Category Archives: Industry News

  • Lighting blamed for blaze at The Address in Dubai

    Source: Lux Magazine The lighting installation at The Address in Dubai is now being blamed for the spectacular New Year’s Eve fire, say the police. A short circuit on the cabling to a projector light fitting on the 14th floor has been identified as the source of the blaze at the 63-storey luxury hotel. Fire […]

  • India’s LED roll-out set to net $6bn annual savings

    Source: India can expect to save around $6bn a year once it has completed its 710 million LED bulb retrofit by 2018, the country’s Union Minister has announced. As part of its Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), India is ditching incandescent bulbs, tube lights and CFL bulbs in favour of energy-efficient LEDs. It is […]

  • Energy efficiency ‘can reduce business bills by 18-25%’

    Source: Energy Live News Energy efficiency can reduce bills by 18-25% with an average payback of less than 1.5 years. That’s according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It also states 31% of FSB members said energy costs were a barrier to growth and 90% of them want to be energy […]

  • Lighting test centre stresses need for independent product verification

    Source: Lux Magazine Lighting equipment test centre LIA Laboratories is advising lighting specifiers and installers to ensure the products they are considering for use have been subject to a meaningful, independent verification. The centre stresses the importance of ensuring that lighting equipment delivers performance in line with expectations and manufacturers’ claims. Many lighting products entering […]

  • Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy-efficient LED by 2025

    Source: Click Green The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025. The move was announced as the campaign group launched its new major global campaign called “LED […]

  • New Shadow Energy and Environment Secretaries of State announced

    Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow Lisa Nandy MP and Kerry McCarthy MP have picked up the baton of Caroline Flint and Maria Eagle for the Energy and Environment portfolios respectively in Corbyn’s first Shadow Cabinet. Lisa Nandy MP, the new Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) joined parliament in 2010 as […]

  • LEDs to achieve a global market total of $216 billion from 2015 to 2024

    Source: Energy Efficiency Markets LEDs will achieve a global market total of $216 billion from 2015 to 2024, according to a report by Navigant. The market is buoyed by a shortened payback – it now takes 2-4 years, or less, to recoup investment. In addition more countries are banning less efficient lighting. Mostly in North America […]

  • LED discovery promises more sustainable and efficient lighting

    Source: Click Green Researchers have announced a scientific breakthrough that will reduce the cost of energy-efficient LED lighting and help slash the world’s electricity consumption. LED lights are already sold in most stores, but more widespread adoption of the technology has been hindered by high costs due to limited availability of raw materials and difficulties […]

  • Green Investment Bank: Energy managers must build better business cases

    Source: The Energyst Energy managers must build better business cases if they are to succeed in getting energy efficiency projects signed off by their boards, according to the Green Investment Bank. Meanwhile, firms that cherry pick only short term payback solutions risk pricing themselves out of more substantial savings. A recent survey by The Energyst […]

  • UK plans to move Green Bank into private ownership

    Source: H&V News Business secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that the government will proceed with plans to bring private capital into the Green Investment Bank (GIB) during a speech at the Bank’s Annual Review event in London today (25 June). In his speech he said the time is right to begin the process of moving the […]

  • Amber Rudd appointed UK’s new Secretary of Energy and Climate Change

    Former junior Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd has been promoted to Energy Secretary following the Conservative’s General Election victory, writes Click Green. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the news of his appointment on his official twitter account. Ms Rudd replaces Lib Dem MP Ed Davey, who had been in the coalition government with Mr Cameron […]

  • Europe puts off halogen ban until 2018

    The European Commission has agreed with conventional lighting industry arguments and voted to postpone a ban on halogen lamps until September 2018, writes Lux Magazine. It did not, however, extend the ban until 2020, which lighting industry body LightingEurope had lobbied for. The EC had set the 2016 date back in 2009, giving the industry […]