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Jes Munk Hansen to Lead OSI Classic Lamps and Ballasts Business Unit

jes-munk-hansenEffective 2015, Jes Munk Hansen is heading OSRAM’s Classic Lamps & Ballasts (CLB) business unit, taking on this assignment alongside his duties as CEO of the Region Americas.

The business unit Classic Lamps & Ballasts is a leader in commercial and residential lighting offering a wide portfolio of products ranging from halogen and fluorescent to high pressure discharge lamps and electronic starters and controls.

“Traditional light components are still the first choice for many customers and applications. We will continue to support our customers with traditional products while at the same time seize potential growth opportunities,” said Jes Munk Hansen.

Since joining the company in 2013, Jes Munk Hansen has led the transformation of OSRAM’s activities in Americas.

Daintree Networks Partners with CLTC to Advance Lighting Controls

Daintree Networks, a provider of open wireless smart building solutions for enterprise control and energy management, recently announced its affiliate partnership with UC Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) with the goal of advancing lighting controls.

Daintree and CLTC will collaborate on efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of networked lighting controls. The widespread adoption of energy-efficient technologies such as lighting controls will help reduce energy use.

The partnership will demonstrate how open standards-based communications and controls can simplify the integration process for commercial buildings to meet California’s building energy efficiency goals.

Daintree Networks Named 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

Daintree Networks has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global award, recognizing the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia today and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies. Finalists presented their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, Calif., November 18-20, 2014. Daintree Networks Vice President of Marketing and Channels Mandeep Khera delivered the presentation for the company. The Top 100 winners were announced at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, November 20.

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

Lutron’s Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminar Helps Customers Design, Specify and Install Lighting Controls

Lutron Electronics will visit 10 major markets in 2015 with a brand new seminar that will help electrical contractors and engineers better meet the increasingly diverse demands of customers, while complying with rapidly-changing energy codes. The Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminar will present attendees with impactful information and tools that will dramatically simplify the design, specification and installation of LED lighting controls in an increasingly energy-regulated world.

National, state and local energy legislation is constantly changing making it challenging for industry professionals to stay on top of the latest direction of energy codes and energy-saving products. Electrical contractors and engineers are working on more and more major renovation and new commercial construction projects demanding that they be at the forefront of energy efficient products, including LED lighting control systems. Understanding the great need for information and guidance in this area, Lutron created the Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminar to provide customers with information they can trust to help grow their businesses.

The free half-day seminar will feature two workshops:

· Codes & Standards – to clarify the core energy code requirements with real world terminology and examples.

· Controlling LEDs – to explain LED controls, how they operate, what makes them different and review best practices for delivering profitable, world-class LED control projects. Attendees of this workshop will have the opportunity to earn one American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit.

During each seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the Lutron team and learn about new energy-saving products and tools at a Technology Showcase that will run throughout the day. Attendees will also receive a Lutron Caséta® Wireless starter kit to experience wireless LED controls in their homes.

Lutron’s Commercial Energy Codes, Controls & LEDs Seminar will visit 10 major markets starting in March:

1. Washington, D.C. – March 3
2. New York – March 10
3. Miami – March 12
4. Houston – March 24
5. Dallas – March 26
6. Boston – March 31
7. San Francisco – April 21
8. Los Angeles – April 23
9. Chicago – May 14
10. Atlanta – May 21

To get more information about or to attend one of the seminars, contact your local Lutron Representative or email Jill Mondin here.

Cree Selected by Fast Company Among the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2015

Fast Company Magazine has ranked Cree, Inc. among the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies worldwide. In addition to that distinction, the company has also been ranked number one in Fast Company’s annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy list. Cree has distinguished itself as a leader in LED technology.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online here.

Lutron’s Jim Yorgey Elected NLB Chair

James M. Yorgey, PE, LC, CTS, Lutron Electronics Company’s technical applications manager, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau.

Mark Lien, L.C., CLEP, CLMC, HBDP, LEED BD&C, government & industry relations director for Bureau-sponsor OSRAM SYLVANIA, was elected vice chair. Cary S. Mendelsohn (Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company), representing the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO), was elected secretary/treasurer.

Philips Lighting Controls Offers Online Courses

Philips Lighting Controls offers free online courses covering operation, benefits, protocols, indoor controls, outdoor controls and architectural lighting controls.

Check out the course offering here.

ETC and GDS forge North and South American partnership

ETC and GDS forge North and South American partnershipGDS_ArcSystem_Pro_Four-Cell_PendantETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) recently signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with U.K.-based company GDS (Global Design Solutions). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company’s Bristol, U.K., headquarters.

ArcSystem is an award-winning range of overhead dimmable LED products designed specifically for auditoriums, commercial and retail spaces. Most recently, the GDS ArcLamp won 2014 PLASA Awards for Innovation and Sustainability at this year’s show, marking the second time that a single product has won both awards; the first time was in 2011 when the ArcSystem was awarded both simultaneously. ArcLamp is a series of screw-based LED lamps designed to be a direct replacement for their incandescent predecessors.

System installations are fully retrofittable and offer customers a 70-90% reduction in energy consumption while typically paying for themselves within two to five years. ArcSystem products can use either a wired-DMX connection or the groundbreaking wireless ArcMesh network developed exclusively by GDS.

BluesSystem is a system of dimmable LED blue running lights that were designed for placement in catwalks, stairways, backstage hallways and tight spaces that require discrete illumination during live productions. The BluesSystem allows designers to plan for and seamlessly integrate blue running lights into the overall design of theatrical and studio spaces.

Daintree Networks Partners with CLTC to Advance Lighting Controls

Daintree partners with CLTC

Daintree Networks, a provider of open wireless smart building solutions for enterprise control and energy management, recently announced its affiliate partnership with UC Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) with the goal of advancing lighting controls.

CLTC is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies.

Daintree and CLTC will collaborate on efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of networked lighting controls. The widespread adoption of energy-efficient technologies such as lighting controls will help reduce energy use. The partnership will demonstrate how open standards-based communications and controls can simplify the integration process for commercial buildings to meet California’s building energy efficiency goals.

Universal Launches True Blue Merchandising Program for Distributors

Universal Lighting Technologies recently launched True Blue, a new merchandising program that supplies bright and attractive point-of-purchase items to its loyal distributors.

Signage and other merchandising materials are designed to help increase sales and customer awareness of key product opportunities on the distributor level. Displaying these support materials gives Universal’s distributors the opportunity to engage customers, increase counter sales, drive repeat business, and prominently place high interest items to leverage branch counter area.

One of the key benefits of the program is helping distributors endorse the new CENTO product family of sensors and power packs. The promotion allows distributors to stock an initial amount of sensors, and receive a free CENTO Awareness Kit. The kit includes literature, aisle blade, floor decal, shelf wobblers and an adhesive countermat. These items help the distributor inform their customers about Universal’s sensor and power pack components – a key part of today’s comprehensive lighting control strategy.

The new Universal merchandising items include a variety of options. From acrylic counter units to put sample products and literature on display at a distributor counter, to the very popular counter stools, and even a ceiling mounted light thief box, which illuminates Universal’s complete product portfolio.