Division 26: Electrical

Month day, year

Adam Frank Inc.
November 2007
The limited edition Reveal lamp creates the impression of sunlight shining through a window and onto an interior wall. U.L.-listed, Reveal can be placed on a shelf or mounted directly on a wall or ceiling. Multi-plane analog images create a sense of depth in the cast image and air currents through the projector create organic, non-repeating movement in the trees. The lamp and its packing are made with recycled or fully recyclable materials.

Advance Transformer Company
The company's Linear Reactor ballast for pulse-start metal halide lamps reduces ballast losses by 50 percent. It saves 30 to 35 watts in 277v/60hz circuits by eliminating the need for voltage transformation. The Linear Reactor's design eliminates excess current draw associated with lamp starting and open circuit conditions commonly associated with reactor ballasts. The fixtures-per-circuit count is the same as with CWA ballasts. These ballasts are designed for 150-, 200-, 320-, 350-, and 400-watt pulse-start lamps.

Akeena Solar
February 2009
First introduced in 2007, the Andalay solar power system’s prefabricated panels eliminate 70 percent of the parts used in ordinary systems, streamlining the process. A recent round of upgrades includes the introduction of a prefabricated combiner box, which previously had to be installed on the rooftop.

American Power Conversion
January 2009
Electrical spikes wreak havoc on AV gear. American Power Conversion’s P8VNTG protects home theater components from damaging power transients such as surges and spikes. The strip builds in AC and video line surge protection and offers master/controlled outlets that automatically cut power to unused equipment to help reduce energy consumption.

Architectural Area Lighting
November 2005
The Indirect series, from Architectural Area Lighting, features high-efficiency, cutoff optics designed for dark sky sensitive applications. Ideal for projects that require soft illumination, Indirect is available in two distinct head designs, a straight fixed head and an adjustable head. Indirect is available with a round or square reflector, designed to direct the illumination on the ground with no stray light. Both post and wall mount models are available.

Artemide Inc.
updated December 2008
Artemide's IMac-colored e.light is designed to deliver a limited amount of light to aid tasks such as computer operating, reading, and writing. Using the latest in cold-cathode technology, e.light has a low 3-watt energy consumption while providing light output comparable to 15 watts of incandescent lighting. The materials are easy to disassemble and recycle. 516/694-9292. Artemide Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y.

The Solar Tree was originally designed by Ross Lovegrove and manufactured by Artemide (in cooperation with Sharp Solar) to be exhibited outside the MAK museum in Vienna. Developed as a experimental urban lighting project, the structure consists of ten 18' tall curved steel poles topped by “heads” housing photovoltaic cells and LEDs. Estimated availability is mid-2009.

Brave Design
May 2004
Brave Design's award-winning FLX series of light fixtures is defined by a semi-rigid diffusible polycarbonate sheet that can be twisted into different shapes. All fixtures use recyclable materials and low-energy compact fluorescent lamps.

BP Solar
December 2000
BP Solar is one of the world's leading solar electric power companies, with more than fifteen years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of photovoltaic modules and systems. Products include batteries, electronic control and load equipment. BP Solar Millenia modules have an integrated circuit of solar cells formed on the surface of the glass. Silicon is deposited directly from a gas in a thin film (.003 mm), requiring only a fraction of the silicon used in conventional crystalline silicon PVs.

Conserval Systems
March 2007
The SolarWall photovoltaic/thermal system includes PV panels placed over SolarWall transpired collector panels that balance the air flow behind each PV module. In addition to converting sunlight into electricity, the system collects the residual heat energy and delivers both heat and electricity in usable form. The manufacturer claims the system can raise total solar efficiency to 50 percent, and reduce payback periods by as much as half.

Cree LED Lighting
August 2011
Designed to replace PAR38 lamps, the LRP-38 provides higher efficacy and longer life than ceramic metal halide with the light quality expected of halogen. The lamp is an ideal solution for directional lighting in applications including museums, furniture stores, and grocery stores. At 11 watts, the LRP-38 offers a light output of 55 lumens per watt, a color temperature of 2,700K, a CRI of 94, and is dimmable to 20 percent.

