LED metrics

Deciphering LED Metrics

Inside LED Metrics Buildings, January 29, 2016. Image credits: Lee_seonghak Lighting Facts Labels The DOE established the LED Lighting Facts program to ensure one consistent source of information about all LED products. Lighting Facts labels include five basic metrics. Color temperature (CCT): Color temperature characterizes how “cool” (blue) or “warm” (yellow) a white light appears. Ratings […]

smart-thermostats

Could Smart Thermostats Be the New Low-Hanging Fruit?

Are Smart Thermostats the New CFLS? Energy Efficiency Markets, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Sébastien Barré Commonwealth Edison, Nest, ecobee, gas utilities and advocacy groups are working together on the lengthy project. ComEd hopes to see the million mark reached in about five years, according to George Malek, ComEd’s director of energy efficiency services. CFLs were […]

smart lamps

Smart Lamps Up the Ante for Urban Energy Efficiency

How Smart Lamps Improve City-wide Efficiency Sourceable, March 3, 2015 Urban energy efficiency may soon receive a boost from the development of smart lamps that are capable of responding intelligently to environmental and traffic conditions by means of sensors. Reducing energy consumption by replacing conventional light bulbs with more economic technology, such as LED lamps, has […]

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Smart Street Lighting Reduces Energy Consumption in Spanish Cities

8 Spanish cities cut energy consumption by 64% with smart street lighting Smart Cities Council, February 13, 2015 Eight Spanish cities reduced their electricity consumption by 64% and saved over 4,300 tonnes of C02 in 2014, thanks to efficient street lighting systems and technologies that both cut costs and benefit the environment. According to Council […]