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by David Mandell

Three (3) “C” Benefits of DC Lighting that Drive Sustainable Value

DC lighting is recognized as the optimum direct load for renewable power output.  Because lighting accounts for approximately 50% of building power usage, “Direct-Coupling” DC lighting to renewables (solar, battery storage) unlocks grid resilient strategies to optimize lighting security, cost control, carbon reduction, and load management among multiple distributed energy sources.Resultingly, DC lighting ...

The Core “E-Benefits” of DC Lighting

The DC Lighting Advantage: DC lighting is a practical & impactful "Direct Load" for the output of renewable power sources that can optimally catalyze energy, efficiency, economic & environmental benefits for microgrids and building power infrastructures, adding sustainable value toward empowering grid resiliency & maximizing the value of renewables. Optimizing the Value of ...

DC Lighting + Renewables = Optimized Power Solutions

“DC Lighting is the Key to Optimized Microgrid Solutions” (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) DC lighting can add sustainable value to building power infrastructures and microgrids to empower grid resiliency & optimize the value of renewables. Fundamentally, a DC lighting grid “Direct-Coupled” (DC-to-DC) with renewable power (solar/battery storage) unlocks optimized grid ...

7 low voltage, smart building design, PoE lighting firms team for ‘PoE Consortium’

Seven smart building manufacturers announced that they are joining forces to bring more attention to the value of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting and technology. The companies are collaborating to create an industry organization known as the PoE Consortium.The partner firms stated collective mission is "to educate stakeholders on the sustainable benefits of ...

Emergence and Benefits of PoE (Power over Ethernet) Lighting

What is PoE (Power over Ethernet)? Power over Ethernet (PoE) is technology that passes electric power over twisted-pair ethernet cable to powered devices (PD), such as wireless access points, light fixtures, IP cameras, and VoIP phones in addition to the data that cable usually carries. It enables one RJ45 cable ...

ANSI DC Metering Standard Earned by EMerge Alliance

ANSI DC Metering Standard Earned by EMerge Alliance  New ANSI standard provides performance specifications for commercial, revenue grade direct current (DC) Meters. EMerge Alliance announced the addition of direct current (DC) metering to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C12 standards that describe acceptable in-service performance levels for meters and devices used in revenue ...

DC Lighting – Value & Benefits

“DC Lighting is the Key to Optimized Microgrid Solutions” (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2020) Lighting loss caused utility power shutoffs, rolling blackouts, electrical equipment issues, and other environmental factors has generated increasing organizational safety and financial risks. These ever so prominent problems and growing risks continues expanding the need for ...

Energy Storage & DC Lighting – Optimizing Microgrid Solutions

Current ProblemLighting downtime caused by AC grid failure, outages and other threats has generated organizational safety and financial risks, expanding the need for emergency and back-up lighting, as well as primary lighting systems powered by DC renewables and microgrids. Further, the cost of AC building power continues to increase, and ...

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New York City - July 13, 2019

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