Delray Lighting
November 2005
The new Swing T5 linear fluorescent system is a new approach for providing linear T5 and T5HO illumination from ceilings, walls, and pendant cables while maintaining a scale appropriate for minimal architectural themes. Swing features a minute profile (1'' wide x 2'' high) and a ballast enclosure and ends of die cast aluminum. Pendant fixtures are suspended with aircraft cable and are field adjustable to a maximum of 8' from the ballast. Inherent energy savings features within the electronic ballast make Swing compliant with all energy codes and suitable for projects applying for LEED certification.

December 2000
With a range of renewable energy systems that includes high-quality flat-plate modules, small wind-power systems, a commerce-sized uninterrupted power supply (UPS), and energy-efficient lighting and loading management products, Ecoenergies' hybrid power system can provide virtually all the annual electricity requirements of a home or commercial building.

Edison Price Lighting
Minima MH fixtures are track-mounted accent lights and wallwashers for use with metal-halide PAR 30 and PAR 38 lamps (spot and flood). Edison Price developed the product family as part of a cost-sharing arrangement with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to promote quality lighting fixtures that reduce energy. The fixtures use 39-watt, 70-watt, and 100-watt metal-halide lamps with a life up to 9,000 hours, resulting in less frequent relamping. 212/521-6955. Edison Price Lighting, New York City.

Philips Lighting
August 2011
Lately, lightbulbs advance faster than you can install them. Philips’ AmbientLED lightbulb, the first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent, is now the first to earn ENERGY STAR qualification. The bulb lasts 25 times longer and uses 80 percent less energy than a 60-watt incandescent. The bulb meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements with 806 lumens, a color temperature of 2700K, and a color rendering index (CRI) of 80.  

January 2009
EnergyPeak’s integrated systems approach standardizes the use of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) for standing seam applications, making the specification of a solar roofing system easier and more affordable. Formed by Centria in partnership with Uni-Solar, EnergyPeak offers BIPV laminates that can be applied at the roofing manufacturer’s plant, reducing installation cost and time. A ROI calculator determines expected power production and 25-year cash flow information.

December 2007
A company developed by Siemens, EnOcean has engineered radio-frequency communication to use 1Ž10 the usual power. Powered by harvested ambient energy, such as mechanical energy from operating a light switch, the controllers operate without batteries and reduce battery waste.

Fire & Water Lighting/David Bergman Architects
The Frankie Goes Fluorescent series of lighting fixtures are both material and energy efficient. They use dimmable ballast-in-base compact fluorescent lamps and are made of Environ, a composite of soy flour and recycled paper, and recycled glass.

May 2004
Triada, the newest addition to Forms+Surfaces standard lighting product line, was designed and developed for the City of Miami Beach, Florida. The fixtures needed to integrate with the nautical environment as well as manage light output with directional shields to protect the local turtle habitat from light pollution.

The Garland Company
May 2002
The Solar Grid photovoltaic system from Garland offers a fixed electricity rate and reduces dependence on the aging utility infrastructure. Prior to installing a SolarGrid PV system, a Garland representative provides a complete roof assessment to determine the condition of the existing system and whether it needs to be upgraded. SolarGrid's system includes PV modules, combined boxes, inverters, transformers, and the hardware necessary to attach it to various commercial roof systems, including standing seam metal roofs.

GE Lighting
April 2001
The new T8 Ultra Watt-Miser system from GE operates at only 30-watts, using six percent less energy than a standard T8. Incorporating GE's exclusive Starcoat technology, the new T8 Watt-Miser offers an 82 CRI (color rendering index) and insures optimum color and light output. The system offers a three-year lamp and a five-year ballast warranty.

Ecolux T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps from GE combine Starcoat technology with reduced mercury design for longer life and more economical disposal. Starcoat delivers a more natural color rendering and provides high lumen maintenance (95 percent). These lights pass the EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test, significantly lowering disposal costs, while providing 15 to 38 percent energy cost savings.

