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Resources

  • 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 ...


  • Digital Lumens Energy Savings Calculator

    This Energy Savings Calculator shows you the energy savings potential when you upgrade to a Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System. Simply enter basic information about your facility and press "Submit" to see how much money you could save over the next 5 years.


  • 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


  • Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.


  • National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD)

    The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) was founded in 1977 by a small group of lighting distributors. Since then it has grown to well over 180 members. Membership in the association is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting goods & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors.

    Some of the main objectives of NAILD are to increase the effectiveness and profitability of the specialized lighting d


  • 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.


  • National Lighting Bureau (NLB)

    The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting®. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the federal government.


  • Architectural Lighting Online

    Online and print magazine for architectural lighting professionals.


  • Energy Star Residential LED Lighting Program

    LED lighting is a rapidly evolving technology that produces light in a whole new way. It is already beginning to surpass the quality and efficiency of existing lighting technologies, such as fluorescent and incandescent — but not all LED lighting is created equal.

    The ENERGY STAR is awarded to select fixture types that meet strict efficiency and performance criteria.


  • 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.


  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Designlights™ Consortium Solid State Lighting Qualified Products List

    The qualified products list is a resource for program administrators, to help them decide which solid state lighting products to include in their energy efficiency promotions. Their primary reference tool for SSLs is ENERGY STAR, however the regional list fills in gaps in categories which ENERGY STAR does not include. DOE’s ENERGY STAR team is working in cooperation with DLC in developing the Qualified Products List (QPL) and procedures. The sponsors expect the products from their QPL will event...


  • DOE CALiPER LED Lighting Testing Program Site

    The DOE CALiPER program supports testing of a wide array of SSL products available for general illumination, using industry-approved test procedures. This testing is done to encourage improvements in LED lighting design.


  • LED Light Bulb Reviews on EcoHuddle

    User reviews of replacement/retrofit LED bulbs.


  • Lunera LED Lighting Payback Calculator

    Lunera's Payback Calculator is intended to provide a rough estimate for the payback from replacing standard commercial lighting with their LED grid or suspended lighting.


  • 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.


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

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


  • NC Solar Center Presentation: LED Lighting For General Illumination

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


Green Blogs

  • Little Green Blog

    This is a great blog that addresses a range of areas related to living a green lifestyle. This includes a genuine interest in LED Lighting by the authors, Mr. and Mrs. "Green".