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On Emergency Lighting, Part 1
On Emergency Lighting, Part 1

The building codes used to determine the proper application of emergency lighting include International Building Code (IBC), NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and NFPA 111: Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Be aware that your local jurisdiction …

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The End of the LED Manufacturing Boom
The End of the LED Manufacturing Boom

The LED manufacturing boom has been driven by the strong demand for LED lighting products over the past 5 years. This has resulted in the rapid expansion of the Chinese manufacturing companies that build LED lighting components and lamps. However, it seems that market forces have now changed and this period of rapid expansion has …

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On Energy Star v2.0
On Energy Star v2.0

Starting on January 2, 2017 Energy Star v2.0 will replace the current v1.1 standard as the qualifying directive for all light bulbs and lamps sold in the United States. No products which are currently qualified to bear the Energy Star logo under the current standard will be allowed to retain the qualification after January 1, …

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Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are solid-state lighting devices that are very different from conventional LEDs both in terms of physical appearance and in terms of performance characteristics. OLEDs are larger in surface area but much thinner than LEDs. OLEDs are lower in luminance and produce light which is more diffuse in appearance. The physical nature …

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