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  • New Hubbell LED Blocks Harmful Blue Light

    While LED lighting is all the rage across a number of industries, for years some industries have been “singing the blues” when it comes to LEDs.

    That’s because almost all existing LED lighting creates harmful blue-spectrum light that can result in photochemical degradation and photo-oxidization. Pharmaceutical and semiconductors manufacturers, for example, cannot expose many of their products during manufacture to harmful blue-spectrum light.

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  • Energy Efficient Lighting – The Lamps

    This is part one of a two-part miniseries on energy efficient lighting. In this article, we're going to look at the lamps. In the second article, we'll explore some options for controlling those lights, aka, lighting systems.

    But, you've got to start with the source of illumination... the lamp or bulb.

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  • Energy Efficient Lighting – Control Systems

    In a previous article, we talked about energy efficient lighting with regards to incandescents and other sources of illumination. Even though they cost a little more to acquire, LEDs are more energy efficient. And, that means saving money on utility bills as well.

    But, the type of lamp or fixture isn't the only factor when it comes to energy efficient lighting. It's not just what you use, but how you use it. Lighting automation, often integrated into a so-called "smart" building, can save even more energy.

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  • How Smart Sensors Are Revolutionizing Building Management

    When most people hear the term “Big Data,” they think of the IBM Watson supercomputer crunching billions of numbers in a lonely data center. But Big Data comes in small, distributed packages, too.

    For example, smart sensors installed in lighting luminaires make it possible to gather and analyze vast amounts of information to help make building management less costly and more efficient.

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  • LED Technology Gives Contractors Flexible Entry Points

    Think of LED lighting as the “gradual” revolution. Electrical contractors don’t have to go all-in overnight. They can enter the LED world in an unhurried way, based largely on available rebates and what their customers have in mind.

    Contractors can start one lamp at a time if they choose, replacing a fluorescent lamp with a T8 LED lamp.

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  • 3 Ways Wireless Lighting Control Helps Contractors

    GET IN, GET OUT, MAXIMIZE PROFITS

    The lighting landscape is getting more and more challenging for electrical contractors – increased competition, a tighter labor market, and changing energy codes. Wireless lighting solutions, such as Vive by Lutron, can help you do more jobs faster, win more projects, and increase your profitability.

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