April 2003
All GE two, three, and four foot T8 linear fluorescent lamps are now Ecolux products. Ecolux lamps exceed the stringent Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) standards set by the EPA. GE claims to offer the most comprehensive selection of TCLP-compliant linear fluorescent lamps in the industry. Lamps that pass the TCLP testing requirement are considered non-hazardous waste per federal regulations.However, specifiers should check with their local EPA office which may have stricterdisposal guidelines.

November 2001
A new family of high output LED products from GELcore provides colored illumination for architectural, retail, and mood lighting applications. At less than eight watts, several products within this family of energy efficient modules are planned to deliver the equivalent lumen performance of 35 watt filtered halogen lamps.

graypants Inc.
November 2009
The handmade pendant scrap lights from graypants are created out of re-purposed cardboard boxes gathered from dumpsters and local businesses in the Seattle area. Founded by architects Seth Grizzle, Jonathan Junker, and Jon Gentry, graypants is in the process of teaming up with Refugee Women’s Alliance and other similar organizations in Seattle to help provide an environmental craft-based skill to local refugee women. The scrap lights, which take two to three hours to fabricate, have been used in restaurants, galleries, offices, and residences.  

Herman Miller
June 2006
Commissioned by Herman Miller to design the ³Aeron chair of lights², Yves Béhar created the Leaf LED task light. The result of over three years collaboration between Herman MIller and Béhar¹s San Francisco-based studio fuseproject, Leaf features a thin profile derived from a vertical blade that extends and swivels up to 180 degrees while supporting a matching horizontal blade that can be folded closed for ambient light. Leaf keep its LEDs cool to the touch through the use of an internal printed circuit board, engineered heat sink, and the stamp-formed, sculptural aluminum blade that allows heat to be dispersed without a cooling fan. An iPod-like control on the base manages both the light intensity and warmth of the LEDs at the stroke of a finger. Leaf¹s LEDs consume less than 12 watts of power and cut energy use by 40 percent compared to compact fluorescent task lights.

Heliodyne, Inc.
December 2000
Since the mid-1970s, Heliodyne solar-heating products have been installed in public spaces and private homes, heating water and space conditioning with liquid flat-plate solar collectors.

Houston Wire & Cable Company
December 2007
LifeGuard is a line of low-smoke, near-zero-halogen electrical cables. The cable is primarily used in utility and industry applications, but has also been used in hospitals and universities where toxic smoke from halogenated cable is of particular concern.

Intense Lighting
February 2012
Utilizing LED array technology, MB1600 is the next generation in track lighting from Anaheim, California–based Intense Lighting. With input wattage at 25 watts, the MB1600 boasts a 15 percent wattage reduction and 30 percent lumen increase compared to previous product generations. Listed for dry locations, the fixture comes with a five-year limited warranty.

November 2006
Inter-lux will now exclusively offer the Wagner Premium Class of solar-powered LED outdoor lighting in North America. The line includes 17 weatherproof models produced in a material palette including high-grade stainless steel and FSC-certified teak wood. The New Port path light, shown, is 35 1Ž2'' high and features a monocrystalline solar panel, three white LEDs, and two rechargeable batteries.

Jolt Lighting Inc.
August 2001
The Mumbo task light offers a 35-watt halogen lamp with a 2,000-hour rated life. The companion light, Jumbo (right), features a 13-watt compact florescent lamp and an efficient optical design that provides 35 to 50 percent greater task illumination. Three curved openings in the top surface of the head reveal a color spectrum of diffracted light. Both are available in single- or double-arm configurations, and mountings include an edge clamp, panel bracket, and freestanding base.

January 2002 updated
1600 PowerWall is the first fully tested and integrated solar electric, or photovoltaic, curtain wall system to produce electrical energy from the power of sunlight. The system provides a silent, pollution-free, easily installed energy source with no moving parts.

The pre-engineered 1600 Powershade sunshade system reduces solar heat gain, generates solar power, and reduces energy use. Its design allows for efficient, cost-effective recycling upon disassembly.

