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by David Mandell

Honoring the Top Voices in the Energy Central Community in 2023: Energy Management Network by Matt Chester

What energy/utility theme of 2023 has most inspired you to connect with your peers at Energy Central? [DM] "The growth of microgrids and distributed energy efficiency/optimization are inspirational industry themes that drive my interest in connecting with peers and contributing valuable information on the benefits of DC lighting as a key component ...
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Eco-Friendly Lighting Solutions: DC Lighting and Sustainability

In an era where environmental consciousness is on the rise, individuals and businesses alike are seeking sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. One area where significant strides have been made is in the realm of lighting, with DC (direct current) lighting emerging as a frontrunner in the pursuit of ...
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“Spotlight on Safety: Why DC Lighting is Ideal for Hazardous Environments”

Safety is paramount in hazardous environments, such as industrial sites, where the slightest lapse in precaution can lead to catastrophic consequences. In these settings, lighting plays a critical role in ensuring the well-being of workers and the prevention of accidents. Direct Current (DC) lighting has emerged as an ideal choice ...

What Marshall DC Lighting Offers

When engineers or architects are developing a specification or building a design that includes lighting they often find that DC lighting will add value to their project. Learn more about Marshall DC Lighting offerings here and other brief clips on YouTube that explain the benefits of DC lighting, applications, and ...

Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Reliability with DC LED Lighting Coupled to Solar PV and Battery Storage

In an era where energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost control are paramount concerns, innovative solutions that address these challenges are gaining momentum. One such solution is the integration of direct-coupling DC LED lighting to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and battery storage. This integration not only optimizes electric load management but ...

Unveiling the Benefits of DC Power Distribution

In the quest for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, Direct Current (DC) lighting combined with a DC power distribution system or hub brings a plethora of benefits and advantages over traditional Alternating Current (AC) lighting solutions... Greater Efficiency Adopting a DC power distribution system eliminates the need for constant AC-DC conversion, ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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