broad stock market plodded out of the gate in the first quarter of 2015, shares of some of Wisconsin’s most prominent companies raced ahead.
Department store retailer Kohl’s Corp., staffing firm ManpowerGroup, water technology company A.O. Smith Corp. and theater-and-hotel operator Marcus Corp. were among state-based public companies whose stock prices posted double-digit percentage gains in the first three months of the year.
Shares of Kohl’s jumped 28%, while the common stock of ManpowerGroup climbed 26%. Shares of [...] Continue Reading…
PREMIERE: Kaitlin Riegel Scratches Beneath The Surface On Fluorescent …News from Stereoboard.com:Kaitlin Riegel’s journey to date has been one characterised by subtle reinventions. Fluorescent Lighting is the first taste of her new EP, ‘41.9’, and marks a further shift, melding a shimmering pop melody with lounge jazz touches and an inquisitive lyric.
“Fluorescent Lighting deals with the perception of reality, relating back to the old ideas of ‘things aren’t as they appear’ and ‘is ignorance bliss?’,” Riegel said. “Over time, memories get warped in your head. People, places, and events live [...] Continue Reading…
Light bulb maker TCP loses CEO after company was hit with lawsuitsNews from cleveland.com:
Ellis Yan, founder and CEO of TCP International, will leave his position when his current contract expires June 30. Yan here shows off the dimability and measures the energy usage of a new LED floodlight for a crowd at the opening night of the company’s 10-city product “road show” in 2013. Lynn Ischay
AURORA, Ohio — Ellis Yan, the embattled founder and chief executive of lighting manufacturer TCP International Holdings, has stepped down.
Yan told analysts Thursday morning [...] Continue Reading…
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