2010 POY Finalists: Lighting
Plant Engineering's 2010 Product of the Year finalists featured in the Lighting category.
Juno Lighting Group’s next generation of premium grade Indy Designer Series LED Luminaires are designed with a focus on energy savings and enduring beauty, and include the entire offering of Indy Round LED Downlights, Indy Square LED Downlights and Indy Cylinder LED Downlights. These luminaries each include higher lumen packages to meet the needs of lighting specifiers in commercial applications requiring up to 42-watt CFL equivalency for higher ceilings and greater light intensity. All units are dimmable utilizing a universal 120V-277V driver, and include emergency battery back-up options. Utilizing remote phosphor technology, the high-output LED light engine provides high efficiency and color stability.
Two-lamp design series
The Metalux OpticaHP Series features a high-efficiency two-lamp design that can save energy costs. The series includes luminaires and two OpticaHP Retrofit Kits designed for installation into parabolic fixtures. Available with 28W or 32W lamp options, precision engineering combines a highly reflective matte white finish with glare reducing faceted steel cross blades to create a soft, even distribution while delivering optimum light levels. The OpticaHP is now available with White Optics material that increases fixture efficiency to over 92%. This allows for improved energy savings by allowing for use of energy-saving lamps or lower ballast factors in the system.
The McGraw-Edison Ventus outdoor LED area luminaire offers optical performance and versatility with superior light quality. Incorporating Cooper Lighting’s modular LightBAR technology and AccuLED Optics system, the LED luminaires’ unique application-specific design allows lumen and energy output to be customized to fulfill the exact needs of the outdoor space—eliminating wasted energy, obtrusive spill light and over-lighting of spaces. In both performance and construction, the Ventus LED Area Luminaire is optimized to deliver uniform and energy-conscious illumination to parking lots, building areas, roadways, and security lighting application, and can provide up to 75% in energy savings over traditional High Intensity Discharge outdoor sources.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey