The California Energy Commission (CEC) has published a voluntary quality specification for omnidirectional and directional LED replacement lamps intended to replace screw base incandescent lamps in light fixtures other than colored lamps, light strips and rope lights, linear pin-based lamps and integrated light fixtures. This specification is being developed in response to the findings of compact CFL incentive program evaluations, which found that the poor performance of CFL lamps was a major impediment to increased market penetration of those products. This specification will set a high performance standard that is intended to create a positive public perception of LED lamps, especially in residential applications.
Thousands of people crowded the waterfront and connected online to watch Tuesday’s 3/5 formal debut of “The Bay Lights,” the massive 25,000-light display on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The 1.8-mile long, 500-foot-tall piece — billed as the “world’s largest LED light sculpture” — will glimmer nightly until 2015. The project is the brainchild of Ben Davis, chairman of the nonprofit group Illuminate the Arts. Davis admitted a fondness for San Francisco’s often-overlooked bridge — which opened six months earlier than its famous sister, the Golden Gate — and said the span’s 75th anniversary provided a good opportunity to do something special.
The California Energy Commission is opening a public process and rulemaking proceeding to adopt changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 6, and associated administrative regulations in Part 1. The proposed amended standards will be adopted in 2014. The CEC staff will conduct workshops to present potential revisions to the Standards and obtain public suggestions and comment. The scope and date of these workshops will be publicly noticed.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is making $5 million in low-interest loans available to schools, governments and not-for-profit hospitals to complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. The department is accepting loan applications for projects costing between $5,000 and $500,000 through August 31.Loans are repaid from energy savings achieved.
Two hundred fifty jobs are coming from China to Chattanooga to make all of the city’s street lights more energy efficient. Global Green Lighting is moving jobs to a 1,800 square foot facility in Hixson, TN. Chattanooga will have all new LED street lights before long, and it’s now up to local workers to make that happen.
www.wrcbtv.com -Green Lighting Company Brings Jobs from China to Chattanooga
If you’re interested in applying for one of the jobs, Global www.globalgreenlighting.com is using a local staffing company for the application process at: http://ikruitstaffing.com