enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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There once was a bill….

S.3059, the National Energy Efficiency Enhancement Act of 2010, better known in the lighting arena as the “Outdoor Lighting Bill”, was also introduced by Sen. Bingaman (D-NM) in March. This bill has 9 bi-partisan co-sponsors, but did not come out of committee.
Another bill introduced last year by Sen. Bingaman (D-NM), S.1462, the American Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA), has morphed into S.3925, A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to improve the energy efficiency of, and standards applicable to, certain appliances and equipment, and for other purposes. This new bill is a watered down version of ACELA, but in the process, it has absorbed S. 3059.

Some of the relevant lighting provisions in S.3925:
1. New incandescent reflector lamp standards
2. Requirements for GU-24 based lamps
3. Outdoor lighting provisions such as luminaire efficacies, the use of the BUG system, and the banning of mercury HID lamps as of 2016.

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