Kim Lighting
November 2009
The Warp9 LED is a low glare, high performance, outdoor area light using LED technology. The fixture’s optical system shapes, points, and tightly controls the beam. It is constructed from more than 90 percent recycled materials and the housing, LEDs, and drivers contain no lead or mercury.   

Lamina Ceramics
February 2006
An ultra bright interior/exterior LED floodlight and the world’s brightest underwater LED pool light are two of the latest products powered by Lamina Ceramics. Each LED is capable of generating any of 16 million colors, including varying shades of white. The two offerings are designed around Lamina’s chip-on-board packaging technology, which enables multiple LEDs to be clustered closely together, resulting in a high light output in a very small footprint. Lamina Ceramics, Westampton, N.J.

Landscape Forms
May 2005
The Annapolis Smart Bollard is the first bollard with integrated solar powered lighting provided by advanced LED technology, according to Landscape Forms. The bollard was developed in response to customer requests for a lighted bollard designed for use in areas where wiring is neither feasible nor convenient, or where security demands lighting that is off the grid. Under typical conditions, it will run for up to 15 hours per day and requires three hours of daylight to recharge. With a fully charged battery, Smart Bollard can operate up to 150 hours without recharging.

LED Lighting Fixtures
December 2007
LED Lighting Fixtures¹s LR6 downlight uses just under 11 watts to provide 650 lumens of light and a measured efficacy of 60 lumens per watt‹better than most CFLs. The product is designed to produce a natural-looking, warm-white light and to fit standard 6'' recessed cans.

Ledalite Architectural Products Inc.
updated May 2005
Ergolight is a workspace-specific office lighting system that combines aggressive energy saving technologies with high-quality direct-indirect illumination to deliver savings of up to 80%. Every Ergolight fixture includes occupancy and daylight sensors and personal dimming controls. Ergolight software enables the lighting overhead to be controlled from the desktop, or system-wide by the click of a mouse. Additional features include load shedding, scheduling, and energy reporting.

Ledalite has introduced PureFX, a recessed lighting system that offers controlled brightness and significant energy savings over traditional recess fixtures, according to the manufacturer. PureFX provides these features through the use of Ledalite’s MesoOptics technology, a holographic material that produces diffuse patterns of pure white light that are highly controlled and directed. PureFX uses up to 36 percent less energy than standard fixtures and comes in a range of lamping options and housing sizes.

February 2008
The Royal Household of Buckingham Palace requested the recently merged Bespoke Lighting and LEDtronics to create LED bulbs for their chandeliers.

The bulbs replaced the tungsten lighting of the Center Room chandelier and the Grand Staircase. It is estimated that the transfer to LED lighting, which is expected to require little maintenance for the next 13 years, will save 80 percent in energy consumption.

Leviton Manufacturing
May 2000, updated
Leviton Manufacturing has introduced a new line of commercial-grade occupancy sensors featuring a self-adjusting technology that analyzes real-time occupancy patterns to continually adjust delayed off-times and sensitivity for maximum energy efficiency. The products include: passive infrared, ultrasonic, and state-of-the-art multi-technology occupancy sensors that integrate passive infrared and ultrasonic sensing in the same device.

November 2005
Energos is a linear pendant fluorescent lighting system designed to assure visual comfort with minimal energy consumption. The bi-directional fixtures are offered in two distinct housing styles, either a softly curved or squared-edged profile. Both are available with a parabolic louver or a duplex lens, which supports three different optics and multiple lamping options. Energos offers over 100 high performance lamp and ballast configurations to achieve the ideal lighting without wasted power.

LightPanel Technologies
Fenruary 2002
LightPanel is a rectangular lamp that delivers high contrast illumination throughout its operational life. The LightPanel consumes just a half-watt of power, and costs on average less than 25 cents per year to operate. It's an extremely durable solid-state device, with no fragile filaments to burn out and no parts to replace. The LightPanel will stay illuminated without requiring any maintenance for over 30 years.

