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  • Sedna Energy Savings Calculator


  • Avnet Abacus Lighting Microsite

    LIGHTING: More than just an LED

    The secret to a successful lighting application design relies on more than simply choosing the right LED. Avnet Abacus can help you specify the right components for your application from the power supply to the optics. Our dedicated team of lighting product specialists will help specify interconnect, device control, thermal management, power & protection components that are designed specifically for solid state lighting applications.


  • Energy Star Luminaires Specification Web Page

    EPA is currently developing a new product specification for Luminaires, intended to replace the Residential Light Fixtures (V4.2) and Solid State Lighting Luminaires (V1.1) specifications. Partners and other interested parties who would like to participate in this process are encouraged to send their contact information to luminaires@energystar.gov to be added to the distribution list for specification development updates. This webpage will be updated periodically with comments received and new ...


  • Tyco Electronics Solutions for Lighting Site

    The lighting industry is undergoing rapid changes in the quest for energy efficiency, longer life, and new applications.

    Tyco Electronics total lighting solution incorporates our 50-plus years of experience with interconnects, circuit protection, thermal management, optics and device control into a packaging solution that can be easily integrated into your next lighting program.


  • interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO)

    NALMCO is an industry association for lighting professionals. They offer lighting certification programs for lighting technicians (CALT, CSLT) and lighting management consultants (CLMC).


  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)

    The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

    IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members' professional development and recognition. Through techn


  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

    Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers. Value Lighting designers are a tremendous resource of innovative, practical and economically viable ligh


  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)

    The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. NCQLP administers the LC (Lighting Certified) qualification exam for lighting professionals.


  • Architectural Lighting Online

    Online and print magazine for architectural lighting professionals.


  • National Semiconductor LED Drivers - LED Lighting Design

    National Semiconductor LED lighting microsite. Products and applications information for triac dimming, general illumination, portable lighting, backlighting, and automotive lighting.


  • The seventh annual Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

    The seventh annual Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop was held February 2-4 in Raleigh, NC. With 350 attendees and three days of formal and informal discussion, the workshop provided a unique opportunity to share updates and network among stakeholders from industry, academia, research institutions, and government. Both speakers and attendees offered insights on key issues impeding SSL technology advances, and ideas to move past the current limits of SSL efficacy and per


  • OSRAM's interactive information channel on LEDs in general lighting applications

    An online portal for a broad range of LED lighting information related to Osram. The website provides news and trends, as well as the latest videos featuring expert statements. Customers benefit from support with LED applications and can access important information such as standards or interactive product data. And the website user can also gain direct access to data sheets, CAD data plus electrical, optical and thermal data on the products.


  • Future Lighting Solutions Usable Light Tool 2.0

    High-power LED datasheets publish typical flux and other performance values at a lab controlled junction temperature of 25C. As such, it is difficult to determine the expected level of usable light in a "real world" environment.

    The purpose of this tool is to provide a true "real world" evaluation and comparison of high-power LEDs by taking into account the effects of 7 critical relationships.

    For more details, click the links to read the ULT 2.0 Tutorial and view the ULT


  • LED Drivers for High-Brightness Lighting

    This is National Semiconductor's solution guide for high-brightness LED driver design. They also include some background information on other aspects of HB LED lighting.


  • Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Home Page

    Home page for DOE's SSL education and market growth efforts.


  • ENLIGHTER, Lighting Design and Light Art Magazine

    A resource for lighting art and design. Not specific to SSL, but expect to see an increasing amount of LED lighting related content. We expect high brightness LEDs to enable a revolution in artistic lighting design.


  • Cree LED Luminaire Design Guide

    "This application note provides guidelines for the process of designing high-power LEDs into luminaires. This document uses an indoor luminaire design as an example, but the
    process described can be applied to the design of any LED luminaire.", Cree.


  • NC Solar Center Presentation: LED Lighting For General Illumination

    Good overview of LED based general illumination. Covers technology, markets, and applications.


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