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  • RAB Lighting Introduces Professional Grade Low-Voltage LED Landscape Flood

    RAB Lighting has introduced a professional grade, low-voltage (12VAC) and ultra-efficient 4-watt LED landscape floodlight. LFLED4LV replaces 35-watt MR16 halogen floods and reduces energy consumption by 86 percent. Read more.

    06/25/2015

  • Lithonia High Lumen LED Flood Size 1 (HLF 1)

    The Lithonia High Lumen LED Flood Size 1 (HLF1) from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting® is capable of replacing 400-watt to 1000-watt metal halide luminaires while delivering exceptional energy savings. Read more.

    06/22/2015

  • Lighting Stairs for Health

    I’ve been thinking lately about how lighting can improve public health. Sure, you’ve probably thought of daylight or maybe even lighting for circadian rhythms, which get a lot of publicity. But today, we are going to look at one major way that lighting can help you exercise. Read more.

    06/16/2015

  • New! Acuity Controls Solutions Guide

    Acuity Brands Controls designs, products and services lighting controls for commercial, institutional, industrial and infrastructure applications. This new guide is designed to help you select the best Acuity Brands lighting controls to meet your needs. Download the guide.

    05/29/2015

  • Get Your Warehouse Projects Ready with Acuity Brands

    Acuity Brands is pleased to introduce a new warehouse lighting solution. This networked solution has been tailored to the unique needs of a warehouse and is ready to deliver savings, efficiencies and unprecedented flexibility from day one. Learn more.

    05/25/2015

  • High Lumen LED Floodlights from RAB Lighting Replace up to 1000W Metal Halide

    RAB Lighting extends its line of popular FXLED floodlights with the addition of new high lumen output models. The 300-watt FXLED is equivalent to 1000-watt metal halide and uses 70 percent less energy. The 200-watt version has an ultra-high efficacy rating of 132 lumens per watt and offers an even more energy efficient option when a full 1000-watt equivalent is not necessary. Read more.

    05/20/2015

  • Avante LED by Acuity Brands

    The Avante LED 2x2, 2x4 and 1x4 from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting is a general lighting luminaire for large spaces including open offices, circulation areas, classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, airport ticketing and wait areas and numerous other commercial applications. Learn more.

    05/16/2015

  • Acuity Brands ELMLT Emergency Unit

    The ELMLT from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting is designed to exceed expectations and set new performance standards for emergency lighting products. Harnessing the power of superior LED optics and advanced battery technology, the ELMLT is anything but traditional. Learn more.

    05/12/2015

  • Easy Install + High Payback: KAD-LED Luminaire & KADRD-LED Retrofit Door from Lithonia Lighting

    From new luminaires to retrofit opportunities, the demand for energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires is on the rise. To simplify installation, electrical contractors need solutions that make the upgrade to LED luminaires easy. The KAD-LED Complete Luminaire from Lithonia Lighting® makes the installation process a piece of cake, and the KADRD-LED Retrofit Door makes it even easier. Learn more.

    05/12/2015

  • Floodlighting That’s 75 Percent More Efficient: The Night Falcon LED Floodlight From Eaton’s Cooper Lighting/Lumark Outdoor

    When it comes to lighting large areas in commercial and industrial applications, customers and end users need reliable, cost-effective, energy-efficient lighting that delivers. And contractors need solutions that are easy and intuitive to install. Because you and your customers should have it all, the Night Falcon LED Floodlight from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business offers the best of both worlds. Read more.

    05/05/2015

Solar

Solar Blog
  • How Solar Works

    There are four basic components of a simple grid-tied solar array. The first component is the solar panel itself. Panels are usually wired through a combiner box and that wiring is then sent down to an inverter. The panels are held in place by racking. Read more.

    09/11/2014

  • Solar Energy and Storage

    While the prospect of selling excess back to the grid is attractive in theory, it basically limits the way an array is utilized since in a purely grid-tied situation, when the grid goes down, the solar array stops producing. Read more.

    07/17/2014

  • 10 Fun Facts about Solar Energy

    When we all talk about solar energy as a solid renewable energy solution, we quote a lot of figures, a lot of specifications and a ton of data. Here’s some non- technical interesting and fun facts about solar energy that aren’t necessarily common knowledge. Read more.

    07/15/2014

  • The Import Tariff and the U.S. Solar Industry

    For quite some time now, we’ve heard talk about the upcoming import tariff on Chinese-made solar panels being the “right thing” to do to support the U.S. job market. While in theory the ideal of limiting any product that floods the U.S. market taking away manufacturing jobs from U.S. companies is generally sound, this particular line of thinking doesn’t hold muster when applied to the U.S. solar industry. Read more.

    06/09/2014

  • A New Road for Solar

    There are those that think within the box, those that think outside the box and those that choose to throw the box away entirely. Such is the case with some recent conceptual thinking utilizing solar. Read more.

