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

International Dark Sky Week Encourages People Worldwide to “Discover the Night”

Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – This April 22-30, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) encourages people worldwide to discover the night during International Dark Sky Week 2022. This annual week-long event aims to raise awareness about [...]

New Lighting Standards Assist with Reporting Energy Data and Tagging Meta Data

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two new standards for reporting energy data and tagging metadata. ANSI C137.5 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Energy Reporting Requirements for Lighting Devices specifies the minimum performance requirements necessary for [...]

Virtual Event Celebrates Launch of Actress Kristin Chenoweth’s First Children’s Book

Open Event Sponsored by The MOMS & LEDVANCE Highlights How You Deserve Better!  WILMINGTON, Mass. – Please join The MOMS Denise Albert and Actress Kristin Chenoweth for a Family Virtual Event to celebrate Kristin's first children's [...]

IDA Announces First International Dark Sky Community

JELSA, Hvar, Croatia – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has now designated the Municipality of Jelsa on the island Hvar as the first International Dark Sky Community (IDSC) in both Croatia and Southern Europe. With this [...]

IDA: Translating Research into Practice

The following is a guest post submitted by Catherine Pérez Vega and Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska (IDA Technical Committee) about their recently published article “A Systematic Review for Establishing Relevant Environmental Parameters for Urban Lighting: Translating Research [...]

IES Names Colleen Harper as Executive Director

February 3, 2022 (New York, NY): The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is excited to announce Colleen Harper as its new Executive Director, effective March 14, 2022. With over 15 years of nonprofit professional association experience, [...]

New White Paper for LED Driver Measurements Ensures Customers Benefit from Smart-Enabled LED Driver Features

ROSSLYN, Va., January 26, 2022—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LS 20003-2021 Standby Power Measurements for LED Drivers—Recommended Allowances for Feature Sets Other Than Lighting. This new white paper recommends standby power [...]

NEMA Statement on White House Urging Congress to Pass Vital Semiconductor Supply Chain Legislation

Arlington, VA, January 24, 2022 — In response to the White House urging Congress to pass legislation -- the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) -- to strengthen U.S. research, development, and manufacturing for [...]

Call for Speakers Extended: 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit

—New January 31 deadline for second annual lighting event for the architectural, specification and design communities— DALLAS – January 24, 2021 – ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification [...]

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 [...]