January 2007
The DayLight Harvesting Keypad collects information from a separate sensor and sets lighting loads according to preset levels determined by the amount of ambient light in the room. It works by dimming or turning off its controlled loads when there is enough sunlight and bringing up levels when daylight dims. In addition to helping conserve energy, the keypad offers a smooth transition to artificial light during twilight.

Lite Control  
February 2012
Vertex is a ceiling-mounted indirect/direct fixture sized for T8 lamps that is optically designed to provide efficiencies over 90%. The rectilinear sides and angled lower housing create a fixture ideally suited for classroom and other school and university applications. Comes with a choice of white-blade baffle or soft-glow lens; integrated daylight harvesting solution available.  

Luceplan USA, Inc.
August 2001
Star•Led runs on eight white-light micro LEDs that rely solely on the energy supplied by three rechargeable NiMH or alkaline batteries. Designed by Alberto Meda and Paolo Rizzatto, the mobile lamp can be used as a centerpiece for a table in a restaurant, in lieu of a candle or flower arrangement. Star•Led is 10 1/2 inches high, with an aluminum body and a transparent, polycarbonate head.

February 2012
The Lumenbeam LBX Pendant from Lumenpulse is an IP66-rated luminaire designed for lobbies, atriums, convention centers, and other high-ceiling applications up to 100 feet high. Available in four color temperatures, the fixture utilizes a dual-chamber technology that helps dissipate heat, creating an unmatched L70 lifetime of 120,000 hours, the longest in the industry.  

Lutron Electronics
November 2005 updated
The new EcoSystem ballast for fluorescent lighting control from Lutron Electronics was another “Best of Category” winner at this year’s Lightfair, taking home the top award for ballasts and transformers. The EcoSystem ballast provides daylighting, occupant sensing, personal control, and building-wide control for any size project. It facilitates any combination of sensors or wallstations to control the lighting environment and energy costs of a space without interface or power packs.

Lutron has announced three new lines of smart technology occupant sensors for commercial lighting projects. Lutron’s new ceiling mount, wall mount, and wall switch occupancy sensors feature self-adjusting technology that helps to prevent false-on and false-off conditions through the use of infrared, ultrasonic, and dual-technology detectors.

November 2006
Introduced at this year¹s Light+Building fair in Frankfurt, Nimbus ultra-flat SMD (surface mounted device) LED semi-conductor diodes are cool to the touch and offer a low installation depth. A patented ultra-thin plate in a special alloy cools the SMD LED illuminant, which can operate for up to 50,000 hours. The ceiling-mounted Printline SMD LED features an overall height of 1''. The front is made of matte acrylic glass with a back-printed louver profile in two designs. Hamburg¹s new Chamber of Commerce by Behnisch Architects has been equipped with SMD LED¹s on all five floors.

Osram Sylvania
December 2007
Sylvania¹s Dura-One Ecologic electrodeless medium base compact fluorescent lamps have an average rated life of up to 15,000 hours, or 13 years. Available in BR30 and A19 configurations.

Philips Lighting
May 2002, updated
Philips Lighting has added the 165-Watt System to the QL family of long life electrodeless lighting solutions. The introduction of the QL 165-Watt System allows Philips to offer double the lumens with the same 100,000 hours of high quality white light. The QL family includes a 55-Watt, 85-Watt, and now a 165-Watt System. Also new from Philips is the MasterLine ES IRC, an advanced halogen infrared lamp that delivers increased light output for the same energy consumption, and the award-winning MasterColor Metal Halide collection.

The new Halogena indoor floodlight and spotlight bulbs from Philips last 50 percent longer than standard incandescent spotlights and floodlights, and the halogen technology makes the light whiter and brighter.

August 2004 updated
Along with Advance Transformer, Philips has introduced the smallest ceramic metal halide system in retail lighting. The new 20-watt Mini MasterColor is 50 percent smaller than competitive products, offering retailers more design freedom and lower operating costs. The long life of the bulb (9,000 hours) means less lamps need to changed and the smaller size means it requires less packing, materials, mercury, and energy to make. Another new product for the retail market is the MasterColor CDM-R 111, which brightly highlights retailer’s product and window displays without glare while saving them money on energy and maintenance.

