The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto started the SSLNet to catalyze Canadian adoption of new Smart Sustainable Lighting (SSL) technology. The network is devoted to the advancement of Smart Sustainable Lighting in Canada, bringing together researchers, industries, end-users and agencies, to foster constant dialogues, knowledge sharing and facilitate collaborative projects between its members.

NRCan survey on SSL industries in Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has retained ICF Marbek to undertake a market characterization study of the Solid State Lighting industry in Canada, with a particular focus on the importance of this industry to the Canadian economy. As part of this project, ICF Marbek will be administering a web-­?based survey to Canadian actors in the SSL […]

Hydro Quebec Releases report on SSL Power Quality

LED technology offers tremendous energy saving for new markets. Initially, the technology was primarily used for exit signs and traffic lights. However, there are concerns about the effect on power quality. In 2012, the SSL (Solid State Lighting) INDOOR Design Competition “Next generation Luminaires” 1 will have ‘Power Quality’ as one of the key factors […]

LightSavers Canada set for national roll-out

The Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) and the Canadian Urban Institute(CUI) announced today that LightSavers, a consortium of municipalities and other partners that began in the Toronto region and has accelerated the use of energy-saving Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and smart controls there, will expand nationally across Canada. With support from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the […]

LED Lighting Facts Product Snapshot: LED Luminaires

The lighting industry is experiencing major change: new federal efficacy guidelines are being phased in for many types of lamps and fixtures that make up traditional luminaires, and LED luminaires are increasingly being offered by manufacturers as energy- and cost-saving alternatives to traditional technologies. The LED Lighting Facts is a program from the US Department […]

DOE estimates energy-saving potential of LEDs in general lighting through 2030

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released an update of its report that forecasts the energy-savings potential of solid-state lighting (SSL) compared with conventional white-light sources. The 2012 update entitled “Energy Savings Potential of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Application,” compares the annual lighting energy consumption in the US with and without market penetration […]

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