    06/05/2014

  • The United States and the Solar Industry

    2013 was another record year for the U.S. Solar Industry. There were 4,751 MW of new photovoltaic capacity installed ins 2013, representing a 41 percent increase in deployments over installation levels in 2012. Read more.

    05/20/2014

  • Solar Power and the Workforce

    When you talk to most people about the Solar Industry and the impact it has on America, you’ll probably get answers spanning the gamut from end user offsets of grid power to White House initiatives for Solar Energy. What you probably won’t hear is the effect that the solar industry has on the workforce in America. Read more.

    05/15/2014

  • Public Energy Policy Sets the Stage

    The three necessary components for renewable energy success, innovative technology, reliable financial tools and sound public policy, have been written about quite a bit by me and others. Technological innovation continues, adhering nicely to Moore’s Law, and better financial tools are providing new ways to pay for projects and capitalize companies. Today, let’s look at a public policy success, or at least what appears to be a success. Read more.

    03/07/2014

  • Energy Storage: The Next Big Deal Part 2

    We recently looked at advances in energy storage technology which are approaching commercialization, moving from the lab to the marketplace. These developments are accelerating the adoption of storage for electricity produced using variable renewable sources, a long-sought-after grail in renewable energy. Now let’s look at some policy and market trends that are also helping catalyze that commercialization. Read more.

    03/04/2014

  • Energy Storage: The Next Big Deal

    The most exciting segment of the renewable energy industry in early 2014 is energy storage. Technological advances, driven by market demand and catalyzed by public policy, are poised to bring an array of better, cheaper energy storage solutions very soon. There are indicators all around that we are at a tipping point in energy storage. Read more.

    02/28/2014

What's New

What's New Blog
  • Contractor Select SBL LED from Lithonia Lighting

    The Contractor Select SBL LED wraparound from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting® is an affordable LED solution for general-purpose ambient lighting. Read more.

    06/29/2015

  • RAB Lighting Introduces Professional Grade Low-Voltage LED Landscape Flood

    RAB Lighting has introduced a professional grade, low-voltage (12VAC) and ultra-efficient 4-watt LED landscape floodlight. LFLED4LV replaces 35-watt MR16 halogen floods and reduces energy consumption by 86 percent. Read more.

    06/25/2015

  • Making the Switch to Affordable LED Solutions

    This presentation by GE Lighting will take a look at several of the newest LED solutions hitting the market that enable the easy replacement of inefficient incandescent, CFL and halogen lighting without the need for a costly upgrade. It will also address some of the common issues contractors face when selling lighting into a job and how to overcome those challenges within vertical markets. Sign up for the webinar.

    06/22/2015

  • Lithonia High Lumen LED Flood Size 1 (HLF 1)

    The Lithonia High Lumen LED Flood Size 1 (HLF1) from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting® is capable of replacing 400-watt to 1000-watt metal halide luminaires while delivering exceptional energy savings. Read more.

    06/22/2015

  • Where Performance, Style & Affordability Meet: Metalux Cruze Recessed LED Luminaire From Eaton

    For electrical contractors, installing recessed luminaires shouldn’t feel like pulling teeth. (Leave that to the dentist.) And, for customers, energy savings is the name of the game. Whether you’re lighting private offices, fitness centers, or patient exam rooms, high-quality, glare-free lighting boosts occupant comfort. With the Metalux Cruze LED Luminaire, everyone’s happy. Read more.

    06/18/2015

  • New UL GFCI Standard Effective June 29, 2015

    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced a revision to Standard UL 943 that will take effect on June 29, 2015.

    06/16/2015

  • Practical Considerations for Implementing Prefabricated Data Centers

    In this presentation, APC by Schneider Electric will discuss how a prefabricated data center enables data center managers to maximize the speed of business through rapid installation, easy expansion and improved cash management. We’ll also explore real-life case studies and best practices for planning and designing your project.

    06/10/2015

  • Upgrade to Versiv and Save Money

    On June 30, 2015, Fluke Networks will end production on DTX CableAnalyzer models, with the exception of the DTX-1500. Purchase a new tester from Graybar and get up to $3,750 cash back when you flip your old tester for a Fluke Networks Versiv™ OptiFiber® Pro Quad OTDR or CertiFiber® Pro Quad OLTS.

    06/03/2015

  • Thomas & Betts Expands Portfolio of Commercial Fittings

    In response to the demands for project control that characterize commercial markets, Steel City® Commercial Grade Liquidtight Fittings are competitively priced to help you stay within budget and enhance profits. Learn more.

    06/02/2015

  • Flip Your Old Fiber Tester for up to $3,750 Cash Back

    Don’t throw away your old tester. Flip it for cash when you upgrade to a Fluke Networks Versiv™ OptiFiber® Pro Quad OTDR or CertiFiber® Pro Quad OLTS. Fluke Networks will pay you $1,500 for your qualifying (SM+MM) OLTS or OTDR trade in, or $2,000 for qualifying Corning® models, and an additional $250 when you purchase a GOLD support contract.

    06/01/2015