The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LL 9-2009 Dimming of T8 Fluorescent Lighting Systems. This new standard is the first coordinated guidance from industry on the dimming of T8 fluorescent lighting systems; LL 9 covers ranges between 100% and approximately 35% output (60mA lamp current). The publication was a result of discussions between numerous manufacturers and end-users as well as years of data gathering, testing, and analysis.
Leviton Manufacturing Company was named Manufacturer of the Year by TED (The Electrical Distributor) Magazine and was also the distinguished recipient of four other Best of the Best Awards for the quality of its distributor marketing and support programs.
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division has earned the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes, the second-largest for-profit, privately held homebuilder in the United States.
Cooper Controls announced that it has entered into a technology and marketing agreement with Electronics Diversified, LLC (EDI). Full terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In July 2009, the Department of Energy issued new energy efficiency standards for commercial general-service fluorescent lamps and incandescent (and halogen) reflector lamps. The new rules take effect July 14, 2012 and will basically eliminate products with the lowest efficiency and lowest cost. In the case of fluorescent lamps, equivalent-performance products are readily available, such as T8 lamps, and the market is expected to shift to that and other technologies. In the case of incandescent reflector lamps, only a few equivalent-performance products are readily available that comply, such as infrared-coated halogen lamps, and manufacturers are expected to develop new substitutes.
Leviton Manufacturing Company has announced the relocation of its global corporate headquarters to Long Island’s Suffolk County. Leviton outfitted the 4-story, 140,000 square foot facility, located at 201 North Service Road in Melville, with the latest “green building” materials and systems. This includes a variety of Leviton’s own devices and controls — from sophisticated lighting energy management systems to box-mounted designer switches, outlets and dimmers.
Green Life Smart Life™, a Rhode Island-based green building showcase home, has announced Lutron Electronics as the home’s lighting control partner. Lutron, whose products save 9.2 billion kWh annually, will be showcasing its HomeWorks® total home lighting control system in the home.
Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has donated thousands of products to Habitat for Humanity, a non- profit organization that builds homes around the globe for families in need.
Delta Controls has announced that it is the proud recipient of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) award for Strategic Business Partner Award 2009.
Philips Lighting Electronics has announced that it has made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint and preserving the environment through innovative changes to the package design and shipment of its SmartMate family of electronic ballasts for 4-pin compact fluorescent lamps.