February 2005
The most recent addition to Philips' Alto family is the 25-Watt ALTO Energy Advantage T8, rated at 77 picograms of mercury per lumen hour, which is 23 picograms less than LEED-EB performance standards. Maintaining all lighting below 80 picograms per lumen hour gains an additional point under LEED-EB. According to Philips, the creation of the Alto lamp technology and other low-mercury product lines has influenced other manufacturers to reduce the mercury content in their products and influenced users to request more environmentally responsible lighting options. 

February 2006
Philips has introduced a high-pressure sodium, non-cycling Ceramalux lamp. The newest addition to the Ceramalux line eliminates the unwanted “cycling” that often causes outdoor lamps to consistently turn off and on at the end of life, making it easier to determine which lamps should be replaced. The new lamp passes the EPA’s TCLP test for non-hazardous waste, and contains up to 90 percent less mercury than a standard Philips Ceramalux lamp.

Philips Lighting Company
November 2007
The Alto II is Philip Lighting Company¹s next-generation low-mercury fluorescent lamp technology for the professional lighting market. Alto II T8 lamps now contain only 1.7 mg of mercury, an unprecedented 50 percent reduction from previous levels. Now incorporated into a variety of 32-watt Philips T8 lamps, the Alto II technology will continue to deliver the same high performance as the previous generation of Alto lamps.

Philips Widelite
February 2012
The AeroScape area, site, and wall-mount series features Philips Widelite’s Ledgine technology, which combines high-efficiency LED performance with a modern design. AeroScape’s pass-through convective cooling system achieves a minimum-rated system life of up to 80,000 hours. The fixtures offer efficacies of up to 87 lumens per watt and full-range dimming capacity.   

November 2006
A line of LED recessed light fixtures in a choice of 4'' and 6'' apertures has been added to Prescolite¹s Architektur family of downlights. Each downlight consists of a patent-pending light engine/reflector assembly (an assembly of LEDs, heat sinks, circuit boards, and option components designed to deliver light) and the housing. An array of paraboloic reflectors wihin the light engine has been designed to eliminate brightness while delivering light in a uniform optical distribution. The new D4LED and D6LED downlights are wet-location-listed under covered ceilings and offer a full range of reflector finishes and colors.

Osram Sylvania
August 2001, updated
The new slim-profile Sylvania Pentron T5 lighting systems can save energy with better lumen output and a thinner lamp, providing a highly concentrated light source that can enhance the performance of the luminaire. One Pentron HO T5 lamp produces almost twice the light output of a T8 lamp. They are designed to meet a variety of lighting applications, They are designed to meet a variety of lighting applications, including commercial, hospitality, and retail.

Osram Sylvania's new LED systems offer advantages over conventional lamps because of their small dimensions, shock resistance, high color efficiency, long life (up to 100,000 hours), absence of IR/UV radiation, and palette of colors, including white.

Permlight Products
December 2005
Enbryten LED luminaires use high-efficiency, white LEDs, consume only 15-18 watts while producing enough light to replace incandescents, and last 30,000-50,000 hours.

Philips Lighting
February 2010 updated
Philips recently introduced the 25-watt Alto Energy Advantage T8 system, the lowest energy-consuming four foot T8 system on the market. The system operates on instant-start or programmed-start ballasts that supply equal or greater than 550 starting voltage. The lamp reduces energy consumption by over 45 percent in applications using T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts, and by 20-30 percent for applications using conventional T8 lamps and electronic ballasts.

Philips Lighting has introduced Halogená Energy Advantage lamps, halogen bulbs that provide 30 to 38 percent in energy savings in comparison to incandescent lighting. The bulbs are ideal for use in table and floor lamps, recessed cans, track lighting, and general lighting fixtures. Available in various shapes and wattages, Halogená is also offered in a BR30 model flood lamp.

