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Member News 2019-12-05T15:32:01-06:00

Q&A with IDA Delegate Carol Redford from Western Australia

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the [...]

Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls Rebrand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 18, 2022) – Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, leading manufacturer and provider of commercial lighting and controls solutions, has unveiled a new brand name and identity as Universal Douglas. The rebrand, [...]

Globe at Night 2022: Can You See the Stars?

Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, [...]

NEMA Publishes New White Paper on the Origin and Use of Unified Glare Rating (UGR)

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LS 20001-2021 White Paper on Unified Glare Rating (UGR). This new white paper explains the original intent of Unified Glare Rating (UGR), its proper uses, and common misuses. Unified [...]

2022 Solid-State Lighting Workshop

VIRTUAL | January 31–February 3, 2022 | FREE REGISTER NOW WORKSHOP AGENDA Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology is nothing short of revolutionary. Yet we know there is still technology development headroom to raise the bar [...]

Desengano State Park, Managed by Inea, Becomes the First International Dark Sky Park in Latin America

SANTA MARIA MADALENA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Desengano State Park (PED), administered by the State Environmental Institute (Inea), achieved an unprecedented title in Latin America: the nomination of the protected area as an International Dark [...]

NEMA Partners with International Trade Administration to Increase U.S. Presence in IEC-Based Standards and Advanced Manufacturing

ROSSLYN, Va., December 14, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has partnered with the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) to host a virtual Advanced Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the summit are to grow [...]

NEMA’s Patrick Hughes Elected President of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2021—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG)—a diverse coalition focused on expanding, integrating, and modernizing the North American high-voltage grid—has elected National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President Operations Patrick [...]

New Standard Describes Requirements for Network Lighting Control Devices for Outdoor Lighting

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Energy Measurement for a Network Lighting Control (NLC) Device with a Locking-Type Receptacle (ANSI C136.50-2021). [...]

NEMA Welcomes Creation of Congressional Electrification Caucus

In response to the recently announced formation of the first-ever bicameral Electrification Caucus in Congress, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Debra Phillips issued the following statement: “America’s electrical manufacturers are the backbone of a [...]

Dialight Environmental Social Governance 2021 Report

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Dialight’s first ESG Report. With the industrial world accounting for 32% of global carbon emissions, and as the world leader in industrial and hazardous lighting, we regard [...]

Conserving Another Piece of Hill Country, Texas with Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

STONEWALL, Texas, USA – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the certification of LBJ Ranch Unit of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park as an International Dark Sky Park. This [...]

Starving for Darkness Episode 31 – Preserving Nantucket’s Dark Sky Heritage

Gail Walker is the founder of Nantucket Lights, an all-volunteer citizen advocacy group recently formed to combat the growing light pollution on Nantucket, the island off the coast of Massachusetts that is a popular [...]

NECA CEO David Long in Attendance at White House as Infrastructure Bill Is Signed

Washington, D.C.—Today at the White House, David Long, CEO of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) was in attendance as President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This historic bipartisan [...]

IDA Certifies Asia’s First Dark Sky Community with Bisei Town, Japan

BISEI TOWN, Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan — Bisei Town of Ibara City is now certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as a Dark Sky Community. This certification is the third Dark Sky Place in Japan [...]

U.S. Electrical Manufacturers Poised to Play Essential Role in an Historic Investment in 21st Century Infrastructures

Bipartisan legislation passed by Congress today includes nearly $415 billion for modernizing America’s infrastructure through electrification Arlington, VA, November 6, 2021 – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomes the bipartisan comprehensive infrastructure legislation [...]

NEMA Annual Awards Honor Achievement, Applaud Creativity, and Salute Electroindustry Leaders

ROSSLYN, Va., November 5, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) honored awards recipients at the gala dinner that concluded the 2021 Annual Meeting on November 4, recognizing individuals and companies for their exemplary contributions [...]

Schneider Electric’s Annette Clayton Re-Elected NEMA Board of Governors Chair

NEMA retains officers from Southwire Company, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens USA ROSSLYN, Va., November 4, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that Annette Clayton, Chief Executive Officer and President, Schneider Electric North America, [...]

Safer Buildings Coalition and National Electrical Manufacturers Association Partner to Promote Building Safety

Partnership to improve and enhance awareness of emergency wireless communication in buildings ROSSLYN, Va., October 21, 2021—Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building emergency [...]

NEMA Lighting Systems Division Offers Recommendations on Temporal Light Artifacts

By Dr. James M. Gaines, Standards and Regulations Professional, Signify North America Corporation When it comes to the undesired visual effects known as Temporal Light Artifacts (TLA), one size does not fit all. This is what led [...]

Starving for Darkness Episode 26 – The Secret World Beneath the Ocean

Dr. Micah Brodsky is a wildlife veterinarian who focuses on marine animal medicine, research, and conservation and is the Director of Conservation Medicine at Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response and a lecturer at the University [...]

IDA: Announcing the 2021 Award Recipients

We are very excited to announce the 2021 IDA award recipients! Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve [...]

Registration Open for Joint MEP Innovation Conference

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Electric Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced a joint partnership for the second consecutive year leading the annual MEP Innovation Conference, which now [...]

NECA CEO David Long Named to DOL’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

David Long, NECA CEO, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s newly reinstated Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The members of this committee provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeship. [...]

COVID-19 Protocols Announced for NECA 2021 Nashville

It is almost Convention time here at NECA, and we are excited to move forward with NECA 2021 Nashville! As you know, in this COVID-19 environment, we have been in constant communication with the City, [...]