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  • OLED

    What is OLED technology? It has been used in phones since as far back as 2001, and now it is becoming a popular TV flat screen option. What does it have to do with lighting? It very well could become the next great diffuse ambient light source. Read more.

    12/17/2014

  • Daylight Harvesting

    While my grandparents might not recognize the work I do in lighting as anything remotely close to the farming that they did, I like to think I’m returning to my practical, sensible roots when I employ daylight harvesting on my lighting projects. Read more.

    11/26/2014

  • LED Lamps are "Easily Dimmable"

    Everyone is crazy excited about LED lamps these days, and one of the reasons is because they are “easily dimmed.” I have two questions about that phrase: What does dimmed mean, and what does easily mean? Read more.

    11/24/2014

  • Data Logger Monitoring System by Sensor Switch

    The Data Logger Monitoring System is a tool developed by Sensor Switch® to enable performance contractors, lighting retrofitters and facility managers to calculate the potential return on investment (ROI) and payback from an occupancy sensor project. Read more.

    11/21/2014

  • Acuity Brands Wireless Lighting Controls

    Acuity Controls introduces the new wireless occupancy sensor and switch that are simple to install for significant energy savings! Using RDT™ Wireless technology, these Sensor Switch® sensors communicate with compatible electronic switches to turn lighting loads off once a space becomes vacant. Read more.

    11/19/2014

  • LED Replacement Options for T8 Lamps

    There are lots and lots of existing T8 lamps out there in the world today. Offices are still almost exclusively illuminated with linear fluorescent tubes. Now that the lighting world is solidly solid-state, what are our options for all of those existing T8 fluorescent lamps? Read more.

    11/04/2014

  • The Energy-Efficient, Aesthetic LED Alternative: Metalux SkyBar™ High Bay Luminaire From Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business

    In commercial and industrial applications—from warehouses to big box retail—customers demand high and low bay lighting that delivers superior performance and efficiency. But traditional lighting solutions don’t always deliver. With superior efficiency, performance and ease of installation, the Metalux SkyBar™ High Bay Luminaire is the perfect choice for a variety of high and low bay applications. Read more.

    11/03/2014

  • Acuity's D-Series Area Pole Mount

    The new D-Series DSXWPM LED Area Luminaire by Lithonia Lighting is a pole mount version of the high performing D-Series wall mount luminaire. This luminaire creates a lower cost 250W MH replacement, with an expected service life of 20+ years and energy savings of up to 75 percent compared to traditional metal halide luminaires. Learn more.

    10/31/2014

  • JHBL LED high bay from Lithonia Lighting

    The JHBL LED high bay from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting is designed for the most challenging spaces: machining, manufacturing, automotive, cold storage, natatoriums and so much more. This one-for-one replacement of traditional HID and fluorescent high bay systems features LED technology that provides 90 percent light output at 60,000 hours of normal operation. Learn more.

    10/22/2014

  • XPoint Wireless Powered by Adura

    Fixture-embedded occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting and switching allow users to easily rezone and recalibrate light levels according to the changing needs of the space. Read more.

    10/08/2014

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Graybar Teams Up With Local Community College for Auditorium Lighting Retrofit

Graybar recently helped the Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. save an estimated $6,000 annually by retrofitting the lighting system of its auditorium with a combination of Metalux Encounter™ and SkyRidge™ LEDs from Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business.

03/10/2014

Graybar PowerSmart Helps Leading Robotics Manufacturer Upgrade Warehouse Lighting

Graybar addressed Yaskawa Motoman’s warehouse lighting needs with a seamless, start-to-finish solution that now allows for taller robotics equipment, which is projected to help reduce energy usage with a two-year positive return on investment.

02/25/2014

Lighting Retrofit is Easy on the Eyes

When Graybar Manager, Kristian Reyes visited his optometrist, he didn’t need glasses to see that lighting improvements needed to be made. His proposed retrofit offered a 93% wattage reduction for the office.

04/30/2014

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