California's Title 24 JA8: Soraa Has Your Back

Since January of this year, there has been a certain amount of confusion (not to say consternation!) among end-users of lighting products in California, as the new JA8 lighting standards have come into effect. For the first time, the California Energy Commission has adopted a requirement that all light sources in new home construction must be certified as high efficacy.
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MedMen Cannabis Vertical Farm in California Raises Yield 157% with Fluence Bioengineering LED Grow Lights

Fluence Bioengineering today announced that its LED systems have been selected by MedMen, a leading cannabis firm, for its newly renovated cultivation facility in Los Angeles. The new, state-of-the-art vertical farm replaces a traditional single-tier cultivation facility, and enables MedMen to use fewer natural resources, increase overall revenue per square foot and reduce operating cost per pound.
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California Legalization of Recreational Marijuana to Benefit LED Grow Light Industry

A day before the U.S. presidential elections 2016, Californian voters passed a Proposition 64, which legalizes adult marijuana usage for recreational purposes.
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California City to Upgrade to LED Streetlights

Clovis, a city located in Fresno County, California in the U.S. will be replacing 7,600 streetlights with LED bulbs in the next few weeks, announced Pacific Gas and Electric last Friday.
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CEC Implements New LED Lighting Standards Despite Objections Raised by NEMA

The California Energy Commission adopted first-in-the-nation energy standards for the next generation of light bulbs. The standards cover small-diameter directional lamps, often used in track lighting, and general purpose light-emitting diodes - commonly called LEDs - used to replace typical existing home lighting.
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Deco Lighting Awarded SPURR Contract for LED Lighting in California Schools and Public Agencies

Deco Lighting, has been awarded a master contract from the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) for interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits as of October 1, 2015. Deco Lighting was selected from among multiple vendors after an open, competitive RFP process on the basis of price, range of Design Lights Consortium qualified products available, quality of products, controls, company background and references, and additional value-add services available. 
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California Proposed Lighting Standard Raises the Bar for Energy Efficiency

The California Energy Commission released a final staff report proposing the first standards for small-diameter directional lamps and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Directional lamps are often used in commercial track lighting, while LEDs replace screw-based incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) typically found in homes. Prompted by legislation requiring the Energy Commission to adopt standards to reduce energy use of lighting in homes by 50% and businesses by 25% from the 2007 levels by 2018, the proposed standards will save energy and improve the quality of the light bulbs that Californians are buying every day.
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Flexfire LED Strip Light Manufacturer Opens New Distribution Center in Tustin, California

Flexfire LEDs, a producer of linear LED lighting products and accessories, announces the opening of a new distribution center at 14761 Franklin Ave, Unit G, Tustin, CA, 92780. The U.S.-based company applauds the opening as an opportunity to expand its global operations, and further solidify its standing as a leading producer and supplier in the global marketplace for signature brand LED strip lighting products and accessories.
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San Jose Starts Installing Smart LED Streetlights

San Jose, the third largest city in California, U.S. has started installing new LED streetlights throughout December, according to a report by San Jose Mercury News.
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ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient State

Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states’ energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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LEDtronics LED Street Lights Reduce Energy Consumption by over 72% at NRG Power Station

LEDtronics announced that their LED Cobraheads Streetlight Fixtures helped NRG reduce energy consumption by over 72% and decrease light pollution in the local area.
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Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor Design Competition Opens for LED Street Lights

The 2013 Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Outdoor Design Competition was opened on July 8, 2013. The NGL Competition partners include the Illuminating Engineering Society, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the US Department of Energy represented by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. The entries of this competition can be street and roadway lighting which includes traditional cobrahead LED street lights and decorative post top LED street lights. All entries must register products through the LED Lighting Facts program...
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.