Philips Lighting’s new 7-watt AmbientLED NR63 (R20) LED Flood Lamp, above, is an LED-based approach to recessed downlighting and track lighting for the retail and hospitality segments. The lamp offers a rated average life of over 40,000 hours and offers outstanding color consistency. It is currently available in a warm white version that uses only 1⁄5 of the energy of a 35-watt incandescent or halogen bulb while significantly reducing maintenance costs and concerns.

Rocky Mountain Hardware
February 2008
The first lighting collection from bronze hardware manufacturer Rocky Mountain Hardware features handcrafted bronze and hand-blown, hand-cast glass lighting units. Four fixtures, sconces, pendants, vanities, and chandeliers, are available in 21 designs. Nine patina finishes ranging from white bronze brushed to silicon bronze rust are available. Produced out of recycled metals and materials, the lights can contribute to LEED credit.

February 2004
Sarnafil and Solar Integrated Technologies (SIT) completed the first of two integrated photovoltaic commercial roofing systems for two Frito Lay distribution facilities, located in Los Angeles and Sylmar, California. The SR-2001 photovoltaic roofing system, manufactured by SIT, incorporated Sarnafil's thermoplastic roofing membrane and flexible photovoltaic cells manufactured by Uni-Solar, into an integrated roofing system designed to turn the roof into a power generator.

Schneider Electric
November 2008
The Square D brand combination service entrance devices from Schneider Electric provide home builders the flexibility to offer a solar-ready home for their markets, whether the homeowner has a photovoltaic array or not upon initial occupancy. The devices are suitable for use with a utility interactive inverter by featuring space for a back-fed inverter circuit breaker, along with current transformer mounting for current monitoring equipment.

Schott N.A.
August 2004
RWE Schott Solar’s semi-transparent building integrated photovoltaic panels for windows, facades, and skylights, lower energy costs, provide glare protection, supply heat insulation, and reduce greenhouse gases. Independent studies show that the thin-film panels provide 20 percent more energy per rated Wattpeak unit than other solar cell technologies. The frameless panels have been integrated into the New York City’s Stillwell Train Station canopy—the largest thin-film solar project realized in North America.

Schüco USA
December 2008
Greenpix, designed by architect Simone Giostra, is both a glass curtain wall and display featuring 2,400 LEDs. The project, developed with the German photovoltaic firms Schüco and Sunways for Beijing’s Xicui Entertainment Center, uses solar energy to fuel a massive multicolored display at night. Arup helped Giostra engineer the system, which uses laminated polycrystalline embedded in the curtain wall.

Sensor Switch
Room occupancy sensors can dramatically reduce a building's overall energy consumption without the need for human interaction.The company's products use dual passive technology, which requires no sensitivity adjustments. Typical applications for occupancy sensors include restrooms, partitioned office space, and classrooms. Units are available in line and low-voltage versions. The sensor's automatic gain-control system maintains the required sensitivity and prevents false triggering.

Sharp Electronics
November 2005
Sharp Electronics offers the ND-60RU1 60-watt solar roof tile modules designed for new construction or refurbished roofs. The flat-panel modules interlock smoothly with standard roof tiles for a clean, smooth look. They are compatible with most shapes and sizes of roof tiles used in new residential construction, with one module replacing five standard concrete tiles. The panels feature a 25-year warranty on their power output.

SinoStar Lighting Group
February 2007
This wind and solar power generation system can provide illumination at remote, off-the-grid locations. The system relies on the WS400 wind turbine and/or solar panels that convert wind and sun power into electrical energy stored in the battery for use as required by the lamp. The maintenance-free long life sealed battery provides up to six days reserve power.

The Lighting Quotient
February 2012
The Lighting Quotient’s LED technology combines principles of refraction and total internal reflection to produce an asymmetric distribution ideal for illuminating surfaces uniformly from one edge. Available with adjustable and lockable aiming, the new Fraqtir Point fixture is offered with or without a visor in surface, pendant, cantilever, or track-mounting options.

