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HARVEY, ILL.—Litetronics introduces a completely new family of LED SignLight bulbs. This new family includes energy-saving, high-performance, long life screw base retrofits for common indoor/outdoor incandescent sign lamps, in illuminated sign installations of all kinds that typically use screw base bulbs.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—From its Endurance series, WAC Lighting introduces Hawk LED Luminaires. These exterior fixtures can be mounted in any direction for direct and indirect illumination for hospitality applications.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.—Hersha Hospitality Trust has selected AspirEnergy, a New Jersey-based Energy Services Company, to implement energy efficient solutions across its portfolio of hotels.
CARY, N.C.—Civilight North America announced that it has been recognized with a special engineering award from the Lighting for Tomorrow committee for its Energy Star-qualified Professional 3-watt Crystal Candelabra lamp.
NATIONAL REPORT—Light has been around as long as the human race. First came fire—primitive, serving a dual purpose of heating and illumination. Fire, as a technology, was around for thousands of years. Relatively recently, roughly a hundred or so years ago, incandescent light was invented. This light source remains in use today and is a relatively simple process—passing an electrical current through a resistor, which creates both light, and heat. In the last 60 or so years, newer technologies have appeared—fluorescent, low and high-pressure sodium, metal halide, compact florescent. While these are significantly more efficient light sources than fire or incandescent (as measured by their ability to convert energy primarily into light), they pale in comparison to the last 18 months of development of solid-state light sources, such as LED. Solid-state lighting at its core is a basic machine—a power-transformer converts high voltage alternative current to low voltage direct current and a solid-state semiconductor, typically an LED, becomes excited and creates light.
LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in advanced lighting technology, introduces Flex Tube SE, a side emitting, outdoor-rated, flexible LED tube for virtually any exterior lighting application. Flex Tube SE features a UV-coated, saltwater-resistant, flexible silicone jacket that can bend to a diameter as little as 4.8 inches and can be cut to a length every 4 inches for customized lighting applications. It is IP68-rated and submersible to 3 feet.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—JESCO Lighting Group, 17-year multinational manufacturer and marketer of contemporary high-design, exclusively energy-saving lighting fixtures—a pioneer in popularizing very low-watt, ultra longlife LED light sources—has completed a major move and expansion of the company. The announcement was made by Richard Kurtz, President, CEO and a principal of JESCO Lighting Group.
CARY, N.C.—Civilight North America announces the appointment of Ulysses Rosario as North East Regional Sales Manager. Rosario will service distributors, specifiers and lighting professionals from Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, up through Maine, and in eastern Canada from Toronto to Nova Scotia.
DURHAM, N.C.—Cree, Inc. introduces new KR8 and LR6 LED downlights, designed to deliver better lighting performance and better value for new and existing commercial spaces. The new KR8 downlight expands the KR Series by adding Cree’s first eight-inch downlight, and features Cree WaveMax Technology and Cree TrueWhite Technology. This combination brings even more light through optical efficiency, precise beam control and long product life to higher ceiling applications.
DURHAM, N.C.—As the number of consumers buying LED bulbs continues to increase, the quality of their experience becomes even more important. The most important characteristics of LED bulbs are light quality, longevity and energy efficiency. Despite this, some manufacturers seeking to cash in on the technology’s popularity are driving LED bulbs to CFL-like performance, lifetimes and light quality.
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