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by David Mandell

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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DC Lighting & Renewables – Empowering Grid Resiliency

With the advancement of renewable power technologies (solar PV, battery storage, wind generation), the imminent growth of DC-microgrids, and continuous threats of lighting downtime caused by electric utility outages, DC lighting is a key component to addresses the evolving need for renewable, load-sharing, modular structure, and off-grid infrastructure solutions…Why DC ...
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Empowering the Value of Renewables: DC Lighting is the Key Component of an Optimized DC Microgrid Solution

THERE ARE several factors driving local, regional, and national electricity distribution towards direct current (DC); the implications of DC lighting are enormous in the paradigm of building  power value, the growth of new and renewable technologies, and the positive economic, energy, and environmental impact it yields.  Here are the 10 ...
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Our Message on Coronavirus

Dear Customers,We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.During this difficult time we are here for you and will continue to provide products and ...
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New York City - July 13, 2019

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