November 2010
NanoLumen is a sophisticated recessed fixture that offers 60 percent efficiency and what is claimed to be the smallest aperture on the market for metal halide lamp sources. Designed around a T-4 ceramic metal halide lamp source, NanoLumen’s 2.5'' aperture fuses seamlessly with interior ceiling planes, allowing for precise, yet flexible point source lighting.

Ushio America Inc.
January 2002 updated
Ushio introduces a new family of Ultra 8 fluorescent lamps that can reduce energy costs and time with savings of up to 40 percent, providing an alternative to standard T12 lamps. Ushio's full range of T8 fluorescents are available in 17-watt, 25-watt, and 32-watt with color temperatures ranging from 3000K to 5000K. Recommended applications include lighting for retail stores, hospitals, office interiors, bank lobbies, auto showrooms, restaurants, factories, and schools.

Ushio's new Ultra 5000 T10 fluorescent lamps can produce 15 percent higher lumen output of natural daylight color in comparison to standard T12 fluorescent lamps. The lamps can be used as a direct replacement for standard T12 fluorescent tubes without changing the ballast. An additional 15 percent energy savings can result if used with electronic ballasts.

Venture Lighting
Venture Lighting's 350-watt, high-performance Uni-Form pulse-start lamp-ballast system provides higher maintained-lumen output than the 400-watt position-oriented lamp it was designed to replace. When the 350-watt lamp is used in combination with a 277-volt energy-saving Reactor Ballast with ignitor starting, the system saves approximately 80 watts per fixture or $128 over the 20,000-hour life of the lamp, compared to standard 400-watt technology. 800/437-0111. Venture Lighting, Solon, Ohio.

November 2001
The Imagine 68 watt fanless metal halide/fiber optic lighting component has no fan to pull in lumen-reducing dust and dirt. The system gives mean lumen levels equal to a standard 150 watt system for less than half the energy for lower total life cycle costs. It combines a Uni-Form pulse start metal halide lamp with a cool running electronic power supply.

May 2002
Venture Lighting introduces the new 875-watt lamp, part of Venture's full line of energy-efficient Uni-Form Pulse Start Metal Halide System lighting. With 80,500 mean lumens, this new lamp gives 12,200 more mean lumens than the standard 1,000-watt lamp. It also saves up to 157 system watts compared to the standard 1,000-watt lamp.

W.A.C. Lighting
May 2002
W.A.C. Lighting's new line of compact fluorescent wall-washer track heads are ideal for commercial applications such as supermarkets and retail stores. An energy-efficient alternative to incandescent, compact fluorescent lighting consumes as little as one-fifth the power and lasts up to 13 times longer.

Waldmann Lighting
November 2010
Featuring micro-prism optics and optional integrated controls, the Tycoon family — including a task pendant, wall-mounted, and free-standing version — offers a direct/indirect functional lighting solution for the office environment. Energy savings of more than 50% can be delivered through the Pulse HFMD presence sensor and daylight harvesting control.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems
October 2004
Wausau teamed with Spire Solar Chicago to provide 11,000 square feet of SuperWall system with building integrated photovoltaic panels for two, solar-powered Exelon Pavilions that are part of Chicago’s new Millennium Park. The black minimalist towers, designed by Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects, integrate solar technology for a self-sustaining energy source.

January 2009
WeatherHawk has redesigned its Series 500 weather stations with a lower fairing that reduces the outdoor unit’s visual profile to better meet residential architectural requirements. When integrated with home control systems, Series 50 weather stations help control energy, heat, and irrigation systems based on ambient conditions. Solar sensors can tell window treatments to close to protect furnishings, outdoor thermostats can trigger a driveway melting system, and moisture sensors can prevent overwatering of lawns.

February 2012
Xicato’s new 3000lm and 4000lm XLM LED modules provide light levels that replace high-wattage halogen and metal halide lamps that often have color stability and controllability issues. Offered in 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K, the Xicato XLM is an energy-efficient and low-maintenance solution for wall washing, high-ceiling accents, indirect up lighting, and architectural flood lighting.