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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House passes Energy and Water Appropriations bill with lighting rider

Last week (week of June 4, 2012), the House passed their Energy and Water Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013. This bill contains the expected rider, sponsored by Rep. Burgess (R-TX), eliminating enforcement funds for the incandescent lamp minimum efficacy regulations. This is a repeat of what happened to the 2012 appropriations bill after Rep. Barton’s (R-TX) failed attempt to repeal the regulations. The Senate version of the bill is still being developed, but it is thought that the Senate bill will be quite different from the House version.

Regardless of the enforcement situation, the law requiring improved efficacy incandescent lamps is still in effect (EISA 2007). The major lamp manufacturers still intend to comply with the law. However, there are possible unintended consequences – offshore manufacturers and/or importers could skirt the law and sell outlawed products due to lack of enforcement.

Watch this space for updates on the Senate actions.

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